Sun.Dec 09, 2012

Arduino, 3D Printers, Kickstarter, and BitCoin

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

AVC regular Dan Ramsden posted a thougtful essay on GigaOM yesterday. After I read it, I sent Dan an email and I said "do you think big beats little in this phase we are in?" " Dan replied that he did and asked me what I thought. I think David beats Goliath all day long if you are focused on the right sectors. Clay Christensen has shaped my thinking on this.

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Founders Must Keep Their Startup Culture Positive

Startup Professionals Musings

Startup work environments are always chaos, but they can still be great environments to work in, or they can be terrible. Whether yours is terrible or great, that same tone flows out to your customers, and regulates your productivity inside.

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How Gamification Can Take Your Business to the Next Level

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

The workplace is no place for games, right? Not anymore. Gamification, an idea originally created as a way for brands to incentivize and encourage consumers to engage, has entered the enterprise level.

5 Trends to Ignore in 2013

Inc Startups

Amid all the forecasts for what next year will bring, here are five business trends you'd be wise to pass up. This article is part of Inc.'s s special report on How (and Where) to Make Money in 2013 (and Beyond).

4 Simple Steps to Developing Business Systems

Growthink Blog

There are several reasons why you'd want to build systems and processes in your business. The main ones are: 1. Precision and consistency. By having set processes for how tasks should be completed, you will get consistent quality results. read more. Dave Lavinsky

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Everything you ever wanted to know about advisors, Part 1

venturehacks.com

Venture Hacks Good advice for startups. SPONSORED BY. Products. Archives. venturehacks. Books. AngelList. About. ← Trust, but verify: Why investors want control. T-Shirts for VCs → -->. Everything you ever wanted to know about advisors, Part 1. by Nivi on January 31st, 2008. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about advisors. If you have additional questions, email us at ask@venturehacks.com. Table of Contents. General (answers follow). What do advisors do?

More Innovation

deal architect

On the New Florence blog Nice touches at Descartes Evolution Dropbox – a feature for 100 million users Who are you? My heroes have always been operational folks Meet the new hacker dude: Bond’s Q Israel’s “Iron Dome” Smart LIFX. Innovative Business Uses of Technology

How Large Is Your Network? What Does Dunbar’s Number Really Mean?

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

Dunbar’s Number is one of the most misunderstood concepts in sociology. We address it somewhat quickly in The Start-Up of You.

How I used Andrew Warner’s Secret to Accelerate Customer Development

Kevin Dewalt

Summary: As entrepreneurs we often have to build credibility in a new market where we have few relationships or expertise. I used Andrew Warner’s interview techniques to quickly meet experts and accelerate my customer development by months. . My Challenge: No Customers to Develop.

Building a Startup is Navigating an Obstacle Course

Gust

Image via Facebook. It would be no fun if starting a business was simply plotting a straight line between your idea and success, with no challenges along the way.

How Your Z (Work) Visa Journey Might Look Like in China – 10 lessons to learn from

Startup Noodle

I decided to go back in time for a story that happened a while ago, but not that long. It’s my story for getting a Z visa. There is a lot to learn from it. It’s still written like it happened in the last couple of days, to reflect best what I felt (or [.]. General

Startup Lancaster Featured Company: Delivery Crowd

charliecrystle.com

Yesterday I posted about Current Estimating/Proposal software. Joe is one of Startup Lancaster's members; the group only allows founders of startup tech product companies. (We

[Review] Going Social

YoungUpstarts

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from reading books on social media, it’s that there’s already a very significant shift in the mindsets of businesses towards the acceptance of using social media as a tool to engaging consumers.

Version 2.0 and why Series Seed Documents are better than capped convertible notes

www.seriesseed.com

SeriesSeed.com. Series Seed Financing Documents Blog. Documents. Blog Archives. Subscribe. « Step 2 (as opposed to version 1.1) | Main. 09/02/2010. Version 2.0 and why Series Seed Documents are better than capped convertible notes. First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.” Mahatma Gandhi.

Apple should be asking what would Steve do…oh, good grief!

Mark Birch

Apple should be asking what would Steve do…oh, good grief! Apple Steve Jobs comic humor LOL tech

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Using warrants to pump up your VC valuation

www.mattbartus.com

Home About Matt Client references Contact. A View from the Valley. Perspectives on issues affecting founders, startups and investors from a veteran startup lawyer in Silicon Valley. How to pump up your VC valuation. Matt Bartus — February 9, 2010. — 23 Comments.

Hungry for soup dumplings/xiao long bao? Join my Feast of.

Mark Birch

Hungry for soup dumplings/xiao long bao? Join my Feast of Shanghai tour tomorrow [link] and feast away! Dumplings courtesy of Shanghai Asian Cuisine in NYC. food dumplings Chinese cuisine xiao long bao soup dumplings Chinatown NYC food tour Shanghainese

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Cutting Up the Founder’s Pie

www.andrew.cmu.edu

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Building Your House on Sand

Constantly Learning

Companies are building their applications on reusable code. Third-party libraries make up the bulk of a companies code base and is the foundation of the application. However, when companies look for vulnerabilities in their applications they only look at their custom code, which makes up a very small percentage of application. When conducting security audits and code reviews, companies need to look at the available updates to their third-party code.

Series Seed Financing Documents

www.seriesseed.com

SeriesSeed.com. Series Seed Financing Documents Blog. Documents. Blog Archives. Subscribe. « About the Series Seed Documents | Main. Step 2 (as opposed to version 1.1) » 02/25/2010. Series Seed Financing Documents. Please note, these are the latest versions of the Series Seed Documents.    Series Seed COI (v 2.0). Series Seed IRA (v 2.0). Series Seed Term Sheet (v 2.0).   These are the original versions of the Series Seed Documents. 

WORSHIP SUNDAY: The Hurt & The Healer by MercyMe - This band.

Mark Birch

WORSHIP SUNDAY: The Hurt & The Healer by MercyMe - This band has been a mainstay for the past decade ever since their song I Can Only Imagine brought them both Christian and mainstream attention. The thing that really stands out however is Bart Millard, one of the best vocalists in Christian rock. Their 2012 album The Hurt & The Healer continues on familiar paths.

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Avoid Trends & Groupthink

UC Berkeley

by Adii Pienaar , Founder of WooThemes. Since day one, WooThemes has been based in Cape Town, South Africa, and it’s still the only place that we call home today. Even though we have a remote, international team today, that wasn’t the case when we started out. We’re almost five years old today, and the fact that we’ve not been based in a major tech hub (Silicon Valley/New York/Boston/London/Berlin), has been a major advantage to us.

"Still, consumers may not care enough about data-mining by marketers and information resellers to."

Mark Birch

“Still, consumers may not care enough about data-mining by marketers and information resellers to patronize data vaults. And legislators may eventually require information resellers to periodically provide consumers with free data reports, Ms. Khatibloo, of Forrester, said. That would put a dent in the fee-for-service data vault business.” - “ A Vault for Taking Charge of Your Online Life ” via The New York Times. I think this paragraph neatly sums up the reality for data vault services.