Tag: startup

  • The Power Of Doing Only One Thing.

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    This idea of doing only one thing was sparked by an event that happened this week. I decided to delete all podcasts on my phone and only keep the Tim Ferriss Show. In other areas of my life, I’ve done the same. “I’ve selectively gone into each area and chosen one thing” All the other things […]

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  • Why Cryptocurrency is the Next Operating System for Capitalism

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    Money won’t last forever — that is guaranteed It didn’t exist when exchange evolved to become a feature of humanities first economic system, nor will it persist when there is no advantage to using it. That time is approaching far quicker than traditionalists care to admit. The reality is that our evolution to a largely cashless society […]

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  • How to Build a Startup & Understanding Venture Capital

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    Many first-time founders seek advice when thinking about what ideas would be great for a startup company and receive the wrong advice that you need to focus on a billion-dollar idea. There are very few ideas that are obviously a billion-dollar idea from the start. So what should you do? I advise founders to focus […]

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  • Marketing Tips for Startups

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    Marketing done right can be an incredible boon for your business’s net income. Done wrong, however, it can feel like throwing money into a raging bonfire. Because small business owners have to be whatever their small business needs — all the time — it can be difficult to master all the nuances that go into sales or marketing. If […]

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  • Why Entrepreneurs Stop Innovating

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    At some point, every entrepreneur stops innovating. Let’s talk about how to put that off for as long as possible. Make no mistake, the end of the innovation cycle is inevitable. It’s also necessary. At my last startup, Automated Insights, two years after we were acquired, we decided to go all in and push the […]

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  • Your company doesn’t need a social purpose to succeed

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    Outside, a protest has taken over the streets. A moody cello player leaves his instrument and joins. Then a frustrated photographer. Cut to a lithe model in a silver dress. (Is that a Kardashian?) She observes the passing march, then rips off her blonde wig and joins the movement, too. The scene ends with a […]

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  • New York the Startup paradise — expanding into the US

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    If it attracts Austrian startups to the United States, then the Silicon Valley is often the big goal. This is not always useful. New York is home to big banks, hedge funds and insurance companies — a paradise for fintechs. Even interior design, fashion or media startups are better off here than in the deep tech region […]

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  • What Kind of Startup Is Yours?

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    Not every startup fits the popular Silicon Valley “We’re going to be a billion dollar tech company” model. In fact, the vast majority don’t. But, most of the startup literature (hence published startup advice) assumes you want to hit that $B mark. I understand. Starting a smaller business is much different than starting a billion […]

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  • Your Startup Can Help Fix The Loneliness Epidemic

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    By Alan Cole Why you shouldn’t make a big bet on “remote culture.” Conjure this image in your mind… Tom Hanks in the movie “Cast Away.” His character, barely covered in ragged clothing, stranded on a deserted island with nobody to talk to except Wilson… his inanimate volleyball friend. That’s what comes to my mind when […]

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  • The Design thinking space in a Startup

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    Creativity is a gift, mastering it and being able to channel it productively is a discipline. As an experience designer, I bring sensitivity and empathy to the work space while factoring the value proposition for the business. Working in a startup has created an opportunity for my ideologies to be challenged, always striving to ensure […]

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