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Document Your MVP for a Developer


I was talking with an early-stage founder who has a product vision and wants to get it built. He is not a technical person, but is somewhat web savvy.

When is it Time to Pivot or Quit?

Instigator Blog

Entrepreneurs aren’t quitters. To succeed you need to be resilient, thick skinned and borderline crazy. But sometimes, you have to quit.

Hire For Cultural Fit Over Competence

Feld Thoughts

This first appeared in the Wall Street Journal’s Accelerator series last week under the title Cultural Fit Trumps Competence. Also, I’m going to be doing online office hours with the WSJ on Friday 12/21 at 3pm ET – join and ask questions! The first people you hire in your startup are critical to your company’s success.

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10 Action Items to Keep Angel Investors Hovering


ABC Shark Tank Angels via Elite Daily. What is this daunting process, and what can you do to optimize your chances of surviving it?

The Valuable Unsung Heroes of Startups

Both Sides of the Table

I got a call Sunday from a business colleague while I was sitting in the lounge at LAX waiting for yet another delayed flight. Sorry. Not possible.

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Would the Last Blackberry User Please Turn Out the Lights? I Already Left the Building

Both Sides of the Table

My Blackberry died today. Or maybe yesterday, I don’t know. – I have one of these, too. To do 3 simple things: contacts, calendar, tasks.

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It’s Startup, Not Start-up or Start Up

Feld Thoughts

Today I noticed a post from Andrew Hyde titled Washington Post Style Guide Now Includes “Startup” as A Word. Awesome. We had a similar conversation when Startup America Partnership was formed in 2011. After some back and forth we all got it right. Startup Revolution publishing startup startup communities startup revolution words

What to Do When Your Biggest Obstacle to Success is YOU!

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

You Gotta Have Faith. Building a business requires logic, dedication, and the ability to implement ideas. Excuses, Excuses. They don’t have to be rich.

Want to Win? Be Smart and Clever

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Millions of people are smart. To truly excel, you need to kick it up a notch. We've all seen smart people lose to clever people. I know I have. He won.

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11 Silent Enemies that Wreck Havoc in Life

Life Beyond Code

When you have enemies like these internally, you don’t need external enemies to wreck havoc. Fear of Failure. Please see: Pushed to an edge ].

The New Breed of Startups Master These 5 Processes

Startup Professionals Musings

I found their five phases of the process to be compelling, based on my own years of experience mentoring startups: Nail the pain. Nail the solution.

Is Your Business Ready for 2013? Look into the Future of Marketing to Find Out

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Look into the Crystal Ball of Marketing. Trying to keep up with trends in online marketing is a difficult endeavor. We’re Going Mobile. It makes sense.

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7 Things That Make Great Entrepreneurs Tick

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

All the greats--Mayer, Page, Zuckerberg--have these things in common, and this list is what makes them better than all the rest. They trust their gut.

Bad Business Habits That Make You Hate Your Company

Mike Michalowicz

Bad Business Habits. There was a time that you loved your work. But things have changed, and you hate your company. You dread coming to work. D.D.I.Y.

How to calculate your royalty

How to Change the World

If you're thinking of writing a book, use this site to calculate your royalties from Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Google, and Kobo: [link


Our PR Stinks: Here's What Your Startup Can Learn From It


We were convinced from the very beginning that strong PR would be the answer to our market entry prayers. The Familiar Doubt. Hey, we knew that.).

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15 Seconds to an Awesome Presentation

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

These four simple rules will help ensure that your audience sits up and pays attention. Have somebody else introduce you. Why should they bother?

Introducing Entrepreneurship to Young People through Activities and Discussion

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation Blog

Entrepreneurship as a Path to Success. Introducing the idea of entrepreneurship puts young people on a path to success. learn from the outcomes.

Plans are nothing, but planning is indispensable

Chris Dixon

This is all mostly true. For many people, writing out a detailed business plan is the best way to enforce intellectual rigor. ” InfiniTrust.

Serious Entrepreneurs Master Media Training Early

Startup Professionals Musings

Not so long ago, training to meet the press and television reporters was a realm reserved for top business executives only. Answer the tough questions.

Why Dublin's Tech Scene Is Booming

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Following in the footsteps of Google and Facebook, tech start-ups from around the world are now flocking to Dublin. Our No.

Nexus: Awesome Near Term Science Fiction

Feld Thoughts

Nope – I’m not talking about an Android phone. I’m talking about an amazing book titled Nexus by Ramez Naam. Ramez sent me a pre-release version last month. I read it over my holiday in Mexico while I was recovering from kidney stone surgery. I saved it for the end when I was reasonable rested and cogent – it was amazing.

[Singapore] Comparing Foreign Exchange Rates With GET4X


Singaporeans travel overseas like there’s no tomorrow. Then we queue up like every responsible Singaporean does and wait for our turn. Until now.

Avoid the Pitfalls of Raising Outside Capital and Know It's not a Necessity for Entrepreneurial Success.

Small Business Force

For many entrepreneurs, raising outside capital is, seemingly, just another necessary step in the lifecycle of a small business. He's been there.

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9 Mistakes You're Making on LinkedIn

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

What separates the master networkers from the amateurs? The former tend not to make these mistakes. I should know, I've written about that. You can't.

Startups Looking to Hire CU Students?

Feld Thoughts

In the Startup Communities , I talk extensively about leaders and feeders. I assert than anyone in the startup community should be able to start / create / do anything that is helpful to the startup community. They don’t have to ask permission – there is no VP Activities in a startup community. We would like to fix this issue.

Learning Should Be Your Top 2013 New Year’s Resolution

VC Cafe

Make learning and development a key resolution in 2013. If you're a startup, you are by definition competing with the smartest people in the world - either large companies or fellow entrepreneurs who. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

The City of Orlando and the Workday contract

deal architect

The Orlando Sentinel ran a story “Vendors complain after Orlando spends $ 8.7m I am a.

4 Ways to Be a Leader Who Matters

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Leaders who build lasting legacies don't do so overnight. For long term impact, a leader must be reflective and thoughtful. Find a place of solitude.

Finding "Investor-Entrepreneur" Fit (aka Avoiding the Series A Crunch)

Seeing Both Sides

People-based investing is an age-old investment strategy. Bet on the jockey, not the horse, as the saying goes. Seek out “Investor-Entrepreneur” Fit.

The road to healing from heartbreak

Escape From Cubicle Nation

Some years are marked by tremendous challenge and heartbreak. This year, some people very close to me experienced unthinkable losses. Her son survived.

Put the internet to work for you

John O'Farrell

Living in silos. As software continues to eat the world , we spend an ever-increasing portion of our time online. Announcing IFTTT. Digital duct tape”.

8 Signs You're a Control Freak

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

You might not know it, but your controlling behaviors are making your employees batty. Here are a few ways to ease up already.

13 must-have features for your next mobile app

The Next Web

For small businesses and big corporate companies alike, mobile is the latest frontier. Here are their best answers. Feedback system. Usability first.