Technology has become both a blessing and a burden. Our devices allow us to work from anywhere, be flexible, and, in theory, strike work-life balance. But the double edge to that connectivity is that people are increasingly working late into the evening, responding to texts at 10 p.m. or checking reports during family events. In […]
While leading a business doesn’t indicate anything about one’s athleticism, both athletes and entrepreneurs draw from a similar set of skills in order to achieve the same end: a cohesive, peak-performance team. Much of what athletes accomplish on the field has more to do with their mindset than bodies. Over the years, I’ve worked with […]
With Thanksgiving just behind you — and what you’re thankful for still top of mind — it’s only natural to be thinking about gratitude and giving back. Giving Tuesday, which is just three days away, is vital for nonprofits. If organizations prepare for Giving Tuesday well, they’ll raise more money during this annual fundraising day, […]
Transitioning from an internship into a high-paying career is hard. In the data science world, the competition for employment is intense. While there still are a lot of unfilled roles out there, most of them require something slightly more than just a textbook education. The best way to make the leap from a university education […]
Humble. Genuine. Kind. Gracious. Unassuming. Not the typical traits you’d associate with one of the NBA’s all-time greats, which is exactly what endears Warriors coach Steve Kerr to his community. It is also why I’ve chosen to share leadership lessons from Steve. No matter how you know him, you know Steve Kerr is a leader. […]
Dell Technologies this Tuesday announced the formation of a new IoT solutions strategy, a new IoT division and a $1bn commitment in IoT R&D. Chairman and CEO Michael Dell called IoT “the infrastructure of the next industrial revolution. And that’s what we’re co-inventing with our customers and our partners,” The company’s new IoT Division, led […]
The General Services Administration (GSA) is known as “Uncle Sam’s Landlord,” presiding over 300 million square feet of government property. But they are less known as a leader in introducing new technology into government. To find out more, we sat down with Denise Turner Roth, the GSA Administrator, and Hillary Hartley, the deputy executive director […]
Lack of experience doesn’t mean failure.
Hadi Nahari is the Vice President of Security and CTO at Brocade Systems. He also has been actively appearing on the convention trail trying to get the industry to sit up and take notice of the latest security issues, and how the Internet of Things (IoT) is making things even worse. This is the second part […]
Excitement over the possibilities of Internet of Things (IoT) has been building to a crescendo. Chip and device manufacturers have anticipated and waited for the day when IoT would finally mean something. We are at the boiling point, that sought-after confluence of technology innovations and demand for novel ways to produce business value — the […]
Do you share information digitally, with other people or with companies, in your personal or professional life? Then you’re in the data business. That may come as a surprise to anyone who doesn’t work in Silicon Valley, or even in the tech field. The millions of people in manufacturing, healthcare, or education may not think […]
With the growth of the Internet of Things, companies large and small are suddenly finding themselves in uncharted waters: creating and growing developer communities. These communities are vital now for any company trying to create an ecosystem around their products and services. What are the best ways to create a developer community? What are the […]
Yesterday Unity Development Interview with Unity Development’s Carl Callewaert about what they have learned about the best ways to build developer communities. Today we are talking with David Bowman, the Director of Production at Crytek on the same subject, and how social media is a vital element to empowering your community. Crytek has a very […]
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Now is the best time in history to start your own business. But depending on what kind of company you’re building, you have to figure out if your idea is poised to capture a trend—or doomed to miss one and face a much tougher road to success.
It takes more than a big idea and a thorough business plan to start a new business. Most entrepreneurs aren’t quite sure what else it takes until they’re well underway, and many are shocked to discover important elements of startup success that they simply hadn’t considered at all.
In today’s startup landscape, practically everything can be outsourced. But when it comes to core technical skills, more and more entrepreneurs are opting to partner with technical cofounders rather than hiring someone for an in-house position. So how do you decide what’s right for your new company?
The ends justify the means, according to Machiavelli in The Prince back in the early 16th Century. The concept is hardly to news to countless startup founders who find themselves facing intense pressuresto survive and grow their companies in extraordinarily challenging conditions. Hopefully, the struggles and compromises are worth it in the end.
It takes a unique kind of job candidate to work at a startup. Rather than staying on task in a cubicle in corporate America, startup team members must juggle endless responsibilities and pass through multiple company positions each day. And when you’re putting a team together for the first time, job descriptions don’t even exist yet. So how…
Tech startups need more than a great idea and breakthrough technology—they need a team of committed developers who will stick with them through iteration after iteration.