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Life Is The Bucket

Feld Thoughts

I’m sitting up in Amy’s office on a beautiful Tuesday morning listening to the Liz Wright station Pandora. Amy is downstairs doing something with the dogs. I just cried for a few minutes after reading Ted Rheingold’s post As I Lay Dying. When I got to the final section, which he calls “Now,” I read it three times. “I’ve gained some powerful emotional powers (super powers) in what I’ve been calling my second life.

8 Keys To Moving An Idea From A Product To A Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Many aspiring entrepreneurs are jealous of inventors, thinking that new inventions are the key to new ventures. In my experience advising startups, I have found that the invention is usually the easy part, and the hard part is turning the invention into a business.

Is Social Media Hurting Your Business?

YFS Magazine

Does social media help our hurt your business? Here are five tips to make social media work for your business and not be the death of it. Grow Marketing & Sales marketing productivity social media social media marketing

Baker Hughes Metrics April 13, 2017


For the 13th week in a row.April 13 (Reuters) - U.S. drillers added oil rigs for a 13th week in a row, with the number of active rigs rising to near a two-year high, as energy companies boost spending on new production to take advantage of a recovery in crude prices.

Colorado Global EIR 2017 Applications

Feld Thoughts

The 2017 applications for the Colorado Global EIR are now open through April 15, 2017. The Colorado Global EIR program is a way for experienced international entrepreneurs to receive an H-1B visa, allowing them to work in Boulder. They must commit to working 20 hours per week at CU Boulder (supporting cross-campus entrepreneurial activities), and of course, will be paid for doing so.

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Happy National Robotics Week

Feld Thoughts

It’s National Robotics Week 2017. Yay robots. I’m doing my best to endear myself to the robots for when they become self-aware. Hint to all robots out there: “I love you.”


7 Tips On Maximizing Social Media Returns At Low Cost

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are an entrepreneur today, and not using social media to promote your business, you are missing out on a huge opportunity. But, contrary to what most people preach, it isn’t entirely free.

Reading Your VC Pitch Meeting

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

I’ve come to realize that many – most – entrepreneurs suck at reading pitch meetings. Frequently what I hear from a company CEO is completely uncorrelated to what I hear from the VC they were pitching.

Why Great Executives Avoid Shiny Objects

Both Sides of the Table

The modern world is filled with constant distractions. Only those with maniacal focus on results and a willingness not to engage in every activity achieve extraordinary results. As executives we’re all seemingly accessible at any moment to anybody via email, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or Text. We are over-intro’d and at the same time under-resourced in terms of staff to handle the barrage of in-bound requests.

Bezos Annual Letter

Feld Thoughts

I just sent this note out to our CEO list. I was going to write a different post today about The Founder Wellness Pact: How Accelerators are Addressing Depression Among Founders but I’m going to save it for next week. After sending this note out, I decided it was the clearest thing I could add to your world today going into the weekend. . Jeff Bezos’ annual letter is now up there with Warren Buffett’s annual letter as must reads for me.

7 Partner Relationships That Can Kill A Good Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs who start a company alone soon come to the conclusion that two heads are better than one – someone to share the workload, the hard decisions, and the costs. In a moment of crisis, you may be tempted to take on the first person expressing interest as a co-founder.

Smart Marketers Leverage Marketing Technology And Data Intelligence

YFS Magazine

Is your marketing working? Learn how to use use data intelligence and technology to ensure your marketing strategy delivers on your goals. Grow Marketing & Sales big data data intelligence data management marketing marketing technology

From The Archives: General Georges Doriot

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I am flying up to Boston today to give the inaugural Georges Doriot lecture at MIT. It’s a great honor to kick off this annual lecture and remember General Doriot, who was the founder of modern venture capital. Here is a blog post I did back in 2008 about General Doriot and a book about him by Spencer Ante.

How to Build a High Performing Growth Team


As technology continues to make data-driven marketing easier to implement and control, one thing remains constant: it’s all about the effectiveness of your team.

7 Keys To Loving What You Do And Doing What You Love

Startup Professionals Musings

Is it possible to be successful in business and not fulfilled?

18 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business


Share Each business has a story. No matter if the business is a Goliath like Wal-Mart, or a local business owned by a couple or family, the business has roots in an idea. For each business owner, the story of their journey can range from monetary needs or the passion for a unique project.

China, USD & JPY FX - Two Charts


China Currency Overview The two yuan. @ BBC: The "Renminbi" is the official name of the currency introduced by the Communist People's Republic of China at the time of its foundation in 1949. It means "the people's currency". Yuan" is the name of a unit of the renminbi currency.

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What Every Startup Should Know About Non-Disclosure Agreements

YFS Magazine

NDAs can play a critical role in the development of your idea. But it is important to be intelligent and thoughtful about how you use NDAs. Business Law Grow business agreements non disclosure agreement

CXL Live 2017 Recap: Optimization & Growth Insights from 20+ Experts


Last week, 400+ data-driven marketers from 20+ countries around the world met up in the outskirts of San Antonio, Texas for CXL Live 2017. Everyone, including the 20+ speakers, stayed together at the same secluded resort for a full three days.

How Traveling Helped Me Prepare for Startup Life

Up and Running

If there’s anything that traveling outside the U.S. taught me, it was how to adapt.

#2 Secret About Running Your Own Copywriting Business You Rarely Hear

Rembrandt Communications

Secret #2: You don’t need to spend a cent on marketing to get clients. In the first article in this series, I told you about how I started my own business immediately after an unexpected lay-off. My employer became my first client. Sure. I had one client to start, but I needed more to pay […].

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How To Build Great Working Relationships With Employees

YFS Magazine

People work better when they feel supported and appreciated. Here's a look at 5 ways to create a positive and meaningful relationship with your team. Lead company cuture leadership relationships workplace development workplace productivity

10 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Leadership Coaching


by Gregg Thompson, author of “ The Master Coach: Leading with Character, Building Connections, and Engaging in Extraordinary Conversations “ When it comes to helping you perform at your best and accelerate your career, nothing compares to the power of being coached.

6 Reasons Your Business Fails to Meet Your Strategic Goals (and What to Do About It)

Up and Running

Starting out, it was just you, four walls, and maybe a cash register. Strategic goals were the least of your concerns. On opening day , you were already in the hole a few thousand, maybe a lot more. Money needed to pour in, quickly, or you would be belly up in a matter of a few months.

Ten Things United Airlines Might Have Done

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Improving Customer Service at United Airlines Requires a Paradigm Shift and Recognizing They Have a Problem. Creative Training Would Have Helped. 10 Things United Airlines Might Have Done (see below). Once again we have an incident of extremely poor customer service from a major airline.

5 Ways EdTech Companies Can Stay Relevant

YFS Magazine

Here's a look at how edtech companies can agilely respond to state changes, as well as emerging trends, and score big wins. Grow Technology edtech teacherpreneur technology technology entrepreneurs technology trends

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Is there a right time of year to raise a seed round?

This is going to be BIG.

It's hard to answer that question, because even if you look at fundraising data, you don't always know a) when the round was actually closed vs. just announced or filed and b) you don't know when fundraising actually started. Maybe it was wrapped up in a week or maybe it took six months.

Millennial Entrepreneurs: How to Fund a Business When You Still Have Student Loans

Up and Running

Starting a business from scratch isn’t easy under any circumstances. But for members of the millennial generation, many of whom still sit atop a mountain of student loan debt, it can seem virtually impossible.

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4 Things to Know to Select the Perfect Business Lawyer

The Startup Magazine

. *Not legal advice. Eventually, every business owner is going to need legal representation at some point or another. You can either look at your lawyer as a huge burden and expense that you’d rather not have to pay, or you can consider your business attorney a major asset for your company.

Restaurant Business: 4 Ways To Control Costs And Boost Sales

YFS Magazine

Opening a restaurant can be tough. Managing a restaurant efficiently limits waste. Here's a look at 4 tips to lower restaurant costs and boost sales. Grow Operations food and beverage startups food service entrepreneurs restaurant business restaurateur

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The Comprehensive Guide to Social Media Ad Marketing

Duct Tape Marketing

The Comprehensive Guide to Social Media Ad Marketing written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. As per the latest research , social media ad spend overwhelmingly surpassed television by the end of 2016- a result that wasn’t predicted.

Why I Care About Problem Size More Than Market Size

Hunter Walker

For seed investors, overfocusing on TAM (total addressable market) can be a trap. It causes founders to think that displaying a generic sizable dollar stat (“$150 billion is spent on Education annually”) is sufficient versus really spending time understanding important characteristics about the problem they’re solving. Namely, Is the problem large? Is the problem urgent? Is the problem valuable? One of three and you don’t have a business.

Embracing Digital Disruption in the Business World

The Startup Magazine

Technology has become so disruptive in the business world that sometimes its exact purpose can be forgotten. . From marketing to product development, to new software tools and communications, the list is almost endless as to the digital transformations taking place.

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How To Develop A Winning Mobile Advertising Strategy

YFS Magazine

Media consumption is moving to mobile. If you want to make the most out of a small advertising budget, consider mobile advertising. Grow Marketing & Sales marketing mobile mobile advertising mobile marketing