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Synthetic Equity — Pros > Cons For Startups?

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In the US, limited liability corporations (LLCs) are a recent phenomenon -- Wyoming pioneered them in 1977, the IRS issued comprehensive rules around their taxation in 1988, and by 1996 all 50 states had...
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Neuro Marketing and the Future of Advertising

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The world today is far more technologically and scientifically advanced than at any time in the past. Therefore, it shouldn’t be surprising that marketing techniques are also becoming more and more advanced. ​ Neuro marketing is...
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How To Choose Your First Techstack

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So many frameworks, with so little time. Save yourself the trouble and choose! For all these years in the tech industry. I assure you that I have had my fair share of technology. A multitude...
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Software Reuse and the Disruption of the API Economy

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AIKON wants software developers around the world to connect their products together on blockchain What do you get when you cross a German tech startup savant with a Mexican fintech expert and a U.S. political...
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Is This The Real Life?

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“Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?” once sang Freddie Mercury, now we say; “Alexa play Bohemian Rhapsody.” “Prior to the age of electricity, only real experience was possible. However, during the...
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What’s the Word for Success?

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Words matter. The best idea in the world will go for naught for lack of description. Whether oral, written or conveyed in sublime body language, improved communication can enhance your business and -- ultimately...
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Evolution of Value Investing: How it has Changed Since the Days of Graham

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Value investors are thought to be a staid lot. Spendthrift, and always looking to the long term. The key principles of value investing have not changed since Benjamin Graham picked up his first cigar butt. But...
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AI Startups + Fundraising = What Are The Metrics?

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What do I need to show in order to raise my next round? All entrepreneurs face that question at some point and it may be the single piece of advice they most ask. This...
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Great hiring is as basic as the fundamentals

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Hiring used to be so simple. Then the world changed, and remote work was no longer a luxury. Taking on new people switched into the digital sphere. There has been a lot to keep...
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Utilizing the potential of Social media for Digital marketing

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With an excess of 4 billion people using the Internet, more than 50% of the World's population is online. The smart phone revolution has given accessibility of numerous social media platforms to the people...
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Are You Ready for the Periodic Inflection Point? Part 2

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We discuss about the irreversible factors in global cycles and their drivers. We then discuss the risk aversion cycle and hedging, and how Bitcoin is becoming the Alpha of hedging assets. In Part 1, we...
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Ready or not equals success or failure

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As if business owners did not have enough to worry about, hit them and the rest of the world with a pandemic. This is the unexpected on a grand scale. “The thing about unplanned events...
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From the Start, HR Sets Companies Straight

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Entrepreneurs that are just getting started face an assortment of challenges. Those are compounded by the size of the startup. If the company is big enough to have human resources specialists, their role is...
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Trump Republicans and Big Business Are Heading for Divorce

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As America’s favorite pundit, Forrest Gump, might put it, the Republican Party and big business go together like peas and carrots. Since its founding in 1854, the Grand Old Party has been pro-business — favoring a...
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Why You Need a Coach

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Tom Brady is annoying. Let’s face it. But then, to the Cleveland Browns, so was Elway. Manning annoyed the holy crap out of an awful lot of folks, too. What they, and all other quarterbacks-...
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Relevance for Leaders in the AI Age

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Today’s leaders must constantly update their survival skills if they want to stay on the island. Three capabilities to sharpen in today’s fast-moving digital world are adaptability, continuous learning, and empathy. Leaders who can adapt The...
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Data driven starts with data literacy

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Just hearing the word “data” is intimidating. Being honest, only 21 percent of global workers are confident in their data literacy skills -- and that number might be high. With some of the best places...
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Crisis Management Flies on ‘Plane’ Truth

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When an Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max crashed shortly after takeoff, the nation was plunged into crisis. The prime minister took to the airwaves to reassure people in distress. Amid the turmoil, Nelisa Ngqulana was in...
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To PR Or Not To PR? 5 Key Questions For Startups

Wired published a thought-provoking opinion article in 2015 comparing the news cycle around startups to a 12-hr clock. Indeed, tech in general and Silicon Valley in particular has received significant criticism over the years...
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How To Truly Measure A Venture Capitalist’s Performance?

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Wall Street Journal: Andreessen Horowitz’s Returns Trail Venture-Capital Elite TechCrunch: AngelList wants to improve comparing VC fund performance with new metrics and calculator New Yorker: Is Venture Capital Worth the Risk? Trying to make sense of these...