Sat.Jan 05, 2013

The Google+ Long Game Is Brilliant

Feld Thoughts

I’m finding myself using Google+ more and more. I recently decided that the long game Google is playing is absolutely brilliant. They are being understated about it but doing exactly what business strategists talk about when they describe the long game as the one to play.

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8 Indications of a ‘Wanna Be’ Entrepreneur Dreamer

Startup Professionals Musings

If I had a dollar for every time someone has said to me, “One of these days, I’m going to start my own company,” I’d be rich. If this day ever comes for all these people, we will be overrun by startups. Yet I don’t lose any sleep over either of these possibilities.

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Why Now is The Best Time to Buy Domains

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Domain names are the best investment you or your company can make right now. This may come as a surprise to some, but these pieces of online real estate are little gold nuggets that can be turned into storehouses of wealth. The timing is perfect, and the deals are out there for the taking.

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Enterprise Software the secular trends

deal architect

This time of the year, many folks like to look at the year back or the year forward. This old fart has been in and around enterprise software for three decades so I like to take a somewhat longer look. Industry Commentary

8 must-have tools for collecting customer intel via online surveys

The Next Web

Deep data is the new black — and there’s nothing like getting instant, deep insights into what your customers are really thinking and doing right now.

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Tata Social Enterprise Challenge - Call for Nominations

VentureWoods

Tata group and IIMC have launched the Tata Social Enterprise Challenge. Key highlights: • National level competition to find India’s most promising social enterprises. Identified social entrepreneurs to be offered mentorship support, funding opportunities and an opportunity to be incubated at IIM Calcutta’s Incubation Centre. Teams need to have an early stage venture or a promising idea with a firm plan.

Weekend Favs January Five

Duct Tape Marketing

My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week. I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you check them out if they sound interesting.

The future is in ‘Sight’

Start Up Blog

Every now and again a cyber punk film comes along which is futuristic, yet plausible. That’s when I get excited. And I’m very excited about the short film Sight. Based on the simple idea of living a fully connected life, yet the execution is pure genius.

New Year’s in Moose, Wyoming

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

New Year’s in Grand Teton National Park was marvelous. Snow shoeing, cross country skiing, and season 1 of the The Wire (at night). Triangle X Ranch — a working dude ranch in the park itself — hosted us with three meals a day and all the necessary equipment and local knowledge.

The future is in ‘Sight’

Start Up Blog

Every now and again a cyber punk film comes along which is futuristic, yet plausible. That’s when I get excited. And I’m very excited about the short film Sight. Based on the simple idea of living a fully connected life, yet the execution is pure genius.

Indian Ecommerce 2013

VentureWoods

My views on what to expect from Indian ecommerce sector in 2013 – the profitability challenge, the financing challenge, and the differentiation challenge. Read here. Ideas & Companies

The Challenge

Journey of a Serial Entrepreneur

“The challenge is not just to build a company that can endure; but to build one that is worthy of enduring.”. Jim Collins. Inspiration jim collins

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SATURDAY EVENING JAZZ: Search for Peace by McCoy Tyner - Had to.

Mark Birch

SATURDAY EVENING JAZZ: Search for Peace by McCoy Tyner - Had to skip the brunch today, I had another epic dumpling tour to lead today. However, putting on some jazz at the end of the day is not a bad way to wind down from the busyness of earlier. In this regard, the distinctive piano stylings of McCoy Tyner is not a bad choice when one is looking to kick back and chill.

Indian Ecommerce 2013

VentureWoods

My views on what to expect from Indian ecommerce sector in 2013 - the profitability challenge, the financing challenge, and the differentiation challenge. Read here. Ideas & Companies

marksbirch: SATURDAY EVENING JAZZ: Violets for your Furs.

Mark Birch

marksbirch : SATURDAY EVENING JAZZ: Violets for your Furs performed by John Coltrane - I love the combination of Coltrane and Red Garland on piano. An older post I am resurrecting tonight because it is just that good. John Coltrane Violets for Your Furs jazz saxophone Red Garland ballad Saturday Evening Jazz

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Value yourself

Start Up Blog

As the new year starts we all set goals and have ambitions to make it a year to remember – as we should. But sometimes we need simple philosophical shifts too. Small shifts that can have a dramatic impact. One of mine is to ‘ value myself appropriately’ As startup entrepreneurs an important part of the process is to be a bootstrapper, to maximise the limited resources we have to gain the momentum we need. This often leads us to doing it all ourselves.

"The first key to thinking about 3-D printers is this: Do not think printer. Think magic box that."

Mark Birch

“The first key to thinking about 3-D printers is this: Do not think printer. Think magic box that creates any object you can imagine.” - “ 3-D Printing Is (Kind Of) A Big Deal ” via NPR. When you stop thinking in terms of how a particular innovation is analogous to something you know of in the present, the easier it is to imagine and create wildly new applications for the future.

Value yourself

Start Up Blog

As the new year starts we all set goals and have ambitions to make it a year to remember – as we should. But sometimes we need simple philosophical shifts too. Small shifts that can have a dramatic impact. One of mine is to ‘ value myself appropriately’ As startup entrepreneurs an important part of the process is to be a bootstrapper, to maximise the limited resources we have to gain the momentum we need. This often leads us to doing it all ourselves.