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How To Make New Venture Innovation Thinking Look Easy

Startup Professionals Musings

Why do a few entrepreneurs, like Steve Jobs and Elon Musk, seem to come up with all the real innovations, while the majority of business leaders seem stuck in the rut of linear thinking? I have always wondered if innovation required some rare gene mutation, or whether I might be missing a simple formula for unlocking the ability in any intelligent business person to innovate.

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New Normal: An inspirational talk with Ray Lane

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes. New Normal COVID-19

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Seven Highly Effective Ways To Lead A Virtual Workforce

YoungUpstarts

by Martin Lanik, CEO of Pinsight and author of “ The Leader Habit “ Welcome to the Future of Work! As most of us are adjusting to virtual dinner dates and Zoom happy hours, leaders around the world have found themselves in a tough situation figuring out how to lead their teams, departments, and organizations virtually.

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Ready for Your Small Business Bloom?

Rembrandt Communications

Is Your Small Business Ready to Bloom?! “April showers bring May flowers”… so is your small business ready to come back with a fresh bloom after the recent “stormy weather”? The world is springing back to a new reality after the pandemic. It’s a great time to give your business a fresh start… along with your life. Are you ready? Here are a few tips to get your small business ready for a great rebirth: Review.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

How To Develop Potential Leaders In Your New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

Every startup founder rightfully starts out as the single leader of the startup, but as the business grows, many entrepreneurs struggle with relinquishing any control, or fail to recognize and allow other leaders to emerge. The result is that the business becomes dysfunctional as growth stagnates, and entrepreneur health and happiness decline. The right alternative is to focus on finding and delegating some control to the hidden leaders in your startup.

New Normal: A conversation with Tara Gambill of MOD Pizza

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes. Global and Vertical extensions New Normal COVID-19 Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc

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6 More Days to Apply – Calling All Founders

View from Seed

We’ve been pretty blown away by the initial response to our Everyday Economy Virtual Accelerator that we announced two weeks ago. Both the volume and the quality of submissions have far exceeded our expectations, and we are starting to schedule and conduct interviews this week. One of the core reasons for creating this accelerator was to expand the aperture of the founders we have a chance to interact with.

5 Keys To Starting New Trends Rather Than Following

Startup Professionals Musings

I’m sure all of you are convinced that your new business will create the next trend and ride the wave to success, but the reality is that most startups fail , so anticipating future trends is clearly harder than it seems. In my experience, it takes more than a gut feel, so predicting breakthrough changes and new trends is a skill that must be learned, and made part of your business process.

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New Normal: A conversation with Mike Ettling, CEO of Unit4

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I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes. New Normal COVID-19

5 Reasons Businesses Need To Focus On Branding After Coronavirus Lockdown

YoungUpstarts

As countries slowly start to come out of lockdown all around the world, there are plenty of questions being asked not just about health and safety, but how a business rebounds and comes back after a temporary closure. While one would hope the customers are still there and things bounce right back, the reality of the situation is that the world is in a totally different position post-lockdown than it was pre-lockdown.

Zoom Fatigue

Feld Thoughts

I’ve got it. Zoom Fatigue. But before I talk about that, thank you to everyone who emailed me about Brooks the Wonder Dog. He has a Canine Meningioma which we will treat with radiation therapy at CSU. He’s coming home from the doctor this morning (they kept him overnight for two nights for observation) and it sounds like he’s doing ok. So, thanks for all the kind emails, thoughts, and suggestions.

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8 Business Execution Strategies That Lead To Success

Startup Professionals Musings

I’m sure you have all seen entrepreneurs and startups with great ideas that never seem to live up to their potential, while others with more mundane solutions seem to take off quickly and never slow down. In my experience as an advisor to startups, the difference is almost always related to the founder and their execution strategy , more so than to the solution quality or the market.

New Normal: A conversation with Tamas Hevizi of Automation Anywhere

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes. Global and Vertical extensions New Normal COVID-19 Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc

Seven Ways To Improve User Experience For Online Shoppers

YoungUpstarts

In this era where speed matters, technology advances and competition grow with every passing day. The evolution has transformed the face of marketing that we know of, which seems to be customer centric, where every company and brand have indulged themselves in this rat race of providing consumers with best in class experience. While observing the take of businesses with transforming marketing tactics, consumers have also upgraded the buying habits, backed by comfort and convenience.

GivingTuesdayNow – Colorado COVID Relief Fund

Feld Thoughts

If you have a job, have been working from home, and haven’t been spending extra money on Starbucks (or local) coffee, lunch or dinner out, or other random things you spend money on during the day while at work, please consider making a donation to the Colorado COVID Relief Fund today. All contributions made today up to $250,000 will be matched by an anonymous donor. GivingTuesday usually happens the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

4 Steps To Craft Strategic Blog Content And Boost Website SEO

YFS Magazine

Discover four steps designed to enhance your content strategy so you can reach page one on Google and attract high-quality leads for your business. Grow Marketing & Sales blogging blogging tips content marketing marketing recommended seo

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New Normal: A conversation with William Shea, VP, Cognizant Healthcare

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes. New Normal COVID-19

What Does It Take To Start Freelancing?

YoungUpstarts

There are plenty of tips here to help you succeed as a freelancer or as a start-up business owner. However, you may not have the first clue about how to actually get started. Here we’re going to look at the five key steps you must take before you start doing any work. Find what you want to do. A freelancer is effectively someone who is self-employed, counting as both an individual and a business. If you don’t know what business you want to start, it’s time to find some inspiration.

Book: The End of October

Feld Thoughts

I took a digital sabbath yesterday. I ended up doing three things. Read The End of October by Lawrence Wright Took a nap Watched three episodes of Breaking Bad. I feel so much better than I did at the end of the day Friday. After I finish this blog post, I’m going to participate in the Emerge Family Virtual 5k. The End of October was intense. It’s the story of a modern day pandemic. It’s fiction, but deeply researched.

How AI, AR, and Blockchain Are Democratizing The Art World

YFS Magazine

Jeanne Anderson, senior vice president and general manager at Saatchi Art reveals why it's thrilling to be part of this generational shift in the art world. Culture Editor Picks Grow Technology art art investing technology

Microsoft Business Applications virtual summit - a missed opportunity?

deal architect

James Phillips, President of the Microsoft Business Applications group had a nice slide in his keynote this morning at their virtual Applications Summit. He showed call centers evolving every twenty years - in his voice over he said "there are. Cloud Computing, SaaS Industry Commentary

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5 Easy Ways To Reduce Stress At Work And Be Happy In 2020

YoungUpstarts

Do you know that there’s a silent killer lurking around your head all the time when you are working in your office? Yes, you read that, right! And that silent killer that we are referring to right now is “stress”. Believe it or not, stress can affect your creativity and your productivity levels to the extent that you cannot even imagine. .

Make a Plan Before Building Your Mobile App

ReadWriteStart

With the rise of smartphones, the demand for mobile app development companies and mobile app developers are also in demand. The market and advantages for the mobile app in any organization should convince every industry to search out professionals who can build apps to fulfill their requirements. The mobile market is divided into two forms of businesses. The first company has the app and will undergo continuous attempts to innovate and upgrade its app, supporting the buyers.

The Business Handshake Will Never Be The Same After COVID-19

YFS Magazine

The future of the handshake is grim. Be prepared: social greetings after COVID-19 will look and feel a lot different from the last time you greeted someone. Culture Lifestyle greetings

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New Normal: A conversation with Jay Smith, CIO at TracFone

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes. Global and Vertical extensions New Normal COVID-19 Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc

Solving Software Quality Challenges During The Global Pandemic

YoungUpstarts

In as little as 100 days, the new coronavirus has managed to upend the lives of millions of people and disrupt the operations of thousands of businesses. For many, both work and entertainment have moved entirely online, causing the demand for digital systems and solutions to skyrocket. In a recent Call for Code Global Challenge , IBM outlined the top three areas that are in urgent need of rapid solution development: – Crisis communication.

6 Recruiting Best Practices for Finding and Closing Top Talent

Up and Running

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the number of unemployed persons per job in September 2019 was just 0.8 down significantly from the ratio of 5.8 seen at the end of the most recent recession in June 2009. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, those gains have disappeared – at least for the time being. . Even with the economic downturn, top talent is still in high demand.

Voluntarily Extending Work From Home Until At Least The End of May 2020

Feld Thoughts

At Foundry Group, we’ve decided to voluntarily extend our Work from Home policy until at least the end of May 2020. Until then, our office is closed. We will re-evaluate this on May 25th and decide whether to let our Work from Home policy expire, or extend it further. We encourage all Colorado-based software and professional services businesses to consider this policy.

New Normal: A conversation with Marty Groover, Partner, C5MI

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I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes. New Normal COVID-19

5 Simple Ways To Increase Your Investment Returns

YoungUpstarts

Everyone wants to get maximum returns on their investments. But you have to be very disciplined with your investments and follow some strategies to increase your investment returns. Here are 5 simple ways that will help you gain better returns on your investments. #1. Be Consistent. The best way of wealth creation is consistent investing. The more consistent you will be in investing money, the faster your portfolio will grow.

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Michael Moritz column on the winners and losers in the wake of Covid-19

VC Cafe

In his opinion column on the Financial Times titled “ The business world can never go back to the way things were “, famed Sequoia partner Michael Moritz articulates what he believes are the winners and losers in the wake of the “New Normal” post Covid-19 lockdown. Winners ? all conduct their business over the internet).

Dog Seizure

Feld Thoughts

There was a disturbance in the Force yesterday. Our old dog, Brooks (age 13 – on the left) had a seizure mid-afternoon. He spent the night in the hospital where he had another seizure. He’s there now being inspected and detected. We are lucky to have great vet care and a Rover co-parent for Brooks who loves him as much as we do. I called it quits at 5 pm shortly after my last scheduled meeting. Amy and I watched a few more episodes of Breaking Bad and went to sleep early.

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Escaping the Cubicle Farm – COVID-19 series

Start Up Blog

Nothing happens in decades, and then decades happen in days. We often get stuck in yesterday’s habits when a better option already exists. Especially when it comes to technology. It’s only when a transformational moment occurs do we embrace the shift. That moment has arrived for the modern day corporate office. We have finally escaped the cubicle farm – with a little courage we can make it permanent and change the shape of offices forever.

Start Your Own Medical Business: 3 Ideas

YoungUpstarts

If there is one type of industry that is absolutely recession proof, it’s anything medical related. Many medical startups don’t require any medical training or going to med school at all. You just need some business acumen and find the right gap in the market. Any entrepreneur can jump into the medical field and make a lot of money while also doing good for the community. In this article, I will go over several small medical businesses that you can start and hopefully grow successfully.

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The Changing Nature of Entrepreneurship | EforAll

VC Adventure

Entrepreneurship in the United States is changing pretty dramatically – in ways that many of us have failed to notice or understand. Specifically t oday’s American entrepreneurs are more likely to be female and non-white. In fact, the number of women-owned businesses has increased 31 times between 1972 and 2018 according to the Kauffman Foundation (in 1972, women-owned businesses accounted for just 4.6% of all firms; in 2018 that figure was 40%).

New MIT Entrepreneurship book: Celebrating Entrepreneurs

David Cohen

My friend and an investor in various Techstars funds, MIT Professor Edward Roberts, who founded the MIT entrepreneurship program and still chairs the MIT entrepreneurship center, has just published “Celebrating Entrepreneurs: How MIT Nurtured Pioneering Entrepreneurs Who Built Great Companies”.