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Silicon Valley Legend Creates Pitch Deck Template For Entrepreneurs

Peter Thiel cofounded Paypal with Elon Musk and Max Levchin in 1998. They sold this company to eBay in a deal worth over $1B. He then founded several …

Venture Capital

The Future of Enterprise Design Is Consumer-Grade UX

April 18, 2016In John Maeda’s recent article, “The Distinction Between Designing for Enterprise vs Consumer Customers,” he explains why designing for …

Enterprise

41 marketing technology stacks from the 2016 Stackies Awards

Because so many of these entries were so good — great thinking, great design — it was very difficult to choose 5 winners. Frankly, almost <i>all</i> of the …

OKRs: The Goal Setting System You Need To Be Using

The thing that I saw at Google that I definitely have applied at Twitter are OKRs – Objectives and Key Results. Those are a great way to help …

11 Alarming Online Marketing Stats That Should Influence Your Strategy in 2016

The first ever TV ad was for Bulova watches and was broadcasted in 1941 on American screens.But, do you know how <i>digital</i> marketing …

Marketing

These companies are leading the trend in consolidating your workflow

Establishing an effective workflow process for your company is central to how successful your business will be. Though workflows differ from one company to the next, the end goal is always the same: increased productivity and sales.<p>If your team is tangled up in emails, deadlines, meetings and …

Project Management

30 JavaScript frameworks and libraries to check out in 2017

JavaScript frameworks and libraries are incredibly useful tools for any designer or developer to be familiar with. They can add some super powerful …

How Designers Can Improve Their Bottom Line In 5 Easy Steps

Once you grasp business, you don’t just design better, you also have a stronger position from which to defend your design.<p>The most successful designers solve problems with a clear point of view. Maybe they even conjure a bit of magic. But creativity isn’t enough. Design is a business, after all. …

19 Tips for Creating an Explainer Video for Your Brand - Small Business Trends

Explainer videos are short videos that demonstrate how to use a particular product or service. And they can provide a big boost for your brand. When …

Marketing

What Startups Should Never Say During A VC-Pitch

<i>Category:</i><p><i>Tags:</i><p>Dec 31<p>I’ve been listening through a number of startup pitches in Silicon Valley, both as observer, and to give feedback as pretend …

Venture Capital

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

Tim Ferriss

The 21 Types Of Content We All Crave

How Do I Build a Business Plan? (Infographic)

Staff Writer. Covers media, tech, startups, culture and workplace trends.<p>You have a powerful idea for the next big thing, but before you sell it to anyone, you have to get it all down on paper. It’s time to make a business plan.<p>How do you know if you’re headed in the right direction? Washington …

Small Business

9 Books Bill Gates Thinks Everyone Should Read

While Bill Gates has a schedule that's planned down to the minute, the entrepreneur-turned-billionaire-humanitarian still gobbles up about a book a week.<p>Aside from a handful of novels, they're mostly nonfiction books covering his and his foundation's broad range of interests. A lot of them are …

Books