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Great Startup Teams Foster a Culture of Likability


Larry Ellison Photo by Oracle PR. You don’t have to be likeable to everyone to be a great entrepreneur, just to the people who count. Of course, we can all point to apparent exceptions, like Ted Turner or Larry Ellison, who are sometimes seen as lions, downright predators, or even jerks.

Standing Ovation Before The Speaker Begins

Feld Thoughts

A few weeks ago at Thinc Iowa I noticed the tradition they had of giving a standing ovation to the speaker when the speaker took the stage. I had never seen that before and thought it was awesome. Speakers also got a standing ovation after their talk. As someone who does a lot of public talks, the first sixty seconds of warming up a room are often awkward (even if well executed) and the standing ovation at the beginning eliminated all of this for me.

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Video Of The Week: Joel Spolsky at Startup School

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

The startup school talks are great. I've watched a bunch of them.    Joel Spolsky is the founder and CEO of our portfolio company Stack Exchange. His talk is a great discussion of the difference between the "get big fast" strategy and the "organic growth" strategy. This is something every entrepreneur really needs to understand. We see a lot of folks pitching us to invest in "organic gowth" businesses and Joel explains why that is a mistake.

Build it and they won’t come: How and why growth hacking came to be

The Next Web

The buzz on “growth hacking” has spread all across the world. Classes on growth hacking are being taught in Singapore. Companies from San Francisco to London are recruiting growth hackers. The first Growth Hacking Conference popped up a few weeks ago. This rapid craze beseeches an explanation.

Every Good Startup Practices Constructive Conflict

Startup Professionals Musings

Many entrepreneurs are not prepared for conflict, or actively avoid it. Their vision, passion, and focus are so strong that they can’t imagine someone disagreeing, much less fighting them to the death.

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Constant Change Is Just Part of the Job

Inc Startups

Entrepreneurs Alexis Maybank, Heidi Messer and Melinda Emerson talk about the challenges to growth from their start-up experience

Registering Your Social Enterprise

Business Plan Blog

Once you have decided on the proper entity type for your social enterprise, the next thing you need to do is file the proper paperwork with the proper authorities to begin the process. The best place to start is your state’s Secretary of State office. You can find their contact information here.

Election 2012: Undecided? Here's How to Choose

Inc Startups

Taxes, spending, immigration--put the issues aside and examine you're own decision-making process before you cast your vote this November. As you prepare for the upcoming Presidential election, you should contemplate deeply what it takes to be a good U.S. President.

Blog Doping

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In a recent conversation about performance enhancement in so many sports, a friend said in mock seriousness “Vinnie, your blog needs to be tested for being so prolific.” He is right. New Florence will end October with 600 posts and. Innovative Business Uses of Technology

Choose Your VC Wisely”- Conversation with Felda Hardymon

VC Cafe

Felda Hardymon is a highly successful venture capitalist and popular Harvard Business School professor, where he teaches “Venture Capital and Private Equity”. Sharing research and examples from the. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Felda Hardymon

Meg Whitman and Ginni Rometty in 2016

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We are at a historic point in the industry's evolution. Two strong and accomplished ladies are leading our biggest and most iconic tech companies, HP and IBM. As I read and heard about Meg Whitman at Gartner’s event in Orlando. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Industry Commentary Outsourcing (IBM, Accenture, EDS

Social Impact Bonds Webinar Panel | Video | #SOCENT

Campus Entrepreneurship

Doing some work on a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) for the Mason Center for Social Entrepreneurship and came across this interesting video on social impact bonds. Worth checking out. Social Impact Bonds Webinar Panel – YouTube. Social Entrepreneurship Video

Punt: Joel on the Growth of Stack

Fred points to Joel Spolsky's talk at Startup School at Stanford. Check it out --worth watching the entire video (30 minutes