The Quality Of The Outcome And The Quality Of The Decision

Annie Duke, a professional poker player, said “Don’t be so hard on yourself when things go badly and don’t be so proud of yourself when they go well.” In a recent interview, Duke talked about distinguishing the quality of the outcome and the quality of the decision. Like all really important concepts in life and business, this idea can be distilled into a 2 x 2 matrix. Read more>>

IBM’s New Computer Is the Size of a Grain of Salt and Costs Less Than 10 Cents

worlds-smallest-computer-64-motherboards-IBM-Research-ZurichThe miniaturization of electronics has been progressing steadily for decades, but IBM just took a major leap. The company has created what it’s calling the world’s smallest computer, and it’s the size of a grain of salt. The company sees the tiny computer becoming a crucial element of attempts to apply blockchain to supply chain management by collecting, processing, and communicating data on goods being shipped around the country. Read more>>

How to Succeed as a Business-to-Government (B2G) Startup

How to Succeed as a Business-to-Government (B2G) StartupGovernments across the world award contracts worth billions of dollars each year. Despite the obvious opportunities that exist here, launching and growing a B2G startup is not for the faint-hearted. For one, the tendering process can take several months to complete. Secondly, government agencies tend to favor businesses that have prior experience working on government projects. Read more>>

The Top 4 Reasons Startups Fail, According to 14 International Accelerators

The Top 4 Reasons Startups Fail, According to 14 International AcceleratorsAs speakers, advisers and trainers in the entrepreneurial space, we’ve been particularly excited by our December survey of the principles of 14 international accelerators. We wanted to know, from their point of view, what were the key factors in startup success … and failure. Although these folks are from all over the world, it’s amazing how much they agree when it comes to why startups fail. Read more>>

Your Next Pilot Could Be Drone Software

drones-future-flight-deck-modern-aircraft-pilots-workWould you get on a plane that didn’t have a human pilot in the cockpit? Half of air travelers surveyed in 2017 said they would not, even if the ticket was cheaper. But stories of pilot drunkenness, rants, fights and distraction, however rare, are reminders that pilots are only human. A new generation of software pilots will soon have logged more flying hours than all humans have—ever. Read more>>

EarthNow promises real-time views of the whole planet from a new satellite constellation

earthnow_headerA new space imaging startup called EarthNow aims to provide not just pictures of the planet on demand, but real-time video anywhere a client desires. You won’t have to wait for a satellite to come into range, or worry about leaving range; at least one will be able to view any area at any given time, so they can pass off the monitoring task to the next satellite over if necessary. Read more>>

Founder Mindset, Local Connectedness, Sub-Sector Growth: The 2018 Global Startup Ecosystem Report

Which startup ecosystems have the highest share of founders with an entrepreneurial mindset? Where will you find the strongest sense of community among startups? Which technology sub-sector should your ecosystem focus on to generate growth and jobs? Many cities, states, provinces, and countries continue to seek better ways to create a strong environment for startups. Read more>>

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