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I Am Enough

Feld Thoughts

I received a bunch of great comments and responses to my post Be Vulnerable. hadn’t ever seen it so I watched it last night. So then we numb.

How Reed Hastings’ Facebook Status Update Landed Netflix in SEC’s Crosshairs

Gust

What could be wrong with more transparency? The key words worth repeating here are “ perfect information.” Or its blog?

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Stop Procrastinating: 5 Tips From Ben Franklin

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Benjamin Franklin--author, printer, politician, postmaster, satirist, inventor, musician, and diplomat--clearly knew how to get things done. ”

Why Video is the Best Way to Share Your Company Story

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

A picture paints a thousand words, and those words are greatly multiplied if the picture in question is moving. Too Close for Clarification.

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10 Ways to Step Up Your Leadership

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

No matter who you are, or the type of company you oversee, there are some universal ways you can be better at it. Don't try to get stuff done.

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3 Keys to Great Customer Relationships

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Customer relationships are all about emotions rather than features and functions. Relationships are emotional rather than intellectual. Like this post?

The 5 Fastest Ways to Get More Referrals for Your Small Business

Duct Tape Marketing

Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is from Andy Sernovitz – Enjoy! Here’s how to do it: 1. Just ask.

Automate Your Business for Fast Growth

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Automation isn't just for corporate giants. Use these eight tips to get your business running more efficiently and effectively. Build a history.

Small Tablets Are Further Atomizing Ubiquitous Computing

Agile VC

quick emails), etc. the coffee shop, mass transit, quick meeting or waiting period scenarios).

Secret to More Profitable Negotiations: Food

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

New research shows that simply sharing a meal with negotiating partners can lead to better deals. What did Balachandra discover? They did not.

You’ve Been Reddited: How a Single Post Increased JobKaster’s Monthly Traffic Over 2900%

Startup Houston

At JobKaster , we’re in the middle of a complete overhaul. How did I increase traffic over 500X? Blind luck and a bit of SEO. And up. And up….

Small Businesses Use LinkedIn More Than Facebook

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A new survey shows that more small business owners use LinkedIn more than any other social media platform.

Remember the square and round pegs must match the correct holes

Taffy Williams

Match the people to the correct task! The matching of shapes seems like a simple concept. This includes building a startup. This includes the PEOPLE!

A Sales Technique that Leaves Everyone Happy

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Here's how asking the right questions can help you close big deals while leaving your clients confident they made the right decision. It's a win-win.

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Eugene Chung – New TechStars NY Managing Director

Feld Thoughts

Over at the  TechStars blog  today, David Cohen introduced the new Managing Director for TechStars in New York, Eugene Chung. Thirty-five great candidates were interviewed for this position; the only offer we extended was to Eugene. His background includes NY-area investments BuzzFeed and Bedrocket while he was at New Enterprise Associates.

Top Thing to Invest in Right Now: You

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Buy key-person insurance. It's the best investment you'll make this year. My company has a $1 million life insurance policy out on me. Stick with term.

Bandits vs pirates. jConnect vs Twilio

Business of Software Blog

Here is my personal view of two providers of providers of a really simple thing – a telephone number. The last time we got a fax was in 2009.

How to Banish Office Politics

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

No company is immune from infighting and gossip. How to keep politics from damaging relationships and impacting your bottom line. Ah, office politics.

8 Key Processes Distinguish a Business From a Hobby

Startup Professionals Musings

Like it or not, you are now entering the dreaded realm of specifying and documenting “formal business processes.” Develop your business plan.

Cloud Storage: 4 Legal Issues You Need to Know

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Here's how you can protect your company against data loss, international subpoenas, and cyber crime.

[Infographic] How Geospatial Technology Drives Global Economic Growth

YoungUpstarts

Geospatial technology, such as the use of advanced digital mapping, GPS and other location-based services, is changing the way the world works.

Meet the Makers of the Famous Foam Finger

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The famous foam finger: Only the roots are humble. The finger is defiant and triumphant and a little bit rude. We're No. 1! We're No. 1! Nine U.S.

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The Nordic Startup Scene Covered In The Economist

ArcticStartup

Next week's cover issue will have a nice focus on the Nordic countries, as shown by their released cover. What's your take on the article?

Why the Customer Is (Sometimes) Wrong

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Customer's always right? Not always. Here's the few reasons to be wary of customer feedback. The customer, turns out, is not always right.

The #hash economy

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

Back in the late 90′s I started noticing URLs at the end of many TV advertisements. And then Twitter. You see it everywhere now.

Rule for Success: Choose Your Playing Field

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Winning takes more than a big vision, no matter how brilliant it is, says Roger L. Martin, dean of the Rotman School of Management. Roger L.

Who’s on call?

John O'Farrell

Alan Bradley: [holds up his pager] I was paged last night. Sam Flynn: Oh, man, still rocking the pager? Good for you. TRON: Legacy. billion. PagerDuty.

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3 Steps to Win Over Investors

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It's how you spin it: Incite their greed and dispel their fear. Fundraising is of the most exhilarating--and terrifying--parts of running a startup.

Seven Secrets of Billion Dollar Companies – Blueprint to a Billion Entrepreneur Version

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation Blog

The Blueprint Growth Institute. This is the institute borne from David G. Thomson’s book profiling billion-dollar businesses. But not just any billion-dollar businesses: Ones that got there better and faster than others. Below we highlight the seven keys to success espoused by the most successful billion-dollar companies studied by Thomson.

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What You Really Need to Know About Your 'Path'

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Don't roll your eyes. Awareness of what's going on inside and around you can help you to visualize and influence your future. Nobody walks alone.

Viber Amasses Over 50 Million Users Across Asia

YoungUpstarts

Viber was recently translated to Chinese, Japanese, and Korean with Thai and Vietnamese coming soon.

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Real Estate: the Next Crowdfunding Boom?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Looks like the JOBS Act will make it much easier for crowdfunding platforms to host real estate projects. in 2012. “Our goal is to offer more.”

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Should We Celebrate Equity Crowdfunding At The First Investment Or First Exit?

ArcticStartup

Right now we're reading about how the J.O.B.S. But these platforms are growing. Technically that wasn't really legal. Exit issues.

How to Ride Another Company's Coattails

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Lots of start-ups make their money by identifying other companies' biggest hits and developing complementary products. You can, too.