Sat.Dec 15, 2012

It’s Startup, Not Start-up or Start Up

Feld Thoughts

When I created Startup Revolution and began writing Startup Communities , I insisted with Wiley (my publisher) that the word be “startup” and not “start-up” or “start up” or even “StartUp” It took a while to (a) get everyone to agree to that and (b) expunge the efforts of the copy-editor to reintroduce some gross variant of “startup” but I finally got it done.

Would the Last Blackberry User Please Turn Out the Lights? I Already Left the Building

Both Sides of the Table

My Blackberry died today. Or maybe yesterday, I don’t know. It seems so long ago that we had to start hiding our Blackberry’s in our pockets to avoid always being chastised.

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Reach Out for a Lost Soul

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

It’s time to reach out to the lost souls around us. No, this is not a blog about innovation. I would like to share an idea. If it resonates, please pass this along. Like nearly everyone I’m working through complex emotions related to yesterday’s events in Newton, Connecticut.

Founders must both fear and embrace failure to succeed

The Next Web

Most first-time founders enter the arena with only a handful of the necessary skills and snippets of domain knowledge required to make their idea work. Everything else has to be learned on the job.

STIR again!

Life Beyond Code

What could you do differently on “your” projects to produce better results in the next 12 months? The keyword is “your” here. Your projects are those that you have chosen to embark on without external pressure for you to engage with them. Writing a book, starting and maintaining a yoga routine are a couple of examples. Answer: Focus on STIR. STIR = Short-term Invisible Results. Most people understand short-term and results. But “Invisible”??? Let me explain.

Managing Commitments in an Agile Team


The past several articles have discussed the nature of Continuous Discovery and Dual-Track Agile. In this article I'd like to discuss another dimension of working effectively in an Agile environment, which is how we manage commitments. In most Agile teams, when you mention commitments (like knowing what you're going to launch and when it will happen), you get reactions ranging from squirming to denial.

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Weekend Favs December Fifteen

Duct Tape Marketing

My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week. I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you check them out if they sound interesting.

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Avoid the Pitfalls of Raising Outside Capital and Know It's not a Necessity for Entrepreneurial Success.

Small Business Force

For many entrepreneurs, raising outside capital is, seemingly, just another necessary step in the lifecycle of a small business. Still others think it's the only way they will get their business off the ground. While there is no right answer, those two are both wrong!

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Children, Risk and #Newtown: don’t let Fear win

Fred Destin

I have 3 kids, aged 5, 7 and 9. I cannot even pretend to relate to those who lost their kids, but I can picture what an obliterated classroom would do to them and me. After the shooting news broke out I was like many people consumed by a mix of physical pain, sorrow and anger.

The perspective of a gun owner

Fred Destin

I don't own guns and do not know much about them. I received a mail from my fellow startup investor John Gargasz who is someone I rate and respect, which I thought I might share with you to re-center this discussion a bit. Here we go: Fred, The horror of yesterday has us all revisiting what could be done. I'm an active hunter and gun owner who believes in the right to bear arms. As a New Hampshire yankee, I also have some of that militia sensibility ingrained in me.