Wed.Oct 31, 2012

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Depression and Entrepreneurs

Feld Thoughts

Amy and I wrote a meaningful amount about entrepreneurs and depression in Startup Life. So the idea of depression has been on my mind. But as I sit here, I’m surrounded by a lot of grey, and it’s not just the clouds outside that are the remnants of the storm. I’ve reached out to most of my friends in New York to check in on them.

10 Reality Checks for Entrepreneurs From the Master

Startup Professionals Musings

Most of the time, I’m all about providing encouragement and inspiration to entrepreneurs. It’s not going to get better – it already is. Dream on.

5 Big Ideas That Will Blow Your Mind

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You won't find apps or Angry Birds here. Check out five ambitious companies pursuing big, bold ideas. When Inc. The next Angry Birds?

Ask Yourself These Questions Before You Decide to Become An Entrepreneur (Guest Post)

VC Cafe

Over the last few months many people have asked me for advice regarding their ideas and if they should go ahead and do anything with them. After hearing their ideas I always repeat the same answer. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Yoav Degani

Richard Branson: 'Screw It. Let's Do It'

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

What's it take to be a big thinker? The famed entrepreneur talks big ideas and even bigger challenges. The man may never have had a small idea.

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Winning the Next Wave of the Internet: Mobile

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Mobile technologies and applications are changing all the rules. Take these 3 risks to keep your business safe. Way up.

Know the competition and key decision maker before your next pitch

Taffy Williams

My tactor is GREEN and the others RED. That is just what you need to improve your business! Everyone is aware that competition exists.

Richard Branson: Knight of Big Ideas

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Sir Audacity himself: "Dream big by setting yourself seemingly impossible challenges. You then have to catch up with them


How does your business grow? One seed at a time

Escape From Cubicle Nation

We often think about business marketing in epic terms, like coordinating a six-figure launch, or undertaking a massive Facebook advertising campaign.

3 Ways to Get Paid Faster

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Cash-flow is key for small businesses. Improving yours could be as simple as changing a bit of wording on your invoices. Here's how. Days to Pay.

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Talk about re-“cycle”-ing

Venture Cyclist

With a hat tip to John Halamka who brought this to my attention, check out this cardboard bike. Greenery Cycling

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Taming the Social Media Monster: 6 Tips

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Social media has this in common with trick-or-treaters: Anyone could be on the other side of that door. Inhaling everything will not end well.

Are These 3 Scary Things on Your Website?

Rembrandt Communications

It’s Halloween, and there is a lot of scary stuff out there. But you may be unaware of some things that are really frightening and happening right in your business. For example, when was the last time you looked at your Website? If you have been busy focusing on your core, business activities as an [.].

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Leadership Lessons From the San Francisco Giants

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

How did the San Francisco Giants win? The same way your company can. Here are 7 lessons. 1. He did not want the group to disband.

Reexamining Why You’re In Business

Duct Tape Marketing

think most of us would agree that the reason our businesses exist is to exchange value with a customer for payment. photo credit: wwarby.

Case Study: Keep Your Day Job & Start a Business

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Nick Chasinov spent five years building his business while holding down another full-time position. Here's what he learned along the way.

With isocket, programmatic is taking a bite out of the big side of the pie

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

For about the past 18 months I’ve been talking about the coming of programmatic technologies (machine to machine buying and selling) to the premiums side of the display ecosystem. It was one of my “2012 AdTech Predictions ” published last year in AdExchanger and I expanded on that prediction in a piece earlier this year, also in AdExchanger.

3 Ways to Avoid Hiring Nightmares

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Want to waste less time and money on the wrong hires? Follow this bit of unexpected advice. She managed to ultimately select a candidate and hire her.

500 Startups unveils its Fall 2012 accelerator lineup: More international and more sh*t founders say

The Next Web

500 Startups has announced the 33 newest companies joining its accelerator program this Fall. Dealflicks: a movie tickets and concession deal service.

Why the World Needs Big Ideas

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

With so many businesses thinking small, true audacity and vision mean more than ever. For her second act, she intends to eliminate world poverty.

Wield Your Mighty Pen (Or Keyboard) and Slay the Great Beast of Writer’s Block!

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

You sit down at your computer fully armed. But wait! What’s this? Nothing is happening. No torrents of inspiration are springing forth. Don’t Give Up.

Turn Off Bad Habits With the Flick of a Switch

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Procrastinators, rejoice: Neuroscientists have discovered that by manipulating areas of the brain, they can turn bad habits on and off. ”

Teaching Entrepreneurship in 30 Minutes or Less Part 3: (Free Award Winning Syllabus and Lesson Plan)

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation Blog

Want to teach entrepreneurship to a class, kids, grandkids (yourself) in 30 minutes or an hour? Here’s part 3 in our 3 part series. ” .

How to Manage Millennials

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The delicate art of building a culture that embraces employees of all ages, from Baby Boomers to Millennials. That's not to say the system is perfect.

Insights from the MySQL Case at Stanford - 10/30/12


We were fortunate to have Zack Urlocker and Clint Smith come to our Stanford GSB class yesterday to help teach the MySQL case. Zack and Clint were part of the management team that built and sold the organization to Sun. This was a key for MySQL's growth and ability to get traction with users. Growth in new opportunities such as Web 2.0

Two Spouses, Two Companies

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Two-business households are the worst--except when they are they best. Hollywood loves power couples. Employed spouses also get paid vacations.

More New Renaissance

deal architect

on the innovation blog “Truth Goggles” The OOW Hotel Shuttle Software for more precise microsurgery The sociology of Facebook Oracle Open World: a photographic journey Singapore – the overachiever One Man Orchestra Advanced Material Innovations. Innovative Business Uses of Technology

Case Study: How One Scrappy CEO Landed an AT&T Partnership

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Philip Walker started Network Solutions Provider the old-fashioned way: By going door to door. Then, a mentor persuaded him to set up shop on his own.

Morninglist: The full lean start-up cycle in 48 hours.


This usually takes weeks, months, years. They had an idea, revised it a few times. Just another task management tool that is set for failure.

Tech Trends: Tools for Managing Contacts

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

We tried out two basic CRM tools that help organize contacts--and stay in touch with them. Then, you can log on to see which tasks have been completed.

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A Dedicated Security Team

Constantly Learning

Companies are living entities. As companies and grow and shrink priorities change. Something that wasn't important yesterday is now critical to survival. The larger the company the slower the change happens. But, priorities do shift regardless of the size of the organization. At some point during this corporate priority shift

Dear Customers, Sandy Hit. Now What?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

When your business is struck by disaster, how can you avoid further damage to your reputation? Be careful. Stay safe. Help out others as you best can.

IsePankur Opens Platform For Anyone In The EU to Invest In Estonian Consumer Loans


Additionally this will be the first time that private investors can invest directly in Estonia without committing large amounts of money”.

The Case for Hiring Unskilled Workers

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Did you create your business with the intent of gaining freedom and financial security? What?! How can you do that? So create the system first.