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Top Ten infoChachkie Entries Of 2011

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With the exception of the week of Thanksgiving, I published two entries every week during 2011. published 21-Skype interviews during 2011. Top Ten infoChachkie Entries Of 2011. The following entries generated the most page views during 2011. Surprisingly, not all of these entries were published in 2011. 2011 Rank.

Equity for Early Employees in Early Stage Startups

SoCal CTO

I was asked by a reader how much equity he should give out to early employees and to service providers in a very early stage startup. million. Not bad.

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OC Technology Influencer Mixer & Summit 2011

Tech Coast Venture Network

April 25, 2011, Irvine, Calif — Tech Coast Venture Network (www.tcvn.org) is hosting the OC Technology Influencer Mixer & Summit 2011, an historic two-day event with partners CompTIA, the world’s largest technology association, the Technology Leadership Political Action Committee and Ingram Micro. REGISTER AT: [link]. About TCVN.

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The Future Is Here Today | Augmented Reality Event 2011

Tech Zulu Event

Silicon Valley was abuzz this week (though isn’t it always?).  More specifically, with a current ‘buzz’ industry: Augmented Reality. 

Ten Startup Tips From Amazon Founder, Jeff Bezos

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In August 2004, FastCompany published an article titled, Inside The Mind Of Jeff Bezos , written by Alan Deutschman. We are flexible on details….

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2011 Harvard Business School/ USC-Marshall Business Growth Conference

Tech Coast Venture Network

Please note that early registration ends April 30, 2011; afterward, prices will increase significantly. The 2011 Business Growth Conference is truly the best place to network with the leaders of Southern California, learn new ideas to take your enterprise to the next level, and even help make the world a better place. Enjoy!

Branchout an Example of Viral Spread Opportunity for Startups

SoCal CTO

The purpose of Branchout is helping people to network their way to jobs. But that's not the focus of this post. That's impressive growth!

TechZulu Heads To NYC For #BWE | BlogWorld Expo 2011

Tech Zulu Event

BlogWorld Events New Media News Social Media Video BlogWorld Expo BlogWorld Expo 2011 C.C. BlogWorld in NYC? That’s right folks, BlogWorld and New Media Expo have left their old stomping grounds in Las Vegas to venture on to a new chapter. BlogWorld is now being held in New York City in May and Los Angeles in November. Want to Sponsor?

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CTO Equity and Compensation at Venture Backed Companies

SoCal CTO

He agreed to make this data public which is awesome. Todd is a go to resource for people looking for talent in startups. Here are a few slices of it.

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Hiring a CTO for Your Startup

SoCal CTO

The first thing I do is suggest they explore if they really need to hire a full-time CTO for their startup and if so, what kind of CTO they need.

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Ten Startup Tips From Steve Jobs

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Note: This is an installment in the Iconic Advice series. Other installments include: Words of startup wisdom from Jeff Bezos. Steve’s Startup Tips.

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Los Angeles Startup Weekend August 2011 | The Complete Breakdown

Tech Zulu Event

What a weekend! That’s right… just about the same amount of time it takes to sell out a Radiohead show at the Forum. Rob Maigret. Dan Gould.

Should Startups Focus on Profitability or Not?

Both Sides of the Table

There are certain topics that even some of the best journalists can’t fully grok. One of them is profitability. Internet scale. Operating Costs.

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Getting Started with a Two-Sided Market Business

SoCal CTO

This comes up a lot and if you are thinking about one of these kinds of startups, definitely take a look at Matching Algorithm. How long? B. Who pays?

How to Hunt Programmers for Your Startup - A Field Guide

SoCal CTO

This post is admittedly the outcome of a conversation with a few people over some beers. So, please take this in the spirit intended. Is it big data?

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Eleven Startup Tips From Richard Branson

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In October of 2011, the company announced a $4.5 Note: This is an installment in the Iconic Advice series. free weekly Infochachkie articles!

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The Amazing Power of Deflationary Economics for Startups

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I’m often asked by people what investment areas interest me. And it’s something I think you ought to consider when building your Internet businesses.

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Free Startup CTO Consulting Sessions

SoCal CTO

I talk to roughly 2 or 3 new startups every week who need advice from an experienced CTO. Many of the founders of these companies are surprised to learn that I'm willing to review what they are doing (maybe an hour) and get on the phone for an hour with them and provide free advice. Generally I can provide quite a bit of help in that brief time.

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Startups Are A Remix

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Note: On May 16th, 2011, The New Yorker published an excellent article by Malcolm entitled, Creation Myth. free weekly Infochachkie articles!

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The End of the Web? Don’t Bet on It. Here’s Why

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Fred Wilson recently posted a great video on his blog  with the CEO of Forrester Research, George Colony. The money slide is the graphic below.

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Startup CTO Salary and Equity Data

SoCal CTO

He agreed to make this data public which is awesome. Todd is a go to resource for people looking for talent in startups. Here are a few slices of it.

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Lead, Follow or Get the Fuck Out of the Way

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Today’s post courtesy of the Dave McClure school of vocabulary. About a month ago I was meeting with a seasoned entrepreneur. It happens.

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32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder

SoCal CTO

Almost every day I'm talking to early stage startup founders (see Free Startup CTO Consulting Sessions ) about what they plan to do. Partners? Comps?

Powermat: A Brief History and Walkthrough at CES 2011

Tech Zulu Event

News Retail & Consumers Science & Technology Startup Video Arconas CES CES 2011 Chevrolet Volt General Motors GM Powermat Qualcomm TeknionIt's been just about 2 years since we first came across Powermat at CES and they have come a long way from only providing wireless charging mats. Visit TechZulu for full story.

Never Ask a Busy Person to Lunch. Here’s Why:

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know with a title like that I’m going to subject myself to people thinking I’m just being a grumpy, exclusive VC. They had never met.

Why You Need to Take 50 Coffee Meetings

Both Sides of the Table

50 coffee meetings. It should stick in your head as a metaphor for networking. For getting outside of your comfort zone. Recruiting. Job Hunting.

Understanding How Dilution Affects You at a Startup

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This post originally appeared on TechCrunch. Dilution. Or as industry insiders call it, “taking a haircut.” million at a $7.5 million.

An Enchanting Conversation With Guy Kawasaki

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Guy’s latest book, Enchantment , was released in March of 2011, to overwhelmingly upbeat reviews. free weekly Infochachkie articles! link].

Registration Form Design with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn Authentication

SoCal CTO

That post looked at when and why you would use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. as part of your registration and authentication mechanism.

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Quick Practical, Tactical Tips for Presentations

Both Sides of the Table

Today’s post is a subtle one about positioning yourself in a presentation. You’ll hold their attention much better. Are they offended?&#

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When Hiring Entrepreneurs, Ignore Their Resumes

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Note: This is the third installment in the Startup Team Building series. Read Part I HERE and Part II HERE. free weekly Infochachkie articles! Job One.

10 Reasons To Start A Company In An Economic Downturn

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As Guy Kawasaki pointed out in our recent conversation , “…it is cheaper than ever to start a company. Basically, everything is free. Hard Knocks U.

Hiring a CTO for Your Startup

SoCal CTO

The first thing I do is suggest they explore if they really need to hire a full-time CTO for their startup and if so, what kind of CTO they need.

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Whom Should You Hire at a Startup? (Attitude Over Aptitude)

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This post originally ran on TechCrunch. Startups. We know the mantra: Team matters. Is this philosophy exaggerated? Overrated? Cliché? Of course not.

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Startups Should Avoid Dropping Trou

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Note: This is Part I in the Startup Advantages series. Startups have few advantages. If you haven’t already subscribed yet, subscribe now for.

Future of TV: The Quick Version

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” Here’s a link to watch it  or click the image below. The key factors that had to come together are depicted in the graphic below. TODAY.

10 Marketing Lessons for Early-Stage Tech Startups

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I made every textbook mistake at my first startup, which is why I believe I was much more effective at my second one. Be careful about this advice.

Eleven Startup Tips From Mark Cuban

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Article first published as Eleven Startup Tips From Mark Cuban on Technorati. Note: This is an installment in the Iconic Advice series. It’s not.

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Choosing a Programming Language and Framework for Your Startup

SoCal CTO

" From Groovy/Grails :: Ruby/Rails :: 2011 State of the framework : Rails and Grails are both excellent frameworks with their current releases. If you don't believe me, take a look at some interesting data on what programming languages TIOBE Programming Community Index for June 2011 are in use and the current trends.

We Have Only Scratched the Surface of the True Value of Twitter. Here’s What You’re Missing

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I have written extensively about Twitter in the past. still find that many people don’t understand the basics. Call it “Strategic Twitter.”

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