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What science says about Elon Musk’s office mandate vs. “Excellence from Anywhere” policies

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Elon Musk recently declared an end to remote work at Tesla , announcing that all Tesla staff must return to the office full-time, according to an email sent to executive staff and leaked on social media. Musk said those who don’t want to come to office should “pretend to work somewhere else.”

5 noteworthy startup-led trends of the 21st century that transformed industries | Propel(x)

propel(x)

Written by : Regina Beach Propel(x) curated a list of five startup-led tech trends in the 21st century that transformed industries. This list primarily looks at deep tech sectors, with many of the mentioned startups having grown into household names and multibillion-dollar companies today.

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The Meaning of Machine Creativity

Continuations

For a long time there was a narrative that computers would only be good at automating routine tasks, leaving creativity to us humans.

Some Thoughts On Twitter (continued)

A VC: Musings of a VC in NYC

I wrote the post at the bottom and linked here when Elon Musk announced his intention to buy Twitter in late April. I am relieved that Musk has decided he does not want to own Twitter. I never thought he would be a good shepherd of the Twitter network and maybe now we have the opportunity to find a better ownership/governance model for it. I understand why the Twitter Board and management team feel they must force Musk to perform on the agreed-upon deal.

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The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

How to use creative videos to transform email marketing from basic to bustling

Entrepreneurs' Organization

As one of the best marketing channels to connect with audiences and build your brand , email continues to serve as a valuable tool to communicate with potential customers and move them further along your conversion funnel.

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Mr Eazi, Black Coffee and Ajebutter22: The African music artists backing startups

TechCrunch

This April, Black Coffee, the famed South African DJ and record producer whose real name is Nkosinathi Maphumulo, made history at the Grammys. With his seventh studio album “Subconsciously,” he became the first African act to win an award in the Best Dance/Electronic Album category.

Making a Case for the Metaverse and Web3 in Entrepreneurship

StartupNation

Daily work calls made with augmented holograms. Meetings held in immersive metaspaces. We’ve seen a lot of this… The post Making a Case for the Metaverse and Web3 in Entrepreneurship appeared first on StartupNation.

The business case for TikTok—from a Gen X skeptic

Entrepreneurs' Organization

Contributed by Roger Patterson , an EO Vancouver member and the founder and CEO of visual marketing platform Later , and co-founder of accelerator Launch Academy. His insights on leadership , social commerce and mental health have been published in outlets such as Fast Company and Entrepreneur. My first impression of TikTok wasn’t atypical for a Gen Xer: To me, the platform seemed like a hub for tweens to flaunt dance moves and indulge in pre-adolescent narcissism.

5 Mistakes Angels Should Avoid When Investing During a Downturn?—?And 1 Rule for Success

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Don’t make the same mistakes I made during the last financial crisis Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». angel-investors entrepreneurship investing startup venture-capital

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

Runa Sandvik’s new startup Granitt secures at-risk people from hackers and nation states

TechCrunch

For much of her career, hacker Runa Sandvik has worked to protect journalists and newsrooms from powerful adversaries who want to keep wrongdoing and corruption out of the public eye.

A Masterclass in Sales Development from Lars Nilsson at Snowflake

Tomasz Tunguz

Yesterday, Office Hours welcomed Lars Nilsson, VP Sales Development from Snowflake to talk about his learnings across 5 companies he helped take public. Throughout the hour, Lars provided insightful perspectives on how to build sales organizations. These the five most memorable takeaways for me.

Deal Spotlight: In Conversation with Brelyon | Propel(x)

propel(x)

In this Startup Spotlight session, Propel(x) had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. Barmak Heshmat, the CEO and founder of Brelyon.

Josh Linkner on Creativity as a Superpower, Part 1

StartupNation

On this segment of “The Pre W. Smith Show,” Jeff Sloan talks with Josh Linkner about creativity: what it… The post Josh Linkner on Creativity as a Superpower, Part 1 appeared first on StartupNation.

12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.

African Leadership Group acquires coding school Holberton

TechCrunch

Coding school Holberton today announced that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by African Leadership Group (ALG). The seven-year-old company, with physical schools across the globe in addition to its core online platform, will split in two.

Why investors see the potential in AI-powered, copy-generating adtech companies

TechCrunch Ads

Sophisticated AI systems like OpenAI’s GPT-3 can write prose that’s impressively human-like, or at least good enough to fool the average person. They’ve been used to generate essays, poetry, stories, news reports and more to impressive effect.

The Introvert’s Guide to Successful Sales & Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneur's Handbook

From someone who’s built multiple profitable 6+ figure startups without showing my face or taking sales calls. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». marketing startup business entrepreneurship sales

Josh Linkner on Expanding Your Creativity, Part 2

StartupNation

On this segment of “The Pre W. Smith Show,” guest Josh Linkner talks with Jeff Sloan about how… The post Josh Linkner on Expanding Your Creativity, Part 2 appeared first on StartupNation. Jeff Sloan StartupNation Radio StartupNation Radio/Podcast creativity The Pre W. Smith Show

12 Tips for Selling to the C-Suite

The question for sales pros is this: Are you ready for the challenge, and opportunity, of selling to the C-suite? The following 12 tips can help ensure that you and your team are.

Despite creaky markets, European edtech is showing its resilience

TechCrunch

Rhys Spence. Contributor. Share on Twitter. Rhys Spence is head of research at Brighteye Ventures, a European edtech-focused fund, where he works with portfolio companies to help address priorities, with a focus on internationalization and HR. More posts by this contributor.

Phospholutions, Inc. Attracts Additional Capital from Global Ag Companies

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Phospholutions Inc., a leader in sustainable fertilizer technology, has announced additional. investment from leading global agricultural companies to support commercialization of. RhizoSorb® in the US row crop market. The recent funding includes investment from Ospraie.

Employee vs. contractor: Here we go again.

Berkonomics

Why revisit this issue now? Several years ago, I wrote an extensive article on the ten most important tests of a company in classifying a person as an independent contractor. See [link] for that important insight.

Weekly #12: Avoiding Your Next Rebrand Disaster

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Welcome to another edition of our new newsletter! You’ll receive the best practical startup advice straight to your inbox every week.

The Power of Conversation Intelligence

This eBook will answer all your questions and more on Conversation Intelligence (CI) by providing a complete overview and its need in Revenue organizations - delivering impact from your Sales Development Representatives all the way to the C-Suite.

Meet the newest crypto builders from web3 accelerator Alliance DAO’s demo day

TechCrunch

It seems like every time a demo day ends , there’s a new one waiting around the corner — and as you know, TechCrunch is no stranger to covering them. Oftentimes these events are filled with traditional seed-stage tech companies based in Silicon Valley.

Attracting Students To Your Space

GCUC

Coworking spaces were originally known for the amount of millennials that frequented them but it seems that in many spaces, the tides are shifting. The post Attracting Students To Your Space appeared first on GCUC Community. Community

6 founding engineer roles at W22 YC startups

Y Combinator

The YC job board has always been the best way to find early roles at funded and vetted YC startups. This is especially true after a startup graduates from YC, raises an early round and starts to hire their founding team.

You Don’t Want to Admit that LuLaRoe’s Founders Are Brilliant

Entrepreneur's Handbook

Don’t hate the player, hate the game. Here are 6 effective (and perfectly legal) sales tactics we can adopt from LuLaRoe. Continue reading on Entrepreneur's Handbook ». marketing business sales startup entrepreneurship

100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.