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Spend 2012 on the Right Side of the Haimish Line

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The first day of 2012 seems the perfect day to do so. So in 2012 you’ll see me a lot more often at the Launchpad LA offices. Creek.

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What Mattered in 2012: Kevin Winston, Digital LA

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This past year 2012 was all about forming teams, picking players, and choosing uniforms. What was the biggest news for you/your firm this year?

Strategy is Defined by Big Picture | Art of Leadership 2012

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Business Culture Development Entrepreneurship Art of Leadership Art of Leadership 2012 Cars Entrepreneurs Ford India Vijay GovindarajanKennedy.

Angel Investing Trends for 2012

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FBN: What trends in the marketplace should entrepreneurs pay close attention to in 2012? Written By  Cindy Vanegas. Published December 29, 2011.

What Mattered in 2012: Erik Rannala of MuckerLab

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muckerlab rannala erik roundup year 2012What was the biggest news for you/your firm this year? toward one or two major dominate players.

Women 2.0 Conference 2012 | For The Men Who Missed It

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Just like the sky scraping investment banks of Wall Street, the technology industry tends to be a sausage party. So when I heard about Women 2.0

Southern California Firms Get $694M In Q3 2012 Venture Funding

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The MoneyTree report--which is compiled with data from Thomson Reuters--found that so far in 2012, $2.5 raised. Image courtesy Bigstock.

The Most Important Panel You’ll Ever Attend | SXSW 2012

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When: March 11th 9am (During South by Southwest 2012). This year’s South By South West conference in Austin, Texas, is days away.

What Mattered in 2012: Aber Whitcomb, io/LA

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Aside from the theoretical stuff, 2012 has been a year of disruption in many areas of technology. What was the biggest news for you this year?

CES 2012 Day 1 | Celebrity Endorsement Much?

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This year’s 2012 International CES is my very first, and will not be my last. What What an amazing show. My Golf Swing Digitized.

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Connecting with People and High Level Communication (A TechCrunch Disrupt 2012 Experience)

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Get your headphones ready, they launch Halloween 2012. Every conference is different. The one common thread is interaction with people.

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Technical Advisors: Every Web/Mobile Startup Must Have One

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I did a presentation recently for a graduate class from The Founder Institute around getting online/mobile products out the door. Compensation.

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23 Startup Tips From Oprah Winfrey

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This article previously appeared in  Forbes. Note: This is an installment in the Iconic Advice series. Fear – Channel It. Heck no. Of course not.

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Black Friday Spending Up In 2012, Hits $1.042 Billion

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retail, e-commerce spending on Friday was the heaviest, online spendin day to date in 2012. The company said that U.S. Image courtesy BigStock.

TechZulu Heads to CES 2012! And Your Chance to Win A Kindle Fire!

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TechZulu is heading out to CES and we have tons of products/gadgets/games/companies to review and interview. So make sure you Follow @techzulu. Simple!

Document Your MVP for a Developer

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I was talking with an early-stage founder who has a product vision and wants to get it built. He is not a technical person, but is somewhat web savvy.

Nine Startup Tips From Walt Disney

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Note: This is an installment in the Iconic Advice series. Other installments include: Jeff Bezos , Steve Jobs and Richard Branson. 1.

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Entrepreneurshit. The Blog Post on What It’s Really Like.

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And so it goes again. I’ve been on the road much of 2012 and part of 2011. It’s 4.50am. Sunday morning. And I couldn’t sleep.

Lean Startup Legend Steve Blank Discloses His Most Daring Guerrilla Marketing Tactics

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I always walk away smarter after speaking with Steve Blank. Eventually, someone volunteered, 'We have a ton of registration cards.' Good News Bad News.

10 Startup Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Superheroes

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Jason’s inspiration for this 6 ½ minute talk was a blog entry he wrote in 2008, which went viral within the startup community. Superheroes Help Others.

Some Quick Sage Advice for Young Employees Early in Their Careers

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My wife & I have a close friend who recently entered the workforce for his first-ever job. So consider this my first-ever guest blog post.

CTO Salary and Equity Trends 2009-2011

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Even better, my good friend and data visualization guru Steve Wexler of Data Revelations was able to create visualizations of the data. It has not.

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Entrepreneur’s Don’t Think Enough. Here’s What You Can Do About It …

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Every so often I find myself caught up in a really hectic 3-4 week schedule where it seems like I float endlessly betweens meetings. Pitches. Intros.

BunchBall | Leader in Gamification

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” Watch the video above as I interview Molly of BunchBall about SXSW 2012, gamification, and the future of motivational gaming models.

Gig City Chattanooga, Tennessee | Infographic

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So here’s an infographic breaking down some of the exciting things to come summer 2012.

Startup Tips From College Dropouts: Zuckerberg, Jobs, Gates, Dell, Ellison, Branson and Disney

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HIGHEST DEGREE OBTAINED BY AMERICA'S 400 RICHEST PEOPLE Source: Forbes Magazine, Jan 2012. Shocking? Hardly. Or we’ll give it to you.

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Startups and a Common Misunderstanding in Agile Software Development

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I've done four Free CTO Consulting Sessions in the past month with startup founders who all had run into variations of the same problem.

The Truth About Convertible Debt at Startups and The Hidden Terms You Didn’t Understand

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So Investor A might have bought 20% of your company in 2012 and in 2013 with no addition money invested suddenly owns 40% of your company.

It’s Morning in Venture Capital

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So it is unsurprising that an over-funding environment and the commensurate returns hangover would have lasted until about – well – 2012.

7 Business Mistakes Serial Entrepreneurs Never Make (Twice)

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“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.”. During those same 15-years, I made innumerable mistakes.

The Valuable Unsung Heroes of Startups

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And a heartfelt thank you to my VC friends, lawyers and portfolio executives who have spent their personal time counseling me in 2012. Sorry.

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The Scarcest Resource at Startups is Management Bandwidth

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When you work inside a startup with lots of clever and motivated staff you’re never short of good ideas that you can implement. Let me explain.

Join Us At Variety 2012 Venture Capital & New Media Summit

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You all remember that one summit, you know the one where Kate Middleton and Prince William attended. Yup That’s the one! Speaker List.

Why Silicon Valley and Hollywood Don’t Get Each Other and Who Will Win the Future

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For the past three years I have been pounding the table as loud as I can about the future opportunities in digital video. The concise guide is here.

How To Become a VC

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A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. The inquiry is common because being a VC is (to an entrepreneur, at least) a sexy job.

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SoCal Heads to SXSWi | 2012 Panel Picking Guide

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The race to get your SXSWi panel to as many votes as possible so that you will be selected to present at the coming 2012 SXSW.

TechStar Co-Founder @BFeld: Are We Experiencing A Startup Accelerator Bubble?

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In 1961, after 70-years, professional baseball created its first expansion teams – the Angels and Twins. free weekly Infochachkie articles!

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Southern California Firms Gets $694M In Q3 2012 Venture Funding

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The MoneyTree report--which is compiled with data from Thomson Reuters--found that so far in 2012, $2.5 raised. Image courtesy Bigstock.

With Greathouse Comes Great Responsibility

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The following guest post is from some of my former UC Santa Barbara students. Fall quarter of Sr. Along with taking Sr. Share and Enjoy.

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What Makes a Successful Startup Community? Is it Possible to Build One Where You Live?

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This article originally appeared on TechCrunch. Think Fred Wilson, Tony Hsieh or Brad Feld. Here are mine: 1. And I really mean everywhere. Machinima.

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