Are You Properly Managing Your Core Competency?

Startup Professionals Musings

Recently, Ive seen a lot of discussion about bringing the work back home, since costs have gone up in less-developed countries, there are issues with intellectual property, and time zone and language differences make management difficult. For example, it is no secret that software pirating is still very common in China, Vietnam, and other cultures. Internal services, like marketing and accounting, are more manageable and have less customer visibility.

What Startups Can Learn About PR and Crisis Management

Both Sides of the Table

I was recently approached by Fast Company to comment on “crisis management&# at startups in the wake of the Airbnb “ranksackgate&# story. During the 2004 election he was accused of having made up material facts from his service in the Vietnam War in an election against somebody who didn’t serve in a war. I agreed to do the interview because the story was about what other companies can learn rather than about airbnb in particular. What are the teachable moments?

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Preparing for Chaos – the Life of a Startup « Steve Blank

Steve Blank

This book may be the Iraq war equivalent of “ Dispatches &# which defined Vietnam for my generation. If you can’t manage chaos and uncertainty, if you can’t bias yourself for action and if you wait around for someone else to tell you what to do, then your investors and competitors will make your decisions for you and you will run out of money and your company will die.

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Entrepreneur Helping Business Owners Ease Their Inventory Management Process Through Innovative Software

Hearpreneur

Most small and medium-sized businesses have to deal with inventory management at various levels. Benjamin Yee is the entrepreneur behind an innovative software, EMERGE App, that makes it easy to manage the process. I didn’t set out to write an inventory management software package from scratch. My company’s flagship product is an order, purchase and inventory management software for SMBs around the world.

Why 80% Of Being An Entrepreneur And Business Owner Is About Mindset

Duct Tape Marketing

AweSM has helped hundreds of small business owners and entrepreneurs build & scale their businesses through online courses, 1-on-1 coaching, intensive workshops & mastermind events in Vietnam plus ongoing support through the AweSM Insider community & membership.

What is the secret to remote work? Just ask your Sales team.

Austin Startup

Halong Bay, Vietnam The world has changed. Let’s take your standard Enterprise Client Partner, who manages a $3M book of business with 20 Accounts. startup remote-working leadership management

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Jason Colodne of Colbeck Capital Interviews Energy Ventures Analysis’ Emily Medine

The Startup Magazine

In Asia, there is still coal-fired power generation being built, and Vietnam hosts the largest new production facilities for blast furnace steel production, which is reliant on met coal. Jason Colodne, Managing Partner, Colbeck Capital Management.

A Story About a Startup Founded by an Immigrant

The Startup Magazine

This is the success story of Cong Son Ta, who comes from Vietnam. Cong Son Ta is a Vietnamese capitalist who comes from Ho Chi Minh city, the capital of Vietnam, which is a communist country. He is proud of the business that he has created, which specializes in Lifestyle Management.

Financial Literacy Across Asia Declining: Mastercard

YoungUpstarts

MasterCard’s Index – which covers Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, India, Bangladesh, and Myanmar – calculates an aggregate score for each country based on three components: basic money management, financial planning and investment. Going by the survey results, people in Singapore are finding it harder to keep up with bills, budget effectively and manage unsecured loans.

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Staying Cyber Aware in a Crisis: Smart Tips for Nonprofit Boards

Board Effect

In considering a total risk management plan, boards, senior executives, and risk management teams need to be aware that cybercriminals are taking advantage of the current global crisis for their own benefit by using terms related to the crisis to commit cybercrimes.

When Your Boss Is… Your Dad: 6 Tips For Navigating Fine Line Between Personal & Professional Life In Family Business

YoungUpstarts

My dad and mom built our family’s company, Tan Hiep Phat (THP), from a mom-and-pop yeast business my father ran in the 1970s out of a tiny room at home into Vietnam’s largest privately-owned beverage company that recently turned down a $2.5 Still, I have managed to build a satisfying career, help grow our company and maintain a loving relationship with my dad. by Phuong Uyen Tran, author of “ Competing With Giants ” and deputy CEO of THP Beverage Group.

4 Ways Social Networks Can Boost A Company’s Reputation

YoungUpstarts

For many companies, the ability to strike the right tone on social networks is a key way for managers, marketing departments, and owners to reach customers and ensure that a great reputation isn’t a company’s best kept secret. Ta is a seasoned entrepreneur with two successful ventures to her credit, and is an author whose book, Wall Street Cinderella, will launch in 2014 detailing her escape from Vietnam during the war and her path to success from welfare to Wall Street.

[Interview] Benjamin Yee of EMERGE App

YoungUpstarts

Navigating a rented motorbike through the winding hills of Vietnam and swimming in secret lagoons in Thailand are just some of the things that Benjamin Yee does when he’s not typing furiously away at this laptop. A self-professed digital nomad and the founder of a software startup that provides order, purchase and inventory management, Benjamin has found an enviable match for his wanderlust with a business that allows him to work online, anywhere and anytime.

[Malaysia] Startups Unite To Form Launchpad, An Intern Matching Platform

YoungUpstarts

The startup scenes in Southeast Asia – Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, among others – have been thriving, attracting scores of students and young graduates who want to be part of their local startup movement. Launchpad is also supported by Cradle, an agency under Malaysia’s Ministry of Finance, which manages the Cradle Investment Programme.

JFDI.Asia Announces 2013 Startup Lineup

YoungUpstarts

According to Hugh Mason, co-founder and CEO at JFDI.Asia , around the world accelerator programs like theirs are evolving as a consistent way to direct innovation, teach entrepreneurship and manage the risks involved. The eight startups – covering the gamut of B2B, C2C, B2C and even B2B2C – are: AskAbt , from India, have a platform to manage real-time crowdsourced queries. DocTree , from Singapore and India, have software for medical practice management.

Why The Government is Isn’t a Bigger Version of a Startup

Steve Blank

In the middle of the Vietnam War, student riots protesting military research forced the end of classified work on most college campuses. Often former government employees, at the level of GS-15 and below, will leave as staffers and return the next day working for large Beltway contractors, working or managing the same programs they previously worked. This article previously appeared in War On The Rocks. There was a time when much of U.S.

Paul Herdsman Of NICE Global: The Benefits Of Utilizing Nearshore Outsourcing For Your Business

YoungUpstarts

Usually, these offshore suppliers are in Asia, (India, Afghanistan, Malaysia, China, Vietnam and the Philippines), Eastern Europe (Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, Armenia), or Africa (Morocco, Kenya and South Africa).

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Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 10 – The DOD and Modern War –– Michèle Flournoy

Steve Blank

She’s currently Co-Founder and Managing Partner of WestExec Advisors , and former Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), a bipartisan national security think tank. We came out of Vietnam.

Innovation: The Key To Entrepreneurial Success

YoungUpstarts

With fewer layers of management, SMEs only have a limited number of reviews and discussions that need to be held before progressing through to execution. Take risks – but do so only in a calculated and managed way. Based in Singapore, Dr Reddington leads the overall planning and implementation of corporate strategies and operations, and manages over 2,900 employees in Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Is Outsourcing The Key to Better Productivity?

YoungUpstarts

Doesn’t that mean laying off half the workforce and sending all your core activities to manufacturing sweat shops in Vietnam and telephone call centres in New Delhi? This has traditionally come down to the project management triangle of speed, cost and quality, and deciding which parameters to focus on. Whether it is IT, payroll or facilities management – if you are not an expert, outsource it to someone who is.

Six Criteria for Outsourcing the Right Processes

Startup Professionals Musings

For example, 90% of the software used in China and Vietnam today is pirated. Near-shore and local outsourcing alternatives are manageable with contracts and non-disclosure agreements. In these calculations, be sure to include indirect costs of remote work, such as more project management, more travel, and less efficient communication. Outsourcing for services needs to be carefully managed, and almost never works.

Recent Gen-Y Startup Successes are an Emerging Era

Startup Professionals Musings

Many still struggle with handling free time and time management in general. Gen-Y is now experiencing their wake-up call, just like previous generations did with Vietnam and the 1980 recession. The business world has been watching this emerging generation with trepidation, and a lot of people haven’t been sure who would be the winners, and who would be the losers.

5 Ways Venture Capital Is Shaking Up The Tech Startup Landscape In Asia

YoungUpstarts

by Marek Danyluk, managing partner at Space Executive. In May, the Indonesian on-demand motorbike startup Go-Jek managed to raise $1.2 In Vietnam, a suitable climate for the startup landscape to thrive lies in state-owned enterprise reform. There is a thin line between success and failure for startups, and that is usually determined by capital. The more capital a startup has, the easier it is to get off the ground and ramp up growth.

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Six Key Factors in the Right Outsourcing Decision

Startup Professionals Musings

For example, 90% of the software used in China and Vietnam today is pirated. Near-shore and local outsourcing alternatives are manageable with contracts and non-disclosure agreements. In these calculations, be sure to include indirect costs of remote work, such as more project management, more travel, and less efficient communication. Outsourcing for services needs to be carefully managed, and almost never works.

Do right and do better in business

NZ Entrepreneur

That’s why I started Student Magazine at the height of the Vietnam War, and it’s also why we launched Mates Condoms in the UK. For founder and managing director of Australian social enterprise Thankyou, Daniel Flynn, his journey (like many) started out with a naive idea: to eradicate global poverty, one water bottle purchase at a time. NZ Sales Manager.

Clusters, Class, Culture and Unfair Advantages

Steve Blank

The Vietnam War was raging, but going to college gave you a draft deferment.). I managed to find a job at the Miami International Airport loading racehorses onto cargo planes. So I enlisted in the Air Force during the Vietnam War to learn how to repair electronics. While we were living the good life in Thailand, the Army and Marines were pounding the jungle every day in Vietnam. I just finished reading J.D.

Clusters, Class, Culture and Unfair Advantages

Steve Blank

The Vietnam War was raging, but going to college gave you a draft deferment.). I managed to find a job at the Miami International Airport loading racehorses onto cargo planes. So I enlisted in the Air Force during the Vietnam War to learn how to repair electronics. While we were living the good life in Thailand, the Army and Marines were pounding the jungle every day in Vietnam. I just finished reading J.D.

We Need More Gen-Y Entrepreneurs to Fuel the Wave

Startup Professionals Musings

Many still struggle with handling free time and time management in general. Gen-Y is now experiencing their wake-up call, just like previous generations did with Vietnam and the 1980 recession. The business world has been watching this emerging generation with trepidation, and a lot of us haven’t been sure who would be the winners, and who would be the losers. Can they survive as entrepreneurs, and do they have the passion it takes to run a startup and attract investors?

Experiment, Orchestrate, Execute

Austin Startup

I am very well read in military history from the Civil War through Vietnam, which you regular followers will know I find more instructive on management and leadership principles than most business books on those topics. Management is a textbook subject ; leadership is a gift. Leaders may not be good managers. leadership organization history managementThis week’s essay is inspired by my reading the book Engineers of Victory by Paul Kennedy.

[Review] The Rise Of The New East

YoungUpstarts

Faced with the rising costs of labour, materials and land in Chinese cities, companies are increasingly sourcing from other Asian countries like Vietnam, Indonesia, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The key here is to transfer foreign management expertise and technologies to China while tapping on its huge domestic entertainment market. Beneficiaries include ASEAN mainland cities like Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.

6 Ways To Prevent Disastrous Outsourcing Decisions

Startup Professionals Musings

Recently, I’ve seen a lot of discussion about bringing the work back home, since costs have gone up in less-developed countries, there are issues with intellectual property, and time zone and language differences make management difficult. For example, it is no secret that software pirating is still very common in China, Vietnam, and other cultures. Internal services, like marketing and accounting, are more manageable and have less customer visibility.

[Singapore] Daylight Studios To Tap Growing Mobile Games Market With Two New Titles

YoungUpstarts

To help reach a wider audience, the mobile games developer is partnering Singapore-based interactive entertainment publisher and distributor IAHGAmes to penetrate the Singapore and other key Southeast Asian markets such as Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines. Despite the country’s modest size, the tiny island of Singapore seems to be producing game development firms at a prodigious rate.

Is Remote Work the Future of Employment?

Transformify - Recruiting

Most managers are still reluctant to go all-remote. Well, managing a remote team is often seen as a challenge but there are some advantages that are not to be neglected. Allowing for better scheduling and management of tasks and meetings. Remote Teams are Easier to Manage.

Philadelphia University Commencement Speech – May 15th 2011

Steve Blank

I managed to find a job at the Miami International Airport loading racehorses onto cargo planes. In the early 1970’s, as some of you might remember, our country was in the middle of the Vietnam War—-and the Air Force was happy to have me. My job was to replace failed electronic warfare equipment in fighter planes as they returned from bombing missions over North Vietnam. Eighteen months after arriving in Thailand, I was managing a group of 15 electronics technicians.

Reflecting on 5 years in VC: How to survive the marathon

Version One Ventures

Time management. I am the daughter of a refugee of the Vietnam war who grew up in inner city Toronto. The beginning of September is an important time for me as it marks my “VC anniversary.” Five years ago, I was hired as an analyst at Version One and now it’s an absolute privilege to be joining Boris as a General Partner. I’m so grateful for everyone’s congratulatory wishes and kind words last week.

[Singapore] Evernote Partners StarHub to Expand Footprint Here

YoungUpstarts

“The outlier in Southeast Asia – and the rest of the world – sits right here, in Singapore,” shares Troy Malone, general manager of Evernote in Asia Pacific. “We’ve also seen good traction in Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand.” Productivity and notetaking software maker Evernote has been growing from strength to strength since it launched into public beta in 2008, and to date has grown to some 66 million users worldwide.

NYU Commencement Speech 2016

Steve Blank

And there are more to come: your first job, getting married, buying a house, having a child, becoming a manager, starting a company, retirement – and eventually commencement speaker. When I was 18 I served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. NYU Engineering Commencement Speech. Thank you for the opportunity to address you on your graduation from this esteemed engineering school. I’m honored to help you celebrate this important milestone.

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Airman Roachclip, Ashley P.

Steve Blank

Air Force Pacific Command in the middle of the Vietnam War. The fighters would sit in their protective revetments until morning slowly being reassembled for the next days shift over North Vietnam. Airman Roachclip was now part of the Vietnam war effort. I managed to work my way to the back row. I thought today was an appropriate time to tell this story. I’m hoping the Statute of Limitations has run out. ————-.

Dreams of Growth and Expansion

Up and Running

I say dream because it’s the official 2nd step in the popular business transformation model called Appreciative Inquiry (AI), introduced by management theorist, David L. If you’re venturing into the apparel market, you’ll have to visit China and Vietnam where the major garment factories are located. But in this new world order of growth and expansion, you can no longer devote the majority of your time to managing day-to-day operations. Business Management AI expansion growt

Entrepreneur Making Huge Strides in the Digital Age

Hearpreneur

However, they’ve managed to create a thriving business through the beauty of technology. I had the ambition to work at a traditional advertising agency, but a couple of things worked out when I secured an Agency role as an SEO Manager at the largest SEO Agency in North America managing XXXK in annual billings. You are going to interact with clients from Australia to California to Vietnam all before lunchtime.

Is Loneliness a Side Effect of Working Remotely?

Transformify - Recruiting

At first, our management team was wary about permitting remote work, since we had fears about being able to maintain productivity and about colleagues missing meetings. Managers need to look into this growing phenomenon and consider ways to alleviate the problem.

The Age Of The Entrepreneur: 5 Current And Future Trends

YoungUpstarts

They no longer have to invest in servers and server storage, nor do they have worry about software licenses and management. Ta is a seasoned entrepreneur with two successful ventures to her credit, and is an author whose book, Wall Street Cinderella, will launch in 2014 detailing her escape from Vietnam during the war and her path to success from welfare to Wall Street. By Jenny Q. Ta , entrepreneur, author and CEO of Sqeeqee.com.

To Outsource or Not to Outsource Software

Startup Professionals Musings

For example, 90% of the software used in China and Vietnam today is pirated. Near-shore and local outsourcing alternatives are manageable with contracts and non-disclosure agreements. In these calculations, be sure to include indirect costs of remote work, such as more project management, more travel, and less efficient communication. Outsourcing for services needs to be carefully managed.