An experienced coach has seen your movie before.

Berkonomics

Business coaches come in all sizes and shapes. Photo courtesy IBM Business Coaching. But by far the best coaches are those that have lived through the process you’re going through and built successful enterprises in your same industry.

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Tech Coast Angels: EXTREME Coaching

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Sunday, April 29, 2018 -- Tech Coast Angels: EXTREME Coaching. Perfect your 60-second pitch with valuable coaching from Tech Coast Angels investors and startup experts. Participate in friendly competition and win bragging rights and special TCA recognition with plaques and digital website badges awarded to category favorites and participants.

Tech Coast Angels: EXTREME Coaching

SoCal Tech Calendar

Saturday, April 28, 2018 -- Tech Coast Angels: EXTREME Coaching. Perfect your 60-second pitch with valuable coaching from Tech Coast Angels investors and startup experts. Participate in friendly competition and win bragging rights and special TCA recognition with plaques and digital website badges awarded to category favorites and participants.

An experienced coach has seen your movie before.

Berkonomics

Business coaches come in all sizes and shapes. You’ll have a relative willing to devote time, a school friend with business experience, professionals who charge for the service, investors with a reason to promote your success and more. But by far the best coaches are those that have lived through the process you’re going through and built successful enterprises in your same industry. How do you pay a coach?

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Social Enterprise Venture Competition

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 -- Social Enterprise Venture Competition. Through the Social Venture Competition, 9 semi-finalist nonprofits competed in a business plan competition, presenting their plans to a panel of business and social investors who provided valuable feedback and coaching to each presenting organization. The program provides training and mentoring programs for mission-based nonprofits seeking to create an earned income stream through a social venture.

Two Local Tech, Investment Executives Named In College Fraud Investigation

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Two people associated with Southern California's high tech investment and startup industry have been named as part of the far reaching investigation into a college admissions scandal , which named Hollywood actresses, CEOs, coaches at USC, UCLA, and UCSD, as well as many others.

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Yes, You Can Get A Scholarship To College To Play Overwatch

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Are you a competitive, e-sports player specializing in Overwatch , the popular title developed by Blizzard? The University of California, Irvine, said on Wednesday that it will offer up an e-sports scholarship to the school, where it will provide $2500 a year to players who attend the school--and commit to another 15-20 hours per week working on practice, team meetings, competitions, and other efforts.

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Accelerators: a recent and positive trend

Berkonomics

Although that is still a good idea in many cases, there is a recent alternative available to some entrepreneurs on a competitive basis that seems most attractive and positive.

Coach 268

Turn “process” into “game.”

Berkonomics

Most of us are driven by the competitive spirit, the desire or need to win. It provides a short competitive experience with a measurable outcome in which the players know who won and by how much. Be a good coach, and be creative.

Does your business need money? Read this!

Berkonomics

Whether the partner is a supplier looking to gain a lock on your business as it grows or a customer looking to create a competitive barrier through use of your product, such an investment typically carries fewer restrictions than from a professional investor and less oversight.

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Is Your Pitch in the Strike Zone?

SoCal Tech Calendar

New this year, the pitch competition for entrepreneurs with innovative clean tech applications will be held on the evening of September 5th at the 3rd Annual PortTechEXPO. Angel and venture investors, business advisors and coaches, attorneys, accountants, and port representatives will be in attendance. Wednesday, September 5, 2012 -- Is Your Pitch in the Strike Zone? Entrepreneurs, does your pitch measure up?

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Susan Cooney

Tech.Co

Susan is a startup coach and the founder of Givelocity, a social network for giving that offers a new spin on crowdfunding for good. She’s a startup advisor, mentor, investor and was a finalist in Fortune’s 2014 Brainstorm Tech Startup Idol competition.

The Importance of Teams and Why the Best Leaders Cultivate Them

Both Sides of the Table

Increasingly I find myself engaging executive coaches at companies an trying to help executive teams get 360 degree feedback. The best leaders I know encourage coaches to come in and are willing to listen to feedback about themselves. It seems to me that we obsess too much with product features, sales pipelines, competitive pressures, fund raising and such. I was watching my favorite show on TV this morning – GPS (Global Public Square) with Fareed Zakaria.

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6 Hiring Lessons from Vince Lombardi

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Vince Lombardi is widely considered the best football coach of all time, and ultimately may be the greatest coach in the history of all sports. Coach Lombardi put teamwork first (which is why we did, too). As probably the most famous football coach of all time, it seems to have worked. You simply cannot teach competitiveness; people either have it or they don’t.

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How VCs Think About Adding New Partners

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Competitive (Athlete: skier & rowed at Princeton, hates losing at everything she does). She is a coach and mentor to team members. Let me start with the news that I’m excited to share with you.

The Loneliness of Success that Nobody Talks About

Both Sides of the Table

Advisors / Coaches / Mentors.

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10 Examples of Companies With Fantastic Cultures

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While Google still gets stellar reviews for pay, perks and advancement, there are also some employees who note growing pains that you’d expect from such a huge company, including the stress associated with a competitive environment. Facebook offers, as do many similar companies, lots of food, stock options, open office space, on-site laundry, a focus on teamwork and open communication, a competitive atmosphere that fosters personal growth and learning and great benefits.

The Importance of Realism in Startups

Both Sides of the Table

I made many classic first-time mistakes which serves both as my warning signal of which teams to avoid funding (if I perceive they will make critical mistakes often led by hubris) and also as my source for coaching others. I’ve done a lot of video interviews.

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Five Startup Tips From Bill Gates

InfoChachkie

This frugality was evidenced by the fact that everyone at Microsoft, even Gates, flew coach until well into the late 1990s. Bill’s advice reflects Microsoft’s hardnosed culture, which encourages internal competition and a ruthless pursuit of the truth.

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OC Tech Coast Angels Fast Pitch

SoCal Tech Calendar

The Tech Coast Angels will be holding their 10th Annual Fast Pitch Competition on May 25th at the UC Irvine Student Center. The deadline to apply for the Fast Pitch Competition is April 21st. Please note that there is no charge to apply and applicants will receive coaching on their pitches. Tuesday, May 25, 2010 -- OC Tech Coast Angels Fast Pitch.

What I Would Look for When Choosing a VC – Knowing What I Know Now?

Both Sides of the Table

It’s insanely competitive to get into our industry so most have degrees from institutions like Stanford, Harvard, Wharton and University of Chicago (blatant plug ;-). VCs should be more of a coach than proscriptively telling you what to do. I think of VCs as coaches.

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10 Examples of Companies With Fantastic Cultures

Tech Coast Venture Network

While Google still gets stellar reviews for pay, perks and advancement, there are also some employees who note growing pains that you’d expect from such a huge company, including the stress associated with a competitive environment. Facebook offers, as do many similar companies, lots of food, stock options, open office space, on-site laundry, a focus on teamwork and open communication, a competitive atmosphere that fosters personal growth and learning and great benefits.

George Powell – Doing Well By Having Fun

InfoChachkie

I was, however, very competitive when I was young, and had played football in high school well enough to get scholarship offers from what would be called division 1 schools in today’s world. I love that there are no coaches, and kids learn how to learn by teaching themselves.

You Can’t Rely on a VC for Your Hardest Decisions

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We are money, advice, coaching, cheerleading, interventionist but not “the decider.” It’s not our job to predict markets only to have a good sense of where innovation and disruption could lead to big opportunities and to find entrepreneurs who are more driven, more passionate, more committed and more informed in these markets than we are and who we believe are also more of all of these than the competition. *. What is the role of a VC for entrepreneurs?

On Leadership. And Diversity of Character.

Both Sides of the Table

I was competitive. He wanted to play midfield this season but the coach asked him to play center defense. The rest is up to him whether he wants to be super competitive or not. *. What does it mean to be a leader?

Course 376

Helping Startups Understand Salespeople & the Sales Culture

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” So I did want any rational person who wants to improve does – I hired a coach. Sure, you need to be competitive on price. Sales people will always tell you how far ahead the competition is.

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Recruit Cal Ripken, Not Reggie Jackson, To Your Startup

InfoChachkie

In contrast, Lex Sisney, author of Organizational Physics: The Science of Growing a Business , CEO Coach and Co-founder of Commission Junction has had success compartmentalizing such difficult high-performers. Some People Are Indispensable, But No One Is Irreplaceable.

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What to Make of Amazon’s Work Practices?

Both Sides of the Table

What about a top athlete in the NFL or NBA or even part of the coaching staff. I’m looking for maniacal, competitive, driven, hard-working, obsessed individuals who are deeply committed to winning in the same way that Kobe Bryant is committed to being at the best in his field. There is much discussion about this weekend’s article in the NY Times regarding Amazon’s work practices.

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The Perils of Founder Fighting

Both Sides of the Table

But I would posit that in order to sustainably build great products in an intensely competitive industry with skills shortages – people management is one of the most critical soft skills organizations need.

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Reflections on 2018: Anna Barber, Techstars LA

socalTECH

And a host of interesting companies in last mile have cropped up to give the Amazon ecosystem some competition, like two companies from the last Techstars LA class - Shipsi and PRZM. A certified executive coach, Anna works with her portfolio companies to build great teams, develop a sound strategy and create a strong network.

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Incremental differentiation doesn’t cut it anymore.

Berkonomics

Email readers, cintinue here.] Price can become a competitive tool by creative companies when they can change the game, reducing the number of parts for example to lower manufacturing costs, or reducing the time to install a product, lowering after-sale costs. Ford returned from the land of the nearly-dead to become not only profitable but a desirable alternative to the dominant Japanese cars by emphasizing quality at competitive prices.

Announcing a Deal I’ve Wanted to Talk About for a Year

Both Sides of the Table

I acted as the occasional mentor, advisor and coach to Ethan. In the same year they won Business Insider’s Startup competition. Let me not bury the lede.

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Some Thoughts on Leadership Going into 2016

Both Sides of the Table

I’ve spent hours this week reading about the firing of the head coach and personnel manager of the football team I support – The Philadelphia Eagles. His name was Chip Kelly and he came off of a very successful stint as the coach of the collegiate Oregon Ducks. She can anticipate reactions to price increases or product changes by customers and she can sustain competitive challenges because she knows the customer will stick by her.

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How Much Information Should you Give VCs for Due Diligence?

Both Sides of the Table

It’s easier when you have traction and a competitive process for your funding is likely. I often coach that this period is often when you can engender great confidence from the partner. What competitive products did they consider?

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Effective Leadership

SoCal Tech Calendar

In todays complex business environment, superior leadership skills are crucial in achieving and sustaining competitive advantage. Today, more than ever, executives are turning to outside coaches to discuss new ideas and obtain another perspective. Wednesday, January 19, 2011 -- TechAmerica: ARE YOUR EXECUTIVES EFFECTIVE LEADERS? IF NOT, DO YOU KNOW HOW TO USE YOUR HUMAN RESOURCES ROLE TO CREATE THEM?

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