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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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The Bloomberg Startup Barometer

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I came across this index from Bloomberg that tracks the health of the US startup ecosystem. will be keeping my eye on this new index from time to time.

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

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.

Monthly Match: National Immigration Law Center #NILCMatch

Feld Thoughts

Fred Wilson , Joanne Wilson , Amy , and I are doing our second Monthly Match. This one is in support of the  National Immigration Law Center. We will be matching $20,000 of contributions that our respective communities make to NILC. We’ve made it easy to contribute – simply go to this page on Crowdrise. Their mission is clear.

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Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams on Amazon

Feld Thoughts

Early this morning I saw an email from Dave that pointed me at a giant bundle of happiness. Bryan Cranston Will Bring Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams to Series. So – let’s go through all the parts of awesomeness of this. First, Philip K. Dick is one of my favorite sci-fi writers. It’s delicious. Moore. Enough said on that one.

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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?

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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8 Ways Ownership Thinking Will Make You An A-Player

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs relish being their own boss, but find the transition to “ownership thinking” to be more difficult than anticipated.

Doing the Right Thing > Doing Things Right

Both Sides of the Table

On the surface this person is losing efficiency but in the long-run the gains for direction setting are huge. They’re tasked with doing … marketing.

The 90s called: They want you to reengineer again with Deloitte and SAP

deal architect

Michael Hammer was a rock star in the 90s with his reengineering books and his booming voice and entertaining speaking style.

Psychology Says This is the Top Contributor to Happiness (It's Not What You Think)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The biggest contributor to happiness might surprise you -- and here's how to foster it

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8 Key Ingredients to a Profitable Consulting Business

Startup Professionals Musings

The challenges for making money and survival in these professional services worlds are different, maybe even tougher. Don’t forget seminars and events.

San Antonio-based Xenex Raises $38 Million More

SiliconHills

Xenex Disinfection Services, which makes a germ zapping robot for hospitals, just announced it has raised an additional $38 million. The San Antonio-based company, founded in 2009, has raised $94 million to date. San Antonio

7 Mistakes To Avoid When Writing A Business Plan

YFS Magazine

A business plan is a very important business tool to have as an entrepreneur. When you write your business plan, avoid making these 7 common mistakes.

10 Simple Habits That You Can Add to Your Life in 5 Minutes or Less

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Even doing just one of these things each day will make your day better

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7 Lessons On How To Avoid A Quick Business Failure

Startup Professionals Musings

Most budding entrepreneurs don’t realize that nine out of ten startups fail within 24 months. Add a buffer to your funding calculations.

Certain Affinity Moves to New Building, Plans to Double in Size

SiliconHills

Max Hoberman grew up in Austin, graduated from the LBJ High School, now called the Liberal Arts and Sciences Academy of Austin. Then he went on to get a bachelor’s degree in photojournalism from the University of Texas at Austin’s College of Communications. Austin

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Australia, We Hear You!

David Cohen

I recently spent a week in Australia. One of the things I often say when I travel to speak to startup communities around the world is: “We can’t hear you!” ” My point is that I want them to be loud and proud about what’s going on there. also ask them to start blogging. Start some dialogue. So they did ! And Startups

This Is How You Train Your Brain To Get What You Really Want

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Eventually, you can train your conscious mind to only focus on what you really want in life

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Video Of The Week: Mark Cuban At Upfront Summit

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I posted the discussion my partner Andy and I did at the Upfront Summit last week. There were other great conversations at the Upfront Summit.

Questions To Ask Before Conducting An Ideation Workshop

YoungUpstarts

by Diane Longmoor, Director of User Experience and a Partner at Fell Swoop. Prioritizing user groups is another key to this exercise.

“No” Doesn’t Mean “You Suck”

David Cohen

I know it can be counter-intuitive, but just because an investor says “No,” it doesn’t mean they don’t love what you’re doing. Keep in mind that as venture capitalists, our job is to say “No” 99+ percent of the time! That means we often say “No” to things we love and founders we love. It’s just part of the game.

How to Structure Your Day Like a CEO

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

When I go to sleep, feeling satisfied and excited to share my ideas the following day

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Finding Blue Oceans #prodmgmt

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , James Alexander, lead a conversation around “Finding Blue Oceans”. Enjoy!

Must Have Homepage Elements

Duct Tape Marketing

Must Have Homepage Elements written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. The purpose of your website. Tell a story. Guide a journey.

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Microscope, Medical Device and Cancer Detection Technology Showcased at UT Austin StARTup Studio

SiliconHills

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News The StARTup Studio at the University of Texas at Austin gives professor led companies a chance to showcase their research and its applications. Austin

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The 1 Sure Way To Make Your Emails Sound Nicer (Without Even Trying)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Striking the right tone can be very difficult

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What’s in it for you? Nothing? Then you’re doing it right.

Jeff Hilimire

My aunt Kemie teaching children in Kenya to read. love her. It’s funny, heart-warming, eye-opening, and incredibly honest and thoughtful. Rando

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Day-to-day Product Management Inspiration

The Product Guy

Out of the hundreds of nominations, and amazing finalists, the 7th annual winner of The Best Product Person is … Chris Butler. tweet ). More to Come.

The coming changes to your house

Start Up Blog

It’s easy to forget that the places we live in are a direct reflection of our current technology. Televisions – 1956 in Australia.

7 Phrases that Scream Lack of Confidence (and Make You Look Weak)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

These 7 phrases will undermine your confidence and make you look weak in the workplace. Avoid them and boost your confidence and reputation

3 ways startups can slash operating costs

The Next Web

One of the more expensive aspects of running a business revolves around handling money. Yes, a budget is important.

Best Ways To Expand Your Small Business Venture

YoungUpstarts

If you are self-employed, you know how difficult it can be to find the time to do everything on your own. Be careful about joining too many, though.