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LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman: This is the common trait of every successful startup

LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman: This is the common trait of every successful startup | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

Speed kills may be a popular saying. But don’t tell that to LinkedIn co-founder and newly-appointed Microsoft board member Reid Hoffman.

In his view, the ability to harness speed as a weapon is one of most important characteristics of successful Silicon Valley companies, and it is a tactic he encourages his companies to deploy. Read more: click image or title.

 

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Successful #startups use speed tactics. According to Reid Hoffman you can't do without as a #startup.

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How 5 Entrepreneurs Went From Rock Bottom to Rock Star

How 5 Entrepreneurs Went From Rock Bottom to Rock Star | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it
Transforming struggle into success is how the strong survive.

Acclaimed life and business coach, author and motivational speaker Tony Robbins says the breakthrough comes after the breakdown. Many entrepreneurs reach their lowest point immediately before catapulting to unprecedented heights.

Whether the result of world affairs, slim odds, or just plain bad luck, these superstar entrepreneurs—and members of The Oracles—share their salvation stories. Read more: click image or title.

 

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Great stories of incredible reversal and #breakthrough.

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How to pitch to VCs and angel investors as a tech startup. 11 tips from founders

How to pitch to VCs and angel investors as a tech startup. 11 tips from founders | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

Learn how to make even the best investors interested in your business. Emerline interviewed 4 different startup owners and asked to share their secrets!

"Pitching to investors is just like dating but you only get access to their LinkedIn profile whereas they get to see you naked and your bank balance. All the mind games still apply. You need to play hard to get to make yourself more desirable and you can't seem desperate. You will meet lots of people and it is easy to get distracted with investment offers that aren't right but you have to stay strong and wait for 'the one'."

Elyse Daniels, CEO of ExodusWear Read more: click image or title.

 

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#Pitching #investors is a learning experience. This article illustrators how several #startup #founders went about it. Great stories and good advice.

 

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#Pitching #investors is a learning experience. This article illustrators how several #startup #founders went about it. Great stories and good advice.

 

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7 Reasons Startups Fail--and How to Avoid Them

The odds that an unfunded startup will ultimately be worth at least $1 billion are very low. But if you can avoid the most common causes of failure, your odds of success will rise.

I estimate that all but one in five million unfunded startups end up being worth at least $1 billion. For every 1,000 startups that meet with a venture capitalist, only two get funding. And for every funded startup, only one in 10,000 ends up being worth $1 billion.

One thing I learned in researching my book Hungry Start-Up Strategy is that great entrepreneurs are good at identifying and taking steps to minimize risk early. Here are seven common examples of such risks and how great entrepreneurs keep them in check. Read more: click image or title.

 

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Many reasons your #startup can fail. Avoid the ones listed in this article and you'll be well on your way to success.

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20 Best Business Podcasts Every Entrepreneur Should Listen!

20 Best Business Podcasts Every Entrepreneur Should Listen! | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

Here are the podcasts we find most useful and interesting to entrepreneurs. These podcasts range broadly in idea, strategy, and marketing, but they all strive to present actionable advice that entrepreneurs can take away from every episode. Best Business Podcasts for 2017 1. Entrepreneur on Fire – EOF Podcast Host: John Lee Dumas EntrepreneurOnFire is.

 

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Want to found a start-up? These are the books you should read first, a top VC says

Want to found a start-up? These are the books you should read first, a top VC says | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it
The key to success is often information gathering, Gurley said on Thursday from the LAUNCH Festival in San Francisco.

Bill Gurley's investment firm, Benchmark, has made some big bets that paid off. The firm was an early investor in Instagram, Quora, Snap, Uber, Grubhub and Glassdoor, just to name a few.

He also reads two books a month and writes prolifically, and might someday even pen a book of his own. The key to success is often information gathering, Gurley said on Thursday from the LAUNCH Festival in San Francisco.

Gurley's not alone: Another successful investor, Warren Buffett, has said he spends as much as 80 percent of his day reading. Gurley said that for any entrepreneur, storytelling is a big component of their job — so he has a set of books he recommended: Read more: click image or title.

 

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Get ahead, read the winning litterature.

 

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5 Startup Lessons from Silicon Valley - Due

5 Startup Lessons from Silicon Valley - Due | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

Silicon Valley is an HBO comedy about a Silicon Valley startup called Pied Piper. While this comedy show is a hilarious work of fiction, there are some very real business lessons startups and hopeful entrepreneurs can learn while watching. Here are a few important lessons star characters Richard, Erlich, and the rest of the gang have learned the hard way while building their new company. Read more: click image or title.

 

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Don't learn the hard way, cut some corners.

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3 Founders With Booming Businesses Share Stories About Their Difficult Early Days

3 Founders With Booming Businesses Share Stories About Their Difficult Early Days | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it
Everyone struggles. You're not alone.

Three entrepreneurs look back on the early days of their now-booming businesses.

Moblize:

“I almost pulled the plug on my business.”

Growth hacker status: Growing despite its customer base in the oil and gas industry cratering by 26 percent.

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Three great stories of #entrepreneurship and #innovation.

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Why It’s Okay to Tell Your Investors That You Don’t Have a Clue

Why It’s Okay to Tell Your Investors That You Don’t Have a Clue | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

Of all of the misconceptions about startup life, I think the most profound—and ultimately damaging—is the myth of the savior leader: the magical CEO who creates the perfect product/service and business model that erupts into a runaway success. The cold, hard truth is that it takes both time and much iteration before most entrepreneurs get it right.

Here are three things most startup founders typically struggle with: Read more: click image or title.

 

 

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When talking to #investors you better be real and truthful, it you don't it will catch up with you.

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4 Ways Startups Can Harness Innovation and Disruption

4 Ways Startups Can Harness Innovation and Disruption | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

Let 2017 be the year you take new risks, make bold decisions and find new ways to transform, innovate and disrupt.

We live in a time when doctors no longer have to rely on costly and unwieldy medical imaging devices to diagnose illnesses. A simple “visual stethoscope” would help them see deep into the human body more easily than ever, thereby accelerating both diagnosis and therapy. Meanwhile, if you’re a chronically ill patient, you no longer have to make repeated, costly visits to the hospital. Say hello to Molly -- an innovative, friendly, virtual nurse who can check up on you, monitor your vitals and provide follow-up care -- all through your smart phone. Read more: click image or title.

 

 

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"..these technological disruptions are upping the stakes on the playing field, making it more important for companies to stay on top of their game, and to push the boundaries of what’s possible."

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Lessons in Tenacity from the Co-Founder of Foursquare

Lessons in Tenacity from the Co-Founder of Foursquare | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it
Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley has been doggedly pursuing an idea for over a decade across a few startups. Here, he shares the different types of tenacity it takes to turn a new concept into a notable company.

For more than a decade — since his grad school days — he’d been pursuing one big idea: a product that understands how users move through the world so well, it can deliver timely, personalized tips. That idea had evolved through several iterations, from a startup called Dodgeball to the founding of Foursquare. When he bought the cake, the company best known for “checking in” was several years into something bigger, developing mobile software that would recognize users’ locations and automatically push tailored recommendations. Read more: click image or title.

 

 

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How to find the first 100 customers for your startup

How to find the first 100 customers for your startup | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it
For most startups, attracting the first 100 customers can be a challenge. Here are 29 actionable steps you can start using today to reach this milestone.
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Comprehensive article on launching your #startup or #smallbiz.

Detailed strategies, definitely a good source for inspiration.

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What I Learned From Mentoring Startups in the World's Best Accelerators

What I Learned From Mentoring Startups in the World's Best Accelerators | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

Read this if you're a startup in the pre-accelerator phase.

Besides my day job, I spend many hours each month mentoring young startups in accelerators across London, Berlin, Tel Aviv and the U.S.

I find it fulfilling to absorb the energy in these platforms even when I don’t really have time; it inspires me. However, many startups make some common mistakes in their early stages, and choosing the wrong acceleration program or mentors can cause long term damage.

Here are a few lessons I’d like to pass on. Read more: click image or title.

 

 

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The Surest Sign You’re Winning is When Goliath Takes a Swing at You

The Surest Sign You’re Winning is When Goliath Takes a Swing at You | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

I’ve been involved with several startups where a giant incumbent attacks you and tries to sue you out of existence. When you first receive the threat it feels like the local pizza shop when they first get a call from the local mafia boss and you can feel the shake-down coming. The first instinct is fear, then dread, then panic. You begin to think about how hard it will be to fund raise, sign customers, hire employees, etc. with the cloud of a lawsuit hanging over you.

That’s what bullies want. They are trying to intimidate you. It’s like the big kid at school who realizes you’re smarter, nimbler or more charming and their only defense is to punch you in the nose quickly hoping you’ll shrink slowly into a corner. Read more: click image or title.

 

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You're doing an incredible job, and I know entrepreneurs everywhere are benefiting from it!
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Great blog article from Mark Suster, must-read.

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For Startups, Giving Up Control Is Key to Creating Value

For Startups, Giving Up Control Is Key to Creating Value | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it
Young firms are valued significantly higher and attract more financing after their founders relinquish some power.

In the two years after Lew Cirne founded Wily Technology in 1997, he assembled an experienced executive team, hired 50 employees, and raised two rounds of VC funding. But he also had to relinquish three of five board seats to his investors, who promptly decided that Cirne should be replaced by a CEO with a stronger business background. CA eventually bought the firm for US$375 million — a far larger haul than Cirne could have brought in, as he admitted. But the founder was still chagrined about the early decisions he made that led to his ouster. Read more: click image or title.

 

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#Investors want to see experienced teams leading #startups with huge growth potential.

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Taking Goliath down: How to compete with the giants in your industry

Taking Goliath down: How to compete with the giants in your industry | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it
How do you compete with larger, well-established businesses? Contributor Aden Andrus shares winning strategies to help you effectively market against the corporate behemoths.

Marketing a business — especially a smaller business — can often feel like a David and Goliath scenario. Your competition is bigger, better funded and branded. How do you compete with that?

While it’s true that a well-established company has a lot of advantages over a startup, do you remember the old joke about David and Goliath?

Q: Why was Goliath so surprised when David hurled a pebble at him?

A: Because such a thing had never entered his head before… Read more: click image or title.

 

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I bought one of your business planning templates and have been receiving your emails and videos for a few months now…
I just wanted to say thanks for cranking out such amazing work!
You're doing an incredible job, and I know entrepreneurs everywhere are benefiting from it!
Please, keep it up!
Wishing you all the best!”
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Be unique and be better in very small niches.

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You have to know what makes your business different and how to market that to your competition’s dissatisfied customers

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This entrepreneur worked for 2 companies acquired by Amazon—here are his top 4 tips for getting ahead

This entrepreneur worked for 2 companies acquired by Amazon—here are his top 4 tips for getting ahead | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

He has co-founded a start-up to help millennials with their careers.

Christopher Tung graduated with an English degree in 2011 and moved out to New York City, bringing little besides the $3,000 he had saved and his determination to make it. He didn't have a job, and the one interview he had planned fell through.

After more than two months of rejection, he was down to his last $1,000, and his luck turned. He was acquired by the small e-commerce company Quidsi, which was itself acquired by Amazon. Six years later, he has held five positions, including two at different start-ups absorbed into Amazon, and one at Imgur.

Along the way, he learned how to how to keep his ear to the ground, a skill Tung says has helped him navigate his career and figure out when it's time to move on to the next opportunity.

"You never want to be the last one to go," he tells CNBC. "Move when it's advantageous." Read more: click image or title.

 

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“Growthink, Inc. daily article emails and newsletter are furthering my business education...better than any business school. Keeps me excited about growing and expanding my business.

Thanks Dave for helping me to create my own "formula" for success/profit.”

Teri Bergstrom

 
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It comes down to "Grow, Ask, Adapt and Just do It". Good article. 

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Richard Branson wakes up at 5 a.m. every morning—here's his daily routine

Richard Branson wakes up at 5 a.m. every morning—here's his daily routine | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it
The billionaire entrepreneur drinks 20 cups of tea a day.

How you start your morning can set the tone for the rest of the day. As entrepreneur Tim Ferriss, who has asked hundreds of ultra-successful people about their morning rituals, likes to say, "If you win the morning, you win the day."

Self-made billionaire Richard Branson's morning starts at 5:00 a.m. Here's what the rest of his day typically looks like. Read more: click image or title.

 

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When reading this article, make sure to watch the little video clip with Richard telling you what he learned in tennis...

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100 Startup Marketing Strategies For Business Growth 

100 Startup Marketing Strategies For Business Growth  | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it
100 Startup Marketing Strategies to Help You Plan & Execute Your New Business Marketing Campaign From Startup to a Growth Stage

As you have made the decision to start your own business, there seems to be no end to the marketing you’ll need to do to get your business noticed and reach new customers.

Well today it’s your luck day because from idea to growth stage, we have put together the most comprehensive startup marketing “to do list” to help you scale up and grow effectively your business online

Whatever your business idea is, here are the 100 startup marketing strategies you need to take a closer look at. Fortunately, you don’t have to do it all alone as you can always outsource one of Fiverr’ sellers to help you get the job done. Read more: click image or title.

 

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Great check list, get some ideas for your #startup.

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If you are contemplating the launch of a new business, or you are looking to grow a business that has yet to take off, you need to follow a plan that has a chance of succeeding in tough markets. The list of what needs to be undertaken to successfully launch and grow a business is long, and a logical sequence can be most helpful, for the less experienced in business.This list whilst not totally inclusive for all situations is a great starting point for anyone looking to launch a new business or grow an early stage business.

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Don’t Ask People What They Want, Watch What They Do

Don’t Ask People What They Want, Watch What They Do | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

Irene Au, a design partner at Khosla Ventures and former Head of Design at Google, shares her lessons learned as a behavior designer.

Q: You have an impressive background as a designer at Google, Yahoo, and now at Khosla Ventures. Could you describe how your design role translates in venture capital?

Irene Au: As entrepreneurs start to recognize how crucial design and design thinking are to the success of their company, they are motivated to understand how to hire good designers, how to position them inside their organizations, and what this means for their product and development.

My role is to help our portfolio companies become successful, particularly as it relates to designing user experience. Iwrote an e-book on design and venture capital that discusses this emerging role designers have at venture capital firms. Read more: click image or title.

 

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..."There’s a dialectic relationship between the things that we make and the way that we are; they’re both informing each other.

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Watch this super-tough coating make a watermelon bounce from a 150-foot drop

Watch this super-tough coating make a watermelon bounce from a 150-foot drop | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

If you’ve ever been at a loose end of an afternoon and decided to entertain yourself by dropping a watermelon from a high place, then you’ll know that such an act only ends very messily. That’s right, this circular squishy fruit, like most circular squishy fruit, doesn’t much like being dropped from a great height.

Unless you coat it in a super-tough protective spray.

 

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Weekend read, nice entertainment, cool video clip. Watch to the end and see how they cut it up with a chain saw. 

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How Working at an Unknown Startup can be better than Working at a Popular One

How Working at an Unknown Startup can be better than Working at a Popular One | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

How Working at an Unknown Startup can be better than Working at a Popular One.

Our culture mythologizes startups and the people who work at them. As a guy who works at a tech startup in the computer vision space, I appreciate the heroic narrative—some people get so excited when I tell them about my job—but I also think correctives to some of the misconceptions are overdue.

I’ll start with three: Read more:

 http://fortune.com/2017/03/11/startup-misconceptions-entrepreneurs-work-life-balance/

 

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#Startup sounds exciting. Here are some insights.

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Here's What a Real Growth Strategy Looks Like — Road Tested by Facebook and Remind

Here's What a Real Growth Strategy Looks Like — Road Tested by Facebook and Remind | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it
Meenal Balar cut her teeth at Facebook taking growth to a global level. Now she's using this plan to do the same thing at Remind.

For five years, Meenal Balar's job was to figure out how to get more people to use Facebook — everywhere in the world. In 2009, as the growth team was just coming together, the company already had its eyes fixed on a billion users, and Balar was one of the key players that would get them there by answering questions like: How do we onboard mobile-only users? Okay, now how do we do it in the remotest corners of the globe? Read more: click image or title.

 

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Marc Kneepkens's insight:

Excellent article about real growth, not just hacking, by Facebook's director of growth:

"Growth isn't just about user acquisition — in fact, that's just the first of four steps to real, meaningful expansion. Here's the progression every company should be looking for:

Acquisition: How do you get people in the door?

Activation: How do you get them to start using your product?

Engagement: How do you keep them using the product and make them willing to come back?

Virality: How do you turn engagement into people inviting others to join them using your product?"

 

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The seven culture mistakes that startups make – Startupsco – Medium

The seven culture mistakes that startups make – Startupsco – Medium | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

Every founder knows that culture is crucial to a startup’s success — as Fred Wilson says, “If you want to be in business forever, you need to build a culture that sustains the business” — but there are seven common mistakes that startups make when creating their culture: Read more: click image or title.

 

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Defining who you are and how you work is essential for any #startup. Don't let it get out of hand.

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Luna Persephone Athene's curator insight, March 13, 10:13 AM

There are seven mistakes that culture setups make. People just expect culture to just "happen." People also hire friends and hire too many people. They try to buy too many perks also. And lastly, they won't fire jerks because they're smart and they overwork people.

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10 Extreme Career Changes by Celebrities (Infographic)

10 Extreme Career Changes by Celebrities (Infographic) | Competitive Edge | Scoop.it

From Pope Francis to Mick Jagger -- these famous people took major turns in their careers.

Many people make major career changes in the middle of their lives. Look at Arnold Schwarzenegger, he went from champion bodybuilder to real estate mogul to Hollywood actor to governor of California. The Austrian-born celebrity knows that it’s never too late to pursue your passions.

Age should never be a factor that deters you from your next career. Fashion designer Vera Wang wanted to be a professional ice skater. But after not making the cut for the 1968 Olympics team, she became an editor at Vogue. By 40, she decided to go off on her own entrepreneurial journey and became one of the most acclaimed fashion designers in the U.S. Read more: click image or title.

 

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Follow your guts and keep on learning and changing. It all adds up, experience, different approaches, different views.

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malek's curator insight, February 25, 9:19 AM

Even Pope Francis had an unlikely beginning. Before he was ordained, he was a bouncer at a bar in his home country of Argentina.