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The Importance Of A Monthly Cadence With Close Friends

Feld Thoughts

I’ve been thinking a lot about Aaron Swartz the past few days. I didn’t know him, but knew of him and have a lot of friends who knew him. I’m still processing it, especially the dynamics around his suicide, and expect I’ll have plenty to say in the coming weeks about depression and entrepreneurship.

One Leadership Skill That Will Set You Apart

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

This skill probably isn't one you've ever thought about developing--and that's a big mistake. He is a brilliant visionary and leader. Your family.

Cubelets at CES 2013

Feld Thoughts

A bunch of the companies we’ve invested in were at CES 2013. It was mobbed. I came back around a few other times and it continued to be mobbed.

Train Yourself to Be an Optimist: 4 Steps

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Optimistic people are happier, healthier, more successful, and have longer lives. You can be one of them. Are they just born that way? Selk advises.

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Austin in San Francisco

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

WHen “friend” means one of 852 on Facebook, it’s interesting to ask what a friend really is. I’ll buy dinner after? Bueller?

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The Best Product Person of 2012 Announced!

The Product Guy

On Thursday, January 3rd, the 3rd annual winner of The Best Product Person (TBPP) was announced at The Product Group ! link]. tweet ). Enjoy!

6 Steps to a Supercharged Mentorship

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

What does it take to make a mentor/mentee relationship work? Check out these six principles. A great coaching relationship is a blessing. Be honest.

Change Your Context, Change Your Results

Duct Tape Marketing

photo credit: TheAlieness GiselaGiardino²³ via photopin cc. Of course, there may be no truth this idea at all, but perception makes it so.

Free Online Course for Growth-Seeking Entrepreneurs

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Want to successfully grow your company? A Darden business school professor will teach you how. Growth requires increased delegation.

Startup Map & Trends Analysis – December 2012


December update and insights about new startups: India became second last month as the country with the highest count of new Startups, right below the United States. India’s average position for the year has been fourth, it came up to third in February and between June to August, but only reached second for the first time this past month.

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Best Way to Motivate Your Team for Free

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

New research out of Wharton suggests a stunningly effective and totally free way to boost employee motivation (and revenue). The difference?

Israeli Tech Funding & Exits in 2012: Lots of Chutzpah but Show Me Your Instagram?

VC Cafe

Groucho Marx could have been talking about the Israeli hi-tech sector when he said “I made a killing on Wall Street a few years ago…I shot my broker”. In 2012, as Israeli exits topped $5.5 billion, [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

10 Business Lessons From the NFL

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In order to keep minds focused on work and productivity during the exciting NFL playoffs, here are 10 business tips we can all take away from football.

Find Local Service Providers With Aladom.com


Frenchman Guillaume Thomas, a father of five young children, had a problem. Best yet? Local small businesses win too.

The Importance of Humility in Sales

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Expressing humility makes you more believable when you speak with confidence. Humility is probably the business world's least appreciated emotion.

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The Biggest Excuse We Tell Ourselves

Mike Michalowicz

If Only. It hit me like a ton of bricks yesterday. A prospect for my business growth consulting group decided to go with a competitor. Egads! If only.

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Disaster: You Better Love It

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Show me a great entrepreneur or business leader and I'll show you someone who's experienced disaster. It comes with the territory. Crushing defeat.

The Power of the Crowd When Planning Your Startup

Startup Noodle

A few weeks ago I started a new project. I decided to write a plan for building a startup and distribute it as an e-book (Now I have to do this project, and be accountable for it…it’s publicly announced) Over the time I’m entrepreneur, for the last 9-10 years, I’ve learned a lot [.]. General

Surviving the 3 Stages of Founder Growth

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Founders tend to go through three stages as their companies grow. To get through the second, you'll need a Founder Whisperer. Eric Schmidt).

Avoid These Common Writing Mistakes

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Writing isn’t easy. It’s a skill that requires equal parts creativity and education. It’s a craft and an art. And it’s very easy to make mistakes.

3 Ways to Manage Your Impatience

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Are you frustrated with your own impatience and the pace of others? Here are three ways to cope and make time your friend. sort of. I disengaged.

Get A Domain Name Without Bankrupting Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

I’m sure you have all been frustrated at least once by not being able to get the Internet domain name you want for your company. Marty Zwilling.

100 Companies Growing Super Fast

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Never mind the economic downturn. There are companies finding double and triple-digit growth. What can you learn from them? What are you waiting for

Arcticstartup's ex-CEO Antti Vilpponen joins Upcloud


For those of you following ArcticStartup’s development , you may be wondering what happened to our CEO, Antti Vilpponen.

3 Mistakes You're Making Trying to Grow Your Company

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Don't fall prey to these common misconceptions about what makes a start-up work. Hint: Forget about apps.) It’s harder than it sounds.

Is the Startups Buzz Dimming?


Is the bloom off of the startups rose? Two days ago the New York Times published this story about investors getting pickier. million.

Sure, They 'Like' You. But Do They Like You?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Are you making this surprisingly common--and devastating--social media blunder? Confused about the value of Facebook “likes”? How cool!

Announcing our latest investment, Flatiron Health

Redeye VC

It's always exciting to get the chance to publicly share a new investment - but today is even more exciting given this is the second time we've partnered with serial entrepreneurs Nat Turner and Zach Weinberg. Nat was one of First Round Capital's first interns ever and built our very first website. Flatiron is currently in private beta.

13 Tips for Starting Up in a New Industry

Early Growth Financial Services

Originally published in Inc. Don’t be afraid to explore foreign territory. We asked successful young entrepreneurs for their most poignant pieces of advice for founders starting up in an unfamiliar industry. Here are their best answers. Instead, use every interaction as an opportunity to learn. –Doreen Bloch, Poshly 2.

Why governments support venture capital

The Equity Kicker

The VCT and ECF schemes here in the UK, the FCPI scheme in France, and the EIF supporting the whole of Europe are other good examples. Venture Capita

Emotion in the Office: What Male Co-workers Really Think

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Starting up is a personal and passionate venture. But is there a double standard for showing emotion at the office? ” Getting angry = Difficult.

Rami Korhonen From PlayMySong On Optimizing Your Startup's Burn Rate


Editor's note: This is a sponsored post by Tekes Tempo , where we interview their customers on practical information on running a startup. Your startup's cashflow is obviously crucial to keep your eye on so we spoke to Rami Korhonen, the CEO of PlayMySong, about how he optimizes their burn rate. I guess they were called tech companies.

How to Think Like Zuckerberg

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The author of a new book on the Facebook founder reveals some of the characteristics that makes Mark, Mark. Purpose should be center of every business.

Camping out and closing deals


I am sure you can see a common thread in many of my recent posts - Sales, Sales, Sales! Pitch11x14 original. Let me explain.