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Corporations Cast a Wider Net in the Search for Innovation


After several years of heated activity, venture capital firms’ investment in tech startups slowed in 2016. At the same time, however, corporations have become more interested in investing in startups.

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Evolving an Entrepreneurial Venture With Appian’s Matt Calkins

The Challenge At age 26, you left a lucrative and successful career at a fast growing enterprise-software company—sacrificing millions in stock options—to start your own company. You didn’t have a business plan, funding or even a concept. Instead, you had three partners who shared your enthusiasm for taking on an entrepreneurial venture during the heady days of the dot-com boom.  Together, you decided to tackle personalization—or the task of using algorithms to ...

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8 Business Lessons From a 9-Year-Old Entrepreneur

Out of the mouths of babes—or at least 9-year-olds—can flow some pretty sage advice for CEOs and business chiefs. At least when it comes from Alina Morse, the founder of a startup company called Zollipops, which has received national acclaim for its innovative product—cavity-fighting lollipops. Here are 8 basic but timeless insights based on the Zollipops experience.

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Nation’s Entrepreneurs Expect Profits to Climb in 2013

Fourth-quarter survey by Kauffman Foundation and LegalZoom reveals highest economic confidence this year. Nearly 40 percent of new business owners say they intend to hire over the next 12 months.

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E Marketing Tools for CEOs


Kevin Roberts, the CEO of Satchi & Satchi, one of the worlds largest ad agencies in a recent e broadcast interview said that “traditional media has no clue as to how to adjust to our new always connected world”. His description of our e devices is that they are personalized extensions of ourselves, and that we are now “screenagers” constantly ...

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The CEO’s New Strategic Imperative – Engagement


We have heard that old cliché that the lifeblood of every business is its employees so many times that it has become like one of the proverbs from the bible.But, like with the bible many proverbs have fallen on deaf ears. Just like the assumption that every business has a detailed business plan, there is a similar assumption  that every ...

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Marketing by Assumption


Where did the Edsel, the Chevette, and more recently the Aztec and Phaeton come from?Certainly not the customer, but more likely from a committee who never spoke to a customer.Success is built on a passionate pursuit to change the world. Failure, typically, is the result of the arrogance of making assumptions as to what customers want and then creating products ...

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