Unsupported Browser Today, we are excited to share that Identified has been acquired by Workday. This is an exciting outcome for everyone involved in Identified and we want to thank our team, Board of Directors, investors, customers, advisors, families and the other countless people that have supported us over the years. Waller Capital served as an exclusive advisor to Identified in this transaction. Since we co-founded Identified out of a shared dorm room at Stanford University in 2010, we have assembled what we believe to be the best group of data scientists and engineers in the industry. This team has built technology that uses big data from the social web to uncover insights and relationships that change the way companies pursue talent, manage their workforces, and improve their competitiveness. And so on behalf of all of us, we are thankful to Workday for believing in us and in the possibilities of what we can do together. Sincerely, Adeyemi Ajao & Brendan Wallace, co-Founders of Identified
Seven body language tricks to make anyone instantly like you There's no question that body language is important. And, according to Leil Lowndes in her book "How To Talk To Anyone," you can capture - and hold - anyone's attention without even saying a word. We've selected the best body language techniques from the book and shared them below: The Flooding Smile "Don't flash an immediate smile when you greet someone," says Lowndes. Instead, pause and look at the other person's face for a second, and then let a "big, warm, responsive smile flood over your face and overflow into your eyes." Even though the delay is less than a second, it will convince people your smile is sincere and personalized for them. Sticky Eyes "Pretend your eyes are glued to your conversation partner's with sticky warm taffy," Lowndes advises. You can also try counting your conversation partner's blinks. Epoxy Eyes In a group of people, you should watch the person you are interested in, no matter who else is talking. The Big-Baby Pivot Limit the Fidget Hang By Your Teeth
45 Online Resources for Entrepreneurs Few people talk about this great productivity tip… You will reach your goals faster and easier if you’re willing to learn from others. Using brilliant, well-crafted resources created specifically for online entrepreneurs improves your online productivity. Below I have a long list of resources, most of which I’ve used myself. The rest come highly recommended from my mentors and online business friends. Enjoy the list. I’ve arranged the resources from those helpful to beginners to those suited to more advanced entrepreneurs. The links to these resources are not affiliate links. Helpful from the word go… If you’re new to online business, you’ll find value in the following resources. 1. Before you can blog, collect email addresses or sell anything, you need a little piece of real estate on a reliable web server. 2. I’m hoping that no one laughs at this resource recommendation. 3. Today web design is easy. Productive Entrepreneur is running the Genesis framework and the Prose child theme. 4. 5.
Entrepreneur Startup Advice I usually tell people that everything I learned about being an entrepreneur I learned by F’ing up at my first company. I think the sign of a good entrepreneur is the ability to spot your mistakes, correct quickly and not repeat the mistakes. I made plenty of mistakes. Below are some of the lessons I learned along the way. If there’s a link on a title below I’ve written the post, if not I plan to. The summary of each posting will be here but the full article requires you to follow the links. For now it’s mostly an outline for me to follow (in no particular order). Disclaimer: I ran two SaaS software companies. 1. 2. You also need to consider founder scenarios, ownership, prenuptials and stock options. Learning to work with lawyers. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42.
WorkHappy.net: killer resources for entrepreneurs Business Ideas for the Self Employed Several years ago, I had a lovely long-term consulting assignment which kept me both busy and solvent. One morning I woke up and realized that it was coming to an end and I had nothing lined up. After a few moments of panic, I decided to get serious about creating my next income source. Over time, I’ve learned that there are other benefits to this simple technique. There’s an old saying, popularized by Robert Schuller, that goes, “By the inch, it’s a cinch. You can begin implementing the $100 Hour even if you now have a job or other commitments that clamor for your time. A word of warning is in order here. To show you how easy this is and to get you thinking along these lines, I’ll give you some of the $100 ideas that have appeared on my lists and those of others who are joyfully jobless. Every single one of these ideas can be started easily and inexpensively, so there’s no excuse for not getting your own $100 Ideas List started. . . Many people think of concierges as miracle workers.
Architects Gone Rogue! How To Use Your Skills From Architecture School Anywhere Linda Bennett is a writer, designer and architect located Melbourne, Australia. She is the founder and author of archi-ninja.com. Through her work, Linda explores the relationships between architecture, human habit, and anarchy. Here, she writes about the myriad ways in which architects can apply the skills learned in school. Practicing architects and students of architecture are notorious for changing direction or leaving the field to venture into other creative industries. But that doesn't mean those hours in the studio were a waste. Before co-founding design firm ISSSStudio in 2006, Igor Siddiqui studied architecture at Yale University. Add To Collection Save this image to a collection Igor Siddiqui and Solar Floral. ISSSStudio's Bayou-luminescence installation "fuses material surface, structural volume and lighting effects into an immersive spatial experience." Evan Sharp on Pinterest. Kim Knollenberg. Bruce Rowe Pottery and Dave Galbraith, founder of Yelp.
Top 100 YouTube Business Videos YouTube is filled with inspirational videos of all types, including those created by businesses or individuals looking to inspire others to succeed. Let’s look at 100 of the most inspiring business videos ever placed on this site. Great Inspirational Tips for Business Success Take a look at these cool business inspiration clips. 1. 9 Steps to Achieve Any Goal – Isn’t it great to know that you can make your business and personal dreams come true in nine steps? 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Home Business Inspiration Starting a home business can be a scary prospect. 16. 3HourWorkDay.com – Awesome inspiration to create your own work-from-home business. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. Humorous Business Inspiration Sometimes a good laugh can be all the business inspiration you need, especially when that laugh is related to business! 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. Inspirational Business Quotes and Poems 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52.
10 Must Read Blogs for Entrepreneurs (2012 Edition) Almost three years ago we posted “10 Blogs Entrepreneurs Need to Be Reading” and to this day it has remained the most popular post on the Grasshopper blog. While it’s an excellent list, we feel it’s time for an update. We bring you the 2012 version, 10 Must Read Blogs for Entrepreneurs. 1. Link: About: Run by serial entrepreneur turned VC David Skok, For Entrepreneurs is exactly what the name implies; a place where entrepreneurs can get solid advice from someone who knows what they are talking about. Awesome Factor: Looking for an in-depth post that will make you really think? 2. Link: About: Just about everyone is familiar with Forbes Magazine. While the blog is not quite as old as the mag (by about 80 years), it’s done a great job of staying relevant, up to date and staying true to it’s audience. 3. Link: 4. Link: 5. Link: 6. 7. 8.
Eight Questions To Ask Before You Start A Business Are you thinking of starting a web business? Starting a PPC Management agency? Setting up your own site and selling things, or building a web publishing empire? Before you start, ask yourself the following eight questions. 1 . Define what service the business provides. Try to focus. McDonalds could, no doubt, provide up-market meals, but they focus on selling quick, cheap food. That is what they do. 2. Who are your customers? Create a mental image of your typical customer. 3. What is your unique selling proposition? If your customers can buy the same services for less elsewhere, or more easily, they will. There is a tendency to model yourself on others. This is not to say doing something wildly new or different is any guarantee of success. 4. This point is so important, it really should be number one. Businesses may have great ideas. Then the bank manager calls. The overdraft has hit its limit and you can’t meet payroll this week. There is no fooling cashflow. 5. 6. 7. Set company goals. 8.