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The Silent Killer of New Products: Lazy Pricing

72% of all new products don’t meet their revenue targets. And a quarter of companies, according to the same survey, confess that not <i>one</i> of their new offerings met its profitability goals.<p>This new (and alarming) data comes from pricing consulting giant Simon-Kucher & Partners, which conducts its …

One Of The Smartest VCs Of All Time Has An Ominous Warning For The Tech Industry

Respected venture capitalist Bill Gurley is sounding the alarm on the startup industry.<p>In an interview with The Wall Street Journal , Gurley says the current environment reminds him of the tech bubble that formed in the late 1990s.<p>Every incremental day that goes past I have this feeling a little …

Deloitte has an office building designed to engineer the perfect workday for every employee

Most workers are all too familiar with how a seemingly trivial annoyance — the air conditioner blowing directly on your face, a neighboring coworker who cackles like a hyena — can make it impossible to be productive.<p>And while most of us are accustomed to sucking it up by donning a sweater or a pair …

Headphones

The Office Environment and Its Impact on Creativity

Many agencies in central London have offices that are kitted out with quirky sculptures, strange rooms, pool tables, swimming pools, and weird and wacky gadgets, but does this make any impact on the work?<p>According to research at Florida State University, people who have a good time while they’re on …

Y Combinator's Startup School 2013 videos now online, including ones with Watsi, Zuckerberg, and Dorsey

<b>Update:</b> The Startup School videos featuring Watsi’s Chase Adam and from “Office Hours” have just been posted online. Our post below has been adjusted accordingly.<p>Startup accelerator program Y Combinator has posted most of its videos from this year’s Startup School on its YouTube page. The event, …

Startups are no longer business as usual: Steve Blank, Stanford's startup guru | ZDNet

<b>To be successful, startups and entrepreneurial ventures should never attempt to emulate established businesses. Startups need to be outward-looking</b> …

Startups

Entrepreneurship comes in many flavors: Steve Blank, startup guru | ZDNet

<i>This is the second part of my chat with Steve Blank, creator of "The Lean Launchpad" methodology, author of The Four Steps to the Epiphany:</i> …

Startups

Bike-powered, modular parks bring spontaneous green spaces to cities

Parkcycle is a scheme that enables parks to be spontaneously assembled in any public location.<p>According to recent research, there are now more people …

Saeco GranBaristo Avanti: Hilfe, mein Espresso-Automat ist schlauer als ich!

Früher, als wir nichts hatten, war ein Kaffee an sich schon ein Genuss mit einem Hauch von Luxus. Heute, wo wir von allem zu viel haben, muss es eine …

Hammerhead: Einzigartiges Fahrrad-Navi mit sozialer Komponente

Hammerhead ist ein Fahrrad-Navi ohne Display,<p>das sich über Bluetooth mit einer App auf dem Smartphone des Nutzers verbindet. Über die …

What Is the Office of the Future?

This story appears in the August 2013 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Once upon a time, a person asked to envision the workspace of the future might have detailed the trappings of a space-age utopia: robots, flying pods and out-of-this-world architecture. But ask today's architects about …

Employment

Google Campus in Dublin

The new Google campus in Dublin, Ireland provides a bright and inspiring place to work, in line with Google’s company ethos.<p>Camenzind Evolution …

The lab or the factory | Seth's Blog

You work at one, or the other.<p>At the lab, the pressure is to keep searching for a breakthrough, a new way to do things. And it's accepted that the …

Why we will rely on robots

Scaremongers play on the idea that robots will simply replace people on the job. In fact, they can become our essential collaborators, freeing us up …

Steve Blank Who’s Doing the Learning?

In a startup instead of paying consultants to tell you what <i>they</i> learned you want to pay them <i>to teach you how to learn</i>.<p>—-<p>Roominate, one of my favorite …

On Corporate VCs

Every once in a while I display some emotion publicly that I regret. That happened last Thursday night on the subject of coporate venture capital.<p>I …

Neue technische Gadgets & Software: förderland

© Thomas Pajot - Fotolia.com<p>Virtuelle Server<p>Virtualisierung ist die Technologie der Stunde. Nach der Desktop-Virtualisierung kommt nun die …

An Office Landscape Designed to Kill Boring Meetings

Author: Joseph Flaherty. Joseph Flaherty Design<p>Date of Publication: 06.13.13.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. 9:30 am<p>Yves Béhar and Herman Miller are …

Pricing Psychology: 10 Timeless Strategies to Increase Sales

Pricing can be challenging, complex, and offers no shortcuts. This reality makes “winging it” an enticing option when you don’t know where to …

Customers

Eco confetti turns into wildflowers

Netherlands-based gift store niko niko’s Throw & Grow event confetti grows into wildflowers after it’s been used.<p>30 May 2013<p>Eco-minded consumers …

4 Lessons in Green Product Development from the Failure of Better Place

In 1998, I heard about Shai Agassi for the first time. My roommate back then was working for TopTier Software, an Israeli company Agassi founded, and …

Lean Organisation - Ein Selbstexperiment

Erfahrungsbericht. Lean ist in aller Munde, doch ist es auch möglich, die gesamt Struktur eines Unternehmens lean zu halten? Erfahrungen aus einem …

Wirtschaft

Keep Up the Self-Scrutiny--or Try This

What happens if you don't focus on what you could have done better? An experiment in productivity.<p>As a business owner, you're critical--by nature and by profession. You hold yourself to high standards, and are rarely satisfied with the status quo. You have a tendency to focus on what did not get …

What everyone needs to know about disruption

Every start-up from every incubator claims to be disruptive nowadays, but the claim always falls apart under any close examination. Usually it’s one …

Internet der Dinge und IFTTT: Jawbone Up, Philips Hue und mehr mit Webdiensten verknüpfen

Dank des Dienstes IFTTT können Besitzer des Fitnessarmbands Jawbone Up und der "Internet-Glühlampe" Philips Hue nun sehr viel mehr mit ihren Geräten …

FairPhone: Warum das fairer gehandelte Smartphone uns künftig in Entscheidungsnot bringen wird

Die Initiatoren des FairPhones haben die Spezifikationen ihres fair(er) gehandelten Smartphones vorgestellt. Ganz bis zu Spitze reichen die Werte …

The Pitch Deck We Used To Raise $500,000 For Our Startup