January, 2017

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The Three Machines

Feld Thoughts

Lately, I’ve been stewing over increased complexity being generated by companies around their organization approaches. But it might.

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What Is Going To Happen In 2017

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Happy New Year Everyone. Yesterday we focused on the past , today we are going to focus on the future, specifically this year we are now in. Here’s what I expect to happen this year: Trump will hit the ground running, cutting corporate and personal taxes, and eliminating the preferential treatment of carried interest capital gains.

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6 Key Leadership Habits Required For Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

They have the required passion, perseverance, and work ethic. What they don’t have by default are the skills required, or the relationships.

Innovation – something both parties can agree on

Steve Blank

On the last day Congress was in session in 2016, Democrats and Republicans agreed on a bill that increased innovation and research for the country.

Hello, 2017

Instigator Blog

2016 was one heck of a year. It started with a fairly big shakeup professionally. I didn’t end up taking much time off; instead I started meeting with lots of people and looking for my next adventure. In July, 2016 I announced the launch of my new startup, Highline BETA. Over the second half of […]. Personal Development

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Every Startup Needs Intellectual Property To Thrive

Startup Professionals Musings

A large portion of your competitive advantage and your potential value to investors is the size of your intellectual property portfolio. Patents.

Hacking for Defense Goes National

Steve Blank

This week we are doing what we said we’ll do – scale the class nationally: Hacking for Defense at Georgetown: Began Wednesday, January 11.

Taking Corporate VC: When It Makes Sense

View from Seed

In recent years we’ve seen more and more corporations become more active or establish strategic VC arms. 2) Is now the right time for us?

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A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

“What we created,” I always respond. It’s not false humility. I didn’t create this. “I was the seed. Essays

Empty Out Your Junk Drawer

Feld Thoughts

Everyone has a junk drawer. Or two. Or ten. One of mine is to the left. So does every company. Both of these are foundational issues.

35 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Name

Hearpreneur

Share The idea of exactly what your business is going to be usually comes first. Secondly, most often, is giving a title to your idea. Wrong.

6 Elements Of Every Message Stand Out Above The Text

Startup Professionals Musings

Effective communication is an absolute requirement for successfully starting a business, but it doesn’t come naturally to many entrepreneurs. Empathy.

Innovation – something both parties can agree on

Steve Blank

On the last day Congress was in session in 2016, Democrats and Republicans agreed on a bill that increased innovation and research for the country.

Getting A VC Job

Rob Go

I get asked a lot about how to get one’s start in the VC industry. So, here it is. ” That’s pretty much it. Start doing the work.

The Science Behind What Really Drives Performance (It's Going to Surprise You)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A global DDI research published in the High Resolution Leadership report found that empathy is the most critical driver of overall performance

Got Gluten? Buy Nima

Feld Thoughts

If you have Celiac disease, the Nima gluten sensor is a must have. If you are sensitive to Gluten, it’s still a must have. The post Got Gluten?

52 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business

Hearpreneur

Share Each business has a story. For each business owner, the story of their journey can range from monetary needs or the passion for a unique project.

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10 Ways To Keep The Road Ahead In 2017 A Happy One

Startup Professionals Musings

Welcome to another challenging new year ahead! Stay rooted in the present. Keep expectations realistic. Keep your expectations reasonable.

It's Not The Ink, It's The Think: 6 Effective Data Visualization Strategies

Occam's Razor

In the quest for that last important bit, I am insanely obsessive about 1. simplification and 2. pressing the right emotional buttons. So what? ironic.

Five of the Best Austin Startups that Launched in 2016

SiliconHills

It also wants to make that data easy to use to solve problems. It bills itself as a “social network for data people.” Austin

Forever Broke - 15 Things Holding You Back From Becoming a Multi-Millionaire

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Forever Broke - 15 Things Holding You Back From Becoming a Multi-Millionaire

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Entrepreneurship Is Intellectual Immigration

Feld Thoughts

At the MIT Celebration of 50 Years of Entrepreneurship in November, I heard a number of fantastic lines that have stuck with me. One of them was from Noubar Afeyan. “Entrepreneurship is intellectual immigration.” ” I’m a huge fan and supporter of immigration, especially around entrepreneurship. Ponder that.

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18 Entrepreneurs Explain What They Did Prior to Starting Their Businesses

Hearpreneur

Share It’s always a special time when you take the “leap of faith” and start your own business. It’s usually a process.

7 Personal Work Principles Drive Your Business Luck

Startup Professionals Musings

I see instead a common set of principles that all these people live by. Others argue that the harder they work, the luckier they get.

6 Tools to Help You Manage a Remote Team

Up and Running

In the last few years, remote work has become an attractive solution for many employees and employers. Internet Speed Tool. Google Drive. Trello.

The Optimizer’s Guide to Web Accessibility

ConversionXL

What if you found out you are, at best, only optimizing your site for 81% of the people who might possibly visit it? What is web accessibility? Visual.

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Want to Raise Successful Daughters? Help Them Destroy This Crippling Source of Self-Doubt

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Researchers were shocked how quickly girls learned to believe that men are smarter than women

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Origin Stories

Feld Thoughts

I love origin stories. Some of them glorify entrepreneurship in a way that makes them challenging to parse, as the struggles of our heroines and heroes gets romanticized in a way that tastes sugary sweet. But, when they are written in first person, unedited, on a blog, they are often delicious in a tasty and fulfilling way. Take your pick.

37 Entrepreneurs Share Their Favorite Inspirational Business Quote

Hearpreneur

Share André Gide wrote that,”Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But since no one was listening, everything must be said again.”

7 Keys To Utilizing A Blog To Drive Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Even with product businesses, it’s the ultimate way to build your brand credibility, bring in customer leads, and get feedback from your target market.

A Beginner’s Guide to Mobile Marketing Strategy

Up and Running

Mobile marketing is the promotion of one’s business on mobile and smartphone devices through websites, apps, and social media. Look into geofencing.

Habits to Pick Up to Feel Good Everyday: Posture, Breaks And Hydration

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

We only have one life to live, and it’s important that the habits we do pick up are good ones. Be Aware of Your Posture Let’s face it. Blog & Gro

Get Smarter in 2017. Here are 5 Places to Educate Yourself Online (for Free)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Learning makes you a better leader, teammate, citizen, and collaborator -- and strengthens your brain. Get educated and set yourself up for success

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Unsettled and Disgusted

Feld Thoughts

I arrived home from Australia yesterday. David Cohen and I spent the week there together to learn more about the various startup communities in Australia, to spend some time with the team that is leading Techstars Defence in Adelaide , and to watch an amazing Federer / Wawrinka semi-final. When I woke up for dinner, Amy filled me in.

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