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The four questions you need to ask before joining a startup

<i>Charles Birnbaum is a senior associate at Bessemer Venture Partners.</i><p>I recently made the switch from startup to VC, joining Bessemer Venture Partners after three years as part of the team at Foursquare. Recently, people have been asking me a lot about my experience switching careers and what they …

Continuous Innovation Platform

SPEED OF LEARNING IS THE NEW UNFAIR ADVANTAGE<p>The most successful companies today use Continuous Innovation to systematically uncover what customers …

Innovation

9 Ways Social Media Marketing Will Change in 2014

From the decline of Facebook use among teens to Twitter's IPO, if there is one thing we know for sure about social media, it's that few trends hold …

Why Lean Startup sucks for startups.

If you go to Lean Startup events you will find first time founders, consultants, accelerator managers, r&d people, enterprise intrapreneurs, people …

Startups

Launching A Crowdfunding Campaign When Time's Not on Your Side

<i>Jackson Bond is the co-founder of Relayr, the team behind the WunderBar – a set of wireless detachable sensors and smart modules, all of which can be monitored and controlled from your phone and web apps.</i><p>After deciding to launch a crowdfunding campaign for our product, we landed on the date of …

5 pointers to help you kill the one minute pitch

The one minute pitch: 5 pointers to help you kill it on stage<p>It’s that time of year again. The leaves are falling off the trees and a thin layer of …

ITM: Initial Target Market

Learn to swim in the swimming pool first before diving into the ocean.<p>Getting a product off the ground and getting traction is hard. It's like trying …

How Twitter’s Expanded Images Increase Clicks, Retweets and Favorites [New Data]

I recently covered some big changes that Twitter has made, and here is another one. Twitter just added inline images to tweets so that you don’t need …

The Five Mistakes Startups Make When Building for Mobile

In 2009, <b>Farhan Thawar</b> joined mobile development firm <b>Xtreme Labs</b> as VP of Engineering. At the time, it handled accounts for some of the biggest brands …

7 unbreakable laws of user interface design

Are you a web designer? If yes, then you are also a user interface designer, and in the near future, this role will become even more important for …

Instagram Is The Fastest-Growing Social Site Globally, Mobile Devices Rule Over PCs For Access

Pinterest may have passed Twitter in popularity in the U.S. according to new figures out last month from Pew, but globally the social network to watch may be Facebook-owned Instagram. According to research published today by the GlobalWebIndex, Instagram is growing the fastest of all social media …

65% of all email gets opened first on a mobile device — and that’s great news for marketers

While composing email on mobile phones is still a tricky mire of text prediction and flawed virtual keyboards, email reading is quickly shifting away from the desktop.<p>According to data from the US Consumer Device Preference Report: Q4 2013 from Movable Ink, way more than half of all email — a full …

Nutrition IQ: Foods to Boost Energy

Working as a health coach in NYC, I've found that many of my clients want to boost their energy levels. While there is no substitute for restorative …

Clean Eating 101: Portion Control, Counting Calories, Eating Frequently

Today we will address Clean Eating 101: Portion Control, Counting Calories, Eating Frequently.<p>I get many emails from those of you just getting …

Nutrition

Clean Eating Dairy And Non Dairy

Clean eating dairy and non dairy. I get a lot of questions about what is clean and what isn’t.<p>I always try to help people understand that this is a …

How to Make a Healthy Portable Breakfast

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: A breakfast that's healthy, tasty,</i> and <i>portable is not out of reach. Here are</i> …

Infographic: The Best Minimally Processed Foods For Runners | A Black Girl's Guide To Weight Loss

written by Erika Nicole Kendall<p>Thoughts? Agree? Disagree? What foods would <i>you</i> add to the list?<p>Facebook Comments<p>The proud leader of the #bgg2wlarmy, …