Sun.Jan 13, 2013

Concentrate Mostly On One Company

Feld Thoughts

This first appeared in the Wall Street Journal’s Accelerator series. A few our entrepreneurial heroes work on more that one company at a time. Steve Jobs (Pixar, Apple), Elon Musk (Tesla, SpaceX), Jack Dorsey (Twitter, Square), and Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn, Greylock). And we regularly hear of entrepreneurs who are working at companies that acquired their first company who are now working on new companies while still at their acquirer.

I’m Back. Why I Love January

Both Sides of the Table

It’s January. Happy New Year! My last post was December 17 – nearly a month ago.

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Nurture 5 Top Entrepreneur Success Characteristics

Startup Professionals Musings

Every startup wants to be a predictable success, yet so few ever achieve this enviable position. In reality, getting there is not a random walk, and requires an understanding of the stages that every business must navigate and the organizational characteristics necessary at each stage.

Build Entrepreneur Credentials Early and Wisely


Mark Zuckerberg at Harvard via Many believe that entrepreneurs are born, not made. While I agree that successful company builders usually have a natural inclination to be entrepreneurs, a good education helps polish that apple.

Interview with Sammy Davis of Sammy Davis Vintage

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Could you tell us a little bit about your own history and background? How did you get started in your current business venture Sammy Davis Vintage? I hail from a magazine journalism background.

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on the New Florence blog Santa’s Mobile/Social Gifts Technology and Christmas Eve The Santa Math Project Waterford Arbitrage The Foti Fire Show Never Stop Searching Tim Cook: Time’s Runner-up for Person of the Year The Mobile Apps economy. Innovative Business Uses of Technology

You Are Not Alone, Again

Last year I wrote this post about dealing with the isolation of being a founde r of a startup. Aaron Swartz's suicide hit me hard in a lot of ways. I didn't know him and won't guess why he killed himself. I don't know his situation, and when more of his friends and family let us know what they think, we still won't really know why. There is often no why. The rest of this isn't really about Aaron. Chronic depression and situational pressures can be hard on founders.

Small business Congress-watch: Two Reasons to Call Your Representative!

crowdSPRING Blog

On occasion we take a look at recent legislation coming out of our Federal government in Washington. While the news is often discouraging and the activities of our politicians typically frustrating, there are those times when truly great ideas are put forth and, every so often, these idea become actual laws. Hard to believe, but it is true. Right now you are probably asking yourself, “What has Congress done lately that is helping small business?”

Our Hopes & Dreams

Journey of a Serial Entrepreneur

Everyday brings with it a new set of possibilities and a chance for us to work towards the dreams that are precious to us. Yet, many of us will compromise and push those dreams aside for another day, perhaps a better time. Few feelings compare to the pain of unfulfilled dreams and hope. The day we lose the battle of what was once possible and is no longer so, we die a little on the inside. We all need to make hard choices on a daily basis, I hope you will choose to fight for your dreams.

3 Freelancers 2013


Here is an article I did in February 2012 that is still pertinent today, in fact maybe even more. Today, hiring freelancers on oDesk and is becoming more and more popular and that's because its a great option

Quick Ways to Turn a Rookie into a Pro

Inc Startups

Vanessa Nornberg, owner of Metal Mafia, talks about how she trains her sales staff immediately after they take the job

For god and country, Geronimo

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It is one of the most poignant quotes ever in the heat of the moment, and to me ranks with Neil Armstrong’s “One small step…” among others. And it only shows up in passing in the last 15 minutes of. Little to do with IT, but interesting


Seth Godin's The Dip

Constantly Learning

I noticed Permission Marketing on Gino's Shelf. I've been reading Seth Godin's Blog - the author of Permission Marketing - for about six months and asked Gino if he thought Permission Marketing was the best book Seth Godin has written.

Why tech commercials need domestic content disclosure

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You know how autos have a sticker which show what percentage of the car is actually made in the US. I would like to see how much Verizon technology is actually used in this firefighter app. The Golden-i headset is. Industry Commentary

The downside of the internet

Start Up Blog

I was recently watching this documentary about break dancing and its evolution in the Bronx of New York. You may remember from previous posts that I was very much into the activity, before the main stream media and taste makers decided it was over. They pulled the albums from the shelves, stopped showing it on TV (I had 3 channels to chose from) and let it evaporate into history as a fad we can all look back on.

"A record-breaking 1.76 billion iOS and Android apps were downloaded the week of December 25th-31st."

Mark Birch

“A record-breaking 1.76 billion iOS and Android apps were downloaded the week of December 25th-31st alone, according to Flurry Analytics, with an estimated 89 percent of the 45.6 billion total downloaded in 2012 available completely for free” - CES 2013: The Tech Trends You Won’t Hear About | Culture News | Rolling Stone (via futuristgerd ) While I normally refuse to acknowledge the existence of Rolling Stone, this stat about mobile app downloads was mind blowing.

How to Raise Funding From Venture Capitalists

Growthink Blog

Venture capitalists (VCs), unlike angel investors, are professional investors that invest other people's money. Similar to angel investors, their goal is to earn a solid return on this money. In fact, VCs are judged and compensated by the performance of their investments.

WORSHIP SUNDAY: After All (Holy) by David Crowder Band - It has.

Mark Birch

WORSHIP SUNDAY: After All (Holy) by David Crowder Band - It has been a year since the release of the band’s final album Give Us Rest. It also occurred to me that I have not posted anything at all from the album despite the fact that I truly thought it was as good if not better than A Collision. It is everything that a swan song should be; an album that is over-the-top with all the soaring moments and quiet reflections that sums up a journey well traveled.

The Impermance of all That Exists


This weekend I went to the Blanton Museum of Art exhibit that showcased Tibetan monks building a sand mandala.