Business & Economics

Startup CXO

Author: Matt Blumberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 640

View: 753

One of the greatest challenges for startup teams is scaling because usually there's not a blueprint to follow, people are learning their function as they go, and everyone is wearing multiple hats. There can be lots of trial and error, lots of missteps, and lots of valuable time and money squandered as companies scale. Matt Blumberg and his team understand the scaling challenges—they've been there, and it took them nearly 20 years to scale and achieve a successful exit. Along the way they learned what worked and what didn’t work, and they share their lessons learned in Startup CXO. Unlike other business books, Startup CXO is designed to help each functional leader understand how their function scales, what to anticipate as they scale, and what things to avoid. Beyond providing function-specific advice, tools, and tactics, Startup CXO is a resource for each team member to learn about the other functions, understand other functional challenges, and get greater clarity on how to collaborate effectively with the other functional leads. CEOs, Board members, and investors have a book they can consult to pinpoint areas of weakness and learn how to turn those into strengths. Startup CXO has in-depth chapters covering the nine most common functions in startups: finance, people, marketing, sales, customers, business development, product, operations, and privacy. Each functional section has a "CEO to CEO Advice" summary from Blumberg on what great looks like for that CXO, signs your CXO isn't scaling, and how to engage with your CXO. Startup CXO also has a section on the future of executive work, fractional and interim roles. Written by leading practitioners in the newly emergent fractional executive world, each function is covered with useful tips on how to be a successful fractional executive as well as what to look for and how to manage fractional executives. Startup CXO is an amazing resource for CEOs but also for functional leaders and professionals at any stage of their career." —Scott Dorsey, Managing Partner, High Alpha
Business & Economics

Startup CEO

Author: Matt Blumberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 311

You’re only a startup CEO once. Do it well with Startup CEO, a "master class in building a business." —Dick Costolo, Former CEO, Twitter Being a startup CEO is a job like no other: it’s difficult, risky, stressful, lonely, and often learned through trial and error. As a startup CEO seeing things for the first time, you’re likely to make mistakes, fail, get things wrong, and feel like you don’t have any control over outcomes. Author Matt Blumberg has been there, and in Startup CEO he shares his experience, mistakes, and lessons learned as he guided Return Path from a handful of employees and no revenues to over $100 million in revenues and 500 employees. Startup CEO is not a memoir of Return Path's 20-year journey but a thoughtful CEO-focused book that provides first-time CEOs with advice, tools, and approaches for the situations that startup CEOs will face. You'll learn: How to tell your story to new hires, investors, and customers for greater alignment How to create a values-based culture for speed and engagement How to create business and personal operating systems so that you can balance your life and grow your company at the same time How to develop, lead, and leverage your board of directors for greater impact How to ensure that your company is bought, not sold, when you exit Startup CEO is the field guide every CEO needs throughout the growth of their company.
Business & Economics

The Web Startup Success Guide

Author: Robert Walsh

Publisher: Apress

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 440

View: 992

If there's a software startup company in your developer heart, this is the book that will make it happen. The Web Startup Success Guide is your one-stop shop for all of the answers you need today to build a successful web startup in these challenging economic times. It covers everything from making the strategic platform decisions as to what kind of software to build, to understanding and winning the Angel and venture capital funding game, to the modern tools, apps and services that can cut months off development and marketing cycles, to how startups today are using social networks like Twitter and Facebook to create real excitement and connect to real customers. Bob Walsh, author of the landmark Micro-ISV: From Vision to Reality, digs deep into the definition, financing, community–building, platform options, and productivity challenges of building a successful and profitable web application today.
Business & Economics

Myopic Startup

Author: Aeknath Mishra

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 222

View: 489

If you launch a business; you will fail. But hold on! You can move past the failure, recalibrate, and recover. ‘Myopic Startup’ obtains the no-nonsense diagnosis of the problem, addressing the fundamental short-sighted errors and pitfalls which ruin businesses. What can build up your business model into an express track to success? Okay, folks, do you want to turn your startup business 100 percent successful? Do you want to transform your business venture into a bulked-up cash machine? Next, connect to the myopic startup. I can help you to get out from absurd mistakes into assured success and whip your business model into shape. By now, you’ve read business books and heard one-day business courses to get-rich-quick; they introduce you to many kooky ideas but not genuine success. Hey, if you’re tired of the lies and sick of the hollow promises, take a look at the guidelines devised by the myopic startup - it’s the simplest, most logical business book and assures you of results. With the Myopic Startup, you’ll be able to: § Learn the concept of myopic startup business solution to remedy your business myopia. § Form the ideation to an exit strategy for a thriving business exit. § Develop one idea at a time through a contingency plan and assured success. The book includes innovative concepts to find “Traits of a Founder”, “Key to success”, “Business funding system”, “Kill the competition" and “Business sustainability” and all-new forms with an “Investor pitch template” and resources to engage in the myopic startup.
Computers

A CxO Handbook to Blockchain

Author: Rajan Kashyap

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 98

View: 239

Blockchain has been making a lot of headlines in the last couple of years. There is, however, a lot of confusion around the use of the technology. Sometimes it feels like it is a solution looking for a problem. Most of the people only think that it is bitcoin. Some organisations want to use the technology but is not sure where to start. This book will provide the knowledge of the technology, how and where it fits, how are the industries using it and how to start on the journey.
Business & Economics

The Startup Habit

Author: Dr. K C C Nair

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 126

View: 917

Between 2012 and 2014, the authors of this book met regularly on weekends to discuss the entrepreneurship scene in India and Kerala in particular. We swapped stories of the budding entrepreneurs, their struggles and successes. We worried about the disappointments, cheered the excitements and patiently waited for the turnarounds of the young men and women who had taken the plunge into the exhilarating environment of entrepreneurship. Over the course of several months, from what we saw firsthand, from what we heard and from what we read, it dawned on us that there is a pattern among the success stories. We began a more structured analysis to see if our hunch was correct. This book is the product of that investigation. We share our realization that more than luck or genius, it is the presence of certain habits that consistently lead to sustained success in the turbulent world of business startup. If you are already on the path to business success, the content will help you fine tune some of the habits. You can look at your own progress from a new perspective. If you have been thinking for a while to get going, let this book be the guide that assists you to acquire the right habits for Startup success. If you are student looking for a safe, salaried job upon graduating, we urge you to read through in order to understand how the business world operates and is fundamentally guided by the entrepreneurial spirit. If you have never thought of being an entrepreneur but have been merely curious, we hope to inspire you to give it a shot, again and again
Business & Economics

Startup CEO

Author: Matt Blumberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 818

Offers tips and advice for first-time CEOs, describing how to align available resources with company strategy, build human capital through recruiting the best talent and lead an executive team in any type of financial climate.
Business & Economics

The CXO Agenda – Building Intelligent Digital Enterprises

Author: Santanu Ganguly, Nikita Tandon

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 142

View: 347

Technology buying & selling priorities have completely changed over the last few years, today – “product/solution push” no longer succeeds, agile – cutting edge technology has to be the core foundation of any business. Technology Buyers look up to Solution Sellers to tell them ‘What they don’t know’. Through this book – authors wanted to share a structured & step-wise approach of how they see reputed Business & Technology Leaders are achieving Digital Transformation Excellence by embracing a ‘Business Transformation & Outcome aligned Technology adoption’ approach.

CIO

Author:

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ISBN:

Category:

Page: 112

View: 775

CIO magazine, launched in 1987, provides business technology leaders with award-winning analysis and insight on information technology trends and a keen understanding of IT’s role in achieving business goals.
Business & Economics

Agile Processes, in Software Engineering, and Extreme Programming

Author: Helen Sharp

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 334

View: 791

This book contains the refereed proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Agile Software Development, XP 2016, held in Edinburgh, UK, in May 2016. While agile development has already become mainstream in industry, this field is still constantly evolving and continues to spur an enormous interest both in industry and academia. To this end, the XP conference attracts a large number of software practitioners and researchers, providing a rare opportunity for interaction between the two communities. The 14 full papers accepted for XP 2016 were selected from 42 submissions. Additionally, 11 experience reports (from 25 submissions) 5 empirical studies (out of 12 submitted) and 5 doctoral papers (from 6 papers submitted) were selected, and in each case the authors were shepherded by an experienced researcher. Generally, all of the submitted papers went through a rigorous peer-review process.
Business & Economics

Tech-Powered Sales

Author: Justin Michael

Publisher: HarperCollins Leadership

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 709

Why Tech-Powered Sales? In tough markets and with more and more people working remotely, creating quality sales pipeline in traditional ways is more challenging than ever. As sales technologies continue to evolve and advance, developing technical quotient (TQ) is an essential element of sales success. In Tech-Powered Sales, two record-setting experts on sales, and a best-selling author on sales leadership, combine to provide practical guidance on how professional sellers can maximize results with an effective sales tech-stack to power-up sales effectiveness for outstanding results. In these pages, sales superstars Justin Michael and Tony Hughes: Reveal the strategies and techniques that enable you to break through with difficult to reach buyers Teach you how to lift your TQ with insight into how sales technologies can be employed for maximum benefit Enable you to make the jump from being a laggard to the superuser within your sales team delivering leading results Show you how to thrive in the fourth industrial revolution to leverage technology rather than be at risk of being replaced by AI and automation.
Business & Economics

Motivated Resumes & LinkedIn Profiles

Author: Brian E. Howard

Publisher: BQB Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 356

View: 457

Motivated Resumes & LinkedIn Profiles is unlike any resume or LinkedIn profile book ever written! It gives you unprecedented insight and advice from over a dozen of the most credentialed, experienced, and award-winning resume and LinkedIn profile writers in the industry. It contains over 180 pieces of sage advice quoted throughout the book. You will learn how these writers create impactful resumes and LinkedIn profiles that will stand out, get you interviews, and job offers! Get inside the minds of these writers. Learn how they think about keywords, titling, branding, accomplishments, format, color, design, and a host of other resume writing and LinkedIn profile considerations as they create stunning resumes and winning LinkedIn profiles. Some say that Motivated Resumes & LinkedIn Profiles reveals too many secrets of the resume writing industry! Become an “insider” and learn the secrets from some of the very best.

Linux Startup Process

Author: Gerard Blokdyk

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 140

View: 487

Who are the Linux startup process improvement team members, including Management Leads and Coaches? What are the revised rough estimates of the financial savings/opportunity for Linux startup process improvements? Is there a Linux startup process management charter, including business case, problem and goal statements, scope, milestones, roles and responsibilities, communication plan? What are the long-term Linux startup process goals? What are specific Linux startup process Rules to follow? Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a challenge or meet an objective is the most valuable role... In EVERY group, company, organization and department. Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?' This Self-Assessment empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Linux startup process investments work better. This Linux startup process All-Inclusive Self-Assessment enables You to be that person. All the tools you need to an in-depth Linux startup process Self-Assessment. Featuring new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Linux startup process improvements can be made. In using the questions you will be better able to: - diagnose Linux startup process projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices - implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals - integrate recent advances in Linux startup process and process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines Using a Self-Assessment tool known as the Linux startup process Scorecard, you will develop a clear picture of which Linux startup process areas need attention. Your purchase includes access details to the Linux startup process self-assessment dashboard download which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next. Your exclusive instant access details can be found in your book.
Computers

Building Bots with Microsoft Bot Framework

Author: Kishore Gaddam

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 424

View: 685

Build intelligent and smart conversational interfaces using Microsoft Bot Framework About This Book Develop various real-world intelligent bots from scratch using Microsoft Bot Framework Integrate your bots with most popular conversation platforms such as Skype, Slack, and Facebook Messenger Flaunt your bot building skills in your organization by thoroughly understanding and implementing the bot development concepts such as messages (rich text and pictures), dialogs, and third-party authentication and calling Who This Book Is For This book is for developers who are keen on building powerful services with great and interactive bot interface. Experience with C# is needed. What You Will Learn Set up a development environment and install all the required software to get started programming a bot Publish a bot to Slack, Skype, and the Facebook Messenger platform Develop a fully functional weather bot that communicates the current weather in a given city Help your bot identify the intent of a text with the help of LUIS in order to make decisions Integrate an API into your bot development Build an IVR solution Explore the concept of MicroServices and see how MicroServices can be used in bot development Develop an IoT project, deploy it, and connect it to a bot In Detail Bots help users to use the language as a UI and interact with the applications from any platform. This book teaches you how to develop real-world bots using Microsoft Bot Framework. The book starts with setting up the Microsoft Bot Framework development environment and emulator, and moves on to building the first bot using Connector and Builder SDK. Explore how to register, connect, test, and publish your bot to the Slack, Skype, and Facebook Messenger platforms. Throughout this book, you will build different types of bots from simple to complex, such as a weather bot, a natural speech and intent processing bot, an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) bot for a bank, a facial expression recognition bot, and more from scratch. These bots were designed and developed to teach you concepts such as text detection, implementing LUIS dialogs, Cortana Intelligence Services, third-party authentication, Rich Text format, Bot State Service, and microServices so you can practice working with the standard development tools such as Visual Studio, Bot Emulator, and Azure. Style and approach This step-by-step guide takes a learn-while-doing approach, delivering the practical knowledge and experience you need to design and build real-world Bots. The concepts come to you on an as-needed basis while developing a bot so you increase your programming knowledge and experience at the same time.
Computers

SAP on Azure Implementation Guide

Author: Nick Morgan

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 242

View: 116

Learn how to migrate your SAP data to Azure simply and successfully. Key Features Learn why Azure is suitable for business-critical systems Understand how to migrate your SAP infrastructure to Azure Use Lift & shift migration, Lift & migrate, Lift & migrate to HANA, or Lift & transform to S/4HANA Book Description Cloud technologies have now reached a level where even the most critical business systems can run on them. For most organizations SAP is the key business system. If SAP is unavailable for any reason then potentially your business stops. Because of this, it is understandable that you will be concerned whether such a critical system can run in the public cloud. However, the days when you truly ran your IT system on-premises have long since gone. Most organizations have been getting rid of their own data centers and increasingly moving to co-location facilities. In this context the public cloud is nothing more than an additional virtual data center connected to your existing network. There are typically two main reasons why you may consider migrating SAP to Azure: You need to replace the infrastructure that is currently running SAP, or you want to migrate SAP to a new database. Depending on your goal SAP offers different migration paths. You can decide either to migrate the current workload to Azure as-is, or to combine it with changing the database and execute both activities as a single step. SAP on Azure Implementation Guide covers the main migration options to lead you through migrating your SAP data to Azure simply and successfully. What you will learn Successfully migrate your SAP infrastructure to Azure Understand the security benefits of Azure See how Azure can scale to meet the most demanding of business needs Ensure your SAP infrastructure maintains high availability Increase business agility through cloud capabilities Leverage cloud-native capabilities to enhance SAP Who this book is for SAP on Azure Implementation Guide is designed to benefit existing SAP architects looking to migrate their SAP infrastructure to Azure. Whether you are an architect implementing the migration or an IT decision maker evaluating the benefits of migration, this book is for you.

Startup Technology Complete Self-Assessment Guide

Author: Gerardus Blokdyk

Publisher: 5starcooks

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 282

View: 489

How do senior leaders actions reflect a commitment to the organizations Startup Technology values? Do you know what you need to know about Startup Technology? How much are sponsors, customers, partners, stakeholders involved in Startup Technology? In other words, what are the risks, if Startup Technology does not deliver successfully? What other areas of the organization might benefit from the Startup Technology team's improvements, knowledge, and learning? What is Startup Technology's impact on utilizing the best solution(s)? Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a challenge or meet an objective is the most valuable role... In EVERY group, company, organization and department. Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?' This Self-Assessment empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Startup Technology investments work better. This Startup Technology All-Inclusive Self-Assessment enables You to be that person. All the tools you need to an in-depth Startup Technology Self-Assessment. Featuring 673 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Startup Technology improvements can be made. In using the questions you will be better able to: - diagnose Startup Technology projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices - implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals - integrate recent advances in Startup Technology and process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines Using a Self-Assessment tool known as the Startup Technology Scorecard, you will develop a clear picture of which Startup Technology areas need attention. Your purchase includes access details to the Startup Technology self-assessment dashboard download which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next. You will receive the following contents with New and Updated specific criteria: - The latest quick edition of the book in PDF - The latest complete edition of the book in PDF, which criteria correspond to the criteria in... - The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard - Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation - In-depth and specific Startup Technology Checklists - Project management checklists and templates to assist with implementation INCLUDES LIFETIME SELF ASSESSMENT UPDATES Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.

Startup Ecosystem

Author: Gerardus Blokdyk

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 138

View: 496

Are improvement team members fully trained on Startup ecosystem? Is a Startup ecosystem Team Work effort in place? Is maximizing Startup ecosystem protection the same as minimizing Startup ecosystem loss? Are assumptions made in Startup ecosystem stated explicitly? Whats the best design framework for Startup ecosystem organization now that, in a post industrial-age if the top-down, command and control model is no longer relevant? Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a challenge or meet an objective is the most valuable role... In EVERY group, company, organization and department. Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?' This Self-Assessment empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Startup ecosystem investments work better. This Startup ecosystem All-Inclusive Self-Assessment enables You to be that person. All the tools you need to an in-depth Startup ecosystem Self-Assessment. Featuring new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Startup ecosystem improvements can be made. In using the questions you will be better able to: - diagnose Startup ecosystem projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices - implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals - integrate recent advances in Startup ecosystem and process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines Using a Self-Assessment tool known as the Startup ecosystem Scorecard, you will develop a clear picture of which Startup ecosystem areas need attention. Your purchase includes access details to the Startup ecosystem self-assessment dashboard download which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next. Your exclusive instant access details can be found in your book.

Launch Pad

Author: Mary Grothe

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 48

View: 832

We believe teens should be empowered to Take Action, learn real life skills, and start a journey toward a self-sustainable and successful life before they even graduate high school. This workbook teaches entrepreneurship at a teen level in an effort to help them create a business startup and grow it into a successful company. Chapters & Topics covered in this book: FRAMEWORK Topics covered: Passion, Mission, Vision, Framework, & Company Objective... what problem or challenge are you solving with your business? MARKETING Topics covered: Marketing, Branding, the 4 P's, and Competitive Overview... how will your product or service compete in the marketplace? FINANCIAL Topics covered: Revenue Streams, Financial Framework, Profit/Loss, Expenses, Basic Budgeting... how will your business be profitable? SALES Topics covered: Sales Strategy, Customer Acquisition Strategy... how will you earn business and gain new customers? LAUNCH Topics covered: Product/Service Launch Strategy... includes all the keys to success, final version of the sales, marketing, finance, and exit strategy and overall answer to: what is your go to market strategy?