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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

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.

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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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.

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.

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams on Amazon

Feld Thoughts

Early this morning I saw an email from Dave that pointed me at a giant bundle of happiness. Bryan Cranston Will Bring Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams to Series. So – let’s go through all the parts of awesomeness of this. First, Philip K. Dick is one of my favorite sci-fi writers. It’s delicious. Moore. Enough said on that one.

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Email 58

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.

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

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8 Key Ingredients to a Profitable Consulting Business

Startup Professionals Musings

The challenges for making money and survival in these professional services worlds are different, maybe even tougher. Don’t forget seminars and events.

San Antonio-based Xenex Raises $38 Million More

SiliconHills

Xenex Disinfection Services, which makes a germ zapping robot for hospitals, just announced it has raised an additional $38 million. The San Antonio-based company, founded in 2009, has raised $94 million to date. San Antonio

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.

Australia, We Hear You!

David Cohen

I recently spent a week in Australia. One of the things I often say when I travel to speak to startup communities around the world is: “We can’t hear you!” ” My point is that I want them to be loud and proud about what’s going on there. also ask them to start blogging. Start some dialogue. So they did ! And Startups

Psychology Says This is the Top Contributor to Happiness (It's Not What You Think)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The biggest contributor to happiness might surprise you -- and here's how to foster it

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Why Good Marketing Campaign Costs Continue To Rise

Startup Professionals Musings

First of all, Seth Godin pointed out a long time ago that viral marketing does not equal word-of-mouth. Develop viral content. Seed viral activity.

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Certain Affinity Moves to New Building, Plans to Double in Size

SiliconHills

Max Hoberman grew up in Austin, graduated from the LBJ High School, now called the Liberal Arts and Sciences Academy of Austin. Then he went on to get a bachelor’s degree in photojournalism from the University of Texas at Austin’s College of Communications. Austin

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Questions To Ask Before Conducting An Ideation Workshop

YoungUpstarts

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

“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.

10 Simple Habits That You Can Add to Your Life in 5 Minutes or Less

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Even doing just one of these things each day will make your day better

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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.

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.

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What’s in it for you? Nothing? Then you’re doing it right.

Jeff Hilimire

My aunt Kemie teaching children in Kenya to read. love her. It’s funny, heart-warming, eye-opening, and incredibly honest and thoughtful. Rando

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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.

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

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The coming changes to your house

Start Up Blog

It’s easy to forget that the places we live in are a direct reflection of our current technology. Televisions – 1956 in Australia.

How to Drive Product Growth with Behavioral Personas

ConversionXL

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

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?

Is Visualization The Key To Getting What You Want?

YFS Magazine

The key to achieving what you want—whether it’s more customers or increased business confidence—may lie in your ability to visualize it.

How to Structure Your Day Like a CEO

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

When I go to sleep, feeling satisfied and excited to share my ideas the following day

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Tech Events to Attend in Austin This Week

SiliconHills

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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Use Design to Elevate Your Content Marketing

Duct Tape Marketing

Use Design to Elevate Your Content Marketing written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Not quite. Why design? The golden ratio of images.

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.

The Mama and The Papa

YoungUpstarts

by Bruce Hodes, CEO of CMI Teamwork Chicago and author of “ Front Line Heroes “ What follows may not sound like an article on business.