February, 2017

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Mark Cuban on Why You Need to Study Artificial Intelligence or You’ll be a Dinosaur in 3 Years

Both Sides of the Table

Mark Cuban opened the Upfront Summit in an epic interview by Jason Hirschhorn , founder of Media REDEF. 20 years ago there were 9,000 public companies.

The End Of The Level Playing Field

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I am old enough to remember the gogo days of cable TV when entrepreneurs who wanted to launch a new cable channel would go, hat in hand and cap table in tow, to the big cable companies and beg to get distribution on their networks. When the Internet came along in the early 90s, we saw something completely different. There is no doubt about that.

Alexa, Techstars, and Cooper

Feld Thoughts

thought I’d give some a try. If you have an Alexa, give these a try. What is the Alexa Accelerator? What is a start-up accelerator?/What

10 Personality Types That Shouldn’t Be Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

People who get stressed managing their own lives don’t make good entrepreneurs. There is always more to do than time to do it. You like to work alone.

The Newest Drink On Starbucks's Secret Menu Might Remind You Of Childhood (Or A Rough Night Out)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Some restaurants have certain items that only the in-crowd knows about

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Bias Documentary

Feld Thoughts

One of the philanthropic activities that Amy and I have been doing is helping fund documentaries around issues that we care about.

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5 Success Practices of Ultra-Effective Business Teams

Startup Professionals Musings

It takes an effective team to attract and serve a community in business these days. When selecting members, value fit over experience.

Microsoft's CEO Sent an Extraordinary Email to Employees After They Committed an Epic Fail

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You can learn a lot about effective leadership from just a few, short sentences

The Ultimate Fitness Guide for Busy Entrepreneurs

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Being an entrepreneur is hard. There is rarely enough time to accomplish all your work let alone make time to get to the gym. The rest requires work.

What Jonah @Peretti, CEO of BuzzFeed, Sees in the Future of Digital Media

Both Sides of the Table

BuzzFeed. Some, of course, agree with me that BuzzFeed has been and continues to be the gold standard innovator in digital media to emulate.

Generational Transition In VC Firms

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Today, sometime around 5:30/6pm PT  at the Upfront Summit , my partner Andy and I are going to talk about generational change in VC firms, in a talk moderated by Lindel Eakman , who has been our lead limited partner investor at USV since we started the firm in 2003. That was naive. didn’t understand that in 2003, but I do now.

Ode to Keystone

Feld Thoughts

Dave Jilk, my first business partner and one of my closest friends, wrote the following Ode to our Keystone house. Dave – thanks for the Ode.

7 Steps To Driving A Culture Of Business Innovation

Startup Professionals Musings

Yet most don’t really know how to create that environment, or assess when they have achieved it. Take time to create a structure for innovation.

7 Life Lessons You Must Learn Before It's Too Late

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It's important to cherish every moment you've been blessed with

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29 Entrepreneurs Discuss Why They Love Their Business

Hearpreneur

Share Being in love is great. Being in love with your business, when you’re an entrepreneur, is even better. Image Credit: Mike Catania. We just do it.

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How Glenn Beck Won the Audience Over at the Upfront Summit

Both Sides of the Table

This is a seriously well written & thoughtful article by @glennbeck - I have to say "hats off" https://t.co/LLfI9iHIJd Please watch.

Top Startup Mistake: Unrealistic Forecasts

Up and Running

True story: I sat down for lunch with a friend, a Sand Hill Drive venture capitalist. ” See Also: How to Forecast Sales. Growth is good.

Happy Valentines Day 2017

Feld Thoughts

To all the lovers and soulmates out there, today is a great day to reflect on your partnership. In this interview, we cover: How to stay in love.

6 Reasons Your Business Needs A Website At Rollout

Startup Professionals Musings

These days, if your startup does not have an Internet home base up and running, you are not ready for business or potential investors. Marty Zwilling.

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Mark Cuban Says This Will Soon Be the Most Sought-After Job Skill

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The billionaire investor predicts one crushing reality of automation

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Nailing go-to-market strategy

The Equity Kicker

This chart, from First Round Capital’s recent post Leslie’s Compass: A Framework for Go-To-Market Strategy  is super interesting.

Ways to Take Blogging to Another Level

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

We live in an exciting day and age, and it’s now possible to reach a large audience at the click of a mouse. Switch up your game plan. Blog & Gro

5 Online Business Ideas For Aspiring Entrepreneurs

YFS Magazine

Here is a look at 5 compelling, easy-to-start online business ideas that often have a short learning curve and require very little capital.

All That We Share

Feld Thoughts

In our very divided world right now, this video is worth three minutes of your life on this Super Bowl Sunday. Personal

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10 Keys To A Killer-First-Impression Website Rollout

Startup Professionals Musings

Smart people only visit and buy from credible and memorable websites. In today’s world, a website is necessary but not sufficient for credibility.

5 Exercises That Will Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Get your brain in shape with a little mental strength training

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Should I Quit My Job to Start My Own Business? 9 Questions You Need to Ask

Up and Running

For many, the hardest part of starting a business isn’t coming up with the idea or choosing the right name. How do you know when to take the plunge?

Conversion Rate Optimization: How to Actually Convert the Traffic on Your Site?

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Webpages must be properly designed and presented in order to consistently convert online consumers.

Carvana Opens a Coin Operated Car Buying Vending Machine in Austin

SiliconHills

Just like buying a can of Coke, a giant Carvana fully-automated coin-operated car vending machine will deliver consumers cars. IH 35. Austin

Generosity Burnout

Feld Thoughts

HBR recently did an interview with me around the idea of generosity burnout. It’s part of the challenge that Adam Grant is exploring after the huge success and impact of his book Give and Take. There’s a longer article on HBR by Adam about the general concept of generosity burnout. That’s not the issue.

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Social Entrepreneurs Seek Social Change vs Profits

Startup Professionals Musings

The vision is always to be a change agent, to invent and popularize new approaches, and to persuade people to take a leap forward. Marty Zwilling.

Ending Your Emails With This 1 Word Vastly Improves the Response Rate

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The art of effective emailing begins with how you end

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Five Business Technology Trends for 2017

Up and Running

There are many year-end rituals, including time with the family, shopping online for sales, and making last-minute tax moves. Big data for all.

7 Businesses You Could Start Right Now

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Many of us dream of starting our own business. Or, perhaps because we have seen the mistakes others make, and feel we could do better. Blog & Gro