Mon.Dec 03, 2012

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The Future of Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Steve Blank

But there is no standard strategy and structure for creating corporate innovation. organizational) changes corporations need to make. In the U.S.

Let's All Shed Tears For The Crappy Startups That Can't Raise Any More Money

Sections. Social. Mobile. Enterprise. Cloud. Small Biz. About. Contact. Advertise. Privacy. Search. Follow us. Share. Share… on Facebook. Cloud.

Is Your Brand Magnificent At Digital Marketing? A Diagnostic Framework.

Occam's Razor

small bang here, a big sizzle there, one big paid search campaign and … VICTORY! Reality, as is its wont, is much more complex. Do this. Country!

10 Course Corrections Every Startup Should Memorize

Startup Professionals Musings

agree with Eric’s summary of the top ten types of pivots to consider: Zoom-in pivot. Zoom-out pivot. Customer segment pivot. Customer need pivot.

The Things Successful People Don’t Do

Mike Michalowicz

Excuses are a dime a dozen, and successful people aren’t.  Do you see the correlation? That decisive choice to fight against odds. Multitask.

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How to Use Behavioral Design for Boosting Conversions (Using The Fogg Behavior Model)


Design impacts behavior. If you know how to impact behavior, you can design for behavior. Here’s how to do it. Do you know BJ Fogg ? You should.

Entrepreneurs, Don't Just Create Products or Services?Create a Legacy!

Small Business Force

My Dad was a builder. He designed and built houses, managed the construction of significant office buildings, even built two stadiums. He's been there.

Authentic Leadership

Scott Weiss

      “There are a bunch of aggressive, ivy-league educated, high IQ people working in Bentonville whose careers are going nowhere because they never learned how to connect with other people.” ­­­— Lee Scott, (now former) CEO of Walmart, circa 2008. certainly knew of Walmart but had never heard of Lee Scott before this meeting. Honest and fallible.

mHealth is Booming – What to Expect in 2013

VC Cafe

There is no doubt that mobile devices are transforming healthcare. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. There is no doubt that mobile devices are transforming healthcare.

Inc.'s 10 Most Popular Stories of 2012

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

We culled our data to find the most read, shared, and commented Inc. articles this year. Don't miss even one. Which Inc. most-trafficked. most visited.

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Why your marketing is not working

Escape From Cubicle Nation

I get lots of questions  about marketing. “What new techniques should I be using to grow my business? ” I ask. “For two whole months!”

Using Dashboards to Drive What Matters

Duct Tape Marketing

A dashboard is such an important concept when it comes to easily accessing the health of a business. photo credit: istargazer via photopin cc.

Wow – That Was Intense

Feld Thoughts

As they wheeled me into surgery, I thought to myself “If this is the end it has been pretty amazing.” ” This is a photo my brother Daniel took of me just after they wheeled me out of the recovery room and back into my little cubby hole where Amy and Daniel were hanging out. And then our dog Kenai died. It means a lot to me.

The Campaign’s Over – Is Nate Silver back in his Sepulcher?


No!  He tuned in a great blog post  this weekend on the biases in internal polling. Apparently internal GOP polls for key states were biased toward Romney by an average of 4.7%. Independent polls also turned out to have been slightly biased toward Romney, but internal polls were twice as far off, and that level of inaccuracy and bias is typical.

Why Kickstarter Sucks For Large Hardware Projects

Nick O'Neill

A few months back I ended up making my first significant purchase on Kickstarter. It was $200 for a well designed time-lapse motion control device. It was expensive but I was a big fan of the product design. As such, I backed it. On August 25th, the project ended, raising over $400,000 for their device design. The problem?

Great book: Google+ for Small Businesses by Lynette Young

Grade A Entrepreneurs

I met  Lynette Young at Guy Kawasaki’s party at SXSW earlier this year. Google+ for the Rest of Us. followers. Google+ for Small Businesses.

Book value matters

Information Arbitrage

Solving an important problem is generally the credo of most entrepreneurs. However, the solutions can take a variety of forms: core technology (e.g., a new database); business model (e.g., peer-to-peer lending); or service (e.g., next-gen mobile optimized retail banking). But I have the benefit of diversification. Founders don’t.

Different ways of looking at investment opportunities

The Equity Kicker

At the highest level I think Chris is right. But that doesn’t mean that the finance lens should be ignored. Are customers ready to buy the product?

Craft Breweries Buck Discount Trend With Seasonal Releases


Shmaltz Brewing Company’s holiday gift pack featuring eight seasonal beers. Black Friday. Cyber Monday.

Rapportive – ee all info on anyone who emails you

Scalable Startup

Rapportive. via Rapportive. Business Development startup CEO Tom Nora venture CEO blog CoFounder early stage tom nora

Noam Wasserman – Understanding Founder’s Dilemmas

Business of Software Blog

This is a summary of Noam Wasserman ‘s Business of Software 2012 presentation. Startup Failures. Most startups fail. Let’s accept that.

Don't blame the game, blame the playas

This is going to be BIG.

Apparently, venture capital is a cruddy asset class where you can't get returns over the long term. Not only that, but there's a "Series A Crunch" that we've been talking about since October of 2011 where good companies can't seem to get to their next round of funding. That might make sense, if venture capital was an asset class. failed to perform.

Elon Musk Plans to Colonize Mars at 500K per Pioneer | How Big is Your Vision?

Campus Entrepreneurship

Amazing article about Elon Musk’s plans for colonizing Mars! This guys think HUGE! Are you viewing the world like Musk? hope so. Musk was there to talk about his business plans, and to receive the Society’s gold medal for his contribution to the commercialization of space. Mars pioneers. Future Visions of Human Spaceflight ].

Man or Machine

Austin Startup

Technologist, I am calling you to the mat. Every profession comes with its own its own language. With the proliferation of human interaction with computers and the rapid adoption of ICT’s over the last 20 years, entirely new industries, new languages and consequently new cultures have been born. Editorial


Entrepreneurs, Don't Just Create Products or Services.Create a Legacy!

Small Business Force

My Dad was a builder. He designed and built houses, managed the construction of significant office buildings, even built two stadiums.

This definitely wins the prize for best Onepager of the.

Mark Birch

beer contest Dogfish Head Grateful Dead American Beauty brewery Onepager


[Review] Secrets To Entrepreneurial Success


Anecdotal stories from real-life situations end each chapter, giving more context and insight to points Sciambi tries to put through.

shopcoletteclayton: Jason Becker, born July 22 1969. At 16 he.

Mark Birch

shopcoletteclayton : Jason Becker, born July 22 1969. At 16 he along with his friend, Marty Friedman formed a band, Cacophony. Confucius~.

Customer Service and Customer Satisfaction

Constantly Learning

Great customer service makes a lasting impression on every user of your product or service. Billion. Great customer service is something humans crave.

The Question of Scale

Mark Birch

The team is awesome and the product is great, we are just not sure it can scale. There was less risk and operational execution was the focus. 

Thought Readership #18: 301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions by Victor Oliver

Active Garage

Call me fifty shades of confused ! Why is it that so many books have numbers in their titles? But the trend doesn’t stop with the number ten.



The hotcake idea of the event was Design A-Board. Design A-Board - An Interior Designer Palette on the Web. List of Prototypes that got demoed -.

You Don’t Need to Be Nomadic to Be Focused

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

Derek Sivers writes  that he’s giving up on maintaing a home base and giving up on maintaining physically proximate friends, events, activities.

"People would hear us and it wouldn’t make much sense,” says Conley, “but we were."

Mark Birch

““People would hear us and it wouldn’t make much sense,” says Conley, “but we were doing it with such conviction that they would give it another shot.”” - Clint Conley from Mission of Burma in “ Our Band Could Be Your Life ”. There is so much in hardcore punk that is analogous to the startup world. .