July, 2016

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Berlin: Startup Home As A Service

Feld Thoughts

I thought this was outrageously brilliant. Thanks to Andrew Hyde for sending it to me. The Boulder startup community is called Boulder.

Why Acceptance of Failure is Critical to Startup Success

Both Sides of the Table

I talk about failure a lot because I think it can be tremendously instructive and I think that success without failure often masks underlying lessons.

Active vs Passive Investing

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

When you buy a stock in the public markets, that is passive investing. When you buy 10% of that public company in the open market and then seek to obtain board seats, that is active investing. When you buy a REIT, that is passive investing. When you buy vacant land, build an apartment building, and lease it up, that is active investing.

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Should this startup exist? Converting 5W’s into existential justification

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

In American grade-school, we learn the “Five Ws” interrogatives: Who, What, When, Where, Why. And How. Who → Why you? What → Why this?

7 Keys To Signing Business Advisors That Add Value

Startup Professionals Musings

Some entrepreneurs are “lone rangers,” never mentioning any outside guidance, while others tout dozens of advisors.

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Nailing It

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I saw dozens of pitches for what was essentially YouTube between 1998 and 2005. PokemonGO. Liad Shababo (@L1AD) July 11, 2016. You are not alone LIAD.

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Do You Listen to Music While Working? Here's What It Does to Your Brain (and It's Pretty Awesome)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog


7 Ways That Entrepreneurs Naively Misuse Their Board

Startup Professionals Musings

In my view, nothing could be further from the truth. High-performing startups today are the ones that use every resource at their disposal.

Startup Marketing: The 4 Building Blocks of Brand Identity You Can’t Ignore

crowdSPRING Blog

First impressions are everything for a startup. Well, a lot. and helps connect the brand to its customers. That (statement of key benefit).

What Is Machine Learning Anyway?

Feld Thoughts

One of the consistent characteristics of the tech industry is an endless labelling of technology and approaches. Some of it is foundational resulting from some entirely new. Much of it is re-categorizing something, either because it is suddenly trendy again or because a set of ideas have been organized in a new way. It’ll be microscopic data.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 35: Jessica Mah and Peggy Burke

Steve Blank

At 19 I thought that I would be able to work really hard on my startup, and then in a year we’d have break out success. What happened?

The State Of The NYC Tech Ecosystem

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Matt Turck has penned a “State Of The City” post about where the NYC tech ecosystem is right now. I get asked this question all the time and I haven’t been doing a great job of answering it. will use some of Matt’s work the next time that happens. Here’s some of my favorite points from Matt’s post. like the NYC 3.0

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett And Oprah All Use The 5-Hour Rule

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Top business leaders often spend five hours per week doing deliberate learning


You Need A Motivated Startup Team To Change The World

Startup Professionals Musings

Nobody likes a downer, especially for a boss. As a startup founder or executive, you need to subvert your own troubles for the sake of the team.

Stop Freaking Out About the Facebook News Feed Changes

crowdSPRING Blog

It’s Facebook’s world. We’re just posting in it. Here’s the breakdown. Friends and family come first. Drop the Clickbait.

High Technology Tell All Books

Feld Thoughts

Tell All Books are nothing new and some of the most explosive ones of all time have already come from California (in and around Hollywood). Suddenly, tell alls are focusing on high tech companies instead of movie stars. So The first was Dan Lyons book  Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble  which is about his time at Hubspot.

[Workshop at Ann Arbor] How To Create An Awesome Blog


July has begun, and the year seems to be whizzing past us. This time I’ll be talking about how to create an awesome blog. Why you should attend?

Usage Based Pricing For Code Execution

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I’ve been thinking about Amazon’s Lambda service which I mentioned in the Hacking Echo post last week. Lambda is not new, but last week was the first time I saw it in action. need to see things in action to understand them. Business model innovation is interesting to me, maybe more than technology innovation. It may already have.

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8 Personality Traits of Highly Intelligent People (Backed by Science)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The scientific reason behind some of the personality traits that smart people share


7 Ways Entrepreneur Consistency Wins In The Long Run

Startup Professionals Musings

Both problems can be mitigated by learning the power of frequency, as defined in the classic book by Jocelyn K. Getting started is always a challenge.

Why Your Company NEEDS to Start Playing Pokémon Go

crowdSPRING Blog

Everyone and their fifth grade cousin are playing Pokémon Go right now. Maybe it’s because it’s trendy. How big is this thing? billion big.

Book: Shoe Dog

Feld Thoughts

I think Shoe Dog by Phil Knight is the best memoir I’ve ever read by a business person. consumed it in a day last week. It’s about the origin story of Nike, which started out as Blue Ribbon Sports. Unlike so many memoirs, it’s not an equally balanced arc through Knight’s life. It’s an incredible story. billion.

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Why This New Chatbot Is More Likely To Get You Promoted Than Fired


Confession: For the past several months I've been furiously coding away on a new project as part of HubSpot Labs. It's called GrowthBot. arena.

The Summer Doldrums

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

We are entering the summer months when things move slower in the investor community. This is true of venture capital, but it is also true of other investment sectors as well. Summer vacations slow things down and investors also use the time to step back a bit and evaluate how the first half of the year has gone and plan for the second half.

8 Signs an Employee is Exceptional (That Never Appear on Performance Evaluations)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Many are good. Some are superior. And a few -- just a few -- are exceptional. Here's how to tell the difference

10 Reasons Entrepreneurs Need To Market Themselves

Startup Professionals Musings

Yet most investors agree that the “idea” is worth nothing alone, and it’s the entrepreneur execution that counts. Your personal life is now public.

22 Ways Brands Can Use Facebook Live Video to Drive Business

crowdSPRING Blog

It’s a well-established fact that video can drive major engagement for a brand. Period. What could be better than that?  Live  video. ” 3.

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Reflections on Nice Going Into The Weekend

Feld Thoughts

I woke up feeling subdued this morning. didn’t know why but after talking to Amy I realized that the emotional impact on me of the horror in Nice is weighing on me. We are long-time friends with Fred and Joanne Wilson. Both Fred’s and Joanne’s did today. read Joanne’s post from yesterday titled  Pledge 1%   first. about Nice.

Suck Less | A Plea For User-Centric Design: Powered By You!

Occam's Razor

Analysts, honestly, make the world go round when it comes to any successful business – yes, data is that important. Cry. 4. United Breaks Hearts.

Austin Ranks First in the Nation as the Best Place for Startups


Austin ranks first in the nation for the best place for startups, according to a new survey from Sungard Availability Services. Austin claimed the top spot, followed by New York, Seattle, Denver, Atlanta, San Francisco, Washington, Miami, Los Angeles and Houston. Austin

10 Popular Techniques Used by Manipulators (and How to Fight Them)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Psychopaths walk among us. Here's how to resist their evilness


Entrepreneurs Celebrate Their Independence Every Day

Startup Professionals Musings

For all entrepreneurs, starting a business is the route to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” no matter how risky. The cycle never stops.

A Look Inside the Fascinating Cannabis Branding and Marketing Boom

crowdSPRING Blog

Make no mistake: the legal marijuana industry is booming, creating huge business opportunities and massive tax revenue incomes for their communities.

Founder Fights in Boulder

Feld Thoughts

The final event at Boulder Startup Week a few months ago was Founder Fights. Carrie and Jerry did a great Reboot.io