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A Different Approach to Refreshing Stock Option Grants

Feld Thoughts

Every year in December and January I go through the same cycle for all the boards I’m on. It’s the annual bonus, next year bonus plan, option grant refresh cycle. embrace this – my goal is to help these entrepreneurs and management teams win. know compensation is an important part of the feedback / reward loop.

5 Startup Marketing Actions to Impress Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

When questioned, founders usually mention word-of-mouth, viral marketing, and a top quality product. Get exposure for your expertise. Marty Zwilling.

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4 Reasons Customers Won't Trust You

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

These four common (but easily-correctable) errors tell your customers you can't be trusted. Here are the four most common: 1. Customers aren't stupid.

Six Steps to Growth: What I Learned as 500 Startups’ Growth Hacker In Residence

Numerate Choir

I just finished up a six month stint as Growth Hacker In Residence at 500 Startups. want to share a few of my learnings. But before I do that, a couple of things to get out of the way. … Continue reading → Data

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How the Most Productive Bosses Spend Their Day

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A McKinsey Quarterly study of bosses around the world reveals tips for a satisfying and productive day. Working methods matter, too.

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Digg Founder: Trust Your Gut. Always

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Fear almost prevented Kevin Rose from starting Digg. magazine). These guys were larger than life to me. My palms would be sweaty. My heart would race.

The Science of Productivity: How To Get More Done In Less Time

crowdSPRING Blog

Most successful entrepreneurs and small business owners are highly productive and efficient. Did you know there is a science of productivity?

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Make Every Day More Productive: 6 Tips

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

I love new beginnings. But getting tons of stuff done--well--is much more fulfilling. Here's how I do it. Here are a few pointers: 1.

Can’t. Stop. Laughing.

Jeff Hilimire

“I found Fido! Hey, I found Fido!” ” Thanks to parislemon for pointing this one out to me. Humor

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3 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Productivity

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

An expert in behavioral economics reveals how human nature could be working against you--and how you can get back on track.

Major Change: Facebook Just Obscured App Reporting

Nick O'Neill

Remember the good ‘ole days when you used to be able to track the daily, weekly, and monthly active users of Facebook applications? Yeah, those were the days (a.k.a., last week). In fact, those days existed up until yesterday when all of a sudden Facebook changed their reporting mechanisms. Weekly Active Users: > 5 million. million. million.

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How to Finally Wake Up Earlier

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Not a natural lark? People have probably been hectoring you to get up earlier since high school. Here's how to finally reset your waking time.

Why You Need To Systematize Your Business

Mike Michalowicz

Systematizing your business means freedom. Not just one type of freedom, but many. You are freed from doing the work. And systems even give you the choice to simply watch the business run or improve how it runs. You are freed from the limits of your time. You are freed from confusion and knee jerk reactions.

Entrepreneur vs Wantrepreneur: Knowing When to Quit

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Taking a risk is not the same thing as putting your entire family in financial peril. ” So how do you know?

Boomlagoon Launches Noble Nutlings: Is Helsinki The Mobile Gaming Capital Of The World?

ArcticStartup

Over 600,000 downloads in just 7 days and a steady 300,000 in daily average users would be dream launch statistics for most mobile gaming companies.

Small Business Survey: Best Ideas, Biggest Challenges, and New Year Resolutions

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

SurePayroll president Michael Alter writes about small business sentiment as we turned the corner into 2013. Hiring was slightly down (0.1

Six Tips For Firing Compassionately

YoungUpstarts

by Rob Wilson, CEO of Employco USA. As many companies slowly recover from the down economy, even large corporations are still being forced to downsize.

How to Avoid a Desperate Decision

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

When things get bad, it's tempting to try something--anything--to right the ship. Don't fall into these common traps. It’s not just acquisitions.

Destructive Intelligence Limits Innovation

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

That’s all for today folks, but read Indy’s piece.

Death Wish? Discuss Politics at Work

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Discussing politics at work is a sure way to derail a safe, inclusive, and constructive environment.

Refine Your Writing Voice and Sing Proudly into the Blogosphere

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

It’s tough out there in the blogging world. Don’t become discouraged. In order to swim in a sea of voices, you’ve simply got to make your voice unique.

Inside a Successful Celebrity Ad Campaign

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A big name and a pretty face help--but there's much more that goes into making a celebrity endorsement work. million views on YouTube (at last count).

Tuesday, Jan. 22: John Frankel presenting at HBS

David Teten

To see a preview of the slides and a video from a recent similar presentation, visit  [link]  . and  [link]  . RSVP:  Muse Bertoli.

The Sticky Customer Trap

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Are you creating value with your best customers, or is it just an illusion? Here's how growing revenue can lull you into complacency.

Gartner has increased their mobile ad projections, display to grow fastest

The Equity Kicker

Gartner have just released revised mobile advertising projections, showing a total market of $11.4bn for 2013, up 19% from last year.

5 Unusual Things You Should Trademark

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Filing a trademark shouldn't stop at words and logos. There are many other ways to protect your brand that you may be overlooking.

Harvard iLab Entrepreneurship Discussion, Wednesday, Jan. 23, Boston

David Teten

This is for Harvard grads). Harvard Innovation Lab (125 Western Ave, Allston, MA). Space is limited. REGISTER NOW -via your  post.harvard.edu  log in: https://secure.post.harvard. edu/olc/membersonly/HAA/event/ showEventForm.jsp?form_id= form_id= 141865.  or email your registration to: info@Harvardae.org. Launch: Product is ready now what?

Brian Chesky: Design-Thinking Is the Future

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The Airbnb founder said that designers in the tech sector should be respected as much as engineers. After a valuation of $1.3

What Does Your Website Say?

Rembrandt Communications

Do You have the Right SEO Copy in Place? When new people visit your Website, what’s the first thing they see and click on? If you don’t know, it’s time to find out. Check your Google Analytics and see what is going on. This is important. While you may think you have a great [.].

Why an IPO Can Kill Your Innovation

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A Stanford study finds that tech companies undergo a major innovation slowdown after going public. It is the opposite of what you might expect.

“Mobile Payments’ Cashless Utopia Is Not Coming.

Mark Birch

“ Mobile Payments’ Cashless Utopia Is Not Coming Anytime Soon ” via ReadWrite. Mobile payments will reach $90 billion by 2017, up from the $12.8

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Why the Manti Te'o Train Wreck Is Good for Entrepreneurs

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The Manti T'eo scandal could provide just the push the Web needs to get real. But for entrepreneurs, there may be a silver lining.

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See. Click. Fund.

Bryce Dot VC

Yesterday, the City Council in Raleigh North Carolina voted down a proposal to begin testing a new service designed by one of our portfolio companies, SeeClickFix. The idea behind the service won’t sound novel to most readers here, but to non-net natives it may be one that needs to be approached with caution.

CIOs and social networks

deal architect

Vala Afshar, Chief Customer Officer at Enterasys Networks, a unit of Siemens Enterprise, lists who he considers the 50 most social CIOs on Twitter.