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Startup CTO or Developer

TechEmpower Innovation

What does it mean to be a CTO for a startup? What does the role demand? Should a startup CTO spend their time programming? Exploring new technologies? Increasing competitive advantage? The answer is: it depends. The role of a CTO varies as the company matures. Here’s a graphic from Socal CTO that illustrates the roles as they change over time: In its earliest days, a startup’s top need is often to produce a product.

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Creating Urgency: A Key to Success in Sales

Tullio Siragusa

Creating Urgency: A Key to Success in Sales Urgency is more than just a buzzword in the world of sales. It’s an essential mindset that can drive teams to close deals more effectively, acting as a decisive driver rather than a hesitant tire-kicker. But how can leaders instill this sense of urgency within their teams, and why does it matter? Let’s dive into the answers with some concrete examples and strategies.


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What to Ask Yourself Before a Career Pivot

Harvard Business Review

Gone are the days of picking a job or career path and sticking to it forever. Career pivots are far more common today than they ever were. For example, consider Oprah Winfrey’s transitions from TV anchor to superstar talk show host to film actress, producer, and media mogul. But how do you know if you’re ready for a change, or if your pivot is likely to be successful?

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The Unreasonable Quest for World-Changing Innovation

Phil McKinney

Innovation is about breaking the norm, pushing the limits, and challenging the status quo. It requires a mindset that is not easily swayed by the force of convention but instead focuses on the possibilities that lie beyond them. This is where the unreasonable come in. As Bernard Shaw once said, “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.

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Brick & Mortar Retail Relevance: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

Let's set the record straight: in-store retail isn't dead - it's evolving! Faced with the digital age and the demands of omnichannel shopping, some retailers are thriving while others are struggling to adapt. Join Jay Black in this exclusive session as he explores the strategies that set successful stores apart, including: Crafting unique and unforgettable in-store experiences 🛍️ Mastering the art of retail demands 🛒 Navigating inventory challenges in today's climate 📦 an

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Demystifying Emissions Reporting

Harvard Business Review

The International Sustainability Standards Board and the European Commission are implementing new mandatory non-financial reporting requirements, with the former releasing its inaugural standards for global capital markets and the latter developing standards as part of the EU’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive. These standards will take effect from 2024, but may not be as costly or difficult to meet as businesses fear.

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Four Major Shifts Driving the 21st Century

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell In 1900, most people lived much like their ancestors had for millennia. They lived and worked on farms, using animal power and hand tools to augment their own abilities. They inhabited small communities and rarely, if ever, traveled far from home.

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Decision Making in the Era of Growing Constraints (Part 2)


This is part two in a series of blogs on decision making in the era of financial constraints. Read part one ​​ here. A pressing topic facing all executives right now is how to approach decision making in this era of growing financial constraints. Executives express to us that their organizations are exercising long-unused decision-making muscles. In some cases, they are making cuts without sufficient information to understand the impact of those cuts.

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The Power of Continuous Innovation — and 3 Easy Ways Your Company Can Achieve It

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Innovation can be subtle but significant, and here are three ways to achieve just that.