Peter Gifford

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Do You Belong at a Start-Up?

When I finished business school, I had two job offers. The first was from the Boston Consulting Group, where I’d worked before my MBA program—the obvious choice for a young professional in search of a stable, lucrative career. The second was from a Series A–stage venture-backed start-up with only …

Startups

The 10 Best New Backpacking Meals

While testing this year’s crop of new just-add-water backpacking foods, something weird happened: I actually went back for second and third bites of not one but several items. In fact, after I finished testing, I grabbed the winning meal and ate it for lunch. In my office. With access to a fully …

The 11 Best Books for Product Managers

Being a great product manager is hard.<p>Whether you’re working on an early product at a young startup or you’re in charge of a well-established product …

Building a Startup Accelerator at a Large Company: Lessons from Target

An accelerator is a great way to give innovative startups the chance to really grow in a supporting environment. And while they’re typically used by …

Startup Idea Validation Tools

One of the most popular concepts for validating a product is known as the Starbucks Test<p>You walk into a Starbucks and then find a random person. You …

Airbnb, Uber, and Others Used 'Time Collapsing' to Skyrocket From Zero to Millions

Fast-growth companies speed up success by incorporating digital tools and breakthrough innovation into the core of their business.<p>In 2007, Airbnb appeared on the scene and completely changed the world of travel and hospitality. But unbeknownst to its three, 30-something founders, they forged a new …

Business Strategy

Startup valuations: All investors are not equal

<b>By Manish Saxena</b><p>Valuation of startups has always been an intriguing subject. What is even more intriguing is how the valuation figures of these …

Selling for Entrepreneurs: Enroll in MaRS' open online course

MaRS has published the last unit of its online course, Selling for Entrepreneurs. Designed for startups, this free course offers on-demand lessons in …

5 Email Newsletters That Will Teach You More Than a Harvard MBA

These newsletters are packed with content you need day in and day out.<p>When you imagine high-powered CEOs starting their morning, you probably picture them kicking back with a copy of <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> or <i>The</i> <i>New York Times</i> to get a handle on the day's news.<p>But you'd be wrong.<p>Quartz recently …

Marketing

38 Startup Pitch Decks From Companies That Changed The World

To celebrate the launch of my book The Art of Startup Fundraising, I thought it would be interesting to put together a blog post with a good amount …

The Best Part of Entrepreneurship? Giving Up and Getting a Job

Entrepreneurship isn’t usually worth the risk, some research says, at least strictly in financial terms. Thankfully, plenty of people take the plunge anyway, because they’re drawn to it for other reasons, such as wanting to be their own boss, or wanting to pursue a personal passion.<p>But that …

Entrepreneurship

Review: Slicks Backpack BIZ Goes Easily From Business To Adventure Travel

- Jan 20, 2016<p>Traveling with multiple carry-ons is an issue, and if one of them is too big while boarding an airplane, you might hear, “that will …

Streamline Your Startup Growth Process With These 22 Tools

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At heart, a startup is a company designed to grow fast. You have to have an idea, product / market fit and some capital before you can set your sights on growth -- but once you have those things, it's time to get going. Your …

Marketing

The Startup Game

A few weeks ago, the Guesstimate beta came out. It’s pretty cool; it’s like Excel with Crystal Ball built right in. You can input a single number or …

Startups

The Smartest Entrepreneurs Are Listening to These 10 Podcasts

The rumor mill says Apple and major car manufacturers are in talks to have podcasting be the new "car radio." While I won't speculate, there is no …

Cotivation Helps Coworking Spaces Build Impactful Communities

Raise your hand if you regularly log-on from a coworking space? Now take a look around that coworking space and count the strange looks you’re …

The Workplace

1 Million Cups

Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, this site is a weekly presentation that educates and connects entrepreneurs.

Big Name Venture Capitalist Fred Wilson Says the Unicorn Party Is Coming to a Close

"I don’t think we will see less of these public markdowns. I think we will see more of them."<p>Last week, Silicon Valley freaked out when Fidelity lowered the value in its stake of Snapchat, Zenefits and other startups in which the investment conglomerate holds equity. In Snapchat’s case, it reduced …

Venture Capital

Why Working From Home Is Great for Telecommuters, Bad for Everyone Else

Why you're so bummed even if nobody steals your lunch out of the fridge anymore<p>Countless management articles tout the benefits of working remotely, …

The Workplace

10 reasons why your shifting sucks

It’s all too common to just tolerate inferior shifting performance. But if your drivetrain occasionally skips, mis-shifts, grinds or binds, then it …

Who is Startup L. Jackson?

If you like startups and you’re active on Twitter, chances are you’ve heard of (and love) Startup L. Jackson. For years, (s)he’s tweeted his/her …

Startups

19 Tools That VCs Use Daily And So Should You

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What tools do associates at venture capital firms use for their daily activities?</i><p><i>Answer by Crystal Huang, VC at GGV Capital, on Quora</i><p>Currently I use:<p><b>MS Excel & Powerpoint</b> - for obvious reasons.• <b><br>Evernote</b> – taking notes, making to-do lists, and also even for …

What’s in a John Muir Trail Guide’s Pack?

<b>The 212-mile John Muir Trail is quickly becoming</b> one of the most popular long-distance backpacking trips in the West: In the past 15 years, requests …

Top 11 Wonderful Tools for Designers To Create Infographics - I am programmer

For all the importance we place on text, it’s an indisputable fact that images are processed in the brain faster than words. Hence the rise and rise …

Why People Thrive in Coworking Spaces

Shonagh Rae<p>There seems to be something special about coworking spaces. As researchers who have, for years, studied how employees thrive, we were surprised to discover that people who belong to them report levels of thriving that approach an average of 6 on a 7-point scale. This is at least a point …

Ann Arbor

Articles about finally-office-furniture-laptop-workforce on Dwell.com - Dwell

Good Mod, a Portland, Oregon, studio and retailer, develops an inventive furniture model for the 21st-century office.<p>Dutch designers Makkink & Bey prove that flexible furnishings can increase efficiency in the modern workplace.<p>The original Slingbox was one of those rare devices that did one thing, …

Furniture

10 Free Online Business Tools You'd Be Foolish Not To Try

When I need a new business tool I'm usually thrust there by a difficult, seemingly insurmountable situation. This puts me in a position that is prone …

Marketing

Why These Coworking Spaces In Train Stations Let You Pay In “Social Capital”

Is the free coworking space that’s giving 80,000 people desks in vacant areas of schools, hospitals, and train stations the future of work?<p>Steps from the Utrecht Centraal Railway Station in the Netherlands, through a dizzying mall of winding pathways dense with the scent of freshly baked pastries, …

Workstations