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Advice - Every business needs repeatable processes to grow and thrive, but modern business processes need the right people to make them efficient and productive. In addition, today’s customers judge a company by perceived people...
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Advice - Can a brand come back to life? Marketers and customers have often wondered this. Well-known and successful brands like Marvel, Apple, Lego, and Volkswagen have been on the verge of dying out before turning things around. There’s...
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Education - We’ve all seen the optimistic initiatives claiming that they can teach kids to code. The only problem with these well-intentioned projects is that they ignore the fact that kids need to be engaged. This is what separates Ozobots...
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Advice - Your business is booming, and things are going great. Then all of a sudden, you find out that a few of your customers are starting to complain about slow service. You investigate and discover that you are so busy, you are starting to...
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Advice - Not so long ago, training to meet the press and television reporters was a realm reserved for top business executives only. Now, even the earliest stage startup can rise to visibility or be forever lost by their first media spotlight,...
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Advertising - According to the Pew Research Center, millennials are the nation's largest living generation. They’re an age bracket that lack a long attention span, and crave experiences, activism, and constant connection. They’re an age group...
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Advice - As entrepreneurs, we identify problems in the market, think up potential solutions, and jump right into building a product. Sadly, we often skip the most important part of building a startup — customer validation. As...
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Strategic - It’s time for more entrepreneurs to reset their focus, and shift their thinking to completely different ways of doing things. Everyone talks about innovation, but the majority of business plans I see still reflect linear thinking...
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Advertising - Micro-influencer. Middle-influencer. Brand ambassador. Brand advocate. Catchy titles and buzzwords aside, these branding models are all driven by the currency of social capital and they continue to reach a growing audience.At...
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Strategic - Tech companies often fail at marketing because they take a fundamentally wrong approach to designing marketing strategy and campaigns. Subpar marketing means “me too,” uninspiring content on corporate blogs with insignificant...
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Strategic - What sparks paradigm-shifting innovation in any business? It’s a special mix of entrepreneur and company — regular in every respect except for having the courage and foresight to make an idea happen that was supposed to be...
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Resources - Making the decision to start your own business can be daunting. There is the fear of failing, and even more profoundly, there is the fear of succeeding. But if you’re able to communicate how great you believe your business idea to...
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Resources - I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about why I’m not angel investing as much lately, and I think there’s a clear conversation here that I’d like to make this article about. The markets are up more than ever....
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Funded in LA - It’s rare when top filmmakers, game developers, and creative story tellers come together to produce top quality content. The Rogue Initiative, a content production studio where entertainment experts converge to create the most...
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Advice - I see more and more entrepreneurs who seem to have everything going for them – vision, motivation, passion, even a good business plan, product, and money, and yet they can’t close customers. Maybe it’s time to look harder at the...
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Management - It’s 2017. The Mad Men era has long since passed. So I’m here to tell you: get over yourself.Gone are the days when leaders were expected to never, ever show weakness or vulnerability for fear of causing their employees to...
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AI - As you no doubt have experienced, a new market of conversational devices and services has emerged. From Amazon Alexa and Google Home, to Facebook Messenger bot and intelligent assistants, we’re surrounded by conversation. (Between...

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