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    The Next Enabling Platform – 3 Innovators Are Leading the Way
    Every era of technology innovation has been marked by platforms that ascend to market dominance by leveraging the network effects of a robust partner ecosystem. These partners, in turn, have been able to scale rapidly by taking advantage of the ubiquity and infrastructure of their enabling platforms. In the desktop era, the proliferation of Windows-powered … Continued
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    Logi-Serve Launches Strategic Integration With JazzHR to Help SMBs Hire Faster
    FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Dec. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Logi-Serve, a best-of-breed provider of innovative employee assessments, and JazzHR, the leading recruiting software provider for small and medium-sized businesses, today announced an integrated partnership. Available in the months ahead, Logi-Serve and JazzHR will offer their industry-leading solutions to small and mid-size businesses via an easy-to-access integration to help … Continued
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    The SaaS-Enabled Network Effect
    The Network Effect The network effect is a concept that we hear often when speaking with both B2C and B2B technology companies. Conceptually, the network effect relies on a framework where the more users are using a product or platform, the stronger the value add becomes for other users, and this virtuous cycle feeds on … Continued
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    How Consumer Brands Can Build an Effective Amazon Strategy: An Investor’s Perspective
    The Amazon Channel As a consumer product company, establishing an online presence is more of a necessity than an option. E-commerce sales continue to increase as a % of total retail sales, totaling 9% as of 2017 and projected to reach 13.7% by 2021. [see Exhibit 1] Amazon plays a big part in this trend. … Continued
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    The 10-Slide Investor Pitch Deck and How to Use It
    In his blog, Thinking on Thinking, Volition Capital Managing Partner, Larry Cheng, writes about how much he loves meeting with new companies. “To me,” he says, “it’s the oxygen of this business and the most energizing aspect of the job.” The one thing that can take the energy right out of an introductory meeting? A 20-40 page … Continued
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    BURST Sonic Toothbrush: Best Gift For Vegan Travelers and Glamour Girls (According to Forbes and Essence)
    Another year, another season of gifting is upon us. Yet again, the BURST Toothbrush is making (sonic) waves on this years’ gift guides from the Forbes “Holiday Gift Guide 2019: The Best Gifts For Vegan Travelers” to the Essence Magazine’s,  “Best Gifts For the Glamour Girl in Your Life.” BURST also announced the release of its … Continued
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    The Five Most Common “Unbelievable” Things Said in Pitch Meetings
    (and what you might want to say instead) Optimism is an indispensable ingredient for any successful entrepreneur. It is undeniably necessary for entrepreneurs wanting to change the world, take on larger competitors, or break new ground with new products. Optimism is the absolute friend of innovation, but it isn’t always the best friend of the … Continued
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    Are You a Founder, CEO, or Entrepreneur?
    Are You a Founder, CEO, or Entrepreneur? Founders, CEOs and entrepreneurs all lead businesses. They all can be starters. They all can be builders.  They all can be disruptive value creators. Yet, for all of their commonalities, they are all quite distinctive.  They each come with their own true north. They are often focused on … Continued
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    Why Are Some Retailers Excelling While Others Are Struggling?
    Answer: The winners take risks to keep pace with the changing consumer. It was great once again to join CNBC ‘s Squawk Box during a busy week of retail earnings reports to discuss an intriguing question: Why are some major retailers running far ahead of the pack while others are gasping for breath? At issue: … Continued
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    John Hogan of TraceLink Discusses Investing in Technology on Enterprise Talk
    Businesses Must Not Invest in Tech for Tech’s Sake interview by Meeta Ramnani Read the full interview on EnterpriseTalk.com Q: The digital supply chain is changing the enterprise landscape unrecognizably. How do you envisage the SCM technologies changing over the next twelve months? A: The supply chain, particularly the pharmaceutical supply chain, has been surprisingly ‘un-digital’ but … Continued
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