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Would you celebrate your mistakes?


Leading by example. How do you teach your work force that mistakes are OK as long as they learn and don’t repeat them? By being a visible example. A friend and fellow CEO states that he publishes each of his mistakes in his company internal blog along with the lesson he learned. “If

Viasat To Sell Link Radio Business To L3Harris Technologies


Carlsbad-based Viasat announced this morning that it is selling its Link 16 Tactical Data Links (TDL) business to L3Harris Technologies, in a deal worth $1.96 billion. Viasat's Link 16 Tactical Data Link business provides a standard system for the US military and others to transmit and exchange real time data. According to Viasat, its Link 16 TDL business had approximately $400M in revenues and estimated $125M in Adjusted EBITDA for 12 months ended June 30, 2022.


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What Does the Post Crash VC Market Look Like?

Both Sides of the Table

At our mid-year offsite our partnership at Upfront Ventures was discussing what the future of venture capital and the startup ecosystem looked like.

Beyond Meat COO Reportedly Arrested Over Biting Incident


The Chief Operating Officer (COO) of El Segundo, California-based Beyond Meat has reportedly been arrested for biting a man's nose, according to Arkansas news reports. Doug Ramsey, was appointed COO of Beyond Meat in December of 2021, and previously had been an executive at Tyson Foods. beyond meat executive beyondmeat food arrest crime

Can You Ask for Office Rent Relief? How to Manage Your Lease During COVID-19

Office leases are one of companies’ largest expenses, and if your whole team is working from home with no clear end in sight, you may be wondering what to do about your lease.

8 Reasons That Startups Need To Think Like An Invader

Startup Professionals Musings

Winning customers as an entrepreneur in a startup has many parallels to a young army trying to penetrate some formidable new and unfamiliar territory. You need a strategy as well as a goal, and you need to pick your battles well.

12 Companies Selected for this Year’s Startup Incubator Program

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Learn processes from your employees at work


Empathy comes from experience. Over fifty years ago, I was CEO of a record manufacturing company in Hollywood.

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DroneBase Adds Solar Power Plant Assessment


Santa Monica-based DroneBase, a provider of aerial imaging, says it is launching a specific product that rates the status of solar plant assets. According to the company, it has rolled out a new "Solar Scan" system which provides a three-letter asset rating system to solar assets. The company said that its surveys use aerial photography and thermal scans to provide a three-letter asset rating to solar site condition, by assessing power loss, module condition and cell temperature.

6 Ways To Learn The Realities For Starting A Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Despite the rush in every academic institution to offer more courses on entrepreneurship, I still haven’t found it to be something you can learn in school.

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Press Release: San Diego Startup Week to Hold In-Person 4 Day StartUp Innovation Event Oct 25 – 28 Across 4 Locations

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Careful with terminations. Don’t disparage.


It happens all the time when you’re a CEO or manager. . Somebody important leaves or is let go, and you worry over the impact upon remaining employees and customers.

8 Sure Signs That Your Leadership Style Needs Tuning

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs assume that success is dependent on their product expertise, coupled with some knowledge of how to run a business. In fact, I have found from personal experience and mentoring that both of these are necessary, but not sufficient, for building a business.

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5 Key Initiatives Define The Ultimate Startup Leader

Startup Professionals Musings

Most aspiring entrepreneurs are convinced that the strength of their initial idea somehow defines them as a leader, as well as the success potential of their derivative business. In my experience, it’s a lot more complicated than that.

10 Remote Staffing Blunders That Will Cost You Dearly

Startup Professionals Musings

These days, it is almost impossible to find a small business where everything is done by full-time employees, in the office or at home. We are in the age of outsourcing, by any of many popular names, including subcontracting, freelancing, and virtual assistants.

6 Marketing Accelerators For Boosting Business Growth

Startup Professionals Musings

The days of “ if we build it, they will come ” are gone. Great marketing is required to generate revenue and grow every business, especially new businesses which have no brand recognition nor loyal customer base.

10 Keys To Surviving Startup Cash Flow Requirements

Startup Professionals Musings

The “valley of death” is a common term in the startup world, referring to the difficulty of covering the negative cash flow in the early stages of a startup, before their new product or service is bringing in revenue from real customers.

7 First Impression Negatives Every Founder Must Avoid

Startup Professionals Musings

Relationships are the key to survival and success for entrepreneurs, and first impressions usually turn into lasting impressions.

6 Mistakes Often Made Positioning Against Competition

Startup Professionals Musings

Don’t bash the competition. Every investor knows how vulnerable a new startup is to competitors, so investors always ask about your sustainable competitive advantage in the marketplace.

RemotePC Adds Linux Support


Los Angeles-based remote access service RemotePC, which is run by IDrive, says it has added new remote desktop access for Linux to its list of offerings. According to the company, its users can now connect to remote Linux machines from their desktop or from any web browser. The company said its service supports a wide range of machines, including a number of Debian, Ubuntu, RHEL, CentOS, openSUSE, Mint, and Fedora versions. remotepc linux remote access idrive

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5 Keys To Achieving Memorable Competitive Distinction

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur believes that their product or service is memorable, and that every customer will quickly see the advantage over competitors. Yet true product differentiation in the eye of the customer is rarely achieved.

8 Keys For Transforming An Innovation Into A Business

Startup Professionals Musings

As a mentor to many business professionals and owners, and aspiring entrepreneurs, I find a wealth of innovative ideas, but often less insight on what it really takes to transform ideas into an income stream that can excite new customers into long-term business success.

5 Strategies To Thrive Despite Information Overload

Startup Professionals Musings

Every business leader I know is overloaded with data these days, with a wealth of new business tools, social media channels, and countless emails and text messages. Yet, ironically, they still feel they are always behind in recognizing the impact and need for change.

Pulp Culture Collects $7M For Beverage Brand


Los Angeles-based Pulp Culture, which is developing a beverage brand selling probiotic, fermented alcoholic beverages, has raised $7M in a Series A funding round. The company said the funding was led by The Kale Fund, Vibrant Ventures, and Roger Lienhard of Blue Horizon, and also included angels Marc Lustig, Kyle Vogt, Michael Mente, Raissa Geroma, and Alexis Ohanian, as well as others.

5 Tactics To Minimize Meeting Time And Get More Done

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are like most entrepreneurs I know, there just aren’t enough hours in a day to get all your own work done, as well as run the many one-hour meetings each team member seems to demand for decisions and mentoring.

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8 Types of Aspiring Entrepreneurs Who Will Not Start

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur I know is dismayed by the number of friends who approach them with a line such as “I have an even better idea that will change the world, and one of these days I’m going to get around to starting my own business.”

San Diego Startup Week to hold In-Person 4 Day StartUp Innovation Event Oct 25 – 28 Across 4 Locations

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5 Reasons to go to the 10th Annual San Diego Startup Week

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Millenium Space Systems Gets Satellite Contract


El Segundo-based small satellite developer Millenium Space Systems reported this morning that it is delivering a satellite for a mission being launched by the Space Safari Program Office within Space Systems Command. Financial details of the win were not announced. According to Millenium Space Systems, the goal of that program are to place a satellite and launch vehicle together, launched, and placed into Low-Earth orbit within 24 hours. Millennium Space Systems is owned by Boeing.

Kim Kardashian Ordered To Pay $1.26M For Touting Crypto Security


Kim Kardashian has been ordered to pay $1.26M for touting a crypto asset security--EthereumMax--without disclosing payment she received for promoting the cryptocurrency, according to the SEC. The SEC said that Kardashian failed to disclose that she was paid $250,000 to publish the post on her Instagram account for touting EMAX tokens, the crypto assets offered by EthereumMax. The SEC order ordered her to pay $1.26 million in penalties, disgorgement, and interest.

Crooked Media Finds Funding From Soros


Los Angeles-based podcast media company Crooked Media has raised a big round of funding from Soros Fund Management, the investment firm owned by billionaire George Soros. Size of the funding was not announced. Crooked Media was founded by Jon Lovett, Jon Favreau and Tommy Vietor. who retain majority ownership of the company. Soros Fund Management gains a spot on the board of Crooked Media with the investment. crooked media soros podcast funding investment george content venture capital

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1st Mondays Hosted in the City of Vista for the First Time!

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Tango Names New VP


Los Angeles-based Tango, which develops browser extensions to provide "how-to" guides, has named a new VP. According to the company, it has appointed Nick Wentz as its first Head of Marketing. Wentz was most recently VP of Marketing at Clearbit. The company said Wentz will focus on expanding existing acquisition channels, and introduce new ones.

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BlackLine Rolls Out New Product


Los Angeles-based BlackLine said on Tuesday that it has launched a new capability to its software, to provide what it calls "hyperautomation" of taxes for intercompany financial management. The company said its new capabilities are designed to help multinational corporations navigate the complexities of transacting across multiple legal entities, billing routes and jurisdictional boundaries. The company did not say how much the new capabilities cost.

Jurny Aims Product At Boutique Hotels


Los Angeles-based software developer Jurny said this morning that it has launched a new product specifically for helping boutique hotels and short-term rental operators manage their operations. According to the company, it has rolled out what it calls an "all-in-one Management Operating System", which it says consolidates the tech stack and operations of boutique hotels and short term rentals. Jurny is backed with $12.5M in funding from Mucker Capital and Okapi Venture Capital.

6 Risks For Taking A Side Door Into A Public Exchange

Startup Professionals Musings

With the current volatile economy, as an active startup mentor, I’m seeing a new surge of entrepreneurs and startups, with the commensurate scramble for funding. There just aren’t enough angel investors and VCs to go around.

Tetra Tech Acquires RPS Group


Pasadena-based consulting and engineering services provider Tetra Tech announced last week that it has agreed to acquire RPS Group plc, a UK-based company providing consulting services. Tetra Tech says it will pay 222 pence per share of RPS Group. Tetra Tech said the acquisition will "significantly expand" its water practice in the United Kingdom. tetra tech group consulting engineering merger acquisition international