Sat.Oct 27, 2012

Play Offense When Predicting Revenue

Feld Thoughts

I got an email today from an exec at a company who I was with at a recent board meeting. I thought it was a powerful summary of part of our discussion, specifically around the sales pipeline for Q4 and overall sales execution. I’ve been in something like 91,293 pipeline reviews in my life and it continues to baffle me that experienced sales execs manage to snow the CEO and the board with “probability weighted sales pipeline.”

3-Minute Ego Test

Life Beyond Code

Do you have an ego problem? Probably not. But, take this 3-minute ego test and find out for yourself. Read each one and give a point for every statement that you agree. If your score is three or more, you need to schedule a “general ego checkup” from someone that you trust soon.


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Dharmesh Shah – Valuation, Competition, Porter’s Five Forces and Culture

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This is a summary of Dharmesh Shah ‘s Business of Software 2012 presentation. Your Company. Your company should be coming from a place of love. Zynga’s motto is “do evil.” ” It is one of the most evil places from a culture perspective, and in its business approach.

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Here we are again, talking about the weather. Two days ago I sprained my wrist after tripping in a parking lot. I had plans to plant garlic at the gardens, but called it off because of my wrist and moved it to Monday. And then saw the weather and called it back on again. So a few of us planted garlic, and I just suffered through it, oh poor me, who faceplanted while checking email. I like big storms.

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Weather Channel taking an artistic bent with the hurricane.

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Grit and determination

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Microsofts Martyr Syndrome

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Video of Brian Chesky of AirBnB speaking at Startup School in.

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Adii Pienaar – A message of Hope

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