10 Writings Tips To Get Maximum Impact From Any Plan

Startup Professionals Musings

If you want people to invest in your idea, then my best advice is first write a business plan, and keep it simple. This means writing at the level of an average newspaper story (about eighth-grade level).

5 Ways Writing a Book Will Kick-Start Business Growth

Startup Professionals Musings

What every entrepreneur needs more than anything else, after they have built an innovative new product or service, is visibility, credibility, and trust by customers, potential employees, and future business partners. business Jan Yager self-publishing writing a book

10 Reasons Not To Write A Business Plan First

Startup Professionals Musings

Here is my edited summary of their ten principles, which I like and may convince you that you don’t need a business plan at all, or at the very least will help you write a better one later: A new venture is a means, not an end.

Framework Benchmarks

TechEmpower

Simulating production environments. For this exercise, we aimed to configure every framework according to the best practices for production deployments gleaned from documentation and popular community opinion. About What we do Portfolio People Blog Contact.

How To Survive A Deadly Drag On Startup Productivity

Startup Professionals Musings

Let me assure you, every startup faces more challenges than any other business – unproven product, new processes, new management, and unpredictable customers. As I’m writing this, I’m thinking that these points are so obvious that they don’t need to be reiterated here.

Productivity Hacks: Voicemail, Folders & To-Do’s

Both Sides of the Table

I recently wrote a post about avoiding the “ Deferred Life Plan &# and some related thoughts about personal productivity that came from Tim Ferriss’s book, The Four Hour Workweek. I would love to say that I’m the productivity guru.

Why Email May Be Draining Your Company’s Productivity

Both Sides of the Table

That great productivity drain that we somehow all buy into. So I ask you – if you’re being reactive to somebody else’s emails are you really being as productive in your company as you could be? You’re writing a freaking blog post! Email. Ah, email.

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Why You Should Put Yourself Out There and Try New Products

Both Sides of the Table

I went to an industry event where people actually called me self-centered for writing publicly. Here’s the thing: If you never try new product and new networks you’ll never learn anything. In 2006 I started using Facebook and most of my friends & colleagues thought I was strange.

Entrepreneurs Confuse Product and Business Plans

Startup Professionals Musings

Why is it that most of the business plans I see are really product plans? I define a product plan as a detailed description of your product or service, with a bit of business thrown in at the end. It’s definitely positive to have a product plan.

Entrepreneurs Need The Right Mindset Before Products

Startup Professionals Musings

I do believe that if every aspiring entrepreneur spent at least as much effort looking inward, understanding their own drivers and preparing, as they do in working outward by building solutions, seeking investors, and writing business plans, the startup success rate would go up.

Venture capitalists ‘like and subscribe’ to influencers

TechCrunch LA

Last month, the product launched with $1.2 Creators and influencers like Bernstein are forging a path from content creator to full-fledged business, with multiple revenue streams via podcasts, licensing deals, branded merchandise and even software products. “A

Investors Know A Product Doesn’t Make a Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Why is it that most of the business plans I see are really product plans? I define a product plan as a detailed description of your product or service, with a bit of business thrown in at the end. It’s definitely positive to have a product plan.

Turning Thoughts into Productivity | The Fetchnotes Story

Tech Zulu Event

Turn on your phone and look at the productivity folder. Something to write your notes, another to set reminders, and one that does both. You’ll be more productive within three weeks time. We discuss productivity, emails, communication, and the dynamics of the team.

Don’t Let Too Many Features Ruin Your Next Product

Startup Professionals Musings

This term refers to the penchant to add just one more feature to the product or service before first delivery, just because you can. The result is a bloated first product which finally collapses under its own weight, or is too late and too expensive for the intended customer.

Your Product Needs to be 10x Better than the Competition to Win. Here’s Why:

Both Sides of the Table

It was a pleasure to write them myself. He wanted to build direct customer relationships to get product feedback but only 2% of customers would ever return their registration cards. they can build teams that really focus on building & marketing great products.

7 Reasons to Start a Blog Before Shipping a Product

Startup Professionals Musings

The biggest excuse most startup founders mention is too much to do building a product, mapping strategy, investors, etc. I know that finding time is hard, and good writing is simply not what most people do. With the an estimated 150,000 new websites and 7.3

Top 30 Startup Technology and Product Posts for September 2010

SoCal CTO

Great content again in September that meets at the intersection of startups, technology, product and being a Startup CTO. Why Every Entrepreneur Should Write and 9 Tips To Get Started - OnStartups , September 27, 2010 "The best part of blogging is the people you will meet"- Hugh MacLeod repeating wisdom from Loic Lemeur to me at the Big Pink at 2 am in South Beach after the Future of Web Apps 2008. Why You Should Write. It's human nature," he writes.

Entrepreneurs Can Thrive on Services or Products

Startup Professionals Musings

You don’t need to invent an innovative product to be a real entrepreneur. They are not the generalists required for new product startups. Writing specialists.

Don’t Assume Product Plans are Better Business Plans

Startup Professionals Musings

Why is it that most of the business plans I see are really product plans? I define a product plan as a detailed description of your product or service, with a bit of business thrown in at the end. It’s definitely positive to have a product plan.

Don’t Subtract - Restart to Find the Minimum Viable Product

SoCal CTO

Steve Blank wrote a great post recently entitled Perfection By Subtraction – The Minimum Feature Set where he explains the real goals around defining a minimum viable product: Founders act like the “minimum” part is the goal. Only a special subset of customers will and what gets them breathing heavy is the long-term vision for your product. I’m a big believer in delivering a minimal product out of the gate, although minimum gets defined differently in lots of cases.

Why Bots Aren’t the Real AI Disruption: The Quiet Rise of Headless AI

Xconomy

Editor’s note: This piece was originally posted on Textio’s company blog. Hey Siri, how’s the weather today?” “OK OK Google, remind me to pay the power bill.” Alexa, tell me a joke!” Bots are eating the world.

Ebyline Launches New Service For Publishers

socalTECH

Pricing on the new product was not disclosed. ebyline news freelance author publisher content writingLos Angeles-based Ebyline , the online marketplace which connects publishers with freelance journalists, has rolled out a new offering today, which it says can help publishers produce their own, custom news feeds. The service, called Ebyline News Desk, allows publishers to create their own, custom feeds of original content.

Top 57 Online Startups Meets Technology Meets Product Posts for November 2010

SoCal CTO

I continue to collect great content that is the intersection of startups, products, online and technology. aka: An Open Letter to the Next Big Social Network) - 500 Hats , November 1, 2010 I've held off writing this post for a long time, because I couldn't quite get my head around all the issues. But I didn’t write it for you; I wrote it for myself. So let’s be very specific: let’s assume your dream job is product manager at Google, working on the Analytics product.

Google partners with Sony Pictures Imageworks to launch an open source VFX render manager

TechCrunch LA

“As content production continues to accelerate across the globe, visual effects studios are increasingly turning towards the cloud to keep up with demand for high-quality content,” writes Google product manager Todd Prives in today’s announcement.

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All Raise expands to new geos, launches ‘VC Cohorts’

TechCrunch LA

The idea is to put women with check-writing abilities, typically partners and general partners, together in groups with newer VCs, typically with an associate or principal title, paired together.

Frameworks Round 5

TechEmpower

Additionally, we have added a new test type focused on writes, wherein a variable number of database updates are executed per request. We ran a bunch of spot-tests of the database updates test with various configurations, some scarcely suitable for a production server.

Innovation and Geography

SoCal CTO

skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, February 20, 2007 Innovation and Geography I ran across a post in Read/Write Web - Does Location Matter in Web Innovation? Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller SEO for Startups Startup Version 1.0 Social Media for Service Professionals LearnTrends Speakers and Topics Accounced Tags not Folders - LinkedIn Saved Profiles Product Management for Startups in Los Angeles – S.

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development

Frank Addante

Under Process, Over Deliver So, you need to develop a product? ▼ 2006 (20) ▼ December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. Over-engineering will slow down product releases.

Tongal | Create Together & Earn Cash

Tech Zulu Event

The best part about Tongal is anyone who wants to write, act, direct, and/or animate videos can join for free. The community is full of people eager to make a product that is worthy of people’s time. Creative thoughts are constantly processed in everyone’s mind.

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Think about Performance Before Building a Web Application

TechEmpower

We’ve heard this from startup founders, product managers, development team leads, CTOs, and others who see their product gaining traction, but simultaneously see performance falling off a cliff. User experience is suffering and it’s the worst possible time with the product taking off.

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Interview with Sunil Rajaraman, Scripped

socalTECH

to the business of script writing, and is looking to combine a free online tool for writing scripts with matching those scripts with content producers. Zak had an idea for a screen writing magazine, and was trying to make it as a screenwriter, and found out there was a lack of good resources for people trying to scrap and get to the top. Are you targeting Hollywood and existing script writing software?

More Features Kill More Startups Than Lack of Money

Startup Professionals Musings

This term refers to the penchant to add just one more feature to the product or service before first delivery, just because you can. The result is a bloated first product which finally collapses under its own weight, or is too late and too expensive for the intended customer.

Frameworks Round 1

TechEmpower

Simulating production environments. For this exercise, we aimed to configure every framework according to the best practices for production deployments gleaned from documentation and popular community opinion. You are viewing the first round of web application framework benchmarks.

As Quibi reportedly seeks another $1 billion, Fiction Riot fills the programming slate for its rival service

TechCrunch LA

Ficto is bringing to market adaptations of bestselling books and original productions which will be released with theatrical films and has plans in the pipeline for other forms of scripted and unscripted entertainment. Michael Scott is simultaneously writing a pilot for linear television.

Efficient multiple-stream concatenation in Java

TechEmpower

With three streams we could write Stream.concat(Stream.concat(a, b), c). I think I've only used them twice in production code. I want to combine the elements of multiple Stream instances into a single Stream. What's the best way to do this? This article compares a few different solutions. Stream.concat(a, b). The JDK provides Stream.concat(a, b) for concatenating two streams. void exampleConcatTwo () {. Stream a = Stream. of ( "one" , "two" ); Stream b = Stream.

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