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Customer Validation - 33 Great Articles

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I saw a great post from Tristan Kromer Pivoting on Investor Feedback a.k.a Beware of Mentors. It was a top post on StartupRoar on Tuesday.

SharesPost CEO Takes On WSJ Article

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SharesPost , the secondary marketplace for venture backed, privately owned shares of such companies as Twitter and Facebook, is taking on the Wall Street Journal for an article published last week. SharesPost said the article left readers "largely misinformed and our company unfairly maligned." READ MORE

Demand Media Launches Long Form Article Effort

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The firm said it is looking to engage feature writers to write long articles--"north of 850 words"--for its sites. Demand Media said the new articles will look like "traditional" feature-length articles, including original reporting, exclusive quotes, and side-bars. READ MORE>>.

Guest Article: Lead Generation Easier Today or Harder?

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Events Guest Article Marketing generation lead marketingBy Barry Lieberman A “lead” means many things to many people. To some it’s a list of contacts based upon a specific location, industry, age group or other demographic. Yet to many sales people it’s a person who [.].

Insights: Gaining and Maintaining High-Value Customers in Today's Marketplace

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ecommerce marketplace article contributed monoprice opinions insights luthi bernardMore.). READ MORE>>.

Deep analytics become more relevant in daily life

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Guest Article analytics IBM technologyBy Greg Sikes If you have watched TV in the last two years, or walked through an airport, you have likely seen an IBM Smarter Planet advertisement.  At the core of this message is the idea that the world is becoming more Instrumented, Interconnected, and Intelligent.

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Uh Oh: The personal information in our database has been breached

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Guest Article database securityBy Richard E. Neff There is so much in the news about cyber-security. Much of the focus is on cyber war as a new and inevitable weapon, Stuxnet and the vulnerability of our national infrastructure.

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CheapAir.com: WSJ Article On Best Days To Buy Tickets Wrong

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Calabasas-based online travel site CheapAir.com is taking issue with a study and article published by the Wall Street Journal yesterday, looking to pinpoint the best days to purchase an airline ticket. The WSJ had determined that Sundays were the best days for purchasing tickets. READ MORE>>. airline airfare travel cheapair booking vaation

Listen to any Article on the Go | Sound Gecko

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The post Listen to any Article on the Go | Sound Gecko appeared first on TechZulu. It’s 3 simple steps.

Accomplish Your Life Goals In 3 Easy Steps

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In this article, I have broken down goals into three parts, Accomplishment Goals, Activity Goals & Plan of action. OCEAN STREET. read more

How To Stick By The Resolutions That Will Kick-Start Your Business Growth

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Check out this Forbes article written by our every own Ash Kumra and Seline Shenoy! Article Educational

Insights: Five Secrets to Landing your Dream Job in the Mobile Industry

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Read the rest of Dale''s article on Five Secrets to Landing your Dream Job in the Mobile Industry. More.). READ MORE>>.

What You Missed On Your Holiday Vacation, SoCal Technology Edition

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feature articles 2012 roundup summary vacationIt's a new year and it's time to get back to work. LaunchpadLA Opens Up Spring Applications.

Friendship + Mentorship = Friendtorship

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A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. It is common sense that entrepreneurs should cultivate friends outside of work.

Your Customer Success Team Is Focusing On The Wrong Definition Of Success

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If you haven't already subscribed yet, subscribe now for free weekly JohnGreathouse.com articles! The Most Important Metric. Share and Enjoy.

The Resetting of the Startup Industry

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You should read the article but I’ll provide the money shot. And please consider reading Joseph’s article on TechCrunch.

Practice Entrepreneurship With A Purpose – Before You Start A Company

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A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. That’s why I am reading this article. Even Stephen Curry Needs To Practice.

Marriage.com Launches New Site Focused On Marriage Advice

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According to Marriage.com, it now has articles and posts from over 100 qualified professionals, ranging from therapists to counselors and psychologists and doctors, with advice categorized by stages of marriage. marriage advice articles content divorce separation counseling psychologyREAD MORE>>.

Should Millennial Entrepreneurs Skip College?

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A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. Should millennial entrepreneurs go to college? In sports, outliers generate headlines.

If it Didn’t Happen on Twitter it Didn’t Really Happen. Here’s Why

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Request that he show that our standards are an order-of-magnitude better relative to others in this broader article. Much time has passed.

Has Facebook Achieved What AOL Could Have A Generation Ago?

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Facebook opens up Instant Articles to all publishers. pic.twitter.com/TB1GTGt9ss. Nick Denton (@nicknotned) March 1, 2016. Sound familiar?

10 Examples of Companies With Fantastic Cultures

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Entrepreneur and Marketer, VP of Marketing at When I Work – Click here for original article. Article Entrepreneur MagazineHaving great company culture is no longer just an option. Today’s workers consider it as much as they consider salary and benefits. Zappos. What does that culture look like? Warby Parker. Southwest Airlines.

How to Turn a FanBoy into a Hater in 5 Minutes: Lessons from the New WaPo

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With this article, plus my recent frustrations with the NYT mobile (cr)app, I thought I’d give the WaPo a try. The article was right.

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What to Make of Amazon’s Work Practices?

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There is much discussion about this weekend’s article in the NY Times regarding Amazon’s work practices. For anybody who has never worked in a hard-charging environment I can see how this article portrays a unidimensional view of Amazon but it isn’t one I believe tells the complete story. McKinsey? Accenture?

VC Confessions: I Don’t Really Care About Your Product Demo

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A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. It happens during nearly every fundraising pitch meeting. Don’t Demo Me Bro.

Why GoToMeeting’s SaaS Playbook Wouldn’t Work Today

InfoChachkie

A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. The More Things Change, The More Things Change. couldn’t spend money fast enough.

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Four Questions Entrepreneurs Should Answer Before Dropping Out Of College

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A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. Are you an entrepreneur that is thinking about dropping out of college?

Test Your Entrepreneurial Skills With This Simple Test

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A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. For instance, Alan Hall cataloged 27 entrepreneurial traits in THIS Forbes article.

Innovation and Geography

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that talked about a recent NY Times article When It Comes to Innovation, Geography Is Destiny. Reading the articles and the comments is probably worth it, but I personally think that the NY Times is overstating the advantage of being in Silicon Valley with a couple of exceptions. eHarmongy) as an acting CTO. and Ph.D.

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These High School Dropouts Crushed It With Some Simple Growth Hacks

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A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. Target The Untargeted, Offer Value And Ignore Conventional Wisdom. Business boomed.

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How To Make (Almost) Anything Go Viral

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A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. There are two schools of thought regarding how to make anything go viral.

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What to Make of Andreessen Horowitz’s Returns?

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What about those RETURNS the WSJ article spoke of? Let me offer you an insider’s take. VCs strangely never seem to weigh in on other VC funds.

Los Angeles Startup Community

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told them that I had recently seen several posts/articles talking about how vibrant the community has become. Los Angeles Startup Community Posts/Articles Here are some interesting articles and posts on the ecosystem around startups in Los Angeles. As is usual, I couldn't remember where I had seen those posts.

Startups Should Focus On Their Net Profit Score Not Potential Promoters

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A version of this article previously appeared in the  Wall Street Journal. You miss 100% of the shots you never take.”  Wayne Gretzky.

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3 Reasons SaaS Savvy Entrepreneurs Don’t Build Their Own Portals

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A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. Overall, according to Gartner, the SaaS market will top $22 billion by 2015.

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Start Your Company Where You Want To Live – Period

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If you haven''t already subscribed yet, subscribe now for free weekly JohnGreathouse.com articles! Period. Don''t believe the hype. Who knows?

5 (More) Battle-Tested Business Tips From Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos

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A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. Let Your Competitors Chase The Quick Buck. Two Pizzas, One Meeting. Let’s do it.’” .

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Every Entrepreneur Has A Bob Dylan Moment – What’s Yours?

InfoChachkie

A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. This article was inspired by a conversation with my friend and mentor.

Lessons For Entrepreneurs From Tech Coast Angels

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The Tech Coast Angels talk about improving your chances for long-term success in the lead article of the November SCribe Newsletter.  Check this out, along with our other feature articles and links to the upcoming event schedule. 10 Invisible Threats To Every Business. Member Spotlight:

Trade Show Magic – How Invoca Owned Dreamforce, Without Breaking The Bank

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A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. Why am I writing an article about a trade show that occurred nearly four months ago?