[Infographic] The Incredible Growth Of Web Usage

YoungUpstarts

In fact in 1984 only about 1,000 hosts across university and corporate labs were linked, and just 130 websites existed in 1993. The Internet as we know it has evolved tremendously over the years.

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The First Rule of Leadership

Ben's Blog

Chance The Rapper, “ Wanna Be Cool “ In 1993, the professional basketball player Charles Barkley famously said: “I am not a role model. I don’t want you to be me. you should just be you. Just because I dunk …

They Can’t Kill You And They Can’t Eat You

Feld Thoughts

I was on three other public company boards, including being co-chairman of MessageMedia with Jerry Poch, who was Len’s partner in their previous company (AmeriData Technologies – which had bought my first company – Feld Technologies – in 1993). Since I’d first met Len in the spring of 1993, he was beloved by almost everyone around him. The amount of energy he put into me, and his relationship with me, was unexpected by me when he bought Feld Technologies in 1993.

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CU Boulder’s New Venture Challenge 10th Anniversary

Feld Thoughts

The entire experience was foundational for me, both as an entrepreneur and an early angel investor (I started investing in 1994 after I sold my first company at the end of 1993.). Tonight, the New Venture Challenge at CU Boulder is having its 10th anniversary. It’s happening at the Boulder Theater from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm and is open to the public. Register here to attend if you are interested.

Happy Anniversary Amy

Feld Thoughts

On the summer solstice in 1993 we went to the top of Ester Dome in Fairbanks, Alaska and exchanged vows. But we count years from that date on top of Ester Dome in 1993. Amy and I have been married for 18 years. Earlier that day we went to Pay ‘n Save and bought our wedding rings (I think we got six for $1.99). I wrote the word “vows&# on a piece of paper twice, tore it in half, and gave one of the vows to Amy to give to me when we got to the top.

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Falling Out Of Love With Being CEO

Feld Thoughts

But we stayed after it and built a successful company that was consistently profitable and acquired by a public company in 1993 for a few million dollars. I was a CEO once. In my first real company, Feld Technologies, there were two founders – me and Dave Jilk.

What we can learn from the UK’s top franchises

The Startup Magazine

After that things started to move even faster, moving out of London in 1993 and opening pubs in Bracknell and Norwich. Founded in 1993, Quiz Clothing opened 3 stores in Scotland providing fashionable women’s party dresses to women of all ages and sizes, all for a very affordable price.

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Fair and Reasonable

Feld Thoughts

I learned this value from Len Fassler and Jerry Poch in 1993 when they acquired my first company. I was on the phone with an old friend last week. We were talking about a few things around a negotiation, and he said something profound. “I just want things to be fair and reasonable.” ” I loved this phrase. I had never bought, sold, or invested in anything up to that point.

Mentors 6/18: The Best Mentor Relationships Eventually Become Two-Way

Feld Thoughts

Len and his partner Jerry Poch bought my first company in 1993. Each of these relationships are long term ones – Len and I since 1993 and Charlie and I since I was born in 1965.

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[UK][Infographic] Spare A Thought For The Millionaires

YoungUpstarts

million pounds in 1993. So you think that millionaires have it good? That they’re rolling in their cash hoard like Scrooge McDuck in his private vault?

Bitcoin: things only grow this fast when something important is happening

The Equity Kicker

You can see from the chart below that the number of internet hosts grew 10x from 1989 to 1993 – that’s roughly 2x a year. Coindesk just published their quarterly ‘ State of Bitcoin ‘ presentation.

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dot429.com – Professional Networking For The LGBT Community

YoungUpstarts

The Simple Formal Beginnings Of Feld Technologies

Feld Thoughts

A short letter agreement specifying the equity splits and the boilerplate legal docs were the only legal docs we had until we sold the company in 1993. My first business partner, Dave Jilk, emailed me our original partnership agreement for Feld Technologies. It’s one page. We incorporated a month later as an S-Corp.

Are You A Boston Based Entrepreneur Looking for a Mentor?

Feld Thoughts

In 1993 I was the founder of the Young Entrepreneurs Organization Boston Chapter and member #1. My long time friend Warren Katz pointed me out to an event on March 3, 2010 called EO Boston Accelerator Shark Bowl 2010. It’s a competition for entrepreneurs under 40 with businesses between $100k / year and $1m / year in revenue.

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Jeff Melanson, Others Highlight What Arts Can Do For Young Entrepreneurs

YoungUpstarts

This further bolstered findings from 1993 when researchers concluded that exposure to classical music, specifically Mozart, led to increased cognition in college students.

Launching Startup Life: Surviving And Thriving In A Relationship With An Entrepreneur

Feld Thoughts

We got married in 1993. The second book in the Startup Revolution series, Startup Life: Surviving And Thriving In A Relationship With An Entrepreneur , is shipping in the next week or so. My wife Amy Batchelor and I wrote this one, with contributions from about 20 other entrepreneurial couples. Amy and I have been friends since we met in college in 1984. We have been together as a couple since 1990. Our marriage almost ended in 2001. Today, I am ecstatic in my relationship with Amy.

Why Pioneers Have Arrows In Their Backs

Steve Blank

In fact, a 1993 paper by Peter N. First-Mover Advantage is an idea that just won’t die. I hear it from every class of students, and each time I try to put a stake through its heart. Here’s one more attempt in trying to explain why confusing testosterone with strategy is a bad idea.

Are Things Moving Faster Than In 1999?

Feld Thoughts

By 1987 I was regularly using faxes and Federal Express (the only overnight mail I was aware of), but a mobile phone and email didn’t really show up until around 1993 for me. I spent the day yesterday doing Denver Startup Week stuff. I was on a bunch of panels and during one of the Q&A sessions someone asked something to the effect of: “Now that things are moving faster than ever before, how do you deal with / keep up with them?”

No Vision, All Drive

David Cohen

Here’s the quick story: in 1993, we founded our first company, Pinpoint Technologies, which grew from a basement startup to a successful multinational company with $50 million in annual sales and over 250 employees.

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My First Experience As A Venture Capitalist

Feld Thoughts

Feld Technologies was acquired in November 1993. I often get asked how I ended up becoming a venture capitalist. When people ask me how they can become a VC, I point them to my partner Seth Levine’s excellent blog posts How to become a venture capitalist and How to get a job in venture capital (revisited). But it occurred to me today – after getting another email asking me how I’d become a VC, that I wasn’t really answering the question.

Why Female Founder Office Hours is So Important

Both Sides of the Table

In Dan Rather’s book he talks about Ruth Bader Ginsberg who was appointed the the Supreme Court in 1993. If you haven’t yet heard about Female Founder Office Hours it is an initiative you should be aware of whether you’re male, female or any other gender identify.

No More MBOs

Feld Thoughts

I’ve only worked in what could be considered a “big” company for 18 months (1993 – 1995) and that was the company (AmeriData) that bought my first company (Feld Technologies). I am so very tired of MBO-based bonuses in startups. I knew the concept of MBOs pre-dated my time in business school, but I couldn’t remember where they came from. Wikipedia reminded me – it’s another Peter Drucker creation from The Practice of Management.

7 Things To Keep In Mind If You Want To Improve Communication With Your Team

YoungUpstarts

Starting from a small jet ski rental in Sheffield back in 1993, John has transformed his business into a dynamic multi-event and activity company. by John Tarr, co-founder and CEO of Off-Limits Events Ltd.

Entrepreneurship for the 99%

Steve Blank

million) of the 15 million net new jobs created between 1993 and 2009. This is a guest post from Jerry Engel, the Faculty Director of the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (and the Founding Faculty Director of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley.).

[Interview] Ed Rempel, Certified Financial Planner, Founder Of Unconventional Wisdom

YoungUpstarts

Ed Rempel has been countering financial conventions at least since he hung up his professional shingle as a Toronto-based certified financial planner in 1993.

The Power of Being Human in Business Development

Feld Thoughts

I learned this in 1993 when my first company was acquired by Len Fassler and Jerry Poch, two of the absolute master deal makers I’ve ever worked with. I’ve had some really crummy experiences with business and corporate development people in the past year. There’s been a strange change in ethos, where suddenly people have forgotten that when they do deals, they are doing deals with other people, not with a company.

[Review] The Cowshed: Memories of the Chinese Cultural Revolution

YoungUpstarts

1993 was the year when this book was published and was acclaimed as a remarkable piece of literature. Suleman, senior academic writer at Writing-Expert.com.

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Moving To Homer, Alaska

Feld Thoughts

I’d sold my first company, Feld Technologies, in 1993. Nope – Amy and I aren’t moving to Homer. While we have a home in Homer, where we will be for the next three weeks, we still call Boulder, Colorado our home. But we came very close to moving to Homer in 1995.

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“What Unites Us” —Important Lessons from @danrather at the #UpfrontSummit

Both Sides of the Table

In Dan Rather’s book he talks about Ruth Bader Ginsberg who was appointed the the Supreme Court in 1993. “The institution of a free press in America is in a state of crisis greater than I have ever seen in my lifetime , and perhaps in any moment in this nation’s history.”?—?Dan

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Here’s Why We Fell in Love with Draft

Both Sides of the Table

I began playing Fantasy Football in 1993 before it was even a big thing. My partner Greg Bettinelli is an avid sports fan who throughout his career has developed an expert understanding in online ticketing (at eBay has was a champion of the StubHub acquisition) and online marketing.

There’s Something Abuzz With GoodBuzz

YoungUpstarts

In 1993, it was during one of these long walks that he’d stumble on a philosophy that would determine his life’s path – that he’d do whatever it takes to succeed in life.

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Raving Fans – How Our Themes Evolve

Feld Thoughts

I first thought of raving fans when I read Ken Blanchard’s book by the same name in 1993 when I was CEO of Feld Technologies (my first company). We had our Foundry Group annual meeting yesterday. I enjoy our annual meetings – we get to spent a focused chunk of time with our investors.

8 Tips For Getting Your Product Into Retail Stores

Up and Running

My experience with channels started in 1993 and has been almost entirely in stores and chains selling packaged computer software, but I’ve talked to a lot of people dealing in other kinds of channels, and their experiences seem to be quite the same as my own.

The Agony and Ecstasy of Selling My First Company

Feld Thoughts

It 1993, I sold my first company, Feld Technologies, to a company called Sage Alerting Systems (which, after several name changes, became AmeriData Technologies.) Several years ago, Alex Iskold wrote a great overview of What It Is Like To Sell Your First Company. I thought it was a great description and encourage every entrepreneur who has never been through the sale of a company to read it.

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The Brilliance of The Struggle

Feld Thoughts

Here are a few examples from my first company, Feld Technologies (1987 – 1993). Ben Horowitz from Andreessen Horowitz has a beautiful post up titled The Struggle. He captures – in words – what many entrepreneurs, especially entrepreneurial CEOs go through. I’ve heard variants of it many times over the years and have experienced it myself in several companies where I’ve been the entrepreneur and many companies where I’ve been the investor.

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Learning Python

Feld Thoughts

I stopped programming around 1993 although I occasionally had to dive back in and support something that I had previously written until the late 1990′s, when I stopped for good because I simply had no time. January’s Tech Theme of the Month is going to be Python. I realize it’s still December; I decided to get a head start. Last month’s tech theme was videoconferencing.

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Cash Flow Matters: Accounts Receivable Financing Fuels New Model Of Working Capital

YoungUpstarts

The billions funded by factoring in 2013 are anticipated to grow, based on consistent average growth of 10 percent annually since 1993. by Jeff Bell, senior vice president of eCapital.

Twice in a Lifetime

Austin Startup

The internet was created in 1983, and people said the same thing about it in 1993. I’ve been a technologist since I first played with an Apple ][+ with a lower case chip. In the mid 1990s I knew that the internet was a game-changing technology.

The three legged stool of marketing excellence

Berkonomics

2) Robert Lauterborn, 1993. Marketing is a science devised to help drive customers to your door. There are lots of ways to define how to market well, including the four P’s of marketing (1): product, price, promotion and place. This is considered to be the producer-oriented model.

The Importance of Small Business and Jobs

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Over the 15-year period from 1993 to 2008, small businesses created some 65 percent of the net new jobs in the private sector, according to conservative estimates cited in a new report from the SBA Office of Advocacy. Advocacy's analysis of the quarterly Bureau of Labor Statistics data show that over the 15 years from 1993 to mid-2008, 31 percent of net job gains (jobs created minus jobs lost) came from the opening of new establishments.

18 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Names

Hearpreneur

We’ve been around since 1993 (we’re a dinosaur compared to the technology startups of the 2000’s – another play on the alligator – but we’ve experienced great success, and our name helps us stand out from our competitors.

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Top 10 internet stocks – more than 1 trillion valuation

Start Up Blog

All of which are in their 1993 era. In a very short period of time, opinions of anything can change. It wasn’t so long ago that these statements were made about the internet as a commercial platform: It’s for nerds. “Fine, you nerds can do what you want but normal people are never going to use this thing.” ” It’s completely decentralized, which means you can’t trust it.

Microsoft, Near Death, & Enterprise Cloud

Agile VC

Remember Lou Gerstner ran American Express before taking the helm at IBM in 1993. We all woke up to the news that Microsoft is buying Nokia for ~$7B (ok, not the carrier infrastructure biz but the main part of Nokia that anybody cares about).

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