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3 Timeless Lessons I Learned From Barack Obama’s Book

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If Barack Obama called, would you answer it? Some would, other’s may not. Regardless of your political views, lessons are still lessons and so I am going to assume you would. If that is the case, this...
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If you can’t rectify Democracy, at least Respect your Individuality

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Democracy has fallen hostage to Manipulation Democracy is the modern-day ideal government formation. Those who adopt the concept of a democratic state are considered progressive. Democracy, to the 21st-century citizen, is the ultimate achievement of...
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Crowdfunding? 3 Principles For Entrepreneurs

Oculus. Glowforge. Flow. Exploding Kittens. Veronica Mars. Tile. The Coolest Cooler. BauBax. Fidget Cube. What do all of these companies have in common? They are all successful and started with crowdfunding -- the list...
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Sharing Brainpower is In. Splendid Isolation is Out.

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CONNECT YOUR CAREER WITH THE COLLABORATIVE ECO-SYSTEMS OF THE FUTURE: IT’S FIT OR FAIL! Once upon a time, especially in the West, the idea took hold that the most exciting innovations were born in garages inhabited...
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Deep Tech Dive #3 | Matt McGuire CEO of SafeStamp®

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“Jim Mattis invested in Theranos. Osama Bin Laden invested in box cutters. Who changed the world more?” A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Matt McGuire, CEO of SafeStamp Inc....
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Why Founders Should (Mostly) Stay CEOs

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Amazon. Apple. Google. Facebook. Microsoft. Oracle. What all these companies have in common is one of the founders was / is the CEO that presided over the company for much of its existence, especially...
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Left-Brain v Right-Brain. Doesn’t Really Matter. Be Flexible In Your Thinking

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According to conventional wisdom, people tend to have a personality, thinking style, or way of doing things that are either left-brained or right-brained. Those who are right-brained are supposed to be intuitive and creative...
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You Won’t Believe The Science of a Starship Landing!

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Last December, Elon Musk the billionaire founder of SpaceX said that the company is planning on catching their new Super Heavy Booster in mid-flight during landing. His aim is to reduce the vehicle downtime...
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Be a Better Entrepreneur

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Entrepreneurs always look for the right recipe to increase the odds of success. Steve Blank was probably one of the “recipe” pioneers as he started the lean startup movement. Before the lean movement, I would...
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Pre-emptive round? 4 Ways To Decide How Startups Should Approach It

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Someone wants to give you money before you start fundraising? When you still have cash in the bank? And you are getting a great valuation? Hurray! But while it’s almost always a good thing, there...
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A Simple, Brilliant Business Lesson from David Ogilvy

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Do what’s best for the customer, even if it’s not your customer. There’s a cliche saying that, when you hear it, makes you think of romantic relationships gone awry, but with one side still hopeful...
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10 Ways To ‘Uplive’ In Your Remote Office

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Upliving Remotely: The consistent application of routines and skills that take you from surviving remotely, to thriving remotely. Over the past year I have studied, tested, hypothesized and hypothesized what I needed to thrive remotely. Through...
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Second Mover Advantage — 3 Key Principles To Succeed As A Fast Follower

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Ask the general public and they will tell you being the first into a market is the key to winning. But building a company is rarely a linear race. In fact, as many have...
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Critically, Identity is a given Trait trivial to Personal Preference

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The Clash between who we are and how we Label ourselves: ‘Identity Crisis.’ Human Trait is a distinguishing characteristic; some are related to genetically determined elements, and others typically pertain to environmental factors such as cultural...
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Selling encyclopedias door-to-door taught me 5 crucial facts about selling

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Let’s start with a caveat emptor. I hesitated writing about this subject because so many have made their life’s work researching and writing about the art of selling. But like a good bottle of...
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Should I Take This Money? 5 Major Ways VCs Invest In You — And...

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VCs come in many different shapes: investment thesis, fund size, geographic focus, profit-motivated versus strategic returns, and how they invest. Indeed, VCs use a variety of investment vehicles including opportunity fund, special-purpose vehicle (SPV,...
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CRM Data Management: Six Best Practices to Improve Data Quality

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Not satisfied with your CRM data-quality? Check out these data improving practices to enhance your CRM data management and quality. For both short and long-term growth, CRM data management is extremely crucial to ensure your...
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Greener Pastures – Humans Move Rather Than Solve Their Problems

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We resist solving problems we create. History illustrates our tendency to leave rather than solve problems. It reveals the flaw in our species highlighting our inability to alter our behavior and thought in light...
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Why Diagnostics Is Hard: Three Extra Challenges And How Startups Can Still Succeed

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Diagnostics shares the same two key challenges as most of digital health. One, long sales cycles of 9-18 months into providers, often even longer for payors and pharma. Two, FDA approval that necessitates clinical...
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Depression Is One Companion I Can Do Without

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I am determined to shut the door when it comes knockin’. *Depression Hotline* *Crisis Text Line* I’ve been depressed most of my adult life, and I don’t know why. I take that statement back. There are clues...