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OK People, Meet OK-Google

After years of a less than enthusiastic experience with Siri, I had momentarily given up on voice recognition technology. Sure, I had followed Alexa and Google Home a bit but I was not ready to take the plunge. Then this Christmas, in the guise of my daughter, Santa...

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5 Tips to Humanize a Technology Brand

When we hire sales reps, it’s mostly about who they know. When we research a company, we check out the CEO’s profile on business platforms and browse sites like Glassdoor to see employee impressions. We value user testimonials because it validates a product. Do you...

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Demystifying AI by a Panel of Experts (AI #2)

As we pondered in my previous post, what is AI and will it take over the world, turning humans into slaves and toys to the robots? This question and others were explored and discussed by a panel of experts at AI World. The panel discussion was led by Parna Sarkar-Basu...

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Will AI-Driven Robots Take Over the World? (AI #1)

Some people live and breathe AI, while others can't differentiate it from a comment by the Fonz... "Aaayy!" Artificial Intelligence has been around for a long time, at least since the birth of Eliza at MIT in the 1960's. Market trends reported by the organizers of AI...

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Sales Pipeline Management Tips

InsightSquared put together a nice white paper on Sales Pipeline Management. I'm providing a more concise overview of the problems identified, because I believe this high-level view can help others think about issues within their own sales organizations. A link to the...

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Entrepreneurship is Like Driving in Rush Hour

I left home this morning at 8:30am to be in Boston for a 10:30am meeting. The first two miles were easy-going, as I meandered the local roads on my way to the highway. I felt good that I was on time and on track, because you never know when even the beginning is slow....

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Sales Secrets: Uncomplicated and Not to be Feared

“Sales is to businesses, what Oxygen is to a human.” - Gordon Tredgold, Leadership Principles. Sales. It’s a simple word, yet it is often mistaken for a complex process. Perhaps this is because of its importance to a company’s success. Without Sales, your company will...

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MoNage Conference 2017 – Money & Messaging on the Net

Use promo code "SSInno" for $350 off the Full Access Pass! I'm passing on a message Jeff Pulver sent me about his upcoming MoNage Conference. He is graciously providing a deep discount for members of the South Shore Innovation community and will donate a portion of...

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The Importance of Being Inclusive

Inclusion and collaboration are critical to cultivating an open Entrepreneurial Eco-system. Without them, our ideas and projects are less rich and less meaningful, and our world is bland. Although the topic is becoming more prevalent again, many of us have seen doors...

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Entrepreneurs as Idea Generators, or What?

The other day, I met someone who asked me, as expected, "What do you do?" Sometimes, I get hung up on this question, because I do so many things, but on this day, I confidently stated, "I'm an entrepreneur." From the nodding head and look on his face, I knew he...

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What is an Innovation Roundtable?

Our first Innovation Roundtable of the summer had a fantastic turn out on Thursday June 29th at Cafe Gelato in Quincy, MA. Entrepreneurs, business owners, and creative thinkers showed up to talk all things innovation. Attendees came from all backgrounds, including...

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26 Insights from an Investor Roundtable

Last Thursday, I attended an investor panel hosted by Ben Hron from McCarter & English. The discussion brought out some great insights for entrepreneurs on what investors are looking for and how to connect with them effectively. I'm including my notes here as...

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