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7 Ways To Disrupt Your Industry

Massive disruption is coming, and the only question is whether your firm is going to cause it or fall victim to it. Here are 7 ways your firm can disrupt its own industry, raising the standards of customer experience and creating new opportunities for growth.<p>Massive disruption is coming, and the …

Customers

10 Ways to Grow Your Personal Brand

As a young entrepreneur its essential to know how to promote yourself and your work if you want to be successful. If you want to be <i>really</i> successful …

Small Business

Do Your Research

Research

Video of the Week: Peter Thiel and Garry Kasparov

Tyrone sent me a link to this video sometime in the past week and I watched it yesterday morning. These are two fascinating guys talking about …

Airport Car Rental Startup Silvercar Quietly Launches Service At SFO

Airport car rentals seem like they’re ready for disruption, right? The same incumbents have been serving a more than $10 billion market for decades, and a few startups are stepping up to try to steal a little share from companies like Avis and Enterprise. That includes FlightCar, RelayRides, and …

You can’t fix what you don’t understand

When you look at Walmart, what do you see? A store? Dying brick and mortar commerce? Badly dressed poor people? If you’re an entrepreneur looking for …

5 Common Mistakes First-Time Founders Make — YFS Magazine

When you set off for a hike in the woods you’ll want to take a map to ensure you end up at your final destination. Wouldn’t it be nice if …

Steve Blank Don’t Give Away Your Board Seats

I had a group of ex-students out to the ranch who were puzzling over a dilemma – they’ve been working hard on their startup, were close at finding …

The Top 10 Lies of Entrepreneurs and Investors

“<i>There are three types of lies -- lies, damn lies, and statistics.</i>” ― Benjamin Disraeli<p>From my experience listening to pitches, I’ve seen two sets of …

Top 10

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Watch: A 2-Minute History Of American Industrial Design

The design movement that revolutionized consumer goods, explained.<p>If you were born after a certain year, then buying toothpaste that doesn’t come with the promise of whitening your snappers is unthinkable.<p>As explained by the animated short from The Open University‘s series on 20th century design, …

Social Marketing

Simon Sinek: Why to Wait Before Making an Emotional Decision

Milestones to Startup Success

<i>Update added to end of post</i><p>When your startup accepts outside money (such as venture capital), you are obligated to focus on maximizing long-term …

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

Startups

The Startup Pyramid

Every six months I rethink the optimal startup go to market approach based on new insights gained at recent startups. Lately I’ve been using a …

Product Management