2022

Burning Platform: IFS Unleashed in Miami 

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In the 77th episode of Burning Platform, we host Oliver Pilgerstorfer, CMO of IFS, a repeat guest of ours He provides a sneak preview of their upcoming Customer Event, Unleashed scheduled from October 10 to 14 in Miami. We discuss. Burning Platform Industry Commentary

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The Quantum Technology Ecosystem – Explained

Steve Blank

If you think you understand quantum mechanics, you don’t understand quantum mechanics. Richard Feynman. IBM Quantum Computer. Tens of billions of public and private capital are being invested in Quantum technologies.

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8 Types of Aspiring Entrepreneurs Who Will Not Start

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur I know is dismayed by the number of friends who approach them with a line such as “I have an even better idea that will change the world, and one of these days I’m going to get around to starting my own business.”

What Does the Post Crash VC Market Look Like?

Both Sides of the Table

At our mid-year offsite our partnership at Upfront Ventures was discussing what the future of venture capital and the startup ecosystem looked like.

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.

Nine Reasons Why Your Company Should Create A Mentoring Program in 2022

YoungUpstarts

According to Bert Thornton and Dr. Sherry Hartnett, a mentoring program might just become your secret weapon in navigating uncertain, chaotic times and coming out on top. Here are nine ways mentoring can help you meet the challenges of 2022.

Enjoy A Sales Turnaround By December!

Rembrandt Communications

Transform Your Bottom Line by Year-End (Yes. I’m talkin’ to you!). It’s September, and the busy, holiday sales season is here. Your phone rings, online purchases flood your inbox, and you hire more people to keep up with the growing demand. Money flows.

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Reboot 2022 Q4 Leadership Bootcamp

Feld Thoughts

Registration is open for the 2022 Q4 Leadership Bootcamp , which is happening in Boulder, Colorado, on Nov 10-13, 2022. Regular readers of this blog know about my long-time (back to 1996) friendship with Reboot co-founder and CEO Jerry Colonna.

The Dawn of Generative AI

View from Seed

It’s become a cliche in our technology startup world: disruptive technologies start as toys and are dismissed as such. The criticism gets louder as the realization starts setting in… the realization of just how much the tech will truly change the status quo.

2022 will be MASSIVELY different!

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Welcome back. Hope you had a relaxing break and are ready for a hectic, very different 2022. Actually, “very different year” has been our annual guiding principle and reflects Deal Architect’s business model. Every year our revenue stream varies and. Industry Commentary

Burning Platform: Why are smart factories so dumb?

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In the 69th episode of Burning Platform, we host Dan Miklovic of The Analyst Syndicate. He was a colleague of mine at Gartner and has over five decades of manufacturing experiences in various roles and industries. We discuss massive changes.

The Semiconductor Ecosystem – Explained

Steve Blank

The last year has seen a ton written about the semiconductor industry: chip shortages, the CHIPS Act , our dependence on Taiwan and TSMC , China, etc. But despite all this talk about chips and semiconductors, few understand how the industry is structured.

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8 Reasons That Startups Need To Think Like An Invader

Startup Professionals Musings

Winning customers as an entrepreneur in a startup has many parallels to a young army trying to penetrate some formidable new and unfamiliar territory. You need a strategy as well as a goal, and you need to pick your battles well.

Analyst Cam: Buday Thought Leadership Partners

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As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission) as part of my Analyst Cam series. This time it is Bob Buday of Buday Thought Leadership Partners. For over 3 decades, he. Analyst Cam Industry Commentary

Upfront Ventures Raises > $650 Million for Startups and Returns > $600 Million to LPs

Both Sides of the Table

Photo by Scott Clark for Upfront Ventures (no, Evan is not standing on a box) Last year marked the 25th anniversary for Upfront Ventures and what a year it was. 2021 saw phenomenal returns for our industry and it topped off more than a decade of unprecedented VC growth.

5 Highly Effective Search Engine Optimization Tips Beyond On-Page SEO

YoungUpstarts

For all online businesses, there are so many other effective search engine optimization strategies beyond on-page SEO. Ray Blakney shares some of them. The post 5 Highly Effective Search Engine Optimization Tips Beyond On-Page SEO appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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Does Your Content Work?

Rembrandt Communications

Does Your Content Give You The Results You Want? You distribute articles, blogs, emails, newsletters, videos, podcasts, press releases, and more… but you don’t see results. Why doesn’t your content work? What’s going on?! You may be guilty of one of these B.O.R.I.N.G. content sins! B-ad Copy.

Analyst Cam: IFS Verticals - Construction and Engineering

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As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission) as part of my Analyst Cam series. This time it is Chris Knight, Global Industry Director for Construction and Engineering presenting on trends.

Exxon Mobil in an "energy magic quadrant”

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I have spent a lifetime watching new market segments emerge, mature, get disrupted, morph and consolidate. The energy sector is going through a massive disruption and renewal.

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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning– Explained

Steve Blank

Artificial Intelligence is a once-in-a lifetime commercial and defense game changer. download a PDF of this article here ). Hundreds of billions in public and private capital is being invested in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning companies.

8 Tactics For Leading Your Business Through Adversity

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.

8 Sure Signs That Your Leadership Style Needs Tuning

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs assume that success is dependent on their product expertise, coupled with some knowledge of how to run a business. In fact, I have found from personal experience and mentoring that both of these are necessary, but not sufficient, for building a business.

5 Tactics To Minimize Meeting Time And Get More Done

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are like most entrepreneurs I know, there just aren’t enough hours in a day to get all your own work done, as well as run the many one-hour meetings each team member seems to demand for decisions and mentoring.

Analyst Cam: Empower – Digitizing the journey from linear to circular econo

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As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission ) as part of my Analyst Cam series. This time it is Wilhelm Myrer, Founder and CEO of Empower.eco, an Oslo, Norway based.

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6 Ways To Learn The Realities For Starting A Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Despite the rush in every academic institution to offer more courses on entrepreneurship, I still haven’t found it to be something you can learn in school.

Mapping the Unknown – The Ten Steps to Map Any Industry

Steve Blank

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. ozi ??. I just had lunch with Shenwei, one of my ex-students who had just taken a job in a mid-sized consulting firm. After a bit of catching up I offered he was looking a bit lost. “I

How To Launch Your First Startup

YoungUpstarts

Owning and running a startup can also be one of the most difficult responsibilities to manage if you don’t know what you’re doing. The post How To Launch Your First Startup appeared first on Young Upstarts. Advice For The Young At Heart startup advice

Love Your Communication Results

Rembrandt Communications

Is Cupid’s arrow missing your customers right now? Valentine’s Day is near, but you may not feel the love… especially when you look at the financial statements for your business. If this sounds familiar, it’s time to make some communication changes for better results!

Almost Always Any Decision Is Better Than No Decision

Startup Professionals Musings

Every so often a promising entrepreneur seems to freeze in the oncoming headlights and gets run over by his competition. Why is it that his idea which seemed so fundable only months ago fails to attract investors today? The team is the same. The company's market is the same.

5 Ways The Right Leadership Culture Benefits Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Many entrepreneurs still don’t understand that building a business culture today of doing good, like helping people (society) and planet (sustainability), is also a key to maximizing profit. Employees and customers alike are looking for meaning, not simply employment and commodity prices.

All New Venture Opportunities Come With Unknown Risks

Startup Professionals Musings

Outside of dreams, there is no real business opportunity without risk. Serious entrepreneurs know that, but too many “wannabes” still fall for that elusive get-rich-quick scheme with no risk.

6 Qualities Of The Best People To Nurture Innovation

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs are usually highly creative and innovative, but many innovative people are not entrepreneurs. Since it takes a team of people to build a great company, the challenge is to find that small percentage of innovative people, and then nurture the tendency, rather than stifle it.

5 Key Steps For Launching A Successful Startup Today

Startup Professionals Musings

Perhaps sparked by the recent pandemic, I’m seeing a new era of the entrepreneur, with startups springing up all around. Based on my own mentoring and investing experience, the best entrepreneurs are pragmatic problem solvers.

Cram Down – A Test of Character for VCs and Founders

Steve Blank

This article previously appeared in TechCrunch. Cram downs are back – and I’m keeping a list. At the turn of the century after the dotcom crash, startup valuations plummeted, burn rates were unsustainable, and startups were quickly running out of cash.

Analyst Cam: Salesforce – Industry Solutions  

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As we have moved to virtual briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission ) as part of my Analyst Cam series. This time it is Jujhar Singh, EVP and GM, Salesforce Industries. He presents an update.

5 Key Initiatives Define The Ultimate Startup Leader

Startup Professionals Musings

Most aspiring entrepreneurs are convinced that the strength of their initial idea somehow defines them as a leader, as well as the success potential of their derivative business. In my experience, it’s a lot more complicated than that.

7 Business Leadership Traits Persuade Customers Today

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 good enough.