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Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010

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Some really great stuff in 2010 that aims to help startups around product, technology, business models, etc. Berkonomics , November 29, 2010 Rice Alliance IT/Web 2.0 Forum December 9th Lineup - Startup Houston , November 27, 2010 When to step on the gas and go for it? First Principles.

What Mattered in 2010: Greg Martin, Archer Venture Capital

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2010 was a momentus year for me personally. Who are the people here you think will most influence the technology world in the coming year?

Understanding How The Innovator’s Dilemma Affects You

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And weirdly the buyers of this technology often have a vested interest in buying from the incumbent. That would have been laughable. billion.

Top 57 Online Startups Meets Technology Meets Product Posts for November 2010

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I continue to collect great content that is the intersection of startups, products, online and technology. aka: An Open Letter to the Next Big Social Network) - 500 Hats , November 1, 2010 I've held off writing this post for a long time, because I couldn't quite get my head around all the issues. November 23, 2010 By Julia D.

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Want to Know the Difference Between a CTO and a VP Engineering?

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Because more technology people probably read startup blogs I’m guessing this post will come under more scrutiny. Most often they are not.

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Startup Development

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I’ve come to realize that I have lots of posts around startup software development scattered around in different posts. Thought it would be good to capture them in one spot and also include links to related posts from other sources. How to Work With a Contract Web Developer How To Bootstrap Your Startup

Startup CTO or Developer

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I’ve been having discussions with several people recently about the role of the CTO (Chief Technology Officer) in very early stage companies.

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Don’t be a Grin Fucker

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Plus, everyone on Twitter egged me on and then some. Unsurprisingly, this one way best. The title IS the post. strongly recommend against it.&#.

Never Hire Job Hoppers. Never. They Make Terrible Employees

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This is part of my startup advice series. This post isn’t going to be popular.  I’m sure of that. never hire job hoppers. Never.

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What Mattered In 2010: Scott Painter, TrueCar

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In your opinion, what events, companies, or people made the biggest impact on the technology world in 2010? READ MORE>>.

What Mattered in 2010: John Babcock, Rustic Canyon Partners

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In your opinion, what events, companies, or people made the biggest impact on the technology world in 2010? The iPad. It's a revelation.

Tech Coast Angels Highlights 2010 Deals

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The Tech Coast Angels , [ profile ] the largest angel investment group in Southern California, outlined its 2010 deals today, saying that it funded a total of 31 deals in 2010, and had three profitable exits. The TCA said that 12 of those deals were new investments, and 19 were follow-on investments for the company. READ MORE>>.

Startup Sales – Why Hiring Seasoned Reps May Not Work

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This is probably because many founders are product or technology people.  If this is you I think it’s really important to get over this hurdle.

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How to Not Suck at a Group Presentation

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Talk us through how the person using your product is benefiting through your technology. Show some energy! You’re on stage! Rahul and Co.

The Four Main Things that Investors Look for in a Startup

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I obviously don’t speak for all investors. That’s fine.  It is probably the right thing for the stage of company. understand. BUT WAIT?

Do you Suffer from the Urgency Addiction? It’s More Common Than you Think

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But the urgency addiction is a bad thing that I’m fortunate enough to get away with. When I first discovered the concept I found it enlightening.

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Journeymen, Mavericks & Superstars: Understanding Salespeople at Startups

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Most technology startups seem to be founded by three types of people: product managers, engineers or biz dev types (MBAs and the like).

Data is the Next Major Layer of the Cloud & A Major Victory for Startups

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Let me explain. One obvious example is the OSI model in which we have seven layers ranging from the physical layer at the bottom of the stack (e.g.

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How to Work with Lawyers at a Startup

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the link is here. This all got me thinking about a post on how to best work with lawyers.  Many people start companies arse backwards. 

The Power of “In Person” – Why Distributed Teams are Less Effective

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There is a core that exists in human connectedness that no amount of technology can replace. Been there. And it doesn’t stop there.

The Power of Twitter in Information Discovery

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It surprises me how many really smart people I meet still doubt the power of Twitter. was born. Excite, Netscape & MSN. That’s Twitter.

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Building Products for Mass Adoption

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Sometimes it’s to play around with new technology. They use products because the products solve a need they have. Blah, blah, blah.

73.6% of all Statistics are Made Up

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How to Interpret Analyst Reports. The headlines in the media are filled with that latest stats. Stats sell. No.  It’s irony. “Yes.

Equity-Only CTO and Equity-Only Developers

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And do I fit as a Part-Time CTO , Technology Advisor , CTO Founder , Acting CTO ? I had a recent email dialog with the founder of a company looking for a CTO for their startup. We had several emails back and forth where he provided basic details on the concept. Was it a Startup Founder Developer Gap ? Was it a case of needing Homework?

US Economic Risks (Sept 2010): Impact on Investors & Entrepreneurs

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between June and July 2010 (and 25% from a year ago).  raise money now to weather any storms). VCs get paid to “put money to work.&#.

Southern California Technology Jobs Surge

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Anyone looking for signs that the economy is turning around, might want to look at what appears to be happening in Southern California's technology jobs market. Tags: angeles employment jobs technology california southern At that time, he said he was able to. post an ad on Craiglist and "had more resumes than we knew what to do with."

The Future of Television & The Digital Living Room

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they’ll continue to look for independent technology partners. Michael Ovitz , the co-founder of CAA will be the keynote speaker.

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Top 30 Startup Technology and Product Posts for September 2010

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Great content again in September that meets at the intersection of startups, technology, product and being a Startup CTO. Chris Dixon , September 12, 2010 My most useful career experience was about eight years ago when I was trying to break into the world of VC-backed startups. OnlyOnce , September 6, 2010 What Does a CEO Do, Anyway?

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Fallbrook Technologies Pulls IPO

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Fallbrook had originally filed for an IPO in February of 2010. Fallbrook is venture backed by NGEN, Mtion Systems, and others. READ MORE>>.

The Fallacy of Channels: Startups Beware

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This is part of my ongoing series on startup advice but also filed under my sales & marketing posts. Period. Channel Love Story. Nevermind.

X1 Technologies Goes Mobile

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Tags: technologies desktop search software mobile iphone apple ipad ipod idealab

My Life as a CEO (and VC): Chief Psychologist

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Both are basically people businesses. Recruits, hires, and retains the very best talent for the company. If you fail, you need to start all over.

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Networking Tips for Entrepreneurs

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The technology meet-up scene is an odd co-mingling of entrepreneurs, engineers, social media mavens, service providers, and up and comers. Ten Tips on How to Make it in the Meet-up Scene. Here are ten actionable tips to make the most of your meet-ups. Meet More – the key to any meet-up is first to meet others.

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Design for the Novice, Configure for the Pro

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Even in 2010 I think most companies err too much on the side of complexity. lean startups or even the advent of AJAX. Film them.

What Mattered In 2010: David Cremin, DFJ Frontier

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In your opinion, what events, companies, or people made the biggest impact on the technology world in 2010? READ MORE>>.

App is Crap (why Apple is bad for your health)

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You – being members of the technology community.  I know that I’m into FanBoy territory and am ready to be attacked. It came to me.

The Yo-Yo Life of a Tech Entrepreneur – A Cautionary Tale

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So no prizes for guessing my New Year’s resolution for 2010.  I plan to be 25 pounds lighter by December 31st, 2010.  Good luck.

Marketing Trends for 2010 - And What to Do About Them

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New technologies for communicating with customers. Big marketing trends for 2010. Marketing trend opportunities for 2010.

Melanoma Diagnostics Sells Genetic Marker Technology

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Altadena-based Melanoma Diagnostics , a developer of technology for the diagnosis and prognosis of malignant melanoma using genetic markers, is in a deal to sell its technology to Myriad Genetics , a publicly traded provider of molecular diagnostics products. melanoma diagnostics molecular merger acquisition myriad genetics mygn

How to Manage Employees When They Make Mistakes

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It’s strange to me that in the technology sector we have such a reputation for yellers. These people are led better through a bit of heat.