October, 2017

How to make a small problem into a big one.

Berkonomics

Allowing small problems to escalate into big ones is simple. Just ignore the signs for long enough and the job is done. It takes far more energy to review regularly the key performance indicators you’ve established for each individual and yourself.

One Small Change I Made That Improved My Daily Mental State

Both Sides of the Table

We all have a pretty good idea about things that drag down our productivity or suck up time that would be better spent on more fulfilling activities. Two years ago I made a commitment to stop bringing my mobile phone into my bedroom and with like a 95% compliance rate this made a big improvement.

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When Your Legs Start Shaking, Just Keep Talking

Eric Greenspan

Back in 2001, I started my 3rd company out of my 3rd bedroom in my newly rented townhome on the beach after separating from my oldest son’s mother. I had no choice. I had just sold my last company and I needed to keep busy. I built and built and built and one day, I wrote a business plan and sent it off for review to an angel funding group. I pitched 4 locations, including Hawaii. I got a few bucks out of a guy that wasn’t even in the room, but overheard from outside the banquet room.

TeleSign Acquisition By BICS Closes, Deal Value Rises To $335M

socalTECH

Marina del Rey-based phone verification and user authentication service TeleSign is now officially part of BICS , after the official close of the acquisition, BICS said today. The deal was originally announced in April. BICS said it paid $230M, however, March Capital Partners, one of the investors in TeleSign, said that as a result of additional cash and earn out the deal now has a total valuation of $335M.

Which Of These 7 Fears Are Keeping You From Being An Entrepreneur?

InfoChachkie

A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. Marketing automation company HubSpot recently surveyed its users, asking them a variety of startup questions. Some […]. The post Which Of These 7 Fears Are Keeping You From Being An Entrepreneur? appeared first on John Greathouse

Hackers Steal Client Data From Line 204 Studios

L.A. Business Journal

Line 204, a Hollywood film and television production and rental company, said today hackers had stolen its client database. The extent of the breach is still being determined

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3 Ways to Leverage Micro-Influencers and Grow Your Business

Tech.Co

One of the major shifts we have seen in consumer behavior is how reliant they are on reviews and third party recommendations. In fact, 71 percent of people say they make buying decisions based on recommendations they find on social media.

Startup Weekend Conejo Valley - Sports Focused

SoCal Tech Calendar

Sunday, November 5, 2017 -- Startup Weekend Conejo Valley - Sports Focused. Calling all startup junkies, makers, inventors, coders, and sports enthusiast! We are looking for the next big thing in Sports, Fitness, and Performance. Startup Weekend is a 54 hour event, where attendees pitch ideas, form teams and launch companies/products. The event is very community focused and provides a place for budding entrepreneurs to find co-founders, mentors and momentum for their ideas. See [link].

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Tech Scenes: John Tomich, Onestop Internet

socalTECH

Welcome to Tech Scenes where we explore what makes tech founders and the cities they live in thrive. In this solo episode we meet up with John Tomich and talk about Onestop Internet , the growing changes in ecommerce, explosive growth, and the long history of tech startups in Los Angeles.

High School Dropouts Use Common Sense To Amass Millions

InfoChachkie

A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. Note: This is Part II of High School dropout growth hacks. Part I can be […]. The post High School Dropouts Use Common Sense To Amass Millions appeared first on John Greathouse

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Social Reality’s Stock Price Jumps 70 Percent After Initial Coin Offering Announcement

L.A. Business Journal

Social Reality’s stock price spiked more than 70 percent to close at $4.90 a share Tuesday after the marketing software developer announced an initial coin offering

Why cash is only one measure of employee happiness

Berkonomics

Close. In 1981, Herb Cohen wrote and published “ You Can Negotiate Anything ”, an excellent guide to great negotiating. I’ve read and reread the book a number of times and find myself using the techniques often in many areas of my life.

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Everything You Need to Know About Hyperloop

Tech.Co

Since 2013, when Elon Musk released his white paper for an emerging mode of transportation using low air pressure within a tube, companies around the world have answered the call to build the next generation of futuristic transportation.

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Startup Weekend Conejo Valley - Sports Focused

SoCal Tech Calendar

Saturday, November 4, 2017 -- Startup Weekend Conejo Valley - Sports Focused. Calling all startup junkies, makers, inventors, coders, and sports enthusiast! We are looking for the next big thing in Sports, Fitness, and Performance. Startup Weekend is a 54 hour event, where attendees pitch ideas, form teams and launch companies/products. The event is very community focused and provides a place for budding entrepreneurs to find co-founders, mentors and momentum for their ideas. See [link].

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USC Viterbi: 44 Percent of Entering Engineering Class Is Female

socalTECH

The University of Southern California 's Viterbi School of Engineering says that its new, entering class of students to the school is 44 percent female--significantly higher than the national average--thanks to its efforts to reach out to women and other underrepresented minorities in engineering. According to USC Viterbi, that number is a historic high for the school.

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Hiring Lessons From Annie Duke: World Series Poker Champ

InfoChachkie

A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. Earlier this year, I had the pleasure to hear Kit Cooper interview World Series of Poker […]. The post Hiring Lessons From Annie Duke: World Series Poker Champ appeared first on John Greathouse. Team Building Uncategorized

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Larta Lands Energy Department Contract to Aid Small Businesses

L.A. Business Journal

Larta Institute, an accelerator for small businesses in the health care, agriculture and energy sectors, announced this week that its Larta Inc. subsidiary had been granted an exclusive Department of Energy contract to aid small businesses across the country

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Would you pay a high achiever more than yourself?

Berkonomics

Close. Recently I was asked to review an offer letter for a senior director of business development. The CEO was concerned that he was offering far too much in the form of incentive compensation, with bonuses that could greatly exceed the base salary if all the bonus items were achieved.

Effective Networking Starts With Empathy

Tech.Co

The better you understand someone, the more you will be able to relate to them in all areas of life. This is just some advice from Alejandro Rioja , CEO of Flux Ventures. We asked him about building relationships and advice for founders needing to expand their network.

Startup Weekend Conejo Valley - Sports Focused

SoCal Tech Calendar

Friday, November 3, 2017 -- Startup Weekend Conejo Valley - Sports Focused. Calling all startup junkies, makers, inventors, coders, and sports enthusiast! We are looking for the next big thing in Sports, Fitness, and Performance. Startup Weekend is a 54 hour event, where attendees pitch ideas, form teams and launch companies/products. The event is very community focused and provides a place for budding entrepreneurs to find co-founders, mentors and momentum for their ideas. See [link].

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Tapatalk Acquires Panjo

socalTECH

Santa Monica-based Tapatalk , which develops mobile community software apps used heavily by online forums, has acquired Panjo , a marketplace for gear for auto, sport, and hobby enthusiasts. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. Tapatalk said the deal was for cash and stock. Tapatalk's software provides mobile-friendly access to web-based forums and online communities. Tapatalk had announced its effort to acquire Pango in August. READ MORE>>.

Vinod Khosla on A.I., Health, and the Future of Working (or Not)

Xconomy

Entrepreneur-turned-venture capitalist Vinod Khosla made big headlines almost six years ago when he wrote a blog post called “Do We Need Doctors or Algorithms?”

Andelman and Mullin, VC Vets, Announce New Venture

L.A. Business Journal

Two veteran L.A. venture capitalists have formed Bonfire Ventures, a Brentwood VC firm focused on software for businesses

Interview with Steve Poizner, Alliance for Southern California Innovation

socalTECH

Steve Poizner is a serial tech entrepreneur and was formerly California Insurance Commissioner, and recently founded the Alliance for Southern California Innovation (www.alliancesocal.org), a nonprofit which has gathered together an impressive list of research universities, technology leaders, and others to help boost the profile of Southern California in the technology industry.

Saudis to Invest $1B in Virgin Galactic, Virgin Orbit

L.A. Business Journal

The Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia said Thursday it had reached a non-binding memorandum of understanding to invest $1 billion in space tourism company Virgin Galactic

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HyreCar Expands In Wisconsin

socalTECH

Los Angeles-based online car rental service HyreCar is expanding its reach in the Madison, Wisconsin area, through a link with personal chauffeur app developer RideAlfred. According to the two, HyreCar's inventory will be available to drivers for RideAlfred in Madison. HyreCar lets drivers who aren't using their vehicles rent them out to others.

ServiceNow Buys SkyGiraffe

socalTECH

Santa Clara- and San Diego-based ServiceNow said on Wednesday that it has acquired San Mateo-based SkyGiraffe , a developer of a mobile software development platform. Financial details of the buy were not disclosed. ServiceNow said the buy will help its customers easily deliver "consumer-like" mobile experiences for applications build on its Now Platform. The company said it will embed SkyGiraffe's technology in its Now Platform in 2018. READ MORE>>.

Girl Scouts Learn to Pitch Like a Girl at Startup Weekend

Tech.Co

When I was younger, I experienced the Girl Scouts program like many girls have. I made it to the “Juniors” level before retiring my cookie-selling skills. I learned a lot through the program and had a few fun summers at camp.

Silicon Beach Report Oct. 18: LAEDC Includes 9 Sites in L.A. Region Bid for Amazon’s Second Headquarters

L.A. Business Journal

LAEDC includes 9 sites in L.A. region bid for Amazon’s second headquarters, crypto venture firm Blockchain Capital raising $150 million for two funds, and Snap partners with Discovery, Eurosport for Olympics coverage

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Insitu Deploys UAVs For Wildfire Mapping In Oregon

socalTECH

Unmanned aerial systems maker Insitu , which has its Commercial Division based in Costa Mesa, said today that it successfully deployed its Insitu ScanEagle as part of the response to Oregon's Eagle Creek wildfire.