Category: VODX

  • 7 Early-Stage Recruiting Mistakes I’ll Never Make Again

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    By Alex P In the early days of your startup, there may be no decision you make as a founder that will be more critical than your initial hires. I’m talking about your first client engineers, server engineers, product managers, salespeople, designers, etc. If you hire the right people for these roles, your company, future employees, […]

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  • AG Jeff Sessions Was (Basically) Fired: The Cannabis Industry Reacts

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    By J Melbourne We tried but we couldn’t find anybody unhappy about it. Following the 2018 midterm election, President Donald Trump asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign — which actually meant firing him, albeit politely. Sessions, a well-known, long-standing opponent of marijuana legalization, was understandably disliked by cannabis industry participants and weed enthusiasts alike. So, […]

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  • Why the Google Walkout Was a Watershed Moment in Tech

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    By F Manjoo Outsiders have little leverage to force the industry to change. The companies’ own workers are another matter. For a few hours last Thursday, just about everything at Google ground to a halt. At 11 a.m. local time in a movement that rolled like an angry and jubilant tide around the globe, more than 20,000 […]

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  • Building the Venture Capital State

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    By Patrick Hall In a 1986 speech, then president Ronald Reagan lamented that “the nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” This statement epitomizes the neoliberal view of how Silicon Valley became a global beacon of high-technology ingenuity, entrepreneurship, and venture capital. For followers […]

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  • Side Marketing: Blockchain Companies And Enterprises Are Using One Business To Grow Two

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    By Luke F Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah were studying at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and decided to enter a business contest, a moment that would soon forever change their lives. The two ended up becoming the semi-finalists in the competition—after graduating, the pair then went on to found Hubspot in 2006. Fast forward a […]

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  • Why do Voting Systems Need Blockchain?

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    Voting, as a decision-making process on society’s major issues, has been around for thousands of years. There was a time when decisions were made by a narrow circle of authorized persons by throwing coloured balls into a special amphora or by a simple hand gesture. However, as the population increased, society developed, and more and […]

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  • How to Create a New Product Category in Three (Easy!) Steps

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    By Patrick Hall Lessons learned from creating new product categories in technology One of the best ways to accelerate the growth of your business and create a highly defensible market position is to create a new product category, and establish a leadership position in it. This is the grand slam of Go-To-Market plays that captures most […]

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  • How to Promote an ICO Without Being a Spam Bot

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    By Laura Desmond Let me run you through a scenario that a lot of founders in the crypto space find themselves these days. You have spent countless hours and invested personal savings into a startup that is based on a tokenization model. If it gains traction, your startup could create a whole new marketplace for […]

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  • I Built a Social Media Following of 1 Million in 30 Days. Here’s How You Can, Too.

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    By David Devils By applying these social strategies you can build a huge following with high levels of engagement. Many people want to share messages with the masses to gain exposure for their brand, product or service on social media. But, with over 60 billion messages shared each day on mobile platforms alone, most content gets lost […]

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  • Dear Cannabis Entrepreneurs: Enjoy Ruling Your Small Pond While You Can

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    By Patrick Hall Nobody in the cannabis business likes federal prohibition but when it ends they will all find themselves in competition with global corporations that are already preparing to enter the market. The following is an unpopular opinion, but still true: Federal prohibition of cannabis gives businesses an advantage right now. State-by-state legalization certainly causes […]

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