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“Stealth mode” and other f’ing brilliant strategies

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Here’s some of my super-secret winning strategies from fifteen years of building startups. Stay in stealth mode until the last minute. Satire


A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Paul Graham has penned a longish and excellent essay in which he postulates that growth is the single defining characteristic of startups and the thing that all entrepreneurs must focus on. Paul is slowly but surely building a body of writing on startups that is as good as anything that has ever been written on the topic. This is another gem.

What Makes a Successful Startup Community? Is it Possible to Build One Where You Live?

Both Sides of the Table

This article originally appeared on TechCrunch. Think Fred Wilson, Tony Hsieh or Brad Feld. Here are mine: 1. And I really mean everywhere. Machinima.

Quiet and Boring: How to Build a Successful Startup

Instigator Blog

A few days ago, Indeed (a job aggregator site) announced that they had been acquired by a Japanese company called Recruit Co Ltd. One story I saw pegged the acquisition close to a billion dollars. I’ve heard through the grapevine about some very happy investors. Indeed is a big company (25,000 employees, 80 million unique visitors per month.)

Entrepreneurship Is All About Taking Smart Risks


Most entrepreneurs think that risk is just an “occupational hazard” that can be minimized or eliminated by a smart businessman.

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Don’t Use Automatic Image Sliders or Carousels, Ignore the Fad


I’m sure you’ve come across dozens, if not hundreds of image sliders or carousels (also called ‘rotating offers’). Products.

Section 18 of the America Invents Act

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Yesterday we hosted a conversation between David Kappos , the Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office, and a bunch of founders/CEOs of our portfolio companies. There was one thing that we discussed that is very important and needs to be publicized broadly. The USPTO has interpreted that provision and it is now fully implemented.

Facebook Advertising / Marketing: Best Metrics, ROI, Business Value

Occam's Razor

Facebook has an incredible audience, 950 million strong and counting. This audience is immensely attractive to Brands and Marketers around the world.

8 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Master the Creative Mind

Startup Professionals Musings

An entrepreneur is literally “one who creates a new business.” But how does one recognize and nurture creativity in a person or team? Marty Zwilling.

I’ll Give MongoDB Another Try. In Ten Years.

Diego Basch

A few weeks ago I wrote a small app that fetches JSON documents from’s API and draws a word cloud. MongoDB seemed fine too. product.

Have Every New Employee Do Customer Support For Two Weeks

Feld Thoughts

A few weeks ago an entrepreneur of a fast growing consumer-oriented company told me that he has every new employee do customer support for two weeks. The first week is a typical “first week at a new company” which includes a formal day of orientation on the first day. Week two is a full time immersion in the customer care organization.

Startups: The Elevator To Success Is Out Of Order


"The elevator to success is out of order. You'll have to use the step at a time." ~Joe Girard. We've read " The Lean Startup ".

Too Many Small Businesses Still Ignore Social Media

Startup Professionals Musings

His business has since closed, but his mindset is still out there. What’s the problem? Don’t mix your personal and business profiles or messages.

Get Customers to Read Emails: 7 Tricks

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If you want prospective customers to open your emails you need to pique their interest. Here are seven techniques that will make your emails standout.

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The rise of enterprise marketing

Chris Dixon

Building an enterprise software company used to be largely about sales, because enterprise software was sourced and purchased by high-level business people. Those business people needed to be charmed and convinced, an activity that was distasteful to many technologists. But the most effective marketing is a compelling product that can easily tried.

Startup = Growth

September 2012 A startup is a company designed to grow fast. Being newly founded does not in itself make a company a startup. Nor is it necessary for a startup to work on technology, or take venture funding, or have some sort of "exit." The only essential thing is growth. Everything else we associate with startups follows from growth. 10% 142.0x.

Traditional VCs and First-time Entrepreneurs Are not Aligned

Diego Basch

You may be particularly interested in VCs because they have the deepest pockets. In the words of Fred Wilson: VCs are professional money managers.

7 Ways to Make Customers Love You

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Follow these simple rules and you'll have customers buying from you again and again and again. Like this post?

Are You Making Things Happen or Waiting for them to Happen?

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Share this image with your social networks! Another way to put this very useful quote is, “Ready, Fire, Aim!” You can be passive.  Hope for the Best.

The Most Effective Way To Win A Negotiation

Mike Michalowicz

Win Every Negotiation. Even that title “Win Any Negotiation” is a bit at odds, since negotiation is about comprise. Effective Negotiation Strategies.

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My Awesome Experience With Retrofit

Feld Thoughts

If your have been struggling to lose weight for a long time, give Retrofit a try. Marathons David G. Cohen retrofit TechStars weight

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Survey: How Mobile Will Change Business

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In the near future, developers say car apps will be big and Facebook may be the social network of the past. How do you unseat a Goliath like Facebook?

The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail

Facebook. Twitter. WSJ Live. WSJ Live. MarketWatch. MarketWatch. Barrons. Barrons. AllThingsDigital. AllThingsDigital. Factiva. Factiva. BigCharts. Financial News. Professor Journal. SmartMoney. Student Journal. Virtual Stock Exchange. WSJ Classifieds. WSJ Classroom. WSJ Radio. WSJ Wine. SEARCH. headline. gold man. Companies. Ran gold Resources Ltd.

Book Review: Why We Get Fat

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

I found Gary Taubes’  Why We Get Fat to be provocative and persuasive. Bring your appetite, you’re told—come hungry. How would you do it?

FAKEGRIMLOCK’s Guest Lecture At Harvard Business School

Feld Thoughts

FAKEGRIMLOCK showed up recently at HBS to give a short lecture on Minimum Viable Personality. In Grimspeak, IT AWESOME. Related articles.

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The Power of Small Moments

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You never know when you might make a huge difference in another person's life--so always assume you can. The professor was Dr. Philip Riley.

Strategic Tech Buyers

Subscribe via RSS. Follow us. About LUMA. Resource Center. Media & Events. LUMA Blog. Contact. The Strategic Buyer LUMAscape. Archives. June 2012.

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Gust Startup Trend Map


Gust Startup Map & Trends Analysis – August 2012. Attention startup enthusiasts! Gust is thrilled to have nearly 7,000 new entrepreneurs creating startup profiles each month. To help us visualize the scale and global reach of these entrepreneurs we have put together a monthly startup map, which captures all new startup profiles on Gust.

Startup Communities is Shipping

Feld Thoughts

It’s hard to describe the satisfaction of “shipping” your product. know many of you out there have done it many times and I expect you know what I’m talking about. Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City is officially shipping. If you are interested in this topic, I hope you read the book.

One Killer Sales Skill You've Forgotten to Use

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The more sales training you've received, the more likely that you've forgotten the most important sales technique of all. Here's an example. She did.

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Old Entrepreneurs Perform Better Than Their Young Counterparts?

Mike Michalowicz

Recently the U.S. Old entrepreneurs are in fact the winners. When I was a young upstart, I worked toward one goal: to become wealthy. Us old(er) guys?

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The Biggest Financing Mistake Startups Make

Growthink Blog

If everything goes well, the credit card debt will be retired within a year and funds will start building in the bank account. Sounds good, right?

Google launches Google for Entrepreneurs to keep an even closer eye on startups around the world

The Next Web

Google today launched Google for Entrepreneurs both at and of course Google+. What startup will Google buy next?

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9 Life Lessons for Every Entrepreneur

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Here's a set of simple rules to live and work by--from a very unexpected source. Stick with me. Never lose your capacity for indignation.