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Starting Is Easy, Finishing Is Hard

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Starting a company has gotten much easier over the past decade. The capital requirements to get started have come way down in both software and hardware businesses. The supply of seed and venture capital has increased dramatically as well. And there are all sorts of programs aimed at helping entrepreneurs get started. All of this has caused a rapid expansion of entrepreneurship, startups, and innovation. This is all great.

The Best Time To Invest In Something Is …

Feld Thoughts

At 18 minutes into this awesome talk that Fred Wilson did at MIT a few weeks ago , he finishes the statement “ The best time to invest in something is.” ” “ … when nobody wants to invest in it but you.”

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4 Chasms And 5 Customer Types That Kill Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Everyone in the business world has heard of the old bestseller by Geoffrey A. Moore titled “ Crossing the Chasm ,” but most entrepreneurs have no idea how it relates to them.

Avoiding the trap of low-knowledge, high-confidence theories

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

We’ve all laughed at detailed renderings of constellations overlaying a paltry set of stars that are in fact quasi-random.

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My Talk At MIT

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was going to give the first annual Georges Doriot Lecture at MIT. I traveled up to MIT on April 13th and gave this talk. I really enjoyed doing it and I want to thank MIT for doing it. VC & Technology

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NetSuite under Oracle: More, Better, Forever?

deal architect

Jim McGeever, former President of NetSuite, now EVP of that global business unit at Oracle joked things had changed significantly after it invested over $ 9 billion to acquire NetSuite. SuiteWorld has moved to Las Vegas, our safe harbor statement.

How To Be A Great Leader


by Ross Kimbarovsky, founder of crowdSPRING. Many people confuse leadership and management. They are not the same. As you build and lead your teams, how can you ensure that you don’t suck as a leader? During my career, I’ve worked with a few remarkable leaders and managers.

6 Cases Where Quick-To-Market Beats Market Research

Startup Professionals Musings

I know entrepreneurs who have suffered from premature execution often associated with the ready-fire-aim quick-to-market approach. Yet I believe that many more have benefited from this approach, especially in early startup stages.

The Beginner’s Guide to Google Optimize


Chances are, you’ve heard of Google Optimize by now. It’s Google’s solution for A/B testing and personalization. It launched in beta last year, which left optimizers around the world waiting in line to try it out.

How To Incorporate Mindfulness Into Your Public Speaking

YFS Magazine

With increased mindfulness, you can take mistakes in stride, rather than taking them as a reflection of your inadequacies as a public speaker. Lifestyle health and wellness lifestyle mindfulness personal development public speaking

What Do Pepsi and Shea Moisture’s Recent Issues Teach Us About Brand Authenticity?


Pepsi was recently in a soup as it tried to hop on to the activist bandwagon and released what critics called a ‘tone deaf’ advert with Kendall Jenner. It appeared to solve police brutality issues, trivializing the black lives matter movement with a can of Pepsi.

5 Public Speaking Opportunities To Make Your Company

Startup Professionals Musings

As a mentor for aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs, I talk to a fair number who may have a great vision and a strong engineering background, but have a negative interest in the role of public speaking in business.

4 Annoying Email Subject Lines to Stop Using Immediately

Inc Startups

Want your email to be read and responded to? Stay far away from these four common and annoying subject lines.

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3 Tips on How to Recruit Your First Remote Team

Up and Running

If you’ve never recruited for a remote team, you’re probably wondering if the recruitment process looks different than the traditional hiring process. The answer? Yes, it does. However, this shouldn’t worry you.

How To Write A Job Listing That Attracts Top-Notch Employees

YFS Magazine

Recruiting new employees is no easy task. Here are some proven best practices to keep in mind before you post your next job listing. Grow Human Capital hiring new employees hiring tips HR human capital human resources

Could You Be A Business Coach, Or Do You Need One?

Startup Professionals Musings

We all know some peers in business who could use some coaching to unleash their potential and optimize performance, but would you know how to do the job if they asked you for help?

How to Know When To Quit

Inc Startups

How to know when to quit by Chris Dessi.


Real Growth Is Hiding Where You Aren’t Looking


by Taddy Hall, Eddie Yoon and Linda Deeken from The Cambridge Group. Years of researching and advising clients around the world on innovation and growth strategy, we have made this observation: Nearly everyone wants innovation and growth.

Entrepreneur Louise Epstein Shares her Secrets to Success on Ideas to Invoices


By LAURA LOREK Publisher and reporter with Silicon Hills News In 1994, Louise Epstein launched Charge-Off Clearinghouse after serving on the Austin City Council. “I I went on a shameless search to find out what was happening in the world,” Epstein said. There was an explosion in credit card debt and an explosion in debt that […] The post Entrepreneur Louise Epstein Shares her Secrets to Success on Ideas to Invoices appeared first on SiliconHills. Ideas to Invoices Podcast

The negative space of your words

David Cohen

We see quite a few pitches at Techstars. And we also therefore are involved in many Q&A sessions afterwards. In one recent session, I noticed lots of what I call “negative space” so I wanted to down some thoughts. When answering questions, especially in a group or public setting, you can show mastery by answering questions quickly and succinctly. Anticipate the normal questions and practice your answers. Make sure they’re short and clear answers.

Microsoft's CEO Just Gave Some Brilliant Career Advice. Here It Is in One Sentence

Inc Startups

Don't be a know-it-all. Be this instead.


Home-Based Businesses – A Look Back In Time To 1985 And Beyond


by Diana Ennen, President of Virtual Word Publishing and author of “ Virtual Assistant, The Series: Become a Highly Successful, Sought After VA “. This month I celebrated my 32 nd year in business. How cool is that?

4 Steps to Turn Tweets Into Customers

Up and Running

What many small business owners don’t know about using Twitter is how they can take the conversations already happening on the social media platform to get more customers in the door.

What They Don’t Tell You About Entrepreneurial Leadership

YFS Magazine

The freedom of being a leader comes with hidden shackles. We personify our companies, and if we look disheveled, so do our businesses. Lead leadership managing stress personal development stress

5 Healthy Ways to Bounce Back from a Sleepless Night Without Caffeine

Inc Startups

How to get through the day without any sleep when coffee isn't enough. Productivity

John Stuart Mill’s Life, In a Sentence

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

“Mill’s [life story] is of a man out in the pure sun of reason and rational inquiry, lit at night by the romantic moonlight of a little bit of love and just enough madness.” ” That’s from Adam Gopnik’s wonderful account of Mill’s life. The opening paragraph of the piece contains this: “Certainly no one has ever been so right about so many things so much of the time as John Stuart Mill.” ” Mill made it onto my icons list of 2009. Rando


Growth Story: How learning app Blinkist became one of Europe’s fastest growing startups

The Next Web

Growth Story is a new four-question format we’re doing about startups finding and influencing a defining metric that helped really grow their company. This week the CEO and co-founder of Blinkist, Holger Seim, shares valuable insights into growing a subscription-based B2C service.

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How Google Updates Will Impact Online Businesses in 2017?

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

All throughout 2016, Google has been releasing a flurry of updates to its Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs) and search algorithms while online businesses scurry to adapt. In the wake of all these changes, the online world has become remarkably Darwinist with only those who can acclimate, survive.

Critical Numbers That Actually Matter In Business

Inc Startups

Do you know the financial vitality of your business? Here are the critical numbers every owner should be tracking. Money


Can Your Business Run Without You? If Not, Read This

YFS Magazine

Businesses can be sometimes overwhelming, and that's why it's best to give it a little breathing space. Start delegating—and make money on your terms. Back Office Grow delegation lifestyle outsourcing productivity workflow

Some Recommended Reading for Investors

David Cohen

There’s a lot of advice out there for new (and experienced) investors, and it can be hard to sift through it all to find the best stuff. So when I find something particularly helpful, I like to pass it along. Paige Craig , a founder and managing partner of Arena Ventures , has some excellent blog posts in which he shares his own experiences in a really honest and transparent way. His stories and advice have some incredibly useful insights for both investors and entrepreneurs.

How I Generate 3 Extra Source of Income Just By Working 8 Hours a Day?

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

You can’t go wrong with earning a little extra money. Extra income can have a major impact on your finances and will allow you to act more freely when it comes to your expenses. You’d be surprised how an extra $500 each month could really go a long way and help you out.

The Problem with Mindfulness Companies Aren't Addressing

Inc Startups

Mindfulness in the workplace seems like it could only be a good thing, right? But if you aren't highlighting the practical applications of it, how is it helping your company? Innovate


How can a motivational speaker help your business?

The Startup Magazine

Motivation is a big concern for any business. If a workforce is not motivated, it’s not going to perform to its optimum level. The thing with motivation is that it’s really important to try and get everyone on board.