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Enjoy Every Day

Feld Thoughts

Ted Rheingold just passed away. He was an amazing guy beloved by many. Endlessly joyful, inspiring, and loving. His autoresponder (typos and all) is one for the books, and like great poetry, worth reading over and over. My cancer (ccRCC, metastic) has gotten the upper hand and I’ll be. putting all my resources into managing it. In my stread, please keep these very important messages in place: * be good to each other. enjoy evert day. wanting is suffering. *

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7 Ways To Be The New Venture Leader Investors Seek

Startup Professionals Musings

In the beginning all businesses are just people playing out an idea. It’s never the other way around – there is no idea so big that it doesn’t need people to make it succeed. Investors know this, hence the saying “Bet on the jockey (founder), not the horse (idea).”

This Is The Difference Between A Wantrepreneur And An Entrepreneur

YFS Magazine

If you want to keep it real and prove to the world you aren’t another wantrepreneur, here's what you need to know and do now! Lead leadership personal development success advice wantrepreneur

Russian Economics


How is Russia doing? A preliminary estimate revealed that the economy continued to pick up steam in Q2, with GDP expanding at the fastest pace since Q3 2012.

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Running From Aspen to Basalt

Feld Thoughts

I’m running my 25th marathon in South Dakota on 10/8/17. My training has been going well and I’m now in a zone of 30+ miles a week with a long run once a week in the high teens. Today’s run from Aspen to Basalt was the best run I’ve had in over a year.

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My Early Entrepreneurial Heroes

Feld Thoughts

I woke up from a dream about being in my early 20’s. It was a complicated one that included struggling to finish my graduate degree (yup – that’s clearly an anxiety dream) along with meeting with Bill Gates and trying to sell him my company (something that never happened but clearly has some fantasy element to it.). As I was brushing my teeth, parts of the dream stuck with me, as some do. In my waking haze, I inhabited some of my memories from my early 20’s.

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Are You Involved With Business, Or Fully Committed?

Startup Professionals Musings

In my role as advisor to small businesses, I often think of the old joke, “In a bacon-and-egg breakfast, the chicken is very involved, but the pig is committed.”

How to Create an Elevator Speech (With Examples)

Up and Running

An elevator speech is a 30- to 60-second answer to the question, “So, what do you do?” It’s a quick summary of your business and its value proposition. A great elevator speech will spark interest in your business and hopefully lead to a deeper conversation.

Global Outlook Improves


Dynamic global trade and improved labor markets, coupled with fiscal stimulus and accommodative monetary policies in key countries, are prompting the global economy to consolidate its healthy growth trajectory. A comprehensive estimate for the global economy corroborates that GDP expanded 3.1%

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How The Brightest Founders Scale Ideas And Make Millions

YFS Magazine

Discover how some of today's brightest founders scale ideas and make millions with these 10 innovative lessons from business leaders. Plan business lessons scale ideas scale your business startup advice

Can Your Business Survive The Traditional Life Cycle?

Startup Professionals Musings

Successful startups seem to follow similar paths to greatness, and unfortunately all too often that path leads them back down the hill much faster than they went up.

Thinking of Home: Dickinson, Texas

For those of you who have moved away from the town where you grew up, the few times that you see your hometown in the national news creates an enormous sense of pride.

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A Reading and Writing Week

Feld Thoughts

As my writing progress on my two books – Startup Communities 2 and #GiveFirst – continue to equal zero and the pile of unread stuff reaches higher into the sky than the stack of turtles going all the way down , I’ve decided to try a new process thing. I’m going have a reading and writing week starting today and going through 9/17. Any excess time I have next week will be for reading the turtle pile and working on the new books.

The Man Who Coined “Product-Market Fit” Shares Mental Models for Entrepreneurs [Traction #47: Andy Rachleff]

View from Seed

On the podcast today, NextView cofounder Rob Go sits down with Andy Rachleff, VC veteran and the president, CEO, and executive chairman of Wealthfront. They talk about how Andy came up with the term product-market fit, how he applied his own lessons (and updated them) in building Wealthfront, and the mental models founders can use to unlock their real unfair advantage in a tactics-obsessed world: how you think. Follow Andy on Twitter. Follow Rob on Twitter.

6 Symptoms Of A Dysfunction That Can Kill Your Dream

Startup Professionals Musings

Founders almost always cite lack of money as the reason for failure, but if you look deeper, I believe the reason is more often about dysfunctional people and leadership. Sometimes it comes right back to the founder, in terms of a malaise often called “founder’s syndrome.”

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Embargo App Disrupts Hospitality Industry with Style

The Startup Magazine

As we know London boasts a vast choice of bars, restaurants, clubs, cafes – there are not many places in the world that can compare to our city. It is certainly a luxury, but as a customer it is easy to become one of many and miss out.

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The Hustle Hoax

Start Up Blog

I came across this article recently discussing the Startup Hustle Bubble which is occurring in many entrepreneurial circles. The title said that working 9-5 is for losers. I tend to agree, but in the opposite direction than many of the Silicon Valley disciples espouse.

Learn From The Bad Business Decisions Of Others

YFS Magazine

If you want to retain your hard-won customers, build their loyalty by making the following best practices part of your company’s core values. Customer Service Grow

7 Key Lessons I’ve Learned Working at CXL


After about 2.5 years, today is my last day working on growth and content at CXL. It’s been nothing but an awesome experience – I’ve been able to work on impactful projects, learn a ton about optimization and digital marketing, and work alongside the brightest minds in CRO.

How Investors Can Bring More Than Just Money To The Table


by Paul Towers, founder & CEO of Task Pigeon. Investing in startups is a lot more than just buying “stock” in a company.

Introducing Petal, Providing Access to Credit to Thin File Consumers

This is going to be BIG.

One of the biggest fears about the future of data is that everyone will turn into a number--that algorithms will turn everyone's personal experience into a single score that will decide whether or not you get what you want, a job, a house, a car, financing for a new business etc.

Venture Capital Funding and the Sexism You Can’t Quite Prove

Up and Running

At the outset, it is worth noting that when it comes to the world of venture funding, I am a bit of an outsider. Until a handful of years ago, I didn’t even know what venture capital was, let alone anything about the complicated process of actually acquiring VC funding.

7 Signs Your Business Deal Won’t Pan Out

YFS Magazine

Partnership deals are a key strategic advantage for startups and small businesses. However, not all deals are created equal. Grow Operations business partners partnerships strategic alliances

Social Impact Of A Business


The success of a business encompasses more than just the financial data that acts as proof of its success. Products and profits don’t paint the whole picture, it takes more and many of the measures of success go beyond financial matters.

Measuring from Product to Development

The Product Guy

In a recent live stream from one of our mentors of The Product Mentor , Bennett Morrison, lead a conversation around “Measuring Product and Development”. We are always looking for more product mentors from all around the world. Signup to be a Mentor Today! View the live stream….

Success Stories of Previous Winners at the Vernadsky Challenge

The Startup Magazine

Ukraine is a country rich in talents in the technology industry. The number of startups that has sprung in the country in the last decade is beyond expectations. Most of the startups in the tech industry, however, are centered around software.

25 Entrepreneurs Share Their Favorite Inspirational Business Quote


André Gide wrote that,”Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But since no one was listening, everything must be said again.” Quotes are an important part of motivation, though many of them are repeats of another turn of phrase.

A Complete Branding Strategy For Your Startup Is Kinda Very Important Now


by Nate Vickery, editor-in-chief of Starting up a business is an enormous and serious task that will most definitely pose many challenges along the way. The whole process is a continuum, so it is of high importance to do it well and know where to start.

Four years at Version One & some thoughts on “Moneyball for VC”

Version One Ventures

This week marks my fourth year at Version One. And to celebrate, I want to share the story of my interviews with Boris, my first endeavour to build a sourcing model, and his incredible leap of faith. In the summer of 2013, I was introduced to Boris by a fellow Canadian, Brendan Baker. I had met Brendan that past Spring when I had just left Insight Data Science and he was at Greylock Partners.

How the Five Types of Marketing Can Work For You

The Startup Magazine

After 11 years as head of JJR Marketing, a Chicagoland marketing firm serving start-ups to Fortune 500s, I still delight in helping companies find the “right recipe” for their marketing.

Austin-based Favor Raises $22 Million in Funding


The Austin-based on-demand delivery service, Favor, announced Thursday that it has reached profitability and raised $22 million in venture funding. S3 Ventures led the Series B financing round, which included existing investors. Scaling a high-touch, hyper-local logistics business is no easy task, and all the credit goes to our team’s relentless focus executing on our […]. The post Austin-based Favor Raises $22 Million in Funding appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

7 Practical Tips On How To Jumpstart Your Startup


by Lewis Robinson. Starting a business during these hard economic times might have been difficult, but it isn’t entirely impossible.

NC Gov. Cooper declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Irma

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

RALEIGH — Gov. North Carolina Roy Cooper announced a state of emergency for North Carolina ahead of Hurricane Irma

Accounting Tips for Homepreneurs

The Startup Magazine

Home based entrepreneurs have it easier in some ways than their counterparts who jump straight into premises and staff hiring. In other ways, however, it’s harder to maintain focus and discipline with bookkeeping when you’re one of the many homepreneurs and running a business from home.

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