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How Successful Product Managers Handle Feature Requests from VCs

Brian de Haaff | Posted 01.22.2016 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

You just received another feature request, but this one is different. It's a bad idea like many of the others. But, it's from one of your highly ce...

5 'Almost-Funded' Kickstarter Campaigns Doing It Right

John Rampton | Posted 12.17.2015 | Business
John Rampton

It's no secret that browsing around Kickstarter.com offers tons of great lessons about business pitches, marketing, content, investing, and more. It's a plethora of business plans and ideas, and you'll always see examples that show both the good and the bad.

What Running a Lemonade Stand Teaches Us About Marketing Strategies

Audrey van Petegem | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business
Audrey van Petegem

So, why was it so successful? None of them just sat there waiting for people to stop. They engaged the passerbyers, even before they made that split second decision to stop and buy a glass.

WhyYour New Spa Product Will Probably Fail

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

My friend Cheryl (not her real name) developed a beautiful line of organic body products. She sent me samples and I was thrilled to discover that her creations where some of the best I'd ever used.

3 Tips on That 5 Figure Launch

Cecilie Aslaksen | Posted 05.06.2015 | Small Business
Cecilie Aslaksen

Every business want that illusive 5 figure launch when they're launching a new product or service. However, to achieve 5 figures in just a day or two seems within the realms of fantasy to some businesses, and this is their short fall.

Jameis Winston: A Case of Product Versus Reputation

Geoff Livingston | Posted 06.28.2015 | Sports
Geoff Livingston

In many ways, Winston represents the perfect reputation zeitgeist for the NFL. He's an awesome football player with perceived character issues. That makes him less likable, and in the case of some Tampa Bay fans -- particularly women -- he hurts the overall experience.

Young and Entrepreneurial: How a Random Email Led Undecided Cornell English Major Molly Johnson to High-Growth Education Startup Piazza

David Ongchoco | Posted 05.19.2015 | Education
David Ongchoco

Piazza is an education platform startup that is quickly becoming a staple for university students. Using the Piazza platform, students get to ask questions and have them answered by fellow students, TAs and Professors.

Young and Entrepreneurial: From Action Figures Collector to Lenda Cofounder & CTO - Elijah Murray

David Ongchoco | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Elijah Murray's entrepreneurial journey is one that was filled with its fair share of ups and downs, along with spontaneous moments that have altered the course of Murray's career. As I asked him to talk about how he got to where he is today, Murray was able to clearly articulate every step.

Meet Mitch: Climbing Through the Ranks of a Growing Startup

Brian Kil | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
Brian Kil

Hearing stories of people breaking into startups is something that's dear to my heart but also seeing the trajectory of others' careers evolve within the startup community is another beast in itself.

Six Small Business Keys to Success in 2014

Kevin Harrington | Posted 03.12.2014 | Small Business
Kevin Harrington

Imagine what it would be like by 2015 to be setting resolutions on how to manage all the growth and success.

Debunking the Original Idea Myth

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
MaryEllen Tribby

There are a few techniques for producing great product ideas. These techniques work for every aspect of your business, from new product ideas to brainstorming your marketing campaigns.

Love and Logic Equals Great Marketing

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business
MaryEllen Tribby

The greatest marketers of all are those who love marketing, use logic to track and read results and who understand the value of testing and live it everyday.

How to Be Your Own Consumer Advocate in Pursuit of Products and Services Promised, Speak to the Supervisor, and Still Be Nice

Mary Crescenzo | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business
Mary Crescenzo

Have you ever gotten nowhere over the phone with a manager, consumer relations person, or an automated help-line and just given up? Next time, be nice but determined on your quest for quality on the road to consumer power.

A Startup Avoids the Hockey Stick of Staffing

Guy Cimbalo | Posted 01.09.2013 | Small Business
Guy Cimbalo

One space that could use a healthy dose of the Slow Movement, however, remains largely unaffected. We speak, naturally, of the startup scene.

3 Keys to Naming Your Product

Tom Grasty | Posted 03.12.2012 | Business
Tom Grasty

Without question, naming your product is important. But it's also a great opportunity. The right name can distinguish you from the competition, as well as differentiate your product from seemingly similar offerings.

The Management Team -- While Building Usage

Fred Wilson | Posted 03.10.2012 | Small Business
Fred Wilson

So your startup has graduated from the "building product" stage and has entered the "building usage" phase. But what does this mean for the team?

Terence Conran: The Way We Live Now (VIDEO)

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 01.31.2012 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

True visionary Terence Conran's genius comes from his capacity to anticipate people's whims and needs to change the way people live, shop, eat and even educate themselves.

The Man Who Redesigned Britain

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 11.03.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

Kodak cameras, Parker pens, London black cabs - iconic and familiar as they are, is it so surprising that they've all experienced a design overhaul fr...

Concrete Lessons in Innovation

Jerri Chou | Posted 07.31.2011 | Impact
Jerri Chou

One of the first of our building series is with a company that works in something very, well, concrete. CEMEX is one of the largest building materials companies in the world.

WATCH: The High Court Of Design: Milan's Salone Internazionale

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 07.06.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

The Salone Internazionale del Mobile is for design what the Venice Biennale is for art and architecture. It's ...

Why 'Unfiltered' Ginger Ale Tastes Better

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

Meet Bruce Cost, the founder of Fresh Ginger Ginger Ale by Bruce Cost, an unfiltered, pure cane sugar ginger ale made in Brooklyn, NY.

Four Steps to Getting Your Product Out the Door -- Everybody Needs a Steve Bennett

Michele Colucci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michele Colucci

It's hard to see who I am when there's so much I can become! Reality bites. The key here is that the capacity of the business has to match the reality of resources, development and bodies.

Microsoft Launches Office 2010 in New York City

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

The highlight of the night was being able to speak with a handful of early Microsoft Office 2010 customers.

Is the iPad a GameChanger?

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Mike Bonifer

As Steve Jobs says, you can't connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backward. A product like the iPad, can be said to have 'changed the game' only after the game, has, in fact, changed.

Saving Our Rainforests: Just a Sip Away?

Waylon Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Waylon Lewis

When Coke buys Odwalla or Pepsi buys Naked Juice, The Man dumbs the product down. It's no longer quite so high-quality, quite so green -- because The Man is about the bottom lines, not triple bottom lines.