Fri.Dec 14, 2012

10 Entrepreneur Qualities That Tag You as Fabulous

Startup Professionals Musings

To be successful as an entrepreneur, you don’t have to be a fabulous person, but it helps. Some people, and some entrepreneurs, have that something extra, like Simon Cowell is searching for on the X-Factor , that you can’t quite put your finger on.

Developing a 21st Century Entrepreneurship Curriculum

Steve Blank

In 2012, in partnership with Stanford University , U.C. Berkeley and NCIIA , Jerry Engel and I first offered the Lean LaunchPad Educators Class.

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How to Remain King of the World amidst Titanic Disruptions

Lightspeed Venture Partners

There has been a lot of conversation recently on the future of the media industry, specifically drawing comparisons between TV and film and the shrinking music industry.

2013 Outlook: 7 Bold Prediction From the World's Top VCs

Inc Startups

Venture capitalists at SoftRock, CrossLink Capital, NEA, Bain, and DCM give Inc. their predictions for the coming year. Here's what you need to know.

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The Startup Glory Equation

Life Beyond Code

Every now and then somebody will ask me what would be a super simple way to achieve startup glory? Not in the exact same terms but something that will lead towards that.

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Student Engineers: Apply to work at 170+ startups with one Common Application

Redeye VC

We'v e talked a lot recently about the amazing amount of t alent that exists in universities across the country – and one of the main reasons we launched the Dorm Room Fund was to create a new and more efficient way for capital to flow onto campuses and into the best and brightest entrepreneurs.

Handle Change Like a Yoga Master

Inc Startups

Change is inevitable. Some choose to battle it unnecessarily. Here are five tips sure to help you embrace change with serenity. I was dreading it for months. I knew the day was finally here. I finally succumbed. I turned in my Blackberry for an iPhone 5.

Shanghai-Based Mailman Group Launches Startup Fund

YoungUpstarts

Shanghai-based social media and technology company Mailman Group earlier this week announced the launch of a new startup fund that looks at tapping the burgeoning technology startup scene in Asia.

Move Your Client Conversation Forward: 3 Tips

Inc Startups

The key to cross-selling is understanding the client's needs. Any business that sells multiple types of products or services is challenged with how to cross-sell to existing customers.

Twitter Link Roundup #158 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more!

Biggest Tech Trends of 2012

Inc Startups

After a year's worth of hardware and software news, these six developments are the ones to remember. December is often the time of year when you take a look back.

Top 40 Innovation Blogger? (Top 10!)

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Precious readers, greetings from the dark night, where I write, jet-lagged, arthritis-nagged, caffiene-jagged — but writing for you, once again, trying to provide insight, information, and ultimately value about this wacky idea of innovation.

3 Rules for Better Talent Scouting

Inc Startups

The co-founder and CEO of Indiegogo, Slava Rubin, believes every single employee plays a role in the hiring process. Here's his philosophy of talent scouting.

Write For Yourself, Not Others

Constantly Learning

During CUSEC 08 , Jeff Atwood gave a presentation about writing being more importat than programing. You can't see the slides in the video , but towards the end an interesting point is made. The hidden gem occurs at 31:50, a member of the audience asks, How can he become an A-list blogger. Jeff explains like Nutrisystem, results may vary. In his response, he brings up a point I keep coming across: I do think that if you just pick a schedule and stick with it , you will become a better writer.

How the Founder of Drupal Hires Engineers

Inc Startups

Dries Buytaert, the founder of Drupal, says one interview question is more important than any other

What does it feel like to be the CEO of a start-up? 3 FULL TIME JOBS.

Scalable Startup

Being the CEO of a startup is crazy, fun, very hard work, inclusive, humbling and of course can be quite rewarding. Weekends are meaningless. There is a continuous decision stream where each decision informs the next. Your mind is thinking 24 hours a day, even when you sleep. When you’re the CEO of a startup, a real startup with product and some cash in the bank and/or revenue, there are 3 FULL TIME JOBS.

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3 Ways the Holidays Put Your Company at Risk

Inc Startups

Between the shopping madness, boozy eggnog, and harried traveling, this season presents plenty of threats to your business. With the holidays in full swing, we're smack in the middle of company parties, shopping madness, and trips back home--the fun stuff. Well, maybe not the shopping.)

Nyan Cat and Sphero

Feld Thoughts

So – I’ve apparently been hiding under a rock and had no idea about the Nyan Cat phenomenon. The original Youtube video has 89,604,608 views as of this moment. Insane. Ok – whatever. Wait, s**t, five minutes just passed with me playing around with the Nyan Cat site.

5 Predictions for the Future of Tech: Andreessen

Inc Startups

VC Marc Andreessen spoke this week about what he thinks the future of tech and innovation looks like. During Marc Andreessen’s 30-minute talk in front of a live audience this week, the venture capitalist and CEO of Andreessen-Horowitz shared his thoughts on the future state of technology.

Friday Wrap Up

ArcticStartup

Thanks to everyone who came to last night's ArcticStartup / TNW meetup! Leading off the article are the only two pictures Dmitri says are fit to print. I think Robin got a good chance to meet the Helsinki startup scene, and many thanks to everyone that helped us hit our drink minimum.

We Are Austin Tech: Gary Hoover

Austin Startup

Today on WAAT we spoke with Gary Hoover. Gary founded Bookstop which sold to Barnes & Noble along with Hoovers, a leading business information website. His experience with these and other startups has made him the perfect person to share some hard won advice with entrepreneurs everywhere.

A Late Story On Applifier's €3 Million Series B Funding

ArcticStartup

This is old news now, but I'm sure some people haven't about Applifier's Series B funding so we'll put a few words down. The Helsinki-based company this week raised $4 million (€3 million) to expand their Everyplay network , a social network built around gameplay recordings from mobile games.

The Paradox of Post-Grant Patent Review

Inc Startups

A mysterious little tweak of the language of a patent-reform bill renders it nearly useless. What the heck happened? Congress passed the America Invents Act in 2011 with the aim of reducing patent suits.

Travel 2013 – There Is Only One Of Me

Feld Thoughts

At some point in the future, the machines will take over. At that time the machines can create Feldborgs if they so desire; until then there is only one of me. After a day like today it’s hard to accept that I can’t go to every city on the planet and talk about Startup Communities.

All Introductions are Not Created Equal

A Crowded Space

Everyone knows that the best way to approach VCs is through an introduction. Mark Suster points out 4 obvious channels for introductions : lawyers, recruiters, portfolio companies, and other entrepreneurs. There is also other VCs and angel investors.

The Periodic Table of Metal For your edification, here is a.

Mark Birch

The Periodic Table of Metal. For your edification, here is a chart to help you navigate the wonderful and infinitely fascinating world of metal. bands metal music periodic table heavy metal education rock

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My disappointing Android upgrade

The Equity Kicker

About a month ago I dropped my old Samsung Galaxy Nexus on the floor at the Gare du Nord train station in Paris and when I picked it up the screen was quite badly cracked.

My morning Hong Kong tea and toast

Mark Birch

My morning Hong Kong tea and toast. food tea toast Hong Kong breakfast

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Eye Roll: Fab Announces More "Pivots"

Inc Startups

Jason Goldberg ought to match storytelling about Fab.com, the design site he co-founded, to the site's popularity. In start-up circles, Fab.com has become pretty famous for its fabulous pivot. In March 2011, the site was a struggling social network for the gay community.

How was your productivity today? Here’s hoping your.

Mark Birch

How was your productivity today? Here’s hoping your “to do” list is somewhat more enjoyable and rewarding today! productivity work effectiveness meetings to-do lists humor LOL Dilbert

HR Ideas for Business : 6-10 : Induction, Probation, Hiring, Grievance, Expectations

VentureWoods

Here are the next 5 Ideas for better Business performance in building Human Synergies. In this posting you would find basic information about Induction, Probation, Grievance Redressal, High Requirement Hiring and Setting Expectation of Performance. These are very day-to-day issues and needs to be addressed on the go.  Please do read and add new inputs and perspective to make this blog a repository for simple & practical solutions.

"With all the carnage from gun violence in our country, it’s still almost impossible to believe that."

Mark Birch

“With all the carnage from gun violence in our country, it’s still almost impossible to believe that a mass shooting in a kindergarten class could happen. It has come to that. Not even kindergarteners learning their A,B,Cs are safe. We heard after Columbine that it was too soon to talk about gun laws. We heard it after Virginia Tech. After Tucson and Aurora and Oak Creek. And now we are hearing it again. For every day we wait, 34 more people are murdered with guns.

HR Ideas for Business : 6-10 : Induction, Probation, Hiring, Grievance, Expectations

VentureWoods

Here are the next 5 Ideas for better Business performance in building Human Synergies. In this posting you would find basic information about Induction, Probation, Grievance Redressal, High Requirement Hiring and Setting Expectation of Performance. These are very day-to-day issues and needs to be addressed on the go. Please do read and add new inputs and perspective to make this blog a repository for simple & practical solutions.

"The idea is to knit together manufacturing, design, prototyping and production, said Michael."

Mark Birch

“The idea is to knit together manufacturing, design, prototyping and production, said Michael Idelchik. “We We believe that rather than a sequential process where you look at product design and then how to manufacture it, there is a simultaneous process…we think it is key for sustaining our long-term competitive advantage.”” - “ High-Tech Factories Built to Be Engines of Innovation ” via The New York Times.