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Choosing a Programming Language and Framework for Your Startup

SoCal CTO

We had an interesting presentation at the LA CTO Forum by the CTO of a startup who chose Groovy / Grails as the framework for their startup. prompted a good discussion around how CTOs go about choosing the programming language and framework for their startup. There are some cautions around these choices, but it is often the basis of a choice.

On the (un?)importance of design

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

— sleek new look. Does it matter? It must have mattered. Look how bad it was. But hold on. They were still customers. First the bounce-rate.

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What to do When a Tech Giant Decides to Eat Your Lunch

Both Sides of the Table

An edited version of this post originally ran on TechCrunch. No private head nods are given to small startup companies to help them prepare. Puh-lease.

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Does Your VP of HR Report To Your CEO?

Feld Thoughts

A decade ago I didn’t pay much attention to the VP of HR position. Today, I view it as a key role if you are growing headcount at least 50% year over year and have more than 20 people in the company. Over the past five years, I’ve had the privilege to work with a handful of amazing VPs of People. Entrepreneurship hr management people v

[Review] Guide To Getting Paid

YoungUpstarts

The only thing worse than having no customers is having non-paying ones. Either way, “The Guide to Getting Paid &# is for you.

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10 Ways Web Conferencing Boosts Business Efficiency

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Higher efficiency equals higher profits. One goal of a business is to have fewer employees doing more work in less time. Efficiency rates have skyrocketed in recent years with the amount of technology developed, but perhaps no recent technology has influenced efficiency more than web conferencing.

The Harder They Work, The Luckier They Get

Growthink Blog

The best entrepreneurs and executives are those that are able – through both great training and great talent – to move efficiently and profitably from ideas to execution , and then from execution back to ideas and then back to re-focused execution. The entrepreneurs to avoid are those overly focused only on ideas or only on execution. read more.

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From Happiness to Panic: Entrepreneurs Set the Tone

The Entrepreneurial Mind

One of the tools I use to teach is story telling. It is not the kind of war stories that have become infamous among some of us who used to "do" and now "teach." Rather, when I am trying to bring some concept or lesson to life for my students I tend to either use experiential exercises or stories from my own or other entrepreneurs' experiences.

How to Attract and Retain Customers :: Small Business Marketing.

Duct Tape Marketing

Successful Businesses Build on Purpose

Up and Running

When you start a new business, you obviously start with an idea. But a critical ingredient for success is understanding your “why”. It speaks to them.

Why you should Delay Writing your Brand-building Book

Active Garage

Resist the temptation to start your Author’s Journey to a brand-building book by immediately starting to write. Before you write, think.

Ignore startup history at your peril

This is going to be BIG.

It’s great to see so many first time entrepreneurs out there taking the big leap. At First Round , a lot of the companies we invest in have new founders at the helm. It’s exciting to work with them and incredibly rewarding to help them succeed. That’s totally fine and to be expected. Ignore that little detail at your peril

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Video of Dharmesh Shah at Business of Software 2010 Conference

OnStartups

I have now spoken at the Business of Software conference for 3 years in a row. It is my favorite conference both as a speaker, and as an attendee. The reason is simple -- the content is great and the attendees are awesome. The following is a full video of my 60 minute session. think it may be my best one so far. It's a great use of your time.

The Top Nine Challenges Of Growing an Entrepreneurial Business And How To Tackle Them

YoungUpstarts

by Edward D. And if you’re one of these brave souls — pouring your blood, sweat, and tears into running your own business — there’s no time for rest.

A sign that mobile payments are coming

Jeff Hilimire

Typically the cab drivers I get aren’t incredibly, how shall I put it… technologically advanced. Square in the wild. That’s HUGE!

PitchU Through Online Video With VenCorps And Kauffman Foundation

YoungUpstarts

Monthly winners walk away with the cash without any catch – no equity is expected.

allensblog: I'm Sure This is Wrong

Allen's Blog

While reading this opinion piece in today's WSJ on "fracking" to recover shale oil and natural gas, the thought occurred to me: why are we rushing around, spending billions of dollars developing our domestic oil and gas

Mini Saga #87 – Path

Life Beyond Code

Being focused is important but one should also learn to spot alternative (and better) paths along the way. Mini Saga #87 – Path. Note: 1.

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Public Service Announcement – Great Post by Chris Dixon

ithacaVC

Just read a great post by Chris Dixon called “So you want to raise seed capital… ”  . Here it is. Enjoy. Dealing with VCs Public Service Announcements Startup Life

Change the currency

Start Up Blog

I heard a great little story today about how to overcome barriers when pitching business, changing minds or influencing in general. Changing worldviews is hard, often impossible. But there are two possible routes we can take when trying: Route (A) We can try and change peoples view on a topic- change the unchangeable.

Profit Hot 50 List

StartupCFO

Profit , Canada’s entrepreneurial magazine is once again calling for nominations for it’s Hot 50 list. The 2010 list included some great Canadian startups including Shopify (with an 1,174% growth rate, Cakemail and Xtreme labs. More info below in case you have one of Canada’s hottest companies. WANTED: Hot Young Companies. Canada

Hatsune Miku – Crazy Popular In Japan & Coming To America

Altgate

But I didn’t get it until he pulled out his iPhone and showed me this Youtube video (with 7 million page views!):

Fits.me Announces Fembots

ArcticStartup

Fits.me , the Estonian company that is building a new way to help online retailers sell clothes, has announced the female shaped robot. The robot, which is used to photograph the merchandise an online retailer is selling, will essentially drive up sales as customers are able to see how different sized clothes fit different sized people.

What's Wrong With Today's Board Meetings: Part 1

ReadWriteStart

As customer and agile development reinvent the startup, it's time to ask why startup board governance has not kept up with the pace of innovation.

Yandex Invests In Zenmoney

ArcticStartup

Yandex, has invested in one of the applicants and finalists that took part in its Yandex Start event on March 15th - Zenmoney.ru.

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Hiring web developers

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Mind a short plug?

Berkonomics

Mind a short plug? Soft cover $20.00 or hard cover $30.00. Optional BERKONOMICS workbook $15.00. End of plug. Thanks. General

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Elements of The Social Business

Austin Startup

This is a blog post I wrote for the Dachis Group blog today. In the almost two years I’ve been with Dachis Group there is one question that I’ve been asked over and over again. What is social business?” I’m sure my colleagues have had the same experience. My dilemma would be made simpler if “social business” were [.]. Editorial social business

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Walker Twitter Highlights: June 6th – 12th

Scott Edward Walker

Cheers, Scott Top 5 Tweets Very solid RT  @cdixon : Notes from a class on raising seed financing  [link] cc  @skillshare (All these Brilliant People at) Facebook Make Me Sad – “all that talent is building something I just don’t care about”   [link] Thiel: Tech Bubble? What Tech Bubble? Less is more.”

Zimride: Front-end Engineer - K9 Jobs - Posterous

K9 Ventures

SELLING BY INTIMIDATION — OH, THAT’LL WORK JUST FINE

The Freestyle Entrepreneur

by John Ingrisano. The Freestyle Entrepreneur. I was in a serious buying situation at a used car dealership several months ago.  One thing above all else killed the deal:  The salesman kept telling me I was wrong.  He may have read, Winning by Intimidation.  However, to the best of my knowledge, there is no book titled, Selling by Intimidation.

SELLING BY INTIMIDATION — OH, THAT’LL WORK JUST FINE

The Freestyle Entrepreneur

by John Ingrisano. The Freestyle Entrepreneur. I was in a serious buying situation at a used car dealership several months ago.  One thing above all else killed the deal:  The salesman kept telling me I was wrong.  He may have read, Winning by Intimidation.  However, to the best of my knowledge, there is no book titled, Selling by Intimidation.