Darryl Short

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How [and why] I invest in startups

This post was originally published on Atrium.<p>A lot of people ask me how I choose to invest in startups. Stage? Revenue metrics? Sector?<p><b>I’m not proactively funding at different stages. I’m proactively funding brilliant people trying to solve hard problems.</b><p>Focusing on this simple goal of identifying …

Venture Capital

How To Stand Out As A Small Consultancy And Crush Goliaths

I run into a lot of high-level consultants who have had the guts to leave their stodgy large corporations to start their own shops. They usually do so because they are fed up with the old fashioned processes and bureaucracy and believe they can do it better while experiencing more freedom and …

Business Strategy

The Harvard Business Review Entrepreneur's Handbook: Everything You Need to Launch and Grow Your New Business

Description<p>Publication Date: <b>February 13, 2018</b><p>The one primer you need to develop your entrepreneurial skills. Whether you're imagining your new business to be the next big thing in Silicon Valley, a pivotal B2B provider, or an anchor in your local community, the "HBR Entrepreneur's Handbook" is your …

Business Strategy

The Uncomfortable Truth About Entrepreneurship That Nobody Wants To Talk About

Entrepreneurship is a lonely journey filled with ups, downs, and a few directions you never knew existed. But is it your journey?<p>I often liken the entrepreneurial journey to parenting; no matter how much you study it, observe it in others, ask for advice, prepare for it, or convince yourself that …

Entrepreneurship

Elon Musk Just Gave the World's Best Productivity Advice in a Single, Short Sentence

And we all owe him a debt of gratitude for pointing out the obvious.<p>Leave it to Elon Musk to get to the heart of the matter. In a recent memo directed to Tesla employees, Musk described a number of actions that he plans to take to improve the company's performance, particularly in regard to the …

When Poses Go Wrong: The Do's and Don'ts of Model Posing (VIDEO)

Any photographer who’s worked with a model knows that one of the hardest things about the process is creating photogenic poses. It might seem simple, …

How to achieve your goals the easy way (using the Kaizen approach)

In 2015, I set a New Year’s resolution to achieve the goal of waking up at 5 a.m. daily from January through to December.<p>During the first week of …

Time Management vs. Attention Management: What’s the Difference?

geralt / PixabayWhen you think about it, “time management” is sort of an odd phrase. Time always marches forward, and we all have the same number of …

Time Management

Work Smarter Not Harder: 17 Great Tips

In Dan Pink’s Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself he closes the book with a long, excellent list of “Work Smarter Not Harder” type …

We Are at the Dawn of a New Era of Innovation. Will You Still Be Able to Compete? | Inc.com

I recently appeared as a guest on Wharton Professor David Robertson's radio show, <i>Innovation Navigation</i>. David is an old pro and recently published an excellent new book on innovation, <i>The Power of Little Ideas</i>, so it was an interesting, wide ranging discussion that covered a lot of ground.<p>One of the …

Innovation

How to Make the Most of the Affordable 50mm 1.8 Lens as a Portrait Photographer

Wanting to experiment with a variety of camera lenses means you're a <i>curious and determined</i> individual. It's helpful to familiarize oneself with …

Review: Apple's 2017 12.9" iPad Pro gains feature parity with its smaller sibling

Staggered launches of the first generation of iPad Pro tablets left the larger 12.9-inch model in an awkward position, lacking key professional-grade …

IPad Pro

How to Shoot a Commercial Quality Product Shot

Director/Cinematographer Matthew Rosen demonstrates how to shoot a commercial quality product shot.<p><b>Text, image and video via KINETEK</b>

The 5 Best Laptops For Photographers: 14" and Below (Mid 2017)

The laptop market, and computing in general really, is constantly changing with new processors, updated batteries, more color accurate displays. It …

Computer Hardware

The race to upgrade China's manufacturing

China has enormous manufacturing capabilities. According to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China's output ranks first in the …

What's New in macOS High Sierra: APFS, Metal 2, Photos Improvements, Safari Autoplay Blocking and More

Apple named its next-generation version of the Mac operating system High Sierra because it's designed to improve macOS Sierra through several major under-the-hood updates. While most of what's in High Sierra isn't outwardly visible, there are some refinements to existing features and apps like …

Using Window Light

Equipping a studio with lights, reflectors, soft boxes, flash synch devices, etc. is expensive. But for the sake of consistent lighting and for the …

Nature Photography

This famous Ford plant could be inspiring Elon Musk's ideas about how to re-imagine factories

The company formed a partnership with Panasonic to get the facility up and running, and CEO Elon Musk has also said that other sites, in other states, for additional Gigafactories, may be in the picture.<p>In fact, the Nevada Gigafactory is called "Gigafactory 1." Future Gigafactories may even be …

7 Must-Read Classic Business Books | Inc.com

Summer vacation. For most founders of early-stage and fast-growth companies those two words together are about as foreign as snow in August. Still, summer does tend to slow down the pace somewhat.<p>So whether you are one of the lucky ones who's managed to negotiate a few days on the beach or you …

Entrepreneurship

5 personal habits that could hurt your business

Our personal lives are connected to our business more then we give it credit. It is easy to act as if everything is separate, but the truth is that each aspect of our lives bleeds into each other. Your business affects you personally, and your personal life affects your business.<p><b>Related: 10 Bad</b> …

Here’s What You Should Do When You Have to Make a Tough Decision

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

16-Step Blueprint to Master Your Digital Marketing in 2016

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in 10 years.”</i><p>Entrepreneurs might politely disagree with the aforementioned quote from Bill Gates. There is a heck of a lot that you can accomplish …

15 Business Tips Every Entrepreneur Should Know

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The biggest problem founders and small business owners have is that they’re experts in their field and novices in what it really takes to effectively run a business. That’s what usually trips them up, sooner or later.<p>Don’t let that happen …

3 Areas of Law Every Entrepreneur Should Know

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most entrepreneurs don’t have a team of lawyers following them around to help make every decision. Just as entrepreneurs need to know the basics of accounting and marketing, they also need to understand the basics of business law to avoid …

How to schedule your day for maximum productivity when you own a small business

Time is a precious commodity, especially when you're a small business owner and it feels like there are always a million things to do.<p>"Most small business owners don't build time into their workdays for things that are not just run, run, run for the business," Laura Vanderkam, time-management …

20 of the best books by the most influential thinkers in business

Since 2001, the Thinkers50 organization has hosted what the Financial Times has dubbed the "Oscars of management thinking," an award ceremony for the top 50 management thought leaders whose work has most affected the business world.<p>From elite business-school professors to insightful career coaches, …

Stuck on a Plane? Reading These Books Will Help Boost Your Business.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Like most entrepreneurs, I spend a staggering percentage of my life on airplanes. While I’ll never enjoy the redeye from San Francisco to Boston, I do appreciate that being stuck on a plane allows me uninterrupted time to read. Reading …

How to successfully navigate the sharing economy

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>Do you dream of being your own boss? Turning this dream into a …