Sun.Jan 06, 2013

Something Ventured: The Founding of the Venture Capital Industry

Feld Thoughts

Last night Amy and I watched the movie Something Ventured: Risk, Reward, and the Original Venture Capitalists. This was my reward (I got to choose) since she watched both football games yesterday (and today).

7 Startup High Risk Factors That Scare Investors


Image via Flickr by artemuestra. We all know that every startup is risky. No risk means no reward. Yet every investor has his own “rules of thumb” on what makes a specific startup too high a risk for his investment taste. You need to know these guidelines to set your expectations on funding.

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10 Attributes of That Rare Ideal Manager at Work

Startup Professionals Musings

Everyone can recognize a great manager a mile away, so why is it so hard to find one? We all remember a few that are “legends in their own mind”, but that doesn’t do it. In fact, the clue here is that the view in your mind is the only one that matters, rather than the other way around.

Dr.Liz Alexander on Co-Authorship

Life Beyond Code

My friend Dr.Liz Alexander recently co-authored a book called Thought Leadership Tweet. I am a big fan of thought leadership and also the executive editor of THINKaha (publisher of the book) so I will be doubly-biased when I say that the new book is fantastic. Please check it out.

Why Every Entrepreneur Needs to Blog

This is going to be BIG.

Ok, it's still resolution time, right? Time to get cracking on some new initiatives in 2013. and I can't argue strenously enough for investing the time into a blog this year if you've started a company. Forget the fact that you can't write or it takes a long time. These are things that go away over time. First off, many of the widely read tech bloggers aren't the best writers either. They're not known for their literary prowess or their way around the English language.

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Ten resolutions you should make to be more successful in 2013 #blindpost

Jeff Hilimire

Thanks for the suggestion to blindpost this by this guy and this guy. I figure if two people independently suggest I blindpost something, I better do it. Typically with a blindpost, I copy the title verbatim from another article and, without reading that article, I write it from my perspective. Here are some examples.

Small Business and Startups: 5 Threats to Your Online Security

crowdSPRING Blog

How often do we read about online security breaches, loss of data, or massive credit card theft? While these events typically involve larger companies or even governments, all businesses are vulnerable to fraud, theft, or other forms of malice or just plain mischief.

Web and Mobile Revenue Models

Constantly Learning

I originally saw this posted on HackerNews and wanted to repost it for those who haven't seen it. It's a list of all the current revenue models that exist and examples of companies that use it. I wanted to create a duplicate of the original , just in-case Hackpad ever went away. Advertising. Display Ads - ex. Yahoo! Search Ads - ex. Google. Text Ads - ex. Google. Video Ads - ex. Audio Ads - ex. Pandora. Promoted Content - ex. Twitter, Tumblr. Paid content links - ex. Outbrain.

I Do Not Know What I Want To Do?

Journey of a Serial Entrepreneur

My niece is on her way to college later this year and like most people her age, she has very little idea what she wants to do at or after college.

More New Florence

deal architect

on the innovation blog A geeky Hanukkah! Next-gen telepresence robots The Pope blesses – and challenges – Twitter The most claustrophobic lab in the world Making enterprise software more intuitive Technology in the new fast lanes CIO at the San. Innovative Business Uses of Technology

Startups and Hollywood Do Not Mix

Mark Birch

First, I want to state that this is not about bashing Hollywood. Nor do I think tech does not have a place in Hollywood. Let’s face it, the entertainment industry is one of America’s best exports and technology has done, and will continue to, enhance the entertainment experience*.

Imagine That. It’s 2013!


Happy New Year! From what I’ve observed at this point in my life, it seems to me that there really is no telling what awaits around the corner with regards to jobs, kids, health, love, or whatever, so I’ve given up on resolutions for the time being. We are living in interesting times, and I have been fortunate/unfortunate enough to experience many things…some of my choosing and most not of my choosing.


"Yes, Google had made decisions that its competitors didn’t like, but ultimately American law favors."

Mark Birch

“Yes, Google had made decisions that its competitors didn’t like, but ultimately American law favors an improved product over the protection of failed competitors; that is the standard that the FTC is obliged to adhere to. And with some exceptions mentioned above, Google’s engineers generally produced products that beat its competitors on the merits.

WORSHIP SUNDAY: No One Like You by David Crowder Band - Happy.

Mark Birch

WORSHIP SUNDAY: No One Like You by David Crowder Band - Happy New Year and a joyous first day of worship in 2013! What better way to start off than with the quirky, odd, and incomparably infectious tuneage of David Crowder. There are few in the Christian rock circles that can seamlessly merge and converge and collide multiple genres of music together and make it sound awesome and fresh. But today I present No One Like You from Illuminate.