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5 counter-intuitive lessons I’ve learned by building startups

Building a startup is anything but intuitive. There’s a good reason startups are all about trying new things, testing them, and re-doing it all over again – there is no <i>one right way</i>, and what works isn’t always what’s logical.<p>When starting a company standard advice like, “work hard,” and, “you have …

The AI disruption wave

Information technology evolves through disruption waves. First the computer, then the web and eventually social networks and smartphones all had the power to revolutionize how people live and how businesses operate. They destroyed companies that weren’t able to adapt, while creating new winners in …

Stop applying tech principles to consumer startups

When you hear “startup,” you probably think of Facebook, Airbnb or Uber before Casper or Blue Bottle Coffee. But while companies that produce tangible goods like food and clothing receive less media attention, they’re proving just as innovative as their more high-profile tech counterparts.<p>In fact, …

Smart Entrepreneurs Build Startups Without Investors

In my experience as an advisor to aspiring entrepreneurs, I often encounter the myth that an initial startup requires investors. The reality is that over 80 percent of new businesses will never attract venture capital or Angel funding, according to experts, and there are many good reasons for …

Startups

Paul Maritz's Vision For Pivotal And The Battle With Amazon Over Open Source Cloud Computing

As the third highest-ranking executive behind Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer in Microsoft’s heyday at the end of the last century, Paul Maritz learned a thing or two about cultural and technological shifts.<p>Responsible for virtually all of Microsoft’s desktop and service software, he played a key role …

General Electric

5 PPC Tips for Startups on a Limited Budget

Startups that want to stay lean or have not been funded yet usually have a limited budget with every dollar needing to be accounted for. New …

Entrepreneurs Can Save Their Startups When They Stop Micromanaging

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As the founder of a startup, particularly a first-time founder, control becomes an addiction. You feel like the only way to succeed is to take control of every single aspect of your business. And while you need to have a say in the big …

Employment

Chasing Venture Capital will Kill 99.78%* of Games Companies and App Startups

When starting a new app business, chasing investor capital can be life threatening for your startup.<p>Delusions of business grandeur can include signing up to incubators, looking for Angel investment and spending months chasing venture capital.<p>At a minimum you are likely to waste your time and …

Mastering the Art of "Just Start"

For most of us, there is nothing more daunting than coming face-to-face with a blank page. Sure, a <i>tabula rasa</i> means you can take a project in any …

The Harsh Truth About Startup Burn Rates

Feeling the burn? Spending money to make money doesn't always work.<p>Your burn rate is often the financial version of faking it till you make it. It can be impossible to grow a business to scale, or to much of anything at all, without using up money as quickly as you find it. But knowing the …

Your business’ biggest bottleneck: Digital notes and paper forms

Going about your work, projects and team – there are a lot of moving parts. Many complexities are difficult to communicate via Google Docs, spreadsheets and email, so teams are turning to old school pen and paper or relying on simple note taking applications.<p>Despite being 2015, software is still …

Project Management

10 Superfoods That Increase Productivity

From dark chocolate to avocado, here are some foods that will keep your brain humming all day long.<p>You've probably heard how the most successful people in the world look for productivity boosters in the form of exercise and a strict schedule. Did you also know that the foods you eat could have a …