Startups face unique pressures, from execs with skin in the game to investors pushing for quick returns. In this video, Lucy Marcus from Marcus Venture Consulting discusses the importance of having an independent board for your Startup.
In this video, Satish Dharmaraj and Scott Dietzen explain how to check your egos at the door to remain friends after all the ups and downs of business.
In this video, Stephen Key, the entrepreneur behind the Teddy Ruxpin toys, describes his book One Simple Idea for Startups and Entrepreneurs: Live Your Dreams and Create Your Own Profitable Company.
The 10X Rule unveils the principle of “Massive Action,” allowing you to blast through business cliches and risk-aversion while taking concrete steps to reach your dreams. It also demonstrates why people get stuck in the first three actions and how to move into making the 10X Rule a discipline. Find out exactly where to start, what to do, and how to follow up each action you take with more action to achieve 10x the money, 10x your goals, 10x the happiness, and 10x your possibilities with Grant’s latest book, The 10X Rule.”
In this video, Alexis Madrigal from The Atlantic presents: The Jig is Up – Why Startups Need To Solve Real Problems.
Alexis Madrigal thinks our modern entrepreneurial climate has a problem: we’re not solving big problems anymore. The startup boom in the late 90s gave birth to revolutionary mobile devices. Now, the best we can do is Facebook. Madrigal offers two solutions: stop the pervasiveness of “free” web apps and increase the diversity among founding teams. Fresh perspectives, he argues, will bring a new paradigm for startups — and for creativity in general.
Vanessa Merit Nornberg at Inc. Magazine lists 5 Tech Rules Entrepreneurs Should Live By:
Work-related texts and Tweets should be quick, but right. In business, it is important not only to be fast thinking, but also to be able to fully develop ideas. Pertinent questions must be asked and clear paths charted in order to problem-solve and grow. Today’s technology users have yet to strike a balance between rapidity and complex communications. A customer expecting instant feedback does not want to get a half-baked answer. They want to be answered quickly, but also correctly. Business partners expecting to be answered at midnight are still in need of impactful solutions rather than impulsive ones. I try to separate my tools into categories. Emails are for fully developed ideas, texts are for quick practical information, and the phone is still my best tool when I need to get a deal done.
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