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Framework Benchmarks Round 19

TechEmpower

Round 19 of the TechEmpower Framework Benchmarks project is now available! This project measures the high-water mark performance of server side web application frameworks and platforms using predominantly community-contributed test implementations. Since its inception as an open source project in 2013, community contributions have been numerous and continuous. Today, at the launch of Round 19, the project has processed more than 4,600 pull requests !

Burning Platform: A Curmudgeon Christmas Greeting Card

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Brian Sommer and I have recorded 12 episodes in this series - see index here. Last couple of weeks, guests Rob Kugel of Ventana, Josh Greenbaum of EA Consulting and Bonnie Tinder of Raven Intel have joined us. This time. Burning Platform Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

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Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 1

Steve Blank

We just had our first week of our new national security class Technology, Innovation and Modern War.

How I Lost 65 Pounds In 18 Months Without Any Fad Diets or Gimmicks

Both Sides of the Table

June 2019 (left) and November 2020 (right) I’ve been reluctant to write this blog post because historically I don’t like talking about weight. But I’ve been promising to publish how I lost 65 pounds in the past 18 months without any fad diets or gimmicks to try and be helpful to others.

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.

5 Keys To Negotiating Your Fair Share Of Any Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

I always tell entrepreneurs that two heads are better than one, so the first task in many startups is finding a co-founder or two. You need to find the skills or experience you don’t have in business, technology, or money.

Is Artificial Intelligence Fusing With The Virtual Call Center?

YoungUpstarts

The current business situation has brought new techniques for improving the global market – the fusing of AI with the call center directed to improve a business’s customer interactions. Today virtual call centers are the top users of AI technology from reliable poll ratings.

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The Great HQ Migration

Feld Thoughts

January 3, 2020, seems like a very long time ago. That day, I wrote a post titled The Future Of Work Is Distributed.

Technology, Innovation, and Modern War

Steve Blank

I’m teaching my first non-lean start up class in a decade at Stanford next week; Technology, Innovation and Modern War : Keeping America’s Edge in an Era of Great Power Competition.

Burning Platform: Diversity Trends in Tech

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Brian Sommer and I have recorded 12 episodes in this series - see index here. Last couple of weeks, we have had several guests like Rob Kugel of Ventana, Josh Greenbaum of EA Consulting, Bonnie Tinder of Raven Intel, Frank. Burning Platform Diversity Inclusion Industry Commentary

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New Normal: A conversation with M.R. Rangaswami of Sand Hill Group

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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. Globalization and Technology New Normal COVID-19

Technology, Innovation and Modern War – Class 6 – Will Roper

Steve Blank

We just held our sixth session of our new national security class Technology, Innovation and Modern War.

New Normal: A conversation with Ray Wang of Constellation Research

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of C-level execs 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 up.

The Analyst Cam: SuccessFactors Analyst Day

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As we have moved to virtual vendor briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission from vendors), as part of my Analyst Cam series. SuccessFactors had an analyst update this week. I have excerpted from the session.

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Kara Nortman Was Just Promoted to Co-Managing Partner at Upfront Ventures. Here’s What it All Means

Both Sides of the Table

Today we’re announcing that my partner Kara Nortman is becoming Co-Managing Partner at Upfront Ventures and I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to welcome her to her new role.

10 Principles For Surviving Hard Times In Any Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

“The devil in the details” is a quote that we have all heard, and clearly applies to startups, where success in the long run is all about execution.

Little Tweaks That Will Catapult Your Online Store To The Next Level

YoungUpstarts

You don’t find many startup ideas as straightforward as an online store. Well, not in theory at least! It follows a pretty basic business model of selling products online for people to order. You stock the products in a warehouse or your garage, then ship them off as the orders come in.

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Airbnb S-1 (Part 1): So How Profitable Is This Thing Really?

View from Seed

Airbnb’s public S-1 dropped Monday afternoon. One of the most highly anticipated startup IPOs of recent years, we now get a peek inside Airbnb’s business.

Roam: My New Favorite Software Product

Feld Thoughts

Until six weeks ago, my favorite software product of all time was Lotus Agenda. We ran my first company (Feld Technologies) on Lotus Agenda from when the first version of Agenda came out sometime in 1990 to when we sold the company in 1993.

Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 3

Steve Blank

We just held our third session of our new national security class Technology, Innovation and Modern War.

New Normal: A conversation with Rich Karlgaard of Forbes Media

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I have been doing video interviews with a number of C-level execs 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 up.

6 Observations On Key Challenges Facing Every Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

When entrepreneurs introduce new products to the market, their passion and conviction often leads them to assume that every potential customer will see the immediate need and value, and will quickly adopt the solution.

The Analyst Cam: Zoom Zapps

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As we have moved to virtual vendor briefings and events, I have increasingly been excerpting short segments (with permission from vendors), as part of my Analyst Cam series. One of the biggest winners from the WFH economy has been Zoom.

How The Reality That Entrepreneurs Face Is Not Fair

Startup Professionals Musings

Most of the time, I’m all about providing encouragement and inspiration to entrepreneurs. They need it and they deserve it, because entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of our economy.

7 Critical Resources For A Thriving Startup Community

Startup Professionals Musings

As a mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs, I often feel the frustration of someone trying to build a startup in the wrong place and time, and wrongly attributing their struggle to personal limitations.

How Valence Aims to Provide Better Access and Funding for Black Founders & Executives

Both Sides of the Table

“I gotta say it was a good day.” I’m so fricking pumped today. Really, truly. Yeah, Valence announced > $5 million in funding led by GGV and Upfront. That IS a big deal, but I’ll get to that. But Kamala Harris was picked to be the Vice Presidential candidate for the Democratic Party.

New Normal: A conversation with Bruce Bond of Common Ground Committee

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I have been doing video interviews with a number of C-level executives about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 and related financial, diversity and other crises and the "New normal" they can expect going

Supply@ME Capital: Blockchain, But Not As You Know It

YoungUpstarts

We’re all sick of the word “blockchain”. There’s been a whole lot of cash (and hot air) expended on something that hasn’t really moved the needle in financial services.

Announcing NextView’s Everyday Economy Accelerator

View from Seed

We at NextView Ventures are sensitive to the challenges which all startups face during these times brought upon us by the current Coronavirus crisis. As we have discussed elsewhere, the world of early stage investing is shifting from FOMO ( F ear O f M issing O ut) to FOLD (Fear Of Looking Dumb). Even though some of the most transformative tech companies are built during difficult economic periods, the aperture of VC funds tends to narrow during these times.

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Thoughts on Sourcing Black Companies and Entrepreneurs

Feld Thoughts

I recently was in an email thread where a Black founder had a powerful and clear response to the question from one of her corporate partners.

Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 8 – AI – Chris Lynch and Nand Mulchandani

Steve Blank

We just held our eighth session of our new national security class Technology, Innovation and Modern War.

New Normal: A conversation with Michael Pinckney of Pinckney Cookie Cafe

deal architect

I have been doing video interviews with a number of C-level execs 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 up.

Burning Platform: Pandemic and Tech AR/PR

deal architect

Brian Sommer and I have recorded 12 episodes in this series - see index here. Last couple of weeks, we have had several guests -Rob Kugel of Ventana, Josh Greenbaum of EA Consulting, Bonnie Tinder of Raven Intel, Frank Scavo.

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SAP Data & Analytics Analyst Summit - a review

deal architect

I was invited to an analyst summit on SAP's Data and Analytics portfolio of products. What a remarkable difference from last year! I had flown to a similar event in Vancouver - first to Seattle, then taken a bus across. Analytics, Big Data Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

New Normal: A conversation with Jeremy Bloom of Integrate

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I have been doing video interviews with a number of C-level executives 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 up. Here is. New Normal COVID-19 Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc

6 Tips For Combining Passion And Purpose To Stand Out

Startup Professionals Musings

Finding your sweet spot as an entrepreneur needs to start with a meaningful personal purpose that is also a business opportunity.

10 Keys To Winning With Team Collaboration Leadership

Startup Professionals Musings

The reigning theory in business has long been that “alpha” leaders make the best entrepreneurs. These are aggressive, results-driven achievers who assert control, and insist on a hierarchical organizational model.