2021

On the road again - Part 2 - the Wild West of business travel

deal architect

In part 1 last week, I described our family's experiences on a trip to Mountain States - 3 airports, 5 flights, 9 hotels, 2 rental cars, plenty of restaurants. While I was balanced and reported what worked well, we saw. Food and Drink New Normal COVID-19 Travel

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The Class That Changed the Way Entrepreneurship is Taught

Steve Blank

This article first appeared in Poets and Quants. Revolutions start by overturning the status quo. By the end of the 20th century, case studies and business plans had reached an evolutionary dead-end for entrepreneurs. Here’s why and what we did about it.

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8 Keys To Maximizing Your Confidence and Self-Esteem

Startup Professionals Musings

Confidence and self-esteem are critical to your success as an entrepreneur, or any business role. As a mentor, I’m regularly frustrated by people who try to cover their lack of confidence with ego and arrogance , rather than working on the base issue.

How I Gamified My Own Brain to Lose Weight & Improve Fitness

Both Sides of the Table

Socially distant hiking in Sedona (we drove there) I recently wrote about my weight-loss journey over the past 18 months where I lost 65 pounds without a fad diet and returned to my college weight. If you want to get in better shape and haven’t read that you might start there.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

5 AI Trends That Will Shape Your Business In 2021

YoungUpstarts

Christa Martin shares some of the fundamental considerations for businesses to understand prior to undertaking the deployment AI for audience segmentation. The post 5 AI Trends That Will Shape Your Business In 2021 appeared first on Young Upstarts.

Framework Benchmarks Round 20

TechEmpower

Today we announce the results of the twentieth official round of the TechEmpower Framework Benchmarks project. Now in its eighth year, this project measures the high-water mark performance of server side web application frameworks and platforms using predominantly community-contributed test implementations. The project has processed more than 5,200 pull requests from contributors. Round 20 Updates from our contributors.

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Introducing Peerbagh Stories

Brandanew

We are so proud to introduce our latest Children’s book and storytelling imprint, Peerbagh Stories. For this mega project, we are partnering with Millennium India Education Foundation , Delhi, and storytellers from India, Canada, and the United States.

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11 LinkedIn Posting Tips to Get Viral on LinkedIn

ReadWriteStart

In this article, we will share six LinkedIn algorithm tips and insights and 11 actionable content tips. You can start following these tips on LinkedIn today to gain maximum engagement and opportunities.

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Why LP’s Passed on Seed Funds 10 Years Ago (And What’s Happened Since)

View from Seed

This year will mark the 10 th year anniversary of NextView. I’ll be writing a number of posts looking back over the first decade of the life of this firm. In some ways, this feels like an eternity.

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The Definitively Terrifying Rules of Serial Entrepreneurship

YFS Magazine

If you’re like me you probably have a pretty enthusiastic outlook on the idea of being an entrepreneur. That’s good. You’re going to need it. Editor Picks Lead business advice editor picks leadership personal development recommended starting a business

Thank you, Dennis Howlett

deal architect

Dennis has announced he is retiring. I knew it was coming - he would often fret he did not have enough time for his large and growing family - but I would have bet it would be towards end of. Industry analysts (Gartner, Forrester, AMR, others) Industry Commentary

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A Path to the Minimum Viable Product

Steve Blank

I first met Shawn Carolan and his wife Jennifer at the turn of the century at 11,000 feet. I was hiking with my kids between the Yosemite High Sierra camps. Having just retired from a career as an entrepreneur I had started thinking about why startups were different from large companies.

8 Entrepreneur Attributes Proven To Attract Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

As an angel investor in early-stage startups, I’ve long noticed my peers apparent bias toward the strength and character of the founding entrepreneurs, often overriding a strong solution to a painful problem with a big opportunity.

What I Ate on My Weight Loss Journey of 2020

Both Sides of the Table

Yesterday I wrote about my weight loss journey of the past 18 months where I lost 65 pounds in 18 months with no gimmicks or fads. No paleo, keto, intermittent fasting?—?just just sensible eating. If you didn’t read the post it might be worth clicking on the above link.

3 Reasons Why Your Remote Workers Are Not As Safe As You Think

YoungUpstarts

Strengthen your business’ security by following best practices and training your employees on security for remote workers. The post 3 Reasons Why Your Remote Workers Are Not As Safe As You Think appeared first on Young Upstarts.

Israeli startup Landscape Maps (Updated April 2021)

VC Cafe

Readers of VC Cafe know that I collect and curate Israeli startup landscape maps. You can find previous editions in the achives. July 2020 , May 2019. This latest batch includes new maps for Insurance tech, Industry 4.0,

Do You Really Need SEO?

Rembrandt Communications

What is Search Engine Optimization? How do you use it for a competitive edge? If search engine optimization ( SEO ) is not part of your content marketing strategy, why not?

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Techstars Accelerating Black ParentPreneurs

Feld Thoughts

I recently nominated James Oliver’s ParentPreneur Foundation for the new Techstars Accelerate Equity Program. Amy and I provided the lead gift of $100,000 through our Anchor Point Foundation.

Startups Should Start Saying Goodbye to.com,net and.org Domain Extensions

ReadWriteStart

Domain names — the focal point of the internet. There is no doubt the existence of a big-three-domains consisting of the.com,org and.net. These three reign supreme. For over 30 years, these domain extensions have been used to house some of the internet’s most recognized websites.

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Come Join Our Investment Team in NYC!

View from Seed

With the news of our most recent $100M fund , NextView is looking to add a new member of our investment team based in New York. If you or someone that you know might be a great fit for this role, please apply here.

Risk Identification: How Business Owners Can Build Operational Resilience

YFS Magazine

The practice of risk management is an essential part of running a long-term successful business. Grow Operations business operations recommended risk management risk management software

Burning Platform: Startup Communities

deal architect

In the 34th (today) and 35th (tomorrow) episode of the series we have Brad Feld, Founding Partner, Foundry Group and Ian Hathaway who leads the global ecosystems business at Techstars, In the episode below, they discuss their book, The Startup. Burning Platform Venture Capital

These Five Principles Will Accelerate Innovation

Steve Blank

As Director of the U.S. Army’s Rapid Equipping Force Pete Newell delivered innovation at speed and scale in the Department of Defense. Pete is now CEO of BMNT, a company that delivers innovation solutions and processes for governments.

5 Strategies For Recognizing Early The Need To Change

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur realizes that change is now the norm, and they have to adapt their business quickly to survive and prosper. In fact, the best entrepreneurs seem to see breakthrough changes coming even before they really happen, and are able to turn them into huge new opportunities.

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What Mistakes Do VCs Make When Fundraising?

Both Sides of the Table

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of talking to Samir Kaji on the Venture Unlocked podcast about a wide range of topics that we as venture capitalists think about everyday, including: How to build a generational firm?—?retaining

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The Best Apps To Ensure Your Workplace Stays Productive

YoungUpstarts

To help businesses, we've come up with a list of the best apps that businesses can use in order to increase workplace productivity. The post The Best Apps To Ensure Your Workplace Stays Productive appeared first on Young Upstarts.

How to get your mobile app discovered in 2021

VC Cafe

The iOS app store officially launched on July 10 2008 with 500 apps. Almost overnight, a huge new industry was created around mobile.

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Tradeshow PR Success Secrets

Rembrandt Communications

Take full advantage of every event this year… without spending a fortune. Many tradeshows have been cancelled or gone virtual this year, and this may be a huge disappointment for you.

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6 Steps To Personal Satisfaction As Well As Success

Startup Professionals Musings

It’s sad when the startup is “successful,” but the founder still feels totally unsatisfied. I see it happening all the time. The business is a winner, but the family or other relationships are broken by the stress.

Guide to Create an Uber for Courier App

ReadWriteStart

Many people predicted that the business of courier delivery would not survive in the digital era. However, Courier services are used domestically and internationally now. This trend is promising despite the rising usage of email, instant messaging applications, and social media platforms, .

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Announcing Our Investment in YAA

View from Seed

I’m very excited to announce our investment in YAA. You can read the update from the company’s CEO Zach here , and we are excited to be partnering with our friends at Flybridge and Long Journey on this investment. .

6 Management Strategies To Maintain Brand Leadership

Startup Professionals Musings

Every one of you business owners I know has worked hard to build your brand, and recognizes the critical value of instant brand recognition and leadership. You have done everything to register your brand legally , including domains, copyrights, patents, and trademarks.

Burning Platform: More work from Anywhere

deal architect

In the 41st episode of the series we have Tammie Hilend, CIO of Maxar Technologies While the COVID-19 pandemic and related WFH protocols have turned many of us into recluses, the big realization is you can WFA - as in. Burning Platform Future of Work Telecommunications

Lessons for the New Administration – Technology, Innovation, and Modern War

Steve Blank

Our recent national security class at Stanford, Technology, Innovation, and Modern War was designed to give students insights on how the onslaught of new technologies like AI, machine learning, autonomy, cyber, access to space, biotech, hypersonics, and others have the potential to radically change how countries fight and deter threats.

6 Keys To Finding The Right People For A Winning Team

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are a new business owner or entrepreneur, you are likely to be creative and willing to take a risk , and you probably assume that most potential team members have the same mindset.

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There’s Still Time to Commit to Your 2021 Health & Fitness Plan

Both Sides of the Table

It’s March 1st as I write this*. The year is two months in. Seems like just a moment ago it was New Year’s Day and we were all committing to our better selves for 2021 as so many of us do.

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