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The Depressing Day After You Get TechCrunched

Vinicius Vacanti

Post loosely based on our experience years ago when TechCrunch covered Yipit’s launch. Boom. A tweet every 5 minutes. That’s weird. Really?

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Entrepreneurshit. The Blog Post on What It’s Really Like.

Both Sides of the Table

It’s 4.50am. Sunday morning. And I couldn’t sleep. I have much on my mind since I just returned from a week on the road. 5 days. 3 cities.

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Careers Start by Peeling Potatoes

Steve Blank

KP – Kitchen Patrol. If you got assigned to KP you were sent to the base kitchen and had to peel potatoes all day for all the soldiers on the base.

10 Rules of Thumb for Startup Investment Valuation


Image via I’ve written about this before, but it’s a mysterious subject, and I’m always learning more. NewCo doesn’t have any of these yet.

Some problems are so hard they need to be solved piece by piece

Chris Dixon

Startups that have tried to go up against pieces of Craigslist (the “vertical approach”) have been much more successful (e.g. StubHub, AirBnB).

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What makes you happy?

Life Beyond Code

Think about this for a brief moment. What makes you happy? This seems like a million dollar question. Two Influencing Factors. It does not make sense.


Do More Faster: 10 Best Apps & Tools

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Five-time entrepreneur Frank Addante lists the digital gems that help him be organized and save time. Tips: Trust it. Download App: iPhone | Android 3.

6 Right Times to Be a Ready-Fire-Aim Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

I know entrepreneurs who have suffered from the dreaded premature execution syndrome often associated with the ready-fire-aim approach. But Lonnie L.

Indicators that a startup idea is a good one

The Equity Kicker

I always enjoy reading Paul Graham’s essays and his latest one How to get startup ideas is another great read. If you are an entrepreneur looking for ideas then I highly recommend you read the whole thing, particularly taking note of the common errors (building for a problem nobody has and trying too hard to come up with startup ideas).

Setting up right

Life Beyond Code

The punch line in a joke makes no sense if the setup was not powerful. Here is an old joke that will demonstrate the power of setting up.

5 Reasons Your Top Employee Isn't Happy

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Not sure why your top performer is unhappy? Check out what the most brilliant (yet difficult) employees hate about company culture. given to others.

6 Clues That You May Be Cool as an Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

Actually, it’s more complicated than that, but that’s a good start. But it’s easier for me to look in from the outside than it is for you to look out.

How To Become Successful = Action, Balance, Dreams, Plans and Beliefs.

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Share this image with your social networks! A woman is on a long hike ride through breathtaking valleys and over majestic mountains. Balance. Faith.

Bringing Lean Startup to Life at GE

Startup Lessons Learned

Guest post by Sarah Milstein, co-host of The Lean Startup Conference. At a party in NYC recently, I was challenged by a VC to name the biggest company currently using Lean Startup practices. I think he expected me to describe a medium-sized startup or maybe some small, old-school media organization. But GE is not alone among Fortune 500s.

You Don't Charge Enough. Here's How to Fix That

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Constantly undercharging, or not charging at all? Don't give away the farm. Ask yourself these powerful questions to grow your confidence--and profits!

A Jam Session With Josh Rogan

Mike Michalowicz

“If you live out one dream, it gives you the confidence to live out another one. Then you just kinda start living your dreams. Jam with him?!?!

8 Pragmatics to Avoid Common Entrepreneur Pitfalls

Startup Professionals Musings

Behind most great startup success stories is a long list of mistakes! I offer these pragmatic recommendations: Buffer your funding requirements.

Some Advice for Celebrities and Startups Seeking Their Endorsements

Both Sides of the Table

I live in LA. And I’m a VC. So you can imagine I see my fair share of celebrities looking to get into the technology industry. It is a waste.

6 Tips for a Perfectly Timed Facebook Post

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

To ensure your Facebook posts reach the most people, timing is everything. Here are some tips for getting it right. It happens all the time. Awesome!

7 Ways to Increase Engagement on Your Website

Duct Tape Marketing

It can be a chore to drive traffic to your website. photo credit: theunquietlibrary. Click to. Site search. Video. Related content. Smart content.

Entrepreneurs Need New Growth Models To Scale Up

Startup Professionals Musings

Non-organic growth would include OEM relationships, finding strategic partners, “coopetition,” as well as acquisitions. Fresh customer base.

Never Apologize For Having An Opinion — Especially When You're Right

massive greatness

You know it’s going to be an entertaining blog post when the lede is: “See the end of the editorial for an important update.” Tone.

10 Unexpected Reasons to Give Thanks

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Forget the turkey. This Thanksgiving, be thankful for a few things you might not consider blessings--but should. Failure. Many people do not. Sadness.

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How to Extend the Functionality of Every App You Use

Duct Tape Marketing

A rather new service called Zapier is poised to change how people work on the web. Web apps are awesome. Suddenly we needed them to all work together.

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5 Ways Entrepreneurs Help Others Succeed and Win

Startup Professionals Musings

A successful business has to satisfy customers with a strong team, by helping them solve problems, save money, or experience more pleasure.

Find and Talk to other Startup Founders of Similar Startups


They have both chosen to launch first in a particular geography. Who has launched a similar kind of business? Come up with various ideas. Be brief.

Help Your Employees Be Fearless

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A recent survey reveals employees are afraid at work. Yes, even yours. Here's what you can do about it. They're afraid of making a mistake.

What Color is the Sky in Your Entrepreneurial World? Are You Dealing with Reality?

Small Business Force

"Reality isn't the way you wish things to be, nor the way they appear to be, but the way they actually are." Robert J. Ringer, Entrepreneur, Motivational Writer/Speaker Early stage entrepreneurs often have so much passion and belief in their business concept that they become blind to the realities of the world around them. He's been there.

Inspired by a beetle that draws water from the air, scientist creates self-filling water bottle

The Next Web

Eventually, the water flows to a storage area in the beetle. This eventually led to the design of a self-filling water bottle. Image credit: Vera Reis.

Shark Tank Season 4 week 10 breakdown

Lightspeed Venture Partners

I cover one of them, for Nearly Newlyweds, over at Tie Try. Most of their ties retail at the $80-90 range. Corks Away. Ruck Pack.

How to Criticize Employees: 6 Rules

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Sometimes a kick in the butt can be more effective than a pat on the back. Praising a good performance is easy; everyone likes to receive a compliment.

Marrying Digital And Analogue With Evernote Smart Notebook By Moleskine


“I use Evernote to manage almost everything in my life,” shares Marcus Tan, avid photographer, lead designer & co-founder of Carousell.

Dilution concerns by founders and investors

Taffy Williams

What is the dollar value of your ownership in the company? Investors and co-workers in your startup often express dilution concerns. In for a penny?”

Level Up Your Website with Gamification

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Wikipedia defines gamification as the use of game mechanics and game design techniques in non-game contexts. Who Wants to Play? Everybody. Your nephew.