Sat.Dec 29, 2012

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Fear of Flying.

500 Hats

Failure is hardly the worst thing that can happen to you in Silicon Valley. ” Exactly. for a quarter? every day for a year? Godspeed

Does Your Startup Work Hard But Not Gain Momentum?

Startup Professionals Musings

Too many entrepreneurs confuse motion with momentum and results. Momentum is moving things forward (mass x velocity). Focus and prioritize.

How to screw up your life by getting promoted

The Startup Toolkit

Maybe the smartest thing I’ve done over the past few years is to avoid raising my expenses. I have friends who took jobs in finance 2 years ago, saying it was just to get settled and gain some experience and save some cash before doing what they really wanted. Strong people fall for this trap. It’s poisonous. Salaried jobs provide neither.

9 Key Tips for a Balanced Work and Personal Life in 2013

Growthink Blog

Isn't it funny how doing less can sometimes be the best way to get a handle on things? That's business. Can you recognize when one is or isn't? mercy!

How to increase Pinterest traffic and direct it to your site

The Next Web

On top of that, the introduction of business pages makes it obvious that Pinterest wants them to get involved. Improving your content. Be original.

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Case Study: Tea of a Kind

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

After spending three years and $10 million, Don Park didn't like where his business was headed. Was it too late to shift gears? The Experts Say.

New Year Resolution: Startups, improve your branding!

The Next Web

I have two passions in life: technology and building brands. Usually branding is seen as an afterthought. What is branding? What isn’t branding?

Founders: Stop Pitching, Start Engaging

I love the founder spirit--the earnestness, the drive, the hope, the belief in doing something better, the commitment to improving people's lives and maybe making a buck while doing it. And that earnestness leads to emails like this: Mr. Smith, My name is Charlie Crystle. I'm wondering if you could take a look at the site and consider investing.

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Weekend Favs December Twenty Nine

Duct Tape Marketing

My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week. Robin Good does this well.

Deciding which features to build for a big demo

The Startup Toolkit

You’ve got a big pitch/demo coming up and an even bigger list of stuff you’d love to fix about the product before then. One way to decide which stuff to prioritise is to mentally walk through the demo and just fix all the bits you find yourself apologising for. “Oh, yeah, sorry about that… just click over here. No, there.

Pop quiz: Name these shows

Jeff Hilimire

Ok, here are two of my favorite Christmas presents this year. Personal

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Say Hello to the New Way of Raising Money

UC Berkeley

by Morten Lund, repeat entrepreneur based in Denmark, the chairman of LundXO and Tradeshift, and a prolific seed-stage investor. Backer of many of the most successful technology startups to come out of Europe, including Skype, BullGuard & Zyb. Whenever I talk with entrepreneurs in the U.S., Many of these programs seem new, different, exciting.

Product Management 101

Platforms and Networks

This fall at Harvard Business School , we launched Product Management 101, a course for academic credit that uses a "learning-by-doing" approach to build basic PM skills, rather than the classic HBS case method approach. I describe our course design below with the hope that colleagues at other universities will adapt and improve it. Motivation.

What do you on Monday?

John Morris

The post What do you on Monday? appeared first on Tapping the power of your peers. As you finish your 2013 operations plan, commit your team both big and small to meet regularly to review progress on your plan’s execution. appeared first on Tapping the power of your peers. Leadership

Goodbye to a Patriarch

Numerate Choir

This morning, my grandfather passed away. Robert K. Greenfield was ninety-seven.


Gift Cards Are Impersonal

Constantly Learning

One day before Christmas, I was in Target and noticed 15 people standing around the gift card display, urgently grabbing handfuls of gift cards for their friends and family. Many selections were available, including movie theaters, outdoor sports stores, and even the International House of Pancakes.

"Every single person said they were willing to try anything. So I was able to order exactly what I."

Mark Birch

“Every single person said they were willing to try anything. So I was able to order exactly what I thought was most interesting and representative of each regional cuisine – even in a Sichuanese hotpot restaurant, where it is customary to eat a fair amount of offal and rubbery delicacies. Fuchsia Dunlop (via felixsalmon ).

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SATURDAY JAZZ BRUNCH: ‘Round Midnight by Thelonious Monk -.

Mark Birch

SATURDAY JAZZ BRUNCH: ‘Round Midnight by Thelonious Monk - It close to that time of year where we ring in the new year. When I think of music for this momentous occasion, I am either thinking something in the hardcore punk/extreme metal vein or some jazz type thing. Thelonious Monk 'Round Midnight jazz New Year's piano jazz brunch