Mon.Jan 28, 2013

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Designing a Corporate Entrepreneurship Program – A Qualcomm Case Study (part 1 of 2)

Steve Blank

I ran into Ricardo Dos Santos and his amazing Qualcomm Venture Fest a few years ago and was astonished with its breath and depth.  The origin.

7 Incredible Web Design, Branding, Digital Marketing Experiences

Occam's Razor

We are surrounded by incredible digital experiences. Masterful design, branding and marketing. There are 7 in total. What can you expect? Songza.

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Designing a Corporate Entrepreneurship Program – A Qualcomm Case Study (part 1 of 2)

Steve Blank

I ran into Ricardo Dos Santos and his amazing Qualcomm Venture Fest a few years ago and was astonished with its breath and depth.  The origin.

Boulder Startup Life Event Tonight at Riverside

Feld Thoughts

I’m going to be doing the first public  Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship with an Entrepreneur  talk tonight at Riverside at 7pm. If you don’t know Riverside, it’s a new co-working, event, and cafe space on 1724 Broadway in Boulder. It’s going on through Saturday, 2/2/13 at 11:59pm EDT.

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4 Signs You're a Weak Leader

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Outwardly, you appear effective, dependable, on top of things. But look closer. Are you in danger of destructive behaviors? Time for some tough love.

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Beware Employees Who Boast About Multitasking

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Those who claim to be best at multitasking are actually the worst at it, a new study says. Know that guy who claims to be a multitasking ninja?

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Startups Need the Right Team Mindset to Survive

Startup Professionals Musings

Since the days of Henry Ford, mass production has been the Holy Grail of business, rather than build-to-order. John M. Stop bossing and start teaching.

Evan Williams's Rule for Success: Do Less to Do Better

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The co-founder of Blogger, Twitter, and Medium explains the importance of obsessing over one thing at a time. He told his story to Inc.

Website Usability Testing: A Must for Boosting Conversions


Usability testing is the black horse of boosting conversion. This in turn will also lead to increase in conversions. It really is as simple as that.

Reading This May Be Your Only Non-Sales Activity Today

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Daniel H. Pink talks with Inc. editor-at-large Leigh Buchanan about his latest book, "To Sell Is Human," and the ubiquity of sales today.

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Israeli VC Fundraising In 2012 Down 30% but Micro VC Funds on The Rise

VC Cafe

Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. EVCA Israel venture capital ivc ivc online IVC online Micro VC funds

Surprising Way to Fund Your Business

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Investors, bankers, friends, and family: These are the people we traditionally think of when we need to infuse money into a business. That's right.

What Do Sam Walton, Ray Croc, and Howard Schultz Have in Common?

Growthink Blog

Wal-Mart. McDonalds. Starbucks. What do they have in common? And while high profile, statistically they are not atypical. And the highest ROI.

3 Tactics to Breed Innovation

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Great ideas need adequate space to develop. Follow these three rules to make sure you stay out of the way. You need new blood to shake things up.

The Five Characteristics of a Great Leader #blindpost

Jeff Hilimire

This is a blindpost* from the Fast Company article, The Five Characteristics of a Great Leader. Calming confidence. Conviction. Leaders make decisions.

To Get Big, You've Got to Start Small

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

This fall I was fortunate to have John Morgridge guest teach one of my classes at Stanford's Graduate School of Business. No one raised a hand.

80% 95% of Success is Showing Up

Mike Michalowicz

Woody Allen said 80% of success is showing up. That was clearly before Al Gore invented the Internet. Showing up today gives you 95% of success.

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Create an Awesome Welcome Email: 7 Tips

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

That first email is like the all-important first impression on a hot date. Here's how to pique your customers' interest. You build an email list.

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Do you really know how to learn?

This is going to be BIG.

Tweet. As I finished up my weekly newsletter of NYC's tech events and classes , I thought a lot about some recent conversations I've had with some new entrants into the startup ecosystem--enthusiastic young professionals whose stated goals centered around learning. I'm not surprised, since I don't remember anyone ever teaching me how to learn.

What Your Customers Would Love to Tell You

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Customers are your best insight into launching a new product if only you're willing to listen. If there was a feature that could be broken, it was.

5 Attributes of a Can’t Miss New Product

Duct Tape Marketing

This post brought to you by Grow America. Grow America announces its $35,000 Innovative Product Competition for passionate entrepreneurs.

Starting Up? Consider Going Global

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

One entrepreneur makes the case that international markets are too big an opportunity to pass up. That was true once, but it's not anymore.

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How to deal with the Series A crunch

Version One Ventures

Since CBInsights released its report in December, conversations have accelerated about the pending “Series A Crunch.” With headlines declaring that more than 1,000 seeded startups will soon be orphaned, it’s only natural that startups are concerned about the future funding landscape. Do your homework on potential investors. Have we even noticed?

It's Data Privacy Day: 3 Things You Must Do

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Today serves as an annual reminder to be more vigilant about your online activities. Check out these simple ways to start protecting yourself.

Social TV Has Arrived…Is There a Business Model?

VC Cafe

Nielsen has made it official- Multi-tasking across screens, particularly while watching TV, is now the norm. With US Smartphone penetration on pace to reach 80% next year (Asymco) and 2012 tablet sales of 136 million units, the era of Social TV has arrived. [[ This is a content summary only.

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3 Mistakes That Can Thwart a Great Idea

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Getting to take-off isn't easy as a first-time entrepreneur. Don't let these three common hurdles get in the way. The diet has gone to pot.

How $375 and Craigslist Saved Me Months of Customer Development

Kevin Dewalt

Summary : Steve Blank and others advocate having lots of face-to-face interviews with potential customers. Fast Initial Insight with Craigslist.

Report: More People Tracking Health via Technology

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A new Pew study shows that 21 percent of those who track their health due so through some sort of technological device.

Great, Simple Cap Table Tool for Startups from SMARTASSET

Scalable Startup

One of the top 3 to 5 worries when launching a startup is is “Who gets how much stock upon start or joining? Founders, Co-Founders, next employees, Investors, Etc. The founders of SmartAsset went through this process and decided to open it up to the world. They call it STARTUP ECONOMICS. TN   @tomnora.

[Review] How Pleasure Works


Why does pain sometimes feel like pleasure? Why do we enjoy music and art even though there aren’t any adaptive advantages ?

Did you know 1099s are due January 31, 2013?

Escape From Cubicle Nation

Running a business is no laughing matter. Then there are taxes. based entrepreneur. One of these rules is when and how to file a 1099. royalties.

[Hong Kong][Event] CARTES Asia And E-Commerce Asia Shed Light On Mobile Payment Revolution In APAC


Mobile commerce is expected to continue its stellar growth in 2013, and Asia is expected to spearhead much of that growth.

The Art and Science of Corporate Icons

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Design experts weigh in on a cookie company's cartoon mascot. Meet Skeeter--the only squirrel in the world who's allergic to nuts. The Experts Say.

Persuasion & Startups

Start Up Blog

This video was a nice reminder of what motivates people in life. I dig the animation, but I did think that the examples were kind of naff. In the spirit of de-naffing – I thought I’d list out the 6 key motivators, and then give an example of how a startup can employ it in a cool way that makes sense. Reciprocity. Scarcity. Authority.