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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.

Expand Your Definition of 'Great Salesperson'

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Entrepreneurs gripe that great salespeople are scarce. But the real problem is that most companies' concept of a great salesperson is too narrow.

What Talents Do You Need to be a Successful Entrepreneur?

Small Business Force

Well it takes certain talents � those innate characteristics that define you as an individual, which can and should be developed and honed.

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. Why Foursquare? Getting started.

Don't Let Them Kill Your Ideas

Constantly Learning

My daughter said, "Wouldn't it be awesome if you got paid millions of dollars to lounge around all day?". It's a strange thought since neither my wife or I are lazy. We both work long hours and often work weekends. The idea may have risen because we work so hard. My daughter may have been thinking, "Mom and Dad should have a vacation." They settle.

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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. Interacting with them mirrored a lot of interacting with adults in the workplace. Here are some lessons I took away from this experience.

Killer Presentation Tools

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Looking to add some "pow" to your PowerPoint presentations? These great tools will help. The battery lasts eight hours fully charged. Cost: $89.99

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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. Because it was a longish interview, Moe broke it into Part 1 and Part 2.

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. Early users model culture for new users.

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.

Innovation: Mining on the Moon

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Check out this solar-powered rover designed to prospect for ice on the moon. Since then, the company has received $3.6 Each wheel contains a hub motor.

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deal architect

on the innovation blog In politics, the era of Big Data has arrived Carbon Nanotube Yarn MindMeld me maybe? Innovative Business Uses of Technology

[Review] How China’s Leaders Think


by Aaron Tan. Hence the dilemma: restrict information and retard progress? Or remove restriction and risk instability?” he adds.

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. 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.

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. .