Category Archives: Management

London retains its crown as Europe’s #1 tech hub despite Brexit

London retains its crown as Europe’s #1 tech hub despite Brexit Record levels of venture capital investment at the start of 2017 has helped London retain its crown as Europe’s number one tech hub for global investors, according to new data from London & Partners, the Mayor of London’s promotional agency. Despite the UK’s decision…
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How Dropbox, Airbnb, Groupon And Others Acquired Their First Users

How Dropbox, Airbnb, Groupon And Others Acquired Their First Users A while back I asked whether people would be interested in reading about the stories behind the launches of well-known startups. People seemed to like the idea, so I went ahead and compiled some details on the user acquisition strategies used by a few of…
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The Difference Between Strategy and Tactics

The Difference Between Strategy and Tactics I get the feeling that many small business owners consider marketing as nothing more than a tactical endeavor, completely lacking in any semblance of strategic thought. Sun Tzu, perhaps the greatest strategist ever, was a Chinese general and philosopher who lived somewhere around 500BC. His teachings are documented in…
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Getting Your Message to the Mainstream

Startups in general fail pretty miserably at one thing – marketing Looking from the outside in, most successful startups really take off because of great technology, timing and/or word of mouth. They almost always succeed in spite of their marketing efforts. From over-the-top launch parties to the infamous 2000 Super Bowl, which featured a staggering…
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