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Don’t let process distract you from finding the strategy

Steve Blank

When you’re up to your neck in alligators, don’t forget the goal was to drain the swamp. I love teaching because I learn something new every class.

The Magic of Dealing With Your Demons

Feld Thoughts

Jessi Hempel from Backchannel just wrote an amazing profile piece on my close friend Jerry Colonna. It’s titled This Man Makes Founders Cry.

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If You're Too Busy for These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off-Course Than You Think

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

It's really easy to stray from the path. Like airplanes, we constantly need to make course-corrections


6 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Win More With Social Media

Startup Professionals Musings

An all-too-common question I get from startups and small businesses is “Which is the right social media platform for my business?” Marty Zwilling.

7 Steps to Launch Your Small Business

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in America today. As Suzy Kassem has told us, “Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.”

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16 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Got Into Entrepreneurship


Share Being an entrepreneur is the road rarely traveled. It’s certainly not an easy road. There are twists and turns and ups and downs.

Immigration Fundraiser: For Here or To Go

Feld Thoughts

A little over a year ago I wrote a post about a documentary Amy and I were helping fund called For Here or To Go. It seems even more relevant today.

The 10 Traits of Mentally Tough People

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

And four things they do to make themselves even tougher


10 Sales Truths Every Entrepreneur Needs To Practice

Startup Professionals Musings

Today’s customers are overloaded and overwhelmed by too much information, so making a decision is a challenge. Emotions drive customer decision-making.

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3 Examples Of Creative Branding (From Silicon Valley Giants)

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

When it comes to marketing, there is a lot of noise and competition. With so many similar brands, how can you get your brand to stand out? No way.

Film: American Muslim Storytellers

Feld Thoughts

Over the weekend, our Monthly Match for the National Immigration Law Center raised over $47,000, For everyone who contributed, thank you!

12 Books Publicly Recommended by Elon Musk

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Technology, innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership, growth: Elon Musk has got them all down. Read what he reads to learn how to get there too

Why Good Marketing Campaign Costs Continue To Rise

Startup Professionals Musings

First of all, Seth Godin pointed out a long time ago that viral marketing does not equal word-of-mouth. Develop viral content. Seed viral activity.

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Companies

Rob Go

A big chunk of our time as VC is spent on internal discussions about companies we are looking at. There are three reasons.

3 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Go From Good To Great This Year

YFS Magazine

Jim Collins, the author of Good to Great, says only a few make that leap. If you heed of these transformational changes, you can become one of the few.

This 75-Year Harvard Study Found the 1 Secret to Leading a Fulfilling Life

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

When it comes to happiness, success, and fulfillment, research says this dwarfs everything - and it's not about wealth, technology, or leadership

5 Key Steps In Being A Role Model For Accountability

Startup Professionals Musings

It’s easy to say to people on your team that they must be accountable for their actions, but it’s not so easy to tell them how to do it.

The Biggest Skill You Need to Run a Business (It’s Not What You Think)

Up and Running

I hold an MBA from London Business School and there’s no doubt it’s a valuable degree to have under one’s belt. So, what skill is most important?

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7 PPC mistakes that’ll burn through your marketing budget

The Next Web

As a startup, your marketing budget is probably a bit tighter than you’d like it to be. Entrepreneur Insider Marketing and SEO

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5 Steps for Turning an Idea Into a Reality Today

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

How to turn your business ideas into a reality, and create a profitable company


Ten Takeaways from VentureCrushATX


In Austin, new entrepreneurs often struggle to get cash, especially that early investment to fuel their startups from inception to billion dollar ventures. Austin is also known for bootstrapping. Austin

7 Ways To Spot If An Interviewee Is Right For Your Team


by Phil White, Managing Director at Novell Coffee. Take time out with the team. Look beyond the questions. We mean this literally. Ask around.

Asking Acquaintances About Mutual Friends

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

One of the simple ways I size a person up is by understanding how they understand and judge other people. “So how do you know Jane?”

9 Simple Ways You Can Make Your Employees Happy

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

One of the best things you can do for the bottom line is to foster an appreciative relationship with your employees. Here's how to make it happen

Announcing my next book, The Startup Way

Startup Lessons Learned

In the five years since I published The Lean Startup , I've worked with organizations of varieties and sizes I never imagined would be interested in the ideas I wrote about in that book. As you know, I believe uncertainty is a challenge rather than a problem: It's all about how you manage it. But it's also a book about leadership.

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Once An Upstart, Always An Upstart


It’s how you attack the world – both the opportunities and the obstacles in it. You don’t learn to be an upstart. You are driven to be an upstart.

7 Ways to Set Team Goals (That Actually Work)

Up and Running

We’re big fans of goal setting here at Palo Alto Software. We set goals for the company as a whole, and by specific team as well. Make goals public.

Want to Be an Exceptional Leader? Science Says Think This Way (Because Most Bosses Don't)

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

To develop high performers, praising effort achieves way more than praising results

How to Make Sure Your Website is Ready: A Prelaunch Checklist

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

The success of your online project depends on how well all the separate elements come together, so covering all bases is a must. How To

[Interview] Amanda Mills, Founder Of Amanda Mills Los Angeles


Lifestyle curator is one of those terms that we hear a lot these days, but what does it really mean? Amanda Mills : Giving, a lesson I learned at home.

Workdays milestone quarter

deal architect

I don’t usually write about earnings announcements, but Workday’s $436.7 million Q4 which summed up a $ 1.57 billion year deserves attention. A few years ago, I would have said Workday needed a bunch of industry applications, not just its. Cloud Computing, SaaS

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Tony Robbins: The Real Secret to Being Happy and Rich

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

FileStack Releases Redesign File Picker Product and Finds Success in San Antonio


In 2015, Filestack moved to San Antonio from San Francisco. The startup, founded in 2012 by four MIT students and a graduate of the Y Combinator program, raised $1.8 million in seed stage capital from Andreessen Horowitz, Highland Capital and SV Angel. It also received additional funding from Xenon Ventures. San Antonio

A Basic Guide To Beginning A Haulage Business


The haulage industry has changed a lot over the last 30 years from primarily transporting raw materials such as metals and coal. The Services On Offer.