Sat.May 21, 2011

Procrastinators Rule Among Wishful Entrepreneurs

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.

You Need to Win the Battle for Share of Mind

Both Sides of the Table

This article first appeared on TechCrunch. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the proliferation of starutps in the past 2 years. It seems almost incomprehensible that only 2.5 years ago we read the “ RIP Good Times &# presentation from Sequoia. But what does this all mean?

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The Four Steps to the Epiphany is Now in French

Steve Blank

The Four Steps to the Epiphany (Les quatre étapes vers l’épiphanie) is now available in French. Order it from the (Search for Les quatre étapes vers l’épiphanie). Thanks to Antoine Bruyns for making the French version happen.

Are you selling your shares door-to-door?

Venture Hacks

We’ve covered this before , but it’s worth repeating: don’t raise money in series, raise it in parallel. Don’t talk to one investor at a time, talk to all of them at once. It’s the only way to get market-clearing terms. Meeting every investor over a short period of time creates a positive feedback loop of social proof and scarcity that closes deals. Recently, we’ve noticed a new way of making this mistake.

BoS Registrations reach halfway. Here is where people are coming from.

Business of Software Blog

I was idly thinking about seeing if some Business of Software delegates might be interested in getting together before the conference so had a look at where the 180 registered attendees are coming from (exactly halfway now). Seems you are a pretty ecelctic and well dispersed bunch!

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Sharing Angel Experiences in New Zealand

Angel Investing News

Last week Ann and I attended the 11th annual Congress of the European Business Angel Network (EBAN) in Warsaw. I was asked to present a summary of our five-month visit to New Zealand in 2010, where we shared experiences with angels and entrepreneurs. Here is a link to my EBAN talk, Sharing Angel Experiences in New Zealand. New Zealand EBAN European Business Angel Network Warsaw

We Die Young by Alice In Chains - I could not resist, with the.

Mark Birch

We Die Young by Alice In Chains - I could not resist, with the #Rapture and all…. music rapture