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Best motivational video ever for creative people and startups..

Put forth the idea before it is late.. One of the best motivational video..
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Running a business: how to avoid the usual pitfalls | Creative Boom Blog | Art, Design, Creativity

Running a business: how to avoid the usual pitfalls | Creative Boom Blog | Art, Design, Creativity | CoolBizCollective | Scoop.it
[image] Running a business is rewarding, fun and extremely satisfying. It can also be hugely challenging, particularly when mistakes are made or issu
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Top 20 ways to stay productive at work | Creative Boom Blog | Art, Design, Creativity

Top 20 ways to stay productive at work | Creative Boom Blog | Art, Design, Creativity | CoolBizCollective | Scoop.it
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How to Clear your Mind of Distractions and Free it up for Creative Thinking | Innovation Management

How to Clear your Mind of Distractions and Free it up for Creative Thinking | Innovation Management | CoolBizCollective | Scoop.it
Do you ever find that distractions get in the way of your creative thinking time? Is your mind buzzing, heading off in many different directions, sapping your energy for brainstorming?
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How Crowdsourcing Impacts Innovation Portfolio Management | Innovation Management

How Crowdsourcing Impacts Innovation Portfolio Management | Innovation Management | CoolBizCollective | Scoop.it
In this in-depth article we present how Open innovation meshes with crowd sourcing, drawing on ideation, market needs and opportunities, to fuel a balanced portfolio with actionable innovation challenges, or « the right things to do », and...
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How To Build A Successful Social Business From Scratch [Infographic]

 

 


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Want social ROI? Study shows content is key

Want social ROI? Study shows content is key | CoolBizCollective | Scoop.it

As Americans turn their attention to the web for both professional and social purposes, marketers will follow suit, as evidenced in Global Web Index’s “A Global Analysis of How Consumers Spend Their Media Time” report. The data found global digital marketing, including social media and mobile internet usage, accounts for 57 percent of daily media time. Overall, consumers spend 5.6 hours per day engaging with digital content. People dedicate 10.7 hours a day consuming all forms of media.

 

While the U.S. market is slightly behind emerging markets like Argentina and Thailand in digital consumption, American brands still see the future of advertising online. In fact, Ascend2 found that social media marketing remains a top priority for many organizations, as both B2Bs and B2Cs use web content to drive website traffic. A significant percentage of businesses also use social media content to improve search engine rankings, despite not fully understanding how social influences SEO.


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, April 23, 2013 6:03 PM

The most effective social media marketing strategies are also the most challenging, and marketers need good content to fuel engagement. Business is struggling with strategies and creating high-value content.

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The rules of a creator’s life.

The rules of a creator’s life. | CoolBizCollective | Scoop.it
The rules of a creator's life. - Click to view a tad‒bit larger. And share with your friends, co‒workers, and creative icons.
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A Highly Effective Way to Avoid Wasting Your Time

A Highly Effective Way to Avoid Wasting Your Time | CoolBizCollective | Scoop.it
Here's a simple way to potentially save hours of your time each week, by investing a total of about five minutes.First thing one morning, take a piece of paper and write a column of numbers

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Here's Steve Jobs Giving The Best Advice On Success And Failure

Here's Steve Jobs Giving The Best Advice On Success And Failure | CoolBizCollective | Scoop.it

Don't be afraid to ask for help.

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Startup Gurus Suck: Talk To a Fox Next Time You're Looking for Advice

Startup Gurus Suck: Talk To a Fox Next Time You're Looking for Advice | CoolBizCollective | Scoop.it

Startups and bad predictions


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Robin Good's curator insight, April 9, 2013 4:54 PM



Andrew Chen asks why we are so bad at predicting successful startups. He writes: "...we’re all so bad at predicting what will work and what won’t. I’ve written about my embarrassing skepticism about Facebook, but hey, I’m just a random tech guy.


For the folks whose job it is to professionally pick winners, the venture capitalists, they aren’t doing very well either.


It’s been widely noted that the venture capital asset class, after fees, has lagged the public markets- you’d be better off buying some index funds."


In his view, much of the disappointing results are due to the "generic startup advice" being offered online. He writes that generic principles cannot be effectively applied to all situations. And he is right.


But more than anything Andrew stops at analyzing what are the kind of people who often provide such predictions and strategic advice:


"[There are] two categories: hedgehogs, who view the world through the lens of a single defining idea and foxes who draw on a wide variety of experiences and for whom the world cannot be boiled down to a single idea."


"...Silver clearly identifies as a fox, and contrasted his approach to the talking head pundits that dominate political talk shows on TV and radio. For the pundits, the more aggressive, contrarian, and certain they seem, the more attention-grabbing they are.


Rather similar to what we see in the blogosphere, where people are rewarded for writing headlines like “10 reasons why [hot company] will be killed by [new product].” Or “Every startup should care about [metric X]” or whatever."


"The solution to all of this isn’t easy- to be a fox means to draw from a much broader set of data, to look at the problem from multiple perspectives, and to reach a conclusion that combines all of those datapoints."


"Over my 5 years in Silicon Valley, the biggest lesson I’ve learned from trying to predict startups is calibration. They talk about it in the video above, but the short way to describe it is to be careful with what you think you know versus what you don’t."



Insightful. Right on the mark. 8/10


Full article: http://andrewchen.co/2013/04/08/why-are-we-so-bad-at-making-startup-predictions/


(Image credit: Red fox - Shutterstock)



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Using Personality Traits to Be More Creative - The Creative Mind

Using Personality Traits to Be More Creative - The Creative Mind | CoolBizCollective | Scoop.it
Although our personality may be more fixed than fluid, we can more often use traits associated with creative people and enhance our own creativity.

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Innovation the Swedish Way

Innovation the Swedish Way
The ball bearing, the pacemaker, Skype and Solvatten are all life-changing and life-saving innovations from Sweden. In Innovation the Swedish Way you will meet innovators an...
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Creatives, if you've lost your passion, don't be afraid of change

Creatives, if you've lost your passion, don't be afraid of change | CoolBizCollective | Scoop.it
It's not easy to admit when something isn't working anymore, says Katy Cowan, but recent experience suggests it pays off
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10 things you should know before going freelance | Creative Boom Blog | Art, Design, Creativity

10 things you should know before going freelance | Creative Boom Blog | Art, Design, Creativity | CoolBizCollective | Scoop.it
[image] Want to ditch the nine to five, become your own boss and start your own business but worried about doing so? Becoming a freelancer is one of
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How to Make Business Model Innovation Happen | Innovation Management

How to Make Business Model Innovation Happen | Innovation Management | CoolBizCollective | Scoop.it
One of many good reasons for you to focus on your business model is that companies focusing on Business Model Innovation outperform their industry peers in terms of operating margin and total shareholder return.
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5 must-see social media infographics

5 must-see social media infographics | CoolBizCollective | Scoop.it

A picture is worth a thousand words, but what happens when you combine the two? Though the concept of data visualization is nothing new, the prominence of blogs and image-led social media platforms like Pinterest has truly proven that sometimes the designer’s stylus is mightier than the pen.

As we grow increasingly accustomed to bright, colourful and bite-sized visualisations of what once was presented in dense statistics and complex data, finding the best, most-useful infographics has become something of a task.

We thought we'd save you some time by presenting you with a short list of our favourite social media infographics. Enjoy!


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Joe Wise's curator insight, April 25, 2013 12:51 AM

For what it's worth....

AndySernovitz's curator insight, May 3, 2013 6:43 AM

As we grow increasingly accustomed to bright, colourful and bite-sized visualisations of what once was presented in dense statistics and complex data, finding the best, most-useful infographics has become something of a task.

Alex Delfosse's curator insight, May 12, 11:58 PM

I had a hard time finding something I could wholeheartedly classify as useful bait however this seems to fit the bill. It gives numerous rules of social media that can be applied on a day to day basis. This ones a bit jam packed and I can't read a thing on the bottom so that's a negative. But the variety makes up for it.

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Growing a Small Business with 5 Essential Principles

Growing a Small Business with 5 Essential Principles | CoolBizCollective | Scoop.it

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claire butterworth's curator insight, April 24, 2013 4:24 AM

To establish a business from scratch, then grow it to a sizeable and sustainable operation, is said to require focus, discipline and often unconventional thinking.

 

This excellent article, suggests that it takes more than just these requirements to be successful in business, and it outlines five essential principles every business owner must follow on the journey to growing a successful business.

Anna V. A. Resurreccion's curator insight, April 26, 2013 2:11 AM

HIghly recommended

Marsden Kaingu Nzaro's comment, April 26, 2013 5:03 AM
i love it
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Collaboration is the future competition

Collaboration is the future competition | CoolBizCollective | Scoop.it
Competition is good and indeed essential; but as long as it is healthy. Unhealthy competition creates financial turmoil, job losses and even recessions and economic downturns. Usually, when individ...

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12 Types Of Social Media Users – infographic

12 Types Of Social Media Users – infographic | CoolBizCollective | Scoop.it
There Are 12 Types Of Social Media Users – Which One Are You? – INFOGRAPHIC

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Ultra Peacock Informers will re-post, re-tweet, re-scoop...

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What Type are you?

Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, April 20, 2013 11:36 PM

What is your Type?

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4 Big Social Media Lessons from Small Businesses [INFOGRAPHIC]

4 Big Social Media Lessons from Small Businesses [INFOGRAPHIC] | CoolBizCollective | Scoop.it

Social Media is not just a method only being utilized by big brands anymore. Small businesses are starting to embrace and implement social techniques on a grander scale.

 

A 2012 SMB Group Study found that 20% of small businesses use social in an ad hoc, informal way- to generate leads and drive traffic to websites. The study also revealed that 24% of small businesses are using social in strategic and structured way, including data analysis of market trends and customer driven product ideas.

 

The businesses practicing strategic social media enjoyed a higher level of integration amongst their departments. The largest disparity between the two groups was uncovered in Customer Service. Only 8% of the companies with an informal social media environment had integrated into Customer Service, while an impressive 43% of the strategic social group integrated Customer Service.

That's quite a difference and food for though if your small business just kicking the tire with little or no social presence.


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The One Skill Most Leaders Lack

The One Skill Most Leaders Lack | CoolBizCollective | Scoop.it

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Filipe MS Bento's curator insight, April 18, 2013 10:29 AM

Empathy... so true!

John Rudkin's curator insight, April 18, 2013 5:48 PM

Leadership is all too easily manipulated to personal ends. There is always a personal competion going on. Sonmeone always wants what you have, and you yearn for "better".  Sad really.  Empathy cannot be learned, it has to be instilled.  It takes a certain sort of person to be a great leader - one who is led without recourse to demand leadership.

Jerry Linnins's comment, April 28, 2013 10:54 AM
Good read and something to think about in our competition, conflict, challenge, and cost-constrained organizational climates. We need horizontal AND vertical empathy.
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10 Social Media Time Management Tips for Small Business

10 Social Media Time Management Tips for Small Business | CoolBizCollective | Scoop.it

Social media is one of those things that small business owners know they need to do, but they are not quite sure how to find the time to do it. Here are the top ten tips for effective social media management:
1. Have a plan.
2. Don’t worry about perfection.
3. Focus on one tool at a time.
4. Show up consistently.
5. Use your own voice online.
6. Set a time limit. Every marketing activity needs to have a time limit.
7. Turn off notifications.
8. Schedule new content posts. Optimally, this would be on a weekly basis to start.
9. Review analytics. Every marketing activity needs to have a result.
10. Set an expected return on your investment.


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Ashok Ramachandran's curator insight, April 15, 2013 7:21 PM

Follow these tips to make the most business use of your time on social media.

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When Did You First Embrace Your Creativity?

When Did You First Embrace Your Creativity? | CoolBizCollective | Scoop.it
There were many commonalities I found among the creatives I interviewed during my 2010 cross-country U.S. trip. One was that my interview subjects all discovered their own creative side at a very e...

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