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

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.

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

[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.

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.

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!

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.

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

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 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

Just the beginning

VC Adventure

Just the beginning | Seth Levine

VC Adventure

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

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

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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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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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Book: Back from the Dead

Feld Thoughts

In Back from the Dead Walton covers his years playing at UCLA, Phoenix, and Boston in great detail. I read Bill Walton ‘s autobiography Back from the Dead on Saturday after my long run.

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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.

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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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.

Researching Your Startup Domain Name

The Startup Magazine

phoenix) or (.NYC). There are many aspects to building a website. You need to choose the best web host; you have to find a website theme or design that works with your branding; and you need to find a service that can scale to your long-term goals.

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Financial Advice For Gen Z: Avoid Mortgages, College Debt, Start Saving Now

YoungUpstarts

Although the normal educational structure was inaccessible to him in Dominica due to family complications, he went on to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business at the University of Phoenix.

Top 3 Startup Winner – Callbox Storage

The Startup Magazine

We are extremely excited to be in 5 markets (Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, Houston, and Phoenix) and we are planning for additional nationwide locations coming soon that will expand us to 7 markets. we also service Fort Worth, Austin, Houston, and Phoenix).

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.

How Video Conferencing Can Take Your Business To The Next Level

YoungUpstarts

Nicole Swartwout is a partner at CallTeks , a Phoenix-area technology company specializing in commercial telecommunications systems. by Nicole Swartwout, partner at CallTeks. As your business grows, the need for video conferencing across multiple sites becomes essential.

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[Event] Sandbox Global Summit Gathers Young Innovative Minds in Lisbon

YoungUpstarts

Virgilia Singh (from Phoenix, AZ) is the co-founder of So What’s On Your Plate , an action focused organization that brings women together over a common love of food.

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5 Smart New Startups In The Manufacturing Sector

The Startup Magazine

Known as the Airbnb for 3D printing , Phoenix, Arizona-based MakeXYZ connects developers, 3D modelers, and 3D printing stations across the world to speed up the prototyping process.

4 Startup Lessons I Learned From ‘SimCity’

YoungUpstarts

Zach Ferres is the CEO of Coplex , a Los Angeles- and Phoenix-based startup studio focused on truly collaborative design and development. by Zach Ferres, the CEO of Coplex. Dad always limited my time on video games to two hours a day.

PR Disasters: How Your Business Can Bounce Back (Tiger Woods Style)

Mike Michalowicz

Call it the Phoenix effect—the utterly defeated rising from the ashes of total failure. Here is what Tiger is doing to phoenix his brand. Who will ever forget the Thanksgiving of 2009?

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ExTreme ReTrailers – Retail On The Move

YoungUpstarts

And one Phoenix, Arizona-based company, ExTreme ReTrailers™ ( www.extremeretrailers.com ), aims to solve the age-old retail challenge of “location, location, location” – they customize and design an entire 7-foot by 14-foot trailer for use for any kind of retail business.

[Review] Six Tires, No Plan

YoungUpstarts

Bruce Halle is the founder of Phoenix, Arizona-based Discount Tire , the world’s largest independent tire retailer with over 800 stores across continental United States.