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Cloning Successful Startups

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Jeff Leventhal, the CEO of our portfolio company WorkMarket , emailed me yesterday. He said: i would love to see an avc post about copycats like samwer bros. what do u think of this form of entrepreneurs, etc? looked back over my archives and I guess I've never addressed this topic here at AVC. So here goes. It's a free market out there.

5 Things Remarkable Bosses Never Do

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

What you don't do can sometimes make a bigger impact than what you do. recently described what remarkable bosses do. Glad you asked. Right away.

Cancer

Feld Thoughts

I was going to write something about a new book I’ve just published but I woke up this morning and that felt trivial so I’m going to save it for next week. Instead, I’m going to talk about my day yesterday. My long time friend (dating back to the mid-1990′s) Andy Sack has testicular cancer. And it was awesome. And uncertain.

The New Rules of Customer Engagement

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Goodbye, customer touch-points. Hello, ongoing, meaningful contact that actually drives revenue. How can your business see this sort of boost?

Four Ways To Create A Positive Team Culture

YoungUpstarts

Clint Anderson Ph.D., founder and president of J. Clint Anderson Company. Research shows that when people connect well, organizations succeed.

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Does easy communication outweigh noisy distraction at the workplace? It's nearly 20 years since I worked in an office with a door. So, what's better?

How to create a niche – Small Business Spotlight

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How many times have you thought “somebody should make…” or “why doesn’t anybody sell…”? show Shark Tank.

Innovating in the wrong direction for brilliant products

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What’s the problem with greeting cards? They take too dang long! And they’re a meaningless gesture anyway, so why not make them easy?

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Women: More Honest and Hardworking?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

What's the workplace really like? A new survey claims women are working their tails off. and men are more likely to play hooky. or just playing hooky.

Ask These 3 Questions?

Taffy Williams

Starting acompany will come with many stresses and strains over a prolonged time. Even well run companies have issues thatarise and the issues may start or add to conflicts or problems. One of the things you can do to ensure yourpotential success is to build a great team. It is also difficult if some of theinfighting starts or disagreements develop.

5-Star Feedback Systems are Broken - A Crowded Space

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Young & Female in Start-up Central

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A founder of Women 2.0 explains how the start-up scene is evolving for women and offers networking advice for aspiring female founders. Do you agree?

Change your words to change your world…

Life Beyond Code

Imagine these scenarios and may be you can relate to some of them. Scenario #1: Jill is wearing a new dress. Jack: Why, you look just great…. Busted.

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St. Louis Startups Strut Their Stuff

ReadWriteStart

Two events this week in St. Louis show how vibrant the startup ecosystem has become there. Here more than 40 companies presented to about 50 investors.

Scaling Me

OnlyOnce

Scaling Me. Two things have come up over the last couple years for me that are frustrations for me as a CEO of a high growth company.  These are both people related — an area that’s always been the cornerstone of my leadership patterns.  That probably makes them even more frustrating. ” So now the paranoid Matt kicks in a bit. 

How India Can Surge Ahead in Entrepreneurship

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Great entrepreneurs focus intensely on an opportunity where others see nothing. People keep repeating the mistakes of the older generation.

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Danish Startup Community Unified Against The Entrepreneur Tax

ArcticStartup

Would you start a high growth company if you knew that if you were to make it to exit, the government could levy a 67% tax? Digital pitchforks. Period.

Great Leaders Make Room for Up-and-Comers

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In 1925, leadoff hitter Wally Pipp stepped aside because he knew the Yankees needed a rising star, Lou Gehrig, up at bat. What a legacy.

A Great American Experience

OnlyOnce

A Great American Experience. It was a great experience for the three of us overall. And we should all be excited about that!

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Pitch to Get a Meeting, Not a Check

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

TechStars' founder David Cohen on how to get what you really need from an investor: an invitation to come back. But two or three times?

Time For a Change #9: Connection Through Independence

Active Garage

Growing into Interdependence. In the Flexible Focus Series we looked at the first principle of the Mandala Chart, Interdependence. That article looked at the 3 stages of growth, from dependence, to independence, to interdependence, and six steps to continuous improvement which can facilitate this growth process. The Interface Connection. Attitude. 

IPO Task Force Leader: JOBS Act a Wake-up Call for Startups

ReadWriteStart

"A lot of the noise in the market right now is about bringing back irresponsible IPOs. That is a short-lived strategy, and a wrong-headed strategy."

Quick Impressions of Qatar

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

The world cup arrives in 2022. That event creates a natural timeline by which they want to achieve big things before they enjoy the global spotlight.

Innovation Infarction #3 — Dodging Hard Work

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

It might be the most obvious innovation infarction of all. Nonetheless, quite deadly. People, innovation is Never easy. Painful, oh yeah. Complicated?

One Cheer for the JOBS Act

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Etsy Hacker Grants: Supporting Women in Technology

Code as Craft

Our goal is to bring 20 women to New York to participate, and we hope this will be the first of many steps to encourage more women into engineering at Etsy and across the industry.” ” – find out more , and then checkout Etsy Hacker Grants

Want Innovation? Try Bribery

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Innovation is critical to the success of modern businesses. But just because you find it of the utmost importance doesn't mean your employees will.

Why are local businesses so good for the economy?

Up and Running

Congressman Peter DeFazio (Oregon, D) stopped by the Palo Alto Software office yesterday and discussed the important role small businesses play in their local economies. If you can’t view the video above, click here to view it on YouTube. Click here to view local news coverage of the visit.

CIO Do over wishlist

deal architect

Chris Murphy at InformationWeek is one of my favorite technology editors ( He also kindly wrote a blurb for the back cover of my new book.) He has a nice gallery of CIOs each expressing something in their career they. Industry Commentary

Making the Most of Your Employee Perks

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Do you know how to get the most out of the benefits your company provides? Here's the ultimate check-list. Well later has arrived, folks! Education.

Punt: Michael McHenry on Startups

charliecrystle.com

Today's punt is to one of the Startup Lancaster's participants, Michael McHenry, who compares building a startup to getting a plane off the ground. Network. Grow your Network. Grow your freaking Network." Great stuff.

If you’re looking for a fun iPad game…

Jeff Hilimire

Super light on posts this week as I’m “off” this week (spring break with the kids). Back in full force next week. Random

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Time For a Change #9: Connection Through Interdependence

Active Garage

Growing into Interdependence. In the Flexible Focus Series we looked at the first principle of the Mandala Chart, Interdependence. That article looked at the 3 stages of growth, from dependence, to independence, to interdependence, and six steps to continuous improvement which can facilitate this growth process. The Interface Connection. Attitude.