Lean Startups
The Global, On-Demand Economy Is Your Secret to Business Success
In today's digital, borderless economy, it's easier than ever for a business of any size to grow globally. By simply listing their products or services on a marketplace like Amazon or Upwork, any business has the available channels at their fingertips to find customers around the world and reach new heights of success.
Apr 17 4:00PM Small Biz Daily

The Seven Pillars of ICO Investing
Tim Enneking is managing director at Crypto Asset Management. Robert Brauer and Andrew Kang are members of the Crypto Asset Management ICO Analysis team.
Apr 17 12:37PM CoinDesk

The Women Who Are Driving Innovation Forward
In honor of Women's History Month, the FEI team is happy to shine a spotlight on women driving innovation forward at FEI: Front End of Innovation 2018. Kathy Fish, Chief Research, Development & Innovation Officer, is spilling all the secrets of how it can be done in established organizations like P&G - including creating startups inside Procter & Gamble, partnering externally and running more experiments on both products AND business models - at FEI 2018.
Apr 17 11:08AM knect365.com

8 Proven Psychological Strategies To Deal With Angry, Emotional or Difficult Customers
Every business has some angry, emotional or difficult customers. Even if most of your customers are happy, there will always be outliers.
Apr 17 1:22AM crowdspring Blog

Scaling Agile: When to Build a Scrum of Scrums
Involvement increases empowerment at scale, agile coach Georg Fasching. Agile software development arose to identify new ways for problem solving and product development in self-organizing, cross-functional teams, emphasizing faster, continuous delivery and improvement.
Apr 16 1:05PM The New Stack

Mixcloud, the audio streaming platform for long-form content, raises $11.5M from WndrCo
Mixcloud, the London startup that offers an audio streaming platform designed for long-form content, has closed its first-ever funding round, TechCrunch has learned. According to a regulatory filing and since confirmed by co-founder Nico Perez, the ten-year old company has raised approximately $11.
Apr 16 1:03PM TechCrunch

Kolide raises $8M to turn application and device management into a smart database
More devices are coming onto the Internet every single day, and that's especially true within organizations that have a fleet of devices with access to sensitive data which means there are even more holes for potential security breaches. That's the goal of Kolide.
Apr 16 1:01PM TechCrunch

Bootstrap Business Blog Media Mentions
Bootstrap Business has gotten a lot of great media coverage over recent years for helping entrepreneurs and lean startups improve their marketing and finance. I hope you enjoy this growing collection of social media articles, expert roundups, and marketing interviews I've recently taken part of or been featured in: - Top 10 Social Media Marketing Influencers Of 2018 - Top 100 Social Media & Marketing Influencers 2018- Top 100 Social Media & Digital Marketing Professionals - The World's 100 Most ReTweeted Marketers - Top 100 Digital Marketing Influencers - Top 25 Digital Marketing Influencers- Tenfold Top 100 Marketing Influencers - Top 1000 Social Selling Experts - 48 Experts Share SEO Predictions For 2018- Top 45 Influencer Marketing Experts & Tips - Top 42 Influencer Marketing Experts & Favorite Tools - Top 20 Twitter Accounts To Follow For Marketing - Top 10 Digital Marketers To Follow On Twitter - Best Business Blogs To Follow in 2018- Frugal Entrepreneurship Interview With Startup League - Content Marketing On Google Clickz Interview - Top 10 SEO Influencers To Follow In 2017- 48 Marketing Experts Reveal Their Top SEO Tips- Onalytica Top 100 Digital Marketing Influencers - Onalytica Top 100 Social Selling Influencers - Marketing Insider Group Top 100 Digital Marketers- Shape Magazine's YouTube Top 10 Fitness Channels - 15 Fantastic Budget Blogs To Help Cut Business Costs - Top 65 Entrepreneur Marketing Tools- CSD Magazine Social Media Awards 2016 - CSD Magazine Social Media Awards 2017 - CSD Magazine 40 Under 40 in 2018- CSD Magazine 40 Under 40 in 2017 - CSD Magazine 40 Under 40 in 2016 - CSN Magazine Improving Customer Experience - Seasons Branding Beginnings- Shorty Awards Top 20 Business Blogger - Agilience Top Social Media Influencer 2017 - How Social Media Can Help You Close Deals - SMB Employee Management Interview With Zig Marketing- IT Bob: Why Social Media Marketing Is A Big Deal - Why Your Company Needs Social Media Marketing- 10 Must-Read Blog
Apr 15 2:19PM leanstartuplife.com

The Silicon Valley Myth
Over the past few decades, Silicon Valley has been such a powerful engine for entrepreneurship in technology that, all too often, it is considered to be some kind of panacea. Corporate executives seek to inject Silicon Valley DNA into their cultures and policymakers point to venture-funded entrepreneurship as a solution for all manner of problems.
Apr 15 11:40AM Digital Tonto

The Difference Between Design Thinking, Lean Startup, and Agile
As more large companies begin to embark upon audacious transformation plans and set up innovation teams, more corporate professionals are being introduced to a world in which terms like design thinking, lean, agile, pivot, experiment, fail, adapt and so on are used almost interchangeably. Many fall victim to the law of the instrument bias and after attending a one day design thinking workshop, load all of their eggs into that one basket, maintaining a firm belief that design thinking is the silver bullet solution for their innovation woes, but as I detailed in a previous blog post, design thinking is only one step in the process.
Apr 14 5:00PM linkedin.com

A How-To Guide To Growing Women-Led Startups
Christina Qi didn't get too deep in her trading career before realizing other ambitions. They were risky ambitions, but she resolved to give them a shot.
Apr 13 8:30PM Benzinga

The Difference Between Innovators and Entrepreneurs
Originally published by Steve Blank on his personal website. I just received a thank-you note from a student who attended a fireside chat I held at the ranch.
Apr 13 7:18PM Medium

Kelley MBA students start new business
For his entire life, Blake Sorensen has dealt with a life-threatening allergy to all kinds of nuts. "I have to carry an EpiPen everywhere I go," said Sorensen, a second-year MBA student in Indiana University's Kelley School of Business.
Apr 13 5:05PM News at IU

Why entrepreneurs start companies rather than join them
If you asked me why I gravitated to startups rather than work in a large company I would have answered at various times: I want to be my own boss. I love risk.
Apr 13 12:11AM VentureBeat

Linky Brain, Linky Brains.
Hello, doug_scott. We're twitter friends.
Apr 12 8:25PM Medium

Top Roles In Data Science That Professionals From Non-Tech Fields Can Explore
Jobs in data science have repeatedly topped the charts for being the most in-demand roles with fat pay cheques. But can people from non-tech backgrounds make a foray into this exciting field? Are there roles where professionals with a non-STEM background break into? The answer is 'yes'.
Apr 12 2:30PM Analytics India Magazine

Applying Mindset Psychology to Your Startup Team
By Alexander Mistakidis, CEO at Gamelynx. Startups live or die by their ability to learn and adapt.
Apr 12 2:12PM Inc.com

Microservices, APIs, and Innovation: Empowering Digital Transformation at Speed
Mike Amundsen, Lead API Architect at API Academy An internationally known author and speaker, Mike Amundsen travels the world consulting and talking about network architecture, Web development, and other subjects. As Director of Architecture for the API Academy, he works with companies to provide insight on how best to capitalize on the opportunities APIs present to both consumers and the enterprise.
Apr 11 8:16PM The New Stack

Need Funding for Your Startup? Here's What VCs Want to See
Matt Schwartz is helping grocery stores be more precise about how they order and stock food. His startup, Afresh Technologies, uses artificial intelligence to predict customer demand and recommend just the right amount of meat, produce and other highly perishable items to re-order.
Apr 11 4:44PM Stanford eCorner

AR investors share insights on the industry's 2018 trajectory
2017 was a year full of surprises for the augmented reality industry. Arguably the single biggest development was the emergence of ARKit for iOS devices and ARCore for Android devices.
Apr 11 1:21PM VentureBeat