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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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LA Tech Week in Review - With so much going on in the thriving LA tech and startup ecosystem, it is easy to miss some of the news in the space. We keep you abreast of a few of things that you may have missed in LA Tech news this week including the...
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Advice -   After 8 years, Docstoc co-Founder Jason Nazar decided to embark on the acquisition process. Reflecting on the moment he read the words 'Docstoc Acquired by Intuit'—a wave of relief washed over him.  TL;DR: Finalizing the...
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Advice - “Long-term commitment.” “In sickness and in health.” “Through good times and bad.”Those are statements we commonly associate with a strong marriage for a good reason. A marriage needs that kind of emotional investment...
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Uncategorized - It’s time to take the drudgery and dread out of work at your business. You don’t like it, millennials won’t put up with it, and current productivity levels at work continue to decline. Only 32 percent of American workers are...
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Resources - “If you build it, they will come.” It's a line from an old movie, "Field of Dreams", which continues to lead to the demise of too many startups, led by entrepreneurs who really started their business to build an exciting new...
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Advice - You managed to get a lot of people to sign up for your free trial, and yet only a handful of them ever turned into paying customers.Some may have used your product or service for a solid three weeks. Others may have never made a...
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Techs and the City - Over the past five years, the number of women who have founded companies has increased substantially. Naturally, the number of female-led IPOs has grown as well.The largest win took place in 2016 when Therese Tucker, who owned 15.60...
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AI - Tech has made incredible medical advances in recent years, not because of fancy medical practices or new surgical methods, rather, because of better analysis. Being able to analyze on larger scales and volumes of data with new metrics...
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Management - Every boss and decision maker is convinced that he or she is able to look objectively at any problem and make an unbiased decision. Some typically worry about biases in their team, but rarely think of themselves as a source of bias....
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Advice - One day, I stopped into a gas station convenience store on the way to a client meeting. I went to the front counter, found a pack of gum, and plopped it down on the counter.“How much?” I mumbled absently.The man at the...
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Cool Tech - It is unclear if Masayoshi Son, Chairman of Softbank, was one of the 17 million YouTube viewers of Boston Dynamic’s Big Dog before acquiring the company for an undisclosed amount this past Thursday. What is clear is the acquisition...
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Funded in LA - People are taking far more photographs than ever before - 1.2 trillion estimated in 2017 alone and likewise; the market has shifted to appease the casual photography fan, leaving the dedicated and professionals behind. Thankfully...
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#NYCTech - Applications open for Dreamit UrbanTech until June 23rd – Apply Now!Dreamit Ventures, a renowned accelerator program topping the entrepreneurial ecosystem, is expanding its successful accelerator with a new program focused on...
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Advice - When it comes to business, two heads are better than one. Your chances of success will be greatly improved with a cofounder who has specific traits that help drive the business and that integrate well with your own vision, skills and...
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Advice - Most entrepreneurs who start a company alone soon come to the conclusion that two heads are better than one – someone to share the workload, the hard decisions, and the costs. In a moment of crisis, you may be tempted to take on the...

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