Fri.Nov 23, 2012

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Careers Start by Peeling Potatoes

Steve Blank

KP – Kitchen Patrol. Peeling potatoes was a small bit in the thousands of things that had to go right every day to keep 10,000 of us fed.

Some problems are so hard they need to be solved piece by piece

Chris Dixon

Startups that have tried to go up against pieces of Craigslist (the “vertical approach”) have been much more successful (e.g. StubHub, AirBnB).

Indicators that a startup idea is a good one

The Equity Kicker

I always enjoy reading Paul Graham’s essays and his latest one How to get startup ideas is another great read. Note that none of these are definitive evidence, they are simply signs. Indicators of a good idea. It is something the founders want. The founders can build it. Few people realise it is worth doing. It is on the leading edge.

Some Advice for Celebrities and Startups Seeking Their Endorsements

Both Sides of the Table

I live in LA. And I’m a VC. So you can imagine I see my fair share of celebrities looking to get into the technology industry. It is a waste.

Buying a Company: How Not To Be HP

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

HP isn't the only one that overpaid for an acquisition. Many smaller companies, do, too. It hasn’t been a good week for Hewlett-Packard. Backlog.

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12 Ways to Unwind During the Busy Holiday Season

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

For start-ups, especially in the retail space, now is the time to ramp-up sales--not to relax. Here are their best answers. 1. Happy Hour!

NoiseStreet Brings Interactivity To OOH Advertising

YoungUpstarts

How can advertisers truly be sure that passers-by actually look up at those ads, however large and dynamic they are? Well, you can’t.

Surround Yourself With the Best

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Bright Pink founder Lindsay Avner says she built a solid crew and the benefits of good people are endless

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[Infographic] Why You Should Protect Your Online Reputation

YoungUpstarts

Think you can do as you will online without any thought about consequences? Well, think again.

Twitter Link Roundup #155 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing.

Podcast Your Line into a Sea of Listeners

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Hello, friends and listeners. We’ve got a special show today. But first, let’s listen to the latest song by our favorite band, Stamp Out The Funk.

The 3 Jobs Your Startup Should Outsource

Early Growth Financial Services

Article originally posted in Forbes If you’re running an early-stage startup, chances are there are some knowledge gaps in your core team. You may be strong on the technical side or a product whiz, but what about financial strategy, administration, HR? If you have a knowledge gap within the ecosystem of your organization, you need to fill it.

Holvi Announces Funding Led By Thomas Madsen-Mygdal

ArcticStartup

By using a transaction-based strategy, Holvi's target customers are those that traditional banks aren't enthusiastic about.

One Way the Government Stinks at Start-Up Formation

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Significantly fewer start-ups are launched by immigrants today than in 2005. Author and entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa explains how it happened.

13 Stealth Ways to Save Money When Starting Up

Early Growth Financial Services

Originally published in Inc. Here are their best answers. 1. but they don’t spend any time implementing. Erin Blaskie, BSETC 2.

Musopia Launches FourChords Worldwide

ArcticStartup

Musopia, the creators of FourChords , have launched their guitar karaoke app worldwide. That is why we created FourChords.

What’s in it for me? Think like your stakeholders.

Berkonomics

If you want to best describe the motivation behind the action, think “What’s in it for me”?  Email readers, continue here.]

Honestly, this couldn’t happen fast enough…

Mark Birch

Honestly, this couldn’t happen fast enough…. 3D printing Internet ecommerce shopping tech Black Friday

Mission That Doesn't Suck

VC Confidential

Great piece from Aaron Levie, the founder and CEO of Box.net. In essence, he talks about the important of the purpose/reason of what you are doing. Great companies come from great missions and sense of purpose. The best missions, it would seem, are those keep you cranking day after day. They’re ambitious, improbable, and fundamentally thrilling.

COVER FRIDAY: Revolution by Mudhoney - The day after.

Mark Birch

COVER FRIDAY: Revolution by Mudhoney - The day after Thanksgiving is one of the biggest shopping days of the year.  As I write this, people have already bum rushed the stores like zombie mobs hellbent on price busters deals and exclusive in-store specials.  It is such nonsense, but I digress.

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