Fri.Nov 30, 2012

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8 Ways Entrepreneurs Seek Real Paradigm Shifts

Startup Professionals Musings

What sparks paradigm-shifting innovation in any business? The book is titled “ Nanovation ,” by Kevin & Jackie Freiberg. Lead the revolution.

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The maker/manager transition phase

Joel Gascoigne. Startups, life, learning and happiness. Im the founder of Buffer. This is where I share all the lessons Im learning. Get updates.

Square Makes Money Smarter | Company of the Year Runner-Up

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

This innovative payment company enables smartphones to act like wallets--or like cash registers. And it's changing the way we think about money.

Micro VC’s and Super Angels Two Years Later – Looking Back and Some Predictions for the Future

Rob Go

I was surprised to find that it has been more than two years since my post summarizing the state of the seed stage market, and trying to bring a balanced view on the rise of Super Angels and Micro-VC’s. See that original post here. In some ways, many of the forces that drove the rise of MicroVC’s are as strong as ever. Flexibility of exit options.

Entrepreneur Tools: The Returns Analysis

Secret Formula

tl;dr: To successfully target VCs, view your deal through their eyes. I learned this the hard way. 2) Is the return multiple big enough?

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5 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Make the Best Employees

Early Growth Financial Services

Many entrepreneurs balk at the idea of hiring a fellow entrepreneur. But, in fact, hiring other entrepreneurs can be a great move for growing your business.

Thanks to BitTorrent, The 4-Hour Chef goes from being boycotted by Barnes and Noble to a bestseller

The Next Web

Self-help guru Tim Ferriss may have had a troubled start with his latest book, The 4-Hour Chef , but now it’s flying off the shelves.

Twitter Link Roundup #156 – 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. Ghost Town?

Walkbase Run The Numbers On Slush With New Retail Analytics Tool [Infographic]


Editor’s note: This guest post is written by Kostas Papageorgiou , a copywriter in Finland who creates engaging content for startups. Wuoti continued.

Conflicting Court Cases Regarding the Nature of Social Networks

Venture Chronicles

I was catching up on news this morning and 2 unrelated stories jumped out at me, the first being a case brought by ad company Sanbreel against Facebook. It follows, therefore, that Facebook is within its rights to require that its users disable certain products before using its website. “Long term supply is essential as this industry matures.

Catching Up With AppCampus: €1.7 Million Distributed, New Accelerator & Co-Working Space


AppCampus has become a force of its own since opening its doors in May. So far AppCampus has received about 1400 submissions.

From Doer to Leader

— About — Research — Entrepreneur — Misc — Teaching. Explore. george tziralis log. personal webpage, blog and everything in between. January 16th, 2012. From Doer to Leader. ¶ I call this the transition from being a doer to becoming a manager and then, eventually, a leader. Konstantina K. An amazing article.

Thought for the weekend: I’d rather be a missionary than a mercenary

The Equity Kicker

Jeff Bezos was interviewed by his CTO Werner Vogels at the AWS: Reinvent show yesterday. I’m a big admirer of Bezos. All sound advice. Amazon


Friday Wrap Up


Top story this week is another promotion of our meetup event thrown together with The Next Web. Kiosked is also getting a boost with Angry Birds.

East Coast Offense

deal architect

In Walter Isaacson?s s biography of Steve Jobs, Isaacson describes the time that Jobs cold called Wendell Weeks, the CEO of Corning, Inc., Weeks?

Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs: RIP Zig Ziglar (1926 – 2012)

Scott Edward Walker

Welcome to our weekly series “ Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs.” Each week, we share a favorite video clip to inspire and motivate entrepreneurs.

Mobile Measurement Failure: Comscore, Moody’s and the Tyranny of Standards

Immersive Web

Immersive Web The news release that Comscore now includes mobile measurement is plain and simply embarrassing. Standards are supposed to be accurate.

“There are eight ways of contacting me through my phone.

Mark Birch

“There are eight ways of contacting me through my phone that don’t involve me having to talk to you. Use one of those.”.

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Peter Bauer – Founding Principles vs. Scaling Principles

Business of Software Blog

This is a summary of Peter Bauer’s Business of Software 2012 presentation. Founding and scaling principles. According to Peter, the four principles to a successful company are: Build something with friends. Deal constructively with fears about success. Clear intent and logistics. Build something with friends. It’s been almost 10 years.

SHRED WEEK COVER FRIDAY: Moonage Daydream by Racer X - So we.

Mark Birch

SHRED WEEK COVER FRIDAY: Moonage Daydream by Racer X - So we finally get to the Paul Gilbert portion of the program. This was the short-lived Shrapnel Records creation that put Paul Gilbert on the guitar legends map. I am a sucker for a good David Bowie cover. They bring a speed metal take to the tune and add some blistering solos to the mix.

The end of demographics

Start Up Blog

I think demographic segmentation should be added to the bundle of tools from yesteryear. The redundant list. Note just because it is a cold and dehumanizing concept, but because we no longer have to use economic and social indicators to guess who cares about something. Instead we can know precisely who cares, and what matters to them.

"The numbers I’ve heard from most everyone is that only about 20 percent of companies that have."

Mark Birch

“The numbers I’ve heard from most everyone is that only about 20 percent of companies that have gotten a seed round in the last year will be able to raise a Series A.” - “ The Series A crunch is hitting now. Have we even noticed? ” via PandoDaily. Folks, this is not a Series Whatever crunch, this is how the system should work.

"We’re tracking 134 seed accelerators in 33 countries. These accelerators have funded over 2000."

Mark Birch

“We’re tracking 134 seed accelerators in 33 countries. These accelerators have funded over 2000 startups, and seed companies have raised over $1.6 billion in funding. One hundred of these companies have already sold for an estimated total of over $1 billion.” - “ Tracking Global Growth in Seed Accelerators ” via AllThingsD.