Sun.Apr 01, 2012

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Leadership Qualities & How to Develop Them

Growthink Blog

Since even the best idea, or the smartest individual, can't evolve into a massively successful company without leadership. Embrace and Drive Change 3.

Rahm Emanuel’s Ideas for Improving Higher Ed

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

From this profile of Rahm Emanuel in the Atlantic , there’s this excellent nugget on how he’s reforming Chicago’s community colleges: IN HIS 2006 book,  The Plan , Rahm proposed that all Americans go to school for at least 14 years. But Chicago’s city colleges have become dysfunctional, with graduation rates a pathetic 7 percent.

We Are Entering A Golden Age of Internet Founders

Rob Go

Bill Gurley had a great post about the advantage of youth, and it got me thinking about the advantages of age and youth. came to a pretty exciting conclusion: We are entering a golden age of internet founders! We hear about young tech founders a lot these days.  We invest in young founders at NextView all the time, and I’m proud of it.

What I Read On Spring Break

Feld Thoughts

Amy and I just spent a week off the grid in Hawaii with my partner Ryan, his wife Katherine, and their son. It was a much needed break – I was once again totally fried – from work, travel, and all the training for my upcoming 50 mile race. The Lightening Thief – Rick Riordan: This was my first Percy Jackson book.

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How to do Cohort Analysis in Google Analytics

Jonathon Balogh

New to cohorts? Check out the Introduction to Cohort Analysis for Startups. Clearly cohort analysis is a great tool to track retention and user engagement but how do you set up your blog, game or web service to track cohort groups? Google Analytics doesn’t support cohort tracking as a standard feature. Why Google Analytics? Events. Data timeliness.

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Wisteria Is Stuff That Works

Duct Tape Marketing

Wisteria Is Stuff That Works This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. This is a new Sunday series that I’m calling Stuff that Works.

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WordPress Page Caching Faster than Light — @WPEngine releases TachyCache

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Dateline April 1, 2012. Austin TX. Today WP Engine proudly announces a new WordPress page-caching technology which actually delivers pages before  the user clicks the link! In a joint venture with CERN, WP Engine has developed a TCP/IP layer on top of a faster-than-light neutrino beam, delivering page content in negative time. Announcements

Will iPad Revolutionize Textbooks? Infographic

Campus Entrepreneurship

Just received this infographic in an email. I’ll share it because there are some good numbers in there. Lets think broader than textbooks though.

11 Compelling TED Talks On Money

YoungUpstarts

Money talks, but what it has to say happens to be grimmer than, “Timmy is trapped in a well.” Laurie Santos: A monkey economy as irrational as our own.

Doing something I love

VC Cafe

It’s been a while since I posted regularly. The past few weeks have been very busy, but extremely rewarding.

It’s “yes” day at Real Ventures

StartupCFO

VCs say “no” a lot. In fact, on average, we invest in one out of every one hundred deals we see. The rest of the team feels the same way.

Qwiqq launches its 2.0 mobile app

Startup Houston

We’d like to congratulate Qwiqq on the launch of their 2.0 application in the iTunes App Store. I met with founder John Phan last week before the launch to see a demo of their new app. I was very impressed with the responsiveness and beautifully designed interface (with an interesting business model to boot). Qwiqq 2.0 About Qwiqq. Qwiqq 1.0

Adventures of a Bystander

deal architect

Recently, my former Gartner colleague, Bruce Stewart, one of the deepest thinkers I know humbly called himself a “writer”. It’s funny how bloggers strive to be called analysts and ex-analysts feel no such desire. My big revelation in the last. Industry analysts (Gartner, Forrester, AMR, others) Industry Commentary

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Eight More Big, Hairy, Bodacious, Universally Game Changing Disruptive Startup Ideas

Mark Birch

Who says brilliant ideas do not fall from trees?  It is not enough however to stash away these highly valuable nuggets of inspiration. 

Some day soon

deal architect

…we can dream of international roaming included in a fixed monthly plan, like my wife’s calls this weekend to the UK and Ireland. Included in my monthly office Vonage charge. So, are calls from my cell phone from US to. Globalization and Technology Telecommunications

"But now the race is on to make the voice the sought-after new interface between us and our."

Mark Birch

“But now the race is on to make the voice the sought-after new interface between us and our technology. Nothing shocking here since the release of Siri last year. However, there are some interesting tidbits about the major player in the industry, Nuance, and their push to create voice enabled interfaces across all devices and in all applications.

Brand Play

Start Up Blog

I am seriously in love with the Google maps 8 bit – bit for April fools day. So much so, that immediately after I write this post I will be going to Google maps to get my street and suburb (Yarraville) in screen shots in their 8 Bit version. You should too. And by the way – brands that know how to play are brands that win.

WORSHIP SUNDAY: Free by Stryper - I searched high and low, but.

Mark Birch

WORSHIP SUNDAY: Free by Stryper - I searched high and low, but there is no Christian music coming out of Boston or Massachusetts or New England for that matter.  So what is Stryper doing in my “Rock of Boston” week? The lead singer and guitarist, Michael Sweet, had played with the band Boston for the past few years.

Brand Play

Start Up Blog

I am seriously in love with the Google maps 8 bit – bit for April fools day. So much so, that immediately after I write this post I will be going to Google maps to get my street and suburb (Yarraville) in screen shots in their 8 Bit version. You should too. And by the way – brands that know how to play are brands that win.

Stanford ETL with Steve Blank

Jessica Mah

I had a great interview at Stanford ETL with one of inDinero’s angel investors, Steve Blank. Giving that talk was among the more humbling experiences I’ve had as an entrepreneur, and it’s amazing to see that it’s been viewed over 15,000 times. Hope you can set aside the time to watch. You can also download the mp3.

Risk & Conservatism

Start Up Blog

I like to embrace risk, disrupt and take the path less traveled. But I only do this when it comes to innovation in business. When it comes to family, I prefer to take a conservative a approach. An important life trick, is to know which parts are worth behaving in an unexpected or unusual manner.

Stanford ETL with Steve Blank

Jessica Mah

I had a great interview at Stanford ETL with one of inDinero’s angel investors, Steve Blank. Giving that talk was among the more humbling experiences I’ve had as an entrepreneur, and it’s amazing to see that it’s been viewed over 15,000 times. Hope you can set aside the time to watch. You can also download the mp3.

Risk & Conservatism

Start Up Blog

I like to embrace risk, disrupt and take the path less traveled. But I only do this when it comes to innovation in business. When it comes to family, I prefer to take a conservative a approach. An important life trick, is to know which parts are worth behaving in an unexpected or unusual manner.

Stanford ETL with Steve Blank

Jessica Mah

I had a great interview at Stanford ETL with one of inDinero's angel investors, Steve Blank. Giving that talk was among the more humbling experiences I've had as an entrepreneur, and it's amazing to see that it's been viewed over 15,000 times. For a little back story, I've been watching ETL talks since I was 16 years old. Permalink.