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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

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.)

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.

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.

SkyDrive Is Great and No One Has Noticed

Feld Thoughts

In July I wrote a post where I was  Searching For A Collaborative Writing Tool. I got a bunch of suggestions – some people suggested their startups, some suggested Google Docs, and one person (a friend who works for Microsoft) suggested   Microsoft SkyDrive  . We’ve been using it for two weeks and it is awesome. Stunningly awesome.

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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.


A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

The first great investment we made at USV was Indeed in the summer of 2005. Brad had been looking for a search engine for jobs and I saw this post on John Battelle's blog in late 2004. forwarded it to Brad and he reached out to Paul and Rony. It took two tries before we could convince them to take our money. They didn't need our money.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ".

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.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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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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?

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.

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.

What Customers Want Most From Small Business Mobile Websites

crowdSPRING Blog

Nearly half of U.S. consumers use smartphones. In a July 2012 study , two independent research firms surveyed more than 1,000 U.S. Want more customers?

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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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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Cutco Knives and startups


When I worked for Cutco Knives one summer in college selling the world's finest cutlery, my dream was to sell the Homemaker +8 at every meeting.

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.

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.

6 Habits of Extraordinary Bosses

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

These daily behaviors separate truly brilliant managers from their non-so-brilliant peers. Like this post?

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?

32 Business and Life Lessons: What I Learned Running Companies on 4 Different Continents


It all started in  Dubai. came to Dubai to work for an international non-profit for a year. The year was 2005, and the real estate was booming. Bingo!