Tue.Feb 05, 2013

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What Is Your Inner Animal Spirit?

Feld Thoughts

I asked Amy to send me a picture of my inner animal spirit. She won’t let me share her’s, but that’s me on the left. I’ve always felt like a bear. A big, cuddly, nice, soft bear. Mellow. I like to sleep. I like to eat. I wander around, a little curiously larger than comfortable in my slightly oversized body. I love bears.

Better for whom?

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

We looked at all the products in the space and thought, “We can do it better.” ’” Better for whom? A family of six? How-To

How Etsy Grew their Number of Female Engineers by Almost 500% in One Year

Redeye VC

At First Round Capital, we spend a lot of time and resources supporting our technical leadership from across our 170+ companies.

Evolution of a Founder: Lessons I have learned


About. Twitter. Subscribe. Om Says. About Me. Om Malik is the founder of GigaOM. He is a venture partner at True Ventures. His full bio is here. Scary?

Build a Winning Team Dynamic

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

These seven tips will generate teamwork in any organization. Create a "We" Culture Team building starts at the top. or "our recommendations include."

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9 Things You Must Forget from Your School

Life Beyond Code

Good teachers can change your life – be it in school or outside of it. Here are nine of them: 1. Your report card will show how good you are.

Top 3 Sales Call Errors

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Face time with your customer is far too valuable to waste. Letting the sales call turn into a chat session. Trying to be your customer's therapist.

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How I negotiated my startup compensation


Youre reading Radical Transparency — a blog brought to you by the team at Keen IO. Michelle Wetzler. Follow @michellewetzler. Tweet. Me: “Cool.

Made to Measure: J.Hilburn Gives Direct Selling Some Style

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Hil Davis took a business model people love to hate, gave it upscale polish, and left the menswear industry wondering, Why didn't I think of that?

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How and Why I Use Workflowy to Keep Organized

Duct Tape Marketing

I’ll admit it; I’ve looked high and low for just the right tool to keep me organized, on task and up to date on all my to-do lists and projects.

3 Big Ideas to Steal From Netflix

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Take a look inside CEO Reed Hastings' people management manifesto--a document that's won much admiration among Silicon Valley execs.

The New York Times Launches TimeSpace, Its Own Startup Incubator/Accelerator

VC Cafe

The New York Times is launching a new startup accelerator, TimeSpace, a 4 month program taking in early stage media startups into the NYT Headquarters.

If You Haven't Worked for a Failing Company, Here's What You're Missing

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Want to gain confidence, wisdom, and leadership skills in record time? Go to work for a floundering company. I'm serious. So do your competitors.

How to Get Traffic That Converts


How so? Your conversion rate is mainly determined by the quality of traffic. The right traffic with the right expectations makes all the difference.

Turn Customers Into Your Best Salespeople: 4 Tips

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If you're not using your best clients to pitch your brand, you're missing out on one of the most powerful resources you have. their peers.

How to Maximize Results in the Art of Persuasion

Startup Professionals Musings

If all your ideas are intuitively obvious to everyone, you probably aren’t thinking outside the box, or don’t really have the next big thing.

Richard Branson On Taking Risk

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

"Dream big by setting yourself seemingly impossible challenges. You then have to catch up with them


Mini Saga #127 – The Search

Life Beyond Code

Mini Saga #127 – The Search. “My companion should be someone who will put more life in me” – Mark was frustrated. Note: 1.

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Why Gen Y Doesn't Care About Cars

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Generation Y's indifference to the automobile is going to affect millions of businesses. Chevys hummed with “The Heartbeat of America.”

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A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

It's no secret that USV invested in Hailo at the end of last year. What is less well known is why we would do that. Hailo announced the financing today and also a bunch of impressive hires for their US and Asia operations and they also disclosed a bunch of numbers for the first time. Hailo is different than Uber though. Related articles.

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Hiring Mistake You Can't Afford

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The candidate seems ideal in almost every way. except one. But that one factor is too toxic to ignore. So, why aren't you getting any more users?"

Presidential Innovation Fellows, round two

Startup Lessons Learned

Yes, there are Lean Startups even in the United States federal government. I know this is an unpopular thing to say, since it sounds so patently absurd. But I've seen the teams with my own eyes and witnessed their results first hand. For my take on how this is possible, you can see my previous post on Lean Government here. ProjectMyUSA on Twitter.

Why You Should Freelance First

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Test the waters before you sink your capital and time into a new venture you may not enjoy running. They've got gigs." Try a hybrid strategy.

[Infographic] Small Business Concerns In 2013


92-percent of those surveyed have 1 to 5 employees, with 82-percent having revenues of %50,000 or under in 2012. Flat economy. Taxes. Cost-cutting.

9 Tips for Handling a Q&A Session

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You aced the presentation--don't let the Q&A take you down. How to be ready for anything they throw at you. You will come out looking better.

Come join the IA Ventures Family

Information Arbitrage

I started IA Ventures a little over three years ago with Brad and Ben. The original thesis: build an early-stage venture firm designed for the long-term that focused on companies seeking competitive advantage through data. Infrastructure. Platforms. Applications. All of it. The time has come to grow the investment team. We are easy to check out.

Taxi-Hailing Battle Heats Up in New York City

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Hailo announced it raised a new $30 million round of funding led by Union Square Ventures. Here's what that means. You know, like Foursquare

7 Ways To Spark Innovation In Your Business

Mike Michalowicz

7 Ways To Spark Innovation In Your Business. Leaders innovate. Followers follow. And he should know, right? But it’s true! Innovation Power.

Richard Branson On Failure

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

"I will work day and night to avoid failure, but if I can't, I'll pick myself up the next day. The most important thing for entrepreneurs is not to be put off by failure

What? Avoiding Undue Diligence? Seriously?


I suspect this is one of those provocative posts that gets misquoted, misaligned and misunderstood, and definitely not to be taken at face value.

Is There a Place for Liberal Arts in Business?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Math and science education is all the rage these days, but is there still room for liberal arts in the business world? He’s not alone.

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Meet Startups And Cloud Services @ TechDays


Editor’s note: This is a sponsored post by Microsoft. With these talks we follow our long tradition: from developers to developers. Register now

Richard Branson On Leadership

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

"My philosophy is, put your employees first, your customers second and your investors third and, in the end, everyone will be happy

TagCloud your resume!

Sophia Perl of Wisdom

At work, someone had a great idea to show a tagcloud of her slide deck content at the beginning her presentation. Yep, this is what I do. Business