The Things that Will Break in My Lifetime

This is going to be BIG.

That''s a 6% annual increase since 1997 when I started and it was $16,000 a year. The idea of a channel that you pay for over and above just a data pipe is definitely going to go the way of the printed local newspaper. When I can download any show, why am I paying for the channel that carries the show? The Cost of a College Education. I just looked up how much my alma mater costs in tuition. Fordham University, the 56th best college in the country, is now $44,000 a year.

Building An Autonomous and Virtual World: Softbank Teams With Mapbox

Feld Thoughts

In the years since, with massive customer launches like Snapchat and the Weather Channel, the horizontal scale of Mapbox’s platform is now much more obvious. Back in 1997, Softbank Technology Ventures (which became Mobius Venture Capital) was the first VC fund I helped raise. The physical world will be the reference coordinates for the fleets of robot cars of our imagination.

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Essay: The Role of Entrepreneurship in Economic Development

The Startup Magazine

from 1997 to 2014. It should be the primary concern of decision-makers, which also have the responsibility to lead and channel entrepreneurship projects through sectors that are part of the development strategy. Enterprise is defined as the act of creating, innovating and setting up a business, taking financial risks expecting profits.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 26: Javier Saade and Hillary Hartley

Steve Blank

Hillary has been working to make government more accessible and available online for nearly two decades, starting as a web designer for Arkansas.gov in 1997. Tune in Thursday at 1 pm PT, 4 pm ET on Sirius XM Channel 111. The U.S. government is discovering that Lean innovation can help them serve the country better and faster.

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30 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business

Hearpreneur

Brands were no longer discovered in traditional media only; instead, consumers were discovering and embracing brands through cross-channel experiences in traditional media and searching online. In 1997 at just 42 years old, I suffered a massive heart attack that landed me in the ICU.

Hubris Versus Humility: The $15 billion Difference

Steve Blank

In 1997, RIM introduced the first packet-switched messaging device. TiVo had plenty of other battles to fight: competition, issues with channel partners, patent battles, as well as the movie studios, cable companies, broadcast networks and advertisers who all wanted TiVo dead. Describing your product as “new and “never been done before” instead of “we’re just like those others guys, but better” could cost your company billions.

Customers Love Free Stuff … But That’s Not Your Problem

abovethecrowd.com

Warren Buffet, 1997. They return the favor by doing more banking business with said banks, and some of the windfall-money comes right back to the bank via other channels. “As they say in poker, ‘If you’ve been in the game 30 minutes and you don’t know who the patsy is, you’re the patsy.‘”

[Review] Twitter Is Not A Strategy

YoungUpstarts

I love how it cuts through the fluff of “go digital or die” marketing while proposing a measured way to weave brand marketing into both mass and new media channels. A case in point is Apple, whose “Think Different” campaign in 1997 (see video below) served as a rallying call to those who shared the brand’s values. How do we build strong brands in the digital age?

Servant Leadership In Action

YoungUpstarts

When I think of servant leadership I think of Pat Summitt, my basketball coach at the University of Tennessee from 1997 to 2001. I was home from school, sitting on the couch channel surfing, and suddenly it happened.

A Conversation With John Bradberry, Author Of 6 Secrets To Startup Success (Part I)

YoungUpstarts

Since 1997, he has led an independent consulting practice focused on helping businesses of all sizes elevate performance and achieve healthy growth. Here is part one of a three-part interview with Bradberry about how passionate entrepreneurs can channel their energies and focus into the right areas, as well as what to avoid, to improve their chances of success.

Congratulations IndexTank!

K9 Ventures

Diego and I first met in 1997. Given Daniel’s expertise in search and information retrieval (blog: The Noisy Channel ), when Diego and I started discussing IndexTank, I introduced him to Daniel. IndexTank (@ IndexTank ) has been acquired by LinkedIn ! Huge congratulations to the entire IndexTank Team and especially to IndexTank’s founder Diego Basch (@ dbasch ).

Congratulations IndexTank!

K9 Ventures

Diego and I first met in 1997. Given Daniel’s expertise in search and information retrieval (blog: The Noisy Channel ), when Diego and I started discussing IndexTank, I introduced him to Daniel. IndexTank (@ IndexTank ) has been acquired by LinkedIn ! Huge congratulations to the entire IndexTank Team and especially to IndexTank’s founder Diego Basch (@ dbasch ).

The Role of Entrepreneurship in Economic Development

The Startup Magazine

from 1997 to 2014. It should be the primary concern of decision-makers, which also have the responsibility to lead and channel entrepreneurship projects through sectors that are part of the development strategy. Enterprise is defined as the act of creating, innovating and setting up a business, taking financial risks expecting profits.

A Conversation With John Bradberry, Author Of 6 Secrets To Startup Success (Part III)

YoungUpstarts

Since 1997, he has led an independent consulting practice focused on helping businesses of all sizes elevate performance and achieve healthy growth. Here is Part Three of a three-part interview with Bradberry about how passionate entrepreneurs can channel their energies and focus into the right areas, as well as what to avoid, to improve their chances of success.

A Conversation With John Bradberry, Author Of 6 Secrets To Startup Success (Part II)

YoungUpstarts

Since 1997, he has led an independent consulting practice focused on helping businesses of all sizes elevate performance and achieve healthy growth. Here is part two of a three-part interview with Bradberry about how passionate entrepreneurs can channel their energies and focus into the right areas, as well as what to avoid, to improve their chances of success.

A dumb American’s perspective on investing in Southeast Asia

Hippoland

I’d be curious what other people in-region think about this (and keep in mind, I won’t be doing the investing there, Shiyan will be :) ): 1) There are opportunities galore People like to use chronological analogies, so if I had to do that here, I would put investment opportunities in SEA at around 1997. But it’s arguably even harder in a place where there aren’t ready distribution channels.

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A dumb American’s perspective on investing in Southeast Asia

Hippoland

I’d be curious what other people in-region think about this (and keep in mind, I won’t be doing the investing there, Shiyan will be :) ): 1) There are opportunities galore People like to use chronological analogies, so if I had to do that here, I would put investment opportunities in SEA at around 1997. But it’s arguably even harder in a place where there aren’t ready distribution channels.

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Building a Great Startup Board: Pt 1

Reid Hoffman

On many boards, both the CEO and CFO have direct channels with the board so that they can provide the yin and yang (in a well-coordinated way). For example, in 1997, I had not realized that you need to invent and reinvent your go to market strategy together with your product idea.

Banner Ads Suck (and How to Make Them Convert Better)

ConversionXL

In 1997, I chose to suppress a similar finding: users tend to click on banner ads that look like dialog boxes, complete with fake OK and Cancel buttons. Still, fake dialog boxes got many more clicks than regular banners, which users had already started to ignore in 1997. ”. A consistent design strategy like this spreads across a brand’s communication channels, evokes trust in consumers and makes it likelier that people will click through (as a result of the mere exposure effect).

Entrepreneur-Friendly Policies (Finally) Showing Promise - But Leadership Required

Seeing Both Sides

The Kauffman Foundation’s research on this matter is clear: from 1997 to 2005, job growth in the US was driven entirely by start-ups. I'm shocked that there isn't more discussion about channeling more dollars towards this inmportant institution. The policy conversation regarding jobs and economic development is starting to show some promising signs, particularly in helping young companies flourish.

Transcript of How Reducing Friction Increases Revenue

Duct Tape Marketing

Back in 1997, Jeff Bezos was talking about frictionless shopping when most companies were just thinking about getting serious about being online. And on social media, I am on all of the channels, but I’m most easy to find on Twitter where I am @RogerDooley. Transcript of How Reducing Friction Increases Revenue written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Back to Podcast. Transcript.

VC Governance FAQ: (9) Does an anemic IPO market deter VC investing?

Pascal's View

America had this structure in place prior to 1997, and we should take a hard look at what has changed to render the small company IPO extinct (contrary to popular belief, it first became an endangered species before the technology bubble). This is the ninth in our series of ten frequently asked questions from investors in venture capital partnerships.

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Net and VC Loyalty

BeyondVC

It reminds me of a panel that I spoke on in 1997 at the Red Herring Java Technology Conference. On the enterprise side, the only reason I would support having a company move off an existing platform to.Net is if there was significant customer demand for it and if Microsoft would really provide the company with access to its channel. Robert Scoble has asked the VCs to respond to an eWeek article titled Is.Net Failing to Draw Venture Capital Loyalty?

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The Rise of the Secondary Market for Emerging Growth Equities– Necessary But Insufficient

Pascal's View

This enabled consolidation among the brokerage houses and banks, which led to the loss of multiple distribution channels for securities and reduced the ability for small players to survive. On Tuesday, May 10 I joined Sandy Robertson, Ian Sobieski, Lee Hower, and Scott Painter as a panelist at the SharesPost Executive Forum held at the Rosewood Hotel on Sand Hill Road.

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CES-Show me the money!

BeyondVC

Sure, there will be lots of great innovation from new startup companies in home networking, but it will be difficult for these companies to truly scale as they will be entering markets traditionally dominated by large, global companies with established brands, channels, and cost advantages. There has been lots of buzz at CES this past week. Trust me, I am a huge fan of all of the new consumer gadgets that are coming out in the market this year.

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Why Crunch Modes Doesn't Work: Six Lessons

www.igda.org

In his 1997 paper, Sleep, Sleep Deprivation, and Human Performance in Continuous Operations , he found that: Laboratory studies show that mental work declines by 25% during each successive 24 hours of continuous wakefulness. In these clearest of possible conditions the ship made a planned turn out of the shipping channel and didnt turn back in time. Skip to Navigation. Why Crunch Modes Doesn't Work: Six Lessons.

The Future of Television & The Digital Living Room

Both Sides of the Table

Attempts at “moving up the stack&# – In 1997 I led a project to help senior management at British Telecom define its Internet strategy. What Zynga understood is that you need to go where the consumers are, capture those audiences, build a direct relationship and then diversify channel partners. Dana Settle & I are hosting a dinner tonight (10/20/10) with some of the biggest companies in entertainment to talk about the future of television, film & digital media.

Startups and small biz at SXSW: ideas on how to spend your time at the conference!

crowdSPRING Blog

07:00 PM: TechSet Party Speakeasy – This Friday SXSW kickoff party unites the digerati as they channel their inner Fame Monster by reviving a decade of style and glamour that made the social elite go ga ga. He started his first company in 1997 at the age of 14 and has also served in leadership roles at Stardoll and Advertigo. ([link].

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Design for Startups: The Aesthetics of Web Apps in 6 Questions

www.readwriteweb.com

To design like a teenager in 1997 using MS publisher is incredibly painful.

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