Sat.Dec 15, 2012

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Would the Last Blackberry User Please Turn Out the Lights? I Already Left the Building

Both Sides of the Table

My Blackberry died today. Or maybe yesterday, I don’t know. – I have one of these, too. To do 3 simple things: contacts, calendar, tasks.

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It’s Startup, Not Start-up or Start Up

Feld Thoughts

Today I noticed a post from Andrew Hyde titled  Washington Post Style Guide Now Includes “Startup” as A Word.  Awesome. We had a similar conversation when Startup America Partnership was formed in 2011. Startup Revolution publishing startup startup communities startup revolution words

What to Do When Your Biggest Obstacle to Success is YOU!

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

You Gotta Have Faith. Building a business requires logic, dedication, and the ability to implement ideas. Excuses, Excuses. They don’t have to be rich.

How to calculate your royalty

How to Change the World

If you're thinking of writing a book, use this site to calculate your royalties from Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Google, and Kobo: [link


Avoid the Pitfalls of Raising Outside Capital and Know It's not a Necessity for Entrepreneurial Success.

Small Business Force

For many entrepreneurs, raising outside capital is, seemingly, just another necessary step in the lifecycle of a small business. He's been there.

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Video Of The Week: Cities, Networks, and Growth Curves

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Kirk sent me this TED Talk yesterday. It is the Physicist Geoffrey West talking about cities, networks, and growth curves. Regular readers of this blog will recognize a bunch of themes that I am obsessed with in this talk. So check it out and let me know what you think in the comments. Venture Capital and Technology

Founders: Eyes wide open

Information Arbitrage

Raising money is a hard and sometimes scary thing. Friends & family money might be relatively easy to raise but often comes with lots of emotional strings attached. What if I lose their  money? Might this adversely impact our relationship? Will I feel horrible and guilty?” And this is a good thing. have one word for this advice: b t.

The Right Time to Search for a Co-founder

Kevin Dewalt

Systematic and rigorous Lean Startup approach. Identified a real problem and obtained early customer revenue. Mark Suster, The Co-Founder Mythology.

So I’m addicted to Letterpress now…

Jeff Hilimire

It took me several times playing before I actually “got ” how this game worked. But now that I do, I’m obsessed with it. Random


Founders must both fear and embrace failure to succeed

The Next Web

Most first-time founders enter the arena with only a handful of the necessary skills and snippets of domain knowledge required to make their idea work.

Children, Risk and #Newtown: don’t let Fear win

Fred Destin

I have 3 kids, aged 5, 7 and 9. After the shooting news broke out I was like many people consumed by a mix of physical pain, sorrow and anger.

Weekend Favs December Fifteen

Duct Tape Marketing

The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from Flickr or one that I took out there on the road. photo credit: Stuck in Customs via photopin cc.

My son at his cello recital (at Brooklyn Center for the.

Mark Birch

My son at his cello recital (at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts). cello recital music Suzuki Brooklyn College Prep Center for Performing Arts


Reach Out for a Lost Soul

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

It’s time to reach out to the lost souls around us. No, this is not a blog about innovation. would like to share an idea. knew what she meant.

We Investors are Haunted by Our Past - DShen's Blogs


A few weeks back I met with an entrepreneur who had recently closed a round with a large VC. We got to talking about what it was like to work with that VC, and he mentioned that it was a little strange because the VC was

SATURDAY JAZZ BRUNCH: Infant Eyes by Wayne Shorter - It is a sad.

Mark Birch

SATURDAY JAZZ BRUNCH: Infant Eyes by Wayne Shorter - It is a sad day this morning.  So many things in this world that are heartbreaking. You look at the innocence of youth and wonder where it all turns awry. posted some Wayne Shorter a few weeks ago from Speak No Evil , one of the all-time great jazz albums.


The perspective of a gun owner

Fred Destin

I don't own guns and do not know much about them. received a mail from my fellow startup investor John Gargasz who is someone I rate and respect, which I thought I might share with you to re-center this discussion a bit. Here we go: Fred, The horror of yesterday has us all revisiting what could be done. So, some of my thoughts.