Fri.Apr 06, 2012

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If Steve Jobs Worked For You, You’d Probably Fire Him

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

There is a great deal being said and written about the late, great, Steve Jobs. He was a complex personality — and a remarkable leader.

Many Entrepreneurs Never Leave Their Comfort Zone

Startup Professionals Musings

Everyone has a comfort zone, or level of risk, where they feel in control. Everyone has had to deal with terror barriers, since the day you were born.

Seriously, what’s up with old media not crediting bloggers?

Chris Dixon

From my March 16 blog post “ The myth of the overnight success “: Angry Birds was Rovio’s 52nd game. No link or attribution. startups

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Why SOME Smart People Fall Hard From the Top?

Life Beyond Code

Why do smart people fall from the top? You can simply brush this off by attributing the cause to statistics. First things first.

Long To-Do List? Make a Not-Right-Now List

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

In todays digital age, it's hard to focus. But the Not-Right-Now list can help you get things done. Most people operate with To-Do lists. Try it.

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The Case for Learning to Code

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Several experienced entrepreneurs argue that being a non-technical founder puts you at a severe disadvantage. It's time to learn to code, already.

8 Reasons Why Cloud Computing is Even Better for Small Businesses


Sure, cloud computing offers benefits to companies of all sizes. Sponsor. Economies of scale: This one's obvious. Enterprise-class functionality.

Online Ads: 7 Dos & Don’ts

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You don't need an agency to manage your digital advertising. But if you're going to go it alone, you need to understand a few ground rules.

Information Arbitrage - Should venture capital scale?

Information Arbitrage

From Start-up to Billion-Dollar Giant

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Crocodile in the Yangtze , written and directed by Porter Erisman.'> Ali-Ali-baba!). A massive dragon dance passes through the crowd.

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Twitter Link Roundup #126 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing.

Do Sales Goals Actually Work?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The wrong focus can actually make it trickier to build a solid customer relationship. Make sure you're getting these right. Well, not really. Get it?

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Setting Your Business Free Through the Practice of Systematic Delegation

Duct Tape Marketing

Setting Your Business Free Through the Practice of Systematic Delegation This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. The value matrix.

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Best Advice I Ever Got: Jesse Pujji

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Bootstrapping a start-up from three to 30 people (and counting) has, without a doubt, been the most challenging thing I've ever done in my life.

India Expansion - Acquire & Manage Culture not just the Business


In recent months I have had the great opportunity to work with organisations from around the world who have expanded their global footprint through Joint Ventures/strategic Buyouts or Acquisitions. These are indicative and not an exhaustive reflection of my experience. This makes the proposition very difficult. Have a great year ahead !!!

Sales Advice: Fix Your Storytelling

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You've already spent time perfecting your questioning and listening skills. But how good is your storytelling? Have great characters.

Win Twice Maybe Even Thrice

Taffy Williams

Negotiatingcan have positive and negative aspects. Discussions often focus on what each party gets and whether they believeit is enough. When parties are too farapart, the discussions stall and people believe they are so disadvantaged thatthey want to walk away, or worse, they decide to take negative actions thatharm both parties.

How Travis Kalanick Decided to Take On the Taxi Industry

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Boundless Learning on the Open Web

Rob Go

When I grew up, my family owned a set of encyclopedia britannica’s. They were great – and saved me many times when writing papers or just satisfying my curiosity as a kid. But about 15 years ago, encyclopedias become obsolete. The internet changed everything. Namely, boundless information at our fingertips thanks to the open web.

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First Step to Success: Avoid VCs

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Venture capital isn't right for every entrepreneur. Here are a few things to consider before looking for VC backing. There are other sources out there.

“You Gotta Lay Your Heart on the Line”

Scott Edward Walker

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar Welcome to our weekly series “ Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs.” Each week, we post a favorite video clip to inspire and motivate entrepreneurs. I hope these videos are a little juice.

Friday Fail: Worst Fireable Offenses

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Tired of success stories? Every Friday on we bring you epic tales of failure and shame. This week: Getting sacked. I know I can't. Shhhh!

Think ahead, if you will need more money later.


Some businesses just can’t fit within the angel capital or friends and family model for raising funds. Sooner or later these businesses will have to seek venture capital and accommodate the needs of the venture community in negotiating the terms of an investment. Email readers, continue here.] Protecting the business Raising money

Managing Angel Investors: It's Like Herding Cats

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Here, kitty, kitty. In today's funding environment there's a good chance you'll be seeking angel investment. Here's how to do it right.

MassChallenge offers startups chance for funding, mentorship, and more

Up and Running

MassChallenge , now in its third year, is the largest-ever startup accelerator and competition. It’s open to high-impact, early-stage entrepreneurs from any industry and anywhere in the world, with no strings attached. From there, 125 finalists will be chosen to take part in the program, with benefits including: 3 month accelerator.

The Not So Sexy Side of Business

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Systems are the building blocks on which success is built, but case studies on the subject can be yawn-inducing. Apple, however, has changed all that.

The Google Effect On Media Business


This week has been a good week for ArcticStartup if you would quantify it over the traditional media metrics - pageviews and visits.

The Soul of a Project #9: Escher and the “Truth”

Active Garage

Ever feel lied to? Is it hard to put your finger on what, exactly, is wrong with what is being said or done? It can feel like you are trapped inside an Escher drawing. What to do? My suggestion is, “Go with it!” If that is what is happening, then call it what it is. And just how is this done without sounding like a loon yourself? Let people talk.

Clinton Global Initiative University Meeting | Student Social Entrepreneurs

Campus Entrepreneurship

At the fifth annual Clinton Global Initiative University meeting at George Washington University this past weekend, former President Clinton announced over nine hundred new projects that students and universities will undertake to improve the world. Campus Eco-System Social Entrepreneurship

Austin Tech Happy Hour, April 19th

Austin Startup

Austin Tech Happy Hour is coming up on April 19th from 6pm – 8pm at Molotov, courtesy of our sponsor Turnstone! The registration form is below, so make sure to register today! It looks a little funky in the iFrame … Continue reading → Events athh happy hour

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The Friday Wrap-Up


Spring is playing with our emotions as a light snow falls here in Helsinki. Hear more from Nyholm on our UnfairAdvantage podcast. Right? Probably.

Tax day is just around the corner. Are you ready?

Up and Running

If you’re a U.S. resident and you haven’t done your taxes yet, what are you waiting for? Why are you reading a blog about taxes when you should be compiling receipts, filling out forms, and scrambling to get it all done??? Better get on it! Okay, no more lecturing. Taxes on Internet sales. How LLCs are taxed.

Mobile First or Web First?

Mark Birch

There is a lot of talk about pursuing a mobile first strategy. Mobile first makes sense at first pass. Mobile is also in many ways the sexier platform.

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25% off the AgileDotNet Conference

Startup Houston

I’ve obtained a discount code for the AgileDotNet conference on April 20, 2012, that I was told I could share with people in the tech and startup community. AgileDotNet is a one-day conference for people who are involved in Agile software development or are interested in the Microsoft development platform. Who Should Attend?