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How I Use Visualization to Drive Creativity

Both Sides of the Table

The one that works best for me is visualization coupled with self talk. Really. If you plan to read the post you can skip the summary if you want.

Naming your startup: Settle down, it’s cool!

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Finding and agreeing upon a worthy name is always a struggle, especially if you have co-founders. Short so it’s easy to say and read. 10 100 ).

Coming Soon: A Game Of Startup M&A Musical Chairs

Seed Stage Capital

Naval was discussing whether

Case Study: UX, Design, and Food on the Table

Startup Lessons Learned

(One of the common questions I hear is how to reconcile design and user experience (UX) methods with the Lean Startup. This is simply not true.

Ten Golden Insights From Successful Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

All the quotes come from entrepreneurs who have built and sold at least one $100 million company. You can play a role. Give and take. Marty Zwilling.

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Eight Types of Intelligence Make the Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

I’ve long believed that entrepreneurs are different. Successful entrepreneurs always seem to have several good intelligences. Marty Zwilling.

Who’s LOLing Now?

Feld Thoughts

After meeting Ben, I decided to try out the site. My first LOL was my wife Amy’s car on fire – feel free to click on it and go vote it up.

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons: Why You Need to Learn.

Web 2.0 Development and Business Lessons


How We Had Our First Product Manufactured In China by Yaro Starak

One of the most important decisions a new company with a product to sell will make is selecting a manufacturer.  While some design companies may decide to keep production local, most will choose an international factory for mass production, typically in Asia or in South America, depending on your product. They always wanted to ‘do business with you.’

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Seven Characteristics of a Committed Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

We’ve all heard the old joke “In a bacon-and-egg breakfast, the chicken is involved, but the pig is committed.” Exhibits surging raw ambition.

How To Find Perspective and the Right Focus for Your Business

Instigator Blog

It’s amazing how often something is obvious to one person and not another. Granted, in some cases it’s because nothing is actually that obvious, the issue at hand is murky and no one really knows what they’re doing. That happens more than we’d like to admit. Perspective and the right focus are so important. Advisory Boards.

Book: The Startup Game

Feld Thoughts

After writing Do More Faster with David Cohen, I have deep appreciation for the effort involved in writing a book. After reading a bunch of entrepreneurship books, I’ve decided there are three categories: (a) autobiographies, (b) consultant roadmaps, and (c) practitioner stories. Bill Draper (officially William H. Books book Entrepreneurship

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Avoid These 3 Common Startup Mistakes

Up and Running

will be featuring my top 10 list of startup mistakes. And the image on the slide is the Apple Newton, which is a good example.

Name the Big Three Social Networks for Business

Startup Professionals Musings

realized quickly that this new world isn’t just for the social life of Gen-Y – it is a sea change for everyone in business, especially startups.

Stop e-mailing and start living: 5 tips to get e-mail well under control in 2011

47 Hats

By Pierre Khawand. Founder & CEO. People-OnTheGo. link]. Got questions for Pierre? Add them to his Guest page before Jan. 31st!). Self-inflicted?”

Officially Launching NextView Ventures

Genuine VC

Last summer, I along with my partners announced that we were forming a new micro venture capital firm. At that point, Rob Go, Lee Hower, and I possessed a shared vision and a newly minted name, but were still in the process of forming our approach. All of the above is articulated on our new website at

When Self-Promotion Goes Too Far

Up and Running

People trust objective recommendations, so maybe this works. But does it work over the long term, when they do it as a marketing method?

Traveling lean: tips for small businesses and entrepreneurs

crowdSPRING Blog

Lots of great sites are available for this, but my two favorites are Hipmunk and Kayak. love to eat out. And I love Yelp. Hey, even Gary V.

Take Advantage of Users for Their Benefit and Yours

Instigator Blog

When you’ve got someone by the balls, squeeze. Now think about your users and your web application. Are you squeezing ‘em? Web applications typically do a very poor job of motivating users immediately after they sign up. So you click around aimlessly, check a few things out, lose interest and leave. Now try getting that person back!

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Great Entrepreneurs Master Reflective Thinking

Startup Professionals Musings

That creates a huge gap between data and meaning, and makes quick decisions and action ever more difficult. Level of attention given. Marty Zwilling.

MicroISV Pain Points – some very interesting data

47 Hats

When Russell Thackston analyzed the 142 open-ended responses (10 people punted), guess which word was most frequent? By a sizable margin. Ideas

Venture Capital (VC) Blog Directory – 2011 Edition

Thinking About Thinking

This is the 4th edition of the Venture Capital Blog Directory ( 1st edition , 2nd edition , 3rd edition ).  This directory includes 149 venture capital, microVC/seed, and growth equity blogs.  The imperfect statistic used to rank these blogs is their average monthly uniques in Q410 from Compete (more methodology info below).  Monthly Uniques)   .

@altgate » Blog Archive » The Real Reason Google May Fail


This particular post by Marco Arment, founder of Instapaper

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My Flood Disaster Story & A Charity Drive Where You Can Score My Training by Yaro Starak

Needless to say it was, and still is huge news, and it caused major disruption to the lives of people in my home town. That was until last week.

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Free eBook: Freedom, money and time and the key to Creative Success

Active Garage

More Freedom, Money and Time for you. Being Creative. Are you a creative person? “ If this sounds like you, read on. You still feel trapped.

All Things are not Shining, but All the Shining Things Are

Growthink Blog

My mother's husband Tommy Head died suddenly this past Sunday at the age of 67. His death, the mourning of it, and the concurrent celebration of his life by family and friends were windows of wisdom into a life worth living. Tommy's wake and funeral were attended by more than 1,500 people on cold, snowy New England days and nights.

Five Common Mistakes in Jumping the Corporate Ship

Startup Professionals Musings

Many people, especially those who have spent years struggling up the corporate ladder, dream of jumping ship and becoming an entrepreneur.

How To Get Free Publicity For Your Business On TV And Radio by Yaro Starak

Print media is just one avenue of publicity that is available. Depending on your business or story, radio, TV and online may be more appropriate. In this article, I share my top tips for attracting TV and radio coverage how to prepare for them. The same process as I discussed in my earlier article about print media applies. Be conversational.

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Still busy – Even with all the productivity enhancing gadgets

Active Garage

A recent article in NYT  talked about how kids are wired for distraction by always being online. So, how do we fix this? That’s it. 

12 Questions: Meet Aleksandar Macanovic (Serbia)

crowdSPRING Blog

In our 12 Questions blog series, we feature interviews with someone from the crowdSPRING community. Aleksandar  lives and works in Novi Sad, Serbia. 1.

Spencer Fry — On Focus

Spencer Fry


Entrepreneurs Unplugged With Pete Sheinbaum on 1/24/10

Feld Thoughts

It’s time for Silicon Flatirons Entrepreneurs Unplugged to start up again. In case you don’t know what this is, I moderate a monthly interview series each semester with Brad Bernthal. We co-interview successful entrepreneurs – most of them local (Boulder / Denver). Conferences Entrepreneurship interviews silicon flatirons

I think “this” is the type of company we’d all like to work at

Jeff Hilimire

Culture Random culture this video

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Nurturing Wisdom

crowdSPRING Blog

I love finding great businesses on the site from our stomping grounds – Chicago. Pari Schacht started Nurturing Wisdom in 2005. Gmail is the big one.