Fri.Mar 30, 2012

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Fall In Love With Your Business, Not Your Business Plan


Dharmesh (with h/t to Dr. Seuss, who I read every day to my son). My feelins on business plans varies: from extreme dislike to just mild irritation.

Confessions of an Ex-Manager

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Sure, there were successes along the way. But there were also mistakes--lots of them. An ex-manager reflects on his rookie days. What are yours

Steve Jobs Focused on Network Intelligence

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

No one turned down the chance to meet with Jobs, of course, and he used the opportunity to soak up information. He went on walks with Mark Zuckerberg.

15 Ideas for Keeping Your Employees Happy

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

How motivated are your workers? Here are their best answers. 1. Don't overestimate the cost of small failures. means so much. — Nancy T.

How to Evaluate Your Marketing Effectiveness: 3 Key Areas for Success

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Marketing can sometimes feel like a nerve-racking gamble on your business. We’re not talking collegiate level mathematics on this one.

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The Student’s Playbook for Google+


Wondering where to get started on your own Google+ journey? Getting Started. Check out these tips to learn the fundamentals of using Google+.

17 Game-Changing Health Start-ups

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Unfit citizens. Underinformed doctors. Inefficient processes. Meet the brave start-ups that are taking on healthcare's biggest challenges. In the U.S.

Who Wins ARPA-E Grants?

Secret Formula

tl;dr: You can’t cheat your way to an ARPA-E grant by gaming the system. The program appears to be run in a remarkably unbiased fashion. They’re not.

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9 Ways to See Change Coming

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Great strategic thinkers have a gift for seeing threats and opportunities before anyone else. Here's what they look for. call it peripheral vision.

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Twitter Link Roundup #125 – 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. Jackpot!

Your Best Employees Always Ask 'Why'

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Conventional wisdom says they're a pain. In reality, they are doing you a huge favor. What you do and how you do it are important. But it’s the “why” that provides the real motivation to succeed. The second group shared accounts from former students about how their scholarships helped them with their education, careers and lives.

Let the magic begin…

Life Beyond Code

In the world of some entrepreneurs, the process of making it happen goes like this: They have an idea. They put some time and effort to make it happen.

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Weed Out Wannabes; Not Everyone Can Cut It At A Start-up

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Nine ways to know if the job seeker you're talking to has the personality, risk profile, and skill set for an entrepreneurial venture.

Some restrictions apply*

Life Beyond Code

A friend on social media posted a photo on Facebook called Why complicate life? This space is left blank intentionally. Ask for it.

5 Smart Moves to Steal from the Tech Industry

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Strategies every start-up and small business can take from Apple, Facebook, Google, and other leaders in high tech.

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VC Confidential: Pura Vida -- Life and Entrepreneurship

VC Confidential


Friday Fail: The Most Bizarre Interview

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Tired of success stories? Every Friday on we bring you epic tales of failure and shame. Up this week: Awkward hiring situations. Friday Fail.

What makes a great marketing plan?

Up and Running

If you’re writing a business plan, you should at least be considering your marketing plan at the same time. good business plan includes a marketing component, and most successful businesses have entirely separate marketing plans to guide them. So what makes a good marketing plan? The plan’s value is in the success of the business.

Why Timing is Everything in Hiring

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Like the Broncos signing Peyton Manning, getting the right person in the right role at the right time is key to the success of any organization.

Build a business from Vision to Exit, Guy Rigby | Startup Remarkable

Startup Remarkable

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Prepare Your Exit Strategy Now – Just in Case

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Here are four things you can do now to increase the value of your business-and give you a smoother transition out when the time is right.

The Alien Entrepreneur: IBM's Product line up, circa 1938

Alien Entrepreneur

I'm addicted to entrepreneurship, currently participating in multiple startups. love public speaking, flying, electronic music, restoring a '71 MGB, and all things related to technology. CTO at ProspectStream, ScopiaRx, and

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Greatest Living Entrepreneur: Round 4 Winners

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

All of the Elite Eight contenders in Inc’s Greatest Living Entrepreneur Tournament are iconic leaders in their fields. Perfection image.

Introducing Digital Fortress

Non-Linear Growth

Today, my Partners and I at Meritage Funds announced that we’ve established a new platform in the data center colocation market. Getting this transaction done was a long an arduous process. In earnest, we began evaluating the Pacific Northwest data center market in October 2010. But, finding an entry point into the market was a bear.

Stockholm Has What Finland Lacks


The guests on the panel included Carl Waldekranz (Tictail), Peder Stahle (iZettle) and Hjalmar Winbladh (Wrapp). One word: revenue. Sponsors.

Kernel Debugging 101

Code as Craft

A dark fog had been rolling in that night, and we had been setting up a new cluster of servers. CentOS 6.2, LXC and random kernel panics were all there to lend a hand. The kernel panics were new to our party, having been absent at the previous cluster setup. This is a short story on how we did it. Basics and theory. crash  is gdb-like. net/core/dev.c:

Of a Kind Founders Decide Fast, Iterate Later

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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Dilemmas of Being in Business #12: Every Choice-point Grows Leadership

Active Garage

Let’s say that the company you work for is challenged on many fronts. You looked forward to the responsibility that came with the title and position.

Epcot Flower and Garden show

deal architect

My wife and daughter are driving to Disney World today to take in the always fabulous Epcot celebration of flowers. If you find yourself in Orlando before May 20, put this on your must-do list. Industry Commentary


BoS 2011 Lightning Talks: Corey Reid, Freshbooks; Karl Treier, Prospect Stream; Justin Goeres, JKI; Patrick Foley, Microsoft; Tyler Rooney, 4ormat.

Business of Software Blog

Below are the lightning talk videos from five speakers at the Business of Software conference 2011, starting with the winning talk by Justin Goeres of JKI. Lightning Talks are terrifying and very hard to pull off - each speaker was allowed 15 slides with 30 seconds for each slide. That's 7 minutes and 30 seconds in total. Justin. No mean feat. 

It's Expansion Season For Scandinavian Music Streaming Services


It's expansion season for seemingly every music streaming service from the Nordics and beyond.

Why everyone is making such a fuss about Pinterest

The Equity Kicker

Their growth in traffic and time on site over the last ten months are incredible. Social networks

This is the crappiest startup I’ve ever heard of

Jeff Hilimire

That’s right. It’s shitter. think these guys are going to wipe up the competition. Twitter must be pissed. Humor Social Marketing/Media

The Alien Entrepreneur: Tips on Starting a Software Company

Alien Entrepreneur

I'm addicted to entrepreneurship, currently participating in multiple startups. love public speaking, flying, electronic music, restoring a '71 MGB, and all things related to technology. CTO at ProspectStream, ScopiaRx, and