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Customer Experience By Walking Around

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 09:24:00 -0400

A number of years ago, I read a book by business guru Tom Peters about what he called Management by Walking Around, also known as MBWA. The short version of the concept begins with the premise that most managers and leaders only come out of their offices when something is wrong. Employees who are approached by a manager then become nervous, knowing there is a good chance they are about to be reprimanded or criticized for a problem or mistake.

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What The Latest Global DDoS Attack Means For Entrepreneurs

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 09:11:00 -0400

Yesterday's DDoS attack represents a "new normal" for entrepreneurs. Here's what you need to know.

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7 Marketing Tips to Create a Demand for Your New Product

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 07:24:00 -0400

Creating a new product is an exciting venture, especially if market and consumer research has revealed a need, but comprehensive solutions aren’t available yet. Customers want solutions for their problems, but they can’t quite identify what they need. This is where you come in. If you launch a product and market [...]

How To Be Incredibly Awesome At What You Do: An Interview With Tech Titan Keith Rabois

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 02:42:00 -0400

Silicon Valley's Keith Rabois shares valuable career advice that's helped him catapult his career.

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Integrated Dell EMC Hits The Ground Running

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:49:00 -0400

Dell EMC presented a surprisingly united front at Dell EMC World 2016 in Austin, TX.

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New DOL Overtime Rules: One Good Outcome And Seven Bad Ones

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:33:00 -0400

Do you have employees who are on salary? Do those employees ever work more than 40 hours in a week, for whatever reason? If the answer is yes to these questions, your world is about to get more complicated and probably more expensive. Please stay with me. I need to get [...]

Review: 'Boo! A Madea Halloween' Is The Most Crowd-Friendly Film In Tyler Perry's Franchise

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:14:00 -0400

Tyler Perry's newest Madea movie ditches his usual elements of tragedy for a broadly amusing holiday comedy with wider appeal.

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Airbnb Sues New York To Stop Law Fining Hosts Up To $7,500

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:20:00 -0400

Airbnb is going head-to-head with New York state over a new law.

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7 Devastating Mistakes Made By PPC Marketers and How To Avoid Them

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:29:00 -0400

In the world of pay-per-click (PPC) marketing, every click literally counts. Literally. If you’re serving other customers with PPC services, the stakes are high. Getting your clients the clicks they need to boost their business is integral to your success. If you can't get your customers enough clicks, you could lose [...]

Stellar And Stratajet Claim Victory In The Race For Real Time Private Jet Booking. Is It True?

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:25:00 -0400

It's not just the Presidential election where passions and rhetoric are running hot and high. The battle to use technology to improve the efficiency and transform private jet charter has competitors each claiming victory. We sort through fact and fiction for you.

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Wellthy Has Raised $2 Million For Its Startup Helping America's 66 Million Unpaid Caregivers

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:01:00 -0400

A Harvard Business School grad who grew up with a chronically ill mother launches a platform to ease the burden on the growing population of people--most women--who take care of sick and elderly relatives.

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Turning A Year Of Devastating News Into A Life-Changing New Business

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:19:00 -0400

Unsure of what is holding you back from taking the next step in your career? Feeling fearful about changing industries or starting your own business? This is Fear Factors, a Q&A series with female entrepreneurs and executives who share their journeys beyond fear to success. Thirteen years ago, Leslie Josel left [...]

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Do Startup Valuations Matter As Much As Most Angels Think?

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:18:00 -0400

The main consideration for angels is to de-risk the investment and create tighter alignment between the investor and entrepreneur. For example, oftentimes the higher funding and valuation an entrepreneur asks for is needed to achieve monumental milestones with many potential pitfalls that could derail progress along the way. A lower risk, more aligned approach is for angels to fund smaller milestones that are focused on solving a specific problem, generally at a lower valuation.

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5 Employee Training Suggestions From Small Business Owners

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:16:00 -0400

Small business owners face two big questions around training decisions for employees: What if you train them and they leave? What if you don’t train them – and they stay? Cary Hanson, owner of Hansen’s Plumbing and Mechanical in Ventura, California and my blog co-author for today, first heard those questions from [...]

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Zappos Rewards And Online Loyalty: 5 Ways Digital Retailers Excel At Rewards

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:42:00 -0400’s recent announcement to launch a tiered rewards program spotlights some of the advantages online-only merchants have in the competitive loyalty arena. Here’s how Gilt, Amazon and others are proving this out.

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10 Traits That Sabotage Ambition

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:31:00 -0400

These ten traits that can cause driven professionals to stall and hit a wall in their careers.

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Obama Says We'll Be On Mars In 14 Years -- We May Not Have A Choice

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:03:00 -0400

Cartoon by Joe Heller Mentioned in a new Op-Ed on CNN is that the United States is partnering with private companies to send humans on an expedition to Mars and back by the 2030s. President Obama wrote an op-ed for thecable news network outlining his hopes of sending humans "The Red Planet" [...]

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28 Cartoons About Your Tech-Life BalanceThis Way To The Trump Cartoons ...Keep Calm And Play 'Pokémon GO'As Robots Are Able To Do More Jobs, What's Left For Humans?Victimized By An Airbnb Racist? Good Luck With That ...Mating Rituals Of Silicon ValleyRall'Pokémon GO': Expand Your World, Meet New People, Get Robbed By ThemCatfishing: Another Concern Of Video Job InterviewsUber, But For CatsThe One Sure Way To Get Your Kickstarter CrowdfundedHow To Reboot Your Child For The Digital AgeHarriet Tubman $20 Bill In The Era Of Apple Pay'Observing And Recording' The Cops Comes With LimitationsHow Slack (And Open-Office Design) Is Transforming Workplace CommunicationBig Brother Is Watching You ... From Your ToasterYes. But Would A Car Want To Drive Itself?Never Too Young To Learn Password Protection!The Government Can't Take What You Give Away For Free'Smart Clothes' Will Improve And/Or Ruin Your LifeHow To Answer Dumb Interview Questions (In Silicon Valley)What Do Women Want From Video Games?How Office Robots May Put Your Job At Risk In Ways You Haven't Imagined#NetflixAndChill ... 5 Years LaterThe Ultimate First World ProblemPrince Fans Pay Tribute By Paying For His MusicRoger Goodell Isn't Dead, But The NFL Needs A New Twitter PasswordHe's A Mac, He's A PC ... And That's The FBIStar Wars' BB-8 Takes The FieldPokemon GO" Takes Candidates To A Better Place

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:03:00 -0400

Back in the day, co-workers used to email each other rather than leaning over the cubicle wall. Times certainly have changed ... or have they?

Americans love privacy so much, weshare it with everyone. Cartoon byChris Britt.

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A Quant Startup Made $430 Billion In Banks' Systemic Risk Vanish In 25 Minutes

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:00:00 -0400

A little known four-person firm caller LMRKTS in New York just eliminated $430 billion in overlapping foreign exchange trades in 25 minutes.

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Fintech 50: The Future Of Your MoneyThe Fintech 50AcornsAddeparAdyenAffirmAlgomiAlphaSenseAvantBettermentBraintreeC2FOChain.comCircleUpCredit KarmaDigitEarnestEquityZenEstimizeFundboxFunderaFundriseHelloWallet HoldingsIEXKenshoLearnVestLevel MoneyMoney.netMotifNavPersonal CapitalPlaidPremise DataProsperQuantopianR3CEVRippleRiskalyzeRobinhoodSimpleSofiStripeTransferwiseTrueAccordTrueExVouchWealthfrontWorldRemitXapoXigniteZenefitsZest Finance

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:00:00 -0400

Just as Amazon changed the way we shop and Apple reinvented the music biz, digital disruption is going to soon affect every aspect of your money: how you earn it, save it, invest it and spend it.You'll want to keep close tabs on the 50 companies listed here. They are the small firms destined to have a big impact on your financial future and possibly upend your portfolio.

Click here for the first list. More details on each company can be found here.

Acorns,Irvine, CA

App links to debit and credit cards,rounds up each purchase to nearest dollar, investing extra pennies in a portfolio of ETFs.

Bonafides: 1.3 million users

Founders: Former ETrade exec Walter Cruttenden, 65, and son Jeff, 29

Funding: $32 million from Greycroft Partners, Sound Ventures

Addepar, Mountain View, CA

Cloud software lets advisors analyze and manage all of a client’s assets, including hedge funds and private equity, on desktop and mobile.

Bona fides: More than $300 billion in assets already managed on platform

Funding: $65.8 million from David Sacks, Peter Thiel and Valor EquityPartners

Adyen, Amsterdam

Payment platform by passes rickety old infrastructure to power global e-commerce across six continents for companies such as Facebook, Uber, Airbnb, Netflix and Spotify.

Bona fides: On track to process $45 billion worth of transactions in 2015

Funding: More than $270 million from General Atlantic, Index Ventures,Temasek, Felicis Ventures and Iconiq Capital

Threat to: WorldPay, Chase Paymentech and other old-line payment processors

Affirm, San Francisco

Finances purchases with instant loans at interest rates of 0% to 30%.

Cofounder & CEO: Max Levchin, 40, a co-founder of PayPal and Yelp

Funding: $325 million in debt and equity from Spark Capital, Jefferies,Andreessen Horowitz, Khosla Ventures &[...]

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