Marc Mapes

13 Flips | 1 Magazine | 18 Likes | 17 Following | 21 Followers | @marcmapes | Customer Development Manager/Evangelist at TalentObjects. Customer focused product guy. HRTech enthusiast. Lucky husband and dad.

Teammates embrace more than Bryce’s shot

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – West Catholic High School gave their team manager a spot on the team, a jersey, and the best four minutes of his entire …

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The Platform Paradox

Eric Paley Contributor<p>Eric Paley is a managing partner at Founder Collective.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>When venture capital becomes vanity capital<br>• The plague of rationalization<p>I often hear VCs say that they don’t back products, they back platforms. I find that logic backwards and in many ways …

The Product Manager vs. the Product Marketing Manager

Building great products is exhilarating. It takes a group of committed, focused, and passionate team members who play their positions to the best of their abilities. When a group with a common set of goals and complementary skills comes together-amazing things can happen.<p>However, without clearly …

Did a Nazi bomb land near your house during the Blitz?

More than 30,000 bombs fell on Britain during the Blitz, Adolf Hitler's prolonged air war of British cities which lasted from Sept 7th, 1940 to May 21st, 1941.<p>Over a period of 267 days, London was attacked 71 times and bombed by the Luftwaffe for 57 consecutive nights. More than one million houses …

9 Lessons From Products That Went To Market Too Soon

Pushing your product to market is about more than just making sure you’re ready. It’s about ensuring the market is ready, too. As a company, you have to hit that sweet spot, along with multiple other factors you may not have even considered.<p>Lucky for us — though not for them — there are some …

Malcolm Gladwell: One Character Trait That Will Make You Disruptive | Inc.com

When people talk about what it takes to transform a field or a world, they leave out one crucial component, best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell told the audience at the World Business Forum on Tuesday. "What's really behind it?" he said. "What are the preconditions that make that kind of change …

5 Enterprise Productivity Apps for Remote Teams

It’s an exciting time to be a designer. With almost unlimited connectivity, designers and firms can work together without needing to inhabit the same …

When Exactly Does a Startup Become Mature?

<i>Paul Malicki is the global CMO of Easy Taxi and is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.</i><p>Early in my adventure in startups, I nurtured a young tech company.<p>At the time, the company was run out of a garage. This same company would eventually become a million dollar revenue business with global operations. Yet, …

Business School Vs. Incubator: An Entrepreneurial Test Drive At Stanford To Find Which Works Best

If you are looking to buy a new car it is only natural to test drive the models you are interested in. You’ll quickly get a sense of quality, handling, comfort, and can back up your research with comparable data on cost, mileage, reliability, resale value and much more that is easily available …

‘Facebook at Work’ app targets Slack and Google

It’s not enough for Facebook Inc. to cash in on workers wasting time on the social network at work, it wants a piece of Slack, LinkedIn and Google …

The 7 Dumbest Startup Decisions You Could Ever Make (And The Idiots Who Keep Making Them)

The Silicon Valley controversy of the week started when Uber executive Emil Michael told Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith about a company plan to dig into the private lives of journalists who criticize Uber. But the amazing thing isn’t that Uber would make such a mistake — it’s that this is just the latest in …