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.

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.


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Thank you, Dennis Howlett

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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


8 Ways An Incubator Can Accelerate Your New Venture

Startup Professionals Musings

More and more entrepreneurs are hearing about the successful graduates and investors queued behind a few well-known startup incubators, including Y Combinator, TechStars, and the Founder Institute.

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.

Mentors Can Help Decipher Free Advice


Any advice - and especially free advice - should be carefully analyzed before applying it to your life, team, or business. A mentor can help, says Mary Smith, associate consultant at IA Business Advisors. The post Mentors Can Help Decipher Free Advice appeared first on Young Upstarts.

Framework Benchmarks Round 20


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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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

Fresh Content Strategy and PR Ideas for Spring

Rembrandt Communications

Cost-Effective Tips to Start The Season with Sales and Success! Spring is almost here, and it’s time for a fresh start with your content strategy and public relations (PR) activities.

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The most important 2021 Predictions in entertainment tech and gaming

VC Cafe

“It follows that the goal of forecasting is not to see what’s coming. It is to advance the interests of the forecaster and the forecaster’s tribe.” PHILIP TETLOCK, SUPERFORECASTING: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF PREDICTION. Covid-19 accelerated the adoption of entertainment tech, gaming and commerce.

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Both Things Can Be True: Bias and Bad Fundraising Advice

This is going to be BIG.

Fundraising takes a long time. I’m a female founder. I don’t have a technical co-founder. I don’t have enough traction. These are all of the things I heard from a founder that I recently backed. She was pitching for a pre-seed round of $400k.

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.

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.

Burning Platform: More work from Anywhere

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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

Why Every Startup Needs To Select Customers Carefully

Startup Professionals Musings

Most startups are happy to find any customer, and will hang on for dear life to every one.

Three Keys To Startup Success


Oleg Konovalov shares the three common elements all successful businesses have that made them stand out – a strong vision, productive culture and focus. The post Three Keys To Startup Success appeared first on Young Upstarts.

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).

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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5 Ways to Empower and Support Women in Business

YFS Magazine

As we celebrate Women's History Month, let's empower more women to start and run their own businesses and scale globally. Lead female entrepreneurs female entrepreneurship leadership recommended women entrepreneurship women in business

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It’s Communications Spring Cleaning Time!

Rembrandt Communications

Do your communications, content and media make a good impression? As the days get longer and the temperatures rise, your customers are ready to do some spring cleaning and use your services. But, what about your small business? Could you use some spring cleaning, too?

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The Creator Economy – Who are they, what do they do and How do they make money?

VC Cafe

Don’t let ‘perfection’ get in the way of ‘creation’ – just start. pic.twitter.com/GgD2iWml0b — Eze Vidra (@ediggs) February 4, 2021.

How You Can Achieve a Step Change in Your Fitness Before Summer

Both Sides of the Table

Just 21 months ago I couldn’t have jogged 2 miles in under 20 minutes and now I can run 3 miles in 21 minutes or more to the point I can pretty easily run 7.5 miles in an hour.

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Retail Reimagined: 9 Trends for the Future of Physical Retail


The chatter of the “Retail Apocalypse” began long before the recent events of a global pandemic. However, the last year has accelerated the need for retailers to go digital, leaving many struggling to adapt.

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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Analyst Cam: Unit4 ERPx Briefing

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As we have moved to virtual vendor briefings, I have increasingly been excerpting short video segments (with permission from vendors), as part of my Analyst Cam series. Dmitri Krakovsky, Chief Product Officer of Unit4 spent a generous hour briefing me.

7 Startup Laws Of Finance That You Dare Not Shortcut

Startup Professionals Musings

Many startups fail before reaching that magic “cash-flow positive” position they have been striving for, despite seemingly reasonable financial projections. A closer analysis often indicates the cause to be a lack of diligence in handling common business finances.

3 Reasons Why Failure Is Essential For Success 


There are many upsides to embracing failure and knowing how to manage it. Here are three reasons why failure is essential for success. . The post 3 Reasons Why Failure Is Essential For Success appeared first on Young Upstarts.

Why Colleges and Universities Should be Scared of the On Deck Fellowship

This is going to be BIG.

There’s been an emergence of “pre-accelorator” or “people accelorator” programs—experiences that you can buy your way into with cash, as opposed to potentially valuable future equity, that replicate the education and network provided by the likes of YCombinator.

Announcing NextView’s Health and Sustainability Accelerator

View from Seed

Last spring, we at NextView announced a new, virtual “Everyday Economy” accelerator at the height of the initial pandemic lockdown. It quickly became a success.

Goldman Sachs To Invest 10 Billion In ‘One Million Black Women’ Initiative

YFS Magazine

Goldman Sachs unveils a new investment initiative of more than $10 billion to advance racial equity and economic opportunity for black women. Lead female entrepreneurs investing leadership women entrepreneurship women in business

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Kiss Your Unloving Content Goodbye!

Rembrandt Communications

Love Your Content Results? Does your copy help you boost sales and positive awareness? Read on… It’s time for Valentine’s Day and that means love is in the air… unless your content is not giving you the results you want!

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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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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A checklist for your funding announcement

Version One Ventures

A well-timed funding announcement is your introduction to the world. It’s a way to increase your visibility with prospective investors, talent and customers. It’s also a signal that your company is gaining traction and momentum – you’re putting a stake in the ground for competitors. .

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Burning Platform: Startup Communities

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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

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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