Sat.Mar 10, 2012

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Never Negotiate Piecemeal. Here’s Why

Both Sides of the Table

Like most first-timers, I learned the hard way. Negotiating was a subset of every activity in a startup – it really was a way of life. And smart.

Suster: Never Negotiate Piecemeal. Here’s Why

Ask The VC

There were very few VC posts today – I’m guessing most VC bloggers are either sleeping late, at SXSW (and possibly sleeping late due to their hangovers), or not blogging today (yeah – I know the third one is – well – a tautology). Mark Suster (GRP) has a great post up titled  Never Negotiate Piecemeal. Here’s Why.


The Big Picture Trumps Technology Every Time

Startup Professionals Musings

The most successful entrepreneurs and executives I have seen are savvy business people first, and experts in their field second. This may seem counter-intuitive to technologists, especially in an era when technology seems to be driving the world. Learning is a never-ending requirement for every entrepreneur. Understand the business, then add value.

Don’t Be Gunshy Because You Dealt With Bucketheads The Last Time Around

Feld Thoughts

For all of you out there who are wondering, Amy is doing fine. We’re in Boulder, she’s happy, in some pain, but enjoying the delightful impact of Percocet, and making her way through MI-5 Season 8. We had a wide ranging conversation over an hour about the current state of the business and how he’s thinking about the financing.

Dave McClure on Lean Start-up Investing

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

While the talk covered material fairly similar to what Ries discussed in the October issue of Inc. McClure is a magnet for entrepreneurs at SXSW.

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The Single Biggest Lesson of a Venture Backed CEO (or come see my recruiting talk at #sxsw)

This is going to be BIG.

Got this note from an entrepreneur I know the other day: "The single biggest lesson I have learned in 2 years as a venture backed CEO is the importance of having the right people in place, particularly at the executive level. The reason you've seen [this company] start to turn the corner in the last 3-4 months really boils down to 4 people.

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Diversification – The Alternative to Market Timing

Rob Go

My friend Jordan Cooper wrote an interesting post a few days ago about some of his predictions of the venture market in 2012. Really smart people end up writing thoughtful posts on the future of the venture market pretty much every year – and I often agree with many of them like I do Jordan’s. Investment Pace and Time Diversification.

Weekend Favs March Ten

Duct Tape Marketing

Weekend Favs March Ten This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. Local Austin Hat Shop - had to grab the Bruce poster in the background.

Export Import Business Online-Business Idea


 Logistics is big business.And freight forwarding (export -import) contributes significantly to logistics business. While online model would be useful for small shipments as discounts given by airlines is too good in that. Hindrance of digitising this business is influence of stakeholders like customs and shipper’s export /import division.

My son’s cello recital. He did an awesome job!

Mark Birch

My son’s cello recital. He did an awesome job! cello music recital


What Was In My PeerFly Gift Bag An Internet Entrepreneur's Journey

Four months ago, I posted about my meet-up with PeerFly and AmpedMedia. While I’m extremely late in getting this post up, here it finally is!

Steak and eggs, Korean style via The Good Fork in Red Hook,

Mark Birch

Steak and eggs, Korean style via The Good Fork in Red Hook, Brooklyn. food brunch NYC Brooklyn Red Hook Steak and Eggs restaurant


Breaking Up Your App

Mark Birch

bijan : It can be quite seductive to try and stuff your entire website into your mobile app. And many companies do exactly that. Their mobile app is a functional equivalent of the website. And in some cases it works well. For example I can do everything with Twitter’s iPhone app that I can do on Mobile apps are not web apps.

Lyresto by Kenny Burrell and John Coltrane - The guitar wizard.

Mark Birch

Lyresto by Kenny Burrell and John Coltrane - The guitar wizard of this era.  He was also one of the most prolific of jazz guitarists, Kenny Burrell has recorded over 100 albums. This is one of my favorites, a collaboration with John Coltrane. The interplay between these two masters is tight and fluid and amazing.