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Who Owns Your UX Philosophy?

Feld Thoughts

I’ve been in three board meetings in the last month where it was painfully apparent that there wasn’t a person in the company who owned the UX philosophy of the product. But the UX broke down quickly, especially as you went from novice first time user to experienced user. Now, it’s not that the apps sucks. Related articles.

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These Days, Recruiters Are Worth the Money

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

When it comes to sourcing the right interview candidates, I've never been keen to use recruiters. But I recently changed my mind.

Great Entrepreneurs are Masters of Business Chaos

Startup Professionals Musings

Sadly, this false perception often leads to the death of their business, or at least the end of their tenure as CEO. Employees stop innovating.

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10 Bizarre Interview Questions That Work

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A new survey reveals the best oddball questions that your interviewee has never heard before. If you were to get rid of one state in the U.S.,

Finding Your Audience: The Rise of Niche Markets

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

As more entrepreneurs turn to the Internet in hopes of finding an audience, niche markets have risen in popularity and marketing power.

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How to Stay Calm

Life Beyond Code

Just to be more realistic, let’s slightly modify the topic to. How to Stay Calm (Most of the Time). What makes you lose your calmness? and so on.

Why the 4-Hour Workweek Is a Myth

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Working less means you get less done. But that doesn't mean you need to work 24/7 either. Here's some real world advice. Okay, no problem.

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Managing risk is critical to success

Taffy Williams

Risk management includes your distance from the alligators. People are different and individual tolerance for risk varies.

'I Don't Know. What Do You Think?'

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If you have only one resolution for 2013, make it to say these seven words more often. I was wrong.

"Maniacal Focus" Should be the Mantra of Every Start-up Entrepreneur!

Small Business Force

And often, is the reason companies run out of money in the first place. Trying to do too much! But let's be sure we're on the same page.

Best Advice I Ever Got: Jeff Berger

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Jeff Berger, CEO of, didn't care much for school. But these three real-world lessons proved priceless. Here's how. genyjobs

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What I saw at CES, and the two things that blew me away

Jeff Hilimire

I made my annual trek to CES (Consumer Electronic Show) in Vegas this week. You can't believe how many headphones are being developed. No kidding.

Put Your Personal Network to Work -- Drive Innovation

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

To me, innovation is the cornerstone of leadership. Another good maxim: If it isn’t useful and smart, we aren’t going to pursue it. Repea

What is failure for you?

One thing I realised over the holiday period is that my definition of failure in a couple of things had changed considerably since the year before. In particular, in the year of 2012 I built up my gym routine to the point where for the final 3 months, I went to the gym consistently 5 times per week. Failure is part of success, an integral part.


What Would Peter Drucker Think of Your Business?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Everything you need to know about management you can still learn from reading Drucker. What would he think of your business? ”

Twitter Link Roundup #161 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing.

Spotted at CES: Singapore Start-ups

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A handful of global start-ups came to Vegas to help Singapore pitch itself as a breeding ground for new ventures. companies.

Dear Buffalo Entrepreneurs & Geeks, 2013 is Our Year: Events Schedule and Call for Volunteers

Steve Poland

Tweet Buffalo, In 2006 I moved back to Buffalo after living across the US in Austin, Denver, Houston, Manchester, Boston and more. I was running a 40-client SEO/SEM firm and writing for a relatively unknown publication called TechCrunch. Moving home I made three commitments to myself: This was it, I’m home for good. It’s the now. Ignite!

4 Tips for a Well-Timed Launch

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Pull the trigger too soon, and your half-baked idea will turn customers away. But waiting for perfection is no less dangerous. First, face the truth.

The Europas Shortlist A Good Lineup Of Nordic and Baltic Startups


Everyone loves a good list, so here's a bunch of 'em. So below, you'll find the big list (excluding categories like "best German startup". Keeeb.

12 Ways to Survive Workplace Gun Violence

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

This post could save your life. Read it carefully, then forward the link to your friends and family. About a third of these deaths are suicides.

What Angel Investors Look For

Mike Michalowicz

Entrepreneurs seem to confuse “angel investors” with givers of free money grants. They’re not. An angel investor is an investor. Just like you buy Ford stock with an expectation for return, angel investors do the same. Instead of buying Dow Jones stock, they buy your company’ stock. And they too expect a return.

What Investors Want to Know Before They Commit

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A Fortune 100 investor outlines what questions he would ask before signing on the dotted line. What is your view on the trends among retailers?

The case for European venture

The Equity Kicker

I was chatting with a friend last night about the lack of institutional investor (LP) interest in European venture capital as an asset class.

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3 Ways to Establish Your Company's Voice

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Having a unique personality can help you stand out from your competitors. Here are some tips to spiff up your brand voice. Put it down in writing.

Schemanator: Love Child of Deployinator and Schema Changes

Code as Craft

That we can do this at all is really awesome but to actually do this is still hard, risky and time-consuming. Then we switch sides and do it again.

So You Want to Write a Business Book.

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog columnist and five-time author Phil Simon reflects on four hard-won lessons every aspiring writer needs to know. I didn't take a course.

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Balancing Your Day Job and Your Startup

Business Plan Blog

For many entrepreneurs , it is often necessary to depend on a fulltime job during the launch and startup phase of a new business. Startup Tips

Business Partners: Date Before You Wed

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Think you're ready to commit? Not so fast. Consider these questions before making any big partnership decisions. Who were your previous partners?

Everplaces Offers Location-Based App Builder To Businesses, Bloggers


Last night Everplaces announced they're offering a new B2C app builder to business and bloggers who wish to create their own location-based app.

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Interviews: First 5 Minutes Tell You Everything

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Vanessa Nornberg, owner of Metal Mafia, explains the three redflags you should look for--all happen in the first moments of meeting a candidate


How to Run Effective Online Sweepstakes Campaigns


It seems that everyone is running some type of online campaign nowadays. Some of them good, some not so much. Before you start. Borderless world.

How to Eliminate the Age-Old Conflict Between Sales & Accounting

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Salespeople can be cats and accountants dogs. unless you step in and address the issue. Inter-departmental feuds are, unfortunately, all too common.

Schemanator: Love Child of Deployinator and Schema Changes

Code as Craft

That we can do this at all is really awesome but to actually do this is still hard, risky and time-consuming. Then we switch sides and do it again.