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6 Things You Need to Pivot Successfully

Instigator Blog

Pivot. We’re all familiar with the word — and many people now roll their eyes when they hear it. The word has been bastardized, overused, and taken out of context. But it doesn’t mean pivots aren’t important. Dont hate the word, hate the people that use it incorrectly and ignore its importance. Pivot. Say it with me. Pivot.

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Be Vulnerable

Feld Thoughts

We are told that leaders must be strong. They must be confident. They must be unflinching. They must hide their fear. They must never blink. They cannot be soft in any way. The first was that I expressed incredible vulnerability in my talk. She thanked me for that. She was absolutely correct on both fronts. But it doesn’t stop there. Human.

Designing a Corporate Entrepreneurship Program – A Qualcomm Case Study (part 1 of 2)

Steve Blank

I ran into Ricardo Dos Santos and his amazing Qualcomm Venture Fest a few years ago and was astonished with its breath and depth. The origin. —-.

Should Startups Announce Their Funding?

Both Sides of the Table

I think many board members (including VCs) were trained 10+ years ago when life was very different and their advice often comes from an outdated lens.

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Entrepreneurs Who Master Storytelling Win More

Startup Professionals Musings

Especially for technical founders, this is normally all about presenting impressive facts. But in reality facts only go so far. Marty Zwilling.

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A compass is not a map

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

An entrepreneur confided in me recently that he didn’t like Lean Startup; did I think that was OK? Or is he not cut out to build a startup?

I Am Enough

Feld Thoughts

I received a bunch of great comments and responses to my post Be Vulnerable. I hadn’t ever seen it so I watched it last night. So then we numb.

Qualcomm’s Corporate Entrepreneurship Program – Lessons Learned (Part 2)

Steve Blank

I ran into Ricardo Dos Santos and his amazing Qualcomm Venture Fest a few years ago and was astonished with its breath and depth. Read it first.

7 Incredible Web Design, Branding, Digital Marketing Experiences

Occam's Razor

We are surrounded by incredible digital experiences. Masterful design, branding and marketing. There are 7 in total. What can you expect? Songza.

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The 4 Personality Types Every Startup Needs


Anyone can have a killer startup idea, but in order to make that idea succeed you’ll need an unbeatable team. Lara Croft. The Architect.

Startup Life – Operation Win A Dinner With Us

Feld Thoughts

My newest book, Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship with an Entrepreneur , that I wrote with my wife Amy Batchelor , is shipping. As a result, I’m activating Operation Win A Dinner With Us today. Between now and Saturday (2/2/13), if you order a copy of Startup Life , you will be entered into a random drawing. Or Win A Contest.

How to Use Social Media To Drive Sales


According to a report by Nielsen on social media Americans spend three times more time on social media than reading their e-mail. Black Friday data.

We Need to Have Sympathy for Those With Depression. It is an Illness

Both Sides of the Table

Somebody commented that in 2013 I have done a lot more personal posts than usual. I didn’t set out that way. It just happened. Aaron Schwartz.

How to Sell Your Ideas

Life Beyond Code

Getting new ideas is reasonably easy. Here are ten ideas to get new ideas. Selling any idea is hard. How Ideas Die Prematurely. Random Chatter. Timing.

The Colorado PUC Trying to Shut Down UberDenver

Feld Thoughts

In yet another insane move by government against entrepreneurs and job creators, the Colorado PUC is proposing a new set of rules that would shut down Uber in Colorado. This is protectionism and misuse of power in an egregious form. As a Colorado entrepreneurial community, we shouldn’t stand for this. And tell everyone you know. Email Gov.

Just Do It

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

We have a two year rotation program at USV for most of our non partner positions. We hire incredibly talented people, suck them into everything we are doing for two years, and then ask them to leave. The USV alumni group is becoming quite a collection of talent. We made it even harder on her because we flirted with extending her stay.

Goodbye Jody. You Really Were Awesome

Both Sides of the Table

You’re gone too early. We still had so many more times to spend together. I loved this image I saw posted by Andy Rankin. You came back. Fine.

New Rules for SEO Success in 2013

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Measuring SEO success by your ranking position for your favorite keywords means falling behind the curve. This is known as your keyword portfolio.

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Startup Visa Act 2013 Introduced By Udall (D-Colo) and Flake (R-Ariz)

Feld Thoughts

Today appears to be government day on Feld Thoughts. This morning I wrote about the Colorado PUC trying to shut down Uber in Colorado (bad). Now I get to write about Senators Mark Udall (D-Colo.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) re-introducing the Startup Visa Act of 2013 (good). Senator Flake – thank you for showing leadership on this issue.

Why Video is the Best Way to Share Your Company Story

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

A picture paints a thousand words, and those words are greatly multiplied if the picture in question is moving. Too Close for Clarification.

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Should You Bother Targeting the Tech Blogs for Your PR Campaigns?

Both Sides of the Table

I’ve started a recent series on PR at startups since I get asked for advice on this topic so often. I will put the full list of posts here.

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Seth Godin: Why Small Businesses Fail

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The famous marketing expert explains how small businesses can hone their market efforts. What's the right mix for social networking? Like this post?

Boulder Startup Life Event Tonight at Riverside

Feld Thoughts

I’m going to be doing the first public Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship with an Entrepreneur talk tonight at Riverside at 7pm. If you don’t know Riverside, it’s a new co-working, event, and cafe space on 1724 Broadway in Boulder. If you want to attend tonights event, please sign up.

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How Reed Hastings’ Facebook Status Update Landed Netflix in SEC’s Crosshairs


What could be wrong with more transparency? The key words worth repeating here are “ perfect information.” Or its blog?

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How to Deal with a Masked Narcissist

Life Beyond Code

It is not easy to detect a masked narcissist. Well, for one, he or she is masked. There are subtle signals of narcissism in their talk and behavior.

4 Signs You're a Weak Leader

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Outwardly, you appear effective, dependable, on top of things. But look closer. Are you in danger of destructive behaviors? Time for some tough love.

Less Than a Week Left to Apply to the Nike+ Accelerator

Feld Thoughts

If you’re working on a quantified self product or are part of a startup that would benefit from integration with Nike+, you have less than a week left to apply to the Nike+ Accelerator, powered by TechStars (deadline is February 3rd). Nike offers mentors, executives, technology, access to the developer portal, API, and more.

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What is the Primary Reason For Startup Failure?

Startup Professionals Musings

Pivoting or dealing a new hand is not quitting. Nothing is more discouraging to future entrepreneurs than a failed startup. Why do most startups fail?

7 Essential Elements to Small Business Growth

Duct Tape Marketing

Business plans are great, useful even, but the planning process and a growth oriented plan of action is where it’s at for the small business.

Stop Procrastinating: 5 Tips From Ben Franklin

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Benjamin Franklin--author, printer, politician, postmaster, satirist, inventor, musician, and diplomat--clearly knew how to get things done. ”

Entrepreneurs Unplugged – Tuesday 1/29 Interview of Jeremy Bloom (Integrate)

Feld Thoughts

Tomorrow night (Tuesday, 1/29) I’ll be doing another Entrepreneurs Unplugged – this time I’ll be interviewing Jeremy Bloom , the co-founder of Integrate. We are investors in Jeremy’s company which is doing extraordinarily well. Jeremy has been a total joy to work with and has an amazing story. Related articles.

A Blue Print For Successful Startup Hubs

VC Cafe

The article mentions some of the characteristics that make the Nordic Cluster successful. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Why the Best Business Ideas Come in the Shower

Mike Michalowicz

No, it’s not the magic of warm water. Nor is it an enchanted formula the Irish Spring folks are using in little green soap bars. It’s not magic.

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9 Tips for Shorter, Better Meetings

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Avoid the unfocused meetings that murder your team's productivity. Too many business meetings are utter wastes of time. Need to take notes?