Sun.Nov 25, 2012

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10 Course Corrections Every Startup Should Memorize

Gust

Eric Ries image via Fast Company. agree with Eric’s summary of the top ten types of pivots to consider: Zoom-in pivot. Zoom-out pivot. Platform pivot.

What Has Changed

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

As I read this post in the WSJ about the changing nature of VC funding of consumer web companies , I thought that we may be looking at the symptoms and not the disease. As the WSJ notes, VC funding of consumer web and mobile companies is down 42% in this first nine months of 2012 (vs the first nine months of 2011). What does that mean for USV?

What Hasn't Changed: The Internet Keeps Getting Bigger.

500 Hats

Recent articles by the WSJ , Fred Wilson , & others are noting a shift in investor interest to enterprise and away from consumer. If true, this is a huge error … at least for entrepreneurs, angels, and smaller funds. There is no better time than the present to build cheap & scalable software-based businesses that make money.

Small Business and Startups: 5 DIY Things To Do For Your Brand!

crowdSPRING Blog

good place to start is with your marketing strategy and for many small businesses this means a serious look at branding strategy. Wrong on both counts.

5 Military Lessons For Entrepreneurs Raising Money

Startup Professionals Musings

Don’t charge the hill until you are “ready.” This probably seems obvious to military types, but I see entrepreneurs violating this rule all the time.

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Why You Should Never Give Up On A Client (Even A Really, Really Tough One)

YoungUpstarts

This person may want to ask way more for his or her home than it’s worth, or expect to buy a mansion on a duplex budget… or both. Hang on. disagree.

Realize the Potential of Your Social Strategy

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Livestrong CEO Doug Ulman says a smart strategic social media supports the mission of your company

Plan well, execute the plan

Information Arbitrage

A new market entrant. competitor that gets a bunch of great press. peer that just raised a ton of money. The external environment presents myriad distractions that can cause founders and their teams to “freak out” and deviate from their established game plans. The answer: a bad trade that is soon regretted. . Develop hypotheses. 2.

Find Your Purpose & Find Success

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Bright Pink founder Lindsay Avner found meaning in her work. Here's how

Common Mistakes Made By Social Entrepreneurs

Business Plan Blog

As with any entrepreneurial venture, a social enterprise is bound to encounter some challenges in the process of starting up and becoming established. 

What best sellers have in common

Start Up Blog

If you’re an author it’s often an objective to get on the New York Times best sellers list. If you’re in any form of pop culture there’s usually a best selling list that is worth getting on. While getting on it is an indicator of how well you have done, it also perpetuates  further success through attention and validation.

More New Florence

deal architect

on the innovation blog Guy Kawakasi: The art of innovation in 10 steps “Chasing Ice” Sandy in full fury and glory How do they feed everyone at industry events “Rental Nation” Trick or Track Bluebird by Amex The Unwatering of. Innovative Business Uses of Technology

Are we getting dumber?

Jeff Hilimire

Doing two things here. First, I want to test out a branch in a blog post. recently created a branch on the branch.com site asking people if they like the iPad mini better than the original iPad, and the conversation was pretty good, so I thought I’d try it out on a blog post. Random Start-ups Technology

"We are small on purpose. We don’t want to be the market. We want to invest in a tiny slice of."

Information Arbitrage

“We are small on purpose. We don’t want to be the market. We want to invest in a tiny slice of the early stage ecosystem where our thesis collides with great teams and unique and differentiated products.” - Fred Wilson, What Has Changed , November 25th, 2012

The new industrial revolution – Chris Anderson

Start Up Blog

I’ve been a big fan of Chris Anderson for a long time. And he’s done it again. Enjoy!

My favorite TED talks

David Cohen

I recently picked some of my favorite TED talks for a story that ran on Mashable. Here’s the post on Mashable if you want to check it out. would have embedded the actual talks here, but I want Mashable to be rewarded handsomely in page views for their efforts, and thus, I must redirect your butt over there. Enjoy.

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WORSHIP SUNDAY: Most High by Hiillsong United - When I accepted.

Mark Birch

WORSHIP SUNDAY: Most High by Hiillsong United - When I accepted Jesus as my savior, I found that there were certain expectations around worship service. Namely, rocking out during worship was deemed not acceptable. Since I was going to a relatively conservative church, that was what it was. Glad I was wrong.

Thankful – 2012

entrepreMusings

That trip was amazing, the memories wonderful, and I still hang out with the friends I made on that trip.  In this body? In this experience?