Run your startup the Toyota way

July 20, 2017

Toyota is known for its manufacturing efficiency. Weve probably all heard that if a worker on the Camry line sees a problem, they have the authority to stop the line and address it. At the end of the day, teams meet to discuss what went wrong and what fixes actually fixed things. Its called the Toyota Production System, or TPS, and, like any tech cult, its got lots of lingo…

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The Pixel Kit is Kanos latest product to get your kids psyched about coding

July 13, 2017

While the Pixel Kit is arriving several months later than its December 2016 target ship date, its hitting a price point that is even cheaper than its backers paid (that price being $99; the target retail price was $129.99). The company is now shifting efforts to the other kits, though, at this date, Kano had told backers they would be shipping the last of their three products, instead of just…

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There’s a good reason governments aren’t startups

June 18, 2017

Jeb Bush wearing a hoodie in a video message to Mark Zuckerberg.Image: shutterstock/jeb!/mashable composite The hot new name in tech is France, a centuries-old startup that provides security, healthcare, and education in exchange for taxes. Newly elected French president Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that the country needs to “think and move more like a startup” and, presumably, less like a stodgy social democracy. SEE ALSO: Trump’s treasury secretary is…

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Startups, Id like to meet you in Columbus

June 14, 2017

Im in Columbus this week and I thought we could have a quick meetup in advance of Disrupt SF in September. Well be congregating on Thursday at 5pm at the Wolfs Ridge Tap Room. You can RSVP here. There is limited room so please gather up a ticket early. Well have a speedy pitch-off of preparing for Disrupt SF and 10 fellowships will have 90 seconds to slope and then…

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8 unnecessary startups you didn’t ask for, but here they are

May 19, 2017

Sometimes these ideas create problems instead of fixing them.Image: ambar Del moral/mashable Yes, there’s an app for that. And even that. While HBO’s Silicon Valley pokes fun at start-up culture, tech entrepreneurs, and off-the-wall ideas, the show’s riffs and jokes aren’t only contained to fictional cable TV storylines. The real world is filled with actual examples of unnecessary companies, apps, and products trying so hard to “disrupt” something, anything. SEE…

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India’s leading edutech startup is now a Harvard case study

May 6, 2017

Image: GOOGLE PLAY STORE Education technology startup Byju’s, backed by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative( CZI ), is now a Harvard case study. It is only the fourth Indian startup to make it to the hallowed Harvard Business Publishing platform, after Flipkart( India’s largest online retailer ), Paytm( India’s biggest portable billfold) and GOQii( India’s preceding state and fitness startup ). SEE ALSO: This health and fitness startup is now a…

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5 ways inclusive marketing can benefit your business feat. Nigel Barker

April 22, 2017

Inclusive marketing is a technique that consumers may not be able to pinpoint, but for many businesses, it’s the secret ingredient behind creating ads that set out to empower people and create confidence amongst consumers. SEE ALSO: Pepsi pulls cringeworthy Kendall Jenner ad after massive backlash Inclusive marketing is marketing that doesn’t specifically target one demographic nor does it rely on the traditional stereotypes we set up amongst ourselves and…

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