Sat.Mar 31, 2012

Coming Of Age

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I’m out here slingin bringin the drama, tryin to come up in the game and add a couple of dollar signs to my name - Memphis Bleek Coming Of Age by Jay-Z. I'm not going all Ben Horowitz on you. But imitation is the finest form of flattery and I do like how Ben rolls on his blog and in the venture capital business. I'd like to talk this morning about how hard it is the come up in the venture capital game.

Some Thoughts about Selling at Startups

Both Sides of the Table

Many MBA programs still cater too much to the needs of large, corporate management jobs or prepare students to enter big consulting companies or investments banks. If you haven’t read Adam Lashinsky’s awesome new book about Apple , you should.

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5 Ways to See If Your Business Integrity is Showing

Startup Professionals Musings

As an entrepreneur, your personal integrity is critical for getting and keeping the support of investors and team members, and your company’s integrity is critical for getting and keeping customers and vendors. But in a practical sense, what does that really mean?

Damn, The Samwers Are Entertaining (& Dangerous)

Babbling VC

The Samwers have become the talk of the town when you're en-route in Germany. I was at Thomas Promny's D3Con event Friday and was again reminded of this. No, actually, I am reminded of how prevalent these guys are in the German VC scene whenever I leave the confines of my home. Not one party, event, business pitch nor even at times dinner conversation goes without mention of these infamous brothers.

Exclusive: Announcing a Startup that Brings More Efficient Government to the US and Other Countries

David Teten

(An aerial view of Parliament House in Singapore. Photo credit: Wikipedia). I’m exceptionally excited to announce that I’m now Chairman and lead investor with some other angels in a new company, Spright Governance Inc.

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A Bumper quarter

deal architect

One of my New Year’s resolutions was to post an average of 1.25 innovation posts a day on the New Florence blog. Year to date I have 155 posts, so 1.7 a day! It truly feels like living in Florence. Innovative Business Uses of Technology

allensblog: Entrepreneurs: Important to Understand When Are You.

Allen's Blog

One of the first things I do when I engage with a new one of my "Sherpa" companies is talk about raising their seed financing. As part of this discussion, a number of important questions arise, one of which is

Link Post (weekly)

Venture Chronicles

How The Wall Street Journal Uses Pinterest – 10,000 Words. tags: blog Pinterest. Google to Launch Third-Party Commenting Platform. tags: blog. What’s your Must Have Score? tags: blog. The Rise Of The Explainer Video | TechCrunch. tags: blog startup. TechCrunch | Wildfire Is Huge: First Stats In Years Reveal Social Marketer’s 300 Employees, 13K Customers. tags: blog wildfire. Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here. Blogs

Selling – the highest paid profession

Start Up Blog

It has been said many times that ‘selling’ is the worlds highest paid profession. While I had my doubts early on in my career, I have never been more convinced of it that I am now. For quite a few reasons which I have shared below. There is no limit. If we are in a real sales job, then there is no limit to what we can earn. That is, we work on commission.

Visit to ASU Skysong | G3Box | AZ Pro DJs | Coolest College Start-Up

Campus Entrepreneurship

Last week while in Scottsdale I was fortunate to visit with 3 of the founders of G3Box , a start-up out of ASU converting shipping containers into mobile medical clinics. Clay, Gabby, and Billy (John) are dynamic young entrepreneurs looking to solve a specific global problem and their successes so far really highlight the culture of entrepreneurship being built at ASU.

Selling – the highest paid profession

Start Up Blog

It has been said many times that ‘selling’ is the worlds highest paid profession. While I had my doubts early on in my career, I have never been more convinced of it that I am now. For quite a few reasons which I have shared below. There is no limit. If we are in a real sales job, then there is no limit to what we can earn. That is, we work on commission.

You’re Invited to the "Biggest Party Ever"

TylerCruz.com: An Internet Entrepreneur's Journey

Note: The following is a “paid plug”, but was written by myself. If you’re interested in purchasing a paid plug, please visit my advertising page. Clickbooth is known for throwing big parties, and the one they’ve organized for ad:tech San Francisco this week is no exception.

Entreprenuerial double dipping

Start Up Blog

An important fact that emplyees and entrepreneurs ought remember: You can’t sell your job. Yes, we can build personal brand equity, but the revenue and value we create belongs to the owner of the organization we work for. This leads me to an important factor that we must remember when we set out out on our way into startup land. We get the uncommon opportunity to get twice the benefit of everything we create. Let me explain. Whenever we make a sale – we get to keep the gross margin.

Here & Now by Letters to Cleo - There were many great shows.

Mark Birch

Here & Now by Letters to Cleo - There were many great shows that I saw at the Paradise on Comm Ave. Letters to Cleo was one of them. A Boston alternative band through and through, I was hooked. It didn’t hurt that I thought Kay Hanley was awesome. This tune from their first album Aurora Gory Alice was their big breakthrough hit. It even played on several TV shows. I always like the opening lines, described my morning scene pretty well.

Entreprenuerial double dipping

Start Up Blog

An important fact that emplyees and entrepreneurs ought remember: You can’t sell your job. Yes, we can build personal brand equity, but the revenue and value we create belongs to the owner of the organization we work for. This leads me to an important factor that we must remember when we set out out on our way into startup land. We get the uncommon opportunity to get twice the benefit of everything we create. Let me explain. Whenever we make a sale – we get to keep the gross margin.