Ethereum will be the next Facebook — A Fundamental Analysis

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As we enter 2018, I think Ethereum will be the next Facebook due to the massive amount of use cases that i am finding in major industries that benefit greatly from decentralization & transparency.Ethereum is basically the app store for blockchain. It allows creators to build and run apps without having to worry about the underlying “operating” system just like Apple.

Source: Ethereum will be the next Facebook — A Fundamental Analysis

You need to be selling subscription services

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“In the month of April 2017, subscription company websites had about 37 million visitors. Since 2014, that number has grown by over 800%.” – Forbes

If you are a business owner you should look at moving to this model or risk losing out on major benefits that can be gained from selling your services as subscriptions.

The Subscription model gives you more predictable income, more value out of your customers, and more opportunities to upsell on premium packages.

Source: You need to be selling subscription services – The Startup – Medium

How This Chief Heart Officer Engages a Workforce of 80 Percent Millennials

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Seventy-five percent of the 2025 global workforce will be Millennials and Generation Z. For organizations with a growing Millennial workforce, it’s critical to re-engage Millennials in order to avoid the high recruiting, training and productivity costs associated with employee disengagement.

With a workforce that is 80 percent Millennials, VaynerMedia–the full-service digital agency founded by Gary Vaynerchuk–believes creating more company heart is the solution to better engage their 600+ Millennial employees.

Source: How This Chief Heart Officer Engages a Workforce of 80 Percent Millennials | Inc.com

How To Develop A Blockchain Application

The experts predict blockchain big and bright future — the technology that ensures that the authenticity of transactions can only be confirmed by the parties involved, without any middlemen or regulating parties, can confirm land and diamonds property rights and organize the communication of “smart” electronic devices.

Source: How To Develop A Blockchain Application – The Startup – Medium

Cryptic Startup Terms

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The startup world throws around a lot of jargon.

Some of it is fluff, some of it is important.

Rather than pretend like you know what people are talking about, I’ve found it’s good to make sure I actually understand the terminology.

So, here’s a few essential startup terms you should know.

Source: Cryptic Startup Terms – The Startup – Medium

The 1 Type of Person All Startups Should Hire

“There’s one type of person that I’ve found to be absolutely necessary in the first 100 hires, and very helpful at any stage. I call them renaissance people.”

What defines a renaissance person? In any area of an organization, there are typically three things required of team members to have a meaningful impact:

  • Make sound decisions.
  • Build systems or processes to facilitate execution.
  • Do the work.

Most people are skilled in only one of these areas. Renaissance people, in contrast, have the superpower of being able to do each of these things equally well to drive a company forward. Here’s why this matters, and how renaissance people are ideal for startups.

Source: The 1 Type of Person All Startups Should Hire | Inc.com

How Long Does It Take to Develop a Mobile App? 

With approximately 350 billion mobile app downloads set to generate around $200 billion in revenues by 2021, it’s no wonder that apps are…

Source: How Long Does It Take to Develop a Mobile App? – The Startup – Medium

7 Game-Changing Social Media Tips From Gary Vaynerchuk to Grow Your Business

Thinking like a media company requires putting out content that will either inform or entertain your audience. Vaynerchuk is extremely active in putting out informational videos, articles, quotes and audio clips for entrepreneurs across all the major social media platforms. Similarly, Kylie Jenner, the CEO of Kylie Cosmetics, mixes up her product photos with a range of beauty, fashion and lifestyle posts. This creates a highly engaged audience that helps Jenner sell out of her makeup within minutes.

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Source: 7 Game-Changing Social Media Tips From Gary Vaynerchuk to Grow Your Business

How I got a 6-figure book deal

How to find an agent, get a publisher, and land a book deal.

I’ve received a lot of questions lately about getting a book deal for my upcoming book, Company of One, so I figured I’d answer them for everyone – in case you’re curious. Even if you don’t plan on writing a book, or plan on ever pursuing traditional publishing, it’s hopefully pretty interesting. I’ve avoided most things that require a gatekeeper in the past, so this is very new to me.

I will note that I’m definitely not an expert in this subject, since I only have the one experience so far. Read this more as a “one person who’s done one thing once” than my usual writing, which tends to come from decades of experience and deep(ish) thinking.

Source: How I got a 6-figure book deal

Never Forget These Tips While Running a Startup

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Running a Startup. So, what’s fuelling this dynamic start-up scene? It is the sudden cultural shift that motivates an individual to think outside the box and take risks to capitalise on something that he or she believes in. The availability of resources and capital and backing by corporate giants like Google and Walmart makes it feasible. For the bootstrapped company who believes in raising funds from their customers, the challenges are a lot more.

Source: Never Forget These Tips While Running a Start-up