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The End Of The Level Playing Field

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I am old enough to remember the gogo days of cable TV when entrepreneurs who wanted to launch a new cable channel would go, hat in hand and cap table in tow, to the big cable companies and beg to get distribution on their networks. When the Internet came along in the early 90s, we saw something completely different. Here was a level playing field where anyone could launch a business without permission from anyone.

Mark Cuban on Why You Need to Study Artificial Intelligence or You’ll be a Dinosaur in 3 Years

Both Sides of the Table

Mark Cuban opened the Upfront Summit in an epic interview by Jason Hirschhorn , founder of Media REDEF.

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Generosity Burnout

Feld Thoughts

HBR recently did an interview with me around the idea of generosity burnout. It’s part of the challenge that Adam Grant is exploring after the huge success and impact of his book Give and Take. There’s a longer article on HBR by Adam about the general concept of generosity burnout. It’s a good read and it’s helpful to me as I start working on my next book, Give First.


Nailing go-to-market strategy

The Equity Kicker

This chart, from First Round Capital’s recent post Leslie’s Compass: A Framework for Go-To-Market Strategy is super interesting. It’s first use is for founders to work out whether they should have a sales intensive or marketing intensive go-to-market strategy.

7 Steps To Driving A Culture Of Business Innovation

Startup Professionals Musings

Every business founder knows the need for a culture that promotes continuous innovation, an entrepreneurial spirit, and one that creates sustainable value across all functions in the business. Yet most don’t really know how to create that environment, or assess when they have achieved it.

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How To Get Step-By-Step Assistance For Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

It seems like every day I hear from an aspiring entrepreneur who doesn’t know where to start, or doesn’t have the time or expertise for all the mechanics of starting a business based on their great idea.

How to come up with a Business Idea

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

If you think starting a business is the right thing for you, then you need to come up with a good business idea. The first thing that you should do when starting a business is to launch your website.

Soggy In San Francisco

Feld Thoughts

I arrived this morning to a downpour and a city that feels exceedingly waterlogged. I’m sitting at a coffee shop in Berkeley in advance of a talk I’m giving on Startup Communities , a topic that to me suddenly feels even more relevant than before given the self-inflicted chaos going on at a macro level in America.

This Is The Book Tom Brady Hails For His Unshakable Mental Toughness

Inc Startups

The Super Bowl LI MVP just delivered the greatest comeback in history. And he was cool, calm and collected


10 Top Rules For Marketing In Today’s Digital World

Startup Professionals Musings

Viral marketing and word-of-mouth are not enough these days to make your product and brand visible in the relentless onslaught of new promotional media out there today. Innovation in marketing is perhaps more important than product innovation.

Learning How Businessmen Can Deal With Stress More Effectively

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Businessmen deal with stress on a daily basis in their personal and business life. Even though life is stressful, there are solutions to dealing with the problems that go along with it.

Foundry Group on The Twenty Minute VC

Feld Thoughts

I’ve become a huge fan of Harry Stebbings, the intrepid entrepreneur turned VC whose age (20) matches the title of his podcast ( The Twenty Minute VC.) Today, at SaaStr at 1:40pm in the Hypercritical section , Harry is interviewing me about – well – whatever he wants. Harry has done hundreds of 20 minute VC interviews over the past few years. It’s a staple of mine on my podcast listening rotation so I’ve heard a bunch of them.

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14 Brilliant Ways to Get People to Take You More Seriously

Inc Startups

If your presence doesn't make an impact then your absence won't make a difference


Five Business Technology Trends for 2017

Up and Running

There are many year-end rituals, including time with the family, shopping online for sales, and making last-minute tax moves. As we settle into a new year, there are annual rituals too—and one of those rituals for business leaders is looking ahead and assessing the trends for the coming year.

7 Businesses You Could Start Right Now

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Many of us dream of starting our own business. Often, we long for a great work life balance, and we just can’t get the flexibility working for a company. Or, perhaps because we have seen the mistakes others make, and feel we could do better.

Why You’re Not Consistent In Business

YFS Magazine

So many of us struggle with consistency. Here are 5 common reasons why you are not consistent in business and what you can do about it. This article Why You’re Not Consistent In Business appeared first in YFS Magazine. Lead goal setting managing workflow personal development productivity workflow

Here's What Happened After A Flight Attendant Ate A Sandwich Her Manager Gave Her (Clue: She Doesn't Work For The Airline Anymore)

Inc Startups

And the reason she was fired was, oh, seriously

Carvana Opens a Coin Operated Car Buying Vending Machine in Austin


Just like buying a can of Coke, a giant Carvana fully-automated coin-operated car vending machine will deliver consumers cars. It opens in Austin Tuesday morning. Carvana, the online used car buying platform, has installed a car vending machine located to the South of Stassney Lane at 6014 S. IH 35.

The Perks of Using Instagram for Business

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Instagram is a social networking app which is similar to popular desktop mediums like Facebook and Twitter. The app has a newsfeed of its won and every user gets their personal account with required privacy settings. This app lays its emphasis on image-based content rather than the regular content.

7 Key Actions to Align Business Elements For Change

Startup Professionals Musings

New business owners are rightfully proud of the changes they bring to the market, so they readily admit that change is good.

2017's Hottest Tools for Productivity

Inc Startups

These productivity tools, tips, and strategies are the gifts that keep on giving

What is Leadership?

David Cohen

Recently Steve Wulchin (who has also been an investor in our funds at Techstars since the beginning) was asked by two of his nieces to talk to them about leadership. As part of his preparation for the session, Steve polled a number of people that are in leadership positions, including me. These are people that Steve has known for years, and their experiences cover a wide range of leadership roles in a variety of organizations.

Ways to Take Blogging to Another Level

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

We live in an exciting day and age, and it’s now possible to reach a large audience at the click of a mouse.

Why Was Winter in Venture Capital Funding so Short?

Both Sides of the Table

It was only a year ago that many in the Venture Capital industry were predicting that “winter was coming” and to be fair the author of this post was chief amongst them.

If You Want To Build An Innovative Culture, You Need These 4 Things

Inc Startups

We tend to think innovation is about ideas, but it depends on people even more


OwnLocal Acquires Print2Web


Austin-based OwnLocal announced its acquisition of Print2Web, a digital service provider to the newspaper industry, on Monday. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Print2Web, founded in 2001 in St. Petersburg, Florida, was one of the first companies to digitize print ads for newspapers. The company works with more than 450 newspapers and […] The post OwnLocal Acquires Print2Web appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

How bespoke software can improve the process flow in your company

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Does your organization have the right software to help it reach its end goals? You might be surprised as to how a normal software can create redundancies within the workforce, and waste up a considerable portion of work time.

How to Use Single Keyword Ad Groups in AdWords


Improving your Quality Score, increasing your clickthrough rate (CTR), reducing your ad spend without compromising results… these are all top-of-mind for PPC marketers using AdWords. Recently, we increased our CTR by 28.1%, improving our Quality Score from 5.56 to 7.95 (out of 10).

This Simple Exercise Can Help You Live a More Meaningful Life

Inc Startups

A few minutes of self-reflection can help you feel a much greater sense of purpose and joy


uShip Names New CEO


Austin-based uShip, an online shipping marketplace and freight automation software provider, on Wednesday announced Mike Williams has joined the company as its new Chief Executive Officer and board member. uShip also announced that Jim Martell, the company’s interim CEO since last December, has been named Executive Chairman of uShip’s board. Williams previously served as general […] The post uShip Names New CEO appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

How To Survive A Deadly Drag On Startup Productivity

Startup Professionals Musings

A “downer” is defined here as someone who seems to dwell on the negatives of every business challenge, and loves to highlight bad news or potential problems. No matter how smart or experienced this person may otherwise be, things must change or they will kill your startup.

SAP: Hidden Figures

deal architect

SAP held its Capital Markets Day in New York and shared slides which showed impressive numbers across the last 7 years – like the one below But like in the new movie about the unsung NASA “human computers” who worked

Stand Out on LinkedIn With These Profile Must Haves

Inc Startups

How to create a LinkedIn profile that gets you new clients and job offers


Andela Connects Austin Tech Companies with Tech Talent in Africa


By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News The shortage of tech talent is acute in Austin and every U.S. The U.S. faces a shortage of as many as 21 million skilled workers by 2020 in manufacturing, energy, health care, technology, education and other fields, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. To […] The post Andela Connects Austin Tech Companies with Tech Talent in Africa appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin