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It’s Better to Beg for Forgiveness than to Ask for Permission

Both Sides of the Table

So I have a short story to exemplify my credo and my friend  Tyler Crowley has been telling me to write this story for a while so here goes.

8 Questions to Ask When Interviewing at a Startup

Instigator Blog

Job interviews are meant to be conversations. The interviewer asks some questions and the interviewee does the same. It’s never a good sign when an interviewee doesn’t have any questions. It shows a lack of interest. Recently someone asked me, “I’m thinking of taking a job offer from a startup. I’ll have to relocate.

7 Ways to Identify Your Strengths

Life Beyond Code

But the question is how does one identify his or her strengths? Here are a few ways: 1. You record what you care for. Have a great week ahead!

The Pattern-Seeking Fallacy

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

What do these have in common? This pitcher has retired 5 of the last 7 batters.". "We tried 10 AdWord variants and combination D is the clear winner.".

No departments

Startup Lessons Learned

Big companies have departments. Startups are companies. Startups aspire to become big companies. Therefore, startups should have departments. Right?

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Working at Google - the first 6 months

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

So, what is it like working at Google? How is it different than working at Microsoft? have answered that question at least 500 times in the past 6 months, so I thought I should write a more detailed answer. Google still feels like a startup. Larry and Sergey are very visible and active. Everything moves fast, and can change at a moments notice.

Spencer Fry — Freemium Model

Spencer Fry

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When You’re a Hammer Everything Looks Like a Nail

Both Sides of the Table

Over the years I collected (or thought up) a series of short-hand phrases to remind me of life’s lessons that are applicable to business. Hammer.

Ads for startups

Venture Hacks

For the last few months, we’ve been using InfluAds to power an ad widget near the top right of Venture Hacks.

Eat Failure for Breakfast - VCball

VCball

My hero, in many ways, is Steve Jobs. If you look at his trajectory, his life has the classic ancient greek hero trajectory. He was adopted. He dropped out of college. When he co-founded Apple in the late 70s, he

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Pivoting

Chris Dixon

My  Hunch cofounders and I frequently ask ourselves: “If we were to start over today, would we build our product the same way we had so far?&# This exercise is meant to counter a number of common cognitive biases, such as: 1. The sunk costs trap. People tend to overvalue past investments when making forward-looking investment decisions.

How Fitness Freak Ryan Lee Became A Millionaire Information Marketer

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Press play to begin streaming the audio or right click the text link and choose save as or save link. Download the MP3 [ 55 Minutes - 74 MB ].

Customer Development Funnel Image v.4

Market by Numbers

Last December, I created the first version of this image, depicting how you might think through your customer acquisition and conversion funnel.

Random Hacks of Kindness

Florida Venture Blog

Swimming At Night

Feld Thoughts

I hurt my back three months ago. It is a stupid injury – I lifted a printer out of the back seat of my dad’s car and as I was straightening up I turned to the left and twisted my lower back. Three months later I’m finally feeling almost better. My marathon plan for 2010 is trashed; I’ve reset and am now looking toward an October marathon in Detroit.

The Four Cornerstones of Every Business Plan

Startup Professionals Musings

By Akira Hirai The thought of preparing a business plan for the first time can be very intimidating. Solution: This is your brilliant idea.

5 Tips for Fueling the Entrepreneurial Flame

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Whether it was yesterday or fifteen years ago, at some point, you’ve felt - perhaps many times - that spark of inspiration and the rush that goes with it: The feeling in your gut that you’re onto something big, and nothing can stop you.  No one ever said starting and running a business was easy

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Startups and the Magic of Seven

Leveraging Ideas

think this is a great way to evaluate companies one is thinking of joining, building or investing in. New technologies? Job related?

Saying “thank you” – why startups and small businesses should listen to mom.

crowdSPRING Blog

What to do, what to do? Recession, ugh. The gifts can be anything from swag like tee shirts and coffee mugs, to discounted services or merchandise.

How to Solve Business Problems Effectively

Startup Professionals Musings

Creating a startup, or managing any business, is all about problem solving. Problems are an everyday part of every business and personal environment.

the vc in me.: One of the Most Important Traits in a Founder: Self.

the vc in me

We all know human beings aren't perfect - not even close. It is almost impossible for a person to be great at most things in life - we have our strengths and weaknesses - whether its in relationships, friendships, sports

Examples Needed: Personal stories of enchantment

How to Change the World

I would like to include a few personal stories of enchantment in my next book. I am looking for examples of how people, products, services, organizations, ideas, or causes swept you off your feet. Specs: Written from your personal experience, not an external, academic view. 150-200 words. The most enchanting moment was meeting my wife.) Thanks

Leadership and Mythology #6: Panic and Self doubt

Active Garage

So, you’ve left the confines of the familiar – broke out on your own. Now what? Are you left staring at your computer screen? Are You Sure?

How to Proactively Protect Your Online Reputation

Startup Professionals Musings

These days, your online Internet reputation is your reputation. The first step in the process is to claim your online identity. Twittering.

TEDxHouston Recap

Startup Houston

Yesterday represented what the Houston community is all about – taking a great idea, adding our our local flavor and executing it flawlessly. The Culture Pilot team deserved the thunderous applause they received for all the hard work that obviously went into pulling off an incredibly successful event.

12 Questions: Meet Tiffany Reed (USA)

crowdSPRING Blog

In our 12 Questions blog series, we feature interviews with someone from the crowdSPRING community. Please tell us about yourself. Hello, party people!

How I lost my 1K status

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

If you followed this blog last year, you know that my quest to hit United 1K status ended with a December 26th trip from Denver to Washington DC. left the house around 7:00am that morning and returned home that evening at 6:00pm, happily tweeting about the 30 miles I had to spare. Fast forward about two weeks. I’m on my way to CES in early January.

Useless Feedback

Instigator Blog

Not all feedback is created equal. A lot of feedback is useless. This isn’t necessarily the fault of the person providing the feedback. Oftentimes it’s the fault of the person requesting it, because they don’t really understand why they’re asking for it in the first place. These things should be written down.

Should Entrepreneurs be Thankful for the Recession?

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

It seems like for the past couple of years you can’t look at any list of the day’s news headlines without finding at least one story about the down economy, jobless rates, and all the challenges that go along with them.  And while the media is notoriously negative and loves to over-dramatize things, there’s no

Book Review: Rework (by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson)

crowdSPRING Blog

I admire 37signals because they make simple, easy to use web applications and because of their unique perspective on business. Real culture is patina.

Lateral Thinking Mini Workshop

Life Beyond Code

Edward De Bono coined the term lateral thinking. It is about reasoning beyond what general logic reveals. Problem #1: Billiard Ball. Have a great day!

The Importance of Boredom

This is going to be BIG.

“Being bored is a precious thing, a state of mind we should pursue. Once boredom sets in, our minds begin to wander, looking for something exciting, something interesting to land on. And that's where creativity arises. My best ideas come to me when I am unproductive. When I am running but not listening to my iPod. And listen.

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Increased Potential for Women Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Women entrepreneurs are starting small businesses at approximately twice the national average for all startups. Plan for funding requirements.

DIG:This Podcast, Episode One

Jeff Hilimire

Welcome to the first podcast from the Digital Innovation Group (DIG) at Engauge. Our group researches, tests, and experiments with innovative and emerging technology to heighten our understanding of total engagement between companies and consumers in this new technology era. NBC’s Show Check-In Based Interactive Game. And more! link].