The Startup Playbook

The Startup Playbook
Author: David Kidder
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1452105049
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Startup Playbook Book Excerpt:

Outlines the managerial decisions and leadership goals that guide a startup business to success, and provides tips and advice from the founders of such companies as Spanx, Zipcar, Flickr, Honest Tea, and LinkedIn.

The Startup Playbook

The Startup Playbook
Author: Rajat Bhargava,Will Herman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2020-06-23
ISBN: 1119708532
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Startup Playbook Book Excerpt:

"Many first-time entrepreneurs stumble into creating startups that are doomed to fail from the get-go. The chief cause? It is very hard to build a successful startup. While there are many resources to help, the vast majority are self-serving tomes written by people who want to tell their story, proffer a theory, or create a brand image to sell a product or service. In contrast, The Startup Playbook is attractive because it's written by people who created companies out of ideas, financed, and sold companies, and have continued to mentor other entrepreneurs. Bhargava and Herman's trustworthy guidance provides discrete, real-world examples and emotion, making it easier to understand and implement their advice"--

Navigating Aseannovation The Reservoir Principle And Other Essays On Startups And Innovation In Southeast Asia

Navigating Aseannovation  The Reservoir Principle And Other Essays On Startups And Innovation In Southeast Asia
Author: Yinglan Tan,Paulo Joquino
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2020-10-29
ISBN: 9814518743
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Navigating Aseannovation The Reservoir Principle And Other Essays On Startups And Innovation In Southeast Asia Book Excerpt:

Southeast Asia has been an emerging frontier for internet technology startups, with talent and capital flooding into the region's technology markets in recent years. Navigating ASEANnovation: The Reservoir Principle and other essays on startups and innovation in Southeast Asia is a collection of essays and interviews with founders and investors on what it takes to thrive and win in the region as a tech startup. From topics such as bringing together a founding team to exiting a company, the collection covers various aspects of startup growth, digging deep into the critical strategies tech founders and business leaders of different countries and industries can adopt, while embracing the diversity critical to understanding the region.Navigating ASEANnovation serves as go-to compendium providing practical advice and mental frameworks for anyone interested in Southeast Asia and tech startups, highlighting the unique aspects of operating in the region that the world can learn from as well.The collection was curated with commentary from Yinglan Tan, Founding Managing Partner of Insignia Ventures Partners, an early stage technology venture fund in Southeast Asia, and Paulo Joquiño, Editor of Insignia Business Review, the official publication of Insignia Ventures Partners.

The Startup Playbook

The Startup Playbook
Author: Rajat Bhargava,Will Herman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2020-05-27
ISBN: 1119708516
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Startup Playbook Book Excerpt:

Get the real guidance you need to create and build your first startup company from founders who have been there many times before. The first run printing of The Startup Playbook SOLD OUT! So, we revised, expanded, and improved this second edition, including a new foreword by Brad Feld, author of Venture Deals. We still give our personal, how-to guide for building your startup from the ground up. You’ll find a collection of the major lessons and shortcuts we’ve learned that will shift the odds in your favor. We’re sharing our tips, secrets, and advice in a frank, founder-to-founder discussion with you. We make no bones about our bias. We’re on your side, the founder’s side. While venture capitalists, investors, and accelerators/incubators can add great value in the startup ecosystem, this book isn’t about their points of view. We’ll tell you where our interests as founders diverge from those on the other side of the table—investors, bankers, advisors, board members, and others—and what to do when that happens. The Startup Playbook is not a recipe, it’s not a template, it’s not a list of tasks to do. It’s our insider’s guide to starting a company and running it successfully in those critical early months. Between us, we’ve started over a dozen high-tech software companies and raised over $500 million in investment capital. We’ve acquired over thirty-five companies, had three of our startups go public, sold six of them, and we made billions of dollars for shareholders. We’ve also invested in over eighty startups, advised and mentored over two hundred companies and actively worked with venture capitalists (VCs), incubators, and accelerators to help launch many other new startups. We’ve had plenty of failures, too. And we’ve probably learned more from those than from the successes. We share those lessons as well. The Startup Playbook is full of our advice, guidance, do’s, and don’ts from our years of experience as founders many times. We want to share our hard-earned knowledge with you to make success easier for you to achieve. This book is extraordinarily fresh and exciting. In an accessible, straight talk fashion, this book is a manual, and an inspiration. The Startup Playbook is smart and avoids the "I am so smart" over-writing endemic to the genre. Read this as it is presented. You'll be doing yourself a tremendous favor. - Amazon Reviewer

Summary of Rajat Bhargava Will Herman s The Startup Playbook

Summary of Rajat Bhargava   Will Herman s The Startup Playbook
Author: Everest Media,
Publsiher: Everest Media LLC
Total Pages: 35
Release: 2022-05-10T22:59:00Z
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Rajat Bhargava Will Herman s The Startup Playbook Book Excerpt:

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 There are many different types of startups. Some combine several small businesses, while others take a nontraditional route to building a company. The key is to not be confined to any particular startup model. #2 A startup is a high-growth company that is scalable, focused on continuously growing, and one where the founders develop an exit strategy that results in either a sale of the company or an IPO. #3 A startup is a business that, by definition, will have an exit at some point in time. The founding team should be thinking about selling the company, doing an IPO, merging with another company, or finding another type of financially positive exit. #4 There are many types of startups, and they come from many industries. You don’t have to deliver the next innovative technology to get going in the startup world. Instead, think about what market or industries can be improved. When you do this, you’ve taken the first step in launching a potentially successful startup.

The Startup Playbook

The Startup Playbook
Author: Rajat Bhargava (Chief executive officer),Will Herman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 419
Release: 2018
ISBN: 9781619618640
Category: High technology industries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Startup Playbook Book Excerpt:

Sell More Faster

Sell More Faster
Author: Amos Schwartzfarb
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-09-04
ISBN: 1119597803
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sell More Faster Book Excerpt:

From Amos Schwartzfarb, serial entrepreneur and veteran Managing Director of Techstars Austin comes the elemental, essential, and effective strategy that will help any startup identify, build, and grow their customers from day 1 Most startups fail because they can’t grow revenue early or quickly enough. Startup CEOs will tell you their early missteps can be attributed to not finding their product market fit early enough, or at all. Founders overspend time and money trying to find product-market fit and make false starts, follow the wrong signals, and struggle to generate enough revenue to scale and raise funding. And all the while they never really knew who their customers were, what product they really needed, and why they needed it. But it doesn’t have to be this way, and founders don’t need to face it alone. Through expert guidance and experienced mentorship, every startup can avoid these pitfalls. The ultimate guide for building and scaling any startup sales organization, Sell More Faster shares the proven systems, methods, and lessons from Managing Director of Techstars Austin and sales expert Amos Schwartzfarb. Hear from founders of multi-million-dollar companies and CEOs who learned firsthand with Techstars, the leading mentorship-driven startup accelerator and venture capital firm that has invested in and mentored thousands of companies, collectively representing billions of dollars in funding and market cap. Schwartzfarb, and the Techstars Worldwide Network of more than 10,000 mentors do one thing better than anyone: help startup entrepreneurs succeed. They know how to sell, how to hire people who know how to sell, and how to use sales to gain venture funding—and now you can, too. Sell More Faster delivers the critical strategies and guidance necessary to avoid and manage the hazards all startups face and beat the odds. This valuable resource delivers: A comprehensive playbook to identify product market direction and product market fit Expert advice on building a diverse sales team and how to identify, recruit, and train the kinds of team members you need Models and best practices for sales funnels, pricing, compensation, and scaling A roadmap to create a repeatable and measurable path to find product-market fit Aggregated knowledge from Techstars leaders and industry experts Sell More Faster is an indispensable guide for entrepreneurs seeking product-market fit, building their sales team, developing a growth strategy, and chasing accelerated, sustained selling success.

The Lean Product Playbook

The Lean Product Playbook
Author: Dan Olsen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 343
Release: 2015-06-02
ISBN: 1118960874
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lean Product Playbook Book Excerpt:

The missing manual on how to apply Lean Startup to build products that customers love The Lean Product Playbook is a practical guide to building products that customers love. Whether you work at a startup or a large, established company, we all know that building great products is hard. Most new products fail. This book helps improve your chances of building successful products through clear, step-by-step guidance and advice. The Lean Startup movement has contributed new and valuable ideas about product development and has generated lots of excitement. However, many companies have yet to successfully adopt Lean thinking. Despite their enthusiasm and familiarity with the high-level concepts, many teams run into challenges trying to adopt Lean because they feel like they lack specific guidance on what exactly they should be doing. If you are interested in Lean Startup principles and want to apply them to develop winning products, this book is for you. This book describes the Lean Product Process: a repeatable, easy-to-follow methodology for iterating your way to product-market fit. It walks you through how to: Determine your target customers Identify underserved customer needs Create a winning product strategy Decide on your Minimum Viable Product (MVP) Design your MVP prototype Test your MVP with customers Iterate rapidly to achieve product-market fit This book was written by entrepreneur and Lean product expert Dan Olsen whose experience spans product management, UX design, coding, analytics, and marketing across a variety of products. As a hands-on consultant, he refined and applied the advice in this book as he helped many companies improve their product process and build great products. His clients include Facebook, Box, Hightail, Epocrates, and Medallia. Entrepreneurs, executives, product managers, designers, developers, marketers, analysts and anyone who is passionate about building great products will find The Lean Product Playbook an indispensable, hands-on resource.

Regulatory Hacking

Regulatory Hacking
Author: Evan Burfield,J.D. Harrison
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-06-19
ISBN: 0525533214
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regulatory Hacking Book Excerpt:

Named by Inc. magazine as one of the 10 Best Business Books of 2018 Every startup wants to change the world. But the ones that truly make an impact know something the others don't: how to make government and regulation work for them. As startups use technology to shape the way we live, work, and learn, they're taking on challenges in sectors like healthcare, infrastructure, and education, where failure is far more consequential than a humorous chat with Siri or the wrong package on your doorstep. These startups inevitably have to face governments responsible for protecting citizens through regulation. Love it or hate it, we're entering the next era of the digital revolution: the Regulatory Era. The big winners in this era--in terms of both impact and financial return--will need skills they won't teach you in business school or most startup incubators: how to scale a business in an industry deeply intertwined with government. Here, for the first time, is the playbook on how to win the regulatory era. "Regulatory hacking" doesn't mean "cutting through red tape"; it's really about finding a creative, strategic approach to navigating complex markets. Evan Burfield is the cofounder of 1776, a Washington, DC-based venture capital firm and incubator specializing in regulated industries. Burfield has coached startups on how to understand, adapt to, and influence government regulation. Now, in Regulatory Hacking, he draws on that expertise and real startup success stories to show you how to do the same. For instance, you'll learn how... * AirBnB rallied a grassroots movement to vote No on San Francisco's Prop F, which would have restricted its business in the city. * HopSkipDrive overcame safety concerns about its kids' ridesharing service by working with state government to build trust into its platform. * 23andMe survived the FDA's order to stop selling its genetic testing kits by building trusted relationships with scientists who could influence the federal regulatory community. Through fascinating case studies and interviews with startup founders, Burfield shows you how to build a compelling narrative for your startup, use it to build a grassroots movement to impact regulation, and develop influence to overcome entrenched relationships between incumbents and governments. These are just some of the tools in the book that you'll need to win the next frontier of innovation.

How to Start a Startup

How to Start a Startup
Author: ThinkApps (Firm),Tarun Agarwal
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-02-17
ISBN: 9780997268515
Category: High technology industries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Start a Startup Book Excerpt:

New startups are created every day around the word, with many founders dreaming of millions of users and billions of dollars. But the harsh reality is that very few will succeed. How can entrepreneurs stack the odds in their favor? By learning from the experiences of startup founders, executives, and investors who've been there before. That's exactly what "How to Start a Startup" provides, sharing essential lessons from 25+ Silicon Valley insiders who've faced the challenges of starting a new business and come out swinging. Based on a Stanford University course taught by Y Combinator (the prestigious startup accelerator behind companies like Dropbox and Airbnb), this in-depth reference guide features advice from experts like: - Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder - Dustin Moskovitz, Facebook co-founder - Paul Graham, Y Combinator co-founder - Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, co-founders of Netscape and Andreessen Horowitz venture capital firm - Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and Founders Fund, early Facebook investor - Ben Silbermann, Pinterest co-founder and CEO Nominated as "Book of the Year" by Product Hunt (the leading Silicon Valley community for discovering the best new products), "How to Start a Startup" reveals the secrets to raising money, building products users love, hiring a great team, getting press coverage, attracting customers, growing your business, and more. No matter what type of product you're creating (web, mobile, hardware, online-to-offline, etc.) or what audience you're targeting (consumers or the enterprise), this playbook will give you all the information necessary to launch and scale a successful startup. This book was created independently by the publishers and all net proceeds will go to support charitable causes promoting wider access to opportunity for all.

Open Innovation Playbook

Open Innovation Playbook
Author: V. Sundar Raj, Saravana Mani
Publsiher: Notion Press
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2021-04-21
ISBN: 1637815018
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Open Innovation Playbook Book Excerpt:

“Open Innovation Playbook” is a humble creation by Sundar Raj Venkatakrishnan and Saravana Mani, who are passionate innovation practitioners. Being inspired by the power of Open Innovation (OI) and having worked extensively in the space of corporate innovation and the innovation ecosystem, the authors have synthesized their first-hand insights on the dynamics of launching and institutionalizing Open Innovation in an organizational setup. In this book, the authors take the reader on a journey filled with: - Uncovering the landscape of corporate innovation, - Passionately enrolling every reader to appreciate the “why and what” of ecosystem-driven innovation, - Explaining the “how” of OI by meticulously guiding the reader through the different pillars of the architecture of open innovation, - Describing what it takes to establish OI as a practice in an organization, - Inviting every practitioner to be present to the fact that innovation is as much about one’s mindset as it is about strategy, skill set, principles, practices and tools. This book is comprehensive and authentic to the spirit and richness of innovation. Staying true to their passion towards the subject, the authors invite you to consume this book and be moved by the possibilities of Open Innovation.

The Plug and Play Book

The Plug and Play Book
Author: Stephen J. Bigelow
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Total Pages: 243
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780071347747
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Plug and Play Book Book Excerpt:

The only user-level guide to Plug and Play, this handy, detailed text/CD-ROM package provides you with all the authoritative, step-by-step guidance you need to understand, install, maintain, and troubleshoot PC-based Plug-and-Play devices.

The Entrepreneur s Playbook

The Entrepreneur s Playbook
Author: Steve L. Chong
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 68
Release: 2015-11-23
ISBN: 9780985852399
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Entrepreneur s Playbook Book Excerpt:

Ever Dream of Starting Your Own Business? Are you ready to LIVE YOUR PASSION? Are you ready to BE YOUR OWN BOSS? Are you ready to CREATE TRUE JOB SECURITY? Are you ready to DECLARE YOUR FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE? Are you ready to HAVE FUN? IMAGINE IT NOW! Dear Future Entrepreneur (or Intrapreneur), This playbook was lovingly created to guide you step-by-step through the ABC's of ENTREPRENEURSHIP. It is inspired by the belief that anyone - regardless of background, age or education level - can live the American Dream of BUSINESS OWNERSHIP. The Entrepreneur's Playbook unlocks the mystery of the startup process in a simple-to-follow, play-by-play formula that anyone can understand and apply. Step 1. Break the Rules; Step 2. Know Thy Customer; Step 3. Get Organized; Step 4. Craft a Business Plan; Step 5. Promote Your Brand; & Step 6. Chief Your Operations. Life is created by the choices you make. You can choose to spend your time between two distinct options, wage employment or self-employment. If you opt for a traditional job, you will work for someone else - building someone else's dream. If you opt for entrepreneurship, you will be your own boss, having a career in your own business - building your dream. Choosing to become an entrepreneur is an incredible journey of self-discovery and sacrifice. Our mission is to help you startup your own business from the spark of inspiration to the development of your big dream to the ultimate delivery of your company's goods and services. Every choice you make NOW will decide what your life will look like in the future. Will you still be in the same boat in life as today? Or will you have achieved financial independence and be living life on your own terms? With your own successful business enterprise, you will have a lifetime of income, true job security, and the opportunity to reach your full potential. Join your fellow entrepreneurs and build a business that works for you! You Will Find That If You Can Dream It, You Can Build It. Time is of the Essence - What Are You Waiting For?

The Startup Law Playbook

The Startup Law Playbook
Author: Scott Edward Walker
Publsiher: Hyperink Inc
Total Pages: 43
Release: 2011-12-21
ISBN: 1478300485
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Startup Law Playbook Book Excerpt:

Best Practices & Advice From the "Entrepreneur's Lawyer," Scott Edward Walker. This eBook is an organized and structured compilation of Scott's Edward Walker's best advice and practices from his blog, www.walkercorporatelaw.com/blog. For entrepreneurs of all sorts, The Startup Law Playbook is a roadmap for all legal issues and concerns related to startup endeavors. Scott is the founder and CEO of Walker Corporate Law Group, PLLC, a boutique corporate law firm specializing in the representation of entrepreneurs. Scott has over 17 years of broad corporate law experience, including nearly eight years at two prominent New York City law firms, where he represented major multinational corporations and financial institutions in billion-dollar transactions. Known as the “entrepreneur’s lawyer,” Scott launched Walker Corporate Law Group in 2004 and has built a strong team of lawyers who are committed to helping entrepreneurs succeed, with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City and Washington, D.C. Chapter Outline: Introduction Letter To Readers Chapter 1: Launching A Venture 101 — Formation Issues 10 things to get you thinking like a lawyer Chapter 2: Show Me The Money! Raising Capital Dealing with investors & securities laws The Top 10 Dos & Don’ts For Raising Capital Chapter 3: But I Don’t Know Any Angels! Where to go if you’re not connected Chapter 4: Pitching Your Potential 5 common mistakes to avoid in your pitch deck Chapter 5: Doing Deals Like The “Big Boys” How to negotiate like a big industry player Chapter 6: Who Gets What? 5 tips for founder vesting & splitting equity Chapter 7: How Do I Value My Startup? Figuring out what your company is worth to investors Chapter 8: Issuing Stock Options 10 tips for entrepreneurs Chapter 9: Minority Stockholder Rights Get familiar with state law rights Chapter 10: How To Cut Your Legal Bills In Half & Should you use your investor’s lawyer? Chapter 11: Conclusion Guts, Desire and Passion

Where Startup Ideas Come from

Where Startup Ideas Come from
Author: Mike Fishbein
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2014-08-20
ISBN: 9781500815899
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where Startup Ideas Come from Book Excerpt:

How to Get New Business Ideas -- 4 Proven MethodologiesMost startups fail. But with the right approach to developing new business ideas, many of these failures could be avoided. At the core of every successful business is a product or service that people want. This book includes four methodologies that focus on learning what customers really want before building a product or trying to validate it. What The Most Successful Business Ideas Have in CommonLearn what thousands of the top technology startups and some of the most disruptive innovation in history all have in common. This book includes case studies on how these four methodologies apply to the world's most successful and innovative companies like Netflix, Airbnb, Uber, Kraft, Salesforce, Facebook, Instagram, Skype, Twitter, and more. The Startup Idea PlaybookThis book includes: An ideation framework for new business innovation -- four proven methodologies How to get new business ideas -- that customers will love! How to evaluate and test business ideas The best business to start given your goals, abilities, strengths, and assets Why Start a Business? Software is eating the world...and disrupting nearly every major industry in its path. Software development and customer acquisition are getting cheaper and easier...and there has never been so many people using the Internet on their computers and mobile phones. There has never been a better time to start a business! Entrepreneurship can provide you with financial freedom, the ability to monetize your passion, and the ability to provide meaningful value to society. In today's uncertain economy, starting a business is not just an exciting thing to do; it may be essential for safety and security. Stop waiting for that elusive “stroke of genius”! Instead of waiting for business ideas to come to you, go find them. After reading this book, “coming up with startup ideas” will no longer be preventing you from starting a business. Learn from the success of some of the most innovative ideas in history and start your own business today! You don't need an MBA, a business plan, venture capital funding, or exceptional creativity, creative thinking, or brainstorming skills to get a great business idea. How to Build Products People LoveAn entrepreneur's job is to serve his or her customers by solving a problem and delivering value. In a free market, entrepreneurs who don't serve customers fail. To execute, an entrepreneur must identify customer demands and how to meet them. This book covers four frameworks for obtaining customer insights about problems and demands. A Playbook for Entrepreneurs and InnovatorsThis book provides four methodologies to apply even before you start running Lean. For entrepreneurs - from bootstrapped startups to intrapreneurs and corporate innovation teams. Drawing from lessons from top innovators like Eric Ries (Author of The Lean Startup), Steve Blank (Author of Four Steps to The Epiphany and The Startup Owner's Manual), IDEO (Design Thinking), Chris Dixon (Partner at Andreessen Horowitz), Paul Graham (Founder of Y-Combinator), Dave McClure (Founder of 500 Startups), James Altucher (Author of Choose Yourself), Clayton Christensen (Author of The Innovator's Dilemma), Steve Jobs (Founder of Apple), and more. The 20th century startup strategy was to (1) generate an idea, (2) build a product, and (3) see if it has market demand. The Lean Startup taught us to (1) generate an idea, (2) see if it has market demand, and (3) build a product if it does have demand. In this book I propose to(1) generate an idea based on what market demand data you have or can get quickly, and (2) iteratively develop the product to ensure it meets demand. You will walk away from this book with four methodologies for efficiently and effectively generating new business ideas.

The Entrepreneur s IP Planning Playbook

The Entrepreneur s IP Planning Playbook
Author: Robert A. Klinck
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 82
Release: 2016-07-01
ISBN: 9781534953239
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Entrepreneur s IP Planning Playbook Book Excerpt:

Intellectual property can be a dizzying maze for entrepreneurs. Most entrepreneurs have some idea that their intangible assets have value and that they should be taking steps to protect these assets. Unfortunately, most entrepreneurs don't have any idea where to begin. But have no fear. In The Entrepreneur's IP Planning Playbook, author Robert A. Klinck sets out a step-by-step strategy guide that entrepreneurs and startups can use to develop an intellectual property plan - the first step in harnessing value. This strategy guide is designed to provide entrepreneurs - from solopreneurs to entrepreneurs running late-stage startups - with a working knowledge of how to create and execute an intellectual property plan. Packed with actionable guidance, the Playbook answers the following questions: * Why every business needs an IP plan? * What are the elements of an IP plan? * How can an entrepreneur go about creating an IP plan? * Who should be involved in creating a company's IP plan? Providing an educational yet reasonable overview of IP Planning, Klinck offers an essential resource for entrepreneurs interested in learning how to maximize the value of the largest class of assets owned by most companies.

The Startup Gold Mine

The Startup Gold Mine
Author: Neil Soni
Publsiher: AMACOM
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-10-16
ISBN: 0814439888
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Startup Gold Mine Book Excerpt:

The startup playbook for partnering with big business Corporations are desperate to overhaul their culture and the perception that they are giant, bureaucratic dinosaurs too slow to react in a rapidly changing business landscape. Many are trying to be more innovative and agile, like a startup. One easy way to achieve this goal is through partnering with or acquiring a startup. Corporate venture capital (CVC) now makes up 25 percent (~$18 billion) of all venture capital dollars in North America. The Startup Gold Mine reveals how the world’s largest and most prestigious brands make innovation decisions, including new product launches, vendor-startup partnerships, and even billion-dollar acquisitions. The book also details the ways startups can leverage corporate strengths and weaknesses for mutual benefit. Readers will learn Why the “innovator’s dilemma” is leading large companies to seek out partnerships with startups How to close a deal with a large company, from first connection to getting paid Strategies to troubleshoot common land mines that startups encounter when working with large companies Ways to navigate the convoluted corporate landscape without spending a fortune on conferences and consultants. Author Neil Soni draws on his experience as an entrepreneur and as an external innovator with premier brands like Estée Lauder, MAC, and Smashbox to reveal large companies’ inner workings, as well as how startup founders and employees can use this knowledge to close the biggest deals of their lives. PRAISE FOR THE STARTUP GOLD MINE “A really useful guide for startup founders and big company executives alike. Packed with practical steps and common mistakes, this book is one to read attentively and keep handy for future referencing.” --Maria Thomas, former Etsy CEO, SmartThings CMO “The Startup Gold Mine is THE playbook for getting your startup-corporate deals across the finish line. Every founder needs to read this!” --Justin Mares, founder of Kettle & Fire, coauthor of Traction “Over the last decade, big companies have completely changed their approach to innovation, with startups at the center of those efforts. The Fortune 500 are turning to startups for innovation across every facet of their business, ranging from marketing and sales to customer service and logistics. Gone are the days when ‘no one ever got fired for buying IBM.’” --Dave Knox, author of Predicting the Turn, cofounder of The Brandery, CMO of Rockfish “A productive relationship with the right corporate partner can unlock years of growth for a startup. On the other hand, there are numerous pitfalls along the way that can have you running in circles. The principles in The Startup Gold Mine give founders the proper framework to navigate the startup-corporate intersection to get their deal done.” --Sean Ammirati, partner at Birchmere Ventures, author of The Science of Growth “Giftology will get you in the door. The Startup Gold Mine will help you close the deal. This is a must-read book for anyone selling into large organizations!” --John Ruhlin, author of Giftology, founder and CEO of the Ruhlin Group “I’ve been working with startups in rapidly growing and evolving industries for over a decade. The principles Neil outlines in The Startup Gold Mine are spot on and essential reading for any founder looking to grow his or her business.” --Chris Chaney, founder, president, and owner, Infinite Esports & Entertainment

Looking Good

Looking Good
Author: Daniella R Platt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2020-06-11
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Looking Good Book Excerpt:

DISCOVER HOW TO MAKE ROCKSTAR SALES & BECOME A SUCCESSFUL FASHION BRAND IN THIS REFRESHINGLY SINCERE PLAYBOOK, LOOKING GOOD. "You're sitting on a goldmine of sales and fashion expertise people need!" Not wanting to keep it to herself, Daniella Platt is passing along the secrets to anyone on a quest to activate their dreams. How did you land that appointment and get that yes?How can anyone create a clothing line, without worrying about fit -- in 90 days?Why risk missing an opportunity? The Ten Commandments To Be A Sales Rockstar teaches how to deepen relationships, open doors, get your YES, and screw NO with small shifts that make big impact. Be in position to knock sales out of the park. And get your way for dinner too! Fashion, the industry, is enormous. Complex. And, personal. Where do you start? How do you grow? Whether you are a designer or yogi, you can have a collection. You just need guidance. The Fashion Startup Playbook speaks from the heart of a west coast fashion insider to simplify the process. From blanks to private label, wholesaling, production, tradeshows, market weeks, and more, break through the complexity - Bring your collection to life! Even sweeter is the treasure box of scripts, resources, stories, and secret strategies the author gives to boldly bring your vision to the world and make sure, you're Looking Good! And, since her friends in the fashion industry asked for a juicy story, don't be surprised to find her journey, from JFK Jr. to a personal earthquake. What others say? "You offer so much value that's hard to put into words." - Lindsey Le "Your writing is exquisite. You are the source of information." - Inga Goodman About Daniella Platt Daniella Platt is a multi-platform creator, business shifter and people connector. She hosts a monthly Tea & Creative Mingle for designers and brands to collaborate, offers workshops on How To Build A Fashion Empire, and the Ten Commandments To Be A Sales Rockstar. As the #1 in ad sales at the Apparel News, a Women Who Innovates storyteller, Fashion Mannuscript editor and ad agency alum, she has crafted 100's of fashion and lifestyle campaigns earning her a respected place in the industry. Daniella has guided countless people to breakthroughs, awaken new ideas, exposure, and realign their message to shift their business and life.What are you creating? For a door opening script in your pocket, tips, connections, workshops, or to say HELLO, pop by www.lookinggoodyaya.com

Startup Secrets Blackbook

Startup Secrets Blackbook
Author: Dominik Tarolli
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-12-24
ISBN: 9781735752402
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Startup Secrets Blackbook Book Excerpt:

The biggest question for people who want to start a business is: Will my business make enough money? Every year tens of thousands of business fail, because they don't know how to test a business idea and they don't have the right business tools to plan future business success.That is a tragedy and that is why the Startup Secrets Blackbook was written. Testing your business idea is the key to create a successful business.This book will help you to test your business idea in seven easy steps and can turn your dream into reality.

Mapping Innovation A Playbook for Navigating a Disruptive Age

Mapping Innovation  A Playbook for Navigating a Disruptive Age
Author: Greg Satell
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-05-26
ISBN: 1259862240
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mapping Innovation A Playbook for Navigating a Disruptive Age Book Excerpt:

Map the innovation space—and blaze a path to profits and growth Countless books, articles, and other advice promise leaders solutions to the complex challenges they face. Some offer quick, silver-bullet remedies—a straight line to success!—and some are so technical that readers get lost before they begin. Now, there’s Mapping Innovation, a refreshing alternative in the crowded business innovation space. Engaging and informative without sacrificing substance and expertise, this groundbreaking guide provides thorough background on some of the greatest innovations of the past century as well as . It details the processes that advanced them from inception to world-changing products—and shows you how to replicate their success. Business innovation expert Greg Satell helps you find your way by revealing the four models of innovation: Basic Research, Breakthrough Innovation, Sustaining Innovation, and Disruptive Innovation. One size does not fit all, so he provides a framework—the Innovation Matrix—for discovering which “type” of innovation process best suits the problem you need to solve. It’s about asking the right questions, so that you can apply the right strategies to the problems you need to solve. In the end, you’ll have a crystal clear model for disrupting the marketplace, scaling your efforts to propel your enterprise forqward, and leverage digital platforms to your advantage. Mapping Innovation offers a simple and accessible but powerful approach to developing a strategy that will put you light years ahead of the competition!.