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Trailblazer by Marc Benioff - a review

deal architect

I have been reading Marc Benioff's new book and also factoring what I heard at the latest Dreamforce, Salesforce's annual conference. At times, I felt like I was re-reading Frederic Laloux's "Reinventing Organizations" and his points about companies like Patagonia. Cloud Computing, SaaS

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8 Attributes Shared By Most Successful Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Maybe starting a new business isn’t your passion, but in these days of rapid change, where everyone is dealing with uncertainty, I believe that thinking and acting like entrepreneurs will help you get ahead in any profession.

How is the VC Asset Class Doing?

View from Seed

One of my more popular posts in recent years was a long write-up on how VC’s get measured. It occurred to me that about 2 years has transpired since that original post and I thought I’d write a follow-up.

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Small Business Owners, Change Your Life Instantly With This 6-Letter Word!

Rembrandt Communications

Small Business Success is More Than Sales, PR and Marketing… As a small business owner, you probably utter many four-letter words under your breath, or hear them from others, on a regular basis. Well, I’m going to remind you of a six-letter word you can say as much as possible, 365 days a year.

Getting Schooled – Lessons from an Adjunct

Steve Blank

This post previously appeared in Poets and Quants. I’ve been an adjunct professor for nearly two decades. Here’s what I’ve learned. Colleges and universities that offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to teach innovation and entrepreneurship classes may benefit from a more formal onboarding process. The goal would be six-fold: Integrate adjuncts as partners with their entrepreneurship centers . Create repeatable and scalable processes for onboarding adjuncts.

7 Questions To Test Your Potential As An Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

As a mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs, the most common question I get is, “I want to be an entrepreneur -- how do I start?” The obvious answer is that you need an idea first, but I’ve come to realize that the process is really much more complex than that.

5 Essential Habits You Need To Become Successful


by Andrew Armstrong. Success is not easy. Some think that people are born talented, while others believe it comes down to hard work and luck. It’s true. A select few people do have the innate ability or good fortune to achieve success, but this isn’t true of the population at-large.

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5 Ways To Create A Productive Coworking Environment

YFS Magazine

A collaborative workspace requires ingenuity, creativity, inspiration and sometimes a little help. Here's a look at five tips to get started. Workspaces collaboration coworking workspaces

8 Steps Every Leader Must Take To Deal With Setbacks

Startup Professionals Musings

As a business owner in this age of rapid technological change, with the surge of worldwide competitors, setbacks and adversity are virtually guaranteed.

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5 Top Cashback Apps For iOS And Android


Technology has change many lives for the better, but unfortunately there are also downsides such as employment levels. It is because of the advanced technology is replacing human resources.

How Self-Service Technology Can Boost Startup Growth


For every startup business, the need to give customers the best customer service experience is the key priority. Customers are kings, and they determine business growth. Your company growth will largely depend on how you treat them. Here is how self-service technology can boost startup growth.

Office DIY Makeover: How To Install Laminate Flooring

YFS Magazine

If you're ready for an office makeover, pay close attention to flooring. Floors are one of the most misunderstood renovation items in general. Workspaces home office office office design workspaces

10 Early Business Strategies That Can Lead To Failure

Startup Professionals Musings

Starting a new business is a serious undertaking. Yet many aspiring entrepreneurs I know approach it as a fun project, get-rich quick scheme, or perhaps an expensive hobby.

Three Awesome SEO Tips Anyone Can Use


Have you ever searched your entire home in search of your keys? You look in every single corner, where you were almost certain they could be. Perhaps you look those places where you normally put your keys. They are not there.

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The Version One Anti-Portfolio – the opportunities we missed…

Version One Ventures

Bessemer started the idea of the “anti-portfolio” – the companies that you passed on, but ended up doing very, very well. . After Honey was acquired by PayPal for $4B a few weeks ago, we thought it was a good time to share the Version One anti-portfolio: Honey.

5 Lifestyle Hacks To Get Unstuck And Back On Track

YFS Magazine

There comes a point in life, and business, when we suddenly feel directionless. It seems like we are living the same hackneyed day over and over again. Lifestyle health and wellness lifestyle mental health personal development

Book: No Vision All Drive

Feld Thoughts

I love origin stories. David Brown , Techstars CEO and co-founder, just updated his and published a new edition of No Vision All Drive. It’s the story of Pinpoint Technologies, his first company with David Cohen, one of the other co-founders of Techstars. As an origin story, it’s a detailed autobiography of what David learned from the experience of his first company.

5 Ways To Boost Employee Engagement Through Technology


by Josh Fechter , co-founder and CEO of Squibler. Why keep employees engaged? Engagement isn’t just about putting on a good face for your customers and business partners.

The 2019 State of Conversion Optimization Report


This is the fourth edition of our State of Conversion Optimization report. The upward and downward trend data is increasingly interesting. But it’s also easy—and equally useful—to spot the things that haven’t changed: the strategies that continue to work and the issues the industry hasn’t yet solved.

What's the best time of the year to raise venture capital?

This is going to be BIG.

A lot is made of the best practices around raising capital—but I think a lot of the advice is a bit too clever. First off, most of it is parroted by people who never raised any money. They’ll come up with a lot of reasons why raises didn’t happen, like “The round fell apart because it was too close to the holidays.” No one ever says, “My idea wasn’t good enough and that’s why we didn’t raise.”

@bfeld v54.0

Feld Thoughts

Simply begin again. I turned 54 today. I’ve always marked the start of a new year on my birthday rather than January 1st. As part of my birthday tradition, I write myself a letter about my upcoming year. I started posting these publicly when I was 51 and they serve as a nice reminder of where I was at v52 (focusing on what I want to do ) and v53 (exploring what I want to be).


Instagram Marketing For Small Businesses: 6 Strategies That Work


by Saif Abbas, founder of Any business knows that an effective marketing strategy has to throw social media into the mix and along with Facebook, Twitter and Youtube, Instagram has become a crucial player.

Monday Motivation: I Must Do Better! (Motivational Video)


This motivational video is to help CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners start the week off on the right foot. Be intentional about working on every area. Do more, be better. Make your relationships stronger. Do what you have to do to make your future better. Be honest with yourself.

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Why You Don't Get Real Feedback from VCs--and a Solution

This is going to be BIG.

If there’s any one thing I’ve focused on in my VC career, it’s trying to give real, actionable feedback to founders. I’ve made a bet that if a founder pitches me, whether or not I fund them, if I make the process worthwhile by telling them exactly why I couldn’t get there, they’re likely to recommend that other founders do the same.

How to Launch a New Company in Dubai

The Startup Magazine

Starting a business or a new company requires certain conditions so that it can thrive. Here, you are required to set specific goals that aim at bringing profit rather than losses to the company.

Best Sales Funnel Software For Startups


A few years back, many marketing teams were unaware of what a funnel meant or what sales funnel software can do. Today, the concept of funnels has become a global phenomenon and is one of the strong pillars for many online businesses.

Ignore Elon Musk’s Bad Advice on Market Research

Up and Running

During a recent interview at the Air Force’s inaugural “Space Pitch Day” , Elon Musk stood before space entrepreneurs and over 75 startups. They gathered, eager to absorb business advice from the SpaceX CEO. .

90 Inspirational Quotes to Boost Your Success

Women Entrepreneurs Can

You can learn a lot from “successful” people. The lesson, of course, lies not in where they are currently but in how far they have come.

The Dangers of Free File Sharing Online for Board Members

Board Effect

The internet brought us many new ways to share data. The dangers of the internet quickly became apparent as parents scrambled to protect their children from things that could harm them. Some time later, adults began to learn that the internet can be a dangerous place for them as well.

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Losing Isn’t The Worst Thing: A Lesson In Purpose 


by Jason Caldwell, founder of Latitude 35 and author of “ Navigating the Impossible: Build Extraordinary Teams and Shatter Expectations “ These days, I give a fair amount of keynote speeches. I love telling my stories and having the audience be able to see themselves in them.

Ignore Elon Musk’s Bad Advice on Market Research

Up and Running

During a recent interview at the Air Force’s inaugural “Space Pitch Day” , Elon Musk stood before space entrepreneurs and over 75 startups. They gathered, eager to absorb business advice from the SpaceX CEO. .

The 5 Stages of the Blog Sales Funnel – and How to Use Them

Women Entrepreneurs Can

While sales funnels are far from being a new concept, adapting them to suit an online economy is relatively recent. Having an in-depth understanding of how the blog sales funnel works can help you increase your reach and monetize your website.

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How To Make Money With Blogs Without Becoming A Professional Blogger by Yaro Starak

Alternatives Models & Motivations I’d like to offer some alternative options before I end this article, but I need to clarify exactly why you blog. The Passionate Blogger My advice to a passionate blogger is to blog for fun.


Great Ways Your Business Can Increase Their Leads And Customers


If you’re thinking about how you’re going to increase your leads and customer base, you must understand the value of your customers to your business.

VCs eating our own dog food: Using technology and analytics to make better investments

David Teten

(To see the video above, please click the image, and then click on the Play button.). Private equity and venture capital investors are copying our sisters in the hedge fund world: we’re trying to automate more of our job. . When I was single, I registered for (a lot of) dating websites.

Mission statements: a strategic business communication tool

Up and Running

In any organization, it is the employees that deliver on the company’s strategy. For that reason, fostering good communication habits and transparency among your team is critical to success.

Avoid These 5 Mistakes While Surveying Your Customers Online

The Startup Magazine

Customer surveys have now become a standard string of connectivity between the mass and industries. It not only helps the industrial sectors to know about customers’ thoughts but also gives them a hint to recognize the areas where they need to improve. Source: Pixabay.