No, This Is Not '2001: A Space Odyssey.' It's a Real Office in China

Inc Startups

If you need to build a data center with racks of servers, you might as well get creative with the design

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Emotional Lessons From the Collapse of the Internet Bubble

Feld Thoughts

That perfectly describes how 2001 felt to me. In 2001, I was on the board of four public companies (and was co-chairman of two of them which I had been a co-founder of.) My moment of capitulation came sometime in the early summer of 2001. Until that day in the summer of 2001, my emotional well-being was much too connected to my financial well-being. Entrepreneurship 2001 internet bubble robert frost

2001: A (Cyber) Space Odyssey

Platforms and Networks

Bill Gates, The Road Ahead, 1995 In 2001, I wrote a book explaining why accelerated growth strategies created value for some Internet companies and destroyed value for others. Here’s a sample what I didn’t see coming as I wrote the book in 2001: Google’s dominance. Speed Trap devotes just two paragraphs to Google, which, by 2001, already was the 15th largest U.S. million members before failing in 2001.

Market Like It's 2001: 4 Tactics That Have Stood the Test of Time

Inc Startups

Despite your level of expertise in the online marketing arena, educating yourself on new trends and timeless tactics will build a foundation for online marketing success

NC unemployment rate falls to 4.5 percent, best since 2001

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) AP) — North Carolina's hot job market is at its best in more than 16 years after the state's unemployment rate improved to 4.5 percent last month

Chief justice gives 1st speech to NC legislature since 2001

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) AP) — The new chief justice of the state Supreme Court is giving lawmakers his evaluation of North Carolina''s judicial system in a formal speech

3 Tips From Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch on How to Drive Innovation at Any Company

Inc Startups

Many of the tips the legendary CEO gave in his 2001 book are still applicable today

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How Can You Tell Someone Has True Leadership Skills? This Famous Study Narrows It Down to This 1 Rare Trait

Inc Startups

In 2001, this best-selling management consultant identified one leadership behavior found in the most successful CEOs. Some things just don't change over time.

Ray Dalio’s Principles of Success

Feld Thoughts

My abyss happened between 2001 and 2003 and, while I wasn’t alone in my mistakes as Dalio was in his, I related deeply to it. I became a Ray Dalio fan earlier this year when I read his book Principles.

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Burnham's Beat: Software and Internet IPO and M&A Lists

Burnham's Beat

« Yahoo Buys Rivals From $75M More Than Their 2001 Offer | Main. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll. IPO/M&A Lists. By Category. By Month. Recent Posts. Internet IPOs. Internet M&A. Software IPOs. Software M&A. Search This Blog. Subscribe to This Blog. RSS/ATOM Feed. Subscribe Via Email. Carried Interest Debate Cont.: The Death of Sweat Equity? » 06/22/2007. Software and Internet IPO and M&A Lists.

Shake Shack Boosts Estimate for its IPO

Inc Startups

The popular burger chain has grown rapidly since its 2001 inception

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OwnLocal Acquires Print2Web

SiliconHills

Print2Web, founded in 2001 in St. Austin-based OwnLocal announced its acquisition of Print2Web, a digital service provider to the newspaper industry, on Monday. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Petersburg, Florida, was one of the first companies to digitize print ads for newspapers. The company works with more than 450 newspapers and […] The post OwnLocal Acquires Print2Web appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Launching new businesses from the ashes of failure « Lightspeed.

Lightspeed

By 2001, eHow had created thousands of articles. In 2001, IdeaExchange.com bought eHow out of bankruptcy with the hope of charging eHow’s readers to access how-to instructions. Home About Lightspeed Team jump to navigation Launching new businesses from the ashes of failure August 31, 2009 Posted by jeremyliew in bankrucpcy , Ecommerce , Entrepreneur , turnaround.

Introducing Services Arbitrage: The Perfect New Business For Non-Experts Looking For A Laptop Lifestyle Income Stream

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

For seven years, from 2001 to 2007, BetterEdit.com was my main project. 2017 marks the 10-year anniversary of a big event in my life – the day I sold my editing company for six figures. It was also the first true Laptop Lifestyle online business I created, providing a full-time.

We Were Right – Just a Decade Early

Feld Thoughts

It’s currently at $42 / share so if I got the splits right, after its collapse in 2001 to a low of around $5 / share it took it 15 years to claw its way back to $42 / share (a 10x from the low, 40% of its high at the peak.). 2001 – 2002 was the collapse to the Trough.

CES: The year of automation

deal architect

CES has traditionally been a harbinger of technology and societal trends with the products that are launched there: 1981 saw the introduction of the camcorder, 1991 the Interactive CD, 2001 the Microsoft Xbox and 2011 was the year of the. Industry Commentary

Barbara Corcoran's 8 Entrepreneurial Lessons

Inc Startups

She sold the Corcoran Group for $66 million in 2001 In 1973, Barbara Corcoran took $1,000 and started a real-estate business.

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CSO Research of Austin Merges With MBA Focus

SiliconHills

CSO Research, which makes undergraduate career service software and founded in Austin in 2001, has merged with MBA Focus, based in Dublin, Ohio. MBA Focus, founded in 2003, provides graduate business school career service software and recruitment technology. It works with more than 2,000 companies and students at 75 graduate schools. Erik Mulloy is the […] The post CSO Research of Austin Merges With MBA Focus appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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Menlo Innovations: No Bosses, No Titles, and No Offices, Just Trust, Relationships and Pure Joy

Inc Startups

In 2001, two tech guys decided to build a company around the daring vision, "to end human suffering in the world as it relates to technology." It isn't a tech story at all, rather a story every company in the world should study and embrace, to end their own corporate suffering

a16z Podcast: Scaling Companies… and Culture

Ben's Blog

It was founded on 2001, IPO’d in 2008, and was acquired by SAP in … talent managementIn this episode of the a16z Podcast sharing more founder stories, Ben Horowitz interviews a16z partner Lars Dalgaard about SuccessFactors, one of the earlier software-as-a-service companies. (It

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Every Generation Learns The Same Lessons

Feld Thoughts

My foundational moment, where I really learned the lesson, happened during the collapse of the Internet bubble in 2000 and 2001. While it’s easy to tell people things, it’s much more powerful to learn things.

A new decade: From consumerization to commercialization of technology

deal architect

Steve Jobs said that to Time magazine soon after launching the iPod in 2001. “I would rather compete with Sony than compete in another product category with Microsoft.” It signaled the start of a trend Gartner would later call “consumerization

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

Feld Thoughts

It’s the summer of 2001. By breakfast in the summer of 2001, the stock was trading under $1 / share. He certainly didn’t have to get up every day and go to the office, which by the summer of 2001 was a real business battle on multiple fronts. In the summer of 2001, I felt guilty about dragging Len into the mess that had become Interliant. The NASDAQ peak is in the rear view mirror. Many Internet companies are struggling.

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Kozmo

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Kozmo shut down in early 2001 and has been gone for over fourteen years. Yesterday was a bright sunny day on the east end of long island. So the Gotham Gal wanted a hat to shield the sun from her face and pulled out this gem from one of our closets.

Startup Fundraising Trends: Ask the VCs

Early Growth Financial Services

This was the largest quarterly investment total since 2001’s first half. The trend continued in 2014: with activity during the six months through June the strongest since the comparable period of 2001. In case you missed our recent webinar, we featured panelists Lucas Nelson, Principal, Gotham VC; Marlon Nichols, Director, Intel Capital; Alan Wink, Director of Capital Markets for EisnerAmper LLP; and Sirk Roh, COO for Early Growth Financial Services.

Prosecutor featured in 'The Staircase' series has died

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — A prosecutor who tried the infamous 2001 North Carolina killing featured in "The Staircase" documentary series has died DURHAM, N.C. (AP)

Vendini Acquires Austin-based CrowdTorch

SiliconHills

Its Vendini third acquisition since its founding in 2001. Vendini, a San Francisco-based live events company, announced Friday it has acquired CrowdTorch, an Austin-based consumer ticket and live event platform, previously owned by Cvent. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Vendini plans to keep the CrowdTorch ticketing platform and operate it as […] The post Vendini Acquires Austin-based CrowdTorch appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Introducing Services Arbitrage: The Perfect New Business For Non-Experts Looking For A Laptop Lifestyle Income Stream

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

For seven years, from 2001 to 2007, BetterEdit.com was my main online business (I later sold it for $100,000 USD). It was also the first true Laptop Lifestyle online business I created, providing a full-time income stream I could take with me as I traveled the world. When I sold. The post Introducing Services Arbitrage: The Perfect New Business For Non-Experts Looking For A Laptop Lifestyle Income Stream appeared first on Entrepreneurs-Journey.com.

At 80, Gov. Hunt still pitching for education, N Carolina

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Jim Hunt left office in 2001, but he's still pitching for "big things" for North Carolina RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) AP) — Gov.

My roller coaster ride as an entrepreneur

Jeff Hilimire

1999 – 2001: Hard times ( credit card debt rising , no real plan for growth). 2001 – 2003: Focused times (starting to figure out how to build a business). I was honored a few weeks back to be asked to speak at Startup Grind Atlanta.

"[Osama bin Laden] said at one point that he wants oil to be $144 a barrel"

Hacking Startups

“[Osama bin Laden] said at one point that he wants oil to be $144 a barrel” - Fears, Again, of Oil Supplies at Risk - New York Times, October 14, 2001

"[Osama bin Laden] said at one point that he wants oil to be $144 a barrel"

Hacking Startups

“[Osama bin Laden] said at one point that he wants oil to be $144 a barrel” - Fears, Again, of Oil Supplies at Risk - New York Times, October 14, 2001

Bringing Depression Out of The Shadows In Startups

Feld Thoughts

A: After I became depressed for the second time, in my mid-30s — in 2001 just after Sept. The last three months of 2001 were awful for me after an 18-month stretch from the peak of the Internet bubble — spring 2000 through Sept. 11, 2001. In 2002, when most of my VC and entrepreneurial colleagues were having a terrible year, I acknowledged how much I had struggled in 2001, although I was still relatively discreet about it.

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Obama's plan will

EIN News

since 2001, when Immelt took over, but. in China than he has in the United States. Immelt is also head of a company. become international, cut 34,000 jobs in the U.S. it, since it is overwhelmingly dominated by venture capitalists who like investing abroad. Trumpka wants Obama

Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer and Why He Still Has His Job at Apple

Steve Blank

Between 2001 to 2008, Jobs reinvented the company three times. What happens to a company when a visionary CEO is gone? Most often innovation dies and the company coasts for years on momentum and its brand. Rarely does it regain its former glory. Here’s why.

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Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer and Why He Still Has His Job at Apple

Steve Blank

Between 2001 to 2008, Jobs reinvented the company three times. What happens to a company when a visionary CEO is gone? Most often innovation dies and the company coasts for years on momentum and its brand. Rarely does it regain its former glory. Here’s why.

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Architel – Managed Services

Texas Startup Blog

Scott Ryan and I co-founded Architel in 2001. Today it is one of the largest managed service providers in North Texas. Serving more than 10,000 users the company is located in the Dallas INFOMART. We started the company because we believed the traditional “break-fix&# approach to IT support was broken. By charging by the hour, IT

How top VC firms use storytelling to connect with entrepreneur communities

The Next Web

billion to 3,995 deals, with investments in internet-specific companies reaching the highest total since 2001. Research from Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC) reveals that in 2013, US venture capitalistscommitted $29.4

Don’t Fight Depression

Feld Thoughts

The first half of this year was marked with the deepest depression I’ve had since 2001. As 2013 comes to an end, I feel some relief that what has been a difficult and confusing year is almost behind me.

Lessons From The Internet Bubble: Growth vs. Profitability

Feld Thoughts

Between the spring of 2000 and the end of 2001, I had the worst, most stressful, and most painful business period of my life. Over the weekend, Mark Suster and Fred Wilson each put up awesome posts discussing the idea of profitability in startups. Mark’s is a master class about how to look at the financial characteristics of a startup and Fred’s discusses what he’s been working on with some of his more mature companies. They are both worth reading right now.