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Few things we can learn from Millennials

Few things we can learn from Millennials   My friends and colleagues know, because of our business, I work the majority of my time with the Generation Y crowd, or the Millennials. Having almost more than thirty years difference between me and them has some pluses and to be frank some minuses too. But I can’t complain, their world views help give me a new and more meaningful perspective on life. Millennials get a bad rap. But honestly, they don’t […]

When jobs are created for sake of creating jobs…

A bullshit job is one that even the person doing it secretly believes need not, or should not, exist. Bullshit jobs and the yoke of managerial feudalism: https://www.economist.com/open-future/2018/06/29/bullshit-jobs-and-the-yoke-of-managerial-feudalism? via @TheEconomist […]

Asking instead of Telling

The life-changing art of asking instead of telling By Lila MacLellan, as appeared on Quartz, November 22, 2018. Link: https:/qz.com/work/1472600/   The most satisfying, potentially life-changing books about management are inevitably those that are really about our wider culture. Whether at work, or at dinner parties, or home with our families, how do we behave around other people? And how are we complicit in what’s not working? A perfect example of this kind of book is Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art […]

An introvert’s guide to sales and fundraising

An introvert’s guide to sales and fundraising By Banks Benitez, as appeared on Quartz, October 23, 2018. Link: https://qz.com/work/1433979/   When I imagine the quintessential salesperson, I think of an extroverted, persuasive, life-of-the-party charmer who—by sheer force of charisma and personality—is able to convince people to buy a product or service. I’m not alone in thinking this; it’s a widespread belief that an extrovert makes the best salesperson. Fortunately for me, an introvert who is often engaged in salesmanship, this […]

Wisdom and reminder all startups need

“Memento Mori”: The Reminder We All Desperately Need “Let us prepare our minds as if we’d come to the very end of life. Let us postpone nothing. Let us balance life’s books each day. … The one who puts the finishing touches on their life each day is never short of time.” Seneca At a Roman triumph, the majority of the public would have their eyes glued to the victorious general at the front—one of the most coveted […]

Let’s try to be part of the solution in 2019 and beyond

As we are entering a new year; I will leave you with some food for thought: The 4th dimension of humanity is the Emergent Behavior; the “collective power”, the extra separate being that emerges out of “people working together”. Like ant colonies building complex ecosystems…and traffic jams appearing and disappearing out of nowhere. (I had to use examples from nature and modern life…) The fact that we are all part of Emergent Systems…or…Something Bigger Than Ourselves is nothing new. What’s […]

WISHING EVERYONE A HEALTHY, HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR

Startup Port DOES NOT sign NDAs. Here is our logic:

Confidentiality and Privacy doctrine for Startup Port.   Startup Port takes questions of confidentiality and privacy very seriously.   Confidentiality, prohibition of competition, respect with regards to intellectual property. Every Team member of Startup Port, its founders and management, as well as the members of the coaching, advisory, mentorship teams, and even interns must abide by the strict rules of confidentiality, amongst others by the rules our Operating Agreement which stipulates: The founders, members, staff, advisors, coaches and mentors […]

“Books Of The Week” Series – (Week 1, 2019)

Being able to draw from a diverse pool of readings enables us to seamlessly adjust our thinking, not only across verticals but across a wide range of business objectives for each of our needs. We believe in interdisciplinary thinking approach. Interdisciplinary learning is a demanding commitment. We strongly believe there are sufficient gains to justify investing your time in reading interdisciplinary books. The rewards will be worthwhile. Interdisciplinary Thinking and Four Cognitive Abilities: Perspective-Taking Techniques: This refers to the capacity to understand […]

How Do You Engage The Next Generation Of Consumers?

Just when brands feel that they’ve finally mastered the art of advertising to Millennials, up comes the next generation of consumers: Generation Z. Although sharing some similarities to the elder Millennials, Generation Z is far more savvy to brand intentions, meaning digital marketers will find themselves embarrassed if they try to implement Millennial advertising strategies for this younger generation. By 2020, Gen-Z will account for 40 percent of all consumers and influence nearly $4 billion in discretionary spending. So what is it that makes […]

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