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Technical Advisors: Every Web/Mobile Startup Must Have One


I did a presentation recently for a graduate class from The Founder Institute around getting online/mobile products out the door. Compensation.

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Some Quick Sage Advice for Young Employees Early in Their Careers

Both Sides of the Table

My wife & I have a close friend who recently entered the workforce for his first-ever job. So consider this my first-ever guest blog post.

Customer Development in a Diagram

Steve Blank

Thanks to: Alexis Finch, Sketchnotes / UX Research Consultant @agentfin. Filed under: Customer Development. Customer Development

Mary Meeker's 2012 Internet Trends

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Mary published this presentation this past week. I love these "state of the internet" presentations Mary does.

10 Entrepreneur Qualities That Tag You as Fabulous

Startup Professionals Musings

To be successful as an entrepreneur, you don’t have to be a fabulous person, but it helps. Be delightfully authentic and honest. Able to just “get it.”

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Startup Struggles: The Most Common Challenges Entrepreneurs Face Today [Infographic]

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

It’s no surprise that people want to be their own boss. But, starting your own business is a daunting task.

Founders Must Keep Their Startup Culture Positive

Startup Professionals Musings

Startup work environments are always chaos, but they can still be great environments to work in, or they can be terrible. We are driven by authority.

APE: How to Publish a Book

How to Change the World

In 2011 the publisher of one of my books, Enchantment, could not fill an order for 500 ebook copies. As Steve Jobs said, “There must be a better way.”

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6 Things Really Productive People Do

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Have you noticed that some people just seem to accomplish tons and still appear happy and relaxed? Here are six tips for becoming more productive.

Nike Accelerator – Powered By TechStars

Feld Thoughts

When we started TechStars in 2006, one of our premises was to help build a strong startup community in Boulder. Several years ago David Cohen , Jason Mendelson , and I started talking about the idea that the same principles of an accelerator model could apply to specific vertical markets or companies. The application deadline is February 3rd, 2013.

Want to Get Noticed? Grab People’s Attention and Don’t Let Go!

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

It’s increasingly difficult for marketers to stand out in the crowd. That’s no reason to give up, however. Be Personal. Be Unique. Be Convenient.

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I don’t care about crowded markets


One of the most common objections you hear from investors is that the market you are going after is too crowded. I have been on the receiving end of this many times and had to convince investors about the vision we saw for disrupting that market despite the existing players. As an investor, I don’t care if a market is crowded.

8 Beliefs That Make You More Resilient

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

What you believe about work either weakens you or makes you stronger. Here they are: 1. I learn more from failure than from success. Like this post?

Lean startup intro (with no buzzwords)

The Startup Toolkit

Slides from “ Lean startup intro (with no buzzwords) ” by robfitz. Lean gets bogged down in tactics & tools. That is not too bad!

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4 Simple Steps to Developing Business Systems

Growthink Blog

There are several reasons why you'd want to build systems and processes in your business. The main ones are: 1. Precision and consistency. read more.

Metrics That Matter Most for 2013 (Free One Page PDF)

Life Beyond Code

Note : I created this checklist a couple of years ago and it has served me well. No changes on the checklist except the dates. and the list goes on.

Top 5 Skills Every Leader Must Have

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The world moves fast and if you can't keep up, you're company is doomed. Frankly, it was embarrassing. Still, the world is changing. Make no mistake.

10 Tips To Help You Build A Successful Small Business Brand

Duct Tape Marketing

Thursday is guest post day here at Duct Tape Marketing and today’s guest is from Ross Kimbarovsky – Enjoy! Be unique. What’s your story ?

Three Hard Truths About A/B Testing


Sometimes A/B testing is made to seem like some magical tool that will fix all problems at once. Conversions low? It’s easy! Probably more.

An Awesome, Growing Team at TechStars

Feld Thoughts

The roster at TechStars continues to grow with awesome people. In the past month, TechStars has announced Mark Solon as a general partner , Luke Beatty as managing director for Boulder and Ari Newman as Network Catalyst. I’m proud to claim all three as close colleagues. Voila! You are dynamite. Related articles.

5 Trends to Ignore in 2013

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Amid all the forecasts for what next year will bring, here are five business trends you'd be wise to pass up. This article is part of Inc.'s It's fun.

Sometimes, Poor Customer Service Starts Right at the Entrepreneur's Desk!

Small Business Force

Yet, often, this same entrepreneur is doing things, internally, that are subliminally undermining critical aspects of good customer service.

How to attend a hackathon

Jeff Dickey. Let's grab a beer! About. Skills. Projects. Resume. Facebook. Twitter. LinkedIn. GitHub. email protected]. How to attend a hackathon.

APE: How to Publish a Book

How to Change the World

In 2011 the publisher of one of my books, Enchantment, could not fill an order for 500 ebook copies. As Steve Jobs said, “There must be a better way.”

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5 Biggest Leadership Lessons From 2012

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

What a year, right? Check out what events should shape your leadership goals for 2013. It's been quite a year for leadership lessons. But planning?

How Gamification Can Take Your Business to the Next Level

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

The workplace is no place for games, right? Not anymore. So What’s This Gamification All About? Play for Pay. Leaderboards. Progress Bars.

How important is a video pitch to investors for an early stage start-up?


There is no one thing (aside from integrity) that is an absolute, and what you need to have when fundraising for a startup will depend to some extent on how you are managing your funding process. If you are going around personally to talk to potential high net worth investor to whom you have an introduction, you probably don’t need a video.

The Trend That Matters Most In 2013 by Yaro Starak

I’ve had my own small business online since the early 2000s.

2013 Outlook: 7 Bold Prediction From the World's Top VCs

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Venture capitalists at SoftRock, CrossLink Capital, NEA, Bain, and DCM give Inc. their predictions for the coming year. Here's what you need to know.

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4 Pillars of Success with Pinterest (Driving More Traffic and Sales to Your Website)

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Do you utilize the power of Pinterest as a marketing method? If not, why not? If yes, how much time are you devoting to it? 1] Identify Yourself.

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How to Make Your Content Mobile Friendly

Duct Tape Marketing

When I think about the work I do these days very little of it actually needs to be done on a “real” computer. Mobile Plugins. Mobile App.

Google Announces the Launch of Campus Tel Aviv

VC Cafe

Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

5 Steps to Creating a Great Company Culture

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Unhappy employees? Customers not returning? You can change all of that in five simple steps. For me it's Zappos. A lot. Create a compelling vision.

The Best Science Fiction Books of All Time

Feld Thoughts

I love reading science fiction. I started when I was ten-ish and have never stopped. While on vacation in Mexico recovering from my kidney stone surgery, I read a bunch of books including one science fiction book – Nexus by Ramez Naam (he sent me the pre-release.) It was awesome. I was talking about science fiction with a friend.

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