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Bias Documentary

Feld Thoughts

One of the philanthropic activities that Amy and I have been doing is helping fund documentaries around issues that we care about.

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The Bloomberg Startup Barometer

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I came across this index from Bloomberg that tracks the health of the US startup ecosystem. will be keeping my eye on this new index from time to time.

Microsoft's CEO Sent an Extraordinary Email to Employees After They Committed an Epic Fail

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You can learn a lot about effective leadership from just a few, short sentences

10 Keys To A Killer-First-Impression Website Rollout

Startup Professionals Musings

Smart people only visit and buy from credible and memorable websites. In today’s world, a website is necessary but not sufficient for credibility.

The Ultimate Fitness Guide for Busy Entrepreneurs

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Being an entrepreneur is hard. There is rarely enough time to accomplish all your work let alone make time to get to the gym. The rest requires work.

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Social Entrepreneurs Seek Social Change vs Profits

Startup Professionals Musings

The vision is always to be a change agent, to invent and popularize new approaches, and to persuade people to take a leap forward. Marty Zwilling.

Doing the Right Thing > Doing Things Right

Both Sides of the Table

On the surface this person is losing efficiency but in the long-run the gains for direction setting are huge. They’re tasked with doing … marketing.

The 90s called: They want you to reengineer again with Deloitte and SAP

deal architect

Michael Hammer was a rock star in the 90s with his reengineering books and his booming voice and entertaining speaking style.

7 Mistakes To Avoid When Writing A Business Plan

YFS Magazine

A business plan is a very important business tool to have as an entrepreneur. When you write your business plan, avoid making these 7 common mistakes.

The Newest Drink On Starbucks's Secret Menu Might Remind You Of Childhood (Or A Rough Night Out)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Some restaurants have certain items that only the in-crowd knows about


8 Ways Ownership Thinking Will Make You An A-Player

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs relish being their own boss, but find the transition to “ownership thinking” to be more difficult than anticipated.

Video Of The Week: Mark Cuban At Upfront Summit

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I posted the discussion my partner Andy and I did at the Upfront Summit last week. There were other great conversations at the Upfront Summit.

This could be mutually assured destruction in SAP world

deal architect

One of the most toxic contractual terms in SAP world is that of “indirect access” where users exchange information with the SAP software in dialog or prompt mode. The issue is not with licensed users who access the software using. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

“No” Doesn’t Mean “You Suck”

David Cohen

I know it can be counter-intuitive, but just because an investor says “No,” it doesn’t mean they don’t love what you’re doing. Keep in mind that as venture capitalists, our job is to say “No” 99+ percent of the time! That means we often say “No” to things we love and founders we love. It’s just part of the game.

The 1 Sure Way To Make Your Emails Sound Nicer (Without Even Trying)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Striking the right tone can be very difficult

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7 Rules For Maintaining A Creative Business Culture

Startup Professionals Musings

Within the startup realm, there is a big difference between having an innovative product versus an innovative business. Celebrate ideas. Fail forward.

Finding Blue Oceans #prodmgmt

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , James Alexander, lead a conversation around “Finding Blue Oceans”. Enjoy!

Do Less And Delegate More: How Leaders Learn To Let Go

YFS Magazine

As a leader, you’ll never help your business reach its highest potential if you’re drowning in daily minutiae.

Microscope, Medical Device and Cancer Detection Technology Showcased at UT Austin StARTup Studio


By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News The StARTup Studio at the University of Texas at Austin gives professor led companies a chance to showcase their research and its applications. Austin

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Want an Emotionally Stable Kid? Brain Science Says to Stop Letting Them Do This

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Raising healthy, stable, productive children takes energy and commitment. It also means taking away things that damage a child's brain -- like this

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7 Lessons On How To Avoid A Quick Business Failure

Startup Professionals Musings

Most budding entrepreneurs don’t realize that nine out of ten startups fail within 24 months. Add a buffer to your funding calculations.

Day-to-day Product Management Inspiration

The Product Guy

Out of the hundreds of nominations, and amazing finalists, the 7th annual winner of The Best Product Person is … Chris Butler. tweet ). More to Come.

Questions To Ask Before Conducting An Ideation Workshop


by Diane Longmoor, Director of User Experience and a Partner at Fell Swoop. Prioritizing user groups is another key to this exercise.

Must Have Homepage Elements

Duct Tape Marketing

Must Have Homepage Elements written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. The purpose of your website. Tell a story. Guide a journey.

Top 20 Most Influential Millennial Entrepreneurs

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Some of the best minds in business today are millennials who've achieved massive success and fame.

3 ways startups can slash operating costs

The Next Web

One of the more expensive aspects of running a business revolves around handling money. Yes, a budget is important.

The Mom & Dad Marketing Plan For Profit First

Mike Michalowicz

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Best Ways To Expand Your Small Business Venture


If you are self-employed, you know how difficult it can be to find the time to do everything on your own. Be careful about joining too many, though.

Establishing Trust as a VC

This is going to be BIG.

There are a lot of relationships that would be a little weird if they hadn't become commonplace--the kind of thing where someone raised by wolves might not adjust to so easily. One relationship that isn't so commonplace is having a venture capital investor--especially for the first time. mean, didn't they say yes to your pitch? Why are you a VC?

This Is How You Train Your Brain To Get What You Really Want

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Eventually, you can train your conscious mind to only focus on what you really want in life


The 30% Internet Gorilla Tax

Andrew Payne

I’ve written before about powerful advantages Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook have in the software industry. first noted this nearly 5 years ago, but more recently, some of the Internet thought leaders have written about the theme. … (Emphases added). When we line that up with revenue estimates ( $5.7b

Tech Events to Attend in Austin This Week


South by Southwest Interactive is less than a month away so it’s time to prepare. This week, there are several events that will help you do just that. Austin

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How I Ranked First Page on Google But Still Failed

Up and Running

read, breathed, and slept on the topic. practiced it on my own personal blog site before publishing my findings on forums and professional platforms.

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How to Drive Product Growth with Behavioral Personas


Retention is the key to building a great business. You’ll spread distaste for your product, not delight. Introducing Behavioral Personas.