Case Study

TSH Startup Masterclass: Startuper and Investor Getting to a $1B Startup

By at February 3, 2012 | 1:58 am | 0 Comment

Presentation by Andrey Kessel, Co-Founder & Partner, TexDrive Write-up by Linsey Willaford-West, Founder, eTeamUps Andrey presented a case study of Solexa’s journey from startup to a buy-out by Illumina raising the following points as the key lessons... Read more »

Case Study , Startup Masterclass

Six Marketing Mistakes at CES 2012

By at January 17, 2012 | 6:05 pm | 0 Comment

Original post by Alex Goldfayn via HBR I've spent the week in Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), where billion-dollar companies unveil multi-million-dollar products looking for mainstream popularity, and where startups unveil ideas, looking for angles and... Read more »

Case Study , Project management , Software & technology , Startup marketing , Startups

Retail Success is About Who’s Working When

By at December 26, 2011 | 6:17 pm | 0 Comment

Original post by SERGUEI NETESSINE via HBR This post is part of the HBR Forum, The Future of Retail. Along with the growth in scale of leading retailers in the 20th century came a growing attitude toward the people working in the stores: they were a cost to be minimized.... Read more »

Business planning , Case Study , Product development , Sales , Startups

Retail Success is About Who’s Working When

By at December 26, 2011 | 6:17 pm | 0 Comment

Original post by SERGUEI NETESSINE via HBR This post is part of the HBR Forum, The Future of Retail. Along with the growth in scale of leading retailers in the 20th century came a growing attitude toward the people working in the stores: they were a cost to be minimized.... Read more »

Business planning , Case Study , General , Product development , Sales , Startup News

People Are Not Your Greatest Asset

By at December 23, 2011 | 6:36 pm | 0 Comment

Original post by Anthony J. Bradley and Mark P. McDonald via HBR Many of us in business have heard the popular aphorism, "People are your greatest asset." Some of us may even believe it. But is this sentiment reflected in our corporate cultures and the way our leaders... Read more »

Case Study , Sales , Social media

To Grow, Leave What You Know Behind

By at December 23, 2011 | 6:22 pm | 0 Comment

Original post by JOHN COLEMAN via HBR  Last year, I was fortunate to moderate a fascinating panel discussion with Harvard's Center for Public Leadership on the topic of "Next Generation Leadership." One of the panelists, Rosalinde Torres, encouraged us to ask the... Read more »

Business planning , Case Study , General , Key lessons , Startup News , Strategy

Smarter Retailing via (Un)conventional Thinking

By at December 22, 2011 | 5:44 pm | 0 Comment

Original post by ERIC LOWITT via HBR While Black Friday and Cyber Monday were successful days for the retail sector, these two days alone are not a panaceato the sector's performance challenges. Some retailers will continue this momentum. Others will not. The difference... Read more »

Business models , Case Study , Funding , Key lessons , Sales

Yelp’s IPO Will Test the Flaws in Its Business Model

By at December 14, 2011 | 3:42 pm | 0 Comment

Original post by MICHAEL LUCA via HBR Yelp’s IPO filing comes hot on the heels of successful IPOs and high valuations for Angie’s List and Groupon. Yelp’s timing reflects both a tech-friendly market and the company’s current position as the... Read more »

Business models , Case Study , Data in startups , Key lessons , Product development , Social media , Startups , Strategy

Yelp’s IPO Will Test the Flaws in Its Business Model

By at December 14, 2011 | 3:42 pm | 0 Comment

Original post by MICHAEL LUCA via HBR Yelp's IPO filing comes hot on the heels of successful IPOs and high valuations for Angie's List and Groupon. Yelp's timing reflects both a tech-friendly market and the company's current position as the dominant consumer-review... Read more »

Business models , Case Study , Data in startups , General , Key lessons , Product development , Social media , Startup News , Strategy

Don’t Trust Your Gut With Assortment Planning

By at December 12, 2011 | 2:47 pm | 0 Comment

Original POST by MARSHALL FISHER via HBR  This blog post is part of the HBR Online Forum The Future of Retail. Retailers periodically update their product assortments, deleting slow sellers and adding new products in response to shifts in consumer demand or to... Read more »

Business planning , Case Study , Project management , Startup marketing , Strategy