Ethereum will be the next Facebook — A Fundamental Analysis

Photo by Bry Ulrick on Unsplash

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

Photo by Ethan Haddox on Unsplash

“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

Cryptic Startup Terms

Photo by Kayle Kaupanger on Unsplash

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

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.

[Click on image or link below for full article]

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

Photo by Daria Nepriakhina on Unsplash

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

4 Proven Ways to Earn Higher Fees With Every Consulting Proposal

Photo by Pierre Châtel-Innocenti on Unsplash

Let’s talk about how you can earn higher fees with every proposal that you put out.Here’s are 4 keys to higher fees with your consulting proposals. Now the problem when you go too low in your fees is that the buyer might say yes to them. Then you’ve won the project at lower fees, which doesn’t make you feel good, but the other big problem is that you might get price resistance even at your lower price, and so then what the buyer is going to do is try and push you down even more.

Source: 4 Proven Ways to Earn Higher Fees With Every Consulting Proposal | Consulting Success

How to Start a Life Science Company

A guide for first-time entrepreneurs who want to start a life science company. Not all science can or should be commercialized. If you are a new entrepreneur, or a scientist thinking about becoming an entrepreneur, it isn’t always easy to work out whether research could be turned into a successful business.

Source: How to Start a Life Science Company – Life Science Startups – Medium

For Startups, Free Is Stupid

Photo by William White on Unsplash

4 min read

As a scaleup, you can offer free access to your products and services as a marketing technique. But as a startup, you need to know a.s.a.p. what people are willing to pay for.

Source: For Startups, Free Is Stupid – The Startup – Medium

One Lesson Uber Teaches Us About Leadership and Vision

Uber has a bold vision for cities of the the future — but it was lost in its lack of leadership. Can the company regain its inspirational mission?

Uber is a truly amazing and disruptive company.

Though its valuation has fallen in the last few months due to a handful of highly visible and public controversies, the company is still valued at $50 billion — a significant lead lead over its nearest competitor, Lyft, valued at $7.5 billion.

Additionally, with the selection of a new CEO, Dara-Khosrowshahi and subsequent announcement of Uber’s much anticipated initial public offering (IPO), analyst are starting to again like Uber.

But will that be enough for Uber to keep its market lead? Maybe.

Source: One Lesson Uber Teaches Us About Leadership and Vision