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Fog Creek Compensation

www.joelonsoftware.com

File a CV and let the great jobs come to you! See this and other great job listings on the jobs page. Briefly: Level 8 is for interns. Nuff said.)

6 Tips for Building Relationships with Journalists

Both Sides of the Table

Robert’s article is worth reading. It got me thinking, which for me is always the sign of a good blog post.  I think Robert’s right.

The Revenge of the Fat Guy

Marc Andreessen

[This post is by Ben Horowitz.]. Fred Wilson wrote a counter post to my The Case for the Fat. Startup that you can find here. Before countering his counter, I’d like to say. that Fred is one of my favorite VCs and has a marvelous track record of. success. Further, I’d like to thank Fred for posting his article, as it enables me to. Product. He has.

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Startups Get Hit By Shrapnel In The Banking Bill

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

There is a big banking reform bill working its way through the Senate right now. It is sponsored by Chris Dodd, Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee. It has a long name I can't remember, so I'll call it the Dodd Banking Bill. What does a bill attempting to regulate the banking industry have to do with startups? This is nonsense.

Stickiness is bad for business

Chris Dixon

It is common to hear entrepreneurs and investors talk about the high level of engagement (what we used to call “stickiness&# ) of their website. They quite rightly believe that it’s better to have a more engaging user experience, as that generally means happy users. Facebook recently became the most visited site on the web.

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The Problem with Talking to VCs

Genuine VC

I had coffee with an entrepreneur friend the other day who is in the early stages of putting a company together, and he recounted how his informal conversations with a venture capitalist had quickly escalated into a full partner pitch in just a few weeks. what are the economics? what is the best marketing strategy? Fair enough. personality fit).

Blur is Coming

Feld Thoughts

I’ve been hinting about a new conference that we’ve been working on with Eric Norlin that complements Defrag and Glue. Eric is about to launch it and the splash page for the Blur Conference is up. If you are familiar with Defrag and Glue, you know they are built around two of Foundry Group’s themes ( Protocol and Glue respectively).

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Ten rules for better founding teams

High Contrast

Previously, I highlighted the legal aspects of structuring founder agreements. These are indeed very important but it is even more important to underscore that any agreement can be modified if the parties involved agree to do so. In many cases of misbehaving founders weak boards and weak investors are to blame also. Founder drag-along. Vesting.

Help Angel Investment in Georgia

Force of Good: a blog by Lance Weatherby

Now that the landmark national health care legislation is heading to the desk of President Obama let's turn our attention to a less controversial topic to the readers of FoG.  Encouraging angels investors to invest in early stage, innovative, wealth-creating businesses. This bill was introduced by the Technology Association of Georgia and.

Should Your Startup Give Performance-Based Warrants?

Both Sides of the Table

This is part of my ongoing series on Startup Advice. Sometimes it actually does. Usually it goes more slowly than we hope. Should You Offer Them?

What if Microsoft Created The iPod?

crowdSPRING Blog

Most people agree that great design more easily captures attention than poor design. There are many reasons for Apple’s success with the iPod.

Hint To Startups – Use Your Domain In Your Email Address

Feld Thoughts

On a daily basis, I get an email from someone at a seed-stage startup where their email address does not include their website URL. For example, I just got an email from joesmith@gmail.com for his company CoolThing. One of the essays in the “Working Efficiently” section is written by David, titled “Don’t Suck at Email”, and talks about this.

3 Reasons Why You Need a Cash Flow Statement

START-UP BUSINESS TALK

So you're planning a new business and wondering, why a Cash Flow Statement? Know how much you can possibly get in vs. how much you will pay out.

Can Your Blog Explain Its Purpose In One Second?

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

The challenge, when coming up with a blog design, is to ensure your blog conveys a message about why it exists. What is its purpose? Yaro Starak.

What if Microsoft Created The iPod?

crowdSPRING Blog

Most people agree that great design more easily captures attention than poor design. There are many reasons for Apple’s success with the iPod.

10 Fundamental Web Analytics Truths: Embrace 'Em & Win Big

Occam's Razor

There are more mistruths and F U D about Web analytics out there than I think is reasonable. Part of it fueled by Vendors. What a competitive bunch!

An Introduction to Pitching Investors

Instigator Blog

Since the audience was comprised of students, with little startup and pitching experience, I tackled the basics — but hopefully everyone gets some value from this. An Introduction to Pitching Investors. View more presentations from Ben Yoskovitz. You need to tell a story, be engaging, interesting and creative. Pitching is a skill onto itself.

The truth about the Startup Visa

K9 Ventures

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry (@ pegobry ) recently authored an article that ran on Business Insider. Well, let’s see. Well, this is how it is right now.

The new era of venture capital

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

You already know the about the state of the venture capital industry in 2009: venture investing down (32%), exits down (14%; slowest exit year for VC backed companies since 1995), fundraising down (56%), IPO’s almost non-existent (8 venture backed IPOs in 2009). Thoughts? Technorati Tags: Venture Investing , VC Fundraising , Future of VC.

How To Pick A Company Name: Tips From The Trenches

OnStartups

The following is a guest post by Healy Jones. Pixily just changed its name to. OfficeDrop – this is the story of how we went about making the change.

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Creating a Social Media Plan: “Engage!” by Brian Solis

Grade A Entrepreneurs

Marylene Delbourg-Delphis  (Twitter:  @mddelphis). Albeit fairly late in the book, this sentence sums up the purpose of Brian Solis in Engage!

Spencer Fry — Attracting Normals

Spencer Fry

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Speed up or slow down? (for Harvard Business Review)

Startup Lessons Learned

Over at Harvard Business Review, I've been building up a series designed to introduce the Lean Startup methodology to a business-focused audience.

Leadership Cancers #2: The insanity of multitasking

Active Garage

Doing more with less is a message that bombards us every day. Is this really possible? Is there more to be squeezed out from a given situation?

Viral Marketing Costs Real Money These Days

Startup Professionals Musings

First of all, Seth Godin pointed out a couple of years ago that viral marketing does not equal word-of-mouth. Develop viral content. Plan for it.

jQuery Plugin: Give Your Characters a NobleCount

The Product Guy

NobleCount… for a more ‘proper’ count of the characters remaining. Therefore, I created the jQuery NobleCount plugin. Usage. cloak.

Email Marketing The Right Way

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

This might be our last post for a while, as I’ve just won the U.K. lottery.  And if that wasn’t enough, a relative I didn’t even know I had (from Zimbabwe of all places) died and left me US$52 million!  Okay, not really.  But if you believe the emails you get, practically on a daily

The Best SLA I’ve Seen In A While

Feld Thoughts

My first company, Feld Technologies, didn’t have contracts. Instead, we had a one page PSA (professional services agreement) that spelled out in English that we charged $X per hour, would do our best, and our invoices were due upon receipt. But once things get into “legal” or “procurement”, it’s a whole different issue. Related posts: Gnip v2.0

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Burnham's Beat: Google Getting Gunshy on Traffic Referral Deals?

Burnham's Beat

RSS/ATOM Feed Add This Feed To Bloglines Add to My Yahoo! Add to Netvibes. Subscribe Via Email.  The Algorithm Myth And Why Google Will Be Hated | Main | Carried Interest Deal Cut, Let the Workarounds Begin

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Twitter Link Roundup #33 – Design, Copywriting, Marketing, Small Business, Social Media And More

crowdSPRING Blog

Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. These posts and videos are about design, startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week!

Popular Startup Opportunities That Aren’t

Startup Professionals Musings

People are always asking me for an inside tip on Internet sites that will be “the next big thing.” Or both. Online dating sites. Search engines. Web 2.0

Yochai Benkler on The Broadband Plan

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Yochai Benkler is one of a handful of people who our firm regards as inspirators. The remaining 85 percent will have no choice at all.

Debate: Twitter is not a social network

Jeff Hilimire

I think people have it all wrong about Twitter.  I really don’t think Twitter is any more a social network than email is or text messaging is.  The only difference between Twitter and those tools is that its wide open. think a social “network&# is something you enter into mutually with other people.  It’s a community. 

Twitter Link Roundup #33 – Design, Copywriting, Marketing, Small Business, Social Media And More

crowdSPRING Blog

Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. These posts and videos are about design, startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week!