One of the challenges of being on the business side of a “side startup” is keeping your behind the scenes folk motivated. When most everyone on your team has full time commitments elsewhere, encouraging them to continually devote time to the side hustle is difficult.
Coffee Fueled Twenties Guy in BizDev, Marketing, Social Media and Startups. Apple Fanatic. Big Things are Coming.
With the recent change-ups in my life, I’ve had an epiphany, it started off as a tweet, then to conversations, and then a full-on realization.
Don’t do it for the money. For me, the bottom line is simple: “I do what I love. If I don’t like what you’re doing, your product, or your leadership; I won’t work with you.”
I first encountered the term Full Stack Business Development through Scott Pollack’s article on Forbes. Since then, it’s caused me to rethink what it means to do BizDev in a Startup environment.
As my life heads into a true post-college transition, I’m continually looking back at my time at the University of Washington and assessing the lessons learned and the takeaways from my college path.
A bit of my college background- Seeing as where I am now, I most definitely did not take a traditional path through college.
Following up on my post concerning community engagement. Social Media is the biggest tool for businesses small and large. It has stirred the pot that is traditional media. It is the next big thing, and it’s already here.
Some people may see Social Media as an evolution of traditional media, but I see it as a complete paradigm shift. Nothing in the past has made such an impact when compared to what we have today. It might be a progression of technology, but when you combine all the factors that have gone into the upbringing of Social Media, it is not evolution, but revolution.
Recently I have noticed one thing about many companies which have a cult following is that they embrace their consumers into their company culture. In today’s society, a customer centric ideology and business model is crucial to surviving in a time where new companies pop up left and right doing what appears to be the exact same thing others are doing.
However, there is a difference between companies who embrace their consumers, and those whose business IS there consumers. This post will discuss the former.
There are many reasons why employers should hire people who are overqualified and a “perfect fit” for the job. What most employers don’t realize is that this is a scenario which is set to fail. A recent post detailed on why many top executives leave their jobs, and it’s almost never about money.
The number one reason why hiring someone that doesn’t exactly fit the job description, but has the potential to do great things, is growth. Hiring should be a two-way street, if you want to be happy with what you are doing, you should never be a 100% fit into your role, at any time. If you are 100% fitting into your role, you have reached a tipping point.
Social media is the new platform, whether you like it or not. It’s going to do to the internet, what email did to snail mail. Time after time, social media has become the backbone of eCommerce, as well as, the internet as a whole. It is, for all intents and purposes “Web 3.0”.
For the developer, building in Facebook integration makes your app/website easily accessible to nearly 1 Billion users. These are users who do not have to go through a registration process, and are literally one click away from being a user/contributor/reader to your platform. One click away from metrics, tracking, and social sharing. It makes sense.
So, why does it matter to you, the job seeker?
See that little number at the bottom corner of your academic report? Why is it tucked away and small when it is apparently a big factor in your future?
Let’s take a look into a few reasons why GPA shouldn’t matter in your post-college career.
The number one thing that everyone, employers and job seekers alike, eventually forget; is where did that small number in the corner come from? Many colleges and universities grade on academic performance, but the question must be asked:
What is academic performance?
Anyone that read the Steve Jobs biography would take away this one key point about Apple:
The reason why Apple worked, was because engineers were an integral part of the design process for every product released. Other companies have engineers make ‘stuff’ and give it to the designers to ‘build something around this’.