Sun.Apr 01, 2012

Leadership Qualities & How to Develop Them

Growthink Blog

When I think about the great entrepreneurs of our time like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Richard Branson, I not only admire the companies they built, but their leadership skills. Since even the best idea, or the smartest individual, can't evolve into a massively successful company without leadership.

A Field Guide on How to Create an Innovator

ReadWriteStart

Are people born innovators, or can they learn to become that way? An interesting new book, "Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World," by Tony Wagner, a member of Harvard's Technology and Entrepreneurship Center, explores this question in detail.

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We Are Entering A Golden Age of Internet Founders

Rob Go

Bill Gurley had a great post about the advantage of youth, and it got me thinking about the advantages of age and youth. I came to a pretty exciting conclusion: We are entering a golden age of internet founders! We hear about young tech founders a lot these days. We invest in young founders at NextView all the time, and I’m proud of it. But I do think the trend towards young founders in the internet space is driven somewhat by our moment in time.

Rahm Emanuel’s Ideas for Improving Higher Ed

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

From this profile of Rahm Emanuel in the Atlantic , there’s this excellent nugget on how he’s reforming Chicago’s community colleges: IN HIS 2006 book, The Plan , Rahm proposed that all Americans go to school for at least 14 years. Like Presidents Clinton and Obama, he has long seen community colleges as crucial to preparing the American workforce for global competition and to saving young people who would otherwise be condemned to poverty.

How to do Cohort Analysis in Google Analytics

Jonathon Balogh

New to cohorts? Check out the Introduction to Cohort Analysis for Startups. Clearly cohort analysis is a great tool to track retention and user engagement but how do you set up your blog, game or web service to track cohort groups? Google Analytics doesn’t support cohort tracking as a standard feature. The service primarily targets traditional site navigation metrics such as visits, pageviews, traffic sources and bounce rate.

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Wisteria Is Stuff That Works

Duct Tape Marketing

Wisteria Is Stuff That Works This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. This is a new Sunday series that I’m calling Stuff that Works.

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Will iPad Revolutionize Textbooks? Infographic

Campus Entrepreneurship

Just received this infographic in an email. I’ll share it because there are some good numbers in there. Lets think broader than textbooks though. All kinds of learning.

Doing something I love

VC Cafe

It’s been a while since I posted regularly. People have been asking me if VC Cafe is still going, so I thought it is about time I updated you on what has been keeping me busy.

It’s “yes” day at Real Ventures

StartupCFO

VCs say “no” a lot. In fact, on average, we invest in one out of every one hundred deals we see. The is a little higher for us thus far at Real Ventures , but still, the overwhelming majority of entrepreneurs who come to us leave empty handed.

11 Compelling TED Talks On Money

YoungUpstarts

Money talks, but what it has to say happens to be grimmer than, “Timmy is trapped in a well.” Sadly, people tend to turn clogged ears toward its intricacies, and as a result wind up compromising their homes, businesses , and even surrounding neighborhoods.

WordPress Page Caching Faster than Light — @WPEngine releases TachyCache

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Dateline April 1, 2012. Austin TX. Today WP Engine proudly announces a new WordPress page-caching technology which actually delivers pages before the user clicks the link! In a joint venture with CERN, WP Engine has developed a TCP/IP layer on top of a faster-than-light neutrino beam, delivering page content in negative time. Page state and web analytics is preserved forward in time using quantum-entangled cookies.

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Adventures of a Bystander

deal architect

Recently, my former Gartner colleague, Bruce Stewart, one of the deepest thinkers I know humbly called himself a “writer”. It’s funny how bloggers strive to be called analysts and ex-analysts feel no such desire. My big revelation in the last. Industry analysts (Gartner, Forrester, AMR, others) Industry Commentary

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Qwiqq launches its 2.0 mobile app

Startup Houston

We’d like to congratulate Qwiqq on the launch of their 2.0 application in the iTunes App Store. I met with founder John Phan last week before the launch to see a demo of their new app. I was very impressed with the responsiveness and beautifully designed interface (with an interesting business model to boot). At its core, Qwiqq provides a simple mobile platform to share information about things that you purchase and enjoy.

Eight More Big, Hairy, Bodacious, Universally Game Changing Disruptive Startup Ideas

Mark Birch

Who says brilliant ideas do not fall from trees? Here at WeBirch Labs, the incubator within an incubator, we are always watching out for the trends and innovations out in the market.

Some day soon

deal architect

…we can dream of international roaming included in a fixed monthly plan, like my wife’s calls this weekend to the UK and Ireland. Included in my monthly office Vonage charge. So, are calls from my cell phone from US to. Globalization and Technology Telecommunications

Brand Play

Start Up Blog

I am seriously in love with the Google maps 8 bit – bit for April fools day. So much so, that immediately after I write this post I will be going to Google maps to get my street and suburb (Yarraville) in screen shots in their 8 Bit version. You should too. And by the way – brands that know how to play are brands that win. Especially in a startup world. entrepreneurship april fools brands fun Google Ideas marketing personality play startups

"But now the race is on to make the voice the sought-after new interface between us and our."

Mark Birch

“But now the race is on to make the voice the sought-after new interface between us and our technology. The results could rival innovations like the computer mouse and the graphic icon and, some experts say, eventually pose challenges for giants like Google by bypassing their traditional search engines.” - “ The Human Voice, as Game Changer ” by The New York Times. Nothing shocking here since the release of Siri last year.

Brand Play

Start Up Blog

I am seriously in love with the Google maps 8 bit – bit for April fools day. So much so, that immediately after I write this post I will be going to Google maps to get my street and suburb (Yarraville) in screen shots in their 8 Bit version. You should too. And by the way – brands that know how to play are brands that win. Especially in a startup world. entrepreneurship april fools brands fun Google Ideas marketing personality play startups

WORSHIP SUNDAY: Free by Stryper - I searched high and low, but.

Mark Birch

WORSHIP SUNDAY: Free by Stryper - I searched high and low, but there is no Christian music coming out of Boston or Massachusetts or New England for that matter. So what is Stryper doing in my “Rock of Boston” week? The lead singer and guitarist, Michael Sweet, had played with the band Boston for the past few years. Yes, it is a stretch, but if you can do better, please be my guest. Truth be told, I did not like Stryper.

Risk & Conservatism

Start Up Blog

I like to embrace risk, disrupt and take the path less traveled. But I only do this when it comes to innovation in business. When it comes to family, I prefer to take a conservative a approach. An important life trick, is to know which parts are worth behaving in an unexpected or unusual manner. entrepreneurship Branding entrepreneurs Innovation Life marketing risk startups

Stanford ETL with Steve Blank

Jessica Mah

I had a great interview at Stanford ETL with one of inDinero’s angel investors, Steve Blank. Giving that talk was among the more humbling experiences I’ve had as an entrepreneur, and it’s amazing to see that it’s been viewed over 15,000 times. For a little back story, I’ve been watching ETL talks since I was 16 years old.

Risk & Conservatism

Start Up Blog

I like to embrace risk, disrupt and take the path less traveled. But I only do this when it comes to innovation in business. When it comes to family, I prefer to take a conservative a approach. An important life trick, is to know which parts are worth behaving in an unexpected or unusual manner. entrepreneurship Branding entrepreneurs Innovation Life marketing risk startups

Stanford ETL with Steve Blank

Jessica Mah

I had a great interview at Stanford ETL with one of inDinero’s angel investors, Steve Blank. Giving that talk was among the more humbling experiences I’ve had as an entrepreneur, and it’s amazing to see that it’s been viewed over 15,000 times. For a little back story, I’ve been watching ETL talks since I was 16 years old.

Stanford ETL with Steve Blank

Jessica Mah

I had a great interview at Stanford ETL with one of inDinero's angel investors, Steve Blank. Giving that talk was among the more humbling experiences I've had as an entrepreneur, and it's amazing to see that it's been viewed over 15,000 times. For a little back story, I've been watching ETL talks since I was 16 years old. I remember going for the first time to watch Martin Eberhard talk about growing Tesla Motors , and I was blown away by how amazing the experience was.