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Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010


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.

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


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.

What Mattered in 2010: Bruce Hallett, Miramar Venture Partners


In each technology company in which Miramar invests, we are focused on supporting the management teams successful execution of its plan. Exits.

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.

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 CTO or Developer


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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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.

With $18M, Reflexion Health Expands Physical Therapy Technology


Smith, who joined the West institute as chief medical and science officer in 2010, took over as Reflexion’s interim CEO in December.

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.

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 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?

What Mattered in 2010: Greg Martin, Archer Venture Capital


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?

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).

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.

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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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.

Equity-Only CTO and Equity-Only Developers


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?

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.

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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Fallbrook Technologies Pulls IPO


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.

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.

Top 30 Startup Technology and Product Posts for September 2010


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?

What Mattered in 2010: John Babcock, Rustic Canyon Partners


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

Networking Tips for Entrepreneurs

Jason Nazar

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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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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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.

X1 Technologies Goes Mobile


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

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.

Top 40 Startup Posts for August 2010


August was a slow month in terms of traffic and I was away for a lot of the month, but there were some really great posts at the intersection of startups, technology, product and being a Startup CTO. August 20, 2010 They say people won't pay for content. Here’s the video (each talk is 7 minutes long): Video: AngelConf 2010.

Top 30 Startup Posts for July 2010


This continues my series of posts: Top 30 Startup Posts in June 2010 Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010 Startup CTO Top 30 Posts for April 16 Great Startup Posts from March The following are the top items based on social signals. Wannabe entrepreneur symptoms and cures - Gabriel Weinberg , July 25, 2010 I was once a wannabe entrepreneur.

Top 30 Startup Posts in June 2010


This continues my series of posts: Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010 Startup CTO Top 30 Posts for April 16 Great Startup Posts from March There was some really great content in June. " 8 Questions to Ask When Interviewing at a Startup - Instigator Blog , June 18, 2010 Job interviews are meant to be conversations. Now I have. Twice.

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.

Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010


Continuing my series of posts that I’ve been collecting that live at the intersection of Startups and being a Startup CTO : Startup CTO Top 30 Posts for April 16 Great Startup Posts from March here are the top posts from May 2010. MongoDB at Etsy - Code as Craft , May 19, 2010 Hi! You could just outspend. It is to out friend. Solution.

Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles

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Los Angeles By: Laura Rich February 26, 2010 It used to be, if you were serious about starting a tech company, you went to Silicon Valley.

CoreLogic Sells Unit to Private Equity Firm


corelogic merger acquisition real estate mortgage information symphony technology group private equityThe deal was worth $265M in cash.

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.

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