2021

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.

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.

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Don’t Allow These Debunked Myths To Kill Your Dream

Startup Professionals Musings

Starting an entrepreneurial business, or maintaining the competitiveness of a mature business, requires innovation. Yet everyone I know seems to have a different perspective on what constitutes real innovation, and why is seems to happen so rarely.

Burning Platform: Business Continuity

deal architect

Brian Sommer and I have recorded 12 episodes in this series - see index here. Last couple of months, we have had several guests - Rob Kugel of Ventana, Josh Greenbaum of EA Consulting, Bonnie Tinder of Raven Intel, Frank. Burning Platform

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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.

How COVID-19 Is Changing Our Workplace Habits And Productivity

YoungUpstarts

The pandemic has disrupted and reshaped every aspect of life over the past year, and its impact on the world of work has been especially significant.

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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How can startups engage Amazon and AWS

VC Cafe

A few months ago, VC Cafe launched a series on startup engagement and outreach programs of large tech companies.

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Four Things To Consider Before Starting A Small Business

YFS Magazine

The difference between a small business success and a swift crash and burn is often the foundation you build from day one. Plan recommended starting a business startup advice

Data and Publicity Equal Small Business Success

Rembrandt Communications

Turn to Data for Free Publicity in 2021! If you are starting 2021 with limited funds for your business, turn to good data and publicity. With a little time and effort, you can generate positive, word-of-mouth that won’t cost you a cent in advertising!

Smart Contracts on Bitcoin

Version One Ventures

Over 10 years since its inception, Bitcoin is now firmly established as the preeminent digital store of value (SoV).

A Quick Course on Lean

Steve Blank

Over the weekend I got asked the best way to teach students the principles of Lean via Zoom. One of the key lessons from our Educators Conference is that when teaching online complex information needs to be delivered to students in small, easily processed parts.

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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.

7 Keys To Success In Today’s Popular Sharing Culture

Startup Professionals Musings

In the last few years I have seen a popular business model emerging which embodies a greater focus on social and environmental responsibility, and a new requirement for trust and sharing, as well as customer and community collaboration.

The Analyst Cam: Cella Technologies and shop floor optimization

deal architect

As we have moved to virtual vendor briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short segments (with permission from vendors), as part of my Analyst Cam series. During the last few months we have seen growing interest in bite-sized applications in. Analyst Cam Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail et

Of Compliance And Cybersecurity: Bolstering Business Credibility And Continuity

YoungUpstarts

by Andy Prakash, founder of Privacy Ninja. The increasing pervasiveness of online activities have led to a greater demand for interconnectivity. This environment is more apparent in nations such as Singapore where there is extensive internet connectivity and the citizens are digitally knowledgeable.

Mercenaries, Missionaries, and Crusaders

View from Seed

I’ve had the privilege to work with many great entrepreneurs, both in my operating days at the start of my career and over the last decade plus on the VC investing side. In my experience founders usually fall into one of three types: mercenaries, missionaries, and crusaders.

Media Archaeology Lab Virtual Tour on 1/21/21

Feld Thoughts

For a long time, I collected computers (hardware, software, manuals, and magazines.) About five years ago, I donated my collection to the Media Archaeology Lab , located at CU Boulder. Also, Amy and I have made substantial gifts to MAL from the Anchor Point Foundation.

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27 Entrepreneurs Share Their Tips and Tricks of Staying Motivated

Hearpreneur

When the going gets rough in business, you’ll need the motivation to keep moving. Motivating yourself can be hard but practicing consistent habits such as reminding yourself of why you started can be a major boost.

Introducing Maëlle Gavet as CEO of Techstars

David Cohen

“ Thoughtful leadership evolution in growing and scaling companies is healthy. It happens in strong, successful, mission-driven companies all the time.

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What MLK Taught About Life, Work And Servant Leadership

YFS Magazine

There are three dimensions of any complete life to which we can fitly give the words of this text: length, breadth, and height. Editor Picks Lead editor picks leadership lifestyle personal development servant leadership

Instagram, YouTube & TikTok Are Burning Out Their Creators. Here’s How to Fix That.

Hunter Walker

Creator Wellness Will Be A Key Goal of New Products. Being a modern creator is, for many, exhausting.

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Technology, Innovation, and Modern War  – Wrap Up

Steve Blank

This class, Technology, Innovation, and Modern War was designed to give our students insights on how the onslaught of new technologies like AI, machine learning, autonomy, cyber, access to space, biotech, hypersonics, and others has the potential to radically change how countries fight and deter threats.

SOS Shiny Object Syndrome

Eric Friedman

“Everyone is always chasing after the next shiny object” -Founders. This is a line I hear often from founders about their teams or themselves in early stage companies. While partly to blame, CEOs have gotten to where they are by trying, testing, iterating, and experimenting.

8 Keys To A Major Source Of Funding For New Ventures

Startup Professionals Musings

Many first-time entrepreneurs find themselves unable to bootstrap their startups, and also unable to find early funding at the venture capital level or even with angel investors. Their only recourse is that first tier of investors, fondly called Friends, Family and Fools.

The Analyst Cam: C5MI and Industry 4.0

deal architect

As we have moved to virtual vendor briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short segments (with permission from vendors), as part of my Analyst Cam series. This time it is Marty Groover, Partner, C5MI. C5 in the company name comes.

Barcodes Explained For Those Using Them In Business

YoungUpstarts

A well explained article on the different formats of barcodes that you get as well as the industries that each format is used in. The post Barcodes Explained For Those Using Them In Business appeared first on Young Upstarts. Others barcodes

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How Venture Capital Decision Making Has Changed During the Pandemic

View from Seed

The sudden arrival of the global pandemic has shifted the playbook for founders and venture capitalists. Despite the beginnings of a vaccine rollout, it’s likely that the conditions created by Covid-19 will continue to persist for some time.

RIP Len Fassler

Feld Thoughts

Gramercy Park in June 2015. After 89 years on this planet, Len Fassler passed away on Friday. Len was my Yoda. As a paternal figure, he was a close second to my father. I loved him deeply. And I will miss him every day.

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28 Entrepreneur Share Their Goals for 2021

Hearpreneur

It’s a new year and right after the ball drops, it’s time to go to work. Often entrepreneurs and business owners create their New Year’s Resolutions around their business.

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How to Build Your Brand — 2021 Guide

Up and Running

Building a brand that’s authentic, consistent, and rooted in a distinct personality separates you from the competition and allows your customers to connect with you on a more meaningful level. Building a brand can feel daunting.

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Nearly 200 Business Leaders Urge Congress to Accept Electoral College Results

YFS Magazine

America’s business leaders are ready to put the presidential election to rest. Economy economy editor picks elections politics small business news

Female Founder Interview: Nicole Price on the Performance and Health Benefits of Breathwork

The Startup Magazine

As part of The Startup Magazine’s Female Founder Interview series , we interviewed Nicole Price of the Chicago-based International Center for Breathwork. Nicole and her team are preparing the second annual presentation of The Breathing Festival , a virtual event, scheduled for February 2021.

Manager OKRs, Maker OKRs: How Early Stage Startups Should Think About Goal-Setting

Hunter Walker

You’re Not Yet Google, So Don’t Blindly Mimic Their Processes. Google’s internal management approach has sustained and scaled pretty impressively over the years. Quantitative goal-setting, setting stretch targets — these principles are as evident in the 2020s as they were when I arrived in 2003.

Announcing our investment in SilviaTerra, a precision forestry startup

Version One Ventures

Over the past year and a half, we at Version One have spent significant time on energy and climate. To date, we’ve made three investments in this space but have only announced Patch. Today, we are thrilled to share that we’ve backed SilviaTerra , a precision forestry startup. .

7 Reasons Why Every Business Leader Needs A Mentor

Startup Professionals Musings

After working many years in business, both in large companies as well as startups, I’ve realized that you can learn more from peers and mentors than from any formal education program. Of course, nothing beats learning from your mistakes , but that’s a painful and very time-consuming journey.

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Burning Platform: SAP projects in Asia/Pac

deal architect

Brian Sommer and I recorded the first 12 episodes in this series. Since then, we have had several guests - Rob Kugel of Ventana, Josh Greenbaum of EA Consulting, Bonnie Tinder of Raven Intel, Frank Scavo of Avasant, Dennis Howlett.

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