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Why Silicon Valley and Hollywood Don’t Get Each Other and Who Will Win the Future

Both Sides of the Table

For the past three years I have been pounding the table as loud as I can about the future opportunities in digital video. The concise guide is here.

The Golden Age of the Boston Internet Entrepreneur

Genuine VC

This latter persona is still hungry, but is able to really leverage that experience-set. Today the landscape is very different from 2004.

Why Startup Entrepreneurs Need to Communicate More Like George Bush Than Al Gore

Both Sides of the Table

This article originally appeared on TechCrunch. It is election season. So why re-hash Bush v. Before that he was a US senator. Call on me. ” 3.

Excellent Analytics Tip #21: Convert Complex Data Into Simple Logical Stories

Occam's Razor

I love this quote from Richard Branson: Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated. It is hard to make something simple.

5 trends that are changing how we do big data

GigaOM. Apple. Cleantech. Cloud. Europe. Mobile. Video. Nov 3, 2012 - 2:00PM PT. trends that are changing how we do big data. Tweet. Email This. Share.

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Don't re-elect SOPA supporters on Tuesday

Nathan Hurst

As elections draw near, remember that it's not just about the President. We'll vote on a number of Congressional seats too. If you haven't take a second to get a quick read on your senator and representative, do that now. For quick reference, if you're in one of these states or districts, please pay extra attention. Notes. Permalink.

9 Tips to Turn an Idea into a Business

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Here's a straightforward approach to analyze a product's potential and bring it to market. Ideas: Everyone has them. Few act on them. Either works. 4.

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Running My Business From A Shelter

Mike Michalowicz

A picture from my “office” at the local town shelter. This is Day 7 with no power, heat, phone or beer at my house. Damn you!

13 Buzzwords to Stop Using

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The first few times you say these phrases, you might sound 'in the know.' But the road to pretentiousness--and silliness--is a short one. Have a hunch.

The Secret to Finding Highly Profitable Clients

Duct Tape Marketing

Most people view marketing and selling like this. photo credit: tiffany yelitza. Marketing Strategy Referral Marketing ideal client profile

Don't Sabotage Your Social Media: 6 Sure Ways

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Here's a basic checklist to quickly make sure your social media tactics are on the right track. Secure your brand name for your account. Mind the ship.

[Infographic] Laziness And Workplace Productivity


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What's Your Unfair Advantage?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Anything that is worth copying will be copied, so how do you establish an advantage? By building something that cannot easily be copied or bought.

The one barrier to entry startups should focus on

Version One Ventures

Barriers to entry! Photo credit: phill.d) In today’s B2B and B2C web markets, barrier to entry boils down to one thing: demand-side benefits of scale.

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Great Startup Teams Foster a Culture of Likability

Startup Professionals Musings

You don’t have to be likeable to everyone to be a great entrepreneur, just to the people who count. So likability is an elusive quality.

Why Online Review Products Are Frequently Wrong

Nick O'Neill

You find yourself shopping for a restaurant to eat at, a hotel to sleep at, or a destination to travel to, so what do you do? Why wouldn’t you?

Which is your limiting factor?


Every task has a limiting factor which determines how fast you are able achieve your goal. How to indentify your limiting factor?

Winning Startup Weekend and Competing In the Global Startup Battle

Startup Houston

Startup Weekend is back in town on Friday at the Houston Technology Center. The onto a canvas and add other components such as voice or animation.

9 Reasons This Small Business Owner Should Be President

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

I realize you're about to go vote for this country's next President, but let me offer a better alternative. Are you undecided? better alternative.

Innotech Beta Summit Participants

Austin Startup

Our showcase companies this year are TrustRadius, Outbox, Ube, Skyence, and Compare Metrics. Events innotech beta summit

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Beware of the Dangers of Over-Networking

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The co-founder of Wistia offers four reasons you should beware of devoting too much time to networking. Where do I sign up?

Collaborative Consumption Creates New Marketplaces (Guest Post)

VC Cafe

It would not surprise me if you had recently stumbled across the term "collaborative consumption" while roaming the World Wide Web. The Peer-to-peer movement seems to be making waves of technological. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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#Sandy: Biggest Event in Instagram History

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

More than 800,000 photos were marked #Sandy on Instagram. As the hurricane tore north up the East Coast, Systrom began monitoring Instagram's usage.

Top 10 Tips for Choosing the Right Business ISP

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Package. Most ISPs offer lots more than just an active internet connection. Usage. Typically, lower usage leads to lower bills. Speed. Spam Protection.

One Entrepreneur's Big Push to Prevent Breast Cancer

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Through her non-profit Bright Pink, Lindsay Avner has established herself as a leader in breast and ovarion cancer prevention.

Finding Traction

Feld Thoughts

Ever since I did the  American River 50 Mile Endurance Run  I’ve been fascinated with ultramarathons. Wow – this is going to be an amazing movie. Nikki Kimball totally blows me away. If you are into this stuff, go support the Indiegogo campaign for Finding Traction  and help the film become a reality!

What Election Predictions Can Teach You About 'Big Data'

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Why do the New York Times' controversial election predictions matter? They offer key lessons about how to be smart with 'big data.' That is correct.

Fifteen Personal Finance Tips For Making Sure You Are Better Off Four Years From Now


The constant media coverage and ubiquitous political ads simply won’t let you forget (no matter how much you’d like to!). Absolutely. Invest wisely.

Report: You're Company Mobile Devices Are Likely at Risk

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A recent survey reveals that while small business owners are concerned about mobile security threats, few are actually prepared for them. As Inc.

Startup CEO (OnlyOnce- the book!)


Startup CEO (OnlyOnce – the book!). One of the things I’ve often thought over the years since starting Return Path in 1999 is that there’s no instruction manual anywhere for how to be a CEO.  That became one of the driving forces behind the creation of my blog, OnlyOnce (because “ you’re only a first time CEO once ”) back in 2004.

The Election Could Affect the Sale of Your Business

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Before you vote, take a look at how either candidate could impact your ability to successfully exit your small business.

Our Investment in 3D Robotics

Bryce Dot VC

A few months back at a group dinner, someone asked what areas OATV was interested in these days. At the time, I gave an answer that set the table back on its heels a bit- Drones. went on to explain that we were seeing a ton of activity around drones with the alpha geek crowd. It was clear Chris and his team saw the same.

The Best Place to Launch Your Company

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

NYC TechStars managing director David Tisch on the eternal question: Silicon Valley vs. New York, Boston, Boulder or

Politically Stranded

Mark Birch

Then came the election loses and resignations by the few moderate Republicans still left in Congress.  Therefore I will vote.  And vote.