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10,000 Startups – Startup Weekend Next

Steve Blank

Today we are announcing the biggest entrepreneurial program ever launched – Startup Weekend Next. The Lean LaunchPad Class. How it Works.

Play Offense When Predicting Revenue

Feld Thoughts

I got an email today from an exec at a company who I was with at a recent board meeting. ” I hung in there in this case and continued to make my point about playing offense on sales forecasting. Rather than trying to summarize it, I got permission to just reprint the email. It follows. ” Our exec team looked at each other in silence.

Great Startup Teams Foster a Culture of Likability


Larry Ellison Photo by Oracle PR. You don’t have to be likeable to everyone to be a great entrepreneur, just to the people who count.

10 Reality Checks for Entrepreneurs From the Master

Startup Professionals Musings

Most of the time, I’m all about providing encouragement and inspiration to entrepreneurs. It’s not going to get better – it already is. Dream on.

The Classy Way To Get Media Coverage For Your Startup


The following is a guest blog post by Nicholas Holmes. He was formerly a journalist and an Accenture management consultant. Start by pitching nothing.

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Avoiding Financial Armageddon at the Post Office

Jeff Jordan

Now it seems strange. How we used to wait for letters to arrive. But what’s stranger still. Is how something so small can keep you alive. The USPS….

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Changing How We Think About Education

Feld Thoughts

also got a tour of the research lab which had an enormous number of legos everywhere as one of their key sponsors is Lego.

10 Office Design Tips to Foster Creativity

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

On vacation, would you ever choose a hotel with fluorescent lighting and drab grey rooms? The answer is obvious. Think again. Not many," he says.

Five Valuable Tools to Facilitate Your Social Media Strategies

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Utilizing social media in your online endeavors should be an essential component of your overall strategy. Crowdbooster. Hootsuite. Sendible. Buffer.

4 Questions to get 2013 off to a roaring start

Escape From Cubicle Nation

I love planning. It could be a Virgo thing, since the smell of flip chart paper and new pens is almost as sweet as fresh leaves on a fall day. link].

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8 Questions Investors Use to Bypass Startup Hype

Startup Professionals Musings

Some founders try to deflect these questions by talking incessantly, so you often need to be calm, patient, and persistent to get the answers.

5 Deadliest Marketing Sins

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Sometimes your marketing messages can do more harm than good. Are you guilty of any of these mistakes? that the public is instinctively mistrustful.

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5 Google Analytics Reports and Tips You Should Embrace Now

Duct Tape Marketing

On a side note, anytime Google improves a free tool they are probably getting ready to offer a paid version. Google Analytics Multi Channel Funnels.

Standing Ovation Before The Speaker Begins

Feld Thoughts

A few weeks ago at Thinc Iowa I noticed the tradition they had of giving a standing ovation to the speaker when the speaker took the stage. I had never seen that before and thought it was awesome. Speakers also got a standing ovation after their talk. just spent an awesome day at the  EO Entrepreneurs Masters Program 20th Anniversary.

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Strategies for Building Marketplaces

Mucker Lab

This is a follow-up to my last post on the prevailing trends in e-commerce, I touched on marketplace e-commerce business models only briefly because it is a complex topic that require its own post. We, at MuckerLab, love businesses not possible before the “invention” of a particular medium or platform – not only because (superficially)

24 Things You Can Do With an Extra Hour

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Daylight Savings is ending giving you an extra hour every day. Here are 24 things you can do to get the most from that extra hour. Google yourself.

Ask Yourself These Questions Before You Decide to Become An Entrepreneur (Guest Post)

VC Cafe

Over the last few months many people have asked me for advice regarding their ideas and if they should go ahead and do anything with them. After hearing their ideas I always repeat the same answer. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Yoav Degani

Build it and they won’t come: How and why growth hacking came to be

The Next Web

The buzz on “growth hacking” has spread all across the world. Classes on growth hacking are being taught in Singapore. Channel instability.

10,000 Startups

Steve Blank

In 24 hours we’ll announce something revolutionary. Moving entrepreneurship forward.

Create a Better To-Do List

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The standard to-do list might not be as innocuous as it seems. Here's how to fix yours--and actually get the important stuff done.

Yuri Milner Allocates $150 Million in ICQ Ventures to Invest in Israeli Startups

VC Cafe

Remember ICQ? The poster-child of Israeli startups which was sold to AOL in 1998 for $287 million (ancient link!) and later on to DST for $187 million in 2010, Yuri Milner's holding corp, is now. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. DST ICQ Ventures Yuri Milner Mor Yegerman

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On historical returns and venture capital flavours

Fred Destin

Is there a valid reason to your existence beyond the funneling of money from A to B and the siphoning of management fees ? What do you stand for ?

Screw the world, let’s get rich

The Next Web

Is Twitter making the world a better place? think it is. Isn’t that in itself making the world a better place? What if you have to choose?

Think Your Way to Success

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The spin that you put on objective reality largely determines whether you succeed or fail. Positive Spin: "Customers will see us as new and innovative."

Globes Ranked Top 10 Israeli startups

VC Cafe

Globes ranked the top 10 Israeli startups for 2012, and social marketplace Fiverr has taken the top spot. Fiverr has not only created a new marketplace, but also established a whole category, which. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Video Of The Week: Joel Spolsky at Startup School

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

The startup school talks are great. I've watched a bunch of them.    Joel Spolsky is the founder and CEO of our portfolio company Stack Exchange. His talk is a great discussion of the difference between the "get big fast" strategy and the "organic growth" strategy. Venture Capital and Technology Web/Tech

11 apps to promote healthy lifestyles among employees

The Next Web

Luckily, there really are apps for that. Here are the 11 top wellness web tools and apps to equip your team with: 1. Go with FitBit. Nike+ running app.

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How to Achieve Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Leadership expert Jim Collins explains what drives some entrepreneurs to relentlessly pursue bold ideas--and succeed where others have failed.

Yes, Developers and Investors Are Really Different

Numerate Choir

In my recent post on what developers want, I wrote about which industries appeal to software developers. The three areas at the top of developers’ lists are education, productivity, and human resources. The three areas least interesting to developers are … Continue reading → Data

10 Content Marketing Examples for Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

These days every new entrepreneur understands that an innovative product or service is necessary, but not sufficient, to start a business. It’s cool.

5 tips to make your bootstrapped venture work

The Next Web

To avoid that fate, I decided that I would start my own company — and I would make it work. worked out of my bedroom and some local coffee shops.

How to Handle a Manipulative Employee

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The five warning signs that a employee is trying to manipulate you. and what to do if they are. I'm so overworked." No excuses." Repeat as needed. 4.

New Book on Startup Marketing

Startup Marketing Blog

I recently worked with Hyperink to publish a collection of the most enduring articles from my blog. We carefully curated and compiled the articles that will remain relevant to startups into the future. This book builds on the original goal when I began blogging about startup marketing. What makes a startup scalable? Books

Entrepreneur Success is Not Enough for Fulfillment

Startup Professionals Musings

Is it possible to be successful in business and not fulfilled? Maintain some reality by listing vulnerabilities, risks, and costs. Burst your bubble.