Sun.Dec 02, 2012

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Nobody Is Crying For You When You Are Worth Billions

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I did a talk with Bill Werde at Billboard's FutureSound conference a few weeks ago. The entire talk is online (in two parts) here. If you go to 7:45 minutes in on the first video (embedded below) you will get to a conversation about Pandora and Spotify and the royalty negotiations they have with the record labels. And it is a powerful one.

10 Perspective Checks on Your Startup Aspirations


Image via For any entrepreneur, even the best business opportunities, if entered for the wrong reasons, will likely fail.

The product lens

Chris Dixon

There has been a lot of discussion lately about the markets for startup financing. Many of the discussions use words like “valuations” “bubble” “crunch” etc. Words like that generally mean the writer is discussing the world through the lens of finance. First, some background. Two markets. These markets are correlated but only partially. And so on.

How to hire the right developer for your tech startup

The Next Web

Getting to this state has been a process wherein we learned really valuable lessons. How to get the right development talent in place is one of these.

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Entrepreneurs are like artists

Taffy Williams

The start of a new company by an entrepreneur is like an artist creating a painting. First, the sketch is drawn and then the colored.

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The Best Way to Learn How to Build Your MVP

Kevin Dewalt

The best way to learn how to build your startup MVP is to start building your startup MVP. But I learned BASIC. But I learned Spanish. CC 2.0.

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More Entrepreneurs Embrace Conscious Capitalism

Startup Professionals Musings

I’ve noticed that most young entrepreneurs are more socially conscious today than ever before, which is a great trend. Stakeholder orientation.

[Singapore] Golden Gate Ventures And JFDI Asia Form Strategic Alliance


“*Limpeh gar lu gong…” (* Let me tell you…). “Jeff and Paul also both have great reputations for sharing their know-how.

Small business: The Affordable Care Act, Part II

crowdSPRING Blog

Earlier this year, I wrote a post about ways that Obamacare might help small businesses. At the time, the Supreme Court had just released it’s decision upholding most of the Affordable Care Act’s provisions and the dust was still settling on what it would all mean. 2) What are my options if I do provide coverage ?

More Innovation

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Innovative Business Uses of Technology

Keeping Up-To-Date On Social Enterprises

Business Plan Blog

As mentioned in the previous blog post on scaling your social enterprise, part of building out your organization is through expanding your network.

Tennis on the Red Clay and my visit to Chile

David Cohen

I spent the past few days in Santiago, Chile, playing tennis with an ex-pro, having lunch with Al Gore…you know, the usual grind. Startups

Affiliate Marketing Update: December 2nd, 2012 An Internet Entrepreneur's Journey

I’ve been continuing to plug away on my campaigns and keep my focus on affiliate marketing. I know, I know – I need to get my CTR’s up.

Its beginning to look a lot like Enterprise 2.0

deal architect

Cannot be a fluke. He was using the same examples in yet another presentation. I had seen Andrew McAfee present at Cognizant Community on the possibility of the metric system as currently defined running out of definitions for things like. Industry Commentary

"The rise to prominence of the freemium business model is indisputable: freemium apps now comprise."

Mark Birch

“The rise to prominence of the freemium business model is indisputable: freemium apps now comprise 77% of the App Store, up from just 4% in 2010.” - This Christmas Will End The Debate Around Free-To-Play (via futuristgerd ). Freemiums will take over B2B as well. ShopPad is a prime example (via rafer ).

Raising Venture Capital Workshop - Bangalore Dec 18


Radical Shift presents a half-day workshop on successfully navigating the venture capital funding process, delivered by a former venture capitalist. Bangalore, December 18, 2012; 9am to 1pm. Are you planning to raise external funding for your boot-strapped startup? Are you an SME owner looking for venture capital/private equity to accelerate growth?

"Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see."

Mark Birch

“Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.” - Arthur Schopenhauer. entrepreneurship talent genius startups inspiration vision visionaries innovation

Making “doing it right” easy

Jason Crawford

If you’re like most people, you don’t think too much about how you type quotes, dashes, or ellipses. These substitutions were a good form of economy back when keyboards and character sets were limited, but today, almost all text is in UTF-8 and supports ideal quotes, dashes, and other marks. You can also use shift-option-] for an apostrophe.


WORSHIP SUNDAY: When the Saints Go Marching In performed by Lost.

Mark Birch

WORSHIP SUNDAY: When the Saints Go Marching In performed by Lost & Found - I have been remiss in not posting more bluegrass. I felt it was a good time however to throw some up here given the past week of highlighting the best in shred guitar. Now worship is not some time to show off or anything as the focus is on giving glory to God.


Strategies for UT Entrepreneurship Class, “One Semester Startup” BEFORE It Even Starts

Austin Startup

On Sunday night is a special 1 Semester Startup Speed Dating event at UT. Guest Blogger Larry Chiang has some advice on how to succeed at the event. I give special homework that makes people rich. Im hiLarryAss like that. This event/party/mixer is on my radar for December 2 By “speed dating” it means UT undergrads [.]. Startup 101