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My simple ways to be a happier, smarter 30-something

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Real ice cream is melted at room temperature, but it’s cream and sugar; not gross. But if a Wendy’s Frosty melts, it’s weird. How-T

Give Before You Get

Feld Thoughts

This first appeared in my LinkedIn Today column titled Give Before You Get. post unique content on LinkedIn a few times a month (I ultimately reblog it here) but if you want to get it when I first publish it and you are a LinkedIn member, simply follow me on LinkedIn. To understand the difference, here’s an example.

Fear of Flying.

500 Hats

Failure is hardly the worst thing that can happen to you in Silicon Valley. ” Exactly. for a quarter? every day for a year? Godspeed

Where Can I Find Information on Starting Salaries for a SaaS Startup?

Ask The VC

Q: Where can I get some good starting salary information for a SaaS startup?  I need the information for CEO, CFO, CIO, CINO, Director of Sales. We have posted about this topic many times in the past and have often covered specific aspects in great detail – take a look at the  Compensation  archive. Although

Startups are the Place to Find and Use Baby Boomers


Richard Branson image via Wikipedia. Only the under-35 age group need apply. will argue that times have changed, and you better take another look.

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Top 23 Social Media Power Influencers

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

The first cavewoman (or caveman) to open her mouth and utter an intelligible word changed the game for the local tribe. Finally, the Internet was born.

Ignore Trends and Predictions

Feld Thoughts

This first appeared in the  Wall Street Journal’s Accelerator series last week under the title Don’t Believe the Hype. Every year, at this time, I get a flurry of requests for my “predictions for 2013” or “exciting, hot, new trends for 2013 that I’m looking at.”. Actually, I don’t. Black swans. So don’t. Every single day. For a very long time.

Startup Mentors


I've had several Startup CTO Consulting sessions recently where it became apparent that the Founder needed help with the business and product as much or more than the technology. suggested that they should look for someone like me, but on the business end. Then we discussed how they could go about finding this startup business advisor.

19 Things We Can Learn From Numerous Heatmap Tests


Heatmaps are great for analyzing the behavior of your visitors. Heatmaps are roughly divided between mousetracking heatmaps and eyetracking heatmaps.

The Two Words That Determine Your Success In Life

Mike Michalowicz

Determine Your Success In Life With I Am  . More than just your business life. Every aspect of your life will change. What yields so much power?

Early Evidence Is Often Too Early And Not Really Evidence


The Lean Startup method strongly advocates experiments -- and for good reason. How quickly can you get through a learning cycle? But, be careful.

How Does a Startup Incubator Really Help You?

Startup Professionals Musings

They dream of appearing at the door, with their idea on the back of a napkin, and popping out a few months later with investor money to burn. billion.

The first step in your 2013 plan – anchor the why, the whom and the what

Escape From Cubicle Nation

A new year can feel like a fresh-smelling sheet just taken off a clothesline in a Swiss village. Is it important to me? Why me? Why now? hope not.

9 Reasons Why Your New Year Resolutions Fail

Life Beyond Code

couple of examples where I succeeded: 1. Yoga : When I learned yoga, I thought I would do this for the rest of my life. You get too busy.

Entrepreneurs: *DO* Be A Hero


A few minutes ago, I came across this tweet from my friend and co-founder at HubSpot , Brian Halligan. Am I being daring enough? Am I being a hero?

13 New Year’s Resolutions to Work Happy in 2013

Startup Professionals Musings

Welcome to the New Year 2013! The right reason to start a business is not the money, challenge, or the prestige, but the chance to follow your dream.

6 Ways to Enhance Your Credibility

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You won't succeed in business if nobody believes in you. Here's how to make certain they do. Here's my interpretation of his ideas: 1. Like this post?

How to pitch to investors in 10 minutes and get funded

Up and Running

I know what it’s like to pitch to investors – both angels and venture capitalists. I’ve raised close to $1 million from angel investors for my previous technology start-ups. Sometimes you only get 10 minutes to pitch your business opportunity to the investors (or less in some cases). Powerful Investor Pitch in 10 mins.

How to increase Pinterest traffic and direct it to your site

The Next Web

On top of that, the introduction of business pages makes it obvious that Pinterest wants them to get involved. Improving your content. Be original.

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Does Your Startup Work Hard But Not Gain Momentum?

Startup Professionals Musings

Too many entrepreneurs confuse motion with momentum and results. Momentum is moving things forward (mass x velocity). Focus and prioritize.

12 Great Motivational Quotes for 2013

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

This set of inspirational thoughts for the new year will galvanize you into action. Brian Tracy "Success is getting what you want. Can you help me out?


Putting 2012 To Bed

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I'm typing this on my phone as our plane is starting to descend into the NY metro area. We will land at JFK within the hour. I've wanted to write a year end post for days. actually wrote one and stored it as a draft. But it comes across as a whiny complaint about the shitty year that 2012 was. And it was in many ways a shitty year for me.

3 rules for new founders

The Startup Toolkit

Lean is good for companies but bad for people. Here’s how I’ve been handling that bit: Protect your downside. Work on whatever’s interesting.

So You're Going To Start A Huge New Web Project

CSS -Tricks. treehouse : what would you like to learn today? Web Design. Web Development. iOS Development. Show search box. Search. Search in: All. Articles. Forums. Snippets. Videos. ?. Forums. Snippets. Gallery. Videos. Almanac. Demos. Deals. Navigation n Search. So You’re Going To Start A Huge New Web Project. Published. December 18, 2012.

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9 Ways You're Ruining Your Online Reputation

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Everything you do on the Internet is like a tattoo you get late at night that can never, ever be erased. We all behave like idiots at times. Until now.

7 Marketing Metrics Worth Obsessing Over

Duct Tape Marketing

Marketers need to measure a lot of things in order to get better. Not everyone does and those that do sometimes measure the wrong things.

What You Can Learn About Startups From Great Cooks

Startup Professionals Musings

You know the basic ingredients, and you can visualize the results you want. Yet you may not be so sure where to start, and how to put it all together.

How to screw up your life by getting promoted

The Startup Toolkit

Maybe the smartest thing I’ve done over the past few years is to avoid raising my expenses. have friends who took jobs in finance 2 years ago, saying it was just to get settled and gain some experience and save some cash before doing what they really wanted. But then, each year’s raise goes into a slightly bigger flat and slightly nicer restaurants.

Daily Promises That Create Motivation

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

These are the personal values that make me and keep me motivated. It's simple. begin every day with the following commitments: 1. Like this post?

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9 Key Tips for a Balanced Work and Personal Life in 2013

Growthink Blog

Isn't it funny how doing less can sometimes be the best way to get a handle on things? That's business. Can you recognize when one is or isn't?

How to Create a Total Content System

Duct Tape Marketing

Marketing podcast with John Jantsch. photo credit: the camera is a toy. via photopin cc. Develop your Content Delivery Platform. May – Writing.

4 Startup Tenets for Extreme Focus on Customers

Startup Professionals Musings

Customer centricity is far more than providing excellent customer service, although that’s a step in the right direction. Marty Zwilling.

Top 10 Traits of an Exceptional Boss

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The first lesson in business is figuring out who you should listen to and who you shouldn't. Let me ask you something. Of course not. Probably not.

Hate the Curves and Bored with Cruise Control

Life Beyond Code

This is the grand dilemma that many people face – when the roads are curvy, they complain what it takes to navigate all these curves.