The Digital Phoenix

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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

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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

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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. The Phoenix Project is a novel, though unlike Goldratt’s books (and even Lencioni’s ), it takes it easy on the cheesy and personal side stories.

[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. Notably, Phoenix Management provides business owners flat-fee accounting services, which frees business owners of the worries of add-on or hidden costs.

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.

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. Show them you are a Phoenix, and they will support you. Entrepreneur Strategies Failure Marketing Strategies Video envy marketing strategy phoenix effect pity raving fans

The new normal in telecom

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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.

Avoid Envy At All Costs

Mike Michalowicz

But on the flip side there is the Phoenix Effect. On the other hand, we want to see Phoenixes soar. In the Phoenix Effect, customers know you have the ability to rise, but are currently struggling (in some fashion), so they root for you and support you. If you are touting your business as your industry’s #1 , you are not using the Phoenix Effect. Customer Loyalty Marketing Strategies customer perception envy how to treat customers phoenix effect

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Worlds Apart, But On The Same Page

YoungUpstarts

by Steven Starks, Senior Career Counselor at University of Phoenix. Steven Starks is a Senior Career Counselor at University of Phoenix. We have adapted to a new normal, moving our watercooler conversations to text chats and trading conference rooms for virtual meetings.

Just the beginning

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Top 4 Ways To Rank Your Business Higher On Google

YoungUpstarts

If you are willing to spend money to get to the top very quickly, then check out Google Ads Marketing Phoenix. It is not a surprise that people want to rank higher on Google particularly, as it is the most used search engine around the world.

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. *This post is part of our “pitch deck” series where we dissect the seed stage pitch deck and discuss the ideal flow for a pitch. You can read the rest of the posts in the series by clicking here *.

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. Steven Starks is a Senior Career Counselor at University of Phoenix. In today’s increasingly competitive labor market, it is critical for employees to differentiate themselves from the competition.

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

Why Employers Should Consider Combat Boots A Bonus

YoungUpstarts

Dean of Operations, College of Doctoral Studies at University of Phoenix. John Ramirez is Dean of Operations for the College of Doctoral Studies at University of Phoenix and a retired US Army command sergeant major and. by John Ramirez USA CSM (Ret.), Your new hire may not be wearing combat boots. But employers would be wise to look for them on a resume when making hiring decisions. With unemployment rates reaching historic lows, U.S.

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

How To Turn A Great Idea Into An Action Plan

YoungUpstarts

In addition to leading various companies, Greg is the president of the board for Phoenix Programs, past president and current board member of Love INC, and a Leadership Circle level sponsor of the Heart of Missouri United Way. by Greg DeLine, president and CEO of DeLine Holdings.

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. Steven Starks is a Senior Career Counselor at University of Phoenix. Throughout the course of a career, working professionals may experience brief or extended gaps of unemployment between positions.

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

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. On the other hand, if you are into solar technologies, there is probably an advantage to being in Phoenix or a similar location.

5 Signs that You are Ready to Scale Business and Deploy Innovation

ReadWriteStart

An entrepreneur is like a phoenix. Phoenix never dies but revives again and again. The entrepreneur’s path is challenging and exciting. It requires your full commitment and a sincere desire to scale business as you evolve too.

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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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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Startups Need to Leverage Their Local Universities

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, 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

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.

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.

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.

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. by Meghdad Abbaszadegan, adviser with Coplex. When I was 9 years old, I was super hyper and loved to hit things as hard as possible — in retrospect, I might have had some anger issues.

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. We subsequently raised a $225 million fund in 2010 , another one in 2013 , and a late stage fund in 2013. Our 2013 fund was originally raised in 2012, but we didn’t start investing it until 2013 so we renamed it 2013.

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. On the other hand, if you are into solar technologies, there is probably an advantage to being in Phoenix or a similar location.

Why Businesses Need To Employ Pest Control Companies

YoungUpstarts

Exterminators in Phoenix, AZ are a much needed service with the state sitting on top of one of the most active subterranean termite belts in the country.

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.

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.

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. Most aspiring entrepreneurs look to their alma mater, or any university, as a source of classes that can help them, but neglect to think outside the box or take advantage of all the other resources to be found there.

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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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 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. In fact, since employees and contracts are considered asset classes you could even deal with the same workers and clients under the operation of the new “phoenix” company.

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.

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. Having the right solution in place can help take your business to new highs and keep a healthy spirit of collaboration alive and well.

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