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

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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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.

U.S. Lost 33,000 Jobs in September

Inc Startups

percent, the lowest since February 2001. The unemployment rate fell to 4.2 Economy


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

OwnLocal Acquires Print2Web


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

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.

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.

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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

CSO Research of Austin Merges With MBA Focus


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

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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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


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

For seven years, from 2001 to 2007, 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.

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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Vendini Acquires Austin-based CrowdTorch


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

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

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.

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.

Interviewing Lucy Sanders at Entrepreneurs Unplugged on 1/28/15

Feld Thoughts

When she retired from Avaya Labs in 2001, she was CTO, R&D Vice President and Bell Labs Fellow and had about 600 people reporting to her. Lucy Sanders, the founder/CEO of the National Center for Women & Information Technology is a remarkable person. I’ve worked with Lucy since 2005 and she’s done more advancing the cause of engaging women in IT, computer science, and entrepreneurship than anyone I know. As a bonus, she – and NCWIT – are based in Boulder.

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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

Cash Policies for Startups

Feld Thoughts

In 2001, we had several companies lose over $1m (including one that was public that lost $7.5m) in corporate bonds, which were being pushed on startups by the various banks as “safe.” I heard a rumor on a call the other day that some startup companies are starting to keep balance sheet cash in higher yield instruments such as corporate debt. This is apparently becoming trendy again as private companies do $25m+ rounds and end up with a bunch of cash on their balance sheets.

Something New Is F *d Up In My World Every Day

Feld Thoughts

I learned how to deal with this in 2001. By about June I realized that every single day of 2001 had been worse than the previous day. This is one of my favorite lines to use to explain the business life I live.

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

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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


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.

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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I Encourage Entrepreneurs To Ignore The Word “Bubble”

Feld Thoughts

In the tech industry, the great Internet bubble inflated between 1999 and 2000 and deflated (or popped) in 2001. I remember it well as 2001 was easily the most challenging year of my business life. I made a lot of mistakes in 1999 and 2000 that I’ve hopefully learned from (I believe I have) and took on a lot of challenging things between 2001 and 2005 which laid the groundwork for the business context that I find myself in today.

Hot Seat by Dan Shapiro: A Book Every Startup CEO Should Read

Feld Thoughts

In contrast, I’ve known and worked with Matt since 2001 when I first invested in his company Return Path (well – it’s a little more complicated than just an investment – see my post Return Path Launches Email Intelligence from 2012 where I recounted some of the story.).

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1985: Oil Prices Will Go Up Forever

Feld Thoughts

In the Internet bubble, while I kept this lesson in the back of my mind, I ended up suspending disbelief, like so many others, in 2000 and into the spring of 2001. You don’t have to look very far to see some remarkable companies that survived and transcended the Internet bubble collapsing in 2001. This is not a post about a bubble, real or imagined. It’s a lesson from when I was 20 years old. I showed up at MIT as an eager freshman.

Shake Shack Boosts Estimate for its IPO

Inc Startups

The popular burger chain has grown rapidly since its 2001 inception


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

Feld Thoughts

Our marriage almost ended in 2001. 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. We got married in 1993. Today, I am ecstatic in my relationship with Amy.

Still D.R.E. by Dr. Dre - I don’t post a lot of rap, but.

Mark Birch

Dr. Dre answered all the haters and doubters and came out killing it with the album The Chronic 2001. rap hip-hop Snoop Dogg The Chronic 2001 Still D.R.E. by Dr. Dre - I don’t post a lot of rap, but every once in a while I get in the mood. It had been six years since Dr. Dre released the mega-hit album The Chronic. Could he follow up? Did he still have game? Could he keep up with the younger stars? Was he even still relevant anymore in a world that had moved on?


Try On The Decision For 30 Days

Feld Thoughts

My whole world blew up in 2001. I’ve made a lot of major decisions in my life – both personal and professional. For the professional ones, I’ve come up with an approach that I now use consistently. I try on the decision for a period of time – the more significant the decision, the longer the period of time. For the really major decisions, I try them on for 30 days. Here’s an example. In 2003 I seriously thought about quitting Mobius Venture Capital.

We Will Never Need Another Financing

Feld Thoughts

Ask one of your friends who was a CEO of an Internet company in 2001.). I hear some version of this one all the time. “We will never need another financing.” ” “This financing will get us to cash flow breakeven.” ” “This is our last financing before we become profitable.” ” It’s probably b t. There are so many reasons companies raise more money in the future that even making an assertion like this is generally nonsensical.

Startup Communities: Creating A Great Entrepreneurial Ecosystem In Your City

Feld Thoughts

The Internet Bubble (2001 – 2002). I’m deep into writing my latest book. For now, the title is “ Startup Communities: Creating A Great Entrepreneurial Ecosystem In Your City.” ” I’m open to different titles – if you’ve got ideas just put them in the comments. Following is the current table of contents. It’s still pretty dynamic as I’m adding stuff while I’m writing.

Are Things Moving Faster Than In 1999?

Feld Thoughts

By 2001 when the Internet bubble burst, I was completely exhausted, and then I began a relentless grind for several years of cleaning up the mess I had created, followed by another relentless grind of working to get Mobius Venture Capital into a steady place and ultimately starting Foundry Group. I spent the day yesterday doing Denver Startup Week stuff.

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.

Why GE’s Jeff Immelt Lost His Job – Disruption and Activist Investors

Steve Blank

After the crash in 2001 and the financial crisis of 2008, traditional investors who previously held their shares for the long-term — public pension funds, institutional investors and money managers — are now more interested in short-term gains. This article first appeared on the Harvard Business Review blog. Jeff Immelt ran GE for 16 years.

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