Sun.Feb 19, 2012

Here is Why You Need a Good Startup Exit Strategy

Startup Professionals Musings

If you startup is your dream, why would you want to think about an exit? It’s going to be so successful and so much fun that you don’t need to think about what comes after. Wrong.

Do You Know How Long It Took to Develop Word for Windows 1.0?

Diego Basch

Those of us who work in software live in a world of lean practices. We are encouraged to prototype, fail fast and iterate. We have seen software-based companies go from an idea in a kid’s brain to a billion dollar business in the time it would have taken him to get a college degree.

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How Forbes Stole A New York Times Article And Got All The Traffic

Nick O'Neill

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but how much is a title worth? If the story that proceeds is any indicator, a title is worth over 6700 words and months of research.

Hire Only Those Who Want to Work for You

Babbling VC

I know that most managers like to pride themselves on getting things done, basically being "closers" when it comes to sales, hiring and so forth. Nevertheless, when it comes to hiring, one thing to keep in mind is that you don't want anyone working for you who in hindsight regrets the decision.

Lead Magnets: Email List Building on Steroids

ConversionXL

More than 95% of your visitors won’t buy anything on their first visit. They’re either just browsing, still in the research phase or not entirely sure yet your offer is what they need. It takes time to build trust, instill confidence and build a relationship.

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SocialGoodies.com – Daily Deals For Social Good

YoungUpstarts

There’s a daily deal site for almost everything – from generic ones like Groupon and Living Social , to those that focus on a niche like CouponTrade and DoggyLoot.

Business of Software 2011 Delegate Feedback.

Business of Software Blog

Just before we put BoS 2012 tickets on sale - in the next day and pretty much as soon as Anna makes her way down from the top of Mount Washington - we thought we would share the feedback from last year's event. Instead of publishing all the lovely stuff people said - and thanks! - I wanted to take Jason Cohen's talk on honesty to heart and here is everything. We think we did pretty well, but we can do better and every year we will try. The

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Want To Get In The Game? You’ll Need A Coach.

YoungUpstarts

By Marsha Friedman, CEO of EMSI Public Relations and author of “ Celebritize Yourself ” We recently lost a legend, boxing coach and trainer Angelo Dundee, the cornerman for world heavyweight champ Muhammad Ali.

Spend money on these things:

Start Up Blog

Was thinking about this laying in bed last night. The things we should never think twice about spending investing money on. Mainly because they make us and life better and they build on our entrepreneurial foundations. Here’s my top 10 list. Books. Clothing. Education. Insurance. Medicine. Health Care. Car maintenance. Shouting a friend (Meal or a drink). Healthy Food. Childrens well being. What’s on your list?

Best of the Week on Strong Opinions

Mark Birch

Last Sunday was a Boston weekend, so instead you get the TWO week roundup of Strong Opinions. It’s kind of like a double espresso, only with a helping of 5 hour energy.

Spend money on these things:

Start Up Blog

Was thinking about this laying in bed last night. The things we should never think twice about spending investing money on. Mainly because they make us and life better and they build on our entrepreneurial foundations. Here’s my top 10 list. Books. Clothing. Education. Insurance. Medicine. Health Care. Car maintenance. Shouting a friend (Meal or a drink). Healthy Food. Childrens well being. What’s on your list?

Walker Twitter Highlights: February 6th – 19th

Scott Edward Walker

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting blog posts, articles and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues. Below are my five most popular tweets (via bit.ly ) for the past two weeks and a few blog-related tweets. If you’d like to see all of my tweets (or an RSS feed of them), you can do so here. Cheers, Scott Top 5 Tweets “Stop being a pussy. Kill the stupid feature.”

WORSHIP SUNDAY: I Know, I Know by Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver.

Mark Birch

WORSHIP SUNDAY: I Know, I Know by Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver - Some gospel bluegrass to get things started this morning. I highly recommend the Help Is On The Way album, it is a collection of wonderful harmonies, tight playing, exemplary musicianship, and a heart for God. Enjoy and God Bless! music bluegrass gospel Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver I Know I Know Help Is On The Way Christian Worship Sunday

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Time Is The Undeniable Constraint

entrepreMusings

We all have the same amount of time (barring unforeseen, usually dire circumstances) to do what we are meant to do or want to do while here on earth. It doesn’t really matter if we are born knowing what we are supposed to do or we aren’t.