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Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010

SoCal CTO

Some really great stuff in 2010 that aims to help startups around product, technology, business models, etc. Vivek Wadwha - Campus Entrepreneurship , November 19, 2010 Best Practices for Introduction Emails - Israel Venture Capital 2.0 , March 25, 2010 Weekend Reading - The Mogul Mom , October 1, 2010 Make informal advisors part of the team.

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Why You’re Going to Hire the Wrong Designer

Tony Wright dot com

The challenge, of course, partially lies in the definition of “good design&#. Good Design = Beautiful/Cool Design.

Startup Metrics for Pirates (Lean Startup Circle, Jan 2010.

500 Hats

Designing for the "3rd & 4th browsers" (Search & Social Media) Recent Posts life lessons, by jack handey. GeeksOnaPlane East Asia 2010: Startups Are Global. Have a great weekend, David Weisburd Posted by: David Weisburd | Friday, January 29, 2010 at 12:31 PM Wow - would've like to see you present this. Part II! er, Dorsey.

Buyer Beware: Generic Logo Design

crowdSPRING Blog

Finding a great logo design for your business is an important part of creating your brand identity. Swooshy People. Geometric People.

Buyer Beware: Generic Logo Design

crowdSPRING Blog

Finding a great logo design for your business is an important part of creating your brand identity. Swooshy People. Geometric People.

11 Trends in Web Logo Design

mashable.com

Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Dev & Design Mashable on Facebook Join Us! Designing and critiquing logos for web-based companies and startups is a pursuit of endless fascination for many of us. Learn more here. Some of the trends are good; others, regrettable.

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Designing startup metrics to drive successful behavior | For Entrepreneurs

www.forentrepreneurs.com

Blog About Log in Register Designing startup metrics to drive successful behavior Great companies are almost always run by great management teams.

Small Business Marketing 2014: Smart Web Design Best Practices and Tips

crowdSPRING Blog

Today, we’ll cover small business web design best practices and tips. Keep the design simple, fresh, and unique.

Real Unfair Advantages

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Some examples of a feature being a company's primary advantage are: Apple compromises everything in the name of design. Like what?? P.P.S.

Twitter Link Roundup #65 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more!

Startups & VCs: Learn How to Design, Market, & Eat Your Own.

500 Hats

Designing for the "3rd & 4th browsers" (Search & Social Media) Recent Posts life lessons, by jack handey. GeeksOnaPlane East Asia 2010: Startups Are Global.   It's kind of a dirty little secret of the startup industry, but there are very few good product, design, and marketing people in tech.  Part II! Love it.

Design for the Novice, Configure for the Pro

Both Sides of the Table

Even in 2010 I think most companies err too much on the side of complexity. Design for the novice. Film them. Learn from them.

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How a startup should leverage a personal assistant

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Not automating this process creates the ongoing repetitive work that computers are designed to handle. Introduction. The Shearing. The Lesson.

Why I feel like a fraud

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

I'm not as good as I want to be at speaking/ writing/ programming/ designing/ managing, but I can see myself slowly improving. And we're wrong.

Creating Startup Success – Customer Development + Business Model Design

Steve Blank

In previous posts I’ve talked about what the combination of Business Model Design, Customer Development and Agile Methodologies mean to startups and intrapreneurs in large companies; it’s the beginning of entrepreneurship as a science with its own rules and methodologies. link]. She posted her notes from the talk here.) link].

Want to Know the Difference Between a CTO and a VP Engineering?

Both Sides of the Table

Every team configuration is different. But I do have more insight into understanding your startup team. Let’s start with the basics. But barely.

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The Benefits of Top-Down Thinking & Why it is Critical to Entrepreneurs

Both Sides of the Table

You need to be able to structure problems / solutions at the appropriate level to communicate effective and drive decision-making. Heresy. discuss.

I’m In Logo Love: EIGHTY20 Logo Design

crowdSPRING Blog

Why we think the EIGHTY20 logo design is hot: Notice the fourteen boxes above the name EIGHTY20? Do you agree this is a clever design?

I’m In Logo Love: EIGHTY20 Logo Design

crowdSPRING Blog

Do you agree this is a clever design? Can you think of any ways to improve the design? Today, we’ll look at the logo for EIGHTY20.

I’m In Logo Love: Goodwill Logo Design

crowdSPRING Blog

And if you think it’s a bit strange to have a crush on a cleverly designed logo, get in line – my mom has already lectured me on this topic.

A Tradeshow Checklist, born of experience

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Design your banner and handouts. Yes, even if they took your oh-so-memorable swag or your fabulously-designed brochure. Have a goal.

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No, that IS NOT a competitive advantage

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Innovative design and intellectual property are no longer long-term competitive advantages. We have the most features. Silly, right?

What the crazy name "Smart Bear" taught me about branding

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

See for yourself: As of July 19th 2010, the entire company has been rebranded Smart Bear. Storytime! Lessons at the end.). His suggestion?

No One Wins In Business Plan Competitions

Steve Blank

Last week one of the schools I teach at invited me to judge a business plan contest. They called back laughing and the invitation disappeared.

Startup CTO or Developer

SoCal CTO

Given likely market changes, how will we design and build so that the systems can respond to marketplace changes? Gap closed, right? Accounting?

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Registration Form Design with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn Authentication

SoCal CTO

Design Challenge In this particular web site, we needed to get the user's email (and password). So, we went back to a more basic design.

Just Make It Faster

Feld Thoughts

The folks from the management consulting firm did all the design and analysis; we wrote the code to work with the massive databases that supported this. People who develop broad skills also tend to develop a good mental model of how different layers of a system behave. We had one big problem.  It took 24 hours to run a single analysis.

Visual Guide to NoSQL Systems

Nathan Hurst

Loading mentions Retweet Comments (49) Mar 14, 2010 ariejdl said. Mar 14, 2010 Nathan Hurst said. Mar 14, 2010 Stan Harris said.

I’m in Logo Love: Toblerone Logo Design

crowdSPRING Blog

And if you think it’s a bit strange to have a crush on a cleverly designed logo, get in line – my mom has already lectured me on this topic.

Web Designers vs. Web Developers

SoCal CTO

Do I need a designer or a developer?

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How David Garland built a community of 100,000 followers in 24 months

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

And focus design on simplicity of sharing. Two years ago I started my website The Rise To The Top in October 2008. Maybe a few random friends.

The right design at the right time

Design Staff

If you’re a technology entrepreneur or CEO trying to figure out what kind of investment to make in design, you might be tempted to focus on visual design: beautiful products, a sophisticated brand, and indescribably cool style. What about those successful companies that don’t have great visual design? Design

3 Things to Consider When Staffing a Software Development Project

mashable.com

What Would Facebook and Twitter Sneakers Look L. 3 5 of the Best New User Experiences of 2010 4 Google May Acquire Groupon for $6 Billion, and.

"Authentic" is dead

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Tags: Essays How-To advertising design marketing persona writing

Good enough never is (or is it?)

Startup Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Monday, September 27, 2010 Good enough never is (or is it?) April 23, 2010 in San Francisco. So which is it?

Why Pioneers Have Arrows In Their Backs

Steve Blank

First-Mover Advantage is an idea that just won’t die. hear it from every class of students, and each time I try to put a stake through its heart.

Digital Design & User Experience Best Practices: Happiness + Profits!

Occam's Razor

You just get a little nicer talent, you get a different design group (internal or external) and you let your mind be open to new possibilities.

How to Work with Lawyers at a Startup

Both Sides of the Table

the link is here. This all got me thinking about a post on how to best work with lawyers.  Many people start companies arse backwards. 

When It’s Darkest Men See the Stars

Steve Blank

When It’s Darkest Men See the Stars. Ralph Waldo Emerson. This Thanksgiving it might seem that there’s a lot less to be thankful for. Starting now.

How to pick a co-founder

venturehacks.com

Reply # Melanie Curtiss · May 5, 2010 Thank you for this blog post. Grow VC > Blog - Jan 2, 2010 [.] Date first. Coincidence?