The Power of Negative Thinking.
Startup accelerators. Physicist Richard Feynman’s science lesson for entrepreneurs: Challenge authority. Entrepreneurs Are Tough To Be With. Books for Entrepreneurs. Work harder on yourself than you do on your startup. "Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
" - Jim Rohn A long time ago, I came across the amazing quote above, which was said often by Jim Rohn. It stook in my mind, and as the years have gone on, I feel I’ve increasingly started to learn the true meaning of it. I feel that in a startup, the quote is even more relevant. Here are some of the reasons I’ve discovered that tell me that you may want to seriously consider working harder on yourself than you do on your startup: It usually takes a few tries I certainly hope you do things better and faster than I have, and I know people far smarter than me building kickass products, but looking back and joining the dots of my own journey it is interesting to recall the number of different projects and startups I’ve started before hitting something that has worked.
For that reason, I think it’s not a smart approach to put all your eggs in the “current startup” basket. Be open, vocal, and build your network Marketing and blogging. The Top 50 Startups Blogs to Watch in 2012. 1) TechCrunch - TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.
Experimentation is to a startup as a task list is to a job. Founder Friday is a weekly guest post written by a founder who is based in or hails from the Silicon Prairie.
Each month, a topic relevant to startups is presented and founders share lessons learned or best practices utilized on that topic. May's topic is leaving a full-time job to pursue a startup. About the author: Wade Foster is a co-founder of Zapier.
Different hiring techniques. Founders and Dysfunctional Families. 5 Things I Learned About Entrepreneurship From Y Combinator's Paul Graham. Paul Graham (PG) is one of the most prominent figures in Silicon Valley's entrepreneurial community, and his reputation is well-deserved.
He's an honest leader, a talented computer scientist, and has an uncanny passion for entrepreneurship. Most importantly, he’s an entrepreneur himself. The Future of Web Startups. October 2007 (This essay is derived from a keynote at FOWA in October 2007.)
There's something interesting happening right now. Startups are undergoing the same transformation that technology does when it becomes cheaper. It's a pattern we see over and over in technology.
Kauffman Foundation. Disconnect.me. Action Trumps Everything - The Best Way To Predict The Future Is To Create It. Sxsw. Famous Entrepreneurs. Y Combinator. Angel Investors. Startups. Crowdfunding. Social Networking Software Websites. Peak age for entrepreneurship: who cares? People love to talk about whether there is a peak age for entrepreneurship.
Who wins, the 20-something just out of college with unlimited energy, no family or other obligations, who’s too naïve to know what he can’t do and isn’t afraid to break the rules? Or the seasoned veteran who’s already made his rookie mistakes, who brings experience, patience, wisdom, and maturity? For investors, this is probably a fascinating topic. They see lots of pitches and have to use “pattern recognition” to decide whom to fund. Maybe age should play a role in their decisions (maybe not). The Pitch: Vote For The Best Technology Startups. In The Future, The Business Founder Will Not Be Ignored. Editor’s note: Adam Rodnitzky is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Favo.rs.
He programmed his first startup using ColdFusion in 1999. Rodnitzky is based in San Francisco, and you can follow him on Twitter @rodtwitzky. The entrepreneurial world loves nothing like a good meme. One of the more recent ones making the rounds from Palo Alto to Paris is that a startup simply can’t get off the ground without a technical founder.
Do Things, Tell People. These are the only things you need to do to be successful*.
You can get away with just doing one of the two, but that's rare, and usually someone else is doing the other part for you. Ira Glass on Storytelling. How Three Germans Are Cloning the Web. A purple rooster sculpture made from recycled grape Fanta bottle labels.
Clocks designed to hang in corners. Bauhaus posters from the 1920s. Hand-painted vintage typewriters. These are some of the carefully curated objects for sale on Fab.com, the fast-growing flash-deal site for designer goods. Launched out of a loft in New York City’s Garment District last June, Fab had sales of $20 million in its first six months and is on track to earn $100 million in 2012. Six months after Fab launched, it was knocked off.
Microsoft’s new documentary about startups is brutally honest about Microsoft. Gotta hand it to Microsoft, they’re taking this documentary stuff seriously.
I just finished a full-length sneak preview of the company’s new film. Yes, an honest-to-goodness Microsoft fim, called Ctrl+Alt+Compete. 'Go build it,' Renaud tells Summit crowd in ecosystem-focused address. Christian Renaud encouraged Summit attendees to be proud of the Midwest startup style in his morning keynote. Christian Renaud, a co-founder of the technology startup incubator StartupCity Des Moines, focused on the idea of the Silicon Prairie ecosystem in kicking off the sixth annual Nebraska Summit on Entrepreneurship on Friday.
“You not only own your own future, your own entrepreneurial endeavors," Renaud said during the morning keynote at the Embassy Suites Conference Center in La Vista, "but as part of this ecosystem, part of the Silicon Prairie ecosystem, you own the development of that as well.” Renaud emphasized four points in his discussion of the Midwest startup style: "We are very pragmatic as Midwesterners," Renaud said, "and something that we do very well is face reality.” He said the reality we must face as entrepreneurs in the Midwest is that, in order to make our entrepreneurial ecosystem thrive, we must work together as a region. Kiene closes Summit with 'You might be a Nebraska entrepreneur if…' "You might be a Nebraska entrepreneur if you believe in quality before quantity," Steve Kiene (left) told the crowd during his closing keynote at last Friday's Nebraska Summit on Entrepreneurship.
In a style reminiscent of Jeff Foxworthy's "You might be a redneck if…" routine, Kiene, the managing principal of the Lincoln-based software investment fund Nebraska Global, delivered 33 characteristics of a Nebraska entrepreneur. Before he share his list with the audience, however, Kiene defined "entrepreneur. " "What does it mean to be an entrepreneur?