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Most Startups Should be Deer Hunters

Both Sides of the Table

Some companies / products are designed for large organizations from day 1. This post is part of my series “ Startup Lessons &#. Basecamp?

5 Tips to Becoming a More Customer Centric Organization

Both Sides of the Table

Turn Your Organization Inside Out. The world has changed much since I started my first company in 1999.  As organizations we have become more open and I believe this is great for businesses and their customers.  In the first 4 years of running BuildOnline we were an “Outside In&# organization. Back then it seemed foreign. 

What Makes an Entrepreneur? Four Letters: JFDI

Both Sides of the Table

You are constantly faced with decisions and there is always incomplete information.  This paralyzes most people.  Not you. Making Things Happen.

Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California

SoCal CTO

In his post, he mentions the following events / event organizers, and you should visit his post for a bit more on each of them. This is why I say that Local Event Organizers Need to Adopt Social Media. Great post by John Shiple. They put on great events. VentureNet – Great annual event by the Technology Council.

Are MBAs Necessary for Start-ups or VC?

Both Sides of the Table

BCG, Bain, LEK – they’re all great), a few years at a start-up or a few years somewhere like Microsoft, Google, Amazon or Apple. 

Sales Kids With Grit – Web 2.0 Paper Routes

InfoChachkie

Understandably, the pricing has to be excessive to provide sufficient margin for the product’s producer and an adequate incentive for the non-profit organization. What do Warren Buffet, Martin Luther King, John Wayne, Walt Disney, Harry Truman and Wayne Gretzky all have in common? All of these extremely successful individuals were paperboys*.

VC Funding Season Ends Next Week

Both Sides of the Table

But enough take vacation that organizing full partner meetings proves difficult. So why is Funding Season over for the rest of the year? 

Angel Funding Advice

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Join local organizations like OCTANe , TechStars or Launchpad LA.  If you’re really an entrepreneur you’ll find a way to network with the right people. 3. This is part of my ongoing series Pitching a VC. If you really want to know about the topic I hope this will be worth your time. How: 1. Team: You need a team. That’s OK.

Deal with Your Elephant in the Room

Both Sides of the Table

This is part of my series on Raising Venture Capital. Your A round investors are not stepping up. - You raised $1.5 Issue off the table. 

5 Keys to a Customer Centric Organization

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, March 12, 2009 -- 5 Keys to a Customer Centric Organization. At this premier event, you will learn five keys to successfully structuring and implementing a customer centric strategy along with transforming your organization into a truly customer centric culture. TCOSC. But they've also had to rein in costs.

Fast Follower III – First Mover Disadvantage

InfoChachkie

Pragmatism – Fulton was more skilled organizer & a better mechanical designer than Fitch. Fitch, along with his partner, were effectively a two-man-band, carrying out all the responsibilities of the organization. This is part III of a three part series. Click here for Part I and Part II. John Fitch was first. Fitch To Fulton.

Xirrus Aims At Disaster Teams, Event Organizers

socalTECH

Thousand Oaks-based Xirrus , a developer of Wi-Fi networking equipment, announced Monday that it has put together a portable, pre-packaged kit which is designed for deploying Wi-Fi into disaster response and temporary events. The firm said it would offer the new product online, priced starting at $3,999. READ MORE>>.

Humanity+ Summit Live Saturday and Sunday

Tech Zulu Event

This coming weekend December 5 and 6 TechZulu will be live streaming the Humanity+ Summit.  Join us Live from 8:00am - 6:00pm Saturday and Sunday.

2009, a new year for innovation

AeA Los Angeles Council

report just released by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation says that spending $30 billion in taxpayers' money in 2009 on broadband infrastructure, health IT, and electric grid technologies could create or save approximately 949,000 U.S. We are at a critical juncture for our country. Bondi. Get involved. www.koodooz.com.

“Pull Management” vs. “Push Management” systems (v1.0)

CEO Flow

organized a CEO dinner in San Francisco in May, and will do more of the same both in SF and Los Angeles, to start live conversations about what this practically means, and to flesh out the playbook and system to make it tangible. Are we working harder, under more pressure, but running in place? Push v Pull Management. Mistakes are punished.

What Makes an Entrepreneur (5/11) – Inspiration

Both Sides of the Table

If you haven’t spent time over there you should. Resiliency, on the other hand, is about being able to withstand punches and still keep fighting. 

Establishing Quality Knowledge Management Practices In Your Organization: A Systems Thinking Approach

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, May 6, 2009 -- Establishing Quality Knowledge Management Practices In Your Organization: A Systems Thinking Approach. SCQAA. Companies have taken advantage of advanced technologies, such as database tools and web-based applications, to effectively manage knowledge. See [link] (more

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9 Marketing Trends for 2009

Cliff Allen on Marketing

While the economy in 2009 looks challenging for most companies, the outlook of marketing executives is rather bright and upbeat. Deborah Kania and her team at Brightworks Interactive have just released results of their survey of marketing executives' plans for 2009. Marketing Trend #6: Increased focus on organic (i.e.,

9 Marketing Trends for 2009

Cliff Allen on Marketing

While the economy in 2009 looks challenging for most companies, the outlook of marketing executives is rather bright and upbeat. Deborah Kania and her team at Brightworks Interactive have just released results of their survey of marketing executives' plans for 2009. Marketing Trend #6: Increased focus on organic (i.e.,

You’re most vulnerable right after you win a deal

Both Sides of the Table

They may solicit the support of people more senior in the buying organization. This is part of my ongoing series, “ Start-up Lessons.&#.

Tags not Folders - LinkedIn Saved Profiles

SoCal CTO

And I'm happy that they now have the concept of Saved Profiles and that they provide the ability to organize your saved profiles. Yikes.

Marketing, Startups and Networking in Los Angeles – Cliff Allen

SoCal CTO

After a considerable amount of market research, we created the SureToMeet system that’s now used by organizations around the country. in 1998.

Interview with Josh Stomel, ResumeBucket

socalTECH

So, it's safe to say, there will be more resumes, more content, and more organic traffic to our site, which in turn will provide us with a profitable business, since we're monetizing from ads. Stomel--who is bootstrapping the startup from his recruiting firm, NeoHire--explained the site to us. What's the idea behind the site? It works.

Attorney and Startup Business Advisor – Aaron Shechet

SoCal CTO

Visible Networking and Online Business Networking represent the following concept: organize a convenient forum for people to discuss issues.

Retro: My Favorite Blog Post on Raising VC

Both Sides of the Table

The only other ways to get discovered was to have good organic search results or to get covered by a major blog site.  On December 2nd, 2006 I wrote the blog post published later in this post when I was CEO of startup Koral about my experiences in pitching VCs.  But we also had some negative experiences, too.  And covered we did.  No joke.

Southern California Tech Central

SoCal CTO

I am excited to be participating in and announcing the of: Southern California Tech Central This is a community of people in Southern California who have come together to help find and organize the best content from blogs, news sources and other web sites all around technology in So Cal. And perhaps to stimulate new connections.

Software Development Companies in Southern California

SoCal CTO

I've helped organize the Los Angeles CTO Forum for almost 10 years. As part of doing that, I've had the opportunity to interact with a wide variety of different chief technical officers from different kinds of companies over those years. This is a private group of CTOs who are responsible for software development within their companies.

Social Networking and Business Value

SoCal CTO

Just a quick note that I'll be moderating a Technology Council Event : Social Networking as a Business Strategy May 19, 2009 - Culver City Social networking media are used on a daily basis to grow businesses and expand career opportunities. Corporations increasingly see social media as a key PR, communications and marketing medium. and Ph.D.

Read Write Web Video Interview with Kurt Daradics: CitySourced Brings Real-Time Tech to Enterprise & Government

Daradiction

CitySourced co-founder Kurt Daradics made an appearance at the ReadWrite Real-Time Web Summit today and talked to us about how his accolade-winning startup allows governments and other organizations to harness the power of real-time applications. It’s a good overview of what we’re doing with CitySourced. -.

Los Angeles Tech Launched - Hot List

SoCal CTO

This is the beginning of a content community that collects and organizes the best content from blogs and web sites. I'm happy to announce the launch of the Los Angeles Tech Content Community. The goal is to create a place where it's relatively easy to find current content and highly relevant content surrounding Los Angeles Technology.

How to Achieve Mind Blowing Customer Service

Eric Greenspan

It starts with you, and how you choose to define yourself through your organization. They all ask me the same exact question. The hard part?

How to Achieve Mind Blowing Customer Service

Eric Greenspan

It starts with you, and how you choose to define yourself through your organization. They all ask me the same exact question. The hard part?

Charity Water – Scott Harrison’s Story

Daradiction

signed up for volunteer service aboard a floating hospital with a group called Mercy Ships, a humanitarian organization which offered free medical care in the world’s poorest nations. soon found the organization to be full of remarkable people. If you don’t yet know about Charity Water, it’s an amazing story. Charity.

Interview with Greg Brogger, SharesPost

socalTECH

We organize those that are interested in buying and selling shares. Yesterday, Santa Monica-based SharesPost (www.sharespost.com) launched a new service of particular interest to the venture capital and high tech startup market, a new, online service which facilitates the buying and selling of private company stock. Thanks!

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Pour And Stir II – Managing Your Cost Per Customer

InfoChachkie

Unattributed – There is no such thing as organic customers. John Wanamaker. If you haven’t already subscribed yet, subscribe now for.

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Southern California Tech Central

Technology Council

The Technology Council of Southern California and TechEmpower are happy to announce the launch of: Southern California Tech Central This is a community of people in Southern California who have come together to help find and organize the best content from blogs, news sources and other web sites all around technology in So Cal. 

When is a Trade Sale a Strategic Exit?

Ask the Angels

The buyer anticipates bringing the acquired IP into their own organization and leveraging their extensive capabilities, funding and distribution channels to generate new revenue. There are situations where the acquired business continues in operation, improved or not, with assets and capabilities passed back to the buyer’s organization.

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The Social Media Monster; It’s right under YOUR bed.

Eric Greenspan

Try all of them and exploit yourself using organic methods (avoid chasing an audience that isn’t truly interested in who or what you are). Twitter? Facebook? Linkedin? Where does it all end? How many are enough? Which one is here to stay and gone tommorow? The answer to these questions lies within the questions themselves. NEVER. MAYBE.

The Social Media Monster; It’s right under YOUR bed.

Eric Greenspan

Try all of them and exploit yourself using organic methods (avoid chasing an audience that isn’t truly interested in who or what you are). Twitter? Facebook? Linkedin? Where does it all end? How many are enough? Which one is here to stay and gone tommorow? The answer to these questions lies within the questions themselves. NEVER. MAYBE.

How to Select an Angel Group

Ask the Angels

recently re-read Jason’s post from June ‘08 and thought it would be a good lead-in to evaluating an Angel organization and the process of finding ‘smart money.’  How transparent is their organization and investment process. Top 10 List. Do they charge fees. How do they say ‘no’. Honesty and integrity. Rolodex and connections.