Fri.Feb 01, 2013

Startup Life Book Trailer

Feld Thoughts

Simplifilm created a one minute book trailer for Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship with an Entrepreneur. Based on feedback from the last trailer for Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City , I did the voice over this time.

The 4 Personality Types Every Startup Needs


Anyone can have a killer startup idea, but in order to make that idea succeed you’ll need an unbeatable team. Crafting the perfect team is an art -- one we're constantly trying to refine at my startup, Boundless. We’ve found that a structured process yields the best new hires.

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A Blue Print For Successful Startup Hubs

VC Cafe

The Economist published "If in doubt, innovate" a special report on The Nordic Region (Sweden, Denmark, Finland) as a hotbed for entrepreneurship we can all learn from. The article mentions some of the characteristics that make the Nordic Cluster successful.

How to Deal with a Masked Narcissist

Life Beyond Code

It is not easy to detect a masked narcissist. Well, for one, he or she is masked. Jokes apart, masked narcissists are all around you and some of them may not even know that they are one of them. There are subtle signals of narcissism in their talk and behavior.

Entrepreneur Blasphemy Alert ? Success Begins at the Top Line, Not the Bottom Line!

Small Business Force

The revenue vs. margin question is one faced by entrepreneurs at, virtually, every step of their growth. Would you, or should you sacrifice margin for revenue? Let me show you why and how top line success drives overall success.Without revenue there is no margin to improve.

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A Laser Targeted Referral Strategy

Duct Tape Marketing

Today’s guest post is brought to you by Tony Messer – Enjoy! helgabj via photopin cc. A funny thing happened in the Gym locker room today. I became an expert on corrective laser eye surgery!

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Servant First, Leader Second

Inc Startups

More people talk about servant leadership than really understand it--or have the humility to practice it. When is the last time you acted as a servant to your team? “I humbly serve as a guardian to my fellow Americans always ready to defend those who are unable to defend themselves.”

Seize the Power of Diversity in Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Many entrepreneurs think that diversity on their team just makes their job harder, since startups are all about making fast decisions, and executing efficiently.

A Lesson in Crisis Communication From Beyonce

Inc Startups

Need to manage a public relations crisis? Take a page from Beyonce, who put her critics to shame. The legendary sportscaster Howard Cosell prided himself on "telling it like it is."

Accelerate Your Customer Development: How to Quickly Get Dozens of Interviews

Kevin Dewalt

Summary : Steve Blank teaches entrepreneurs to test business assumptions by conducting dozens of interviews with prospective customers. At first it took me a huge amount of time, but over the years I’ve developed a process to make it easier.

9 Ways to Forge Better Partnerships

Inc Startups

Business success depends on your ability to keep your partnerships healthy and happy. Business success usually demands partnering with other people and other firms to get big things done.

Regrets Caused by Action vs. Inaction

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

I’m fascinated by the notion of regret. If you want to understand someone, you should understand their regrets. People are more honest and insightful when talking about regret than when sharing life experiences about which they have pride. On the topic, I often invoke the Mark Twain line “We regret the things we don’t do more than the things we do.”

3 Types of Poison Employees

Inc Startups

Here are three types of employees that drag your company down, and how you can stop their bad behavior. Wouldn't it be great if every employee were an angel to work with? As managers and CEOs, it would make our jobs a heck of a lot easier, right?

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Twitter Link Roundup #164 – 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. These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more!

5 Tips for Training New Salespeople

Inc Startups

If you want a strong sales team, you need to give your new hires some TLC When you hire a new sales rep, the last thing you want is to end up having to fire the person after a few weeks or months. That hurts the whole company. Gold Era Coming To An End


CREDIT SUISSE: THE GOLD ERA IS COMING TO AN END Has the gold rush seen its days? It doesn't look like $2000 per ounce is going to happen. at 6:29 PM · Email ThisBlogThis!Share Share to TwitterShare to Facebook

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Best Growth Tip: Get Your Hands Dirty

Inc Startups

This exec spent nine months doing every job at his company before becoming CEO. What he learned helped him triple revenue in five years. Do you want to gain a deep understanding of your company? Have more motivated employees? Scale your operation effectively?

The Future of Startups 2013-2017

Scalable Startup

The Future of Startups 2013-2017, beginning of a series. Marc Andreesen gave a great interview about a year agi about “The Future of the Enterprise” and where the next startups will be playing – Hadoop, Big Data, BYOD, etc. He mentions about 10 companies he’s involved in – let’s see what’s happened in the past year with them. These are good things to think about and companies to study as we move back from consumer to Enterprise in the tech cycle.

3 Financial Metrics You Can't Miss

Inc Startups

If you're managing a growing business, a few numbers and financial processes matter more than any others. I do not consider myself a math person, and I have no formal training in business. I've always just done things using my gut instinct.

“I Want To Be Peter Vesterbacka” (Of Rovio)


by Pekka A. Viljakainen, founder of No Fear Community and author of “ No Fear: Business Leadership for the Digital Age “ Right now Samsung is the biggest technology company in the world.

Rule for Success: Let Others Lead

Inc Startups

A Wharton professor discusses the key role of resilience in leadership. Michael Useem is a professor at the Wharton School and author, most recently, of The Leader's Checklist. He spoke with reporter Adam Bluestein. What is the single most important quality a leader needs to possess?

How To Craft Your Pitch Email To Startup Media


I would estimate that within my tenure at ArcticStartup the amount of electricity used to send us pitch emails could power the ISS. Ok, that's an overstatement. But the fact is that we get a lot of emails and I've become a connoisseur of the pitch.

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Advice From the 23-Year-Old Who Said No to Mark Cuban

Inc Startups

Want to scale quickly? Meet the young entrepreneur who did it after he turned down a $200,000 check on "Shark Tank." What would you do if you were chosen to appear on the ABC reality show "Shark Tank," and then Mark Cuban offered to invest $200,000 in your company?

A Beginner’s Introduction to Affiliate Marketing An Internet Entrepreneur's Journey

Since I’ve been doing better in affiliate marketing lately, I’ve been getting a lot of comments, e-mails, and tweets from readers asking for information on how they can learn about affiliate marketing and get started.

Now That I'm the Boss, Do I Have to Turn Evil?

Inc Startups

5 tips from an HR expert on how to keep from turning into the boss you hated. Dear Evil HR Lady, As an employee, I noticed that bosses tend to be highly irritable, unforgiving, and quite volatile at times. I’ve had my fair share of being blown up at for missing a deadline by 5 minutes.

Opera Gets Into One-Click Mobile Payments With New Partnership


Oprea is an old timer in the Scandinavian digital scene, but that doesn't mean that they haven't stopped innovating. The Norwegian company has seen sizable growth on their mobile browser; they've recently revealed that more than 208 million people used the Opera Mini app in December of 2012.

How to Defuse an Anger Bomb

Inc Startups

Is other people's anger holding you back from being successful? A Harvard psychiatrist tells how to deal with rage at work. Your boss, co-worker or client comes at you with a red face, raised voice, and dominating posture. What do you do?

Friday Wrap Up: The Economist Recognized The ArcticStartup Region


Those of you that know us, also know that we regularly read The Economist. It is gets delivered straight to our door steps after all. In fact it is one of the most respected publications here at ArcticStartup.

Super Bowl: Small Businesses Behind the Big Game

Inc Startups

When the Super Bowl kicks off on Sunday, entrepreneurial companies will be at work on the playing field. Here are four NFL suppliers behind the action

Lead Development: 6 Tips for Building Lead Workflow

Austin Startup

Lead development is an art wrapped in science, wrapped in modern art, wrapped in prosciutto. It can help a company grow significantly, only if you put in place the workflow, conventions, methodology, and discipline that must happen in order for it to succeed. These for founding principles of lead development will be looked at over the next few days, and it is important for us to start at the very beginning, lead workflow. Startup 101 lead development sales

Being Steve: Ashton Kutcher on the Making of 'jOBS'

Inc Startups

The actor explains the trials and tribulations of emulating one of Silicon Valley's most iconic start-up founders. Perhaps the only thing harder than trying to emulate a visionary entrepreneur may be trying to play one.

The end of an era

deal architect

Jim Holincheck of Workday presented a slide last Fall which was to me was striking. He showed small planning and testing projects around Workday’s 3 releases a year superimposed around much bigger, longer IT and other projects at customer sites

The CEOs Who Swapped Companies

Inc Startups

They did it for a week, and they went all-in--one of them even fired someone. Think of it as the bleeding edge of leadership development strategies. A couple of years ago, two CEOs spent a week running one another’s companies. Their experiences make for a great yarn.

Has social media salvaged the SuperBowl ad?

deal architect

For as long as I can remember, the ads are as much a reason to watch the game, as the game itself. USA Today is celebrating its 25th year of Ad Meter, its measurement of consumer favorite SuperBowl ads.