Dreamforce Keynotethe good and not-so-good

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Marc Benioff has an admirable loyalty to Hawaii, Cloud Computing, SaaS Industry CommentaryI am not at the Salesforce event this week but changed my travel plans to make sure I could watch yesterday’s streaming of the 2 hour keynote. Some of it was predictable.

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What I Read On Spring Break

Feld Thoughts

Amy and I just spent a week off the grid in Hawaii with my partner Ryan, his wife Katherine, and their son. Last year on spring break we cancelled a trip to Hawaii (with the McIntyres) because of the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster in Japan. Books hawaii Qx vacationIt was a much needed break – I was once again totally fried – from work, travel, and all the training for my upcoming 50 mile race.

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More Innovation

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On the New Florence blog The awesome slate at Cognizant Community Fan Conventions Technology and the 2012 World Series Media Room Makeover Vail Resorts EpicMax app Hawaii’s night of tsunami technology and terror Customer experience as a service Data encoded.

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The Power Of Consistent Coaching For Million Dollar Outcomes

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Earlier this year I stopped over in Hawaii on the way from Japan to Canada. I was there to meet up with my Canadian family who were escaping winter. I was also there for one other very important reason — to record this video with Mitch Wilson. Press play to watch: Mitch is a special […]. The post The Power Of Consistent Coaching For Million Dollar Outcomes appeared first on Yaro.Blog.

Nature’s Way Of Reminding Us Who Is Really In Charge

Feld Thoughts

I’m now trying to pry myself away from the live videos of the coast of Hawaii waiting for the tsunami to hit. I’m hoping my friends in Japan, Hawaii, and any other places that are being impacted are ok. When I was brushing my teeth this morning at 5am I was thinking about a post I was going to write today. By 5:15 I was in front of my computer with my cup of coffee totally obsessed by watching video of the 8.9 earthquake that hit Japan today.

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5Q03: Puneet Agarwal (True Ventures) on pitching investors, maker culture, and big trends he’s watching. — The Orchestrate.io Blog

Scalable Startup

Angel Investor CEO Succession early stage founder Hawaii PHP SaaS Scalability startup CEO Tom Nora venture Cash Flow CEOing google revenue growth scalability Software Development The Next Level tom nora vc venture capital [link]. via 5Q03: Puneet Agarwal (True Ventures) on pitching investors, maker culture, and big trends he’s watching. — The Orchestrate.io via 5Q03: Puneet Agarwal (True Ventures) on pitching investors, maker culture, and big trends he’s watching. —

3 Questions to Ask Yourself (If You’re Trying to Convince The World That You Have a Hot Startup)

Scalable Startup

Angel Investor CEO Succession early stage founder Hawaii Launch Scalability startup startup CEO Tom Nora Uncategorized angel investor Cash Flow CEO blog CoFounder first revenue leadership revenue growth scalability software startups The Next Level tom nora vc venture capitalWhat are people doing now because your product doesn’t exist, what is the pain you will solve? What is it that you know about your specific niche that other companies do not?

The Power of Connection

Scalable Startup

Angel Investor Business Development CEO Succession early stage founder Hawaii Launch SaaS Uncategorized Entrepreneur funding startup Last week I witnessed again the difference between 2 people meeting in person compared all other forms of communication we currently employ.

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Great, Simple Cap Table Tool for Startups from SMARTASSET

Scalable Startup

Angel Investor audio beach CEO Succession early stage founder Hawaii Launch Scalability startup startup CEO Tom Nora venture angel investor Cash Flow CEO CoFounder tom nora venture capitalOne of the top 3 to 5 worries when launching a startup is is “Who gets how much stock upon start or joining? Founders, Co-Founders, next employees, Investors, Etc. The founders of SmartAsset went through this process and decided to open it up to the world.

What negotiation tactics does Dave Mcclure use? #500strong

Scalable Startup

Angel Investor CEO Succession early stage founder Hawaii Launch Revenue Growth startup CEO Tom Nora angel investor CEOing CoFounder first revenue google scalability Silicon Valley startups tom nora My Answer to Quora Qeustion: I’ve advised several founders from 500 su and they’ve all said Dave is fair, honest, easy going, and lets you know when you’re cheating yourself.

Startup Workshops Update

Scalable Startup

Next Year - Many possibilities – basic web design training, a 2 day conference in April, another 2 day conference in Hawaii in May. Angel Investor Business Development CEO Succession early stage founder Hawaii Revenue Growth Scalability startup CEO Tom Nora advertising angel investor CEO CoFounder first revenue google iOS muscle_car The Next Level tom nora venture capitalThis group is 8 months old, 400+ members, gaining nice momentum every week.

How SaaS + Mobile has changed our world.

Scalable Startup

Angel Investor early stage founder Hawaii SaaS Scalability startup startup CEO Tom Nora angel investor CEOing first revenue leadership software Software Development The Next Level tom nora twitter venture capital

The Greenshoe = how to repay all those that helped along the way.

Scalable Startup

startup venture Scalability early stage startup CEO Revenue Growth founder Angel Investor Tom Nora Hawaii CEO CEOing first revenue venture capital angel investor tom nora CoFounder The Next Level Cash Flow Silicon Valley Entrepreneur How is it that so many people associated with startups reap the financial benefits, yet others just as close get no financial upside This is a source of frustration among many people in the startup sphere.

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Silicon Valley Uber Alles? I think so… Some of their Secret Weapons.

Scalable Startup

Angel Investor Business Development CEO Succession Drupal early stage founder Hawaii Jobs Launch Revenue Growth Scalability startup startup CEO Tom Nora Uncategorized venture acquisition angel investor CEO blog CEOing CoFounder google income iOS leadership Silicon Valley tom nora venture capital

What does it feel like to be the CEO of a start-up? 3 FULL TIME JOBS.

Scalable Startup

Angel Investor Business Development CEO Succession early stage founder Hawaii Launch Revenue Growth Scalability startup startup CEO Tom Nora venture acquisition angel investor business CEO CEO blog CEOing CoFounder first revenue google leadership scalability software Software Development succession venture capitalBeing the CEO of a startup is crazy, fun, very hard work, inclusive, humbling and of course can be quite rewarding. Weekends are meaningless.

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Why “Job Boards” and applying online do not work

Scalable Startup

Angel Investor Business Development early stage Hawaii Hiring Jobs Scalability acquisition Cash Flow first revenue hiring jobs Leader leadership tom nora I’m building my own job hunting tool to try to fix the broken inefficient systems currently out there. I was interviewed by Forbes recently and asked to comment on the job hunting process and my opinion of applying online to jobs. Here’s an excerpt of my answers… Great topic.

The Greenshoe = how to repay all those that helped along the way.

Scalable Startup

Angel Investor early stage founder Hawaii Revenue Growth Scalability startup startup CEO Tom Nora venture angel investor Cash Flow CEO CEOing CoFounder Entrepreneur first revenue Silicon Valley The Next Level tom nora venture capital How is it that so many people associated with startups reap the financial benefits, yet others just as close get no financial upside This is a source of frustration among many people in the startup sphere.

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CASH IS KING — C-A-S-H — Friction Cost Reduction — Accountants, Attorneys and Consultants

Scalable Startup

Angel Investor Business Development CEO Succession early stage founder Hawaii Revenue Growth Scalability startup startup CEO Uncategorized venture Android angel investor Boston business Cash CEO CEO blog Consultant Entrepreneur first revenue google iOS leadership scalability Silicon Valley speakers Startup companyMost startup entrepreneurs focus on one thing throughout the lifecycle of their company: bringing in CASH. C-A-S-H.

Be Audacious, like Sophia Amoruso.

Scalable Startup

Angel Investor Business Development early stage founder Hawaii Scalability startup startup CEO Tom Nora Uncategorized angel investor Cash Flow CEO CEOing CoFounder leadership Nasty Gal The Next Level Audacity. Boldness. Risk Taking. Vision.

Common traits of Successful Startup Entrepreneurs.

Scalable Startup

AdTech Angel Investor Business Development CEO Succession early stage founder Hawaii Launch SaaS Scalability startup startup CEO Tom Nora venture Here are a few traits to try to emulate if you want to be a successful startup guru. Success may be financial, fulfillment of a life goal or even altruistic. Success will begin to create itself if your heart is in the right place… Take a look at the 9 things below and send me feedback on your thoughts. 1… Genuineness, honesty.

4 Week Vacation – Results From Cyndi Thomason

Mike Michalowicz

The pic is me in front of the Pyrocumulus clouds at the Kileaua eruption in Hawaii. I’m so excited to see all the posts about Clockwork! I want to tell you how the story ends. This is not a spoiler- but a further nudge to let you know you can do everything Mike writes about.

This Too Shall Pass

Mike Michalowicz

On a recent trip to the breathtaking island of Lanai, Hawaii, I witnessed an important lesson; It is human nature to believe that whatever is currently happening will likely happen permanently.

Solopreneurs: The Pros And Cons Of Working Alone

YoungUpstarts

If you need to get some sunshine, pick up your mobile phone and laptop and move to the garden, or Hawaii! Being a solopreneur is something that looks very appealing from the outside.

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Doing A 50 Mile Race For The First Time

Feld Thoughts

While we were in Hawaii, Amy and I decided that it’d be too much for her to come sherpa. Doing something for the first time is always fascinating for me. In an hour I’ll be starting the American River 50 Mile Endurance Run which will be the first ultramarathon I’ve ever run. Assuming that RunKeeper and my iPhone works (with it’s special magic Mophie juice pack), you can track me live on my RunKeeper account.

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We Don’t Talk Enough About Money In Silicon Valley. No, Really.

Hunter Walker

But still, she’s been to Hawaii three times already. “Look, I’m incredibly thankful for this industry. It made me a millionaire.”

Startup Map & Trends Analysis – September 2012

Gust

However, the states with the highest monthly increase in percentage terms were South Dakota, Kentucky, and Hawaii, also likely due to their small baselines, but yet demonstrating a potentially interesting trend. September’s Startup Map showcases the latest trends in startup profiles created on Gust between September 1 st and September 30 th.

We Love Our Customers

crowdSPRING Blog

We’re also really humbled when a customer does something so special – to send us a package of yummy goodies all the way from Hawaii. We’re going to enjoy the candy, cookies & coffee – and dream big dreams about surfing in Hawaii. We love our customers.

Pixar, Artists, Founders and Corporate Innovation

Steve Blank

Pixar animators flew to Hawaii and went scuba diving for Finding Nemo , to Scotland while they were making Brave and drove Route 66 when making Cars. I’m still surprised when I find unexpected connections with innovation in different industries.

My One Wish For All Startup Employees

Both Sides of the Table

” The film was made by Mike Myers who said that Shep Gordon welcomed him into his home in Hawaii with no notice and with no expectations and helped Myers at a time where he was at a life low.

Weekend Favs June Twenty Eight

Duct Tape Marketing

One of my daughters is in Hawaii for a bit and captured this image. Weekend Favs June Twenty Eight written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing.

A Clockwork 4 Week Vacation – Case Study of Cyndi Thomason of bookskeep

Mike Michalowicz

That’s Cyndi Thomason, founder and president of Bookskeep, standing in front of Pyrocumulus clouds at the Kileaua eruption in Hawaii. What does this picture remind you of?

Millennial CEO Disrupts Bottled Water Industry

Hearpreneur

When live in Hawaii and you don’t stay at a resort, you can’t help but ignore the unemployment and poverty in some areas that is directly relevant to education. Anytime there is a disruption, there is usually a signal of opportunity. This is no different in the bottle water industry.

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Cancer

Feld Thoughts

While I was off the grid last week in Hawaii I sent him a postcard every day. I was going to write something about a new book I’ve just published but I woke up this morning and that felt trivial so I’m going to save it for next week. Instead, I’m going to talk about my day yesterday. My long time friend (dating back to the mid-1990′s) Andy Sack has testicular cancer.

Top 5 Brands Using Virtual Reality to Usher in New Age Marketing

Brandanew

One can simply get teleported to a beach in Hawaii or on the cliffs to London. Deploying Virtual Reality with a mobile first approach. Areas where VR Marketing can be used and How (Examples). Learn how to use content marketing like a pro. Enroll in our online learning program HERE.

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Join a conference simulcast near you

Startup Lessons Learned

One of the most important things we do with The Lean Startup Conference is make a livestream of the plenary talks available for free to groups around the world, supporting entrepreneurship communities everywhere. The number of hosts has grown annually, and this year, we have 200+ groups joining us on Monday, December 3. They represent more than 10,000 people total. If you're not attending the conference in person, consider meeting up with one of these groups to watch.

Richie Norton on The Power of Starting Something Stupid

Life Beyond Code

I went to BYU (Brigham Young University) at Hawaii. BYU-Hawaii worked closely with me to help create the business model and put mentors in place.

Am I Properly Insured as a Business Owner?

Up and Running

In addition, if your business operates in California, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, or Rhode Island, you are required to carry disability insurance. Running your small business without the proper insurance is a little like skydiving without a parachute.

Survivors

Both Sides of the Table

I saw some companies that became truly rancid – even one entrepreneur who flew to Hawaii as his company was melting down and got drunk at an M&A meeting to save his team and he ended up not paying his entire team all of their final expense payments but he flew first class to Europe. Failure. It smells. People are afraid of it. It’s like cancer.

Insuring The Success Of Your Small Business

YoungUpstarts

Disability Insurance – This type of insurance is mandatory only in the following states: California, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and Rhode Island. As a small business owner, you are very much aware of some of the expenses facing you in the first couple of years.

Indivisible: How A 23-Page Google Doc Gave Birth To A National Progressive Movement

Hunter Walker

For instance, currently we have 45 local indivisible groups in Darrell Issa’s district in California (a very vulnerable Republican outside of San Diego)…and we have exactly 1 organizer for the entire state of California (and she covers Hawaii too!).

10 Tips on How to Start a Consulting Business

Up and Running

It’s the equivalent of having a cup of coffee together before you take the weekend in Hawaii. Are you considering starting your own consulting business? I’ve been there. In fact I left a very good job as a vice president in a market research firm to go out on my own as a planning and market research consultant, and, after some rocky months at the beginning, I made that work.

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Read This Excerpt From Steve Case (AOL)’s New Book

Startup Lessons Learned

At one point we became the exclusive distributor in Hawaii for a Swiss watchmaker, though I can’t recall actually selling any watches. When I left Hawaii to attend Williams College in Massachusetts in 1976, I kept looking for new business opportunities. Guest post by Melissa Moore, co-founder of Lean Startup Co. The Lean Startup movement brings together the brightest minds in Silicon Valley to share the best advice for entrepreneurs, from entrepreneurs.

What Motorcycling Can Teach You About Making Decisions

Up and Running

It’s been a long time now, but in my other life (when I was living in Hawaii and before I worked for Palo Alto Software), I was a motorcycle safety instructor.

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