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278 Resources found
Entrepreneurship | Funding | How To | Scaleup | Startup
5 Pitch Mistakes. How To Fix Them.
July 27, 2020
Raising money is probably around 30%+ of the job of a startup founder who is playing the ‘venture capital game.’ While great timing is one element to do so successfully, you also NEED to craft a captivating pitch before going out there. Investors see so many companies. Let’s not waste your opportunity because of a bad pitch.
Articles | Covid-19 | People & Culture | Remote-working | Wellbeing
Treat your weekend like a holiday
July 24, 2020
Research shows that slowing down and paying more attention to your surroundings, the activity at hand, and the people who are involved allows you to enjoy the activity more. Without ruminating on the past or getting distracted by anxieties or fantasies about the future, increasing your attention to the present moment makes you more sensitive to the pleasures that are already in the environment. It helps you savour experiences and life a bit more.
Diversity | How To | Inclusivity | People & Culture
A Guide to Discussing Identity, Power and Privilege
July 23, 2020
This toolkit put together by the University of South Carolina is meant for anyone who feels there is a lack of productive discourse around issues of diversity and the role of identity in social relationships. The activities are intended for groups of 10 to 60 people.
Articles | Entrepreneurship | Future of Work | Leadership | Startup
Entrepreneurship is a craft and here’s why that’s important
July 22, 2020
To inspire today’s generation of company builders, entrepreneurship education needs a common language and apprenticeship opportunities.
Articles | Business Development | Covid-19 | Marketing | Scaleup | Startup
Don’t give in to the guilt
July 21, 2020
Oussama Ammar from The Family talks about marketing and sales in the age of COVID-19. Spoiler: You can’t stop doing either of them.
Articles | Innovation | People & Culture | Startup
Parallel play: a kid-approved startup strategy
July 17, 2020
Want to succeed in a young and unformed market? Try acting like a preschooler. If you’ve ever witnessed two young children sitting side by side, playing by themselves and only occasionally looking up to interact or maybe take a toy, you’ve seen what psychologists term “parallel play.” It’s a normal part of social development — and, according to a new paper, a powerful analogy for how companies in emerging markets can develop successful business models.
Entrepreneurship | Scaleup | Startup | Videos
Not an overnight success
July 16, 2020
Stripe co-founder and president John Collison describes how the creation of the online payment system was a slow and difficult process, not an “overnight success” as it’s often portrayed in the news.
Articles | Diversity | Inclusivity | People & Culture | Scaleup | Startup
The mistake companies make when they use data to plan diversity efforts
July 15, 2020
In order to step up diversity efforts, organizations often start with people analytics to pinpoint where to intervene. But as organizations take a data-driven approach to identifying areas of change, many encounter one issue: they have a great deal of data about the experiences of certain groups, but far less on others.
Articles | Innovation | Leadership | People & Culture | Wellbeing
The perks of imaginary time travel
July 14, 2020
Motivate people, help them identify opportunities, and prepare them for challenges by shifting their attention to the future and the past. Leaders can ease the sting of current troubles by reminding others (and themselves, too) that “this too shall pass.”
Directories | Diversity | Economy | Inclusivity | Sustainability
Black Owned & Sustainable
July 13, 2020
This resource compiled by The Do Gooders lists dozens of social impact and planet friendly brands, with black or mixed-raced founders and directors. Discover new brands and use your purchasing power to show your support to black-owned sustainable, local, and independent businesses.
Articles | Diversity | Inclusivity | Leadership | People & Culture
There’s a big difference between an intention to be inclusive and a strategy
July 10, 2020
Although intention, by its very definition, is deliberate, there is no assurance of direction or forward movement. Intention is only a first step.
Articles | Impact Measurement | International | Purpose-Driven Business | Startup | Sustainability
How a Kenyan coffee roaster is scaling with local impact in mind
July 9, 2020
In 2016, entrepreneur Ritesh Doshi was burnt out and uncertain of what he wanted to do next. For the previous five years, he had devoted himself to running the Naked Pizza franchise in Kenya before it got acquired by Pizza Hut. When he began his reflection period, the last thing on Ritesh’s mind was to launch into another food and retail operation. But after a friend sent him a report on how Kenyan coffee farmers receive only a tiny share
Articles | Future of Work | Leadership | People & Culture
How an architecture firm instills values in future leaders
July 8, 2020
Lake|Flato has distinguished itself as an architecture firm by building natural, human-centered designs in accordance with founders David Lake and Ted Flato’s deeply held beliefs: that projects should be grounded in their local context and use as many regional materials as possible. As the firm continues to expand, second-generation leaders like Rickels and Papay have had to contend with questions of sustainability and change as they step into leadership roles and the founders become less hands-on.
Directories | International | Purpose-Driven Business | Sustainability
B Corp Directory
July 7, 2020
We live in a world where business needs to be part of the solution to our greatest challenges. B Corp certification guarantees that a business is measuring its environmental and social impact. B Corps commit to transparency by publishing their score online.
Business Development | Data | How To | Marketing | Scaleup | Startup
Analytics for startups: the soaked started kit
July 6, 2020
Entrepreneurs have a lot of urgent things to worry about — and if we’re being honest, analytics is rarely high on the to-do list. But without analytics, it’s difficult to get a clear understanding of when and how customers are engaging with your product, and as an early-stage startup, it can take far longer to see whether you’ve discovered product-market fit. These blind spots matter, and can make the difference between a startup’s success and failure. Though analytics can be a pretty