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Advice - Need a dose of inspiration? These techniques can help you get back on track.When I started my company 12 Labs, I initially struggled. But once I learned how to be productive, I was able to grow my app to 450K+ downloads, a...
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Advice -  Investors will tell you that they love to put money into startups that are scalable, and ready to scale. But what does that really mean? Simply stated, it means that your business has the potential to multiply revenue with minimal...
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Advice - Building a brand image is a complex and long process, and it is fraught with various caveats: from copycats to fraud and scam attempts, as your brand becomes more prominent, the illicit attempt to profit from it will become more...
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Advice - I’m a 23 year old female consumer and I’m most definitely not loyal. Disregard any Chris Brown lyrics that jump into your head, I’m referencing the loyalty a retail brand fantasizes about creating with me… and my...
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Advertising - It wasn't too long ago that the consumer in the market for new home exercise equipment would visit her local department or sporting goods store to test out the options and compare the prices. Maybe she would buy a new treadmill on...
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Advice - Something I have encountered on a daily basis throughout the process of growing both my family business Wine Library, and my agency VaynerMedia, is the concept of employee accountability. And I understand the challenges a boss or...
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Advice - At TrendWatching, we love startups. From São Paulo to Shenzhen, we can’t get enough of them. Our methodology involves better understanding the needs and expectations of tomorrow’s consumer by looking out for the innovations...
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Advice - As we kick off 2016, many ecommerce and marketing blogs are rounding up their predictions for the next 12 months. But in this post, I’d like to take a #tbt throwback through the last 8 years. The digital world has changed a lot...
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Advice -  If you have been in sales for any period of time, you would have heard about “hunters” and “farmers”. But does this distinction really matter anymore? This question came to me recently from my friend who wrote a great post on...
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Advice - Most technical entrepreneurs focus hard on building an innovative product, but forget that an elegant solution doesn’t automatically translate into a successful business. Businesses require an equally elegant business model, with...
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Funding - Why the SEC is missing the forest for the treesThis morning - PEHUB ran a commentary that the SEC is warning GP's to pay close attention to waterfall calculations, as they're worried that imperfect calculation tables or...
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Advice - The Allure of Positive ThinkingConventional wisdom in the space of personal development and achievement, has long contended that a positive mindset is a precondition for success.From Napoleon Hill’s ‘Think and Grow...
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Lifestyle - We are f*cking defeated.  (2 minute rant coming up….)Just look at our postures. Look at our diets. Look at our addictions. Look at our diseases.Scarier yet, look at our thoughts….How many hours did you spend with...
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Advice -  As a startup advisor, when I suggest cooperating with competitors, most entrepreneurs initially think I'm crazy or suggesting something illegal. But trust me, I’m not talking about anything sinister here, just a concept known in...
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Advice -  While I was on vacation recently, my son and I watched Will Smith’s thought provoking movie, Concussion. Football has by far the highest concussion rate of all youth and high school sports. According to the Brain Injury Research...
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Advice - Many passionate entrepreneurs fight to add more features into their new products and services, assuming that more function is more appealing to more customers. In reality, more features will more likely make the product confusing...