Tue.Nov 06, 2012

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Entrepreneurs as Dissidents

Steve Blank

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently.

10 Leadership Practices to Stop Today

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If you want to be the best in your industry, you have to get rid of your outdated management style. And there's no turning back. They're out there. 7.

Without Deep Pockets, Profitability Trumps Growth

Startup Professionals Musings

A question that I often hear debated these days is whether a new startup should focus on growth or profits. Marty Zwilling.

Build the Best Team Possible (Drycleaning Matters, But Not Why You Think)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Start by asking a potential hire his life's goals--and then draw a roadmap of how those can be achieved working for you. It's not too late to start.

How to Change Your Thoughts and Why You Must

Duct Tape Marketing

A few weeks ago I started a series of posts I’m calling Recover You. photo credit: Mait Jüriado via photopin cc. Let me ask you something.

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Case Study: 13 Pre-Launch Traffic Strategies for Startups (Part 3 of 3)

Software By Rob

This article is a guest post by Dan Norris, founder of Informly. In this final installment I am going through my final 7 strategies. 8. Startup sites.

Infographics Are Hot, Your Boring Data Is Not

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Turn your boring piles of stats, data and other information into an eye-catching infographic using these three steps. It caught on like crazy!

Story-centered design: how to make a prototype in PowerPoint

Google Ventures

When I started my career as a management consultant, I was surprised at how versatile PowerPoint was. Prepare your slides. Create the UI. Design

Want to Be More Effective? Try a Mental Detox

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Follow these four tips to get back on top of your mental game. Louis Cardinals from 2005 to 2012. We relate to each other the same way.

The Secret of Success – The Long, Straight Road

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Though he faces daily adversity, he remains faithful to his purpose.  Detours. Perseverance separates the successful from the unsuccessful.  Shortcuts.

Be Customer-Focused: 4 Basic Tactics

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Follow these four great ideas to keep your sales growing and your customers happy. Source: Ian Gilyeat, founder and chief marketing officer at I.R.

Become An Entrepreneur In College: It’s Easy


by Kevin Kaiser of Startup Biz Blog. There’s no reason to wait for graduation before  diving into the world of entrepreneurship. Innovating.

Want to Spy on Rivals? There's an App for That

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Social media can offer lots of clues into your competitors' strategies. The trouble is capturing all that data. A new app promises to do it for you.

Design Staff ? Story-centered design: how to make a prototype in.

Design Staff

When I started my career as a management consultant, I was surprised at how versatile PowerPoint was. At Astrid, I found a new

5 Ways to Get Your Sales Team to Change

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Need to make big changes to what you sell or the way you sell it? Follow these five tips to get your salespeople on board. Identify the early adopters.

Startup CEO – New Book in the Startup Revolution Series

Feld Thoughts

Matt Blumberg, the CEO of Return Path , has just put up a post about the new book he’s working on called Startup CEO: A Field Guide to Building and Running Your Company.  I’m super excited that this is going to be the fifth book in the Startup Revolution series and the first book not co-written by me.

Silicon Valley's Hottest Commodity: The Design-Savvy Founder

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Don't get an MBA. Don't even learn to code. If you really want to start a great company, hone your design skills. The coder is important, sure.

Workday: The Locker Room at Half-Time

deal architect

A few weeks ago, I wrote it is “Halftime in Enterprise Technology” Workday invited a group of analysts and bloggers to their annual Technology Summit, this year in conjunction with their user event, Rising. To me, the opportunity to mingle. Cloud Computing, SaaS

3 Critical Mobile Marketing Insights

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Former analyst and now VC Mary Meeker gave an unexpected mid-year update on Internet trends. Here are three you can't afford to ignore. That's 2.4

The Tipping Point State

Constantly Learning

The U.S. Presidential elections are today and I want to throw some interesting nerd commentary into the mix. While doing research on electoral voting and the U.S. presidential election I discovered a wealth of data at electoral-vote.com. The site aggregate all of the polling data from around the country and

Give Your Business A Great Story

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A business idea is only as good as its story. Make your story great, and you'll be on the fast-track to success. good story changes everything. Rewind.

On this Election Day, I wish…

Jeff Hilimire

Today the nation votes for the next President of the United States, and I have but one hope. Let’s (hopefully) agree that no matter who wins, the next President will do his best to improve this country. You or I might not agree with the tactics or the strategy, but the intention will be to make this country better over the next four years.

Why Your Accountant Is Your Biggest Asset

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If you want to know why your business has stopped growing, talk to your accountant. Starting and a growing a company is an inherently nebulous process.

Mindset Lesons from the Navy Seals

Will Price

The Navy Seals are examplars of discipline, achievement, and overcoming adversity. The Navy studied the difference between the 25% of Seals who pass training and the additional 10-15% who should have passed but did not. The difference? Mindset. Goal setting Visualization Self-talk Arousal control/anxiety management

How to Be a Great Radio Guest

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You may be a great speaker. But do you know how to shine on the radio? You're asked to appear as a guest on a radio program. You're thrilled.

Encouraging the right type of innovation

The Equity Kicker

Clayton Christensen article in the New York Times last weekend which argues that the poor performance of the American economy is explained by a lack of empowering (i.e. job creating) innovation. This is, I think, an important point. Fred Wilson has since blogged twice about it. So were the personal computers of I.B.M. We just need more of it.

'Why I Voted for Mitt Romney'

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

As a businessman and an employer, I'm just more comfortable with Mitt Romney in office. Small--but not mom and pop. He wasn't surprised. No one knows.

Stages of Social Enterprise Capital

Business Plan Blog

The “five Cs of credit” lenders assess are character, cash flow, capacity, context and collateral.  Social Enterprise Alliance. Jossey-Bass, 2010.

You Should Love Your Business's Difficulties

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Is running your own business difficult? Of course. Here's why that struggle can be a good thing. Were you fishing? Lounging on the beach?

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Stinglight Photography

crowdSPRING Blog

There comes a time in everyone’s life where it seems like everyone they know gets married. That time in my life is now. We tried it and loved it!

The Key to Landing Big Deals? Speak to the Right People

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Every decision maker is looking for someone who can solve their biggest problems. To close a big deal, you need to demonstrate you can do just that.

grungebook: Stream the entirety of Soundgarden’s King Animal, a.

Mark Birch

grungebook : Stream the entirety of Soundgarden’s King Animal , a week before its official release, over at iTunes  (U.S.).

'Why I Voted for Barack Obama'

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The 2012 presidential election promises to be a close one. As a small business owner, I support keeping President Obama in office for four more years.


The November cS Award and the October cS Award Winners!

crowdSPRING Blog

Last summer, we announced that we would issue a monthly cS Award to honor quality work by designers and writers in the crowdSPRING community.