Have you ever regretted firing an employee?

We are talking fired not laid off now. The answer is no.However I have greatly regretted not firing someone sooner.I am not saying I enjoy firing people or that I don't feel compassion for someone who is being fired, I don't enjoy it at

How to get people to take my business seriously

You face the same problem that most small businesses do. And unfortunately for you, you are in a very competitive, highly commoditized industry. So what does that mean to you?Establish your brand, your message, and stand out from the crowd. Do this and you can move yourself from simply competing on price and

What are some disruptive ideas for the fitness industry?

I would say the biggest 'disruptive' idea in the Fitness industry is the idea that gym-based movements are NOT that good for you.There is a new trend towards 'natural movement', and 'primal fitness' etc etc - basically towards focusing on movements that we evolved to do.  This is a problem

What are some of the hottest startups in Health and Fitness industry?

Seems like many of the answers are related to personal training social media sites,software and the like.Lest we not forget that a personal training business is by far one of the "hottest' most viable businesses.  There is hardly any start up cost involved with the exception of your certification cost, which is less than $1,000.  Then there

What are the best blogs on product-market fit?

The Pmarca Guide to Startups, part 4: The only thing that matters (posterous.com)How to bring a product to market / A very rare interview with Sean Ellis(venturehacks.com)Reaching the Startup Holy Grail: Product-Market Fit (mikekarnj.com)by Michael Karnjanaprakorn10 Steps to Product/Market Fit (slideshare.net) by

What are the biggest frustrations about startups?

Finding Co-founder(s): I won't say it is a frustation, its a part of your ability to convince people to work with you, and your first hire at your company. But it is as hard as letting your job go to work out

What are the hottest startups in Denmark?

Tradeshift - paperless invoicing. Seems to have a lot of traction and recently received a large investment from PayPal at a high valuation. http://techcrunch.com/2010/04/22...Endomondo - tracking of exercising, particularly running and bicycling. Perpahs less known than RunKeeper but lots of traction + apps are available for android and blackberry

What are typical OKRs for a CEO?

Kevin's answer is excellent!I am chiming in with a real-world example that may be useful.As you may know, a CEO's OKRs reflect the company's OKRs at the highest level. CEOs generally set up between 3 and 6 objectives with 1-4 key results per objective.Here is an example set

What companies are best at growth hacking?

You might have read about all the fortune 500 Companies and their growth hack. But one startup caught my attention is CLICKFUNNELS. Within 3 years they went from 0 to $360 million valuation without any kind of investor's money.Clickfunnels is a SAAS company that provides services

What do people like Tim Cook do in their spare time?

It is a case of having your money or your life, but not both.  Tim Cook has the money so he really has no life.  He is Apple, he has the weight of the world on his shoulders.  Anyone at his level has only one job. Tim Cook

What's a good beginner routine for weight lifting using a single multi-function machine?

You are better off saving the cash spent on an eyesore that is a multi-function machine and instead invest in a decent bicycle and a sturdy pull up bar. You can achieve an excellent physique using only bodyweight calisthenics, complemented with some cardio

Who are some good start-up lawyers in South Africa?

I assume you are referring to internet/tech start-ups. My advice would be to find out who represents some of the bigger online players, then use them. Many claim to be start-up specialists but may fall short in specialist knowledge. Also - get quotes. I cannot emphasize this enough. The difference between legal fees

Who are the good startup lawyers in Singapore?

These are the recommendations I've received.In short, if you're not yet funded, consider Legalese.io which aims to provide a complete package for startups to close their seed round. If you are funded, try:Bryan Tan

Why can't I concentrate on my regular work and my study?

Start small!If you find it hard to study, start easy. For exemple, you might want to oblige yourself to do at least 15 minutes of studying a day, no more, to start with. Then as it gets easy to achieve your goal of n minutes, increase that amount until you are satisfied.After a while, you

How effective is Lumo for improving posture?

The luma lift is comprised of a small plastic oblong sensor designed to be worn just below the collarbone and as close to the body as possible (it might not work so well on loose clothing). The sensor is magnetic, so once in position – say behind a tight-fitting T-shirt –

How much money is required to start a fitness club?

Do you want to be s frachisee or do you want to start your own?This should give you an idea about being a franchisee.Generally speaking, you are likely to qualify financially for a Snap Fitness franchise if you meet most of these criteria:$75,000 liquid assets$250,000 net worth$75,000 combined household incomeSource: Fitness Franchise Opportunities,

What are some disruptive ideas for the fitness industry?

I would say the biggest 'disruptive' idea in the Fitness industry is the idea that gym-based movements are NOT that good for you.There is a new trend towards 'natural movement', and 'primal fitness' etc etc - basically towards focusing on movements that

What are some new social networks?

TUBBR - World's First Personal Social Network (Available only though Exclusive Invites, Pre-Register on their website for your Access Code)Social Media is changing rapidly. In search of meaningful and personalised engagement, users are now slowly moving away from the main feeds of major social networks to smaller, more

What are some of the biggest challenges an outdoor gym would face?

First, you'd have weather. Not only will rain, snow, and wind prevent your members from coming, the sun will rapidly deteriorate your equipment covers and elements may rust your equipment. Sun canopies may help prevent sun damage and guard from rain. However, your members will still track water back and forth, which

What are some of the hottest features for a fitness tracking app?

I worked on the Electronic Arts fitness product, EA SPORTS Active, and I would say that social is indeed critical, but data management is the trump card.The entity that is successful in capturing aggregate fitness data (pounds lost, hours worked out, heart rate, minutes ran etc. etc.)

What are some of the hottest startups in Health and Fitness industry?

Seems like many of the answers are related to personal training social media sites,software and the like.Lest we not forget that a personal training business is by far one of the "hottest' most viable businesses.  There is hardly any start up cost involved with the exception of your certification cost, which is less than $1,000. 

What are the fastest growing startups of 2018?

The best business to start these days are to own a franchise of a good company.No prior experience is needed as the training received from the franchisor should ensure the franchisee establishes the skills required to operate the franchise. A franchise enables a small business to compete with big businesses, more so than an independent

What are the hottest startups in the Washington, DC metro area?

http://Foster.ly and http://ProudlyMadeInDC.com offer relatively comprehensive and frequently updated overviews of the DC tech scene. Adam Zuckerman (of http://Foster.ly), Michael Mayernick (of http://Spinnakr.com), Zvi Band (of http://Contactual.ly), and

What are the latest startup trends in B2B tech starups?

We are well into 2017 now and in the dynamic world of B2B tech startups, being updated to the latest trend is a must. Keeping up with the news encourages flexibility in this ever-changing field.Tech trends for the year, like the one released by Gartner, have been primarily focused on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine

What are the top corporate wellness, medical, fitness, and health startups in 2016?

The biggest mistake companies make in deciphering the success of their wellness program or their wellness provider is equating participation with behavior change. Participation does not equal behavior change. Therefore, I would first define what you mean by "Top". Do

What defines product market fit (PMF) for a consumer Internet product?

The only real way is to deploy the product and see if you begin to see rapid uptake amongst users. Conceptually-speaking, I personally have two acid tests for evaluating a consumer internet product's likely level of market fit:1) Do women think it

What do you think about startup entrepreneurs who aim to sell their company from the beginning?

My initial impression of anybody who starts a company aiming to sell it is that they are inexperienced, naive, and have no idea at all what they are getting into.Starting a company with an intent to sell it is like starting an

What does it take to disrupt the healthcare industry?

The Big Disruption That Isn't Happening In Healthcare Forbes - September 2013I'm reminded of the character Vizzini (played brilliantly by Wallace Shawn) in the movie The Princess Bride – who keeps using the word inconceivable. Finally the character Inigo Montoya (played with equal brilliance by Mandy Patinkin)

What is Massive Health?

Massive Health, the San Francisco startup that aims to tackle major health care problems with tools such as mobile apps and big data technology, launched its first iPhone app

What startup models have high traction in the fitness industry?

Brands like Crossfit, Zumba, CorePower do an excellent job selling lifestyle + convenience. There is still a lot of room in lifestyle fitness if the approach feels unique and has a strong narrative behind it.In terms of a product - most studio / gym management software leaves a lot to be desired. A solid, SaaS solution providing locations

Where do startup founders find motivation to put in a lot of work?

Entrepreneurship is absolutely not the easiest path out there !!Steve Jobs quoted,Find what you love so you can find it easier to endure in the darkest hour where most people give up (recovering from failure (which is inevitable) is really important if you

Why do people detest animal rights activists?

This is a bit of an interesting and complex issue (Question: What do people detest animal rights activists?) Here is what I can say about it.#1: Detest is a strong word. I don't like AR activists personally because they see what

Will the social network Mighty Networks be successful?

Thanks for the A2A. Still hard to tell-but probably not if no change ensues. It's taken them 2 years to realize that their central thesis is very similar to Slack's. However, the key difference here and one that propelled Slack to unicorn status in such a short time is how it approaches the

As a software engineer, why would you never want to start your own startup?

Start-up life is not for everybody. So if somebody doesn't want to do it - it's perfectly fine. Start-up is a high-risk, high-reward world.Most people focus on high-reward, and forget about high-risk part.Software engineers, generally speaking:Prefer to solve technical problemsAre often introverts.Don't like to be salespeople.Would

As a software engineers, did you ever feel that you wanted to start a startup?

I would think that most software developers get this itch at some point. A lot of people mention the potential for money, users, making a difference, etc., and those are real drives for a lot of developers to want to start a company.There's also the engineering side of it. To actually develop software in

Every time I come up with an idea to build an app, there is something similar already available. Should I still go ahead and build my app?

You asked for an app, but I will answer the more general question (should you build a product if there is one already). How many smartphones were there before iPhone? How many search engines were there before Google? How many cars were there before Toyota ? In each case there were 100s of incumbents

How to turn a bad day into a good day

Stop worrying about what went wrong first!We tag a day good or bad based on a few bad events which we link together and think as if everything is lost forever in life.First of all, understand whatever has happened, has happened.Accept it!Worry or Regret can't undo what happened. Talk to someone who can uplift your spirits and think of

I am working in a startup for 8 months as an Android developer as there are no projects in the company till now. Should I leave after 1 year or stay for more than 1 year?

No man don't do it and i don't know why you are thinking like that , in this case you should take an executive decision and get some clients for the company because it doesn't matter if they get any clients or not but you should get clients so what i am saying might sound illogical but

I currently have a team of hard working individuals, however, there are more team members than work that needs to be done. What do I do with excess team members? Should they be asked to leave?

Wow! Not a common circumstance. I would need a lot more context to answer, but will give it a shot anyway.If you are an early-stage startup & your

What are common big problems and frustrations people experience in their own business?

It's always about people. Finding the right people, keeping the right people, dealing with the wrong people. As leaders it's about understanding what your business needs to succeed and acknowledging you can't do it alone. You need the ability to be able to comfortably surround yourself by people that

What are common misconceptions about start-ups?

For those who have heard of startups only in magazines and success  stories, it is a black box. It is a mystery word, with no definite path,  no entrance exam to gauze success, no thumb rule to triumph. The more  you read and hear about startups, the more confused you would be. Unless  you get your

What are the best blogs on product-market fit?

The Pmarca Guide to Startups, part 4: The only thing that matters (posterous.com)How to bring a product to market / A very rare interview with Sean Ellis(venturehacks.com)Reaching the Startup Holy Grail: Product-Market Fit (mikekarnj.com)by Michael Karnjanaprakorn10 Steps to

What are the best-kept secrets about startups?

I have tried to create a quick cheat-sheet for a person considering to join a start-up (in India). These points are my personal experiences I have come across, while working for my past organizations. I have worked for 5 start-ups (all 5 in

What are the biggest challenges facing Generation Z?

Well.... hmm, this is a tricky one.There are a lot of possible answers to this. If you took a survey of the general population (note: General population, not Gen Z population), terrorism and technology may be fairly high on the list. We were

What are the biggest frustrations about startups?

Finding Co-founder(s): I won't say it is a frustation, its a part of your ability to convince people to work with you, and your first hire at your company. But it is as hard as letting your job go to

What are the suggestion to a beginner who will start to work out in the home?

Bodyweight exercises are always a great choice for working out at home. Good for the joints, great for the body and free. Stick with basic exercises choices an aim to hit the entire body in each workout. A simple circuit to perform could be... Push-up x10, Squat x10,

What are the top startup engineering blogs?

Here is the list of top engineering blogs of startup/companies -Quora - Engineering at QuoraEtsy - Code as CraftPinterest - Pinterest EngineeringUber - http://eng.uber.com/Slack - Several People Are Coding500px - 500px Engineering BlogBuffer - OverflowYammer

What CRM software is best for a small startup?

Disclaimer: I work with Freshsales CRM. However, I'll try to answer the question neutrally.It is advisable to go for a CRM that helps you transition from the spreadsheet to the CRM experience without having to put in tremendous efforts on setting up.Use this as a checklist

What do companies like Apple, Google, and Facebook do to prevent hacking?What security do they use? How do they secure there servers?

Good question. These mega giants (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, etc) aren't heard in the media for being rendered to cyberattacks. Their multi-billion dollar businesses rely on their tech innovations, so if any of that information is ever leaked, we're talking about losing hundreds of millions of dollars.

What is some advice in order to become physically fit and healthy as a programmer?

As mentioned by Dave Dash, a good start is proper nutrition. - Replace junk foods with healthy snacks. - Eat fruits and/or nuts instead of chips and/or candy bars. - Drink tea or just water instead of sodas and fruit juice. - Cut out the sugar from your coffee.- Ditch pizzas

What is the biggest challenge for a startup?

I will list few great challenges for a startupAs Anilkumar Ghorakavi mentioned, Product-market Fit is a great challenge. Never develop the product before you get to know what the users expect from the product.Ex: Imagine someone comes up with a plan to provide ultra high

What is the biggest myth about being a CEO?

One of the biggest myths is that the CEO spends all day thinking about strategy and plotting the future. In reality, many CEOs play something like volley ball: a new urgent issue comes to them every few minutes and most of what they do is thrusting the ball in the

What is the most profitable blog niche?

Feel free to checkout the following blog niche ideas:Self improvement/Self-HypnosisHealth & Fitness for Busy PeopleLanguage Learning BlogsHow to Travel on a Budget (Best hotel deals. Car rental. Trip advice.)Writing StyleRescued AnimalsPersonal Development (Passions & Ambition Pursuing)Social Dynamics & Communication SkillsWorking in Uncommon Fields of Expertise While Location IndependenceSelf DefenseRecipes for couples without childrenMale guide

What is the worst part about working for a tech startup?

This will differ for each individual, based on what a person's individual tolerance levels are for risk, convenience, culture, and the nature of work.Startups are risky. 99.9% of startups fail. If you worry about financial stability, that could be quite the anxiety-inducer.Startups typically don't have many resources relative to

What is the worst thing that any one can have in his/her life?

[EDIT: It seems that the wording of the question has been updated...I believe it originally was

What is your worst startup experience?

I was hired as the first enterprise SaaS sales rep for a company (I'll keep it vague). I learned the product and company as quickly as possible and started flying to potential customers that I met through networking and cold-calling.During one of these trips,

What specifically does Palantir do?

The Washingtonian did a bunch of digging to figure out what Palantir actually does: Killer App: Have a bunch of Silicon Valley geeks at Palantir Technologies figured out how to stop terrorists?The follow up

What startup companies are trying to disrupt the advertising industry?

There are several disruptors working quietly behind the scenes when it comes to the advertising industry. The big problem however is that the industry itself is fairly traditional in its outlook and resistive to change. The advertising industry for years worked on the concept of a standard agency commission and fought tooth and nail

Which startup companies in chennai hiring ANDROID developers?

you can see plenty of new it jobs on Remote Jobs: Java, PHP, C++, Android,iOS,Design, Marketing,Customer Support and moreIt is only dedicated to tech guy. Getting a job anywhere is not a piece of the ever changing rule in the world.you have to be skilled and passionate enough to impress others to get

Why hasn't the advertising industry innovated?

I feel indie developers are still hesitant in making innovations in in-app advertising. Experimenting with different ad formats is one step towards better advertising techniques. Also, understanding eCPMs is very important. Different ad formats will have different behavior from users. You must identify your target audience and target them

Am I liable for debts in a startup LLC where I have a minority share?

It is difficult to say for sure without looking at the charter, LLC Operating Agreement, and other internal documents of the LLC. Generally speaking, the members and managers of an LLC are not liable for the debts, liabilities and obligations of the LLC; however, the charter, Operating Agreement and other internal documents, as well as the actions

Are there any growth hacks for Snapchat?

Before you do anything, you need webbsolutionist (at) Gmai| .com..decide what you will do if you find out that he is cheating on you. If the answer is nothing, then is it something you need to know?Think about why you have that feeling. Does it have a rational basis?Think about what divulging that feeling might

How do successful people use all 24 hours of the day effectively?

What makes ultra-successful people so successful, effective and productive?Here is a short summary of a wonderful article (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/c...)They focus on minutes, not hours.  Highly successful people know that there are 1,440 minutes in every day and that there is nothing more valuable than time. You need to keep a schedule almost minute by minute.They focus

Is $1,000,000 a lot of money?

Question: Is $1,000,000 a lot of money?Answer:Most people who thinks that $1 million is nothing much either works in 6 digit salaries paying jobs, or think of it in term of overpriced housing in areas where people make 6 digit salaries.Assuming you are the

What are the online websites for typing jobs?

Hi,There are lots of sites which will show you data entry(typing) jobs. In my opinion, 1 out of 10,000 might be trustful. Everyone has its own way of impressing employee to enter into there site and let believe you that they are real. But 99.99% of the time,

What companies have regular hackathon/hack days?

Yahoo Open Hack Day (various cities) [1]BBC Mashed08, Backstage '09LonelyPlanet Hack Day '08, '09Facebook Garages [2]Yelp Hackathon [3]Salesforce Dreamforce Hackathon [4]Zynga Hackathon [5]Google Hackathon in a Box [6][1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hac...[2] http://developers.facebook.com/d...[3] http://officialblog.yelp.com/201...[4] http://blog.sforce.com/sforce/20...[5] http://www.dailycal.org/article/...[6] http://sites.google.com/site/hac...

What on demand start up exists in South Africa?

My friend's company SweepSouth - whilst not entirely ondemand, they do let you book next day and same day cleaning for your home. This is also a great article that lists a few of the ondemand startups in South Africa.If you're

What tech companies are based in the greater Seattle area?

These are the top employers in Seattle as of 2017:AmazonMicrosoftFacebookGoogleTableauThese are just the tech giants, and main employer of software engineers.In HackerLife we do lots of analysis on tech companies

Which is the better startup city (in terms of start-up culture, success stories, successful entrepreneurs): Vancouver or Toronto?

Even though I live in Vancouver and have a tech company here, I'd say Toronto is a better fit from a cost of living perspective. Vancouver's home prices suck the life out of employees. That said, if you're already eating ramen noodles to get your new venture going, there is little

Who are some good start-up lawyers in South Africa?

I assume you are referring to internet/tech start-ups. My advice would be to find out who represents some of the bigger online players, then use them. Many claim to be start-up specialists but may fall short in specialist knowledge. Also - get quotes. I cannot emphasize this enough. The difference between legal fees

Who are the best startup lawyers in Jakarta?

A very recommended legal advisor / consultant for this type (based on my own experience and my references) is VH Law Councellors.  Their team are very experienced in handling start-ups, employment and legal audits (for merger/ joint venture/ foreign companies).They provide different types of fee structures that are very applicable and feasible