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Report From Trump Country: How ‘The News’ Helps Trump in the South

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This story is about what I have observed regarding Southern Trump voters. I am a white male that was born and raised in the South. This story tells what I have noticed about the...
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A Business Moves On Its Stomach: How to Make Allowances for Gut Feelings

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Gut feelings, as it turns out, are more than a feeling. The science is quite clear on it: Your gut knows more than you might realize, and the majority of the time will lead...
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Hardware Startups: 3 Strategies For Succeeding

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“Hardware is hard” -- there are good reasons for the saying. At least compared to software, hardware typically takes longer to build and is harder to upgrade, since there is no such thing as...
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Organizational Change Begins with Me

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They teach us that a significant role in the transformation of an organization is played by clearly defined business goals, the relationship of a leader with people and well-chosen communication tools. And although I...
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We Need A Lot More Than Data: How Startups Can Harness AI

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You open your phone, take an eye exam, and find out your risk of Alzheimer’s 3-5 years ahead even though you have no symptoms. A doctor takes data (CT scans, genomic tests, blood labs, demographics...
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How to think about Disruption

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Every startup is trying to disrupt. The common belief is that something can be created that will alter people’s behavior, change a market, and trigger new usage. Every startup is looking for that shift. Let’s...
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Help Your Brand Be the Top One That People Desire

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Awareness is the first step to attract customers and build loyalty Photo by Austin Distel on Unsplash True tests of a brand’s success are when people think of you by name instead of the competition. “Brand awareness...
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We blocked access to Social Media, it caused an outrage.

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Addiction, we can’t visibly recognise. At a recent research study, based upon the work of previous findings — we wanted to conduct a simple experiment. Block Social Media access at random times on Campus WiFi. Now fair-disclosure,...
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Why is Digital Marketing important for Businesses

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“Students do not learn much just sitting in classes listening to teachers, memorizing prepackaged assignments, and spitting out answers. They must talk about what they are learning, write reflectively about it, relate it to...
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Discriminate against curiosity, not age

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Here is what I suggest for 2021. Let your organization recruit for curiosity. Let your organization recruit for good questions. Within innovation let your organization consider junior and senior profiles with the quality of...
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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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Fixing Photography

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Deep Domain Expertise Weighs In to Reinvent a Broken Business Introduction Have photographs lost their economic value? One might make that case by connecting the dots, from photo agency consolidation and the transition from film to digital...
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Doing Deals Without Meeting In Person? 5 Guidelines For VCs And Entrepreneurs

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Since covid hit the US six months ago VCs and entrepreneurs worldwide have had to adapt to the new reality of doing deals without meeting in person. Building trust is the challenge -- both...
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Smart City: How Startups Can Succeed

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Self-driving cars that talk to roads and to each other, ensuring fast, safe and convenient  transportation. Energy generation and distribution that respond to a city’s dynamic needs. Water delivered through dynamic pricing, taking into account the...
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Why We Invested In Banjo Health – Simplifying Medical Paperwork Through AI

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  Excited to announce our investment alongside Epsilon Health Investors in the $5M series A in Banjo Health which employs artificial intelligence in prior authorization (PA) i.e., reduces medical paperwork. Tau Ventures is an AI-first...
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Raising A Startup Round? The 5 Steps To Keeping Momentum And Actually Close Successfully

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The three core requirements for raising a strong round of financing: substance -- vision and results, our put it another way team + traction + tech style -- present those results in a meaningful...
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Blockchain Start-Ups In New York City Are The Secret You Never Read About

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NYC needs more start-up culture reporting I think blockchain has gotten a bad reputation in the NYC financial community. It is a mistake. I have worked on Wall Street for over 20 years, but I cover...
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Artificial Intelligence and Whopping Paychecks: What’s the Deal?

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New York City exclaims to be the capital booming industry in artificial intelligence. This city has a staggering 11% percentage of machine learning job vacancies in a single area. From Silicon Valley, the home...
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Startups and Investors Seek the Right Fit

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Raising capital in developing markets can be difficult, but what must entrepreneurs know and do to increase deal flow and improve scalability and growth for pre- and post-revenue companies? John Armah has experience with the subject...
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Disaggregation of the Hospital – A Counterintuitive Opportunity for Startups?

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Tau Ventures is a seed-focused fund investing in applied AI in digital health, enterprise and automation (cars, robots). We think a lot about where healthcare is going and one of the biggest trends we...