Sun.Dec 23, 2012

6 Approaches to Maximizing Good Business Habits

Startup Professionals Musings

Most of the entrepreneurs I know realize they have some bad habits, like maybe procrastination or not listening well, so they focus on dropping these.

What Talents Do You Need to be a Successful Entrepreneur?

Small Business Force

Almost every day some aspiring entrepreneur raises the question with me or on some question board along the lines of "what does it take to be a successful entrepreneur?

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How to use Foursquare to market your business & reach a new audience

The Next Web

When we think of social media and business, the first few things to come to mind are Facebook and Twitter. Yet, there is one mobile app that tends to get overlooked by businesses: Foursquare.

“Pay with a Tweet” and Other Growth Hacking Examples

VC Cafe

There are however, many clever ways to acquire users in the early stages, when your startup has no brand recognition. In the post, "Introduction to Growth Hacking for startups" we went through the. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Buffer Campuscred Growth Hacking Indisde the Launchpad Startup books StartupPlays The Referral Engine CampusCred Referral marketing User acquisition Ycombinator

Expand Your Definition of 'Great Salesperson'

Inc Startups

Entrepreneurs gripe that great salespeople are scarce. But the real problem is that most companies' concept of a great salesperson is too narrow. At the Inc. 500|5000 Conference in October, I had breakfast with some entrepreneurs who were talking about their problems recruiting salespeople.

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Leadership lessons from 5th graders

Startup Musings

This fall I was privileged to be able to volunteer at a number of events in my 5th grader’s class, including a sleepaway science camp. It was hugely fun to immerse myself in the world of 10 and 11 year olds. It was also humbling to realize that these children are not little kids anymore – their personalities are coming through and they are really very capable at lots of things at this age. Interacting with them mirrored a lot of interacting with adults in the workplace.

Snapchat and Poke and culture

Lightspeed Venture Partners

Lots of coverage about Facebook Poke, which many have pointed out is a feature for feature clone of Snapchat.

How To Explain What You Do

Mike Michalowicz

The Customer Might Not Get It. There is a danger in simply sharing a one or two word title of what you do. The reason is your customer may already have defined what that means in their head, and it may be totally different than what you really do.

Maxims To Chew On From My Interview With 33voices

Feld Thoughts

A month or so ago I did an interview with Moe Abdou of 33voices. I do a lot of interviews, but this one stood out to me as Moe did a great job of moving the conversation around and pulling some great stuff out of me. Because it was a longish interview, Moe broke it into Part 1 and Part 2.

Killer Presentation Tools

Inc Startups

Looking to add some "pow" to your PowerPoint presentations? These great tools will help. Your conference room may be outfitted for making top-notch presentations, but how about your briefcase? These days, neither customers nor investors have patience for subpar slide shows.

More New Florence

deal architect

on the innovation blog In politics, the era of Big Data has arrived Carbon Nanotube Yarn MindMeld me maybe? Santa’s Warehouse An event-ful year Wireless charging comes to Madison Square Garden The song of the Alien Birds The Hurricane Simulator. Innovative Business Uses of Technology

Innovation: Mining on the Moon

Inc Startups

Check out this solar-powered rover designed to prospect for ice on the moon. In the past three years, NASA satellites have discovered evidence of ice on the poles of the moon. That's a huge boon for future space missions, because lunar ice could be a source of water, oxygen, and fuel.

[Review] How China’s Leaders Think


by Aaron Tan. When Internet giant Google threatened to pull out of China in 2010, few were aware of the paradox that the Internet brings to China’s leaders beyond the political fodder.

In it

I blog less when I'm in it. I'm not sure how to change that, but when I'm in it, I'm less inclined to blog about what's on my mind. There's a lot on my mind right now--deal structures, building a company, managing expectations, what the future should be, what I really want. But mostly it's just on finding a win, then building more wins on top of that. That is to say--I'm in it

Do I feel lucky?

deal architect

I can somewhat understand citizens of Orlando getting upset about the optics of the City’s apparent no-bid award to Workday. But for competitive vendors to howl about it is, well, a bit hypocritical. Sole sourcing runs our industry: a) Most.

WORSHIP XMAS SUNDAY: Angels We Have Heard on High performed by.

Mark Birch

WORSHIP XMAS SUNDAY: Angels We Have Heard on High performed by David Crowder Band - So I was trying to decide if I go with a classic Christmas hymn, highlighting a modern Christian Contemporary artist, or going into bluegrass territory. Well, David Crowder is always a sure bet to hit all angles no matter how far fetched or wacky. .