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How We Fooled Ourselves into Delaying Our Startup’s Launch

Vinicius Vacanti

This is a really smart way of thinking about startups. But, despite being all in on the Lean Startup movement, we didn’t do that. Lastly.

Perfect Pricing Part Deux — More money from fewer sales

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

He’s worked for startups, financial companies, movie studios, and consumer brands at agencies and as a freelancer. Our strategies were very different.

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Blinded by the Light – The Epiphany

Steve Blank

Epiphany e·piph·a·ny   noun ?/i?pif?n?/. moment of sudden revelation or insight. But there is no process to teach how to get an epiphany.

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Cloning Successful Startups

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Jeff Leventhal, the CEO of our portfolio company WorkMarket , emailed me yesterday. He said: i would love to see an avc post about copycats like samwer bros. what do u think of this form of entrepreneurs, etc? looked back over my archives and I guess I've never addressed this topic here at AVC. So here goes. It's a free market out there.

How To Design a Successful Interview Process for Hiring Top Talent

Instigator Blog

(Powered by LaunchBit ). Most companies don’t have a serious, repeatable interviewing process for hiring. Instead they wing it, bringing people in for interviews, asking a few questions, turning it into a fireside chat, and then hoping for the best. In my experience that’s not good enough. Reviewing Resumes. Screening Candidates.

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How Often Do Employees Of VC-backed Startups Get Stock Options?

Ask The VC

Question: How often do venture-backed start-up employees (let’s say non-executives) get stock option grants? Besides the initial grant when they start, how often do “re-up” grants come? Should they be expected after further funding rounds? After significant accomplishments/promotions? Never? Equity employees equity stock options

Multi-Channel Attribution: Definitions, Models and a Reality Check

Occam's Razor

A wise person said: "To guarantee success, spend 95% of your time defining the problem and 5% of the time solving it." MCA-O2S. All three.

5 Ways to See If Your Business Integrity is Showing

Startup Professionals Musings

But in a practical sense, what does that really mean? In business, the only view that counts is that of the receiver. Honest to a fault.

If Steve Jobs Worked For You, You’d Probably Fire Him

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

There is a great deal being said and written about the late, great, Steve Jobs. He was a complex personality — and a remarkable leader.

The Ultimate Guide to Increasing Ecommerce Conversion Rates


If you run an online store, you’re always trying to boost your sales. Here’s What’s the conversion rate I can be happy with? So yeah.

BigDoor Cracks The Code On Web Site Engagement

Feld Thoughts

Yet when you look at loyalty rates on the rest of the web, they look downright abysmal. They want to get their loyalty score lift even higher.

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7 Key Drivers to the Best Investor For Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

If your startup desperately needs an investor, you may not care if the investor is a so-called “angel” investor, or a venture capitalist (VC).

5 Things Remarkable Bosses Never Do

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

What you don't do can sometimes make a bigger impact than what you do. recently described what remarkable bosses do. Glad you asked. Right away.

7 reasons you have trouble getting things done (and 7 easy solutions)

Up and Running

Ever wonder why you don’t get more done every day? ” this list is for you. 1. The email just keeps on coming. Just turn them off!

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Why I’m Joining The Application Developers Alliance Board of Directors

Feld Thoughts

I spend all of my working time in the domain of software, Internet, and entrepreneurship. Over the past few years I’ve gotten increasingly involved in a handful of political situations – local, state, and national – that directly impact companies either in the ecosystem I’m part of or that I’ve invested in.

Many Entrepreneurs Never Leave Their Comfort Zone

Startup Professionals Musings

Everyone has a comfort zone, or level of risk, where they feel in control. Everyone has had to deal with terror barriers, since the day you were born.

6 Ways Successful People Stand Out

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Substance trumps style in the long run. Here's how to make the kind of impression that lasts. the list goes on and on. Okay, maybe not. Not many.

Profiting With Pinterest

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Who doesn’t love pinning things on Pinterest? It’s highly addictive and it’s predominantly populated by an abundance of women with a mindset to shop.

So Many Conferences – How Do I Choose?

Feld Thoughts

At this point I’m literally getting invited to a conference a day. I’ve never enjoyed going to conferences so I pick them carefully and am particular about the kind of things I go to. regularly get asked how I choose which conferences to go to and I rarely have a good answer. That’s important to note. PC Forum was not cheap. Press?

7 Messages You Carry With You ALL the Time

Life Beyond Code

Whether you are doing something or nothing, you are always carrying a few messages with you. These messages include but not limited to: 1. on Flickr.

The One Skill You Need Most

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It doesn't matter what industry you're in. This is the one thing all successful people know how to do well. What did every one of them say?

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Why it’s Smarter to Barter

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

It’s a system as old as mankind, a discourse that goes something like, “I can offer you this, in exchange for what you’ve got over there.” 

5 Lessons From the Recession for Young Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Every dark cloud has a silver lining. Donna Fenn, in her book from a while back, “ Upstarts! Upstarts! Focus on your core competency. Marty Zwilling.

Why SOME Smart People Fall Hard From the Top?

Life Beyond Code

Why do smart people fall from the top? You can simply brush this off by attributing the cause to statistics. First things first.

11 Ways to Grow Sales With LinkedIn

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Think you know all there is to know about LinkedIn? Even expert users can squeeze out more productivity and sales with LinkedIns ready-made tools.

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How can Twitter chat help your business?

Up and Running

One of the best ways for small businesses to build their networks and increase their influence is by participating in Twitter Chats. Be Strategic.

10 Sure Ways to Get Your Plan Trashed by Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

After struggling to create your business plan for months, every entrepreneur likes to think that their document is inspirational and will reach someone who is smart enough to see the brilliance of the idea, intuitive enough to recognize their business acumen, and enthusiastic enough to offer the money required to make it happen. Marty Zwilling.

Twitter Link Roundup #126 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing 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.

The New Rules of Customer Engagement

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Goodbye, customer touch-points. Hello, ongoing, meaningful contact that actually drives revenue. How can your business see this sort of boost?

The Stress and the Straddle

Life Beyond Code

In your heart, you want to stand out from the crowd. There comes the stress right there. The Stress. The work really begins now. The Straddle.

Seriously, what’s up with old media not crediting bloggers?

Chris Dixon

From my March 16 blog post “ The myth of the overnight success “: Angry Birds was Rovio’s  52nd game. No link or attribution. startups

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How Do I Protect My Option Grant From A Down Round In The Future?

Ask The VC

Question: I am considering joining a startup that is currently in the process of raising their next round of funding. What should I expect in terms of protection from both dilution and going under-water on my option prices given that I will be joining before term sheets and close of the round? Will my options be priced based on the previous round?

Turn Failure into Success: 10 Ways

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The first step to becoming more successful is changing the way you think about failure. Failure is painful, right? Not for successful people.

Four Ways To Create A Positive Team Culture


Clint Anderson Ph.D., founder and president of J. Clint Anderson Company. Research shows that when people connect well, organizations succeed.

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