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The Great Internet Stock Correction of 1997, or 1999, or …

Feld Thoughts

” I remember a moment in time in 1997. The post The Great Internet Stock Correction of 1997, or 1999, or … appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Yesterday I read Kara Swisher’s post What Does the Recent Tech Stock Downturn Mean? The Truth Is Nobody Knows. It’s great. Go read it – I’ll wait for you.

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16 Brilliant Insights From Steve Jobs Keynote Circa 1997


I came across this old video recently of Jobs doing a keynote at the Apple WWDC in 1997 (yes, I know that was 14 years ago). Enjoy. I apologize.

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Two Secrets To Steve Jobs's Success That Can Help Your Startup Grow

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When he returned to Apple in 1997, Steve Jobs introduced three products that proved he had mastered two fundamental concepts on which Apple''s success depended

How This Woman Entrepreneur Bought Her Own College

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million women-owned businesses in 2014 that collectively generated over 1.5 trillion dollars in revenue

2 arrested in 1997 killing near NC State Centennial Campus

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) AP) — Pol ice in Raleigh say two people have been arrested in connection with the death of a man at an apartment near N.C. State University's Centennial Campus nearly 20 years ago

Complete XRM Buys Fanatic Software


Fanatic Software, founded in 1997, develops mobile and Mac applications. Fanatic Software, based in Cedar Park, now belongs to Complete XRM. The Salt Lake City-based Complete XRM did not disclose the financial terms of the deal. Its flagship product is the Pocket Informant Mac, iOS and Android productivity apps. Austin

3 Major Gains Women Entrepreneurs Have Made (Infographic)

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which is about the same share they contributed in 1997. There are more women-owned businesses than ever before.

We could use more story tellers

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It was 1997 if memory serves me right. Doug Burgum, then CEO of Great Plains (now part of Microsoft) used his entire keynote at the annual Stampede user event to talk about the story of an English clockmaker, John Harrison. Industry Commentary


Start With Customer Experience

Feld Thoughts

I was reminded of the importance of starting with the customer experience while I was watching this brilliant video from WWDC 1997 of Steve Jobs.

Austin-based Sizmek Aquired for $122 Million


San Francisco-based Vector Capital, founded in 1997, has invested $1.6 Private Equity Firm Vector Capital announced Wednesday it has entered into an agreement to acquire Austin-based Sizmek, an advertising technology company, for $3.90 a share, valuing the deal at $122 million. billion in more than 40 technology companies. Austin

Business Plans Are An Historical Artifact

Feld Thoughts

By 1997, when I started investing as a venture capital investor, I was no longer reading business plans. This article ( Business Plans Are An Historical Artifact ) first appeared last week in the Wall Street Journal The Accelerators Column , which I’m contributing to on a regular basis. . The textbook for the course was Jeffry A.

When Microsoft Threatened to Sue Us Over the Letter “E”

Steve Blank

By 1997 E.piphany was a fast growing startup with customers, revenue and something approaching a repeatable business model. While I understand.

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Today ecommerce saves customers money and time tomorrow it will accelerate discovery

The Equity Kicker

I’ve just re-read Jeff Bezos 1997 letter to shareholders. I think this theme has some way to go. Ecommerce

10 Reasons For Joining The New Startup Wave Now

Startup Professionals Musings

According to Fox Business , women-owned businesses have increased 68% since 1997, running more than 9.1 Total U.S. in 2014. Marty Zwilling.

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Athenahealth Picks Austin for R&D Center and Plans to Create 600 Jobs


The company, founded in 1997, provides cloud-based health information services for electronic medical records and other medical documents. Athenahealth announced plans to put a research and development center in Austin with plans to create 600 new jobs. Austin

Founders – Use Your Down Round To Clean Up Your Cap Table

Feld Thoughts

I started investing in 1994 and while there was some bumpiness in 1997 and again in 1999, the real pain happened between 2000 and 2005. Mark Suster wrote a great post yesterday titled The Resetting of the Startup Industry. Go read it now – I’ll wait. We entrepreneurs have been spinning that line for decades in every boom cycle.

Are Things Moving Faster Than In 1999?

Feld Thoughts

When I started making venture capital investments in 1997, the pace of things, and the amount of work I did, was massive. I spent the day yesterday doing Denver Startup Week stuff. ” I thought about it for a second and responded that I wasn’t sure the assertion was correct. I paused to make sure I believed that. Agree or disagree?

Reading Jeff Bezos

David Lee

His 1997 letter to Amazon shareholders is a blueprint for building a durable franchise in technology. Here are some random nuggets: Free cash flow was their focus since 1997. A tech friend gives me s**t about being a Jeff Bezos fanboy. I’m unabashedly a fan. I recently compiled and read all of these letters from 1997-2011. 1998).

Phase Forward: Remembering the Early Days

Venture Cyclist

I went to Newton City Hall today to run an errand and saw the Balsamo/Millenium walkway that the city created to celebrate the year 2000. Whimsy

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MobileDay – Making Audio Conference Calls Work On Smart Phones

Feld Thoughts

I was involved in the creation of reservationless audioconferencing, which was pioneered by Raindance (I was a seed investor) in 1997. Each day I do at least two, and sometimes as many as a half dozen, audio conference calls. I make almost all of them from my iPhone when I’m walking somewhere or driving in my car.

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Corporations think they need a bigger boat, but what they really need is to build the shark

Jeff Hilimire

Clayton Christensen wrote his iconic book that lays out this philosophy in 1997. The idea is pretty simple. Random

SXSW Interactive Names Girlstart’s Tamara Hudgins to its Hall of Fame


Girlstart, founded in 1997, runs programs to empower girls in the fields of Science Technology Engineering and Math, known as […] The post SXSW Interactive Names Girlstart’s Tamara Hudgins to its Hall of Fame appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin Girlstart SXSW Interactive

The Real Reason Elon Musk Became an Entrepreneur

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The co-founder of Tesla Motors says money was never the motivating factor for his ambitious ventures. Musk, whom Inc.

When VCs Don’t B t You

Feld Thoughts

The prior fund that I had co-founded – Mobius Venture Capital – had blown up after having a very successful first fund in 1997. I know many entrepreneurs who feel that VCs have played them, gamed them, deceived them, or bullshitted them. But this doesn’t only happen to entrepreneurs. VCs play this game with VCs all the time.

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The idea maze

Chris Dixon

Imagine, for example, that you were thinking of starting Netflix back when it was founded in 1997. The pop culture view of startups is that they’re all about coming up with a great product idea. After the eureka moment, the outcome is preordained. How would content providers, distribution channels, and competitors respond? 2) Analogy.

Update on Clayton Christensen’s theory of disruption

The Equity Kicker

Clayton Christensen’s book The Innovators Dilemma , originally published in 1997, changed my understanding of innovation, the evolution of value chains and gave me a theory of disruption that has served me very well over the years. His argument is that disruption no longer starts at the low end of the market. Wadwha is right.

Choosing Optimism

Rob Go

I just watched the first two episodes of Black Mirror’s season 3 last night. But, I find myself a bit tired of the negativity that these shows portray.

Simple Trick for Better Brainstorming Sessions

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Need lots of ideas right now? Here''s how to get them. The ability to generate good ideas is perhaps one of the most valuable assets in business.

The 10 Dumbest CEO Remarks of All Time

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1997) Tough talking "Chainsaw Al" left a string of enemies in his wake, which provided plenty of willing witnesses in a SEC lawsuit.

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How to Market Like an Arrogant Bastard

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In 1997, he co-founded the San Diego Brewers Guild, an organization created to promote and educate the public about locally brewed beers.

How To Bootstrap your Startup with Your Paycheck

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In 1997, 20 percent of CEOs on Inc. staff, 1997). ”. Paycheck Financing: A Great Way To Bootstrap Your Startup by Sramana Mitra. 2010).

Jeff Bezos attended 60 investor meetings to raise $1m from 22 people, just to get Amazon started

The Next Web

Since 1997, our immediate destiny has been in our own hands.” Amazon” himself, Jeff Bezos. ” continues Bezos.

11 Business Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

Up and Running

Podcasts are an informative, fun way to gain knowledge and inspiration, and can be listened to while working, exercising, commuting, and so on. TWIST.

Create Your Personal Brand: 8 Steps

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Personal branding has evolved since management guru Tom Peters defined the term way back in 1997. (He Know yourself and what you''re good at.

9 Easy Hacks to Boost your Website Traffic


Jakob Nielson’s seminal web usability study from 1997 showed that 79% of web users scan rather than read. Standing out within more than 3.5

The Incumbents Advantage

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But, “Dilemma” first came out in 1997, and I think we need to acknowledge how companies which. I am a big fan of Clayton Christensen’s “Innovator’s Dilemma”. and his other writings. My blogs and books similarly celebrate disruptors and innovators. Industry Commentary


Exploring The Evolution Of Online Payment Solutions


In 1997, Coca-Cola developed and released vending machines, which were able to accept payments through text messages. Gold And More. Cards.

Three Common Expense Tracking Mistakes


William Olsen, CPA, Co-Founder and Director of Deductr been in the tax industry for 20 years and a licensed CPA since 1997. Saving Receipts.

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Spend Money to Make Money

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Saturn tried to get back into the game heading into 1997, but panicked when the sales didn’t immediately recover. Get going.

The Rise of Chinese Venture Capital – (Part 3 of 5)

Steve Blank

It went bankrupt in 1997.). In these series of 5 posts, I thought I’d share what I learned in China. All the usual caveats apply. Like the U.S.