Sun.Jan 20, 2013

One Book Every Entrepreneur Should Own

Both Sides of the Table

Brad Feld seems to write books faster than I can read and write about them. This time he has written a book that is far more important than most management books you will read.

Start Here if You are Looking for Angel Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

If your startup is looking for an Angel investor, it makes sense to present your plan to flocks of Angels, and assume that at least one will swoop down and scoop you up. Or does it? Actually numbers and locations are just the beginning.

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Startups Need the Right Team Mindset to Survive


Image via Since the days of Henry Ford, mass production has been the Holy Grail of business, rather than build-to-order. Too many businesses haven’t noticed that we have come full-circle, where mass customization is required now to win.

Evidence of Google Winning The Generational Shift Over Microsoft

Feld Thoughts

An email was forwarded to me this morning that had the following text in it (I’ve anonymized “The College” but it’s a large, well-regarded four year university.). The College is Going Google! What does this mean? How will it impact teaching and learning at The College? Many K-12 school districts are using Google Apps for Education, providing their students with access to Google productivity tools as early as primary school.

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If, Why, and How Founders Should Hire a “Professional” CEO

Reid Hoffman

20 years ago, the classic startup model was to have young founders start a breakthrough company, then bring in “grey hair” in the form of experienced executives once it was time to scale the business. Key examples included Cisco, Yahoo, eBay, Google, and many smaller companies.

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With Whom Are You Comfortable Sharing Your Shitty First Draft?

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

From a book review in this weekend’s WSJ about the writer/editor collaborative relationship: One of the secrets of Mr. Kidder’s success is that he is not afraid of writing badly in front of his editor, which frees him from the paralysis of writer’s block.


The Art of Giving before Receiving

Journey of a Serial Entrepreneur

Brad Feld is a prolific VC and blogger whose blog I read religiously. He had written a great piece at the start of the year “ Give before you Get “ The important take away from this post is being aware of the practice of giving without making it transactional.

The Work/Home Möbius Strip

crowdSPRING Blog

Today is Sunday and, as is the case with most Sundays, I am working at home. Not a ton of work, mind you. I will probably put in 4-5 hours today: writing this post, updating BI data, checking in with customer service, and answering the emails that demand attention. I also was abe to cook a nice breakfast for my wife and our younger son and already have a dinner prepped and working for later. If all goes well, I may be able to read the New York Times or even crack a book this afternoon.

[Review] Out-Executing The Competition


The world of financial services can be convoluted one, and it’s incredibly rare to have leaders who continually thrive in such a complex – and some say, toxic – environment.

Rise Up

Force of Good: a blog by Lance Weatherby

The city of Atlanta is hosting its first ever NFC Championship today. The hometown Falcons are a 4.5 underdog. You have to go back over thirty years to find a number one seed so heavily favored to lose. The Falcons get no respect. They got no respect late in the season when they had the best record in the conference. They need to beat the Giants everyone said. They did. Blew them out. Still no respect. They got no respect against the Seahawks.

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