Sat.Jan 26, 2013

Should Startups Announce Their Funding?

Both Sides of the Table

Understanding “The Funding Angle” I sit at enough board meetings to hear conflicting advice given to entrepreneurs about how to handle PR and announcements at startups.

Entrepreneurs Who Master Storytelling Win More

Startup Professionals Musings

The entrepreneur’s challenge is to effectively communicate their value proposition, not only to customers, but also to vendors, partners, investors, and their own team. Especially for technical founders, this is normally all about presenting impressive facts. But in reality facts only go so far.

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How to Change the World

My latest book, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur--How to Publish a Book, goes on sale today for one day. The regular price is $9.99. Today's price through the Kindle Daily Deal is $1.99. . If you're interested in writing and publishing, please check it out here. . Cool stuff

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SEO in 2013: Year of the Consumer [Infographic]

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

If you follow SEO, even in a little, you know that there have been a lot of changes lately.

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Living In the Moment

Journey of a Serial Entrepreneur

Tomorrow, next week, next month, next year… it is easy to forget about living today, in the present, in the hope that tomorrow will be a better day. We wait for things to happen, to come together, because that is when we imagine we will have the opportunity to be happy.

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Making More Money Selling Less Of What People Want

deal architect

Ashlee Vance at BusinessWeek uses the title to describe IBM's recent financials. But the title could apply to so many companies that are reporting numbers these days. It is a painful reminder that the reality is the inverse of the.

One day only: Save 80% on APE to learn how to publish a book

How to Change the World

My latest book, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur–How to Publish a Book, goes on sale today for one day. The regular price is $9.99. Today’s price through the Kindle Daily Deal is $1.99. . If you’re interested in writing and publishing, please check it out here. .

Tried my hand at making fancy dessert, a chocolate ganache.

Mark Birch

Tried my hand at making fancy dessert, a chocolate ganache mousse cake with strawberry coulis. food dessert chocolate cake mousse ganache strawberry cooking

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Let's Kill Subversion

Constantly Learning

Leading a software project is not an easy endeavor. Working on a software project that is widely adopted is empowering. Hopefully, when you experience this feeling, your project will be in-style for a long time. At some point, developers need to decide to kill software projects. Developers need to allow the use of better software. Version control systems are a great example where death could benefit the developer community. Version control is a way to manage changes to documents.

"angels deploy almost as much capital as VCs ($22.5 billion for angels versus $29.5 billion for VCs)"

Mark Birch

“angels deploy almost as much capital as VCs ($22.5 billion for angels versus $29.5 billion for VCs)” - A Closer Look At The Quality Of Angel Returns Data | TechCrunch (via jryu ). venture capital angel investors funding capital startups

From Phil’ing Up to Flattening Out

The Product Guy

Every week I read thousands of blog posts. For your weekend enjoyment, here are some of those highlights. What are you reading this weekend? On Product Management… [link] Introduce yourself to this weekend’s coolest person in product management!

SATURDAY JAZZ BRUNCH: Good Bait performed by John Coltrane -.

Mark Birch

SATURDAY JAZZ BRUNCH: Good Bait performed by John Coltrane - Coltrane was a brilliant composer as the albums Giant Steps and A Love Supreme demonstrated. But this post is about another great composer who was instrumental in arranging and writing some of the most renowned music of the hard bop era.

"Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker illustrated the monetization gap in her widely circulated annual."

Mark Birch

“Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker illustrated the monetization gap in her widely circulated annual trends report, which showed that although mobile now occupies 10% of people’s media consumption time, it commands just 1% of advertising budgets.” - Why It’s Time to Get Excited About Digital Advertising (via futuristgerd ). mobile advertising digital advertising monetization business media