Tue.Jan 17, 2012

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It’s a torturous chaos until it isn’t

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

When you talk about explosive, profitable startup growth, a few darlings come to mind. DropBox is one. Hubspot is another. But it was not always so.

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The Day The LOLcats Died

Feld Thoughts

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How to Create an Enchanting Financial Forecast #OfficeandGuyK

How to Change the World

This is the third post in my Microsoft partnership, and it’s all about numbers. The Purpose of Financial Projections. How to Use the Template.

Your Office Space is the Face of Your Startup

Genuine VC

Your office space is the face of your startup. Not only does it communicate an outward message, but like a face, a startup office provides insight into what’s going on underneath the surface. A startup’s space tells a story to everyone who is involved with a company spending time there: founders, employees, investors, and (potential)

7 Must-Have Qualities to Look for in Employees

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The smaller your business, the more crucial it is to get every new hire right. If you find someone with these 7 traits, make an offer -- quick. link].

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Why You’re Not Happy

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Starting a business can be rewarding but it's hardly the road to happiness. Seven reasons why you're still unhappy. If John F. Here's why. So do this.

Pre-Order The Start-Up of You

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

Today, I’m finally ready to talk about a project I’ve been working on for a very long time! What’s the book about? Intrigued?

5 Ways to Build a Resilient Company

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The best companies are those that can bounce back from failure. Here's what it takes to do it well. But how do we find that fortitude? link].

4 Inspiring Ideas And The Entrepreneurs Behind Them

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

In my last article I wrote a few of my realizations and how I plan to adapt myself in 2012. In this sequel article I will share some of my personal inspirations , which have shaped me to become who I am, and how I think.

How Much Time Should You Spend Getting Organized? None

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

An MIT technologist argues that for many of us our old-fashioned approach to organization (i.e. Or your inbox. The answer appears to be no. link].


Feld Thoughts

One of the magic special things I remember about MIT is what happens during January. It’s called IAP – Independent Activities Period. Rather than classes, students can do whatever they want, including go home and sleep for the month (which I did a few times). I decided to spend two weeks of IAP at MIT this year. ” type emails.

29+ ways to stay creative

crowdSPRING Blog

As I was taking my daily dose of online inspiration, I found a simple and inspiring video made by to-fu.tv listing 29 ways to stay creative.

Kids and Computers

Instigator Blog

(Powered by LaunchBit ). I got into computers fairly early because of my father. He went back to university in 1986 in his early 40s and did a BSc. in Computer Science. I was 11 years old. Our first computer was a PC of some kind; I don’t remember what it was, but I remember it was expensive, $7,000+ or so. Build things. Invent things.

Make the Sale Without Cutting Your Price

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

This simple, 3-step approach helps you sell against a cheaper competitor--without having to discount. Incredibly valuable advice, so read it carefully.

Dave Gardner on Using Social Media to Connect With Big Companies

Life Beyond Code

The story was fascinating and it was very different from the stories that are common out there. How did this come to be? Dave Gardner: They sure did.

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How to Tell a Mentor He's Wrong

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

He's got the experience and the know-how, but his advice is off the mark. How to handle a mentor you don't agree with. Rule No. You took their advice.

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What Now? Hiring

Peter Levine

Last month , as CEO of SpiderNet, you were faced with the issue of firing your VP of Engineering, who initially seemed like a rock star but proved to lack motivation, didn’t gain his team’s respect, and was ultimately ineffective. It was also agreed that the company would search for a new VP of Engineering after the new year. What now?

My Worst and Best Board Meetings

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Conflict can be helpful at an advisor meeting. What's more important? Disciplined use of time. The last article of a four-part series on boards.

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Information Arbitrage - Evolving the technical organization

Information Arbitrage


Internet Set for Wednesday Shutdown

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In the battle between Hollywood and Silicon Valley, the tech world seems to be gaining ground. To officially join the strike, visit SOPAStrike.com.

First lot of book reviews

deal architect

Books go through waves of reviews – executives, media, US readers, international readers. You appreciate them all because people take the time from their busy schedules to read, then provide feedback. Over the last couple of weeks I have received

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Zappos' Security Breach: Are You Next?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The hackers didn't get credit card information but what they did get is potentially more dangerous. Don't let it happen to your business.


Grasshopper Herder

This site will go dark tomorrow in solidarity with Wikipedia, Reddit, and others. Uncategorized censorship PIPA SOPA


Get Ready for Chinese New Year

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Do business in China? Here's what you need to know to plan ahead, avoid delays, and prevent other unanticipated holiday hiccups. Ads by Pheedo

Advisers That Only Manage VC Funds Will Be Exempt From Dodd-Frank Registration Requirements

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Investment advisers that manage only venture capital funds will be exempt from the new registration requirements imposed upon private fund advisers under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the Advisers Act), as it was recently amended by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the " Dodd-Frank Act

Goodbye Industrial Robotics; Hello Rock Stars

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Gordon Mayer's first job out of college was working for a start-up company creating industrial robots. That is, until he met a ukelele.

[Infographic] The Silicon Valleys Of The World


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The open API secret

Start Up Blog

The biggest flip the technology age has done on the industrial era is the open API. For the uninitiated, an open API (Application Program Interface) is a word used to describe sets of technologies that enable websites to interact with each other. applications. And that is outsourcing the R&D to total strangers. It is quite revolutionary in fact.

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Small Business Marketing Workshops, Seminars and Keynotes

Duct Tape Marketing

Small Business Marketing Workshops, Seminars and Keynotes This content from: Duct Tape Marketing.

You Should Be on the Cover of a Magazine

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Says who? Steve Cody shatters the illusions of countless CEOs by sharing some of the harsh realities of media relations. magazine. I can't. link].

Help Us, Help You


Before becoming Chairman of the Direct Marketing Association , one of the things I’d noticed over the years was that the association didn’t have a ton of primary market research on itself, sort of a classic case of the cobbler’s children having shoddy shoes.

A Short Update On Prezi, The Zooming Presentation Software


While we don't have any breaking news to give you, we do have nearly three years of updates to catch up on. and led Mobispine to an IPO.


Dave Gardner on Using Social Media to Connect With Big Companies

Life Beyond Code

The story was fascinating and it was very different from the stories that are common out there. How did this come to be? Dave Gardner: They sure did.

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Sources of Capital: Part 1


Shooting for brevity today. Few startups I coach or come across are ready for institutional capital. Most of us don't need to raise capital. Ask mom.