Mon.Jan 30, 2012

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Google Analytics Tutorial: 8 Valuable Tips To Hustle With Data!

Occam's Razor

It is painfully heartbreaking to realize that a very small tiny number of people who have access to web analytics tools actually use them. Not today.

AskBob: Where do I find developer cofounder?

47 Hats

(Got a startup question? Ask it at AskBob and I’ll take a stab at it. His top startup problem? Ideas, Cofounders and Belief. They can’t.

Connect to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and G+

Feld Thoughts

I noticed something when I tried out two apps ( Mingly and Cobook ) this morning – they each immediately asked to connect me to Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter during their onboarding process. And, by using my Gmail as the starting point / authentication, they connected me to G+.

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How to Be Happy at Work

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If you're unhappy at work--or anywhere else, for that matter--it's because you've made yourself unhappy. There's an easy way to change that. link].

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Avoid the Backward Start-up

The Entrepreneurial Mind

"I've developed this really cool product and I have applied for a patent." "I want to show you this awesome app that I helped design." We've got a great idea for a website." Those of us who work with entrepreneurs hear these types of introductions all the time when people come to meet with us.

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Steve Jobs, Superhero

Scott Weiss

When I was a kid, I read tons of superhero comic books. fantasized about superpowers, but the storylines about heroes with massive Achilles’ heels really held my attention the most. They saved the world but had screwed up personal lives, made lots of mistakes, and often acted like complete assholes. In retrospect, l related to their flaws.

8 Key Elements Make Your Business Transformative

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur has an idea for transforming a market with innovative new technology, or transforming society with a new process. Jeffrey A.

A Flying Fuck

Feld Thoughts

It’s Monday and I’m back in Boulder after being on the east coast for three weeks. Oh well.

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Fail Your Way to Success

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

When fear gets in your way, do you choose to take the risk, or do you choose certain failure? Me: So, what stops you from launching your blog? link].

Co-Founder of Akamai to Speak at Happy Hour on Thursday!

Texas Startup Blog

Looking to connect with other high tech entrepreneurs in Dallas? You might want to check out the Startup Happy Hour event this Thursday at 5PM. Join the MeetUp Group and RSVP Here: [link]. It’s time to get the happy hour rolling again! Before that, Preetish was VP of Strategic Alliances at NeoEdge Networks, a video game advertising company.

10 Hottest Businesses to Start Now

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Hint: A new report predicts relaxation drinks will have the highest revenue growth over the next five years. Starting a business? percent. percent).

Money From Your RSS? A Feedburner Alternative Worth a Closer Look

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own. Our relationship with RevResponse goes back to 2008, when we posted a review of their B2B Publisher Network. We like these guys, and we’re always interested in what they’re up to. So when we heard about a new product they’re rolling out that’s a

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4 Ways to Turn Less into More

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Money, time, connections -- you need more of everything, right? Stop whining and start using your contraints to your advantage. Money. Automation.

TBPP2011: Chris Sarette on “Living in the Now”

The Product Guy

What is quickly becoming tradition, we are kicking off the first series of the year looking at our most recent winner of The Best Product Person. Chris Sarette, The Best Product Person of 2011 , is the estimable subject of this series. In the now… > Whose shoes would you like to walk in for a day? Stay Tuned. Enjoy!

3 Things Every CEO Must Do in 2012

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Put these on your list of tasks not to delegate this year. Fund raiser. Dishwasher. Product manager. And choose well, you must. Start-up life is hard.

Lock Ups And Other Obstacles To Liquidity

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

The final act in the IPO drama has to do with stock that is not offered in the initial floatation, but held by the insiders and not scheduled to be sold into the public markets until after the registration statement has become effective.

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Still Ignoring Your Seatmates? Big Mistake

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

To some, it's a nightmare scenario: a cramped space & no way to escape. But it's still one of the best networking spots you'll find. link].

Great, Heaping Platefuls of Business Guts

Growthink Blog

When I think of the great entrepreneurs that I've been blessed to get to know personally over the years, Mr. Martin Tibbitts truly stands out. What stands out about Marty for me above all is his beautiful entrepreneurial mind. As a successful “real world” entrepreneur, however, Marty’s skills go well beyond strategy. read more. Investing Jay Turo

What do you want to be when you grow up? The president, an astronaut or…an entrepreneur?!

Jeff Hilimire

Last week I went to a school in Roswell, Georgia, to teach a middle school class about entrepreneurship. taught four programs during my three hours.

Tabbedout Names Paul Fiore as New CEO

Austin Startup

Tabbedout, the mobile payment solution that enables customers to open, view and pay their bar or restaurant tab with their phone, today announced that Paul Fiore has been named Chief Executive Officer. Fiore brings more than twenty years of executive leadership experience in the technology and financial services industries to Tabbedout.

News You Can Use: Who are the Bplans 100,000?

Up and Running

As part of the event, conducted a membership poll and #IamBplans Twitter contest to find out “Who are the Bplans 100,000?”

Finnish, Swedish Games Heavily Favored At International Mobile Gaming Awards


This year Barcelona is playing host to the eighth International Mobile Gaming Awards as part of the Mobile World Congress. Almost Almost 500 games in total were submitted for review, and the list has been whittled down to 30 games in 6 categories. Here are the contenders: Best Casual Game. The Blocks Cometh - Halfbot - Canada. Best Real World Game.

How to Write a Pre-Nup for Your Partnership

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Sure, everything seems rosy now. But when you and your co-founder no longer see eye-to-eye, you'll be glad you did the paperwork early on. link].

Finding Balance Between Family and Business

The Entrepreneurial Mind

I have written often about the challenges for entrepreneurs of finding balance between the strong, often conflicting pulls from family and from their business. Toddi Gutner offers three case studies on entrepreneurs who have worked at finding this balance in a recent piece at Business on Main. You can read more here.

When to Admit Your Business Has Failed

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The only thing worse than failing is sticking with a doomed business long after its fate is sealed. Here's how to know it's time to move on. 500 twice.)

Dilemmas of Being in Business #9: Putting Fun Back into Dysfunctional!

Active Garage

Dysfunctional is a matter of interpretation, isn’t it? What is dysfunctional, how do we know if we and our business are dysfunctional and what do we do about it? At some point, though, as we know with most empires, they all come crashing down, because the limitations that come with their dysfunction will inevitably destroy what they’ve created.

Not In the Top Three? Time to Change Focus

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

An experienced VC throws cold water on entrepreneurs hoping to move up in a crowded market. If youre not in the top tier, it's time to re-segment.

Ecommerce Referrals

Redeye VC

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How I Got My Business Model Right With My Second Company

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The CEO of Stage 2 Networks, an Inc. 5000 company, recaps his $100 million education. Joe's business grew incredibly quickly during the go-go 90s.

“What the Heck Is Wrong With My Leadership?”


by Pekka A. But Tieto was growing rapidly and going global. Before long I was managing thousands of nerds in Russia, China, Germany, the U.S., Pekka A.

Behavioral Marketing: 4 Huge Myths

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

For starters, you don't always get what you pay for -- even on data-rich sites like Facebook. But that's silly. All you know are her interests. link].

'Google Analytics Data Grabber' Automates Flexible Reports


If you work with web analytics, you know how time consuming it can be to do all the manual work behind getting your data the way you need it.

Who Are Your A-list Customers?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Which customers should you be rolling out the red carpet for? Follow these three steps to identify the customers and prospects worth nurturing.

Green Button Initiative: Great Start, More to Do

Secret Formula

tl;dr: Data about energy consumption = good! Data about rate plans plus meaningful incentives = even better! At a California event on January 18, U.S.