Tue.May 24, 2011

Technological Revolutions And Financial Capital

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I talked about this book yesterday on stage at Disrupt and got a bunch of requests via email and Twitter for details so I thought I'd blog about it today.

Native App vs. Web App: Which Is Better for Mobile Commerce?


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Why Startups fail to sell.

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[This is a free sample from my ebook, Startup Sites that Sell! Creating and Marketing your Unique Selling Proposition. You can get the rest of this ebook designed to substantially improve your startup web site for $24.95

Startups Needed For Cloud Computing Gray Areas

Startup Professionals Musings

Cloud computing is still all the rage in the business world these days. Yet I find that most business people don’t understand and fully trust it, and I defy even the technologists to define it in ten words or less for business people.

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Success dysmorphia

Escape From Cubicle Nation

I was talking with my good friend Erik Proulx last month about the various projects we are working on. Erik is the creator of Lemonade , a documentary about laid off ad agency employees who remade their lives.

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Making More Women Entrepreneurs' Stories Heard


Never underestimate the power of having a good story - whether it's to pitch potential investors or customers or whether it's to share with other entrepreneurs.

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What Globalization?

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

The Economist reviews a new book called World 3.0 by Pankaj Ghemawat that throws cold water on the idea the world is flat: Mr Ghemawat points out that many indicators of global integration are surprisingly low. Only 2% of students are at universities outside their home countries; and only 3% of people live outside their country of birth. Only 7% of rice is traded across borders.

Giving Back While Using Email With GiveBackMail


We’ve seen how we can make a socially responsible enterprise out of a web hosting business , but what about email? The latest free email service to be launched, GiveBackMail ( www.GiveBackMail.com ), looks to do the same by donating to causes you care about every time you use email.

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: 30GO30

crowdSPRING Blog

I have the pleasure of moving on June 1st. I also happen to be a horrible procrastinator. Granted, I always manage to pull things off and have them done well, but there have been a few occasions I’ve wondered why I do this to myself. Such is the case with my packing situation.

Two innovation conversations

deal architect

Two great interviewers/moderators – Dennis Howlett and David Vellante - bring out plenty of banter in these interviews about innovation and where it is coming from. Both were conducted at the SAP event, Sapphire last week but the conversations are. Industry Commentary Innovative Business Uses of Technology

Governments or Social Networks?

Venture Chronicles

French President kicked off the gathering in Paris, hailing the assembled players as the leaders of the “Internet revolution&# , but warning that with their power comes great responsibility. He hailed the role of the Internet in helping protestors organise recent Arab uprisings such as the revolutions in Tunisia and but insisted it must be underpinned by “values&# and “rules.&#.

[Review] Enterprise Social Technology


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Business School Rankings – Punish Entrepreneurial Schools

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

I don’t pay any attention to business school rankings. It’s one of those vague bits I gloss over because I’m not shopping for a school. I’ve always assumed that the rankings were some kind of measure that indicated “success&#. Not really! Only one kind of success is measured. I’ve recently discovered that the rankings are [.]. Entrepreneurial Innovation business school rankings Creativity MBA USA News Wall Street Journal


Are We Marketing in a Mobile World :: Small Business Marketing.

Duct Tape Marketing

Today I'm presenting at BlogWorld Expo in New York (#BWENY) on the topic of mobile marketing with Navin Ganeshan of Network Solutions. (I'll I'll share my

A Detailed Sample Restaurant Sales Forecast

Up and Running

Tweet The Palo Alto Software team is at the National Restaurant Association Conference this week and Bplans is featuring articles and resources for restaurant owners.

A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock when somebody contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind

Jeff Hilimire

This past week I was at a board meeting for the Children’s Museum of Atlanta, Imagine IT. Amazing museum, if you haven’t taken your kids there, consider this my official recommendation!

Which Subscription/Billing Systems Are the Best? - DShen's Blogs


The other week, a startup asked me for recommendations on billing/subscription platforms as their startup involved selling a subscription service. I looked on Quora but didn't find any good recommendations there (see: What


A Venture Capital Revival

Force of Good: a blog by Lance Weatherby

I forget how it come to me but this presentation by William Quigley of Clearstone Venture Parters is a worthy flip through. Venture Capital

Startup Weekend Copenhagen Goes Mobile


The concept of Startup Weekend has probably become familiar to any entrepreneur. The event gathers entrepreneurial-minded developers, designders and business master-minds to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch startups all in 54 hours.

How to Use Facebook Questions to Do Market Research in Three Simple Steps

Marketing Junkie

Every marketer knows the power of asking your prospects, customers or clients their opinions about your products, services, branding, advertising, marketing or business. But it used to be that entrepreneurs had to spend the big bucks to have a specialized market research firm do this for them. Nowadays, thanks to the Internet, small business owners can conduct their own market research quickly, easily and without spending a penny. You can use a tool like surveymonkey.com to email your list.

Disappointed by #TCDisrupt Startups — this is disruption?

Steve Poland

I’m unimpressed so far at this year’s startups launching at TechCrunch Disrupt. It’s not just this year though, it’s been all years. It’s not TechCrunch’s fault, it’s mine. I know why I’m unimpressed — I’m sitting here watching the launch announcements and waiting to see the next Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, Instagram, etc. But that’s not going to happen — because it hasn’t happened for a B2C before.

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Marketing Can Be As Simple As.


What exactly do you want your marketing to do for you? This month I helped a friend work on the marketing strategy for his marketing campaign (a 3-month campaign set to start in the summer).

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GigsWiz Does A Site Overhaul, Gets A Facelift


GigsWiz , a Finnish startup that empowers artists to assist their promoters in selling more concert tickets online, revamped its site layout, making it way more interactive than the previous design.

Why We're Smart

Possible Insight

Most people believe humans evolved intelligence because using tools was an advantage. However, I believe tool use was secondary. Group cooperation was the primary advantage conferred by intelligence. You see, cooperation is fundamentally difficult. This insight coalesced when I was reading about Mark Satt?erthwaite erthwaite , an economist at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.

I-Free On Russian Mobile And Tablet Market


Local and foreign developers take an interest in Russian mobile market. It is rapidly growing and given the country's 145+ million population it has a lot of potential.

MIT Student Entrepreneur Makes Climate Controlled Jacket

Campus Entrepreneurship

Cool article about an interesting innovation that an Indian student at MIT, Kranthi Vistakula dreamed up and executed on it. Love it. From the Economist Magazine : His first approach was to build a jacket with built-in heating and cooling systems.

Yandex Announces Pricing Of Its IPO


Today Yandex announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 52,174,088 Class A ordinary shares at $25.00 per share. The shares will begin trading today on the NASDAQ under the symbol “YNDX”.

Every Small Business Owner’s Dream Come True

Business startup, taxes, and technology

You can have amazing graphics for your web site without hiring an expensive designer or buying pricey software like Photoshop. You can quickly create complete mini sites, professional looking squeeze pages, premium headers, awesome 3D e-covers, profit-pulling add to cart buttons, handwritten messages, and much much more. Sound too good to be true? What if an [.]. Graphics