Study: 17% of Tech Workers Are High on the Job


Nearly 17 percent of tech workers admit to being under the influence of marijuana while at work at some point in their careers, according to a new study. The runner-up was “to help pass the time,” at 36 percent, and “to cope with the demands of the job,” at 28.7

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Study Casts Doubt On Green Vehicle Demand


Despite a huge amount of funding given to electric and hybrid vehicle manufacturers by venture capitalists, a new study from Westlake Village-based J.D. The study examined attitudes of U.S.

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Silicon Beach Report April 6: Hyperloop One Asks Public to Suggest U.S. Routes, Selects 11 Regions for Further Study

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routes and selects 11 regions for further study, on-demand doctor app Heal adds Obama’s Secretary of Navy to board, and Virgin Galactic planning for test space launch before end of year Hyperloop One asks public to suggest U.S.

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Demand pull – cost push.


Place your cash bets behind proven demand. The term, “demand pull – cost push” was created by the great economist, John Maynard Keynes, to describe the two primary drivers of economic inflation. Demand pull: too much demand for a product or service and not enough supply cause a competition for the product that drives prices higher without increasing the intrinsic value of the product. Cost push – demand pull.

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Build On-Demand Teams Instead of Hiring Employees

Startup Professionals Musings

According to an Intuit study , that number is quickly rising and will approach 40 percent by 2020. The author outlines eight necessary steps for every business and entrepreneur to capitalize on this movement to on-demand project teams, versus permanent hires.

Report: Using E-scooters Not So Green, Especially If You'd Be Walking Instead


The rise in on-demand, e-scooter companies--such as those from Bird , Wheels , Lime , and many others--has been heralded by companies as being good for the planet and cleaner than other options. e-scooters escooter bird lime study environment cleantech green

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8 Steps To Assembling The Most Talented Startup Team

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According to an Intuit study , that number is quickly rising and will approach 40 percent by 2020. The author outlines eight necessary steps for every business and entrepreneur to capitalize on this movement to on-demand project teams, versus permanent hires.

The brains behind one of marketing’s biggest hits are out to reshape the industry again… with direct mail

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Postie uses a combination of online data collection and an on-demand print and mail technology to give its customers turnaround times on print orders in as little as 24 hours and what the company boasts is the equivalent of online ad-targeting.

6 Ways Tech Startups Are Changing in 2019


In 2017, on-demand or “gig” workers grew nearly a quarter — 23 percent — over the previous year. Tech startups are always looking to capitalize on the next big thing. And every year, the startup ecosystem is slightly different.

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Origin wants to make accessible physical therapy women’s new normal

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” It looks like a timely moment to build such a platform, with telehealth seeing a huge demand spike as a result of the coronavirus. “I spend a lot of time being angry — but I’m still hopeful.

Wheels Rolls Out Integrated Helmets


The new, integrated helmets come as recent studies have found that accidents on last mile transportation, such as scooters, often result in head injuries. The company competes against Bird, Lime, and others in the last mile, on-demand transportation area. Los Angeles-based last mile transportation startup Wheels has rolled out a new, easily accessible helmet, which is integrated with its bicycles--and which, if used, will provide a discount to its riders.

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Illumina Cuts Forecasts As Consumer Tests, Genomics Initiatives Lag


The news reflects a slowdown in the demand for mail-in genetic testing kits and a lag in the rollout of some of the government-led population studies for which Illumina provides DNA sequencing tools.

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“Visibility” — A Powerful Lesson on DACA and The American Dream from @LeonKrauze

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He went to college to study art and design. But 10 years ago with the financial crisis he could no longer afford to study. Ramiro was demanding one thing?—?“visibility.” They brought children and demanded one thing?—?education:

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Crown Bioscience Expands In San Diego


The company said the expansion comes due to increased demand for oncology research studies. Crown Bioscience , a provider of drug discovery and development services, said this morning that it has expanded in San Diego, creating a new "Center of Excellence for Oncology" in the city. Crown Bio said it has tripled its facility space in San Diego to 22,000 square feet, which meet Biosafety Level 2 requirements. The company is focused on oncology and metabolic disease research.

How To Snag Lunch With A High-Profile Entrepreneur


Benedikt Scholz is an exceptional student whom I had the pleasure of instructing when he recently studied at UC Santa Barbara. Adam worked with different teams in each venture and only focused projects that demanded his particular skill set.

UCSB Tops Harvard & Wharton In Startup Wars


Instead of a traditional business school''s case study and textbook approach, UCSB''s Technology Management Program (TMP) emphasizes experiential learning. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. Want to be an entrepreneur? Don''t go to Wharton or Harvard.

How I Got My Teen from Cs to Bs in Two Weeks

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Instead of demanding he do his work, I jumped in and worked with him. I helped him study and I made it fun. First, let me preface by saying that I’m not being compensated in any way by the company I’m about to talk about. This is a true story.

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You Can’t Teach People To Be Entrepreneurs, But Entrepreneurs Can Be Taught


Although they were all accomplished researchers in their respective areas study, their lectures were theoretical and academic. My courses are rigorous and demanding. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes.

How Many Investors Should You Talk to in a VC Fund Raise? And How Do You Prioritize?

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People who believe the former believe that you should see the market demand before too many people know you’re “in market.” Sometimes I encourage teams to create new analysis on cohorts, future revenue projections, competitor reviews, pricing studies, etc.

5 Entrepreneur Lifestyle Drivers That Lead To Success

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Based on a classic study by the Wharton School of Business , in a survey of 11,000 MBA graduates over many years, those running their own businesses ranked themselves happier than all other professions, regardless of how much money they made.

How to Decrease the Odds That Your Startup Fails

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If you figure out how to scale a video product inside of Facebook really, really, quickly they’re likely to allow it to happen for a while so they can study the positive & negative impacts on user experiences. If you want to succeed you need to study the competitors. But not to study what else is happening in a market is wrong. Study your history. Study. Many startup businesses – tech or otherwise – fail.

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Here’s Why a Booming Tech Market May Fool You into Thinking You’re Successful

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” Case studies get done with ebullient CEO’s espousing the benefits of said software even though their organization was barely using the product. ROI studies were published. Work with customers on business cases (for internal use) and ask for case studies (for you to publish in marketing). Since 2009 we’ve been in an unequivocal bull market. Venture capitalists have raised increasing amounts of money from their investors (LPs) every year.

Why Your Startup Needs a Sales Methodology

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And when you achieve product / market fit your company often ramps revenue very fast and you need to build an organization to address it from demand generation (aka marketing) to sales discovery to implementation and after-sales support. This article originally appeared on

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This Immigrant Entrepreneur Launched Her Billion Dollar Empire, Despite Speaking No English


The company’s “I dreamed…” campaign caused demand to outstrip production. In a 1987 interview, Beatrice noted, “I was studying to be a teacher at the time, but deep down I knew I really didn’t want to teach. A version of this article previously appeared Forbes.

6 Benefits of Outsourcing and Freelancing In Startups

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According to a recent MIT study , the true costs of employees are typically in the 1.25 Outsourcing gives you the flexibility to add on or cut back services and volume according to demand, and meet your cash-flow management requirements.

Girls in STEM and Cyber Security Among Top Startups at Eureka Park 2018


In a study by the US Department of Commerce , women in STEM jobs earn 33 percent more money than women in non-STEM positions. Using an innovative method and blend of data science, machine learning, algorithms and cloud computing, they help companies meet new privacy compliance demands.

7 Ways For Businesses To Work Less And Enjoy It More

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A more comprehensive study by Gallup showed that 70 percent of employees today lack these attributes. This rule, also known as the Pareto principle, proven in most businesses, suggests that 80 percent of real results come from 20 percent of the demands on your time.

7 Societal Changes That Invite New Venture Innovation

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That means that starting soon, our doctors, hospitals, eldercare, hospice and even death care systems are going to face unprecedented demand. Autos for drivers: Waning market demand. If every entrepreneur could predict the future, starting the right new business would be easy.

What Tech Entrepreneurs Could Learn from Chamillionaire

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He studied the errors that other people had made and tried to improve on them. He wanted to create awareness for himself to generate marketing buzz and demand and then get the retail stores to pay wholesales prices for his cds. He created demand. I study it every day.&#.

6 Keys To Making Timely Changes To Save Your Business

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Failure rates this high demand a new mindset and startups are the logical place for this to happen. The ultimate skills, which lead to innovation and totally new processes, usually come from experimentation and special studies.

10 Keys To Surviving From A Startup To An Enterprise

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According to one study a while back, only 45% of founders plan to exit after stage one, and my guess is that less than half the remainder survive the next stage in their own company. Early-stage entrepreneurs rightly keep their focus on creating an innovative product or service.

How Snapchat Could Increase Team Production


Yet as an entrepreneur, you can rarely hide under the rock and pretend there’s nothing else happening around you and no one is demanding your attention. As one study suggests, suppressing anger increases the risk of having a heart attack in three times.

How Online Video Companies Can Increase Margin and Build Better Businesses

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So the goal should be to have some formats that require talent who have become large in their own right and can demand rev shares of 70-90%. I would argue that the strongest visionaries have been TasteMade, who were originally running video at Demand Media.

Southern California Linked IPOs Grow


Those include a rumor of an IPO at music service Pandora , which is based in Northern California, which was co-founded by UberTwitter's Jon Kraft, a successful IPO for Los Angeles-based Demand Media last month, not to mention companies filed like Santa Monica's Boingo Wireless , San Diego's Fallbrook Technologies , Santa Monica-based Cornerstone On Demand , San Diego-based Peregrine Semiconductor , Los Angeles-based GameFly , and City of Industry-based NewEgg.

Serious Presentation Tips From Standup Comics


In addition, both comedians and entrepreneurs must engage and entertain their demanding audiences. Studies have shown that approximately 55% of a speaker’s communication during the first few minutes of a presentation is nonverbal, while an additional 38% is tone of voice.

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Understanding the Underbelly of Online Marketing & Why You’ll Lose if You Don’t

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The starting point of product IS marketing, which is what a lot of young entrepreneurs that never studied business don’t realize. Yesterday I wrote a post about “ growth hacking ” and why I thought it was wrong that people were hating on the term unnecessarily.

Understanding How The Innovator’s Dilemma Affects You

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This is important because the customers they serve (the red line) demand a product that meets their complex requirements. One of the most influential books of my career is The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clay Christensen.

Base Your New Venture On These New Technology Trends

Startup Professionals Musings

Nevertheless, there is nothing wrong with studying and learning from the wisdom and experience of others. The next phase of evolution will demand device independence, enabling an uninterrupted computing experience as we move from device to device throughout our daily lives.

10 Startup Quandaries That May Redefine Your Business

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In a famous Harvard study of 212 new ventures a few years ago, USC professor Noam Wasserman found that half the founders were no longer at the helm after three years, and over time 80% were forced out.

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10 Tips To New Venture Leaders To Never Stop Learning

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In fact, you may have noticed in a recent study , that the business CEO turnover rate last year was the highest in 10 years, and may go even higher this year. You probably think that the fact that you have started your own business validates your leadership ability.

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The Most Interesting Online Video Trend

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The production quality is terrible” I say, “ Please study The Innovator’s Dilemma because it predicts the disruption of your industry presciently.” Study the video game industry. This article originally appeared on TechCrunch.

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10 Elements of a Coaching Culture and Why You Need It

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In fact, studies have shown that the long-term value of coaching has a return of at least 2x to more than 100x times the cost. Every entrepreneur and business person I know wishes he had more time for coaching all the members of his team.

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Change Your Management Style To Meet Today’s Culture

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I just finished a new book, “ It’s The Manager ,” by Jim Clifton and Jim Harter, leaders at Gallup, who have assembled feedback from the largest study of its kind, including over 37 million people from businesses around the world. Change is hard. But these days it’s required and inevitable.

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