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Consider the benefits and challenges of disruptive capital-raising technology. Advances in technology have both systematized and democratized consumers’ and business’ access to capital. In this course, you will explore the ways in which technology has transformed access to consumer credit and access to seed capital for business projects. You will examine disruptive technologies in credit […]

How is the passion economy changing the way we look at jobs? Watch the newest video from Big Think: https://bigth.ink/NewVideo Join Big Think Edge for exclusive videos: https://bigth.ink/Edge ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The widget economy has given way to something entirely different: the passion economy. Whereas the previous economy was fueled by mass production and homogeneity, growth in […]

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With fast help from our incredible network, we have compiled a list of COVID-19 resources available to women entrepreneurs including details on government relief programs, business opportunities, policy advice from experts, and upcoming webinars. We continue to work with government partners to share information as the situation evolves. This is the time for the women […]

Read this if you want to raise money in 2020. So many people have asked me in the past few days that I want to insert this as a Friday extra in my resiliency series. Raising money is going to be hard. Really hard. Not impossible though, so if you are going to try here's […]

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I write frequently about Jobs to be Done — a theory that describes how consumers buy products to solve various jobs they’re trying to get done in their lives. I advocate for developing a rich understanding of consumers that allows companies to build successful products and market them in the right way. Yet entrepreneurs, marketers, product managers, […]
When Marc Benioff’s Behind the Cloud was published in the Fall of 2009, it was declared required reading for all 50 Box employees. Because I was new to the company and not yet acquainted with Aaron Levie’s insatiable appetite for business books, I complied. (I eventually retired from the “Levie Library” after slogging my way through High Output […]
The outbreak of COVID-19 highlights cracks in global trust, the pitfalls of global interdependency and the challenge for global governance.Epidemics are both a standalone business risk and an amplifier of existing trends and vulnerabilities.Businesses that invest in strategic, operational and financial resilience to emerging global risks will be better positioned to respond and recover. Pandemics top national […]
A lot of MVP failures have nothing to do with the viability of the core product itself. In fact, in over 20 years of building, delivering, and studying both successful and failed products, these are the most common mistakes that I’ve seen ultimately doom an MVP: The company can’t onboard customers properly or quickly.The user […]
You want to experience leadership and connection. You want to own the Product and create something that puts a dent in the universe. We like to call them visionaries: those who have an idea and lead it every step of the way towards completion. For many people who start out as engineers, marketers, sales people or designers, Product […]
Here’s a dirty little secret: Product Analytics is useless. It’s strange, right? After all, we’re a Product Analytics company. We literally built a tool that delivers product analytics in a new way.  Recently, though, we’ve been looking at the analytics landscape and making some realizations. Primary among these is despite the transformative power analytics has […]
As the Covid-19 crisis spreads to new epicenters in Europe and the U.S., companies are scrambling to mobilize responses. There are no easy answers, due to the unpredictability of disease dynamics, a lack of relevant prior experience, and the absence of plug-and-play instructions from government or international authorities. Clearly each local situation is different, but we […]
I don’t own an Apple Watch. I do have a Fitbit. But the Apple Watch 4 announcement intrigued me in a way no other product has since the original IPhone. This wasn’t just another product announcement from Apple. It heralded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) entrance into the 21st century. It is a harbinger of […]
As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread around the world, Washington State and particularly Seattle has emerged as ground zero for the pandemic in the United States. In order to get the word out about existing health technologies that can help to triage, test and treat for COVID-19, a group of female health tech […]
Who is responsible for navigating the line between disruptive tactics and immoral behavior? Founders today hold significant power and influence, says Steve Blank, serial entrepreneur and lecturer in Stanford’s Department of Management Science and Engineering. Aspiring entrepreneurs can prepare themselves, and society, for better outcomes by developing a moral compass to guide them through difficult […]
Stories about humble beginnings have become legendary in tech. A couple of geniuses, a garage and an ambitious vision: all it takes to kick-start a digital revolution. Do you really think this is how most people do it? Face it, we are not all destined to change the face of tech. Or maybe we are; but […]
If you haven’t gotten a new car in a while you may not have noticed that the future of the dashboard looks like this: That’s it. A single screen replacing all the dashboard gauges, knobs and switches. But behind that screen is an increasing level of automation that hides a ton of complexity. At times […]
The UC Berkeley Startup Competition (Bplan) proudly welcomed Guy Kawasaki to the Haas School of Business. Kawasaki, former chief evangelist of Apple and co-founder of Garage Technology Ventures, explained the top ten mistakes that entrepreneurs make. His talk covered all stages of a startup from inception to exit.
For most of our lives the idea that computers and technology would get, better, faster, cheaper every year was as assured as the sun rising every morning. The story “GlobalFoundries Stops All 7nm Development” doesn’t sound like the end of that era, but for anyone who uses an electronic device, it most certainly is. Technology […]
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YC Partner and Head of Admissions Dalton Caldwell talks about pivoting for startups and shares his advice on when and how founders should consider it for their companies. You can find the lecture slides and transcript here: https://www.startupschool.org/videos/73 Find more Startup School and YC content at https://www.startupschool.org/library.
The art of entrepreneurship and the science of Customer Development is not just getting out of the building and listening to prospective customers. It’s understanding who to listen to and why. Five Cups of Coffee I got a call from Satish, one of my ex-students, last week. He got my attention when he said, “Following your customer development […]
Is your organization full of Hackathons, Shark Tanks, Incubators and other innovation programs, but none have changed the trajectory of your company/agency? Over the last few years Pete Newell and I have helped build innovation programs inside large companies, across the U.S. federal science agencies and in the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community. But it is […]

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