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Business Plans Are An Historical Artifact

Feld Thoughts

This article ( Business Plans Are An Historical Artifact ) first appeared last week in the Wall Street Journal The Accelerators Column , which I’m contributing to on a regular basis. . In 1987 when I started my first company (Feld Technologies), I wrote a business plan for a course at MIT that I was in called 15.375: New Enterprises.

How to get attention from internet celebrities

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

I get a constant stream of requests to look at new startups or to announce something that a startup just did. Most of the email is truly spam. Ever.

Evernote CEO: This Is How You Hire for Keeps

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Six battle-tested tips on finding and keeping great people, including one tip you don't want to hear. Make them write. Make sure they talk sense.

How Business Huddles Work

Mike Michalowicz

Touchdowns From Business Huddles Not Meetings. Have you? It’s all they need. The purpose? Case in point – the painfully long and drawn-out meeting.

Houston, We Have Acceleration

Startup Houston

There was collective heartbreak in Houston when the Federal Government announced the end of NASA as we know it. After all, we’re Houston. John E.

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Keep your business dealings as simple as possible

Taffy Williams

This path has more twists and turns than needed! In the Sands of Iwo Jima , Sgt. People can be very smart but do things that are not so smart.

Meet America's Top Job Creator

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Steve Jones, co-CEO of Universal Services of America, turns janitors and security guards into leaders. He's created 17,330 jobs since 2008.

Video interview: How do you Startup in Beijing? Jason lim from Koombah

Startup Noodle

How do you make the leap to start your own startup company in China? Jason is part of the live and kicking startup scene in Beijing.

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Most Overused Buzzword On LinkedIn Profiles? Creative.


If there’s one word most people describe themselves with professionally, it’s creative. Here’s a quick look at what the 2012 No.

Why I Only Hire High-School Grads

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

FCi Federal, No. 19 on Inc.'s s Hire Power list, gives workers with no college the tools to pursue high-powered careers. Her hiring secret?

Smart Startups Never Let Negatives Bury Positives

Startup Professionals Musings

Managing and motivating a team in a startup is more than just using the right interpersonal skills. Sometimes you have to manage progress, not people.

Tableau Software – a great tool for Data Visualization and Analytics for Startups

Austin Startup

There is a great deal of discussion about the value of analytics and big data management in the technology industry today.

7 Biggest Tax Mistakes New Startups make

Early Growth Financial Services

Originally published in Forbes. If you don’t think about taxes until your company starts earning revenue, you’ve waited too long. To stay on top of your tax obligations, make sure that you’re not making any of these 7 common tax mistakes: 1, Choosing the wrong legal entity.

Likeable Is Not a Department

Duct Tape Marketing

Marketing podcast with Dave Kerpen. photo credit: br1dotcom via photopin cc. If You Liked This Post. Podcast dave kerpen Likeable Business

CoatChex – Changing The Bailment Industry With QR Codes


Imagine this scenario – you check in your coat at a bar or restaurant, had a great time until you were about to leave. ” moment.

Insight HCL

deal architect

I am spending the day at the HCL Influencer Day in Boston today. trillion annual global R&D spend.

Inside the Minds of Top Job Creators

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

For the smartest view of today's landscape for job creation, ask the CEOs who've done more of it than anyone else: The Inc. Hire Power Award winners

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Why a 50/50 Split is Almost Never Right for Co-Founders by @DaveParkerSEA


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AppDirect’s Developer Incubator aims to help engineers become entrepreneurs through apprenticeship

The Next Web

This three-year program will result in the top performers receiving seed funding and an opportunity to pitch venture capitalists. Open to any engineer.


We Are Austin Tech: Andrew Allison

Austin Startup

Founded in 2010, Main Street Hub serves thousands of local businesses in all fifty states and on three continents. The company moved [.]. News Releas

A few months back I wrote a post bemoaning the sad state of the.

Bryce Dot VC

A few months back I wrote a post bemoaning the sad state of the startup pitch. . First, little bit of background. We have a deep loyalty to them.

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Startup Workshops Update

Scalable Startup

This group is 8 months old, 400+ members, gaining nice momentum every week. I see people connecting and getting things done and real relationships building. And I’ve met some amazing people. is a funny place but I love the startup scene here. For 2013 I’m trying to figure out where to go next. “ at ROFL. Cost is $10 plus food cost.

Don't Make Unsubscribing From Email Hard

Constantly Learning

I sign up for a lot of new products. Any product or service which seems interesting or I can benefit from I will sign up for. But, in the rush to find new shiny things, my email address is put on many lists. Which means I get a lot of email. These emails aren't spam. Spam is unwanted email that you haven't asked to receive. People do it differently.

Scale your business by avoiding the entrepreneur’s trap

Escape From Cubicle Nation

Starting a business can be a huge challenge, with a million things to learn, and the uncertainty of landing your first customers.

CEO’s Key Role

John Morris

The post CEO’s Key Role appeared first on Tapping the power of your peers. Do you find yourself complaining how little you get done? Do you feel that your day too frequently ends up with little accomplished. Best practices Executive Development Leadership Management Planning Strategic Partners Strategy Team Development

The Five Ts of Marketing

deal architect

Marketing is all about technology. If you look. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Industry Commentary

Dumplings and Donations

Mark Birch

I had plans to host a couple of my NYC Chinatown dumpling tours the week of October 29 th and had quite a few sign-ups. I love hosting these tours.

The Soul of a Project #30: Dealing With Shame!

Active Garage

Ever have someone melt down right in front of you for no apparent reason? Or, has someone dug in unrealistically? At the core it means, “to cover.”

When Culture Matters…for Innovation

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

White and William Strunk). In a nutshell it’s all about how to write clearly. It provides succinct advice with spot-on examples.

I’m leading you right now…Really? I thought it would.

Mark Birch

I’m leading you right now…Really? I thought it would feel different. leadership consensus culture decision making Dilbert cartoon humor

It Takes Balls Of Steel To Cool Your Drinks. Really.


How does one cool down a glass of whiskey or other spirits quickly without the use of ice? Just remember to remove them first before drinking.

Graph that clearly explains the disturbing economics of higher.

Mark Birch

Graph that clearly explains the disturbing economics of higher education student debt in the US. This is not a sustainable trend.

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Does your event inspire Jukebox Heroes?

deal architect

The Foreigner hit tells the story of a fan who could not get into a show, but even standing outside in the rain, was so inspired by the music that he bought a used guitar the next morning and went


All you need to know about the growth in global smartphone.

Mark Birch

All you need to know about the growth in global smartphone penetration and upside potential. mobile Internet smartphones trends tech