Wed.Jan 30, 2013

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The Colorado PUC Trying to Shut Down UberDenver

Feld Thoughts

In yet another insane move by government against entrepreneurs and job creators, the Colorado PUC is proposing a new set of rules that would shut down Uber in Colorado. This is protectionism and misuse of power in an egregious form. As a Colorado entrepreneurial community, we shouldn’t stand for this. And tell everyone you know. Email Gov.

Qualcomm’s Corporate Entrepreneurship Program – Lessons Learned (Part 2)

Steve Blank

I ran into Ricardo Dos Santos and his amazing Qualcomm Venture Fest a few years ago and was astonished with its breath and depth.  Read it first.

Startup Visa Act 2013 Introduced By Udall (D-Colo) and Flake (R-Ariz)

Feld Thoughts

Today appears to be government day on Feld Thoughts. This morning I wrote about the Colorado PUC trying to shut down Uber in Colorado (bad). Now I get to write about  Senators Mark Udall (D-Colo.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) re-introducing the Startup Visa Act of 2013  (good). Senator Flake – thank you for showing leadership on this issue.

How to Use Social Media To Drive Sales


According to a report by Nielsen on social media  Americans spend three times more time on social media than reading their e-mail. Black Friday data.

We Need to Have Sympathy for Those With Depression. It is an Illness

Both Sides of the Table

Somebody commented that in 2013 I have done a lot more personal posts than usual. didn’t set out that way. It just happened. Aaron Schwartz.

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What Is Coworking and Why You Should Know about It

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Working from home can be great! You can get up when you want, work when you want, and even wear your pajamas. Your kitchen is just seconds away.

8 Ways Happy People Are Different From Everyone Else

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Want to be happier? Steal a page from the perennial optimist's playbook. If you want to be truly happy, you need a new playbook. They are resilient.

From Radio Shack, to Self-Taught SEO Expert, Court Tuttle Reveals How He Always Knows Which Keywords Are Profitable Online by Yaro Starak

Tweet [powerpress]. Download the Text Transcript in PDF. Subscribe to this Podcast in iTunes. That’s what Courtney Tuttle has achieved.

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6 Email Marketing Myths

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Everyone knows you shouldn't send the same email twice, right? Wrong. But there are many misconceptions about how to make a great email pitch.

Email 47

The State of Business To Business (B2B) Content Marketing In North America

crowdSPRING Blog

And of course, the most effective content marketers produce a great deal of useful and engaging content. Do you agree with the findings in the report?

B2B 34

7 Iconic Bands that Changed the Business of Music

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

These trailblazers all sparked major changes in the music business. Use their examples as inspiration to shake up your industry. Forget musical tastes.

5 Things Your Referral Sources Desperately Want to Know

Duct Tape Marketing

Marketing podcast with Michael Port. photo credit: Kalexanderson via photopin cc. Hopefully you have a very clear understanding of this first.

Quick: Define Leadership

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If you don't know what your leadership is, how are you going to make it persuasive to others? ” Invariably, a pause follows. ” (Dwight D.

10 Criteria for a Memorable Name for Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

First things first – your startup needs a name! This may seem a silly and frivolous task, but it may be the most important decision you make.

You Don't Have to Be a High-End Firm to Offer High-End Customer Service

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A recent trip using Enterprise Rent-A-Car reminds me luxury customer service isn't expensive, but hugely desirable. Boy was I wrong. Impressive.

Passion For What You Do

Mike Michalowicz

My friend was the second child born to his parents. When he was about to have his own second child, his mother shared a story with him.

Facebook Fuels Online Advertising Start-ups

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Facebook beat fourth-quarter earnings expectations today. billion and profits of 17 cents a share. 500 honoree. That has shifted dramatically."

Please tell me this isn’t Blackberry’s strategy to get back in the game…

Jeff Hilimire

Apparently,  Alicia Keys is now the Global Creative Director of Blackberry. And we need a creative director who is all about keys!”

Evernote Founder's Rule for Success

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Phil Libin, the founder of Evernote, once used sleight-of-hand to play up strengths and downplay weakness. He spoke with Inc. editor Eric Schurenberg.

Letter to Carmen Ortiz about Aaron Swartz

Andrew Payne

Stepping off my usual entrepreneurship topics, here’s a letter I sent to Carmen Ortiz, Stephen Heymann, and Scott Garland (the prosecutors in the Aaron Swartz case) earlier this week. I’m expecting precisely zero effect on anything here, but it captures my analysis of what happened. January 28, 2013. The Honorable Carmen M. Ortiz. Payne.

What it Takes to be a Later-in-Life Founder

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You're never too old to start a company. One recent theme at the Triangle Startup Factory is that of the later-in-life entrepreneur.

via @lisatwight

Bryce Dot VC

via @lisatwight


A Little Crazy, a Little Fun: Building the Right Company Culture

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You can't position your company as cutting-edge if your employees think it's run-of-the-mill. How we're giving our company culture a boost.

Letter to Carmen Ortiz about Aaron Swartz

Andrew Payne

Stepping off my usual entrepreneurship topics, here’s a letter I sent to Carmen Ortiz, Stephen Heymann, and Scott Garland (the prosecutors in the Aaron Swartz case) earlier this week. I’m expecting precisely zero effect on anything here, but it captures my analysis of what happened. January 28, 2013. The Honorable Carmen M. Ortiz. Payne.

Invest In Israel Newsletter – January 2013 Edition

VC Cafe

As every month, VC Cafe is re-posting the “Invest in Israel” Newsletter, published by the investment promotion center of Israel’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor, which offers many helpful tools for prospecting investors. For the Invest in Israel archive, click here. [[ This is a content summary only.

5 Things That Could Slow Apple's Success

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Let Apple's example be a lesson to you: Staying on top of your game--no matter how successful you are--is a never-ending struggle.

The Writer For Our Time?

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

A couple weeks ago, there was a terrific article in the New York Times Magazine about novelist George Saunders. Some excerpts below. Writing

Toopher Closes $2M in Funding

Austin Startup

The Austin Technology Incubator (ATI), in the IC2 Institute at The University of Texas at Austin (UT), is pleased today to announce that Toopher has officially graduated into the Incubator as an IT portfolio company. Enterprise

Top Five Digital Health Trends For 2013


By Melissa Thompson, CEO of Talk Session. Healthcare needs fixing.  Here’s five trends that will dominate the healthcare front in 2013. 1.

Why Foodspotting Is Worth $10 Million

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

OpenTable's acquisition of Foodspotting shows why entrepreneurs should pay close attention to their platform capital. said yes. But spend wisely.

Beaches to Business Plans: A Market Pulse Interview with CEO Tyler Jensen

Business Plan Blog

Serial Entrepreneur  and CEO of The Startup Garage Tyler Jensen speaks with Market Pulse on ESPN 1700 in San Diego. Tyler Transcription coming soon.

Is Seller Financing For You?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In today's challenging business-for-sale market, buyers expect some form of seller financing. The Pros 1. The Cons 1.

[Infographic] How Apple Spends Its Money


We may not have much data into how Apple spends its money but we can analyze its spending patterns for clues behind its financial success.

What Online Dating Can Teach You About Being a Better Boss

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

But the folks at the MIT Sloan Managament Review Improvisations blog beg to differ. So far, so similar to a fun quiz in Cosmopolitan.