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Bryce Maddock
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Bryce Maddock is an entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and CEO of TaskUs, a new age outsourcing company with offices in Los Angeles and Manila.

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Making the World Work

(0) Comments | Posted May 31, 2013 | 6:41 PM

Today there are almost as many people in there 20s without jobs as there are people in the United States. Over 300 million young adults are not in school and not in work. This fantastic article in The Economist highlights the severity of this problem.

People who start their...

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Boston Marathon: Triumph, Terror and Tenacity

(1) Comments | Posted April 17, 2013 | 1:12 PM

Monday was triumph, followed by terror. I ran the Boston Marathon in 2:54, a personal best. I hobbled back to my hotel to the news that there were two explosions at the finish line, just over an hour after I crossed it. In that moment you fear the worst. Over...

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5 Employee Costs Founders Often Forget

(4) Comments | Posted March 29, 2013 | 2:26 PM

The war for talent at tech companies is alive and well. Look no further than the most recent acqui-hire in which Yahoo's Marissa Mayer spent $30 million to get top talent. Major acquisitions aside, startups are often blind to the actual costs associated with full-time employees. As you...

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Bringing Enterprise To Southeast Asia, PayrollHero Raises $1MM

(0) Comments | Posted February 20, 2013 | 12:49 PM

Starting a company in a developing country is difficult. Two of the biggest challenges are navigating the government bureaucracy and building a business without proper technical infrastructure. When we started TaskUs I was shocked by how businesses in the Philippines handled payroll. In the U.S. we got an account with...

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Surprising Advice From An Outsourcer -- Meet Face-to-Face

(3) Comments | Posted January 29, 2013 | 6:39 PM

At my company, TaskUs, our entire business is being the remotely located extension of other growing businesses. Without the seeds of globalization -- namely, reliable high-speed fiber optic Internet -- our firm would not exist. But beneath this reality, is a more fundamental truth. Our success as a business, like...

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Why Twitter Won't IPO in 2013

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2013 | 5:45 PM

There is a quintessential publicity shot. You have seen it a hundred times before. The latest "it" company is standing on a balcony, overlooking a sea of applauding stockbrokers, reporters and other NYSE staff. Having just rung the infamous opening or closing bell, top company brass grin as they realize...

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What to Expect in Tech -- 2013 Predictions

(0) Comments | Posted December 13, 2012 | 4:43 PM

The bookends of our years allow us moments of consideration. The year in our rearview may have brought us pride or anguish, but it was likely filled with the unforeseen. Our lives and our world are so dynamic, the infinite possibilities so volatile, that our track record of prediction is...

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Don't Acqui-hire, Acqui-source Instead

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2012 | 1:09 PM

The tech industry has redefined the motivating factors for acquisitions with the advent of the "acqui-hire." However, there is a new trend emerging and it aligns perfectly with the current focus on innovation. In an attempt to achieve true innovation, Internet tech companies are shifting from traditional motivations for acquiring...

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High Quality Content On-Demand: E-Commerce Needs Rise, Design Workforce Adapts

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 2:00 PM

E-Commerce and the Dawn of Retail Innovation

Succeeding in business is just as much about what you know as it is about defining and planning around what you don't. Plato said it best when he declared, "I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is...

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Tastemakers: The Companies That Tell Us What We Like and How They Do It

(3) Comments | Posted October 23, 2012 | 4:20 PM

Heads or tails? There's something refreshing about that question. It's simple. Two possible choices. Unfortunately, most decisions are not that easy to make. We are fortunate and unfortunate to live in an era where we are confronted with not one, or two, but nearly infinite options.

This plethora of...

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People and Big Data: Separately Good, Together Great

(3) Comments | Posted September 26, 2012 | 3:52 PM

As companies have decentralized strategic and innovation activities, promoting agility, they have become increasingly hospitable to catalysts -- these mission-driven leaders who corral corporate resources that are outside their traditional span of control to address sprawling challenges. They form networks or coalitions within and outside the company and are motivated...
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Innovation Wars: Tablet Edition

(1) Comments | Posted September 14, 2011 | 6:07 PM

The tech industry is characterized by brutal competition. Ongoing patent wars, massive company acquisitions, aggressive marketing strategies, all of these in an effort to get the bigger slice of the marketplace. One recent casualty in this race for supremacy is Hewlett-Packard. Unable to keep up with the "tablet effect," HP...

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Digital vs. Print: The Back-to-School Battle Rages On

(2) Comments | Posted August 9, 2011 | 4:04 PM

It's high season for back-to-school, meaning parents and students are running around, perusing the web, and cutting coupons to try to save some extra cash. The hot-button item this year has been e-books, and how digital textbooks save cash and lighten loads. But are e-textbooks really the answer to education...

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Augmented Reality: Three Applications That Change How We See Things

(1) Comments | Posted August 5, 2011 | 2:36 PM

Augmented reality is seen by many as the new frontier of environmental interaction. Last year, 302 million smartphones were shipped worldwide, estimated to hit the one billion mark by 2016. Add to that the growing popularity of tablets, and that's a serious amount of computing power being lugged...

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TV: The Next Tech Frontier

(12) Comments | Posted September 7, 2010 | 11:34 AM

Over the past decade, the internet has rendered printed newspapers, photo albums and CDs useful as little more than coffee mug coasters. All the while, the television has remained a staple of our daily lives. The average American still loafs on their couches for three hours a day gazing into...

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Textbooks & Technology

(4) Comments | Posted August 24, 2010 | 12:03 PM

This year the average college student will spend well over $1,000 on textbooks. A staggering sum, especially when added to the rapidly rising cost of tuition. The eTextbook has long been heralded as the answer to textbook costs. But as college kids head back to campus this fall, the vast...

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Socially Awkward: A History of Google's Social Media Failures

(7) Comments | Posted August 17, 2010 | 6:33 PM

With the imminent launch of Google Me it's clear that the search giant is doubling down on its social media efforts. It began in February when Google paid $50 million to acquire the social answers site Aardvark. In the subsequent months the company has invested approximately $150 million in Zynga,...

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