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Don’t Tell Me Your History In Chronological Order

Feld Thoughts

I meet a lot of people. I hear a lot of people introduce themselves. I interview a lot of people. Sometimes I want to hear their story; most of the time I don’t. I’ve realized recently that I’m tired of hearing histories. And I’m tired of telling mine. It’s easy to find out most by a simple search on the web.

Crazy enough to change the world

Steve Blank

“ Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

10 Ways for Startups to Survive the Valley of Death

Startup Professionals Musings

I often get asked about the real alternatives to bridge this valley, and there are some good ones I will outline here. Set expectations accordingly.

Classes They (Thankfully) Don't Teach At Startup School


The following are some hypothetical classes that I'm thankful they don't teach at places like Y Combinator, TechStars and 500 Startups. Reprehensible.

13 Habits of Extraordinary Bosses

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Extraordinary bosses use these habits to bring out the extraordinary in those around them. Here they are: 1. They collaborate rather than grandstand.

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How to Sell Anything to Anybody

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Whether you're selling products to customers, ideas to your boss, or yourself to an employer, we're all in sales. Here's how to get the deal done.

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“Because that’s the way it’s done” — should a founder listen?

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

They told me I couldn’t sell to The Enterprise with a silly company name like Smart Bear. Oops. Largely from The Enterprise. Who knows. Essays

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10 Best Reasons to Be an Entrepreneur

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

When the work is hard and the hours are long, these are the reasons why founders keep doing what they do. Money? Success? Autonomy? Surprised? Freedom.

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Dropbox and Evernote are OS independent…and I love that.

Jeff Hilimire

In the past, I’ve wanted Apple or Google to acquire Dropbox and Evernote, two of my tools of choice. Technology

8 Hidden But Powerful Google Tools for Business

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Google is far more than a search engine. Just about everyone uses Google in some form for their business. Let me take you on a brief tour.

Four Qualities Of Great Entrepreneurs


We are often so caught up in our own ideas that we forget the aspects that are essential to our success. Does your service provide a benefit?

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How to Be Creative: Tips From 5 Incredibly Funny People

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Great comedians make their living by seeing the world in a fresh way and creating high-value "product" to match. Could your team learn from that?

[Singapore] Google Maps Goes Indoors For Your Shopping Convenience


In fact, it’s now in the palm of your hand. You can even use the indoor My Location feature to help navigate your way inside. Century Square.

24 Rejuvenating Ways to Spend Your Lunch Break

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Eating a cold sandwich at your desk while you surf Facebook doesn't count. Shake things up with one of these energy boosters. Get horizontal. Juggle.

Brussels Diamond Heist - International Masked Men - Chaganomics


Diamond heist at a European airport? Eight masked men hijacked $50mil worth of diamonds from Brussels Airport.

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Should I Make a Counter Offer?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

When good workers quit, counter offers are tempting. Why it's time to let go and move on. How do I make a counter offer that will entice her to stay?

Welcome To The Creativity Economy

Mike Michalowicz

Say goodbye to the status quo. The past economy was about industrialization. If you could make the same thing, consistently the same way, you won. The new economy is The Creativity Economy. The money is now being awarded to the most innovative companies, the most creative people, the rule breakers. Are you breaking the rules of your industry?


Does Facebook Work for B2B Marketing?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Some firms have had success, while others say the social network does little for them. Facebook marketing? A must according to many companies.

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Notabli Lets Parents Show Kids Off To Close Friends And Relatives


every. single. damned. We don’t need to see what you newborn just poo-ed, thank you very much.

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Get Back More Free Time: 3 Tips

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Overly busy? Struggling with delegation? Get back more free time with these three helpful tips. This is harder than it sounds for most people.

Book Review: The Best American Essays of 2012

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

This year’s edition is curated by David Brooks, and as usual, it’s phenomenal. It’s very moving. About having sex and children.

5 Ways to Create Your Long-term Vision

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It is too easy to lose sight of the long term as you focus on delivering results this week. Here are five steps for turning your vision into action.

Does Your Startup Business Need an Audit?

Early Growth Financial Services

Often I work with business owners who think their company is in need of a traditional audit. My first question for them is always…why? In some cases, the high level of assurance of an audit is required and no other substitute will do.

4 Ways to Know You're Ready to Start a Business

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Thinking of starting a company? There are many things you need to consider, but first, are you even ready? Surprisingly, I find that isn't the case.

Don't Evaluate Yourself With Bad Metrics

Constantly Learning

Measure twice, cut once. How are things going?" is a question we ask one another to be polite. In the startup world, that question means something different. When an investor, share holder, business partner, or employee, asks that question they are asking, "How is the business doing?". You are only as good as your metrics. Work on them.

No, I Won't Sign Your NDA

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

I'm in the business of backing great teams, not stealing from them. In other words, you're going to have to trust me. We call this deal flow.

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The Leadership Challenge

Will Price

Reading Kouzes and Posner's The Leadership Challenge. I enjoyed the Practices of Leadership and Commitment to making overcoming the Leadership challenge.

Think on Your Feet or Die Where You Stand

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

There's only one thing to do when your plan hits a snag: Keep moving. “I will never quit. I persevere and thrive on adversity.”

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Hangout with an Ecopreneur: Caroline Cummings on Feb 19, 4 pm EST

Up and Running

We hope these inspiring stories and lessons learned will encourage you to dream big and do good. Join us on Tuesday!

Studies: Being a Jerk Is Contagious

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

This time of year viruses carry health misery around offices , but according to the latest science, it's not just the flu that's catching.

The Post On-Premise Era

deal architect

In June 2010, Steve Jobs talked about the post-PC era “When we were an agrarian nation, all cars were trucks. I think PCs are going to.

The Epidemic Entrepreneurs Should Fear

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The flu outbreak made me pause and consider another powerful contagion. Lately, you can't turn on the TV without hearing about a flu outbreak.

How to Ask for Startup Advice – Part 2

Kevin Dewalt

In Part 1 I covered some basic guidelines for getting good startup advice. These are a few additional tips. Nobody knows nothin. Forget the gurus.

Think Your Investors are Being Difficult? Read This.

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Understanding your investors' perspectives can make it much easier--and more lucrative--to run a business together. ” A loss of control.