Notes on Entrepreneurship
The Wall Street Journal survey of the top 50 VC-backed companies of the year is out. The #1 company is a provider of VOIP technology for telecom companies. Is Your Business Too Sexy to Be Successful?
HELSINKI — If you grab a drink with a startup founder, you'll likely hear a few shared stories, both good and ugly, about lessons learned along the way. 7 Lessons Every Startup Should Know
Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon: Excerpt From ‘The Everything Store’ by Brad Stone Behind this week’s cover Amazon.com rivals Wal-Mart as a store, Apple as a device maker, and IBM as a data services provider.
The Dangerous Seduction of the Lifetime Value (LTV) Formula
How to get your first 10 customers « Dan Shipper – Distilled Thinking Preface: the assumption for this essay is that you’re building a B2B app, and you have something built but you’re having trouble getting people to pay for it
Starting a business is always risky, and success is never guaranteed. Yet, entrepreneurs thrive every day. Although there is no one-size-fits-all approach, successful entrepreneurs seem to share several traits that the rest of the pack lacks. 4 Things Most Successful Entrepreneurs Have in Common
90 Things I’ve Learned From Founding 4 Technology Companies On October 27, 2010 I wrote a blog post about the “ 57 Things I Learned Founding 3 Tech Companies .” It has been awesome, flattering, and humbling to see that post went viral and has been seen by so many thousands of people — mainly aspiring entrepreneurs — and has been translated into many languages.
(334) Jimmy Wales's answer to Jimmy Wales: What are the things we can do to get Jimmy Wales to talk to us and work on a startup with us if we have awesome startup ideas
Upstart | Yaron Galai, Outbrain It becomes apparent moments into our mid-October meeting near New York’s Union Square that digital publishing entrepreneur Yaron Galai stares at his biggest critic in the mirror every morning. The guy is a voracious and eclectic reader with a serious “completionist” complex: when he picks up an issue of his favorite magazines Wired or The New Yorker , it is with the intent of reading it cover-to-cover. He browses perpetually for new articles and authors (asking me for my own recommendations), and is a huge fan of Instapaper, the app that lets you bookmark articles from anywhere for reading anywhere on the Web or an e-reader.
IA Ventures - Focus, focus, focus: Understanding your value stack Distraction and diffuse efforts are killers, especially in nascent businesses. Trying to do too much sucks valuable resources from accomplishing the core mission, but is often viewed as being important for “keeping options open” or “controlling one’s destiny.”
Does your company need a boost? 17 Incubators & Accelerators to Help Launch Your Big Idea
(315) Startups: How to Communicate Traction to Investors - Posts
Napkin Think Force yourself to summarize your idea on the back of a cocktail napkin. Don’t submit your plan until you have this level of clarity.
Any seasoned investor knows that past performance is not indicative of future returns. That is as true with public stocks as it is with venture capital firms. But if someone were to ask you to rank the top VC firms today based on their probability of success, how would you do it? Remember, looking at past returns won’t help you. The Top 10 VC Firms, According To InvestorRank
A tech friend gives me shit about being a Jeff Bezos fanboy. I'm unabashedly a fan. Reading Jeff Bezos | David Lee
There are Only Two Ways to Build a $100 Million Company According to This Canadian Superangel Tens of thousands of startups are founded every year.
N*&$!s get capped up and wrapped in plastic zipped up in bags when it happens, that’s it. —Dr. Preparing To Fire an Executive
If you look under the Self-Help heading on Amazon, you’ll find roughly 5,000 books listed under the sub-head Self-Esteem. The vast majority of these books aim to not only tell you why your self-esteem might be low, but to show you how to get your hands on some more of it. THE SCIENCE OF SUCCESS: Forget Self-Esteem
10 Sobering Lessons Learned After Teaching 88 Struggling Entrepreneurs For 6 Months
Startup Equity For Employees
Three Leadership Traits that Never Go Out of Style - Vineet Nayar
Fab.com: Ready, Set, Reset!
Lean Startup Lesson: Test Before you Build | The Intuit Network
A Personal Note On Behance's Growth, Funding, & Progress on the Behance Team Blog
Watch Eric Ries on "The Lean Startup"
BREAKING: You Know That TED Talk You Weren't Supposed To See? Here It Is.
Jason’s Talk at Cal Tech on This Week in Startups #135
An entrepreneur’s most powerful tool: the Pyramid Pitch
The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint
How to Deliver a Great Presentation Like Steve Jobs
Startup reporters at TechCrunch, sai, inc, WSJ, NY Times and more
Important Questions Startup Co-Founders Should Ask Each Other
Anatomy of an (un)fundable startup
Rocking Out Your AngelList Profile | Results Junkies
Tim Ferriss On How To Start Your Million Dollar Side Business
Before product-market fit, find passion-market fit
Build a Team that Ships
Reid Hoffman, Permanent Beta and the Startup of You
The Start-Up of You - The Economist Reviews Start-Up of You
You Can’t Know Yourself. So, Create Yourself | the ecology of happiness
Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn - Live Life in Permanent Beta
Hiphop Lessons on the Game of Business with Ben Horowitz | The Hiphop Archive
Class 4 Notes Essay
Beware of MBAs! The business school curriculum teaches how to suck at startups
Startup Founders: Don't Freak Out
If A Big, Awesome Company Wants To Acqui-Hire Your Startup, Say Yes
Acquihires - A Clarification by David Lee
After Two Startup Accelerators, What I Wish Someone Had Told Me | Ecquire