Sun.Nov 11, 2012

6 Clues That You May Be Cool as an Entrepreneur


Google's Larry Page image via A while back, when a startup founder mentioned to me that he wasn’t sure he had the personality to be an entrepreneur, I realized how important that insight was.

Video Of The Week: Founder Liquidity

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I am surprised this video only has 483 views as of now. It's a talk I did with Chris Dixon eighteen months ago about founder liquidity. It's an interesting topic and worth a discussion here this morning. It's about six minutes long. Enjoy. Venture Capital and Technology

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5 Entrepreneur Antidotes to Negativity in a Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Throughout my career in small companies and large, I’ve always been appalled by the number of people who seem to complain all of the time. These people don’t seem to realize that they are hurting themselves, as well as other people’s productivity, and the company they are working for.

Resetting My Priorities

Feld Thoughts

If you’ve been following along at home, you know I’ve had a tough fall. It started with a bike crash in Slovenia, followed by a few weeks in New York where I physically felt awful. Fortunately I was with Amy for her birthday (we celebrate her birthday for most of September), but I underestimated how long it would take me to recover.

7 Worst Tweets of 2012

Inc Startups

This year businesses fouled up when they posted these egregious, insulting tweets. Don't make these social media mistakes. This will be remembered as the year business took the social media plunge.

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Small Business and Startup Tips: Hire and be Human

crowdSPRING Blog

Last week ago I discussed a great yiddish word in one of my posts and today I want to share another. This is a word many of you may already be familiar with, and that may even inspire some of you in how you live your life. The word is mensch and it describes a good person.

Why Are We Kind to Strangers?

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

The puzzle that is being altruistic and cooperative when it does not serve our self-interest. Why do humans over-tip to a waiter they’ll never see again? Why are people nice to strangers? Because life is about succeeding in the “repeated games” that are interactions with friends, family, and co-workers. In those games, altruism pays. It pays to be generous, to do favors, to go out of our way–we will see those people again, and the altruism may come back to help us.

[Singapore] Location Based Marketing Association Launches Local Chapter


The Ontario, Canada-based Location Based Marketing Association (LBMA) earlier this month launched LMBA Singapore, its new regional chapter focused on promoting and supporting Asian companies working on location-based services (LBS) market through collaboration, education and research.

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Mobile Video is Booming but No One Makes Money- How Orange Intends to Monetize the Very Small Screen

VC Cafe

* This is a guest post by Levi Shapiro. Stephanie Hospital, EVP Digital Audience and Advertising Division at Orange, oversees all digital partnerships, services and advertising related to Orange’s. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. DLD Tel Aviv Mobile Video Stephanie Hospital DailyMotion LTE Orange

The end of vaporware

deal architect

It was a striking sight. It was end of day in last week’s Technology Summit after Workday had showed us countless demos of new functionality, when under non-disclosure they announced plans to develop a Recruiting module. It would be next-gen, Industry Commentary

Top 10 tips to learn a language

Start Up Blog

When it comes to starting anything new, including learning how to speak a foreign language. So here’s my top 10 tips on how to hack the language learning process using the web: Watch free youtube lessons on speaking your preferred language. They’ve got ‘em all. Follow native speakers of that language on twitter. Here frequency & brevity is your ally. Comment on blogs in that language to practice your written form.

Social Enterprise Performance Measures

Business Plan Blog

Measuring the performance of a social enterprise is likely to be one of the biggest challenges an entrepreneur will face.

The Anti-Todo List

For some time, I’ve gradually realised that my day is not only occupied by tasks from my todo list. Often, there are lots of other tasks which deserve time in my day just as much as those I have in my todo list.

WORSHIP SUNDAY: New Horizons by Flyleaf - I promised I would get.

Mark Birch

WORSHIP SUNDAY: New Horizons by Flyleaf - I promised I would get back to Flyleaf when they released their new album. Well it finally came out a couple of weeks ago and I have to say it is excellent. Though it’s bittersweet as their amazing lead singer, Lacey Sturm, announced she was leaving the band a week prior to the release. New Horizons is a solid, compact, and focused album. I dare say it is my favorite of their three studio albums making the choice of which song to chose today difficult.