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Search versus Execute

Steve Blank

When does a new venture focus on customer development and business models ? And when do business planning and execution come into play? Strategy.

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The Nature Of The Firm and Work Markets

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Those who watched the video I posted on Sunday saw me talking about this. But I didn't do it justice so I'm going to do a full post on this. The brilliant Nobel prize winning economist Ronald Coase (who is still alive!) wrote a seminal essay called The Nature Of The Firm in 1937. This is an important work and something everyone should read.

Always Go Home with the Lady Who Brought you to the Dance

Both Sides of the Table

I had this ethical dilemma pop up on one of the first deals I even did as a VC. I think you should look at it.” He also called the company.

If you saw your competitor’s roadmap would it matter?

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

This is part of an ongoing startup advice series where I answer (anonymized!) questions from readers, like a written version of Smart Bear Live.

Life Gets In The Way – Punting on SXSW

Feld Thoughts

This morning I was taking a break between meetings in San Antonio at TechStars Cloud to check my email when I saw a note from my wife Amy with the header “ I just broke my wrist.” ” The email said “ Fell on stairs. At urgent care. Got x ray. Have “dinner fork” type fracture. Pam and Ryan will get me home.

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10 Useful Findings About How People View Websites


Eyetracking and research have studied how people look at websites. Here are 10 useful findings you can use. Top left corner gets the attention first.

You Knew it was Coming: It’s Time to Talk about Google+ for Business

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Many small businesses feel overwhelmed by the multitude of social networking sites that are becoming more and more “must have”. Make Google happy.

The problem with investing based on pattern recognition

Chris Dixon

A famous story in artificial intelligence is how the US military developed algorithms to determine whether an image had a tank in it. This method worked for a while but then mysteriously stopped working. The algorithms had fixated on the most obvious pattern – the color of the sky. startups

Imitation - The cornerstone of Creativity | Deimar ~ Business Tips.


Business tips, growth strategies, and advice for small business owners and entrepreneurs, by Deimar Gutierrez (@deimargd

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Begin With a Job at a Startup, Then Start Your Own

Startup Professionals Musings

But first you should ask yourself if you are prepared for the realities. Working for a startup is not a career choice, but more of a lifestyle.

5 Things You Should Say Today

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

They're small things--but they can completely change someone's day. I left the company years ago for another but I still run into former colleagues.

4 Steps to maintaining your cool when faced with stinging criticism

Escape From Cubicle Nation

Yesterday morning, I came home from giving a presentation at Laid Off Camp Chandler. It was noted that their peace and quiet was “destroyed.”

I’m getting sick of the bullshit

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

I love the start-up world. I love working with founders and young companies. I love the excitement of working on business ideas that are new and different. I love seeing the success that often comes from this hard work. I’ve never before in my professional life seen a time of such innovation and creativity. Don’t get me wrong.

The Trouble With Non-tech Cofounders | TechCrunch

Startups. Mobile. Gadgets. Europe. Video. Enterprise. Venture. Social. GreenTech. Gaming. Opinion. Events. CrunchBase. Hot topics. Editor’s Picks. Apple. Facebook. Google. Android. Disrupt NYC. europe. Comment. The Trouble With Non-tech Cofounders. guest author. Thursday, February 23rd, 2012. Comments. Uh oh. Not convinced? Scott Allison.

11 Habits of Highly Ineffective Managers

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

These behaviors drive employees crazy and limit your own advancement. Here's how to avoid them. After all, "if ain't broke, don't fix it."

The Lean Startup at SXSW 2012

Startup Lessons Learned

SXSW is less than a week away. Lean Startup ideas will be a big part of the festival this year. Our complete agenda is here. See you in Austin!

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Overly-Direct Feedback to VC Pitches

Genuine VC

When I first started in the VC business in 2004, I usually shared some reactions with entrepreneurs whenever we passed on pursuing an investment, but I admittedly erred towards communicating generic thoughts that were fairly non-specific but perhaps mildly helpful. And possessing that skillset is not a necessary one to become a good investor.

The One Page Seed Stage Dashboard


I recently prepared this template for one of our portfolio companies and thought I’d share it. I believe all successful startups are data driven.

What's the One Skill You Need to Be an Entrepreneur?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Is it selling? Pitching? Leadership? Creativity? Nope, not quite. For the answer, just ask Charles Darwin. What is it? The ability to evolve.

5 Tricks that Every Marketer Needs to Know to Exploit the New Facebook Page Design

Duct Tape Marketing

5 Tricks that Every Marketer Needs to Know to Exploit the New Facebook Page Design This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. The Cover Image. The Pin.

How to Set Business Goals that Yield Results

Growthink Blog

If you're like most people, you put some things off until the last minute. Not very good planning on their part, and the result is less than desirable.

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The Sub $1bn Revenues IPO Act

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

There's a bill in Congress to reduce the regulatory burdens for public companies that have less than $1bn in revenues and/or have been public for less than five years.    The name is too long so I call it the "sub $1bn IPO bill." " This is a good bill. It should become law. I hope it will. Related articles.

The 5 Qualities of Remarkable Bosses

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Consistently do these five things and the results you want from your employees--and your business--will follow. You and your business benefit greatly.

Design Staff ? Get better data from user studies: 16 interviewing tips

Design Staff

One of my favorite parts of my job is interviewing a huge variety of people about their habits, needs, attitudes, and reactions to designs.

Entrepreneurs: Connect to Today’s Customer Network

Startup Professionals Musings

A recent book by David L. Every organization today faces the expectations of an always-on world. Engage customers with relevant and valuable content.

Wanted: More women franchise owners

Up and Running

In my role as a franchise ownership advisor, I’ve worked with dozens of women who were interested in exploring franchise business ownership.

What Makes You Special? Start With 'Why'

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Customers buy brands, not products. If you can't articulate the reason for your company's existence, you're going to lose out. Having difficulty?

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McIntyre: Unencumbered By Reality

Ask The VC

Ah yes, Excite, one of the first search engines (can you name the very first one? I’ll give you a hint – it was created at SIPB.)

Roger and Mike's Hypernet Blog ? What Is the Hypernet? ? What Is.

Roger and Mike


Get better data from user studies: 16 interviewing tips

Google Ventures

One of my favorite parts of my job is interviewing a huge variety of people about their habits, needs, attitudes, and reactions to designs. I like the challenge of quickly getting strangers to talk freely and frankly about themselves, and to try figuring out new designs and products in front of me. That’s what I aim for. Get into character. Smile.

8 Essential Sales Skills

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If you haven't mastered these simple sales skills, you won't be able to sell at the highest level. Make sure you've checked them all off.

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This Much I Know is True

Instigator Blog

(Powered by LaunchBit ). I’m a big believer in intellectual honesty. We emphasized it at Year One Labs by pushing teams through a lean startup methodology. And when I reflect back on my failures, there were clearly times when I was lying too much to myself. Call it “exaggeration” if you’d like.

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Venture Cyclist: Four Reasons for a Business Model

Venture Cyclist

Everyone could, or said they could, but in

EchoEcho finds your friends at SXSW even indoors!

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

The mobile social location space is heating up. EchoEcho will unveil a new version at SXSW that will find your friends indoors, where GPS doesn't work.