Tue.Jul 26, 2011

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Why Some People Succeed Against All Odds

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

“Every dream will be challenged!&# These powerful words from a mentor of mine have been burned in fire into my memory. Rarely, a dream or goal comes true easily and effortlessly, without delays, problems or hurdles. When this happens, what will you do? Will you just give up? Or will you persist and struggle and succeed? What do you do?

The Origin of Leaders #7: “A” Players. Surrounding yourself with the Right People

Active Garage

Leo Messi is the greatest footballer in the world. His peers say so. He plays for Football Club Barcelona. Is it less important? Not more friends.

Venture Deals

Startup Lessons Learned

I was very pleased to receive an advance copy of Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist the other day. After reading it, I've concluded that it's like having a super-mentor on your shelf. I have been extraordinarily fortunate throughout my career to have been blessed with amazing mentors. What's that you say? Here's why.

@GuyKawasaki is having a blast on Google+. Check it out [link]

How to Change the World

Just loving what I can do at Google+. My favorite features are: Ability to edit posts and comments. Big pictures, not just thumbnails.


Venture Deals: Chapter 1: The Players

Ask The VC

On day two of our romp through the table of contents of Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist , we cover the various players involved. The experience, motivation, and relative power of each participant in a financing can be complex, and the implications are often mysterious. Venture Deals book venture deals

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Disappearing Into The Fire - The Berlin Edition

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

In April of this year, I blogged about the Disappearing Into The Fire Workshop. This is a workshop put on by Jerry Colonna and Ann Mehl that seeks to provide CEO Coaching "at scale." " What I mean by that is for most people CEO Coaching is a one on one experience, and a very good experience which I highly recommend. The details are here.

You Are Here

Market by Numbers

As technologists working on new products and new markets, we tend to forget where we are on the technology adoption lifecycle curve. Nobody cares.

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Bigger is not Always Better

The Entrepreneurial Mind

One long standing aspect of American culture is that bigger is better. We seem obsessed with having the biggest city, the tallest building, the busiest airport or the largest house. When I went to business school in the 1970s, we were trained to pursue one goal: maximize market share. So how big should an entrepreneur plan to grow the business?

Go: Some Thoughts on Communicating With Your Investors

Ask The VC

Rob Go from NextView Ventures has today’s VC Post of the day titled Some Thoughts on Communicating With Your Investors. It contains some great advice for communicating with your seed investors (both VCs and angels), for building both commitment from your early VC seed investors, and creating a cadence that is effective.

How not to pitch an investor


I got this e-mail earlier today as a contact submission on my blog. I’m sharing it with names and details removed, not to be mean but because this happens all too often and it shouldn’t. details. So, what’s wrong with this approach? Frosty : It’s a cold contact from the contact form on my blog. No intro.

How My Biology Blog Landed Me My Dream Job

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Yeah, I know. It’s not what you want to hear about on a blog about Blogging and Entrepreneurship. Who comes here to know how to land a job? Isn’t the entrepreneurial dream never to have to work for anyone but yourself? Isn’t it all about working smart and not hard? Can you be an entrepreneur and still have a full time job ?

Who can build the marketing machine?

This is going to be BIG.

This is just a theory, but it feels to me that there's a talent gap in the marketing space--or a few of them. To begin with, there seems to be a serious shortage of customer acquisition experts--particularly given how hot subscription services have gotten. This is a startup's first Director of Marketing and there are a ton of openings in this area.

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Does Entrepreneurship Age Like Wine? [guest post]

VC Cafe

By Chaim Zucker*. Thing is Butch, right now you got ability. But painful as it may be, ability don’t last. Feather-weight champion of the world.

Startup Q&A Site Sprouter to Shut Its Doors


So it's sad to hear the news today that Sprouter will be closing its doors. Sponsor. I sure hope so. Discuss. Startups

4 reasons they will buy your startup

Start Up Blog

As far as I can tell their are 4 main reasons that a company will buy your startup. Particular in the web / tech fields: Talent buy out. Technology buy out. User buy out. Revenue buy out. What’s interesting is that these buyouts happen in that order as well. In fact, it’s rare enough that we should ignore it as a possibility.

The tragedy of the anticommons

Chris Dixon

Seems very relevant to today’s music industry, and potentially relevant to the internet/software industry in the near future as patent lawsuits become increasingly common: The commons leads to overuse and destruction; the anticommons leads to underuse and waste. Even divided land ownership can have unforeseen consequences.

Simple Formula to Propel Your Business

Duct Tape Marketing

The formula GC + OP – MM = G or Great Content + Other People – Marketing Messages = Growth. Are You Making Evil Plans?


Running a Billion Dollar Startup with Twelve People?

Mark Birch

Startups are feverishly hiring right now to scale up their businesses, but could we in fact be doing it all wrong?

SEO Case Study: Month 13 Results

TylerCruz.com: An Internet Entrepreneur's Journey

For the first time since starting this particular case study, I’m not excited about writing this. I don’t know why exactly. I am on the 1st page?

Delaware Court Refuses To Dismiss Breach Of Contract And Fraud Claims By Jilted Merger Partner

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

By Robert Reder and George Esposito of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP. Indicates That Acquirer's Pre-Closing Operational Control May Create Fiduciary Relationship Sufficient to Support Fraud Claim. A decision of the Delaware Court of Chancery in late 2010, Narrowstep, Inc. Onstream Media Corp.,? [1] Background. prior to ?the Breach of Contract.

Business Model Analysis, Part 5: Virality

Platforms and Networks

This post is part of a series on business model analysis for entrepreneurs. The first post in the series presents a comprehensive list of issues entrepreneurs should consider when designing a business model. Others delve into specific issues; this one provides an overview of viral customer acquisition dynamics. Direct Network Effects. Word-of-Mouth.

IA Ventures is growing :: come join our start-up family

Information Arbitrage


An inspiring quote on leadership and confidence

Jeff Hilimire

I recently read the book Onward by Howard Schultz. Or if you’re a fan of Starbucks you’ll love this book, obviously. How true.

Head Over Hills: Lithuanian Mobile Flirting Platform Eskimi Is Growing


Online dating has been a growing trend in Western hemisphere but of course people enjoy flirting all over the world. registered users. nas But?nas.

Do your prospects and customers know WHY you are in business?

Escape From Cubicle Nation

This month, I have been having a great time teaching a new class called Power Teaching. What about you?

Time Keeps On Slipping…


Where does it go? Time Keeps On Slipping Into the Future… (you tube). So much going on but so little time to write about it. My daughter lost her first tooth when she was almost a year older than when my son lost his and the tooth fairy came to visit. Thank goodness for blogging!

The Truth about Building Your Own Small Business Website

Marketing Junkie

Entrepreneurs …Have you built your own Website, or been thinking about building one yourself? If so, you’re not alone. WordPress has some great ones.

Competing on Service: Eleven Ways to Beat the Competition by “Hugging” Your Customers


by Edward D. Hess, author of “ Growing an Entrepreneurial Business “. The U.S. Remember, customers are concerned about their own financial security.

Blue Chip Customers Can Wreck Your Startup

Mark Birch

If you sign that big name customer early on, chances are you are going to get in over your head. Then you have a better chance at raising funds.

Want To Publish Your Articles And Content On ArcticStartup?


We're always on the look out for great content to publish here on ArcticStartup. To do this in a successful manner we want to hear about them!

The Wrong Way To Market Your Product Online

Nick O'Neill

This morning I was reading about an all too common strategy to online marketing: posting comment spam. It’s incredible how many companies believe this is a valid method of online marketing. The Wrong Way. What’s incredible is how much effort this takes. The Right Way. Mint.com used their blog to gain traction in the marketplace.

Ray Lane's new ride: a Fisker Karma

EIN News

Ray Lane, a managing partner at venture capital firm Caufield and Byers, already owns a. competition in the internal combustion engine." Many venture capitalists in Silicon Valley drive Tesla Roadsters, a

80’s TUESDAY - Don’t Disturb This Groove by System -.

Mark Birch

80’s TUESDAY - Don’t Disturb This Groove by System - classic bit of R&B synth schlock out of the mid 80’s from my music vault…. music


managing - Category&lid=Main - 1 - Headline Link" onClick="s_objectID='2100174-_category';"> Engineering energy's next big breakthrough

EIN News

Jersey. I was in finance in the United States and worked on several technology startups. too early. And we are talking to venture capitalists. We rejected a venture capital deal for $2-million a couple of months