Sun.Nov 04, 2012

7 Keys to Positioning Your Competitors to Investors


Steve Jobs and Bill Gates image via Every entrepreneur should spend plenty of time thinking about competitors, and how they relate to your business, but you need to be very careful what you say out loud about them to your team, your investors, and your customers.

What I'm Reading This Sunday Morning

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

A Capitalist's Dilemma by Clayton Christensen. The Money Quote: The answer is that efficiency innovations are liberating capital, and in the United States this capital is being reinvested into still more efficiency innovations. In contrast, America is generating many fewer empowering innovations than in the past. We need to reset the balance between empowering and efficiency innovations. The Doctrine of New Finance helped create this situation. The Republican intellectualGeorge F.

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Why “The Culture of Failure” is Imperative to Startup Communities

Both Sides of the Table

I recently wrote about the 12 tips to building successful startup communities. After a recent discussion I had with Steve Blank it made me remember that I had left off one of the most critical factors – a culture of failure. I remember this lesson well.

10 Keys To An Accountable Entrepreneur Role Model

Startup Professionals Musings

Getting things done effectively in a startup requires total individual and team accountability. You can’t afford excuses and multiple people doing the same job. In my view, “taking responsibility” is the core element behind accountability.

The non-developer’s guide to hiring software developers

The Next Web

If Marc Andreesen is right (and I happen to believe he is) then talented software developers will soon be the most sought after type of employee for just about any company, whether that company’s main business is building software or not.

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What are your top 3 challenges?

There are a few key things which looking back I remember I was very bad at. One of them was asking people for advice. I think a key turning point with this was when we raised funding for Buffer last year.

Affiliate Marketing Update: November 4th, 2012 An Internet Entrepreneur's Journey

Jeez… it’s already been a week since my last post? That’s crazy. Well here’s an update on what has happened over the past week. I’ve been continuing to work hard on my campaigns, even though I said that I’d be taking a bit of a break in order to catch up on other work and personal things.

Automatic Updates Are The Future

Constantly Learning

Kaspersky's Q3 IT Threat Evolution Report was released last week and although reports like these are typically used as marketing fluff by vendors they still provide interesting insights. Mobile Threat Landscape Since iOS data is hard to come by. The report only focuses on Android devices.According to the report Gingerbread

More Innovation

deal architect

On the New Florence blog The miniaturization of pacemakers and other implants How Cushing, OK affects all our gas prices A Bird’s Wing View The Mobile Payments Land Grab Always make new mistakes Cognizant Community 2012 Fail Faster at Facebook. Innovative Business Uses of Technology

Mother And Son Business Team Gives Tips On Running A Family Business


We’ve all heard how there can be certain pitfalls when it comes to running a family business, and how both the family unit and the business can both be put at risk when disputes arise. Budge and Linda Collinson of Infusion Sciences should know: the mother and son both work in the same company.

How to Simplify Lean Startup for Accelerators

Kevin Dewalt

Summary: Even startups in Y-Combinator need Lean Startup help.

Some Thoughts on why Enterprise is so Hot

Rob Go

First, apologies for the lack of links – I’m writing this on my phone. I’ve been thinking quite a bit about the recent shift we’ve seen towards more startups and investors focused on the enterprise. I’ve blogged about it before, and in a way, I think it’s just the result of everyone chasing the tail of innovators and piling in one after another. But I think that the shift towards the enterprise is indicative of where we are in the current innovation cycle.

Behind the Scenes

Inc Startups

New York City will host the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade this month. Here's a look at some of the companies that help keep the festivities marching along.

Small Business and Startups: End-of-Year Mishegoss, 2012 Version

crowdSPRING Blog

Around this time last year I defined for you the Yiddish word ‘ mishegoss ,’ which many of you were familiar with in spite of never having heard the term before.

[Review] The Wisdom Of Failure


There’s a Chinese proverb that says “failure is the mother of success” The point is exactly what you think it says – there’s always a chance to learn from every failure you experience, and from it find success.

How to Simplify Lean Startup for Accelerators

Kevin Dewalt

Summary: Even startups in Y-Combinator need Lean Startup help.

Social Enterprise: Sourcing Initial Investments

Business Plan Blog

Seeking initial investment for your social enterprise places you in the “seed stage” of financing your company. At this point, you must seek equity capital from sources that can afford to lose it all. The best sources for funding are friends, family, and your own pocket.


WORSHIP SUNDAY: Blessed Assurance performed by Jadon Lavik -.

Mark Birch

WORSHIP SUNDAY: Blessed Assurance performed by Jadon Lavik - This hymn has been on my mind all day long and I just had to post it tonight. It is classic Christian hymn penned in the late 1800’s by Fanny Crosby and Phoebe Knapp. This modern take by Jadon is one of my favorite recordings of this oft-recorded hymn. music hymn Christian Jadon Lavik Blessed Assurance Roots Run Deep Worship Sunday


WORSHIP SUNDAY: Oh Happiness by David Crowder Band - Needed.

Mark Birch

WORSHIP SUNDAY: Oh Happiness by David Crowder Band - Needed something uplifting after a week of disaster and misery and pain in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. I am optimistic and hopeful however as people help each other and lives get restored. So here is a happy song, originally off the Church Music album. This version is off the Acoustic Songs album featuring songs mellowed out acoustic style. music rock David Crowder Band Oh Happiness Church Music Worship Sunday Acoustic Songs