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NYC Tech Week in Review.002
#NYCTech - As expected, it was a holiday-shortened slower week in NYC.With so much going on in the city’s thriving ecosystem, it is easy to miss some of the happenings in the space. We keep you abreast of a few of things that you may have...
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Advice - For the past 8 years, I have been advising entrepreneurs on their growth and funding strategy. I’ve seen the worst and I’ve seen the best.Life is too short to learn from your own mistakes. Let’s learn from others.First...
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Advice - Although the right time to raise funding should be very early on from when you start your business, the time when you should look to seek funding needs to be very carefully thought about as there are many risks involved in mistiming...
Don’t Be The Best In the World At What You Do. Be The Only One In The World Who Does What You Do._EG
Uncategorized - Talking about the Grateful Dead, rock promoter Billy Graham once said, “They’re not the best at what they do, they’re the only ones that do what they do."Whether you’re a Deadhead or not, it would be hard to argue that...
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Advice - When I was little (still am, just older), my idea of a businessperson was someone who was intelligent, stern, and busy and wore a suit and shiny shoes along with a contemplative look on their face all the time. In fact, in researching...
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#NYCTech - It seems like only a few months ago, we sat down with Namely to discuss their most recent funding round. Well it was and since March of this year, the software platform that is streamlining payroll, benefits, and HR needs for small...
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Advice - After having started seven businesses over the last 10 years and as an Enterprise Ambassador for The Prince’s Trust, I have been fortunate to view startup businesses and entrepreneurs in a variety of contexts. Below are seven...
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Advice - How is it that only a few business leaders and entrepreneurs seem to drive exceptional results and disruptive innovation in this rapidly changing market economy? These few seem more adept at executing market and technology turns, not...
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#NYCTech - The people who you want to know are the influensters. Influenster is a product discovery platform and reviews site that enables consumers to find new products, and gain fresh insight and tips about new products so that all members can...
Silicon Valley from above
Op-ED - Amid a flurry of seemingly sky-high valuations, deals and IPOs, the mood in Silicon Valley is a "little crazy," Kenneth Goldman, chief financial officer of Yahoo, told CNBC -- but he argued the excitement was justified."It is a...
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#NYCTech - Ever try to buy a mattress? There seems to be an overwhelming lack of transparency in the process with confusing and constantly changing pricing based on sales quotas, the weather, the salesperson, day of the week, and any other...
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#NYCTech - Talking fashion technology has become a largely consumer oriented dialogue. Wearables, customer experience, personalization, are all buzzwords that come up across topics and up and down market. Fashion and Tech (from both sides) are...
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Advice - We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives — getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, writing a best-selling book, winning a championship, and so on.And for most of...
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Advice - People are the foundation of your company, and every employee you add serves as another brick — making your company stronger and more resistant to the pressures of today’s marketplace. But if you don’t invest in good bricks and...
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Advice - What is a startup, anyway? I went to business behemoth Forbes for a concrete description. As Natalie Robehmed aptly describes, “the term ‘startup’ has been bandied around with increasing frequency over the past few years to...
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#NYCTech - FluentU is a new way to learn a language, using real-world videos, like music videos, movie trailers, news, and inspiring talks. You know – those things that native speakers see and hear, but on your level, to help you learn,...
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Advice - I have been telling startup founders for a while about the dangers of the corp dev guys.  Paul Graham says it with a clarity however that gets to the heart of why conversations with corporate development arms of big companies are so...

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