Mon.Oct 29, 2012

Changing How We Think About Education

Feld Thoughts

On Friday I spent three hours at Tufts University meeting with Chris Rogers and a few of his colleagues at the Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach.

5 Google Analytics Reports and Tips You Should Embrace Now

Duct Tape Marketing

Google Analytics just keeps getting better and better as far as I’m concerned and marketers that use this free tool need to get better and better at understanding what it can tell you. On a side note, anytime Google improves a free tool they are probably getting ready to offer a paid version.

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10 Office Design Tips to Foster Creativity

Inc Startups

Furniture maker Turnstone toured the country's coolest firms for ideas on how to design spaces that encourages creativity and collaboration (without breaking the bank). On vacation, would you ever choose a hotel with fluorescent lighting and drab grey rooms? The answer is obvious.

10,000 Startups

Steve Blank

In 24 hours we’ll announce something revolutionary. Moving entrepreneurship forward. Filed under: Business Model versus Business Plan , Customer Development , Lean LaunchPad , Teaching. Business Model versus Business Plan Customer Development Lean LaunchPad Teaching

Think Your Way to Success

Inc Startups

The spin that you put on objective reality largely determines whether you succeed or fail. In sales (as in everything else in the business world), your success hinges on how effectively you envision yourself, your firm and your customers.

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4 Dysfunctions That Will Eat Away at a Growing Business

Inc Startups

Small problems can grow quickly as a company grows. Here a several that are known to plague even the best teams. We see four common pitfalls occur as businesses grow from small to medium and into large businesses. Left unchecked, they can do serious damage.

Finding Investors is highly dependent on your ability to network

Taffy Williams

Grow your network far and wide. It will serve you well! Startups always are seeking funding, the task that is a never-ending battle. Questions in social networking sites suggest that many entrepreneurs do not know how to start the process or how to find investors. The answer is NETWORK!

Is My Company Really Worth More Than The New York Times?

Inc Startups

Evernote CEO Phil Libin ponders his company's billion-dollar valuation. My company, Evernote, recently raised a round of funding that valued the business at a little more than $1 billion.

Do You Dream Of Becoming A CEO?


by Karen Edwards of AARP The Magazine. How non-profit organizations called incubators give life to new entrepreneurial ventures. Thinking about starting your own business ? If so, an incubator might be the best way to help your company get off the ground.

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The Leadership Gifts of Keeping Your Mouth Shut

Inc Startups

Why is it that the most important person in the room is often the one who says the least? I admit it. I’m a talker. I go into a room, and I have a need to fill up the silence-;sometimes with chatter, sometimes with questions, and sometimes with an intense monologue.

Should You Play a New Game or Just Keep on Keeping On?

Growthink Blog

Dave Allen, author of the great productivity best seller " Getting Things Done ," has developed an almost cult-like following for his ideas, structures, and best practices around to-do list management, prioritization, and metrics and schematics that define what an effective work day should be.

Start a Business on the Cheap: 10 Growth Industries

Inc Startups

Here's the skinny on 10 industries primed for cash-strapped start-ups. Looking to start a business without breaking the bank? Look no further. We used data from independent research firm IBISWorld to pinpoint the best industries for bootstrapping a company right now.

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Startup Execution Transcends the Idea From Day One

Startup Professionals Musings

A startup begins with a great idea, but all too often, that’s where it ends. Ideas have to be implemented well to get the desired results. Good implementation requires a plan, and a good plan and good operational decisions come from good people.

Tackle Problems Effectively: Learn From Mistakes I Made

Inc Startups

One owner confides how she improved her management when she had to troubleshoot a botched customer order. Last week, a series of disasters hit my company: a 20,000-piece order was due to a very large customer. First, the boxes went missing in transit for seven days.

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Let People Work For You

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Do you have a great product available that you don’t have time to market? Maybe you wrote an e-book in your spare time. Maybe you designed a program that is valuable to other entrepreneurs. Maybe you’d just like to wake up to fresh sales with your morning coffee.

What VCs Really Care About

Inc Startups

New research offers insights into how venture capitalists make funding decisions. When a venture capitalist is deciding whether to invest in a young company, there are many variables at work besides the strength of the business plan.

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Breaking: Sulake To Begin Talks To Reduce Workforce By Up To 2/3


Sulake, the Finnish creator of the Habbo, has announced it is starting a cooperation procedure - a Finnish legal procedure that must be followed after a large round of layoffs. Sulake currently has around 90 employees, and the potential layoffs will affect a "maximum of 60 people."


Windows Phone 8: Beginning of the End for Apps?

Inc Startups

Microsoft fans, rejoice: Your new phone is here. And though it might be late to the party, this device could usher in big changes for apps. Say goodbye to the app model. Well, at least start giving apps the cold shoulder.

When People Remind You of Your Younger Self…

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

…and when you have some issues with how your younger self developed, stuff happens. Consider David Foster Wallace as a professor of creative writing at Illinois State. From the recent bio : In his undergraduate class, Wallace was kind to the clueless but cruel to anyone with pretensions. When a student claimed that her sentences were “pretty,” he scribbled lined from her manuscript on the blackboard and challenged, “Which of you thinks this is pretty? Is this pretty?

How Shutterstock Went From Zero to IPO

Inc Startups

Jon Oringer had created a dozen tech start-ups before buying one $800 camera to seed his own stock-photo business. Now that company is worth $760 million. After a summer of lackluster tech IPOs, the stock-image company Shutterstock's initial public offering in October stunned the market.

Vamos Raises "Six Figure" Funding, Seeing Solid Growth In Latin America


Vamos , the event app, has secured an "undisclosed €6-digit friends and family round" to hire more freelance developers and continue their expansion. We covered the Berlin-based startup created by a team of Swedes last August, when they announced their public launch.

Case Study: Grooveshark

Inc Startups

For five years, Grooveshark gleefully upended the music ndustry. Now it is facing lawsuits, losing users, and bleeding cash. Can the company get its groove back?

Will The Nexus 10 Be The New Small Business Workhorse Device?


If you’ve been catching up on the most recent tech news, the latest gadget just announced is the Nexus 10, a 10-inch Android tablet put together by tech giants Google and Samsung.

8 Essentials for a Tricked-Out Desk

Inc Startups

Can you live without these gadgets? Sure--but given how much time you spend in your office, maybe you shouldn't. Can you live without these gadgets? Yeah, sure--but given how much time you spend working, you won't want to.

The truth about crowd funding

Start Up Blog

Most web tools that are re-shaping commerce are doing one thing, handing over control to the users from the producers. They are democratizing the factors of production so that anyone with access and ideas can now play. They do this through cutting out two things that existed and thrived in the industrial era: middle men and gate keepers. The power of collaboration has been touted as a revolution consistently since the the word web 2.0 exited the mouth of Tim O’Reilly.

David Tisch: How to Launch a Great Start-up

Inc Startups

The NYC TechStars managing director and angel investor goes deep on what separates winning start-ups from the throngs of also-rans

Interview With Sulake CEO Paul LaFontaine


We just got off the phone with Paul LaFontaine, here's a rough outline of the interview: Continuing forward, Sulake is going to focus on two things: the friend making part of Habbo, combined with bringing in more third party games to the site. LaFontaine points out that they launched a third party game over the weekend and got over one third of all Habbos to try it. Their goal now is "Getting developers to the site, show them the stickiness and they will bring the monetization.

When Business Is an Endurance Sport

Inc Startups

Think you have passionate customers? Try being in the marathon business. Here's how one sports marketing firm keeps its customers happy. Want to own your industry? Don't think vertical integration; think participant continuum. Participant what? I know, that's what I thought.

Intel Capital And Runa Capital Invest $4 M In Personal Service Aggregator Eruditor


Looking for a fitness instructor, plumber, or hairdresser? Need an appointment with a doctor or want to hire a performer? You will probably find the professional or small business you need using one of the eight service marketplaces of Eruditor, a startup that claims to have served 300,000 users since its launch in 2007.

6 Key Principles of Effective Execution

Inc Startups

Want to get stuff done? Here's the advice of a successful entrepreneur on just how to lead your start-up more efficiently. Does your venture need help getting things done? If so, Doron Kempel offers six pieces of priceless advice. Why is Kempel’s advice worth heeding?

Thought Readership #16: Frans Johansson’s The Click Moment

Active Garage

There are moments in our lives that change everything. One of mine occurred in 1997 as I was taking a coffee break and flipping through a newsletter from the UK’s Guild of Health Writers.

How to Disaster-Proof Your Business

Inc Startups

Are you prepared? As Hurricane Sandy bears down on the Northeast, here are 12 products and services to keep your business safe. Are you ready for the worst? Hurricane shutters, sandbags, and flashlights might be the first things that come to mind when you think about preparing for natural disasters.

Nov. 13-14, NYC: Global Innovation Conference

David Teten

Worldwide Investor Network (WIN) is holding a 2-day conference on “ Funding The Best In Global Innovation” November 13-14 in NYC, showcasing 10 promising tech startups from around the world.

Supreme Court Ruling Threatens Resellers

Inc Startups

If you're a small business owner handling re-sold goods, you may want to pay attention to what happens in the Supreme Court this week.