Mon.Feb 18, 2013

The Most Interesting Online Video Trend

Both Sides of the Table

This article originally appeared on TechCrunch. By now many of you know the Harlem Shake but what you may not appreciate is the broader trend behind the video and it has mirrored my general views on how TV will work in the future.

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How To Stand Out From The Competition

Mike Michalowicz

Uncategorized how to stand out from the competition. being the est the differentiator

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There is no finish line for entrepreneurs

Venture Hacks

For an entrepreneur, if it is possible to make it better, she must make it better. If it is possible to make it more accessible, she must make it more accessible. If it is impossible to make it better or broader, she innovates. Starting a great Italian restaurant is not entrepreneurship because the proprietors make no attempt to scale it. Running McDonald’s is not entrepreneurship because they makes no serious attempt to make a better product.

Why Mobile is the Way of the Future

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Mobile phones and apps are taking over quicker than anyone imagined. Smart phones opened up a whole new world for people to connect with each other. Many people, young and old, are starting to rely on their phones more heavily than their computers.

Don’t Let Early Adopters Distract Your Market Focus

Startup Professionals Musings

For most new high-tech products, the first customers are always “early adopters.” The conventional wisdom is that early adopters are the ideal target for new products, to get business rolling.

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[Review] Unrelenting Innovation

YoungUpstarts

Innovation – that strangely elusive quality that most businesses would kill for, but many struggle to attain or maintain.

5 Tips on being more than a YES man or woman

Taffy Williams

I am not going to do that! Fear of losing a job makes people less than honest in the workplace. This is especially true when it comes to providing negative feedback to or following directives from the boss. Bosses can be difficult at times.

Can Money Buy Happiness?

crowdSPRING Blog

Much has been written about money and happiness. Perhaps Abraham Lincoln summed it up best when he said that “most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” ” Did you know there is a science of happiness?

Legal Counsel Even a Small Business Can Afford

Inc Startups

Rocket Lawyer founder Charley Moore is determined to democratize the legal landscape, even if it means going to court. When Charley Moore graduated from law school in 1996, copyright law for Internet content was virtually non-existent.

What Would Abe Lincoln Do?

Growthink Blog

The greatness of Napoleon, Caesar or Washington is only moon­light by the sun of Lincoln.

Bigcommerce Signs New Austin Office Lease

Austin Startup

Bigcommerce, the leading e-commerce platform for small and medium sized businesses (SMBs), today announced that its 120 Austin employees are moving to 11305 Four Points Drive at FM 2222 and RM 620. The company’s target move date is April 2013. Enterprise

Seattle Startup Life Meetup – Wednesday 2/20

Feld Thoughts

Wednesday night I’ll be in Seattle doing a Startup Life Meetup with some of the contributors to the book Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship with an Entrepreneur. Well – I’ll be in Seattle all day (and all day Tuesday) meeting with Startup Weekend, Rover, SEOmoz, Cheezburger, and BigDoor, but the real fun will happen at the Hard Rock Cafe between 5:30pm and 7:00pm on Tuesday. Or maybe after 7:00pm.

How to Ask for Startup Advice – Part 1

Kevin Dewalt

Summary : Asking for startup advice is a skill, one that I haven’t always been very good at. If you ask for lots of advice constantly, know your top 1-2 business challenges, ask 1-2 specific questions each time, and ignore a lot of what you hear you’ll be on the right track.

Education gets schooled by startups at the Kaplan EdTech Accelerator

David Cohen

I’m excited to announce the Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, powered by TechStars this morning. Kaplan will host ten companies focused on education technology and product innovation for an intensive three-month program in New York City this summer. The program will be housed just a few blocks from our TechStars NYC office in the West Village-SoHo neighborhood from June to September 2013.

My 1% Cash Back Cheque From Visa

TylerCruz.com: An Internet Entrepreneur's Journey

Last summer, I blogged about how I upgraded one of my credit cards by cancelling the old one and applying for one with higher cash back. My campaigns were starting to skyrocket at that time, especially my spending (my ROI wasn’t so great!),

Jobylon Bounty Crowdsources Headhunting Through A Facebook App

ArcticStartup

Are attitudes towards Facebook shifting where users will start using it more for job seeking? Stockholm-based social job board, Jobylon , has now put a major focus on their "Bounty" jobs where users can refer their facebook friends for jobs, and receive 'bounties' in return.

6th Annual Austin Tech Happy Hour SXSW Kickoff

Austin Startup

It turns out a whole bunch of our friends from technology centers around the country are going to be in town for some kind of conference or other, so we thought it would be a great opportunity to hold our usual kickoff happy hour. This is traditionally one of our biggest and best happy hours of the year. Events athh

Meeting Assistant Leverages The iPad For Meeting Organization and Management

ArcticStartup

These days the iPad is becoming tool of choice for the meeting rooms. You're not hunched over laptop, but with your tablet you can still find more data and take notes. But according to Helsinki-based Punos Mobile, right now users are too spread between apps and services for the meeting lifecycle.

Some of the most mind-blowing facts…

Jeff Hilimire

Quora is a great source of information, both via asking questions and pure discovery. For instance, I asked, What one thing more than any other makes a company “great”? If you have any thoughts on THAT, please submit an answer! I was browsing this weekend and came up on a submission for, “What are some of the most mind-blowing facts?”

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Why Going From 0 to 20 mph is Harder than 20 mph to 100 mph

Startup Houston

Read the full post here. From Aron Susman of TheSquareFoot : I joined my first startup about 4 years ago, early in the life of that company. We had about 50 paying enterprise customers using the product and who willing and eager to share feedback to make the product better. While I was there, we were lucky enough to grow and continued to add customers to our subscription service. We grew enough to get our cash burn down to zero and eventually became profitable (20mph – 100mph).

Shame on You PrivCo

Rob Go

I saw this recent list published by PrivCo today, and I couldn’t stop myself from writing a quick post. It’s actually a teaser report for readers to go purchase the full report and underlying data. I have to say, DO NOT BUY this report. Even if the data is accurate, the marketing is so misleading I think one should avoid it out of sheer principle. The report is here.

Is India finally getting serious about software, not just services?

deal architect

The big irony about India is it has produced tens of thousands of software engineers, but hardly any successful software or web services companies. The reasons are many – its successful services firms like TCS and Infosys invest heavily in.

Top 5 Benefits of Creating Financial Projections

Business Plan Blog

An old Woody Allen joke resonates with financial modelers and forecasters: “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your future plans.” We all know that financials projections are based on assumptions that likely never come true.

emergentfutures: Scavengers Stripping Greece of Metals The.

Mark Birch

emergentfutures : Scavengers Stripping Greece of Metals. The Associated Press reported that Greece’s crushing economic crisis has created super scavengers stripping the infrastructure of whatever they can.

I have a great idea.

Constantly Learning

I talk to a lot of people about their ideas. Simple product ideas to large world-changing ideas. I like to help people formalize their product pitches. Taking complicated things and making them simple. After someone pitches, they often ask, "What do you think of the idea?". The challenge with hearing ideas is you often hear the same ideas. If a problem exists - which many people have - multiple people will independently develop solutions. This isn't good or bad, it just is.

Radical Openess

Journey of a Serial Entrepreneur

This video by Jason Silva is brilliantly made. He talks about the birth of an idea and how it evolves over time. Anyone involved in creative pursuits knows the transformative power of a single ‘idea’ The ability for it to transform as we iterate to refine it further. To create something of value where there was nothing before. This video does a great job of encapsulating these ideas into a 2 minute video masterpiece. Idea Generation Inspiration Ideas jason silva

METAL MONDAY: Kluslap O’Korn by Voivod - Ah yes, Voivod.

Mark Birch

METAL MONDAY: Kluslap O’Korn by Voivod - Ah yes, Voivod. that weird thrash/prog metal band out of Montreal. Other than posting a cover of Pink Floyd awhile back, I have purposefully kept Voivod off Metal Monday till a new album came out. Well, Target Earth dropped a few weeks ago and I can confidently say that they are back to form. The torch has been passed and Chewy does an admirable job filling in for the Piggy on the first full album of new material since Piggy passed away.

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Surge Pivot – The Water Edition

Startup Houston

Originally posted by Kirk Coburn of SURGE Accelerator. Read the full article here. SURGE started out with a powerful core purpose…to enable entrepreneurs to solve the world’s energy problems. Our investment thesis (& personal core values) drove us all to commit blood, sweat, tears and a lot of capital to building an entrepreneurial ecosystem as a bolt-on and disruptor to the already existing energy capital whereby a majority of the world’s energy decisions are touched.

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Startup Houston

Originally posted by Kirk Coburn of SURGE Accelerator. Read the full article here. SURGE started out with a powerful core purpose…to enable entrepreneurs to solve the world’s energy problems. Our investment thesis (& personal core values) drove us all to commit blood, sweat, tears and a lot of capital to building an entrepreneurial ecosystem as a bolt-on and disruptor to the already existing energy capital whereby a majority of the world’s energy decisions are touched.