Sun.Feb 26, 2012

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What's Wrong With Sensationalist Media

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Check out this email I got from a major media company this past week: I was just talking to my boss about New York's tech scene and the types of stories I should go after. He  He wants me to get a little personal like digging into how founders and investors are actually using all this money flowing into the city.

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Entrepreneurs Need Creative Thinking After the Idea

Startup Professionals Musings

Most aspiring entrepreneurs believe their initial idea and inspiration requires the most important creative thinking. Think the unthinkable.

Everybody Wants Their Pound of Flesh (Negotiating with Buyers)

Both Sides of the Table

I recently wrote a post about negotiating with suppliers called “ The End of the Mexican Road.” I think most of us feel this way, really.

Raising funding as a first-time founder

I’ve been fortunate enough to meet with some outstanding first-time entrepreneurs on a few different days during this week. A note on incubators.

The internet is reshaping our economy from one of huge corporations with lots of jobs to huge platforms with lots of income streams

Chris Dixon

From Innovation and the Bell Labs Miracle in today NYTimes: Innovation is an important new product or process, deployed on a large scale and having a significant impact on society and the economy, that can do a job “better, or cheaper, or both.” Regrettably, we now use the term to describe almost anything. The differences are immense. startups

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Personal Reinvention - Lessons From the Kingdoms of Amalur

Seeing Both Sides

I became a venture capitalist over nine years ago, leaving my entrepreneurial career at the ripe age of 32. Talk about personal transformation!

Converse All Star Is Stuff That Works

Duct Tape Marketing

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

Texas 10

Winner for Best Crowd-Sourced Funding Is.

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

With Incident in New Baghdad, its second Oscar nominee in two years, Kickstarter is on its way to becoming a democratizing force in the movie industry In the old cliché of Hollywood self-regard, Oscar winners in their acceptance speeches thank the anonymous “little people” who helped them achieve stardom.

HBS Angels Healthcare Night

David Teten

If you’re a healthcare-focused VC or angel who has made at least 3 investments in the trailing year, please contact me if you’d like to attend our upcoming Harvard Business School Angels pitch night on February 29, co-hosted with the HBS Healthcare Alumni Association. The evening is sponsored by a Fortune 500 medical technology company.

The Soul of a Project #5: Are You a Project Luddite?

Active Garage

Jack Black in “ School of Rock ” presented a rather sophomoric but passionate statement regarding, “Sticking it to the Man.” Magical Thinking.

2/28 Best Practices Event: Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur

David Teten

UPDATE: CANCELED DUE TO MICHAEL YAVONDITTE BEING UNABLE TO PARTICIPATE. Michael is Founder and CEO of Hashable , and Former CEO of Quigo, which he sold for $340 million to AOL in 2007. Michael’s bio ). Best Practices is an event series hosted by serial entrepreneur Joe Chin. Food (pizza), drinks and networking included. RSVP here.

[Singapore] Newstead’s Second Digital Style Outlet In Jurong Point – A Sign Of Changing Consumer Behavior?


Consumer Behavior, When Shopping For Electronics, Has Changed. Vendors seem to agree.

Follow the Money

Over the past few weeks I've advised a half dozen entrepreneurs at various stages of startupdom. I have a lot less time to chat or review things because I'm working full time, serving on the school board, and developing my own stuff nights and weekends. So I cut to the chase. and change the verb tense depending on their stage. Ideas are great.

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First look at the iPhone 5XL. My first tech scoop! Beat out.

Mark Birch

First look at the iPhone 5XL. My first tech scoop! Apple iPhone smartphone tech scoop news humor


Information Arbitrage - Thoughts from Ann Arbor

Information Arbitrage


Best of the Week on Strong Opinions

Mark Birch

This week on Strong Opinions, we loaded up on the carbs. Where F-Commerce Failed, P-Commerce Will Succeed. LinkedIn Connect Fail Syndrome.

Walker Twitter Highlights: February 20th – 26th

Scott Edward Walker

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting blog posts, articles and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues. Below are my five most popular tweets (via ) for the past week and a couple of blog-related tweets. zh2iWF at 22:27 ProFounder Shutting Down yKzxKu.

Data Scientists

Mark Birch

informationarbitrage : The data scientist v2.0 will be out in the world applying their skills to real-world problems, not toiling away in a lab, in solitude. The will get better and better by having more of these real-world experiences from which to hone their hypotheses and glean their insights. Data scientist is the hot new job role right now.

Posses, Posers, and Pushers – An Entrepreneur’s First Tradeshow

Launching Tech Ventures

by Julia Kastner The hardest thing about being the little guy (or girl) at a big, bad trade show is that you have no idea who is who. I went to the MAGIC trade show in Las Vegas – one of the biggest events for fashion and retail in the world. I wanted to meet some retail buyers who could give me feedback on denim designs I outsourced.

WORSHIP SUNDAY: Forsaken by As I Lay Dying - Taking a bit of a.

Mark Birch

WORSHIP SUNDAY: Forsaken by As I Lay Dying - Taking a bit of a turn this week highlighting one of my favorite Christian metalcore bands. An Ocean Between Us is still one of the most solid albums ever recording in the entire genre, and that includes the AILD follow-up The Powerless Rise.

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