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Managing Your Restaurant Deliveries With Trackin Is Like Playing SimCity

Meet Trackin, a complete software solution for restaurant managers to control your fleet of delivery persons in real time and easily accept online orders. Trackin provides a dashboard for your restaurants, a mobile app for your drivers and an online order widget for your customers. Thanks to this …

10 Chinese Internet of things startups to watch in 2015

The Internet of Things, or IoT, emerged as the third wave of internet development and is gradually merging the physical and online worlds. Prompted by the smart hardware boom, this sector is in full bloom in China, with repercussions across fields such as smart homes, wearables, connected cities …

ThinkImpact: Evolution of Social Entrepreneurship

When Marketing Is Strategy

It’s no secret that in many industries today, upstream activities—such as sourcing, production, and logistics—are being commoditized or outsourced, while downstream activities aimed at reducing customers’ costs and risks are emerging as the drivers of value creation and sources of competitive …

You Can Win Without Differentiation

For decades, strategy gurus have been telling firms to differentiate. From Michael Porter to Costas Markides and through the Blue Oceans of Kim and Mauborgne, strategy scholars have been urging executives to distinguish their firm’s offerings and carve out a unique market position. Because if you …

Experimentation Is The New Planning

Let’s be honest: You have no idea what’s going to happen to your industry. That’s why you build your organization into an engine of possibility.<p>Technology is a bitch. It affects every industry, often in ways that are difficult (if not impossible) to anticipate. There’s always the possibility that a …

Nikola Tesla Pitching Silicon Valley VCs

Nikola Tesla

Stop Looking for a CoFounder

<i>I recently wrote this article for Amex Open Forum. The original text can be found here.</i><i>This is part of my Series on Entrepreneurial Culture</i> …

Free Scrum Master Training from Seattle

Q: I am the CTO of a small company I helped start and one of the more experienced developers there. Unfortunately I'm also one of the main voices in …

One Year Anniversary

we are now five person strong team (searching for that special number six)<p>over one thousand teams have used LaunchPad Central to help them navigate the treacherous roads of early-stage ventures across five customer segments<p>Our 130 sq feet office in the Presidio was gorgeous but it got really tight when we doubled in size…<p>It was time to move into our modest new 750 sq ft space in downtown San Francisco when we realized would double again by the end of the year<p>our first hire got engaged<p>our CEO is …

Google Bans Facial Recognition Glassware, for now

Today, Google posted a notice to its Google Glass channel on G+ that lays out its plan to prevent abuse of facial recognition on the head-mounted computer. Its solution? Reject any Glassware that uses it until they have proper protections in place.<p>Since Glass began hitting people’s faces, the …

Idea Entrepreneur: The New 21st Century Career

There is a new player emerging on the cultural and business scene today: the idea entrepreneur. Perhaps you are one yourself — or would like to be. The idea entrepreneur is an individual, usually a content expert and often a maverick, whose main goal is to influence how other people think and …

A Better Way to Think About Your Business Model

The business model canvas — as opposed to the traditional, intricate business plan — helps organizations conduct structured, tangible, and strategic conversations around new businesses or existing ones. Leading global companies like GE, P&G, and Nestlé use the canvas to manage strategy or create …

What USC's Degree in Disruption Needs to Succeed | Inc.com

With a modest $70 million grant from Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, the University of Southern California announced a program for creative entrepreneurs this week nicknamed "the degree in disruption."<p>The program, featured in <i>The New York Times</i>, sounds like an entrepreneur's dream come true. Beyond …

Mailbox’s Gentry Underwood: What Hackers Should Know About Design Thinking

By Chris Dannenlong Read<p>When Mailbox CEO Gentry Underwood and his cofounder Scott Cannon left Ideo and Apple, respectively, to start a little …