Wed.Sep 21, 2011

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Why Pseudonymity Is Such an Important Concept

Both Sides of the Table

It’s all told through a graphic & very short so worth your having a quick read. It’s a powerful concept. I wrote about Job Hoppers.

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Entrepreneur Success: It’s Not Always About You

Startup Professionals Musings

A successful business has to satisfy customers with a strong team, by helping them solve problems, save money, or experience more pleasure.

How To Create A Product That Sells by Yaro Starak

This four part series on creating your own information product will start with addressing a vital starting point with product creation: creating a product that will sell. In other words, creating a product that has a hungry audience. Therefore, we will kick off this series with niche identification. So how do I find a hungry market?

Four Stories Every Business Must Build

Duct Tape Marketing

Four Stories Every Business Must Build This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. Stories build commitment. They entertain, simplify, and inspire.

The agony of your current launch is building endurance and strength for the next

Escape From Cubicle Nation

I have one week until my belt test in my martial arts class. Eye of the Tiger Baby. It was too hard and it felt awful! You lost that round!

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Fun With Typography

crowdSPRING Blog

Here’s the short video: If you’re interested, here’s a nice writeup on how Alessandro Novelli created the video. Fun With Typography.

Information Arbitrage - The Information Dilemma

Information Arbitrage

All in all, it was a

15 Mobile Security Best Practices For SMBs (Or Anyone Else For That Matter)


by Don DeBolt, Total Defense, Inc. Protect the investment physically with a hard cover and screen protector. Android 2.1+ Delete unused applications.

As the Paradigm Shifts #V: Vulnerability

Active Garage

You must have seen it coming: after all of these weeks … From the moment we are born we are vulnerable to – well, to everything.

Babbaco – For the Great Parent We All Want to Be

Rob Go

I’m excited to announce today that NextView Ventures has become an investor in Babbaco along with our friends at Lightbank and SV Angel. We first heard about Babbaco from my friend Sam Yagan – the founder of OkCupid and Excelerate Labs , an incubator in Chicago. As a product, Babbaco is exactly what I want. youtube=[link]. | David Shen's Blogs | Predicting the Future: Research.


Before I joined Launch Capital, I was getting into my fifth year of angel investing and thinking about how to invest more strategically. I had heard about many larger venture funds doing a lot of research into thesis development

Features: simplicity versus completeness

Aymeric Gaurat-Apelli

I am tired of all the “simplest [Application Type] of the world” I wrote about it before. A simple application is not useful if it is incomplete. Would Excel be so successful if it was limited to editing a grid? On the other hand, people like the feeling of simplicity and despise being overwhelmed by [.]. General


SchipulCon 2011

Startup Houston

SCHIPULCON 2011. October 6-7. Norris Conference Centers at CityCentre. Houston, TX. Register. Arnold’s Brewery (free registration).

Lookout for Better Mobile Security

Jeff Jordan

OK, I’m going to date myself here. I graduated from college in the early 1980s and entered the professional workforce. Most of you wouldn’t recognize the office I worked in: phones sat on desks, were plugged into walls and were the only way you could communicate with workers not in the office. Portable” computers emerged in the middle of the decade.

Banks 'Extraordinarily' Undervalued: Analyst | Deimar ~ Business.


Another $100,000 For Every TechStars Company

Feld Thoughts

Today, TechStars announced that they’ve raised $24 million from a broad syndicate of investors to fund an additional $100,000 for every TechStars company going forward. One of the principles of TechStars has been to be as inclusive as possible for the VC and angel investors in the communities in which we run programs. TechStars investments

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Creative Semiotics

crowdSPRING Blog

Every piece of advertising or design has a root in cultural symbolism, otherwise, nobody would understand what it’s trying to say. For example, most people brought up in a Judeo-Christian society recognize an apple as a symbol for knowledge. Every culture has symbols like this. The study of cultural signs is known as semiotics. Biscuit, gran?

Alexander Stubb To Patron Arctic15


pa·tron - One that supports, protects, or champions someone or something, such as an institution, event, or cause; a sponsor or benefactor.

12 years of ebay

Eric Friedman

I would ventures to say that my time on the VC side of things yielded probably 10 signups a week on the low side and 100 per week on the high side.

Line2 Adds A Phone Line To Your Tablet Device


Following our customers’ lead, we’ve created a brand new version of Line2 from the ground up to take advantage of the unique capabilities of the iPad.

Touch Me I’m Sick by Mudhoney - I just needed to listen to.

Mark Birch

Touch Me I’m Sick by Mudhoney - I just needed to listen to this today. Pure raw energy and angst converted into beautiful aural fuzz.

Arctic15 Mobile App Now Available


The Arctic15 mobile app has now been made available. Their team will also be at Arctic15, so go say hi to them!

Making Life Easier: The Weekender

Mark Birch

nycdigital : Frustrated when your subway line is down for work on the weekend? NYC MTA subway The Weekender

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The Coming Bits and Atoms Disruption

Andrew Payne

I’ve written recently about the entrepreneurial lottery , and the long odds for many pure-software Internet/consumer/mobile projects. For the reasons outlined, I’ve been shifting my entrepreneurial energy away from these projects. I think we’re on the cusp (e.g. That only happened because of the collaboration the Internet enables.

shes-come-undone: this is what my kitchen is missing A wine.

Mark Birch

shes-come-undone : this is what my kitchen is missing. A wine cellar too awesome to not reblog…simply wow! wine wine cellar design awesome

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Solyndra's burnout burdens other solar upstarts

EIN News

of Solyndra, solar companies seeking financing from venture capitalists or banks face steeper challenges, said Kann. Cutting support for renewable energy in the U.S. is a "definite risk," said Craig Lund

Features, Benefits and Storytelling

Mark Birch

The software feature has had a rough couple of years. But what exactly do they mean when they attack the feature? But this is all besides the point.

Clean Energy Trust Announces 2012 Clean Energy Challenge, Expands Competition to Businesses across the Midwest Region

EIN News

projects to a panel of judges, including venture capitalists, corporations and business leaders at an all-day. Trust is supported by grants from the U.S. Department of Energy, the Illinois Department of

“Startups can kill, so remember to wear a.

Mark Birch

“Startups can kill, so remember to wear a helmet”. GPOYW - Just having some fun this Wednesday at the expense of the Startup Quote folks.

Can Market Access Save Consumers From $4 Gasoline?

EIN News

and an influential group of Silicon Valley venture capitalists. But the gambit – to draw together. fuels consumed for road transport in the United States, or even the substantial majority of those. trade deficit, and keep dollars inside the U.S. that can be used to further economic

Fly Me to the Moon performed by Tony Bennett - Such a smooth.

Mark Birch

Fly Me to the Moon performed by Tony Bennett - Such a smooth singer, Tony takes this standard to another level going completely unplugged during his MTV Unplugged special. This song is just one of many gems in an album full of awesome. music jazz standards singers Tony Bennett Fly Me to the Moon unplugged


Out of the Valley and into the Alley

EIN News

Street money-men not the Silicon Alley venture capitalists ran the city, and were none. At the same time, smaller angel and venture capital investors have applied less pressure to start-ups. the city the technology capital of the U.S. and the world. In addition to supporting

Raising Capital? 3 Tips for Entrepreneurs – Part 2

Scott Edward Walker

Accordingly, I thought it would be helpful to share three basic tips for entrepreneurs in connection with raising capital. How is this done? intros?

Why Two Venture Capitalists Would Exit Twitter Board Now

EIN News

members, Fred Wilson, a principal at the venture capital firm Union Square Ventures, and Bijan Sabet, board. Early stage investors like them and venture capitalists in New York City will be in. New York, "Navigating Uncharted Territories After S&P's U.S. Debt Downgrade from its Gilt-Edged AAA Credit