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The Future of Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Steve Blank

But there is no standard strategy and structure for creating corporate innovation. organizational) changes corporations need to make. In the U.S.

How to get attention from internet celebrities

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

I get a constant stream of requests to look at new startups or to announce something that a startup just did. Most of the email is truly spam. How-To

My Smart Phone Is No Longer Working For Me

Feld Thoughts

I spent two weeks without my iPhone. I was completely off the grid for the first week but then spent the second week online, on my MacBook Air and Kindle, but no iPhone. I got home on Sunday and have had my iPhone turned on the past few days. I’ve used it as a phone, but I’ve largely stayed off of the web, email, and twitter with it.

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Rethinking Mobile First

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I wrote the Mobile First Web Second blog post a few years ago. In that post, I talked about apps that were designed to be used on mobile primarily with the web as a companion. There have been a number of startups that have taken that approach and done well with it. Most notably Instagram, and also our portfolio company Foursquare. Typing is easier.

10 Perspective Checks on Your Startup Aspirations


Image via For any entrepreneur, even the best business opportunities, if entered for the wrong reasons, will likely fail.

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Let's All Shed Tears For The Crappy Startups That Can't Raise Any More Money

Sections. Social. Mobile. Enterprise. Cloud. Small Biz. About. Contact. Advertise. Privacy. Search. Follow us. Share. Share… on Facebook. Cloud.

Is Your Brand Magnificent At Digital Marketing? A Diagnostic Framework.

Occam's Razor

small bang here, a big sizzle there, one big paid search campaign and … VICTORY! Reality, as is its wont, is much more complex. Do this. Country!

10 Course Corrections Every Startup Should Memorize

Startup Professionals Musings

agree with Eric’s summary of the top ten types of pivots to consider: Zoom-in pivot. Zoom-out pivot. Customer segment pivot. Customer need pivot.

Top 10 Must-Follow Entrepreneur Twitter Accounts

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Penelope Trunk. EntrepreneurInc. Follow Penelope Trunk: @penelopetrunk. Entrepreneur Magazine. Thankfully, there is plenty of room. Will Schroter.

The Things Successful People Don’t Do

Mike Michalowicz

Excuses are a dime a dozen, and successful people aren’t.  Do you see the correlation? That decisive choice to fight against odds. Multitask.

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How I Inadvertently Ran an MIT Student Hacking Contest For $3,001


It was 6:30pm on a random Tuesday evening in Cambridge. The bills were new enough that they sort of stuck together. There were supposed to be 30.

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Introducing Lean Planning: How to plan less and grow faster

Up and Running

Today, I want to introduce you to a new concept for starting and growing successful companies: Lean Planning™. Do startups have a manual? How much?

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Houston, We Have Acceleration

Startup Houston

There was collective heartbreak in Houston when the Federal Government announced the end of NASA as we know it. After all, we’re Houston. John E.

Why You Need to Be a Wordsmith

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A couple of high-profile business leaders insist their teams flex their atrophying writing muscles. Want to meet a friend? They have verbs.

Why First Round Capital funded a lawsuit

Redeye VC

You can imagine the scene in the board room. This model was our crown jewels -- we had invested years and millions of dollars building it. But we had signed a non-disclosure agreement with Best Buy – and they had assured us the information would remain confidential and was critical to moving forward. BUT – they did not sell the lawsuit.

The product lens

Chris Dixon

There has been a lot of discussion  lately about the markets for startup financing. Many of the discussions use words like “valuations” “bubble” “crunch” etc. Words like that generally mean the writer is discussing the world through the lens of finance. First, some background. Two markets. These markets are correlated but only partially. And so on.

Build Social Media Into the Customer Experience

Startup Professionals Musings

Social media connections, if they exist, are buried elsewhere or reserved for monitoring purposes only. You need insider “deciders” here.

The two most important stories of your life

Escape From Cubicle Nation

He was concerned about holes in his experience, and the impact they would have on securing a good job. He felt scared, uncomfortable and insecure.

5 Essential Leadership Lessons From Tim Cook

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

There's a lot you can learn from the CEO of the world's most valuable company. Check out some key insights. We want people to be themselves.

Small Business Marketing: Best Times And Days To Send Email For Opens And Click-Throughts

crowdSPRING Blog

Email marketing is one of the most effective ways for small businesses to keep in touch with customers.

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How to design a “touching” thank you card…

Life Beyond Code

Question : First of all, what is the need to design a “touching” thank you card? Page 4 (Back of the card). Page 3 (Inside main page).

Punch Up Your Writing With Agile Combinations

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

As an online entrepreneur, you no doubt understand the importance of good writing. Strike that. Great writing. Well, it’s kind of the same.

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How to Think Globally

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Business smarts are not enough. The best global leaders are also political gurus and experts in dealing with the nonrational. Chakravorti spoke to Inc.

6 Core Elements of Winning Startup Launch Content

Startup Professionals Musings

Your marketing launch is the most important element of startup success these days, to get customer attention in this world of information overload.

Users Guide to Startup Advisors


What’s an advisor to a startup deal? Technically, advisor is one of those bucket terms that means anything and everything, depending on context. When advisors come up in a pitch, I immediately ask how advisors are compensated and what they really do.  . These are people who probably will return calls, and make calls, and pitch in to help. .

5 Ways to Improve Sales Without Selling

Growthink Blog

There is a big difference between marketing and sales. The act of selling generates revenue when a product is sold. radio ads). read more.

6 Simple Ways to Be a Better Boss

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Here are six changes to your management style that will make your employees happier. Last week, I described the 7 traits of extraordinary bosses.

How Business Huddles Work

Mike Michalowicz

Have you? Every successful (and not-so-successful) sports team on the field starts the game with a huddle. It’s all they need. The purpose?

Robotic Balls Dancing In Union Square

Feld Thoughts

28 Spheros + 1 Boombox. + 4 Android phones = Mind Blown. Wow – have you bought a  Sphero  for Christmas yet?


10 Reasons Why Now Is A Great Time To Be A Woman In Business


by Vickie Milazzo, author of “ Wicked Success Is Inside Every Woman “. Her message was clear: “I have everything it takes to compete.” Not in my book.

13 Ways to Fix Your Worst Meetings

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Meetings get a bum rap, especially from Gen-Y founders. What are the youngest entrepreneurs actually doing behind closed conference doors? The benefit?

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Who are the Good and the Lucky?

Growthink Blog

Yes, getting a business valued and sold based on factors other than its earnings while by no means impossible nor uncommon, is HARD. They Get Lucky.

Startup Visa – One Step Forward, One Step Back

Feld Thoughts

On that same day the White House announced  A New Front Door for Immigrant Entrepreneurs  President Obama said that he was not supportive of the STEM Jobs Act of 2012. This morphed into the Startup Visa Movement and I’ve written extensively about it over the past three years on my blog in the Startup Visa category. Jailed! Related articles.

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A Look at Responsive CSS Frameworks

Learn Web Design, Coding & more! Get 1 Month of Gold for Free! ($49 value). Learn More. ␡ ← Back to Treehouse.  Websites. Coding.