Tue.Dec 25, 2012

Hope Is Critical To A Strategy

Feld Thoughts

There has been a cliche going around the last decade or so that goes “hope is not a strategy.” ” It inspired a book titled Hope Is Not a Strategy: The 6 Keys to Winning the Complex Sale and is repeated often by VCs in boardrooms when they are confronted with companies that are flailing, especially when trying to reach their revenue goals.

12 Female Entrepreneurs Who Inspired Us in 2012

Inc Startups

These young women behind companies including Spanx and Polyvore made it big in 2012. Here's how they made an impression on YEC members.

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Internet Growth Means Big Changes For How Businesses Connect


By John Curran, President and CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN). When the Internet was first conceived as a better way for computers to communicate with one another, no one could predict the impact it would have on business communications.

This Holiday Season Entrepreneurs Need to Reflect

Startup Professionals Musings

It’s been a challenging business year, but I hope you are all taking some time off this long holiday weekend, to celebrate with the family.

12 Business Tips to Steal From Santa

Inc Startups

Sound like a bizarre source for advice? Think about it: He spreads good will, gets his work done on time, and he's a great judge of character. Do you believe in Santa Claus? Whether you ever did--or still do--today I submit a different reason for thinking of the jolly old elf: business inspiration.

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3 Big Ideas That Changed the Business of Charity

Inc Startups

Scott Harrison talks about how he created a new model for charity: water to provide a better experience for donors


MERRY CHRISTMAS: O Tannenbaum performed by Vince Guaraldi Trio -.

Mark Birch

MERRY CHRISTMAS: O Tannenbaum performed by Vince Guaraldi Trio - Isn’t it ironic that I am posting a song about a Christmas tree when I am rocking the fake this year. It was not my idea, I let my mother handle tree duties this year. It is quite beautiful, but a fake tree nonetheless. Maybe it is not so bad as this German folk song is not really about a Christmas tree or about the holiday anyway. It was a song about fir trees that later got co-opted by English carolers.


Happy Holidays – 2012


Merry Christmas. Happy Hanukkah. Joyful Kwanzaa. I hope everyone had a very Happy Holiday season and was able to spend time with people who you like and love and who like and love you right back. Our Christmas was really nice and peaceful. Lots of great presents under a small tree. Tasty lunch at a Japanese restaurant. An afternoon of putting legos and other toys together, followed by seeing Cirque du Soleil at the movie theater.