Sat.Dec 08, 2012 - Fri.Dec 14, 2012

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Technical Advisors: Every Web/Mobile Startup Must Have One


I did a presentation recently for a graduate class from The Founder Institute around getting online/mobile products out the door. Compensation.

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Some Quick Sage Advice for Young Employees Early in Their Careers

Both Sides of the Table

My wife & I have a close friend who recently entered the workforce for his first-ever job. So consider this my first-ever guest blog post.

Customer Development in a Diagram

Steve Blank

Thanks to: Alexis Finch,  Sketchnotes / UX Research Consultant @agentfin. Filed under: Customer Development. Customer Development

10 Entrepreneur Qualities That Tag You as Fabulous

Startup Professionals Musings

To be successful as an entrepreneur, you don’t have to be a fabulous person, but it helps. Be delightfully authentic and honest. Able to just “get it.”

Mary Meeker's 2012 Internet Trends

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Mary published this presentation this past week. love these "state of the internet" presentations Mary does.

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Arduino, 3D Printers, Kickstarter, and BitCoin

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

AVC regular Dan Ramsden posted a thougtful essay on GigaOM yesterday. After I read it, I sent Dan an email and I said "do you think big beats little in this phase we are in?" Dan replied that he did and asked me what I thought. think David beats Goliath all day long if you are focused on the right sectors. have said this before.

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Founders Must Keep Their Startup Culture Positive

Startup Professionals Musings

Startup work environments are always chaos, but they can still be great environments to work in, or they can be terrible. We are driven by authority.

6 Things Really Productive People Do

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Have you noticed that some people just seem to accomplish tons and still appear happy and relaxed? Here are six tips for becoming more productive.

Want to Get Noticed? Grab People’s Attention and Don’t Let Go!

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

It’s increasingly difficult for marketers to stand out in the crowd. That’s no reason to give up, however. Be Personal. Be Unique. Be Convenient.

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Google Announces the Launch of Campus Tel Aviv

VC Cafe

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APE: How to Publish a Book

How to Change the World

In 2011 the publisher of one of my books, Enchantment, could not fill an order for 500 ebook copies. As Steve Jobs said, “There must be a better way.”

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8 Beliefs That Make You More Resilient

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

What you believe about work either weakens you or makes you stronger. Here they are: 1. learn more from failure than from success. are self-defeating.

Lean startup intro (with no buzzwords)

The Startup Toolkit

Slides from “ Lean startup intro (with no buzzwords) ” by robfitz. Lean gets bogged down in tactics & tools. That is not too bad!

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I don’t care about crowded markets


One of the most common objections you hear from investors is that the market you are going after is too crowded. have been on the receiving end of this many times and had to convince investors about the vision we saw for disrupting that market despite the existing players. As an investor, I don’t care if a market is crowded.

The Science of Persuasion: How To Persuade Others To Do What You Want

crowdSPRING Blog

Most successful entrepreneurs and small business owners are skilled at persuasion and negotiation.

Top 5 Skills Every Leader Must Have

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The world moves fast and if you can't keep up, you're company is doomed. Frankly, it was embarrassing. Still, the world is changing. Make no mistake.

4 Pillars of Success with Pinterest (Driving More Traffic and Sales to Your Website)

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Do you utilize the power of Pinterest as a marketing method? If not, why not? If yes, how much time are you devoting to it? They should start with you.

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4 Simple Steps to Developing Business Systems

Growthink Blog

There are several reasons why you'd want to build systems and processes in your business. The main ones are: 1. Precision and consistency. read more.

10 Keys to Successful Entrepreneur Relationships

Startup Professionals Musings

Just because you are an entrepreneur, or work in a startup, you can’t ignore the rules of building and maintaining relationships. Then move on.

5 Trends to Ignore in 2013

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Amid all the forecasts for what next year will bring, here are five business trends you'd be wise to pass up. This article is part of Inc.'s It's fun.

10 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Standup Comics

crowdSPRING Blog

Great entrepreneurs are great observers. They carefully monitor the competition, the market, their team, and their various stakeholders. Great entrepreneurs learn from the world around them and they never, ever stop learning. This is the latest in a series of posts, musing on what we can learn from the most unexpected of sources. The comics.

The Trend That Matters Most In 2013 by Yaro Starak

I’ve had my own small business online since the early 2000s.

Nike Accelerator – Powered By TechStars

Feld Thoughts

When we started TechStars in 2006, one of our premises was to help build a strong startup community in Boulder. Several years ago David Cohen , Jason Mendelson , and I started talking about the idea that the same principles of an accelerator model could apply to specific vertical markets or companies. The application deadline is February 3rd, 2013.

5 Biggest Leadership Lessons From 2012

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

What a year, right? Check out what events should shape your leadership goals for 2013. It's been quite a year for leadership lessons. But planning?

10 Tips To Help You Build A Successful Small Business Brand

Duct Tape Marketing

Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is from Ross Kimbarovsky   – Enjoy! Be unique. What’s your story ?

Sometimes, Poor Customer Service Starts Right at the Entrepreneur's Desk!

Small Business Force

Yet, often, this same entrepreneur is doing things, internally, that are subliminally undermining critical aspects of good customer service.

Who are stock certificates issued to and when?

Ask The VC

Do the buy and print your own certificates follow the normal process? 3. Furthermore, cap table are not filed anywhere.

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2013 Outlook: 7 Bold Prediction From the World's Top VCs

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Venture capitalists at SoftRock, CrossLink Capital, NEA, Bain, and DCM give Inc. their predictions for the coming year. Here's what you need to know.

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Metrics That Matter Most for 2013 (Free One Page PDF)

Life Beyond Code

 Note : I created this checklist a couple of years ago and it has served me well. No changes on the checklist except the dates. and the list goes on.

How Gamification Can Take Your Business to the Next Level

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

The workplace is no place for games, right? Not anymore. So What’s This Gamification All About? Play for Pay. Leaderboards. Progress Bars.

George Orwell Talks To Us From The Future About a Free and Open Internet

Feld Thoughts

I thought this was a powerful and clever video about the risks to the free and open Internet. Related articles. Google Rallies Opposition to U.N.

The Best Promotion Is Never Self Promotion

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Once you've been in the spotlight, it's really hard to step back into the shadows--but you should. Promoting yourself is easy. But it can be done.

How important is a video pitch to investors for an early stage start-up?


If you are going around personally to talk to potential high net worth investor to whom you have an introduction, you probably don’t need a video. On the other hand, if your initial contact with a potential investor is online, then (at least in the US, although I assume elsewhere as well) a video can be very helpful.

Three Hard Truths About A/B Testing


Sometimes A/B testing is made to seem like some magical tool that will fix all problems at once. Conversions low? It’s easy! Probably more.