Technology has become so ingrained into people’s lives that Maslow’s “Hierarchy of Needs” requires an update. The toxicity of politics and declining civility of the electorate is rooted in the addiction of 120 character news cycles and idolized selfie-promoted social networks.
The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for LA startups for 9/20/2019 featuring funding details for Spacejoy, Kitchen United, and much more.
When the economy tanks as it did in the last recession, that’s a strong signal that things have to change, and it’s hard to miss. But most of us in business have to deal most of the time with weak signals, or change that is happening in a far more subtle way. These changes can […]
In the 1970s, journalist Studs Terkel compiled Working, an oral history about American workers, many of whom reported feeling demoralized and depressed in tedious data entry jobs. Over the last few decades, not much has changed for those in data-entry jobs. In fact, these individuals are prone to a myriad of physical injuries and mental […]
Deciding to be an entrepreneur is a lifestyle move, and should be part of a long-term strategic plan. You shouldn’t be making this decision just because you are mad at your boss, or you would like to be rich, or someone else thinks you have a good idea. In these changing times, if you already […]
The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for LA startups for 9/18/2019 featuring funding details for PlayVS and much more.
I believe humor can change the world, enabling someone to take some time out of their busy day to focus on what you’re saying. Now imagine that someone being a potential customer. In business, the goal is not only to make a profit but to connect with your patrons. Infusing humor into your marketing strategy […]
A popular approach for aspiring entrepreneurs these days seems to be to corner anyone who will listen, with a pitch on their current “million-dollar idea.” The initial monologue usually ends with the question “How much money do you think this is worth?” In my opinion, ideas are a commodity, and are really not worth much, […]
It’s easy to get the impression, particularly when all you read about startups is a handful of publications representing a pocket (albeit a very vocal one) of the broader tech ecosystem, that the legal decisions startup entrepreneurs often face have all been standardized and templatized. But in truth, this is a façade. Extremely important, and […]
The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for LA startups for 9/16/2019 featuring funding details for Panoramic and much more.