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New Research Says There Are Four Basic Personality Types. Which One Are You?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

According to a recent study, 90% of us are either optimists, pessimists, trusting or envious. Guess which group was the biggest


Whurley Helps in ITU and UN Women’s Global Mission for Gender Equality


William Hurley, known as Whurley and co-founder of Honest Dollar and Chaotic Moon in Austin, is on a global mission to help women and girls learn technology skills and find jobs. Austin

The Innovation Insurgency Scales – Hacking For Defense (H4D)

Steve Blank

Hacking for Defense is a battle-tested problem-solving methodology that runs at Silicon Valley speed. It was a good three days. Train the Trainers.

5 Simple Things You Should Do Every Sunday Night To Prepare For The Week Ahead

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Failure to prepare means preparing to fail


How To Stretch Your Comfort Zone For Business Success

Startup Professionals Musings

haven’t found a successful and satisfying venture yet that was a comfortable and easy win. The idea is the only easy part.

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Walk In The Shoes Of Your Boss To Excel In Business

Startup Professionals Musings

As an entrepreneur, executive, or team member, you are most impacted by the people you gather around you. Make more effective use of your own time.

Career Advice in Product Management

The Product Guy

The Best Product Person (TBPP) is the leading international award honoring excellence in Product Management. Nominate someone today! tweet ). link].

From Wall Street to Entrepreneurship: 6 Hard Lessons Learned

Up and Running

The transition from the corporate world to entrepreneurship is jarring for anyone who takes the leap. Get used to a lack of short-term feedback.

5 Tips for New Investors

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Investing. What is it? hobby for successful businessmen? Informed gambling? Before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s lay down the definition.

Want to Dread Mondays Less? Science Says Stop Doing This

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Uh oh. It sounds like somebody's got a case of the Mondays


The stARTup Studio at UT in Austin Showcases Professor-led Startups


By Laura Lorek Reporter with Silicon Hills News Nurturing professor led startups to help them take their inventions out of the laboratory and into the marketplace is the focus of the Innovation Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Austin

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Is Canva the Company That Will Disrupt the Design World? Not Quite

crowdSPRING Blog

Canva, the graphic design platform promoting itself as tool that empowers the world to design, is not new. It launched in 2013 with $3 million in seed money from American and Australian investors, and offers a series of templates intended to make good design easier to execute and more accessible. Impressive stuff, right? This tool was her answer.

Why You Should Stop Worrying About Raising VC Money for Your Tech Startup

Up and Running

However, if you look at the history of today’s biggest tech companies, nearly all of them started without raising outside funds. Product development.

Don’t Let Bad Breath Ruin Your Career

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

According to the Bad Breath Institute, approximately 40 percent of people worldwide have some level of halitosis, or bad breath. Poor oral hygiene.

7 Perks the Best Employees Crave (and They're All Completely Free)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

There's a difference between attracting the best and keeping them around. Here are 7 ways to do both

Silicon Hills News Publishes its Third Annual Life Sciences Edition


By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News NarrativeDx is an Austin startup pioneering a social-based feedback system that gives hospitals and clinics timely information about their patients’ experiences. The Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin selected its inaugural class of 50 students this past summer. Austin San Antonio

Our future should be one where we sell our data

Start Up Blog

People should be able to see all information that any digital company, for example  GAFA  collects and sells about them, at a point in time, on demand.

Key Contracts Every Business Must Use


by Tej Prakash, co-founder of It’s these relationships that, more often than not, make a business successful. Employees. Freelancers.

News Trading and Binary Options – Do They Mix?

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

But is that really a viable binary options strategy ? The other part actually prefers to base their predictions on market fundamentals and news flow.

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How Tony Robbins Created an Empire by Being the Most Confident Man on Earth

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The 'great commercializer of self-help' lets us into his lair


Convenience as a Service

Venture Chronicles

I hate going to the gas station. For a few months now I have been using Filld. Instead of going to the gas station, the gas station comes to you.

Empathic Design: Mapping Your Brain, Brand, and Data


What’s the best way to increase conversions? Problem is, discovering user motivations is one of those things that is much easier said than done.

How To Create Irresistible Content For Your E-Commerce Website

YFS Magazine

Content marketing is critical for every e-commerce site these days. It is not just enough to offer a good product at the right price.

5 Reasons Why People Don’t Read Your Content

Rembrandt Communications

Stop wasting time on copy that doesn’t work. If you are like most small business owners, you spend a lot of time writing your own marketing materials.

Why H&M Supports Womanspreading (And Other Ladylike Behaviors)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You think that women have to follow certain norms of behavior? Think again


7 things a large stinkbug on the back porch can teach startup founders

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Clickbait works. Stop clicking on crap and get back to work. How-To

Audio Of The Week: Kara Swisher Talks To Bill Gurley

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Regular readers know that I am a big fan of Bill Gurley. He and I are in the same generation of VCs. We started our careers in the PC era and learned VC in the first generation of the Internet era. Bill and I also bring a “fundamental investor mindset” to our work which is not the only mindset in the VC business.

Data should be the Common Language in an Organization

Instigator Blog

If I was to ask you what you do, I’m sure you could provide an answer. Most people lead with a title–“I’m an engineer working on software systems,” or, “I’m a senior marketing manager that drives marketing initiatives for our products.” ” Fair enough. That’s a reasonable answer.

10 Keys To Great Startup Encores Following An Exit

Startup Professionals Musings

Encores are tough, especially in the high-risk world of startups, yet every entrepreneur I know can’t wait to start over and do it again.


Smart Event Planners Do These 7 Things Really Well (And Clients Love Them for It)

YFS Magazine

Here’s an inside look at 7 things the world’s best event planners do really well to create extraordinary experiences.

Why I Backed a 24-Year-Old Trying to Assess Human Potential

Both Sides of the Table

We led a $4 million investment along with Thrive Capital, GLG and Sound Ventures. How does one come up with the right idea to start a company?

Oracle: Time to push the pedal on cloud apps

deal architect

Larry Ellison joked at Oracle OpenWorld he was told Fusion applications would be developed in 4 years. They have taken over a decade.


Reflections Of A Retired Senior Manager

Startup Professionals Musings

By Ernst Gemassmer, Chairman, Startup Professionals I am a retired executive with ample time to reflect on my personal and business life.

Three Reasons You Can No Longer Ignore the Mindfulness Trend

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Once optional, mindfulness has emerged as a unique solution to the demands of the modern workplace

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