6 Lessons L&D can take from marketing and use RIGHT NOW

A great overview of how to reach your customers at a high level.

Figure your value proposition first by keeping reading here.

McKinsey study of 1,700 companies reveals CEOs don’t understand design leadership at all

Designers finally have a seat at the table. 

Just about nobody knows what a chief design officer is actually supposed to do. Keep reading here.

The Ultimate Testing Framework

By investing in a business plan, you’re actually investing into one idea and one way for it to be executed.

Instead, it’s most beneficial to invest in a team and the team’s ability to continuously adapt the value proposition and business model until it works. Great 50 minutes podcast! Follow this link.

How to Raise Money — It’s a Journey Not an Event

Founders need to keep their eye on the prize not just the next funding round

Not all startups need outside investment to grow. Interested? Keep reading the article on LinkedIn here.

The 10th Anniversary of the iPad: A Perspective from the Windows Team

A perspective from the Windows team.

It didn’t quite change everything it promised; but people preferred it, and they changed what they did in order to use it. Fully story -> Follow Me.

How Pixar Fosters Collective Creativity

An oldie, but some great lessons and ideas in there.

Give mighty power to creatives and collaboration. Goldie, but Goldie – keep reading here.

Irv Grousbeck: The Power of “I Don’t Know”

Newly minted CEOs need to bear in mind that employees prefer honesty and humility over perfection.

It’s okay not to have all the answers. Read full story here.

Testing Business Ideas with David J. Bland

Ideas need to be tested to see what they need to succeed.

David hopes to influence change in funding startups, as he believes that it should be based on evidence rather than emotion. Keep reading here.

Guest Blog: Blockchain In Mobile Application Market

Provided by Abishai James from  White Ranking Technologies

In the future, many upcoming start-ups and renowned industries will step into the mobile application market and the apps developed using Blockchain technology will bring transparency and money into the business. 

However there are different opinions regarding blockchain, but looking at its growth rate in the field of mobile applications one can easily say that an App store developed on blockchain technology might even replace the renowned Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store by becoming the most important medium for searching, downloading, and purchasing premium apps.

Are you new to Blockchain Apps? Do you need some help in knowing how to incorporate blockchain into your next mobile app? Here are a few steps to assist you in reaching your goal.

Know the apps suitable for blockchain

Even though there are various technologies at the end of your fingertips offering you unimaginable advantages, but still every technology won’t fit into mobile applications. 

Moreover, applications that are developed only to publish content and articles without having an active in-app purchase interface, blockchain may not be required at all.

Consider key technologies

Bringing together blockchain and mobile applications needs detailed knowledge and mastery of the technology and several other factors like blockchain platforms, programming languages, front-end, network, processes like back-end, and quality assurance for different mobile platforms, etc.

How to implement Blockchain?

Executing blockchain in mobile app development has noticeable benefits. And once you gain mastery in the above-mentioned factors it will become easy for you to develop an app based on Blockchain. 

Choose the suitable consensus-based method– One should have in-depth knowledge about the mutual consensus mechanism it will help you know the unconditional accessibility and security of the blockchain.

UI and admin panel design– Now, it’s time for you to start working on developing the admin panel and app UI of the blockchain app. Using a front-end programming language, an external database, and designated app servers one can easily develop a blockchain application.

AC Market has developed an infographic to give a detailed description and explain the advantages of Blockchain In Mobile Application Market:

This is why hackathons are essentially useless

A lot of work is put into ideas that never make it past the day of the event.

Hackathons are a perfect example of “innovation theatre”. Have path for “after the Hackathon” and drive things though. Keep reading here.