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Ignore Trends and Predictions

Feld Thoughts

This first appeared in the  Wall Street Journal’s Accelerator series last week under the title Don’t Believe the Hype. Every year, at this time, I get a flurry of requests for my “predictions for 2013” or “exciting, hot, new trends for 2013 that I’m looking at.”. Actually, I don’t. Black swans. So don’t. Every single day. For a very long time.

9 Reasons Why Your New Year Resolutions Fail

Life Beyond Code

couple of examples where I succeeded: 1. Yoga : When I learned yoga, I thought I would do this for the rest of my life. You get too busy.

What You Can Learn About Startups From Great Cooks

Startup Professionals Musings

You know the basic ingredients, and you can visualize the results you want. Yet you may not be so sure where to start, and how to put it all together.

6 ways to monetize a user-based business model

The Next Web

How do you monetize a unique business model based on users rather than selling an actual product? – Shane Snow , Contently. Entrepreneur Lists

Top 10 articles for 2012 from the Startup Blog

Taffy Williams

Startup Blog has been on line for about 2 years now. There is no one central theme because running a business requires many skills.

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Managing Startups: Best Posts of 2012

Platforms and Networks

Here's my compilation of 2012's best posts about managing startups. assembled similar lists at the end of 2011 , 2010 and 2009. Many thanks to all of the authors. The generosity of the startup community is amazing, and these insights are invaluable to those of us who teach and coach aspiring entrepreneurs. Happy New Year! Brent Adamson et al.

Startup Frustration? Feel Better with Advice from This American Life’s Ira Glass

Kevin Dewalt

Summary : Feeling frustrated by your lack of startup success? Don’t worry, this is normal. Beginners Gap Between Taste and Execution.

2012 Predictions: How'd I do?

Last year it was fun to make predictions for 2012. Reading back on them, it strikes me what was on my mind that day--mobile phones and service because I was ditching ATT and wanted to try Android for the first time, startups, and venture capital. Hey, everybody's doing it, why not me? What follows is absolutely armchair conjecture. Android 4.0

The year that was and the one that will be

deal architect

On New Florence been running the best of 2012 Best 2012 photos Discover Magazine - Top 2012 Science Stories The Culture Street Journal - WSJ on best of 2012 art, architecture Scientific American’s 2012 “Game changers” Fortune’s Top Businesspersons of. Innovative Business Uses of Technology

Book Review: The Founder’s Dilemmas, by Noam Wasserman

Pascal's View

Wasserman notes that venture capitalists attribute 65% of the failures in their portfolio companies to problems with the startups’ management teams. 

A powerful personal testimony by Brian Head Welch, former.

Mark Birch

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 NIV. Brian Welch Christian Korn salvation testimony

I Have No Competition! - DShen's Blogs


This must be the favorite sentence uttered by entrepreneurs. But who can really lay claim to this statement being true? Could someone truly have no competitors? Usually what happens is, after the pitch I go back to our

WORSHIP SUNDAY: The Narrow Door by Awaken - The current state of.

Mark Birch

WORSHIP SUNDAY: The Narrow Door by Awaken  - The current state of the Christian hard rock/metal scene is pretty derivative. However, this says a lot about how far Christian rock has moved in the past decade that we could get to a point where there is enough bands making enough music that it starts to meld.


Walker Twitter Highlights: December 17th – 30th

Scott Edward Walker

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting blog posts, articles and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues. Cheers, Scott.  . Top 5 Tweets. “The great consumer Internet phenomenon that saw thousands of companies receive venture financing is over.” ” - @ lazerow   [link].

"Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the."

Mark Birch

“Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light.” - Micah 7:8 NIV. bible Christian Micah sin