Sunday, January 5, 2014

Crowdfunding article Posted!- Part 3 (of 3)


After frantic end-of-the-year madness, I am back to bring you more information about Start-Up Success.

First up, Part 3 of the Crowdfunding article has been posted.  Just go over to the crowdfunding tab and scroll down.

On the horizon:

  • tips from business veterans
  • even more interviews and visits with entrepreneurs
  • information about the latest trends, research and buzzwords.  

Speaking of which, here are a few fun stories to start the year. 

Buzzword Alert

Linkedin published their list of the most overused buzzwords in members' profiles.

Here is the list: 
  1. responsible
  2. strategic
  3. creative
  4. effective
  5. patient 
  6. expert
  7. organizational
  8. driven
  9. innovative
  10. analytical 
If you are re-writing your profile now, you are not alone.  Just remember that although you have to be creative and innovative to show that you are a strategically driven expert, use the thesaurus responsibly.

Pivot Here for an Epic, Dynamic, Entrepreneurial Game 

WSJ has posted its "Business Buzzwords Generator".  Hilarious.  
It is like corporate mad-libs. As they describe it, "Use this tool to generate and share custom-built meaningless business phrases using overused business buzzwords as submitted by WSJ readers." My favorite so far, "Looking forward to 2014, narrative will be key to our ability to pivot the solutions strategically."||37||||1

Investor speak reports that the use of the term "big data" is up 43% in investor presentations and conference calls while "cloud computing" is down 37%.  Just don't put your big data in the cloud.