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Advice - Among SaaS companies, there’s a common misconception about how and where to generate leads in order to feed your sales funnel. There are many ways to generate leads, but relatively few bring in high-quality prospects. The majority...
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Advice - When it comes to start-ups, failure is an almost certainty. According to the talk Eric Ries gives to Stanford University students, what matter isn't if you fail, but how you do it. It's all about knowing when to pivot and how to do...
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Advice - In today’s fast moving world of business startups, learning trumps knowing every time. What established businesses know through experience keeps them from looking for new and innovative ways to do what they do better, cheaper, and...
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#NYCTech - Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone take care of all of those various and sundry tasks that come up, week after week, that would be so much easier to manage, if you only had your own butler? You know – a sort of Alfred to your...
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Advice - CEOs may understandably feel whipsawed these days between the need to keep up in the big data arms race and the risks of protecting that data from a breach. Data-security breaches show no signs of abating in magnitude or frequency....
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Apps - Gadget-making kits from Kano, Modular Robotics and LittleBits promise to replace screen time with tinker time. Geoffrey A. Fowler puts these toys to...
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#NYCTech - The New York EdTech MeetUp organizers recently announced that they are passing the baton to new leadership. The NY EdTech MeetUp has the largest membership of any EdTech MeetUp in the country. Founded in February 2009, the group...
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Advertising - A few weeks ago, a friend of mine received an email from HSBC Bank informing him that, as a platinum cardholder, he was entitled to "fabulous wedding offers." From the banquet, gown, and jewelry to photo packages and honeymoon travel,...
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Advice - To understand who I am is pretty simple, really. There aren’t a whole lot of layers to this onion. In everything I do, I subscribe to a very simple idea: if you want something, go get it. I wish I could come up with something...
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Advice - It amazes me how many people cling to the romantic notion of starting a new business in their garage. Garages are typically full of stuff (including your car), poorly lit, and cold due to a lack of insulation. Your garage is also...
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Apps - Language barriers be gone! Microsoft has unveiled a preview of Skype’s new software that will translate your speech on video and voice calls on the spot.
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#NYCTech - You’ve already done the hard part: meeting all of those people, making contact, inputting them into your database. Now it’s time to put them to work for you, and that’s where nextSociety (xS) comes in, helping professionals to...
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Advice - The Center for Management & Organization Effectiveness (CMOE) published an infographic that breaks down the average leader’s day, and here’s the drill. Leaders wake up at around six, exercise, get ready, and commute to work...
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Apps - Lantern, a smartphone app launched in October, aims to provide life coaching and stress help online. Deborah Kan speaks with CEO Alejandro Foung on...
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Advice - The future is bright for journalism, but not for the old breed of journalists I was recently at a dinner convened around the future of media that included a handful of journalists and a good variety of individuals involved in the...

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