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Covid-19 | Diversity | How To | People & Culture
How to get your diversity and inclusion initiatives back on track
April 30, 2020
Over the last few years, business leaders have stepped up to show their belief in the importance of diversity and inclusion by making public commitments, dedicating money and time to training and development, and making charges to a more equitable workplace. In an unexpected turn of events from the coronavirus crisis, many of these professed commitments remain unfulfilled, lost to incomplete crisis management messaging and sounding like empty talk. But it doesn’t have to be that way!
Books | Marketing | Scaleup | Startup
📚 Monetizing Innovation: How Smart Companies Design the Product Around the Price
April 29, 2020
Businesses need to innovate to survive, yet the failure rate for innovation is shockingly high. Nearly three out of four new products or services miss their revenue and profit goals — or fail entirely. Companies embark on the long and costly journey of product development hoping they’ll make money on their innovations, but not knowing if they will. It doesn’t have to be that way.This book lays out nine rules for monetizing innovations, built on the lessons Simon-Kucher & Partners has learned through conducting
Covid-19 | How To | Marketing
An Expert Guide: How To Communicate About Covid-19
April 28, 2020
Communications expert, Ella Saltmarshe, co-founder of The Comms Lab, shares her useful top 5 tips for communicating about COVID-19. Ella works with creative industries to use culture and communications to build a better world in the most strategic, systemic and effective ways possible.
Economy | International | Podcasts | Purpose-Driven Business
Brave New Words
April 27, 2020
Brave New Words takes listeners on a journey around the globe with renowned communications researcher and campaign advisor Anat Shenker-Osorio as she unpacks real-world narrative shifts that led to real-world victories. From electing the dynamic Jacinda Ardern Prime Minister of New Zealand, to repealing a national ban on abortion in Ireland, to beating back right-wing race baiting in Minnesota, Anat and her guests explore what made it possible to engage the base, persuade the middle, send the naysayers packing, and
Covid-19 | How To | Scaleup | Startup | Tech
Here’s how to quickly license and distribute your Covid-19 invention
April 24, 2020
Patents and licences may seem trivial in the midde of a crisis, but ignoring them will create problems later. Luckily some quick solutions are emerging.
Articles | Covid-19 | Future of Work | People & Culture | Scaleup | Startup | Sustainability | Tech
How crisis-driven innovation can help your organisation
April 23, 2020
Imagine you’re flying over the Sahara Desert. Your plane runs into a sandstorm, the engines sputter and then die one by one until there’s just the sound of sand rasping against the windows. The nose dips, you feel a dreadful lurching in the pit of your stomach, the world outside the windows turns black, and you crash. Miraculously, no one is hurt. But the plane is smashed, the radios destroyed, and your last-known position was over 100 miles from anywhere.
Articles | People & Culture
The Perks of Being a Weirdo
April 22, 2020
How not fitting in can lead to creative thinking.
Covid-19 | How To | Scaleup | Startup | Tech
Coronavirus Tech Handbook
April 21, 2020
The Coronavirus Tech Handbook is a crowdsourced library for technologists, civic organisations, public and private institutions, researchers, specialists of all kinds working on responses to the pandemic. It is a rapidly evolving resource with thousands of expert contributors.
Articles | Covid-19 | Funding | Scaleup | Startup
Fundraising in a lockdown: when, how, and managing runway
April 20, 2020
Everyone is adjusting to the ‘new normal’ – even investors. Some will be business as usual, however, it is likely that some investment funds will become more cautious and may prioritise investing into their own funds. Everyone is taking stock, and adapting at the same time and pace. Tech Nation gathered some tips from industry leaders.
Diversity | Future of Work | How To | People & Culture
How Virtual Volunteering can Change Company Culture
April 19, 2020
These days, online support is everything. But is it accessible to everyone? The Be My Eyes community team has created a pyramid about diversity. Much like Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, it starts with the basics: things you can do at your company to build a diversity & inclusion or CSR program that’s truly inclusive of the billions of people living with vision impairments. It starts with just making sure a consumer can get through their day, and the results –
Covid-19 | Funding | Reports | Scaleup | Startup
Impact of Covid-19 on fundraising in Europe
April 18, 2020
This is a complete spreadsheet of (almost) every round raised in 2020, broken down by period, country, company size and more. Data compiled from Crunchase by Gonz Sanchez (Seedtable).
Articles | Covid-19 | People & Culture | Startup
Why startups should be embracing furlough
April 17, 2020
The world is adjusting to our developing new reality and something that is very important to AAI, and all businesses, is the state of employment throughout the pandemic. Many businesses have already acted, but we know of many others in the entrepreneurial ecosystem that are understandably worried about their growth strategies and employment plans, and appear unsure of their current options. In this article, AAI highlights some other aspects of furloughing that are causing concern.
Covid-19 | How To | People & Culture | Remote-working | Startup
The remote work survival guide
April 16, 2020
Remote work is full of challenges. Cross-timezone communication, a lack of structure, more distractions, and isolation all threaten to overshadow the benefits of remote work. This survival guide to remote work will walk you through the major challenges you will face when working remotely—and how to conquer them: how to ask for help, how to make friends at work, how to balance work and life, how to set your own schedule, how to dress for your remote job, how to
Articles | Branding | Covid-19 | Marketing
Marketing in the time of coronavirus
April 15, 2020
In recent weeks, startups in Europe have been seemingly overcome by a wave of altruism. As the world as we know it goes on hold, companies have decided to offer their goods and services for free to help hard-pressed healthcare professionals and stressed-out newly-remote workers. But a cynic might say that many are attempting to capitalise on our house-bound state to sell us some more stuff we don’t really need. Amy Lewin from Sifted shares her thoughts.
Covid-19 | How To | Remote-working | Scaleup | Startup
How to make remote work, work: tips from 1Password
April 14, 2020
Testing the waters of remote working for the first time – whether it’s due to a snow day or a worldwide pandemic – can be a daunting prospect. At 1Password, they understand the challenges all too well – they’ve been an almost entirely remote workforce for 14 years, and have learned a lot along the way.