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Why Design Thinking is the Future of Management

Why companies and leaders should reconsider their current philosophy of project management and why they cannot afford to ignore the value of Design …

How I Built This with Guy Raz : NPR

• Podcasts ><br>• Business ><p><i>How I Built This</i> is a podcast about innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built. Each episode is a narrative journey marked by triumphs, failures, serendipity and insight — told by the founders of some of the world's best known …

Innovator Insights Series: Preparing for the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Journey

December 12, 2017<p>Donna Brezinski never set out to invent the first portable light therapy device to treat children suffering from jaundice. As a …

Innovation

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Seven Essential Components to a Marketing Plan

When you start out in business, two things are scarce: time and resources. To create an effective new business strategy and ensure you're not wasting time or money, you need a marketing plan.<p>Here are the essential components of a marketing plan that keeps the sales pipeline full.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Market research.</b> …

Small Business

How to break down 100% uncertainty of new business ideas into smaller chunks that you can test: #leanstartup https://t.co/99fPfHkN4u

34 Business Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

<i>This article originally ran in Term Sheet, Fortune’s newsletter about deals and dealmakers.</i> <i>Sign up here.</i><p>Alright, here it is: the book list to end all …

The Trick Tim Ferris Knows About Naming Products That You Don't

The secret to creating a breakthrough name for your business or product is almost too easy.<p>Recently, my wife and I decided that it was time to refinish our deck. So off I went to the home improvement store to check out my options. There were a lot of solvents to choose from. Too many. Finally, I …

The Recipes For Crowdfunding Success On Kickstarter -- And What To Avoid

What are the keys to some of Kickstarter’s most successful campaigns like Coolest Cooler or Oculus Rift? Conversely, how should we analyze the crowdfunding flops like the Cuppress, a coffee capsule sealing machine which is both economical and user-friendly?<p>Too little is known about the recipes for …

Crowd Funding

<b>Editor’s note:</b> Jordan Kasteler's articles have been removed from the Inc.com archive because his relationship with Inc. has been terminated.

‘Essential startup advice’ from top Silicon Valley accelerator Y Combinator

The folks at Y Combinator have seen a lot startups succeed and fail, so it’s probably worth listening to their advice if you’re launching your own …

Startups

10 Podcasts From Founders Who Built Million-Dollar Startups

Learn how these CEOs hit the million-dollar mark.<p>Entrepreneurs working to get their ventures across the million-dollar revenue mark and beyond can learn how other successful founders were able to get there in this series of 30-minute podcast interviews.<p>Bhavin Parikh, founder and CEO of Magoosh, has …

Startups

Google Just Gave Every Startup a Huge Gift With 1 Amazing, Free Website

Every startup wants the formula for success. Google just provided it for free.<p>Starting a startup isn't easy. Most startup founders struggle with juggling the myriad of success factors required to get things off the ground. Many new ventures fail.<p>It all just got a lot easier thanks to Startup with …

Startups

Design thinking, explained

Solve any business problem with this approach.<p>By Rebecca Linke | September 14, 2017<p>Graphic design by Mimi Phan<p>Why It Matters<p>Coming up with an idea is …

Design Thinking

Fresh Guacamole by PES | Oscar Nominated Short

The Shortest Film Ever Nominated for an Oscar

<i>Fresh Guacamole</i> is a 2012 animated short film written and directed by PES. With a running time of 100 seconds it is the shortest film ever nominated …

Movies

Steve Blank When Krave Jerky Showed up in Class with a $435,000 Check

I remind my students that I’m teaching them a methodology they can use the rest of their careers, not running an incubator.<p>Every once in awhile a …

Hacking Kickstarter: How to Raise $100,000 in 10 Days (Includes Successful Templates, E-mails, etc.)

<b>Mike Del Ponte co-founded Soma, which raised more than $100,000 on Kickstarter using virtual assistants and free apps.</b><p>I first met Mike Del Ponte two …

Digital Marketing

How to Gather 100,000 Emails in One Week (Includes Successful Templates, Code, Everything You Need)

<b>This story is about the launch of Harry’s, a new men’s grooming brand.</b>Specifically, it will explain how they gathered nearly 100,000 email addresses …

Marketing

Research: Writing a Business Plan Makes Your Startup More Likely to Succeed

When asked about an opponent’s plan for their impending fight, former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson once said: “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”<p>It is a school of thought now fashionable in entrepreneurship circles. Advocates of “learning by doing” approaches such as …

Entrepreneurship

Should Your Business Be an LLC or an S Corp?

Here's how to decide whether to incorporate your business as a limited liability corporation or an S corporation.<p>You've finally decided to start a business of your own. Or maybe you have been running one as a sole proprietor, even moonlighting on the side, and have decided you need to protect your …

Small Business

10 Things You Must Do Before Quitting Your Job to Start Your Company

You have a dream but you need a checklist to achieve it.<p>So you've decided you're ready to take the plunge, quit your job, and get your own company up and running. You have an amazing business idea you are ready to launch. You're probably excited and nervous at the same time, which is perfectly …

Small Business

How using Design Thinking will fix Design Thinking

Design Thinking continues to be a hot topic (this article is one of many talking about it). Design Thinking has been hyped and even fetishized but there are also voices questioning its value, impact, and relevance.<p>Design Thinking faces criticism for its lacking integration with business and …

Why This Leadership Model Simply Cannot Be Argued With

Heart. People. Hard work. That’s the model of the Farmers Restaurant Group (FRG) and it’s paid dividends–but not just monetarily.<p>Consumers are directing their dollars toward businesses with a purpose, whether that purpose is to create a better environment or to grow employees into a better version …

Leadership

What Makes A Good Data Visualization? — Information is Beautiful

Hi there. I’m David McCandless, creator of this site and author of two infographic mega-tomes, Information is Beautiful (2009) and Knowledge is …

The beauty of data visualization

David McCandless turns complex data sets (like worldwide military spending, media buzz, Facebook status updates) into beautiful, simple diagrams that …

Data Visualization

How To Curate Content Better In Less Time

Learning how to curate content is an essential task for social media managers. And time is short! Content is an essential part of your social media …

Social Media Marketing