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The Nature Of The Firm and Work Markets

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Those who watched the video I posted on Sunday saw me talking about this. But I didn't do it justice so I'm going to do a full post on this. The brilliant Nobel prize winning economist Ronald Coase (who is still alive!) wrote a seminal essay called The Nature Of The Firm in 1937. This is an important work and something everyone should read.

Stanford 2012 Lean LaunchPad Presentations – part 1 of 2

Steve Blank

Today, the first half of the Stanford Engineering Lean LaunchPad Class gave their final presentations. Here are the first five. And do it in 8 weeks.

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Life Gets In The Way – Punting on SXSW

Feld Thoughts

This morning I was taking a break between meetings in San Antonio at TechStars Cloud  to check my email when I saw a note from my wife Amy with the header “ I just broke my wrist.” ” The email said “ Fell on stairs. At urgent care. Got x ray. Have “dinner fork” type fracture. Pam and Ryan will get me home.

You Knew it was Coming: It’s Time to Talk about Google+ for Business

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Many small businesses feel overwhelmed by the multitude of social networking sites that are becoming more and more “must have”. Make Google happy.

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8 Essential Sales Skills

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If you haven't mastered these simple sales skills, you won't be able to sell at the highest level. Make sure you've checked them all off.

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Really Show Your Customers You Care

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It's not all about you; it's all about them. All businesses claim to be customer-centric. You feel city pulse around you. Customers go to 10.7

How To Make Money Online Without Having Your Own Website by Yaro Starak

Most internet marketing websites and blogs you come across these days preach the idea of being able to generate income online through websites and blogs. While owning your own web property is certainly a favorable situation, it doesn’t have to be for you to profit from the resources already available on the internet.

4 Rules For an Effective "Thank You"

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

They are the two most powerful words a leader can use. Don't waste them. If only more people held onto gratitude the way they hold a grudge!

MVP vs. Minimal Product


To continue on the series of articles describing the critically important concept of Minimum Viable Product (MVP), in this article I wanted to contrast this concept with what I call "Minimal Product.". Essentially, they have determined that their proposed product works. their employer made the purchase decision).

6 Outstanding 'Unofficial' Business Partners

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Are you using informal contacts to drive your business? Here are six relationships that are worth nurturing. Local and National Associations.

Hey Klout, One-dimensional Reputation Is Meaningless.

Diego Basch

According to Klout, ” Your Klout Score measures your online influence on a scale of 1 to 100. ” I just read a blog post (from June 2011) that carefully analyzes all the ways in which the Klout score is flawed, and therefore meaningless (hat tip to Peter Skomoroch ). believe the main problem with Klout is the one-dimensional score.

Build Chemistry in Your Leadership Team

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Sometimes, being a CEO is a lot like being a major-league coach. That means you need the right mix of playmakers in your locker room. Chemistry. Often.

On Women: Leading, Mentoring and Changing the Face of Business

Duct Tape Marketing

On Women: Leading, Mentoring and Changing the Face of Business This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. March is  Women’s History Month. Some Some 10.1 million firms are owned or co-owned by women, 40 percent of all businesses in the U.S., says the  Center for Women’s Business Research. And why? If so, please elaborate.

The Beauty of Epic Failures

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

They're painful. They're humiliating. And sometimes they're exactly what you need. It was a beautiful idea. bucked up and broke out the books.

Collaborating and Investing in the Indian Life Sciences Industry

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4-Step Entrepreneur Screening Test

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Do you think like an entrepreneur? Test yourself against these four simple points. The kicker, he hadn’t done anything wrong. ” Seriously.

The solution to my iMessage problem

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

It turned out that the solution to my iMessage problem was relatively straightforward. So the problem I pointed out really is a serious bug.

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Working With Your Spouse: 5 Rules

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Going into business with your spouse isn't for the faint of heart. Here are five rules that will increase your chances of success. Right. Goals.

28 Million More Ways To Help Startups

David Cohen

When I founded TechStars in 2006, the goal was to help discover amazing entrepreneurs and invest in them with not just dollars but also with a new style of super-engaged mentorship. Looking back after six years, we’ve expanded to five locations and TechStars has become something very special. TechStars is simply a joy to run.

The Antidote to Insecurity

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Give in to your insecurity and the problem will only get worse. Here's how to confront it head on. War Ball was a brutal version of dodge ball.

Will Senseg's Touch Screen Technology Be Implemented In The New iPad?


At 10am PST today, Apple is hosting an event in San Fransisco expecting to provide some information about their new tablet, the "iPad 3", if you will. The


Grow Your Company In a Recession

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Three CEOs of Inc. 5000 companies weigh in on what it takes to scale up and expand in a down economy. She relayed the following story.

The Alien Entrepreneur: My Takeaways from MobileX Cincy

Alien Entrepreneur

I'm addicted to entrepreneurship, currently participating in multiple startups. CTO at ProspectStream, ScopiaRx, and

How Warby Parker Grew So Fast

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Neil Blumenthal, founder of Warby Parker, explains how his company grew 500 percent in one year and beat its yearly sales projections in three weeks.

Ziliot Launches Public Beta Of B2B Social Network


Ziliot , the B2B social network, has just released its public beta. Setting up a profile was easy, and I enjoyed the overall web design.

Become a Household Name: 5 Tips

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You're no celebrity entrepreneur--but that doesn't mean you can't grab a little bit of the spotlight. Some people get lucky.

How I’m starting my week to help focus on the important things

Jeff Hilimire

Focus is tough. Especially when you’re in leadership or management roles and you have to largely create your own schedule. Leadership

Method's 4 Rules for Staying Innovative

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Eric Ryan, co-founder of method home products, reveals the four things his company does to keep the creativity flowing. Making cleaning products cool?

Subscription business models are getting their day in the sun


Today’s NY Times notes that subscriptions are all the rage in ecommerce. It features three of our portfolio companies. Alex Zhardanovsky, cofounder of Petflow *, and Azoogle before that, is one of the people interviewed: But he had an idea to build the business by taking a different approach to sales. Lightspeed Portfolio Companies.

Apple's New iPad: Now in HD

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Apple officially unveiled its new iPad, coming to stores March 16. Tablet screens don't get any better than this. Twitter starts to flutter.

50 Terrific Twitter Chats For Journalism Students


The web has become the place where a large number of people go to get their news, and with good reason. Journalism: Scheduled Meetups. EST on Tuesdays.

Are You Ready to Raise Money? How to Tell

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Getting outside money will dramatically change the way you run your company. Are you ready for that? Will they (or customers like them) buy more?

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Capture Audience Contact Info with PresentNow.Me, Launching for SXSW

Austin Startup

We've all been on stage somewhere giving a talk on something. Your last slide typically is your contact information, right? Some people email you, other people follow you on Twitter, and others want to connect with you on LinkedIn. Consumer crm presentnow SXSW

4 Website Blunders to Avoid

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Privacy policy missteps have led plenty of start-ups into hot water. Here's how to avoid a legal (and public relations) nightmare. Bad idea.