Mon.Apr 02, 2012

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How We Fooled Ourselves into Delaying Our Startup’s Launch

Vinicius Vacanti

This is a really smart way of thinking about startups. But, despite being all in on the Lean Startup movement, we didn’t do that. Lastly.

How To Design a Successful Interview Process for Hiring Top Talent

Instigator Blog

(Powered by LaunchBit ). Most companies don’t have a serious, repeatable interviewing process for hiring. Instead they wing it, bringing people in for interviews, asking a few questions, turning it into a fireside chat, and then hoping for the best. In my experience that’s not good enough. Reviewing Resumes. Screening Candidates.

Hiring Developers Before Product/Market Fit?

SoCal CTO

Using my StartupRoar as a radar, I came across a great post by Gabriel Weinberg Do you really need a full-time hire for that? Far from it.

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Multi-Channel Attribution: Definitions, Models and a Reality Check

Occam's Razor

A wise person said: "To guarantee success, spend 95% of your time defining the problem and 5% of the time solving it." MCA-O2S. All three.

The One Skill You Need Most

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It doesn't matter what industry you're in. This is the one thing all successful people know how to do well. What did every one of them say?

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Turn Failure into Success: 10 Ways

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The first step to becoming more successful is changing the way you think about failure. Failure is painful, right? Not for successful people.

7 Messages You Carry With You ALL the Time

Life Beyond Code

Whether you are doing something or nothing, you are always carrying a few messages with you. These messages include but not limited to: 1. on Flickr.

The Undiluted Genius of Dr. Bronner's

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

How Dr. Bronner's, truly one of America's great weird brands, grows more and more successful by being less and less conventional. You pick one up.

How can Twitter chat help your business?

Up and Running

One of the best ways for small businesses to build their networks and increase their influence is by participating in Twitter Chats. Be Strategic.

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The Pinterest Effect

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Starting to see more photos arranged in grids? Here's a look at why the Pinterest look is taking over Web design. Pinterest today is all the rage.

10 Sure Ways to Get Your Plan Trashed by Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

After struggling to create your business plan for months, every entrepreneur likes to think that their document is inspirational and will reach someone who is smart enough to see the brilliance of the idea, intuitive enough to recognize their business acumen, and enthusiastic enough to offer the money required to make it happen. Marty Zwilling.

The Stress and the Straddle

Life Beyond Code

In your heart, you want to stand out from the crowd. There comes the stress right there. The Stress. The work really begins now. The Straddle.

How Do I Protect My Option Grant From A Down Round In The Future?

Ask The VC

Question: I am considering joining a startup that is currently in the process of raising their next round of funding. What should I expect in terms of protection from both dilution and going under-water on my option prices given that I will be joining before term sheets and close of the round? Will my options be priced based on the previous round?

Marketing Lessons From the ‘Little Guys’

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Big businesses need to lighten up, get creative and take a few cues from small business owners. But is that really the case? I beg to differ.

The Single Most Important Way to Get More Out of the New Facebook

Duct Tape Marketing

The Single Most Important Way to Get More Out of the New Facebook This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. So, what does this really mean?

Wayfair's Road to $1 Billion

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You Want It? We Got It: Wayfair founded by Steve Conine (left)and Niraj Shah, sells more than 4.5 million items. These are a few of them.'>

Revisited: big VCs investing in seed rounds

Chris Dixon

A few years ago, the trend of companies raising smaller seed rounds combined with the emergence of new seed funds caused many big VCs to create seed investment programs. There are two important nuances to point out here. One important sign of this is how much they want to invest. If a $300M fund wants to invest $100K, they are buying an option.

Why CEOs Need to Think Less About Strategies

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Patrick Lencioni says that fielding smart strategies is less important than building a healthy and effective organization. Lencioni spoke with Inc.

Relax, and Go Home

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

I had the pleasure last week of hearing the Vietnamese Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh. The focus, even before the man spoke, was on breathing.

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Solving the Sales Conundrum: Special Report

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The relationship between growth and sales seems easy enough: Sell more stuff and your business gets bigger. And that's very dangerous. Why is that?

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Google Docs – get a little style!

47 Hats

Matt Williams (an “avid” reader of this blog) emailed me this morning. “I have always been passionate about useful and well designed tech. When When i designed the Google Docs iOS Linen Background, i honestly just wanted to share it with others who would appreciate it. I ”, Matt replied. from: 47 Hats.

Crowdfunding: What to Know Before You Go All In

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Before you raise money from the masses, a few words of warning. But are you ready? Those are, indeed, real dangers.

8 Bad Habits That Are Driving Your Coworkers Crazy

YoungUpstarts

Everyone has bad habits that have a way of showing their face while you’re at work. Constant complaining. So you’re having a bad day.

Fast Growth in a Slow Economy: 5 Case Studies

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Special Report: Proven strategies to spark sales when no one is much interested in buying. And who could blame them? By acting quickly. And boldly.

Tattoos and YCombinator Demo Day

This is going to be BIG.

It was June of 2003. I sat in a little ink shop on Rivington Street called Porcupine Tattoo. She had flower sleeves of spectacular color.

Future TechStars, Step Forward

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The Gatekeepers David Tisch (left) runs TechStars's New York City program, which graduates a class of start-ups every nine months. Second Life 2!

Thought Readership #4: The Merits of Mediocrity: Warning You What Not To Do

Active Garage

“Blogging isn’t writing, it’s graffiti with punctuation.” ~ Line from the movie Contagion. You’ve seen them, haven’t you? No relevance?

Make Room for the Chief Customer Officer

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Make room at the top of your team: Behind the rise of the chief customer officer. What does a CCO look like? It's such a simple statement," he says.

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What Startups Need to Know About Marketing

ReadWriteStart

One of the hardest things that a startup can do is get its marketing act together. Plus, many marketing folks aren't good people managers.". Sponsor.

Greatest Living Entrepreneur Brackets: We Have A Winner

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It's Bill Gates. Of course. Scroll down for the justification.) Login or Signup to fill in your bracket! Start with the obstacles she had to overcome.

How Anshul Dayal Leveraged Ebay And Small AdSense Sites To Quit His Day Job

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Hello again dear reader, today we’re hearing from a friend of mine, Anshul Dayal. Anshul is an ex-architect turned animator who worked on the Oscar winning film , “ Happy Feet.” ” Like almost everyone reading this blog, Anshul was bitten by the online entrepreneur bug and after that there was no turning back.

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Is Your Product Ready for Its Close-up?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

How do you know when to stop the tweaking and release a product? The short answer: You don't. You've been working on something for months.

Clarity Is Key When Negotiating with Investors

ReadWriteStart

For any entrepreneur, finding the perfect investor is like a match made in Heaven. But as in any marriage, things don't always go smoothly. Sponsor.

Lara Miller: True Story of a Fashion Launch

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Lara Miller started her women's clothing business in 2005. Her sophisticated, symmetrical designs are now sold in more than 50 stores around the world.

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