October, 2017

Rover Rolls Out On-Demand Walking in Denver

Feld Thoughts

Last week Rover launched on-demand dog walking in Denver. They’re enhancing their existing marketplace experience by adding an assignment option, similar to Uber and Lyft, and bringing it to Colorado.

The fundamental lesson of the forces governing scaling startups

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Idealistic founders believe they will break the mold when they scale, and not turn into a “typical big company.”

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Office of Naval Research (ONR) Goes Lean

Steve Blank

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has been one of the largest supporters of innovation in the U.S. Now they are starting to use the Lean Innovation process (see here and here ) to turn ideas into solutions. The result will be defense innovation with speed and urgency. —-.

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How To Win Business Without Sacrificing Your Ethics

Startup Professionals Musings

Many people seem to have the sense that ethics are spiraling downward in business, and unfortunately most startup professionals and entrepreneurs I know don’t believe they can make a difference.

NetSuite: Still alive and kicking

deal architect

Oracle OpenWorld had even more going on than usual. Larry Ellison was so focused on autonomy facilitated by database version 18c that he had only slide for a number of other features it will introduce like 5 times faster RAC. Cloud Computing, SaaS

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The Red Queen Problem – Innovation in the DoD and Intelligence Community

Steve Blank

“…it takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place. ”. The Red Queen Alice in Wonderland. Innovation, disruption, accelerators, have all become urgent buzzwords in the Department of Defense and Intelligence community. They are a reaction to the “red queen problem” but aren’t actually solving the problem. Here’s why. In the 20th century our nation faced a single adversary – the Soviet Union.

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7 Leadership Actions To Win In This New World Of Work

Startup Professionals Musings

We are living in a new generation of business, where customers drive the experience, and highly engaged employees are required to keep up with customer expectations. Traditional business leadership practices, including autocratic, reactive, and narcissistic, aren’t working.

Predictions, Redactions

deal architect

At their annual Gartner Symposium event in Orlando today, Peter Sondergaard predicted "AI will be a net job creator starting in 2020" To that, Jason Hiner at TechRepublic snarkily commented “Gartner's research chief couldn't have opened the company's flagship conference.

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Post Tom Price Healthcare Plans Still Heavy On Cuts

Chaganomics

Healthcare Law

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Building An Autonomous and Virtual World: Softbank Teams With Mapbox

Feld Thoughts

The physical world will be the reference coordinates for the fleets of robot cars of our imagination. We’re living through the transformation from digital to virtual, and Softbank leading today’s investment of $164 million in Mapbox accelerates this even faster. I’ve posted about the massive founder crush my partners and I have on Eric Gundersen, the CEO of Mapbox.

What I Learned About Entrepreneurship by Diving Into a Saturated Market

Up and Running

I started my first business at eight years old, buying and selling Beanie Babies, to afford an electric guitar. I liked the feeling of buying something for a low price, then selling it at a markup at the right time. Little did I know, I’d just discovered my passion for growing young companies.

The Firewall Is Dead – What Can Businesses Do To Protect And Secure Their Brands?

YoungUpstarts

by David Nagrosst, head of sales for Cyxtera Technologies in Asia Pacific, Australia and Japan. Recent developments in applications have rendered the firewall outdated and incapable of deciphering the good and trusted from the bad traffic. Without a doubt, the firewall era has come to an end.

6 Insights On Social Media Trends You Need To Know

Startup Professionals Musings

Isn’t it frustrating to think you finally understand something in business, like marketing with social media, only to realize that the landscape changed while you were looking at other priorities?

Workday and the Age of Intelligence

deal architect

Mike McNamara is CEO of a remarkable $ 25 bn a year company that many people do not know much about. Flex is contract manufacturer for a wide range of products from automobiles to medical devices. Its design and shop. Cloud Computing, SaaS

Why English Isn't Enough

Babbling VC

As I've had to answer this question so many times at this point, I thought I'd just save myself the time in the future and make a blogpost out of it. If you are going to apply to work for us at Liquid Labs, you have to speak German.

Seven Ways to Prepare for Effective Brainstorming

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Want an Innovation Breakthrough? Prepare, Then Brainstorm. Most brainstorming doesn’t work. The literature bashing brainstorming is extensive. Sessions often fail, and there are many reasons. Ideas are still needed to fill pipelines!

A Standard Business Plan Outline [Updated for 2017]

Up and Running

This article is part of our “Business Planning Guide” —a curated list of our articles that will help you with the planning process! Editor’s note: We’ve updated this article for 2017.

How The Membership Economy Is Disrupting Big Auto (And Pretty Much Every Other Industry) 

YoungUpstarts

by Robbie Kellman Baxter, author of “ The Membership Economy: Find Your Super Users, Master the Forever Transaction, and Build Recurring Revenue “ Right now the auto industry is in the throes of upheaval. Airport parking lots sit empty while ride sharing app pickup zones are packed.

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10 Secrets For Getting More Things Done In Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Every business professional I know faces the challenge of getting more things done on time, and getting the right things done. They all dream of working less, and accomplishing more. Yet I see that most are their own worst enemies.

Two Weeks until "The Startup Way"

Startup Lessons Learned

“Mission critical reading.” -- Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and co-author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Alliance and The Startup of You In just a few weeks, my new book, The Startup Way , will be available in print, digital, and audio formats.

What Successful People Do In the First 8 Minutes of Their Morning

Hearpreneur

This Monday Morning Motivation is for entrepreneurs, startups and business owners to start their week off on the right foot. When you start your day, you must own your morning. Say thank you in advance for what’s already yours.

Workday Rising: Sneak Preview from Dan Beck

deal architect

Workday’s annual user conference, Workday Rising, is in Chicago starting Monday. The European version is in Barcelona in a few weeks. It’s always an enjoyable event with “The Citizens of the Cloud” - some of the happiest customers in the

Video Insights: The IoT Startups Changing the World

The Startup Magazine

By now, most of us will have heard about the “Internet of Things” (IoT) and how it will bring benefits like connected homes. But IoT is far more promising than just having your fridge telling you to order more milk.

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Ten Skills Every Entrepreneur And Small Business Owner Must Have

YoungUpstarts

by Quint Studer, founder of Studer Community Institute and author of “ Results That Last: Hardwiring Behaviors That Will Take Your Company to the Top “ I’ve worked with many business owners over the years and I’ve paid attention to what makes them successful (or not).

10 Winning Entrepreneur Insights That May Surprise You

Startup Professionals Musings

Every aspiring entrepreneur would love to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or Jeff Bezos, but most have no idea what really sets these guys apart from all the rest. Conventional wisdom has them looking for a painful problem, a very large opportunity, and minimal competitive barriers to entry.

RIP AOL AIM

Feld Thoughts

Among all the distressing news of the world, I heard today that AOL Instant Messenger is shutting down on 12/15/17. AIM was the first instant messenger I used.

Blockchains and Society

thebarefootvc

In July, I sat down The Falkes Group, organizers of the annual Women’s Private Equity Summit in Half Moon Bay, to talk about my fund, and how I got interested in investing in bitcoin and blockchain technology in 2013.

Oracle Autonomy: A Giant Leap

deal architect

In writing my last couple of books, Silicon Collar and SAP Nation, I have observed how hypocritical the IT industry has been about automation. AI, robotics, drones are good for customers but not in reducing tech labor? The worst offenders

Data Centers – On-Premise, Cloud, or Hybrid – What’s Best for Your Company

The Startup Magazine

Whether you are a startup, a small- to mid-sized business, or a large corporation, data management can make you cringe. It is no secret that security is priority one, with hacked-data stories populating the news seemingly each week.

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Embrace Artificial Intelligence & Move Your Startup Forward

YoungUpstarts

by David Kosmayer, CEO and Founder of Bookmark. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been around for a long time but it’s only in recent years that people have begun to understand how pervasive it’s become.

9 Ways A True Entrepreneur Survives And Flourishes

Startup Professionals Musings

Could you survive and flourish as an entrepreneur, or should you be satisfied working for someone else? That’s a question I get every day in my role as an advisor to business professionals, and it’s a good one to ask.

MassChallenge Texas Kicks off in Austin

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Publisher of Silicon Hills News MassChallenge Texas kicked off Monday evening with a big crowd at the Bullock Texas State History Museum in downtown Austin. “I I want Texas to be the place where startups come to innovate,” said Mike Millard, managing director for MassChallenge Texas. The global accelerator is now accepting applications […]. The post MassChallenge Texas Kicks off in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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14 Entrepreneurs Reveal Which Famous Entrepreneur Would Be Their Dream Mentor

Hearpreneur

A mentor is someone who is more knowledgeable in your area of expertise and he/she may help you through various ways such as in career guidance. In the business field, there are entrepreneurs who have stood out from the crowd due to their various accomplishments and way of doing this.

Digital Analytics + Marketing Career Advice: Your Now, Next, Long Plan

Occam's Razor

The rapid pace of innovation and the constantly exploding collection of possibilities is a major contributor to the fun we all have in digital jobs. There is never a boring moment, there is never time when you can’t do something faster or smarter.