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How Getting Rejected By Founder Collective Helped Save Our Startup

Vinicius Vacanti

The meeting had been a complete disaster. Founder Collective wasn’t going to be investing. Maybe nobody would. Getting the Meeting.

The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps – What America Does Best

Steve Blank

We ran the first National Science Foundation Innovation Corps class October to December 2011. through the Lean Launchpad class. He gets it. SmartMenu.

Turn Your Worst Employee Into a Top Asset

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You can't save your weakest staffers. But you can use them as an way to upgrade your whole team's performance. What a gift that can be!

Why Youth Has an Advantage in Innovation & Why You Want To Be a Learn-It-All

[Follow Me on Twitter] A few relevant scenes from the recent blockbuster Moneyball: Peter Brand: Billy, Pena is an All Star. And if you dump him and this Hatteberg thing doesn’t work out the way that we want it to, you know, this is…this is the kind of decision that gets you fired. It is! Billy Beane: Yes, you’re right. I [.].

5 Steps to Better Leadership Charisma

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Charisma is not a substitute for genuine leadership. These five steps can help you develop, and blend, the two. Ask yourself: Why? How have I prepared?

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Top Tips for Building a Great Team | Deimar ~ Business Tips and.


Mangers make the mistake of assuming that a team is formed by bringing people together to work on the same projects or workspaces.

How to Be Popular at Work

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If you want to be appreciated at work, make sure everyone else feels welcome. Then follow with a question that leads toward a conversation.

7 Competition Crushing Value Propositions

Duct Tape Marketing

7 Competition Crushing Value Propositions This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. Page one of Warby Parker's infographic laden annual report.

How to Capitalize on Your Lack of Focus

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Lack of focus can be a core competency. Conventional wisdom tells us that a focused organization is a nimble organization. 500 growth company.

Too Many Leaders Still Rely on Their ‘Golden Gut’

Startup Professionals Musings

We’ve all worked with autocratic leaders in large companies who seem to thrive in this mode. It’s been downhill from there. The power of culture.

4 Traits of Dream Start-up Talent

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Just good enough doesn't cut it. Here's how to identify, and test for, these very important qualities. So, here it is. All of our secrets revealed.

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Staying True to Yourself in Business Communications

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

As an entrepreneur owning and running a business, it’s hard to delineate between a professional persona and your authentic “you” at times.

Can This Company Become the New Disney?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Rovio, the maker of the wildly popular Angry Birds game, has stolen a few pages from Disney's playbook. And it just might work. Check. Check.

Avoiding Founder Failure: 26 Quick Tips and Real Data


Several years ago, I met with Noam Wasserman who had recently joined Harvard Business School as a professor. What about your co-founders? tweet].

An act of highest contribution

Life Beyond Code

A common and guaranteed problem in the life of many smart people is “lack of time.” Somebody had to be watching that movie. in 2010.

The Difference Every Boss Can Make

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

How seemingly insignificant moments can have a lasting impact on your employees' lives. As I recall there were three textbooks assigned. Admit it.

Are More Facebook Likes Better for Business?

Up and Running

You blast as much “stuff” into the universe as possible and pray something sticks and someone will buy. How many different people comment?

Fear, Forgiveness, and Funky Smells

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

What happens to entrepreneurs who refuse to forgive themselves for their mistakes? A six-time Emmy Award-winning producer explains. Sure you have.

Three Steps to Getting Funded


Lots of people, myself included, have written lots of posts on how to get funded. In fact, a whole section of this blog is devoted to that topic. At least one of you needs to be completely consumed by this idea. Later stage teams are different of course. Vision / opportunity: A clear problem or opportunity for a large market. Simple, right?

4 Ways Big Data Can Trick You

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Analyzing heaps of data can give you an edge. or make you fall flat on your face. It all depends on how you use the results.

SAP TCO spreadsheet cell D45

deal architect

Dennis Howlett reporting from Australia picks up on worries about Oracle DB costs in SAP customers. For the 20 years I have dealt with SAP customers, it has been a line item in their TCO spreadsheet, but the accounting is. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

Integrate a Company You Acquire: 6 Steps

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Merging a business into your own is like rebuilding a plane while in flight. Heres how to keep flying. Most people fear change. Expect the unexpected.

Re-think in orders of magnitude

The Startup Toolkit

How many sales calls can you make a day? You prep for each one, take notes afterwards. That last one was stressful and the guy yelled at you, so maybe you get a cup of coffee. You’re barely break even, and you’re paying yourself peanuts. Sales guys have way higher salaries than you do. The model works, but how will you ever scale?

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Why Employees Should Decide Who Gets Bonuses

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Philip Rosedale, founder of Second Life maker Linden Lab and Coffee & Power , lets his employees decide how to divvy up the quarterly bonus pot.

4 Top Myths About Start-up Pay

Noam Wasserman

I’ve been collecting data about startups and compensation since 2001. But when it comes to pay, you need data. Myth number 1. Myth number 2.

Turn a Hunch Into a Strategy

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A low-cost, low-effort way to test your instincts--and prove a meaningful insight--before it's too late. So what should you do with a hunch? Just one.

[Malaysia] [Event] InfoSecurity World 2012 – Combating The Rapid Rise In Cyber Threats


by Yi Ning Lim, marketing specialist at GMO GlobalSign. 2011 was a Watershed Year for Hacktivism. Malaysia wants to be in the Infosecurity Business.

Join Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha for a Live Chat

Instigator Blog

(Powered by LaunchBit ). Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha — authors of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Start-up of You — are hosting a live, hour-long webcast in which they will discuss how you can accelerate your career today. When: Thursday, March 29, at 6:30 PM PST. Where: Register here. He’s also an active angel investor.

Jumpstart Our Business Startups!

Growthink Blog

Thursday’s incredibly exciting news that the Senate approved H.R. 3606 - the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) bill - should hearten all that grasp the negative impact of the tangling knot of regulation on the flow of capital and the success of entrepreneurship in America today. Included in the bill is H.R. How much so? startups. I can't wait.

IVC: Most Active Venture Capital Funds in Israel - 2011

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

In 2011, venture capital funds made 140 first investments in Israeli and Israel-related companies. Seventy-three first investments by 23 foreign VC funds accounted for 52 percent of the total number of investments, while Israeli VC funds accounted for the remaining 48 percent.

Secret Wish Cartoon #9, Creativity and Fame

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Andy Warhol’s famous quote from 1968 , that everybody will be world famous for 15 minutes has come true hasn’t it?

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Greatest Entrepreneur: Round 1 Winners

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It's not too late to fill in your brackets Round 1 Winners: You Can Never Be Too Rich or Too Famous. In Inc.'s Stay tuned. Coffee!

Mobile Payment Platform Swiff Launches in Singapore; Targets Other Markets


Mobile Payment Now A Reality For Singapore Small Business Owners. “Mobile payments in Asia Pacific are projected to rise to US$267.8

Joining the Family Business: 6 Tips

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

My family's company is two centuries old--but I never thought I'd work there. So when I changed my mind, I needed to prove myself. Here's how I did it.