Monday, July 26

Business

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Some founders are throwing’business showers’ for their new companies — and one received $10,000 in gifts to help grow her startup

Startup founders are throwing "business showers" to celebrate their new ventures, per the NYT. One founder said she received about $10,000 in gifts to help grow her software business. Female-founder coaching firm Makelane has a virtual "business shower kit" to help throw the parties. LoadingSomething is loading. Startup founders are increas...
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Amazon’s 1997 shareholder letter is a free MBA class on leadership — here are 4 lessons from it

Amazon's 1997 shareholder letter offers brilliant business lessons from Jeff Bezos. Alex Lieberman, executive chairman and cofounder of Morning Brew, recently posted on Twitter about those lessons. His tweets outlining what Bezos did right have been reprinted with permission below. Editor's note: The below article began as a Twitter thread and has been republished with permission.Amazon's 1997 shareholder letter provides a glimpse into the brilliance of Jeff Bezos. It's a free MBA class in strategy and leadership. Here are four lessons from it. ...
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5 ways businesses can benefit from following Amazon’s customer-centric growth strategy

In 1997, Jeff Bezos promised Amazon would focus relentlessly on its customers, and it has. By implementing a customer-centric mission into your own business, you can mirror Amazon's growth. Tailor your products to evolving needs, prioritize customer satisfaction, and diversify your services. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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A koi fish seller says business is booming, thanks to his careful attention to detail. He sometimes visits 20 breeders a day to source fish that can sell for thousands.

Tim Waddington has more than 30 years' experience selling koi carp. His Quality Nishikigoi store serves customers from South Africa, Trinidad, and the US, among others. He told Insider what it takes to run a profitable koi business. LoadingSomething is loading. S...
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Jeff Bezos believes multibillion-dollar failures are actually a good thing:’If the size of your failures isn’t growing, you’re not going to be inventing at a size that can actually move the needle’

As Amazon's CEO, Jeff Bezos said he made big bets that sometimes ended as, "multibillion-dollar failures." This view lines up with Bezos' approach to life: Failure is better than never having tried at all. Bezos will step down as Amazon's CEO on Monday, July 5. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. What's the point in making billions if you can't make a multibillion-dollar mistake every now and again?According to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, those types of failures are actually critical to Amazon's success. "Amazon will be experimenting at the right scale for a company of our size if we occasionally have multibillion-do...
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SpaceX’s Rideshare is making it far easier to launch satellites into orbit. In-Space Missions explains how it’s using the program to help customers realise their ambitions.

SpaceX's Rideshare has helped cut the timescale for getting into orbit from years to a few months.  UK firm In-Space Missions is using the program to develop its own customizable satellite tech. It was able to send one of the 88 small satellites, or smallsats, that recently launched into orbit.  When you spend millions to build a satellite — each second you wait for its launch carries the weight of years of hard work.Nobody knows that better than Doug Liddle, co-founder and CEO of In-Space Missions, and a nearly 30-year veteran of the space industry. He also led the design of the first Galileo satellite demonstrator, Europe's premier global navigation sat...
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How the Black tech community is leveraging business models that made hip-hop become a massive cultural and business phenomenon

Lauren deLisa Coleman is a trend analyst and author at the intersection of pop culture and emerging tech. Coleman says business patterns in Black tech are reminiscent of the hip hop industry in the 90s. For Black founders "it's about moving strategically and blowing up," says Coleman. See more stories on Insider's business page. Forget the former tech mantra of move fast and break things. For Black tech entrepreneurs and founders, who receive less than 1% of venture-capital funding, it's about moving strategically and blowing up. ...
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John McAfee’s widow says that the antivirus magnate, who died in a Spanish jail, was not suicidal

John McAfee's widow said he wasn't suicidal when she last spoke to him hours before his death. Spanish authorities are conducting an autopsy but indicated that evidence suggests it was a suicide. Janice McAfee told reporters Friday that he "would never take his life in this way." LoadingSomething is loading. ...