Ben Dyer

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Best known as a founder and president of Peachtree Software, Ben Dyer is a serial entrepreneur and leading technology advisor. Inducted in 1998 as the 14th member of Georgia's Technology Hall of Fame, Dyer continues to partner and consult with innovative companies to deliver a better future.
56 articles written by Ben Dyer

In total I witnessed 83 pitches at SXSW, and 82 of them mentioned blockchain. I guess that was a minimum criterion for a successful presentation at that event. There’s one such dominating trend like that every year at SXSW, and there’s always a replacement …

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The road has beckoned, and I’m publishing off cycle a bit in order to attend a series of events. Today concludes my time at SXSW in Austin. It was for me another productive year at this ever more massive festival of technology, film and …

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This week took me to the Rise of the Rest conference in Washington, DC. ROTR is Steve Case’s bold effort to address startup formation outside the three metropolitan regions that garner 75% of venture capital – San Francisco, Boston and New York City. The …

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To you as a founder, details are important. When you are generating revenue and incurring payroll and other expenses, making sure the books stay in balance seems like an obvious task. But, I continue to be amazed at the amount of “found money” to …

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Woody Allen is most commonly credited with the saying: “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” I might add “on time” to that. I am happy to be maintaining a tightly packed schedule these days. I do try to work in some mentoring on …

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This essay is written the week of SpaceX’s successful launch of its Falcon Heavy. Give Elon Musk credit for working only on the grand challenges at this stage in his career. His flagship companies SpaceX and Tesla lost a combined $1.5B or so in …

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One of the startups in our workspace concluded this past week that all the gold is indeed in California and decided to head west. They have a plan with scope and consequence; but it’s a double bottom line concept, for which the field of …

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What kind of first impression does your startup make? Many founders pay too little attention to this relatively important aspect of running a business. They may have forgotten the old saw that “there is no such thing as a good second impression.” A friend’s …

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The annual Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK (book now for July 12-15, 2018) is a model for a startup event I’d like to host. It brings together all manner of motorsports enthusiasts who are trying to get to the finish line in …

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You may have a goofy-looking golf swing, or an unusual bend in your ball flight, but, if you can repeat that time after time, you can score really well. If you are confident that each shot will behave the same as the one before, …

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