13 Ways to Decentralize Management and Boost Productivity

3 Ways to Decentralize Management and Boost Productivity

Mar 15, 2017

Originally Posted On: Entrepreneur.com By: Dusty Wunderlich Corporate structures are flattening. One big reason why is that the strict hierarchies of yesteryear are no longer effective for today’s fast-paced, tech-driven industries. No surprise then that major companies are shaking up their management styles. Take the example of Zappos. The shoe company famously runs as a holacracy…

2Will These Technologies Kill Cash Once and For All?

Will These Technologies Kill Cash Once and For All?

Jan 11, 2017

Originally Posted On: ozy.com By: Kyle Ferguson When Lending Club fired its CEO over dodgy lending practices earlier this year, people feared the scandal would set back the world of alternative finance. But the misstep was actually a blessing: While the missteps were unfortunate, they inspired other lenders to get more disciplined. Financial technology (fintech)…

3NCET Tech Tips: Powerful tech for a powerful new year

NCET Tech Tips: Powerful tech for a powerful new year

Jan 4, 2017

Originally Posted On: Reno Gazette-Journal By: Dave Archer NCET explores business and technology The use of broad data sets provides corporations with the ability to crunch tremendous amounts of customer data to identify trends and make good decisions. For a tiny handful of cutting-edge companies, the same disciplined use of data for day-to-day decision-making provides…

43 Ways Startups Can Promote Innovation in the Trump Era

3 Ways Startups Can Promote Innovation in the Trump Era

Jan 4, 2017

Originally Posted On: Entrepreneur.com By: Dusty Wunderlich The next four years could mark a golden age for startups if, as he promised during his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump loosens regulations and special-interests influence — and if entrepreneurs hold regulators and policymakers accountable. When the president-elect declared that he would eliminate 70 percent of federal regulations, he attracted quite a bit…

55 Steps to Embrace Alternative Lending and Build Credit

5 Steps to Embrace Alternative Lending and Build Credit

Dec 27, 2016

Originally Posted On: Equities.com By: Dusty Wunderlich Anyone who has followed the economy over the past decade has seen the effect lending can have on the world at large. From the careless practices that led to the 2008 economic recession to the shady banking activities of 2016, missteps have abounded in the financial sector. In…

63 Ways to Tear Down Silos and Boost Your Business Intelligence

3 Ways to Tear Down Silos and Boost Your Business Intelligence

Oct 20, 2016

Originally Posted On: Switch and Shift By: Kyle Ferguson Business intelligence departments are the visionaries of organizations. They’re focused on the next generation of products. So they often don’t feel a need to be in constant contact with IT or marketing teams. Likewise, the IT and marketing employees tend to stick to their own departments,…

74 financial tips you really should’ve learned in college but didn’t

4 financial tips you really should’ve learned in college but didn’t

Oct 14, 2016

Originally Posted On: Mashable.com By: Dusty Wunderlich Don’t listen to your parents or teachers. This may sound a bit counterintuitive, but it’s advice we must heed to break the cycle of bad financial decisions. The two biggest messages pushed onto Millennials are the importance of higher education and home ownership. But both of these are turning…

86 WAYS TO FUEL YOUR INNOVATION WITH CUSTOMER INSIGHTS

6 WAYS TO FUEL YOUR INNOVATION WITH CUSTOMER INSIGHTS

Oct 10, 2016

Originally Posted On: Startup Grind By: Kristin Stith We’ve all heard the saying “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.” But most startups haven’t learned that lesson — and it shows in their output. Small businesses invest far too much time and money perfecting their initial products or services. They spend months…

9Experts in financial services, IT, security and compliance discuss the major issues facing IT executives at financial services companies.

Experts in financial services, IT, security and compliance discuss the major issues facing IT executives at financial services companies.

Oct 6, 2016

Originally Posted On: CIO from IDG By: Jennifer Lonoff Schiff Being the CTO or CIO of a financial services provider is harder than ever in today’s data-driven, hacker-plagued digital world. In addition to making sure the organization’s systems are operating smoothly at all times, they face a number of technology- and compliance-related challenges, issues that…

10How Alternative Finance Is Democratizing a Stale Industry

How Alternative Finance Is Democratizing a Stale Industry

Sep 6, 2016

Originally Posted On: Equities.com By: Dusty Wunderlich The future of finance is decentralization. Big banks still dominate the landscape, but new companies are giving them a run for their money (pun intended) with unbundled services. For decades, big banks controlled the infrastructure, hardware, and operating systems for financial products. If someone wanted to open a…