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The rise of the “successful” unsustainable company

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

It’s appalling what passes for “successful entrepreneurship” in the press or the Valley, but it’s not their fault. Surely not.

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How We Fight – Cofounders in Love and War

Steve Blank

I often get asked about finding cofounders and I usually give the standard list of characteristics of what I look for in a founder. Taking Time.

The Two or Three Things You Need to Raise Capital

Instigator Blog

Yesterday I chatted with an entrepreneur that was looking for advice on raising capital. I’ve written quite a bit about fundraising in the past, but it’s a hard topic and a challenging thing for people to get through. ” There’s no easy answer. Here they are: Past success. First timers, of course, can’t play this card.

What Goes Wrong

Founders at Work - Blog

This is my talk from 2012 Startup School, pretty much exactly as delivered. It's been more than 7 years since we started YC. Drive moves you forwards.

Never Say No to Networking

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World's Simplest Management Secret

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Forget what you learned in those management books. There's really only one way to ensure that everyone on your team excels. Like this post?

You Learn From People Who Mostly Agree With You

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

” If you want to learn and grow, get out of your comfort zone and spend time talking to people who disagree with you and who will challenge you.

Why tech-based small businesses and startups should make design a priority

The Next Web

Thinking about starting a new small business or startup that is heavily technology-based? Chances are, it isn’t. “Wait, design? Square.

Visionary Entrepreneurs are More Than Idea People

Startup Professionals Musings

Over the past couple of decades, experts have perfected the art of brainstorming and other idea-generation techniques. Willing to take bold actions.

8 Social Media Numbers that Will Rock Your Business

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Facebook, Twitter and their spawn are about to change how the world does business. Don't believe it? Get a load of how far things have already gone.

Facebook Marketing

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

You’ve made the plunge and decided to start investing some time marketing on Facebook. Why wouldn’t you? Publicity? Remember What Facebook Is.

Video Of The Week

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

The video of the week this week is from Popular Science and it comes from the ribbon cutting ceremony for our portfolio company Shapeways ' Factory Of The Future in Long Island City. Notice that the Mayor cut the ribbon with 3D printed scissors. You can read more about the scissors here. Related articles. Notice that the Mayor cut the ribbon with.

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Startup Psychology: Why Awareness Is Awesome


The following is a guest post from Dr. Jared Scherz, founder at UFeud, LLC, creators of , uframe, and uscore technologies. Sound strange?

3 Characteristics of Amazing Presentations

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

First, make sure you have something to say. Then, follow these basic rules. recently attended a TEDGlobal conference. Here are my top observations: 1.

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7 Startup Mistakes Kill the Best Profit Projections

Startup Professionals Musings

closer analysis often indicates the cause to be a lack of diligence in handling common business finances. This difference will kill your profit margin.

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Secret to Success: Try daily. Smile. Stay in your lane. Build strength.

Escape From Cubicle Nation

In Arizona, school starts on August 8. My daughter Rosie started kindergarten this year. On the playground, there is a set of monkey bars.

Top Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Dale Carnegie


by Kevin Schweizer , Online Marketing Manager for Dale Carnegie is well known for his successes, but he has also had a lot of failures.

6 Infallible Ways to Earn Respect

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

There's no management tool more important than respect. Here's how to make sure you're getting it. If you don't command respect, well., Like this post?

5 Steps to Successful Marketing With Multiple Media

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs and startups often ask if they should use social media for marketing, digital media, or traditional media. Marty Zwilling.

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Software Eats Education: An Audacious Undertaking

Peter Levine

Throughout my career, I’ve been an executive at several tech companies that have revolutionized enterprise computing. I’ve also been an investor and venture capitalist (in the past and currently) focused on finding the next BIG things in tech. love teaching because I am able to make a difference in a student’s future. Help us spread the word.

7 Most Important Online Marketing Tactics for Any Small Business

Duct Tape Marketing

photo credit: cleev. Now, I also recognize that there are many things calling for your daily attention. Produce content people will share.

15 Perfect Sales Conversation Starters

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Use these 15 questions to discover whether a prospect will buy from you before you waste time on the opportunity. and yourself? Like this post?

How To Do More By Working Less

Mike Michalowicz

We all want to do more by working less.  We want to do more, do it faster and spend less time doing it. Let’s just fess up. We’re not greedy. Whoa!!

4 Cases Where Short Home Pages Outperformed Long Home Pages


Which is better? Having a long home page with lots of copy, or a short one? Case #1: Moto Message. Case #2: DesignBoost. call that a win. Why is that.

How to Hold Productive Meetings That People Don’t Actually Hate

Duct Tape Marketing

This post is one in a series of tips for making your small business run better and is sponsored by UPS. photo credit: MoDOT Photos. Well, maybe).

5 Cheap Ways to Motivate Employees

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Sometimes the right kind of recognition works better than a higher salary. How do you get people excited about work without paying them more money?

Brain Dumps, Prioritization And Productivity: A Beginners Guide To Getting Things Done by Yaro Starak

I’ve been thinking a lot about my plans for the coming months and the start of the new year.

Why Average VC Returns Don’t Really Matter

Agile VC

The VC industry (both the GP part and the LP part) pays attention to the sector’s returns, but the broader tech ecosystem only occasionally tunes in. And to be fair, the sector overall has done poorly in terms of returns in the last 10-12 years despite the fact that some funds (both established and new) have done very well.

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Why Blogging Isn’t Enough Anymore

Duct Tape Marketing

There was a time when the art of SEO practitioners focused on building out highly optimized pages dedicated to narrowly defined themes or keywords.

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6 Dos & Don'ts of Content Marketing

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Think having a bold, eye-catching homepage is enough? Think again. Hey, your blog looks great! And those videos certainly add the finishing touch.

Bad day for the cloud: Dropbox and Google App Engine experiencing outages

The Next Web

Dropbox and Google App Engine are both experiencing outages today. At the time of writing it’s unclear how the two downtimes are related.

10 Entrepreneur Tips Dodge Million-Dollar Mistakes

Startup Professionals Musings

It’s a well-accepted axiom in the investor community that entrepreneurs learn more from their failures than their successes. Marty Zwilling.

Energy and Innovation

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Share this image with your social networks! Terms like energy get thrown around all the time and have consequently taken on multiple meanings. 

Pay Employees What They Ask for. Here's Why

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Want productive, efficient, and committed employees? Take money off the table and you'll see what they're really made off.