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Startups Vs Incumbents — How Davids Can Take On Goliaths

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Startups are great at creating new markets, corporates are great at scaling them. But what about startups trying to win an existing market that has started growing? Logic would dictate that incumbents would always...
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Hiring For Your Startup? 5 Best Practices

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Hiring effectively is both a science and an art. This article will cover five practical principles to make the life of a startup CEO easier. 1) The Hiring Landscape In emerging ecosystems oftentimes there is a...
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Offshoring? 5 Key Principles For Startups

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At Tau Ventures we have invested in startups that are fully in the US, where the CEO is in the US and the rest of the team offshore, and everything in between. For us...
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Innovation in Nature: a life history strategy approach to change your business

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It’s time to ask nature how to keep pace with the change. Amplified by the pandemic, the digital dare is creating new winners and losers as we speak. From reimagining our lives to reassessing...
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The three essential traits of successful innovators

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“If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.”  - Peter F. Drucker In the past, it was through great commanders’ examples that leadership principles were implicitly described and taught. “Innovation” was...
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How Working From Home Increased My Productivity

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Stories of success, anguish and the internal state of affairs from a “self-proclaimed” productive human Working from home really brought out the best in me, it made me more productive. Because working from home gave...
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Business without borders: how to go global?

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However, just a few entrepreneurs realize that scaling is not just a new profitable market but also a tremendous job, which is comparable with new business launch. Choose your direction First of all, you should form...
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Startup101: How Do I Divide Equity Among My Cofounders And Employees?

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So you have just spent six months building a prototype with an early team, punting the question on how to divide the company. Now you are looking to raise external capital essentially forcing you...
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Three forces that shape innovation beyond conflict and change

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Scared to lose your job? afraid to be left behind? Learn to read through the digital revolution and how to keep your seat in the future! Leveraging Innovation will be the most valuable human skill...
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The Problem and Opportunity of Organizational Debt

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What is ‘Organizational (Org.) Debt’? As a rule, startups and companies in hypergrowth have two traits in common - high ambiguity and a fast pace. These are true regardless of product or industry category. While...
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Why are we talking about pivots?

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Being adaptable is more important and long lasting for success. Here are eight steps to be a more adaptable person and organization. There are a lot of articles and talking heads using the word “pivot" as...
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5 things you should know about Disruptive Innovation that most people don’t understand

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Do you really understand the principles described in Disruptive Innovation by Clayton Christensen? Here is a quick guide to help you. In January 2020, the business world lost a great thinker and practitioner about why...
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Get Yourself Together: A Story of Mind Mapping

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What if there was a way to get yourself together, to make sense to your business/personal life and move forward with serenity. The short answer is yes there is a way and it’s called...
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Startup Outside A Tech Hub? 3 Arguments For It

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So you are not in a top startup ecosystem like San Francisco, NYC, London, Beijing, Tel Aviv or Bangalore? Many investors will tell you that your company will suffer in terms of hiring, business...
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10 Life Lessons From 10 Years in the Gym

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One wrong step and they plunge. Gracefully the two climbers made their way back to the ground. There they were, adventurous and strong. Both with an impressive set of abs and pretty girlfriends waiting for them. It’s not...
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Why Are Startups Taking Longer Than Ever To Go Public?

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Technology startups since the past decade are staying private for much longer. During the dot-com boom (and bust) of the 2000s, many software and internet companies were going public as early as four years...
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Having A Hard Time Reconnecting With A VC? 5 Practical Tips

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  Many previous articles have talked about how to connect with investors, including how VCs can suck but you can minimize the pain, doing your own diligence on them, and working with smaller versus larger...
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Leader or Follower? Both!

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One doesn’t have to look far to see the perceived division between leaders and followers. Motivational posters, overly-hyped and overpaid event speakers, social media memes, and even our own expressions force us to decide if...
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A Good Life is Habit Forming

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Overthinking is overwrought. Just a few simple habits will make a great difference throughout the day. That’s the premise of Amy Landino’s book, “Good Morning, Good Life: 5 Simple Habits to Master Your Mornings and...
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Five Tips to Start and Stick with Your Goals

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“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.” —Pablo Picasso I...