The Digital Phoenix

deal architect

Everyone likes to talk about companies destroyed by technology’s march – Blockbuster, Borders etc. Personally I find inspiring companies which use technology to survive near death experiences – and no, not just Apple. On the New Florence blog, I have

Celebrating the Phoenix

deal architect

In the book I am writing, I have identified a number of industries where companies got demolished by tech savvy competitors (Blockbuster, Borders and many more). But my research also highlights plenty of companies which have reinvented themselves with technology. Industry Commentary

The Phoenix Project

OnlyOnce

The Phoenix Project : a novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win, by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, and George Spafford is a logical intellectual successor and regularly quotes Eli Goldratt’s seminal work The Goal and its good but less known sequel It’s Not Luck.

Use The Phoenix Effect To Make Customers Raving Fans

Mike Michalowicz

But on the flip side there is the Phoenix Effect. In the Phoenix Effect, customers know you have the ability to rise, but are currently below them, so they root for you and support you. If you are touting your business is #1 in your industry, you are not using the Phoenix Effect.

[INTERVIEW] How LaMar Van Dusen, Founder Of Phoenix Management, Wants To Help Entrepreneurs Grow Their Businesses

YoungUpstarts

It’s tough having to wear every hat, says LaMar Van Dusen , who founded and leads Phoenix Management , an Ontario, Canada based full-service accounting and financial firm that also provides a range of business advisory services.

Phoenix Phenomena and the Unicorn Bubble

Bryce Dot VC

My brother is the smart one in the family. Unlike me, who only flirted with the idea of going to law school, he did the time and got the degree. Unlike most law grads he didn’t go to a firm or join the in house legal team at a big company, he joined a startup servicing the legal market. The company he joined, Serengeti Law , had an interesting history.

Don’t be a Unicorn. Be a Phoenix.

Reid Hoffman

You’ll also hear from other “Phoenixes” who have re-invented themselves, like Robert Pasin, the CEO of Radio Flyer, whose grandfather (an Italian immigrant) introduced his iconic toy wagon in 1917. In this week’s episode, John shares what he’s learned from Fiat’s near-death experience and rebirth.

Austin Tech Happy Hour Next Week

Austin Startup

Events athh phoenix staff It''s Austin Startup Week, and we''re happy to host another happy hour event while all our tech friends are out and about the downtown area. The next day will begin the second weekend of the ACL Festival, so we''ll also be hoping for the cooler fall weather to decend upon us. Come and share a cool beverage with your friends from the Austin technology community. See you there!

Pitch Deck Month: “What Do You Do?” Slide

View from Seed

But at the time, online education was dominated by University of Phoenix, and no VC thought to themselves that a University of Phoenix degree was great, even if they had never taken an online course.

The new normal in telecom

deal architect

I led a lively session at the Cognizant Community in Phoenix with Deb Lucas of Comcast and Thomas Knight of AT&T. I used 2 slides (extract below) to summarize all the innovation and challenges around telecomms showcased in my upcoming.

Just the beginning

VC Adventure

Just the beginning | Seth Levine

VC Adventure

5 Steps Of Defining A Personal Brand

YoungUpstarts

by Steven Starks, Senior Career Counselor at University of Phoenix. University of Phoenix offers certificate programs and continuing education courses that can help employees learn the skills and competencies to demonstrate professional development.

How To Find The Best City For Your Type Of Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

For example, if you are working on a great social networking idea to replace Facebook, and need funding, you probably won’t find any interested and focused VCs or Angel investors in Phoenix, Arizona, where I live.

Startups Need to Leverage Their Local Universities

Startup Professionals Musings

For example, I live in the Phoenix, Arizona area, home of Arizona State University. An underutilized, but valuable resource, every startup should investigate is a formal or informal connection to your alma mater, including any local university.

Employment Gaps Raise Red Flags, But They Can Be Overcome

YoungUpstarts

by Steven Starks, Senior Career Counselor at University of Phoenix. As a senior career counselor at University of Phoenix, students and alumni often ask me how to deal with employment gaps on their résumés when going through the application process.

ConfirmX Launches Urgent Care Check-In Service

SiliconHills

Austin-based ConfirmX has launched its Urgent Care Check-In Service in Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Houston and Phoenix, Arizona. The company, founded by Dr. Sherard Houston, an emergency room physician, makes online search and check-in for emergency rooms and urgent care facilities easier for patients. And the company drives more business to the healthcare facilities. Dr. […] The post ConfirmX Launches Urgent Care Check-In Service appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin San Antonio

Austin-based Dropoff Expands to Colorado and Arizona

SiliconHills

Dropoff has expanded its same day delivery for business service to Denver, Colorado and Phoenix, Arizona. The Austin-based startup expanded to other markets in Texas and to Florida and California last year. With the addition of these new markets, Dropoff’s same day delivery service now reaches more than 55 million people across the U.S. There […] The post Austin-based Dropoff Expands to Colorado and Arizona appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

RetailMeNot Buys GiftCard Zen for $33 Million

SiliconHills

RetailMeNot, a platform for deals and coupons, Thursday announced that it has acquired Phoenix-based GiftCard Zen, a secondary marketplace for gift cards. The Austin-based company acquired GiftCard Zen for $22 million in cash and up to $11 million more if it meets specific targets and continues to employ a key employee after the deal closes. […] The post RetailMeNot Buys GiftCard Zen for $33 Million appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Healthcare Cloud Provider ClearData Moves to Austin With 100 Jobs

SiliconHills

The Phoenix-based company is expected to bring 100 jobs including 80 which will be created in Austin, according to a news release. ClearDATA, a healthcare cloud services company, announced Wednesday to move their headquarters from Arizona to Austin. The company is working with Cushman & Wakefield to find its new headquarters in Austin. “As a […] The post Healthcare Cloud Provider ClearData Moves to Austin With 100 Jobs appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Startup Location Is Still A Critical Success Factor

Startup Professionals Musings

For example, if you are working on a great social networking idea to replace Facebook, and need funding, you probably won’t find any interested and focused VCs or Angel investors in Phoenix, Arizona, where I live.

Our 2016 Foundry Group Fund and A Little History

Feld Thoughts

Burlington, and Phoenix.). Yesterday we closed our fifth fund, Foundry Venture Capital 2016, L.P. As with all four of our other funds, it’s a $225 million fund. In 2007 we raised our first fund – Foundry Venture Capital 2007.

Austin-based Revionics Buys Marketyze

SiliconHills

The company has six employees and offices in Phoenix, Arizona and Tampa, Florida, according to its LinkedIn […] The post Austin-based Revionics Buys Marketyze appeared first on SiliconHills. Revionics, which makes price optimization software for retailers, announced Tuesday that it has acquired Marketyze, based in Tel Aviv, Israel. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Onn Manelson and Nave Ronen founded Marketyze in 2011.

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RetailMeNot Buys GiftCard Zen

SiliconHills

RetailMeNot, a platform for deals and coupons, Thursday announced that it has acquired Phoenix-based GiftCard Zen, a secondary marketplace for gift cards. The Austin-based company acquired GiftCard Zen for $22 million in cash and up to $11 million more if it meets specific targets and continues to employ a key employee after April 5th when […] The post RetailMeNot Buys GiftCard Zen appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Small Business Saturday Spotlight: Social Media Management, LLC

Up and Running

Based in Phoenix, AZ, Social Media Management, LLC uses social media to connect local companies with local clients. They are offering free initial consultations to all business owners for Small Business Saturday. For more information visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/smmnow. Business Management PR and Communications Sales and Marketing Starting a Business

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Seven Ways Universities Can Help All Startups

Startup Professionals Musings

For example, I live in the Phoenix area, home of Arizona State University. A little known, but valuable resource, every startup should investigate is a formal or informal connection to your local university.

Venture Capital compensation data and recruiters list

David Teten

Phoenix grp intl. If you’re looking for a job in venture capital (or private equity), here is a list of compensation benchmarks, plus all the recruiters I’m aware of who do searches for roles inside venture capital firms, Analyst through Partner. Compensation Benchmarks. Heidrick: PRIVATE EQUITY COMPENSATION TRENDS IN NORTH AMERICA: 2018. Holt-MM&K-Buyouts Insider: PE/VC Compensation Report. John Gannon Blog: VC Compensation Survey. VCPlatform: 2019 Compensation Survey. Pitchbook.

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn About Public Speaking From Donald Trump

YoungUpstarts

Observe how Donald Trump used these tactics in a speech he gave in Phoenix before the election: First, he effusively thanked the believers: Wow. That’s a lot of people, Phoenix, that’s a lot of people. Thank you, Phoenix.

7 Paybacks an Alma Mater Can Offer an Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

For example, I live in the Phoenix, Arizona area, home of Arizona State University. The Thunderbird School of Global Management, also here in Phoenix, has a top-ranked International MBA and entrepreneur curriculum, a startup incubator program, and hosts a group of Angel investors to assist qualifying startups. An underutilized, but valuable resource, every startup should investigate is a formal or informal connection to your alma mater, or even any local university.

How Entrepreneurs Can Capitalize On Their Alma Mater

Startup Professionals Musings

For example, I live in the Phoenix area, home of Arizona State University and the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

5 Ways Tennis Prepared Me for Entrepreneurship

YoungUpstarts

I recently spoke with the founders of InfluenceLogic , a Phoenix-based software company. Meghdad Abbaszadegan is an adviser with Coplex , a Los Angeles- and Phoenix-based startup studio focused on truly collaborative product design, development and growth strategy.

Why This Latest Facebook Feature Is Likely About Civility, Not Virality

Hunter Walker

For example, see the “From Phoenix, Arizona” on the screenshot below.

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How To Personalize The Shopping Experience For eCommerce Customers

YoungUpstarts

There is nothing more embarrassing than showing hot yoga classes in Phoenix to an elderly man with a cane who lives in Florida. If you ever wished that you had the old mom and pop stores to visit where everyone knows your name, ecommerce personalization is getting pretty close.

Why Every Company Needs A DevOps Team Now

Feld Thoughts

A year or so ago I read an early draft of a new book titled The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win. You can get the whole story in my book, The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win ). This is why Kevin Behr, George Spafford, and I wrote The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win. An increasing number of companies we are investors in are focused on DevOps.

Doing Conference Keynotes And Lectures Remotely

Feld Thoughts

Every now and then I’ll agree for a friend, like I did for Howard Lindzon at the Thunderbird Global Business Dialogue in Phoenix on 11/10, but only because I know that Howard and I will simply have a blast talking about whatever we want with our poor, unsuspecting co-panelists. Plus I wanted to spend a weekend in Phoenix with Amy. I get asked to talk at a conference on a daily basis.

Weekend Favs December Fourteen

Duct Tape Marketing

I was in Phoenix this week and shot this morning reflection.

Weekly Favs January Twenty Eight

Duct Tape Marketing

I was in Phoenix last week attending Kansas City Royals Fantasy Camp.

5 Business Rescue Options Every Struggling Startup Should Consider

YoungUpstarts

In a pre-pack administration your company enters into administration and then the administrator arranges for one or more of your directors to purchase some or all of the company’s assets for a fair market price so that they can be transferred to a newly formed “phoenix” company.

7 Ways it Pays to Build a Socially Conscious Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

To help socially conscious early-stage startups, I see new Accelerators, such as MAC6 , led by Scott and Kyle McIntosh in Phoenix, leading the way with mentoring and funding.

Microsoft, Near Death, & Enterprise Cloud

Agile VC

Big tech has long had a history of phoenixes rising from the ashes… think near death of Apple which in the long run came to dominate mobile computing, or IBM which went from a dying “Big Blue” to todays “THINK” which dominates tech services and much server-side computing.

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Weekend Favs November Ten

Duct Tape Marketing

Traveled to Phoenix this week for several presentations. My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week. I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you check them out if they sound interesting.

Weekend Favs March Two

Duct Tape Marketing

Grabbed a ball during the Royals spring opener in Phoenix. My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week. I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you check them out if they sound interesting.

Here is Why Non-Obvious Startup Ideas Can Yield the Largest Results

Both Sides of the Table

It’s not just big in Dallas but in San Diego, Phoenix and Sacramento but also Boston, Chicago, Washington and of course San Francisco. Amazon. It is a household name.