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from http://www.chiefhomeofficer.com/ 85 days ago

As a South Florida corporate copywriter and freelance journalist, I meet and interview some interesting folk with keen insights on business, corporate culture, play – you know, daily life. So it is that when I was interviewing an executive recently as part the Executive Profile column I write for the ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://www.chiefhomeofficer.com/ 85 days ago

In 25 years spent working from home, I’ve grown to appreciate sameness. I like when I walk into the office, the PC powers up, there’s no crackle on the telephone line, the email is flowing and the sync between my GMail and my smart phone is functioning within normal operating ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://www.chiefhomeofficer.com/ 85 days ago

Two calls came in this week from people looking for a writer. One was someone I’d worked with in the past and looking to engage me again. Another came from someone I’d worked with, but who was calling on behalf of a former client of her own who was in ...

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from http://www.chiefhomeofficer.com/ 85 days ago

My computer runs off electrical power. No great revelation there, I imagine. So, too, does my DSL modem and Belkin router. Ditto on the “Like, Duh!” factor. But what about my Plantronics telephone headset and my Nortel two-line landline phone? Both run off AC power juiced from the nearest wall ...

Posted under Venture Capital
from http://cdixon.org 85 days ago

MIT professor Woodie Flowers argues that higher education’s current approach to online learning is misguided: We decided to assume that the world could hardly wait to see our huge pile of PDFs, PowerPoint presentations, classroom locations, teaching assistant lists, and other assorted bits of information about our courses. Instead, universities ...

Posted under Venture Capital
from http://cdixon.org 85 days ago

Most businesses today believe that technology can dramatically improve the way they operate. But they embrace technology with varying levels of enthusiasm. The lowest level of enthusiasm is to adopt technologies made by other companies – email, customer services software, etc – and perhaps create an “IT department” to manage ...

Posted under Venture Capital
from http://cdixon.org 85 days ago

The beauty of software platforms is that you can solve almost any problem by writing more software. For example, one of the most common criticisms of Bitcoin is that it is too volatile and speculative to be used as a payment system. Merchants want the stability of government-backed currencies. Buyers ...

Posted under Venture Capital
from http://cdixon.org 85 days ago

Larry Page: When I talk to most companies, I do think their leaders are pretty short-term focused. Imagine you’re running Exxon, what do you do? Say you want to do something good with the most valuable company on earth. A lot of people think probably, it’s not doing good things ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://www.forentrepreneurs.com 85 days ago

As most of my readers know, I am a big fan of Inbound Marketing. However there are times when inbound leads aren’t either enough, or the right kinds of leads needed to reach your best potential customers. In those situations, one tool worth considering is the use of a dedicated ...

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from http://www.blogtrepreneur.com 85 days ago

As a busy entrepreneur, you have been conditioned to consume an overwhelming amount of information by feverishly scrolling and swiping your way through hundreds of brief news updates and 140-character industry tidbits, so reading actual books from cover to cover has become somewhat of a luxury that many of us ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://www.blogtrepreneur.com 85 days ago

Entrepreneurship is about turning your passion into your profession. That’s certainly what the brilliant minds behind Kandy Kruisers did. And these start-up entrepreneurs are making big waves in the skateboarding market -- while they’re still in college! Timur Daudpota, Hamza Amir and Jesus Hernandez are three college guys from the ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://www.blogtrepreneur.com 85 days ago

Ever wonder why some small businesses seem to rock at social media whilst others (maybe even yourself) are anything but superstars? I am going to give you the secret formula in this post. People like to buy; they don’t like to be sold to. This can be a tricky proposition ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://www.blogtrepreneur.com 85 days ago

Every entrepreneur knows that starting a business is never an easy feat, but starting your business in America is said to be particularly challenging. While there may be challenges to business here in the states, there are plenty of advantages and opportunities, too. While some may find that sourcing your ...

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from http://mixergy.com/ 85 days ago

You know how we’re always told that founders should talk to customers before building out their businesses. We have to make sure we’re building what people want, right? Well today’s guest did that. And his company still failed. I invited him here to understand why. Adii Pienaar is the founder ...

Posted under Entrepreneurship
from http://mixergy.com/ 85 days ago

Scott Duffy was convinced he was on the right track. He was researching a product for the private air charter industry, and he and his partners “talked to stakeholders on both sides of the table,” says Scott, founder of SmartCharter and author of Launch. “We talked to operators that wanted ...

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