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

Feld Thoughts

” I remember a moment in time in 1997. I was a co-founder and co-chairman. 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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[INTERVIEW] Glen McKay, Newfoundland Business Leader, Co-Founder of Newfoundland Hard-Rok, Inc.


Having founded or co-founded several private companies and a public company, Glen currently serves as chair of the Board of Directors of Newfoundland Hard-Rok Inc., In 1997, Glen co-founded Cornerstone Capital Resources Inc.,


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Three Common Expense Tracking Mistakes


by William Olsen, CPA, Co-founder and VP of Product Development at Deductr. William Olsen, CPA, Co-Founder and Director of Deductr been in the tax industry for 20 years and a licensed CPA since 1997. It seems like tax time is fraught with last minute scrambling to gather business records for those who claim business deductions. The vision of sorting through receipts “mining” for deductions makes procrastinators out of all of us.

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5 Startup Tips From Successful Entrepreneurs


Syed Balkhi, Founder of WPBeginner, Optinmonster. Sara Mohammadi, Co-Founder of Eventbox. ” Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group. Miko Branch, Co-Founder, and CEO, Miss Jessie’s. They opened a local salon in 1997 and did everything themselves. If you have the entrepreneurial spirit and want to start your own business, use these 5 startup tips from the experts to get your idea off the ground.

Don’t Underestimate the Undergraduates

Steve Blank

Jim has founded six companies, including Preview Travel, one of the first online travel agencies, which went public in 1997 and subsequently merged to create as an independent company. Today he is the co-founder and Chairman of Triporati, LaunchPad Central. Jim co-taught classes with me at U.C. My prior journeys were spearheaded by the founder of this school of teaching, Steve Blank.

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

Steve Blank

The show follows the journeys of founders who share what it takes to build a startup – from restaurants to rocket scientists, to online gifts to online groceries and more. He also co-founded three companies: a broadcasting network, Air America Media, a solar energy company, Atenergy and a branding agency, Brand Maestro. — Hillary Hartley is co-founder and lead creative at 18F, a digital services agency inside the General Services Administration. The U.S.

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Jeff Bezos’ Hiring Anti-Pitch

The Next Web

Editors Note: This is syndicated guest post by Walter Chen , co-founder of iDoneThis, an easy way for your team to sync up on its daily progress. It makes sense that such intense competitive pressure drives startup founders to pitch their company to prospective hires in ever more grandiose terms, exaggerate how well their company is “crushing it,” and make their culture sound like the happiest place on earth.

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8 Things Steve Jobs Learned After Getting Fired By Apple


Steve Jobs, co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of a little company called Apple Inc., Getting fired from the very company he founded in 1985 before returning to it in 1997 to save it from financial ruin. who passed away from cancer in October 2011, was a jerk. But really, who among us isn’t at least occasionally unreasonable, petty, and petulant for a few minutes out of every workday?

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Business Plans Are An Historical Artifact

Feld Thoughts

When I reread the plan several years ago for amusement, it motivated me to go dig up plans for other successful companies that I was a co-founder of or early investor in, including NetGenesis and Harmonix. By 1997, when I started investing as a venture capital investor, I was no longer reading business plans.

Episode 36: Employee Incentives and Business Funding with Christine Gray and Jared Hecht

Mike Michalowicz

When Christine started Balance Your Books in 1997, her vision was to create an accounting advisory firm that focused on the growth of entrepreneurs, their business, and their financial health. Jared Hecht is a co-founder and the chief executive officer at Fundera, an online marketplace that matches small business owners to the best possible lender. Also Available On. Show Summary. Christine Gray and Jared Hecht join us for Episode 36 of the Profit First Podcast.

The Ultimate CEO Twitter List


jack : Twitter founder Jack Dorsey is on Twitter as well, sharing updates from his work as the CEO of Square. dens : Co-founder and CEO of Foursquare Dennis Crowley gets personal on his Twitter account, sharing his interests in soccer and hidden urban art. timoreilly : Founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media Tim O’Reilly shares the stories of the alpha geeks on Twitter. jeremys : Learn about the industry of online reviews from Yelp co-founder and CEO Jeremy Stoppelman.

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This Week in VC with @VCMike Hirshland of Polaris Ventures

Both Sides of the Table

This probably wasn’t a fun period of time for a new VC but nonetheless probably made Mike stronger than having started in 1997. Finally, I do want to mention that Mike was the founder of DogPatch Labs , which has facilities in Cambridge, New York and San Francisco. Founded 2007 in Boulder, CO. Current round: $2mm Series B from Tomorrow Ventures (Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google) and Lars Hinrichs (Xing founder).

11 Business Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

Up and Running

The failed pitches to investors, the difficult conversations with loved ones, and even the negotiations among cofounders are all recorded here as they happened, giving a unique look at one man’s entire experience from concept to company. John Lee Dumas, founder and host of Entrepreneur on Fire, interviews successful entrepreneurs every single day.

Servant Leadership In Action


Herb Kelleher, our founder, led the way clearly — although I don’t think he knew what the expression servant leadership meant until we told him. Covey, cofounder of CoveyLink and the FranklinCovey Global Speed of Trust Practice, author of “ The Speed of Trust “, and coauthor of “ Smart Trust “). When I think of servant leadership I think of Pat Summitt, my basketball coach at the University of Tennessee from 1997 to 2001.

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Spotlight On IIT Kharagpur, India


My 1997 recruitment visit met with tepid response, with the student body largely interested in multinational placements at the time. The team is short of Computer Science expertise, and is looking for a co-founder to add to their pack. Today's roundtable was jointly organized by the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT KGP) and the 1M/1M program as part of the former's Global Entrepreneurship Summit organized by the student-run e-cell.

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

Warren Buffet, 1997. This “gain” ($34B last year alone) is a result of a direct wealth-transfer to these individuals FROM the previous owners of the company — founders, executives, employees, and venture investors. So the founder if the one most penalized by this broken process.

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. He was a partner and co-founder of Centennial Funds and he and Steve Halsted basically created the VC industry in Colorado in the early 1980s. 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.

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Just Got Rejected? These 9 Inspiring Success Stories Will Help You to Bounce Back


What you are not aware of is how much struggle the founders had to go through to get to that pinnacle of success. The founder Robert Hull advice startup founders not to pay close attention to the rejections but focus on their business. Its popularity made Microsoft make a move and agreed to purchase Hotmail in 1997 for a whopping $400 million. The founders went through a lot of criticism some of which were posted online.

Visit to Case Foundation and Startup America

David Teten

Michael Smith, leader of the Social Innovation team at the Case Foundation , introduced the Foundation as a non-profit started in 1997 by Steve Case (AOL co-founder) and his wife, Jean Case. Case Foundation didn’t have a website until 2005, although founded 1997. On February 16, I visited Washington, DC, where I attended an HBS Club of DC lunch on the Case Foundation and Startup America.

The 3 Most Damaging Myths in Entrepreneurship

Up and Running

It’s out of date now, but if you look for it, you can find the 1997 Dun & Bradstreet research on causes of business failure that listed “too much money&# as one of the causes. Tim Berry is the founder of Palo Alto Software, a co-founder of Borland International, and a recognized expert in business planning.

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The Entrepreneur’s Essentials #11: New Year’s advice for middle-aged people

Austin Startup

Bill Wood, founder of Silverton Partners and an early General Partner at Austin Ventures before, said something that got me thinking (quoting from the SiliconHills article ): Because it’s easy to startup a company and doesn’t take a lot of money, Silverton Partners sees more startups forming, Wood said. The teams are made up of founders who are dramatically younger. The good thing about young founders is that they don’t know what’s not possible, Wood said.

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28 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business


Henrik and I co-founded Fisker Inc. Back in 1997, when I was a high school junior and my brother Evan was a freshman, we launched a local moving service called Meathead Movers. With Remitr I saw that opportunity to solve a problem in international B2B payments that was crying for a technology-enabled solution and decided to plunge into it with my co-founding team. I co-founded Sarah Nicole Skincare with the mission for it to be a tool in reclaiming confidence.

Inspiring Entrepreneurs: What Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has learned in his business career

The Next Web

In the first of a new series talking to tech industry leaders about what shaped them as entrepreneurs and the lessons they’ve learned in their careers, we speak to Netflix co-founder and CEO, Reed Hastings. When he founded Netflix as a DVD rental service in 1997, Hastings had already led one company, Pure Software, from its birth to an IPO. _. This post is brought to you by Lenovo Inspire Me.

Building a Great Startup Board: Pt 1

Reid Hoffman

That’s because the making of the company relies on the founders, the CEO, the executives, the team members–in other words, the people who are putting in 80 to 100 hours per week, rather than the board members who are putting in one to two hours per week.

The pioneers of Silicon Valley’s fast culture on how to grow quickly, not recklessly

Reid Hoffman

And from a financial perspective, any investor would be better off buying stock in Amazon than buying and share of a corner bookshop; if you invested $100 in Amazon’s 1997 initial public offering (IPO), those shares would have been worth about $120,000 in 2018. Or to put it another way: If you owned a corner bookstore in 1997, would you be better off today if you had invested $10,000 in expanding your physical store—or in the Amazon IPO?

Monday night: HBS Angels of NY Investor Meeting and Company Presentations

David Teten

" Since 1997, Corporate University Xchange (CorpU) has armed senior executives with cutting edge talent improvement research and benchmarking. Chairman Alan Todd was formerly Founder and CEO of KnowledgePlanet, the largest cloud-based learning management system, which was acquired by a private equity consortium; and Founder and CEO of KnowledgeSoft, the largest IT training company in the mid-Atlantic region, which was acquired by Technicsource. Founder H.

Scaling is Hard, Case Study: athenahealth

Seeing Both Sides

The company was originally founded in 1997 by Jonathan Bush (1st cousin of George W.) For the 15 years since inception, CEO and cofounder Bush has run athenahealth end-to-end. A remarkable entrepreneurial story, similar to TripAdvisor and Akamai, where the founder (or near-founder in the case of Akamai's Paul Sagan) lead the business over many years. As anyone who has met him can tell you, Jonathan Bush is a unique founder/CEO.

Lies Entrepreneurs Tell Themselves « Steve Blank

Steve Blank

The founders coming out of the DEC ( Digital Equipment Corporation ) and Intel culture of the 1960’s and ‘70’s. If you’re are a startup founder or an early employee, there may come a time in your relationship that your significant other/spouse will ask you the “ what’s more important? Filed under: Customer Development , Family/Career , Technology | Tagged: Steve Blank , Entrepreneurs , Tips for Startups « Am I a Founder?

37 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Businesses


I am founder on an unconventional online gallery, The Art and Craft Gallery. originally started with a few retail locations in 1997, and we quickly started the e-commerce site the next year. Ajay Prasad, the founder of GMR Web Team < [link] > #15) Take Advantage of an Opportunity. Each business has a story. No matter if the business is a Goliath like Wal-Mart, or a local business owned by a couple or family, the business has roots in an idea.

A Glimpse: My American Dream


At the Clinton Global Initiative last September, Pierre Omidyar, co-founder of eBay, announced a commitment from his philanthrocapitalist firm to invest millions of dollars in mobile applications and services, with a focus on developing markets globally.

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Should You Share Equity with Consultants?

Back in 1997, Randy Parker was staring at a blank whiteboard, wondering where hed find the money to hire the employees and consultants he needed to build his new product. "We Chip Morse , cofounder and partner with Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton P.C., The offering to a consultant may affect your securities compliance in later offerings and will certainly add to further dilution to founders," Durkin says. ); Login or signup. Welcome | Logout. Join our community.

The Future of Television & The Digital Living Room

Both Sides of the Table

Michael Ovitz , the co-founder of CAA will be the keynote speaker. Attempts at “moving up the stack&# – In 1997 I led a project to help senior management at British Telecom define its Internet strategy. 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

02:00 PM: Valerie Casey Keynote ACC L1, Exhibit Hall 1 – Casey, founder and Executive Director of the Designers Accord, works with organizations all over the world to create positive social and environmental impact. 11:00 AM: The Chaos Scenario Day Stage – Bob Garfield, Ad Age columnist and co-host of NPR’s “On the Media,&# sent shockwaves through the worlds of media and marketing with his apocalyptic vision of a post-mass-media Brave new World.

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