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Ten of Southern California's Top Software Companies


Southern California is often criticized for having too many startups which only revolve around brand, celebrity, ecommerce, and. Factual. CallFire.

Startups and a Common Misunderstanding in Agile Software Development


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.

Nine Startup Tips From Walt Disney


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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It’s 4.50am. Sunday morning. And I couldn’t sleep. have much on my mind since I just returned from a week on the road. cities. Beers.

10 Apps & Tools for Maximizing Personal Efficiency

Frank Addante

Tips:  Trust it.  Check @SaneLater twice a day, @SaneBulk whenever you feel like reading newsletters, promotions, etc. link]. 2.  link]. link]. link].

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Don’t Take for Granted…

Jason Nazar

Don’t take for granted your life, even if you think it’s filled with strife. Don’t take for granted your health, it can’t be replaced any amount of wealth. Don’t take for granted your friends, they may be all you have in the end. Don’t take for granted your kin, for they love you in spite of your sins. Personal


Technical Advisors: Every Web/Mobile Startup Must Have One


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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Ten Of The Top Tech Companies For Employees In LA


Who are the top tech companies to work for in Los Angeles? Despite a huge number of companies, we found there are a number which. Demand Media. OpenX.

CTO Salary and Equity Trends 2009-2011


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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Mogreet's Serena Ehrlich Tapped For Mobile Marketing Award


Ehrlich has been involved widely in the Los Angeles startup and social media community. Ehrlich joined Mogreet earlier this year. READ MORE>>.

23 Startup Tips From Oprah Winfrey


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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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.

Leadership Strategy: Always Take the High Road

Frank Addante

When you lead a business, moving forward and achieving results are always more important than being right. Maybe it's because I'm part-Italian.

Indianapolis is the “It Place” to Start a Startup?

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image EPA/Andrew Gombert. Being an entrepreneur is about making a commitment no matter how painfully difficult it is to keep it. Amazing.

63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

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10 Startup Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Superheroes


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.

Document Your MVP for a Developer


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.

Eight Startup Tips From Mark Zuckerberg


Note: This is an installment in the Iconic Advice series. didn't know much about business back then." [Tweet this quote]. Be smart.

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A Serial Entrepreneur’s Guide To Uncovering Awesome Startup Ideas


His talk was especially intriguing, as he attended UCSB, but dropped out to start a clothing design company. free weekly Infochachkie articles!

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


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

Interview with Sean Broihier, Fine Art America


If you're a photographer or artist, what's the easiest way to display, print, frame, and sell your photos or artwork to. customers? online. profiles.

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.

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.

Recruiting Star Talent? Do This First

Frank Addante

When it comes to top hires, the questions people ask tell you far more than the answers they give. When I interview, I don't ask many questions.

TZ Tech Crawl Santa Monica | Round 3

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Its time for Round 3! The Tech Crawl is back and in full swing heading to Santa Monica Silicon Beach area! The Deets. When: October 4, 2012 6-11pm.

Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map

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

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This article initially appeared on TechCrunch  - with a minor update highlighted in red below. We’re back to discussing convertible debt again.

Lead Developer to CTO at a Startup


I received a great question via LinkedIn: I'm the founding engineer and working hard to launch my startup. seem to encounter a lot of people who want to attach a CTO label to me as I'm the only programmer on the founding team of three. What can I do to best equip myself to step up when the need to officially fill this role arises? Accounting?

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Catching Up With Joanne Bradford, Demand Media


The firm has now become one of the largest technology companies in Southern California, and one which is committed to the region. eHow Spark!

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Represent.LA Looks To Map LA Startups


Brown says that the site is a way to "promote the LA tech scene and strengthen the community bonds that span across a wide distance and many freeways."

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7 Business Mistakes Serial Entrepreneurs Never Make (Twice)


“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.

How to Develop Your Fund Raising Strategy

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Raising money is hard. And when you’re relatively new to the process it’s easy to be confused by the process. Executive Summary. Call high.

Interview with Jeremy Gocke, Fliptu


With the proliferation of social media, how do you--as a brand--manage all of those various websites, content, and media? What is Fliptu? Thanks!

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Never Negotiate Piecemeal. Here’s Why

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Like most first-timers, I learned the hard way. Negotiating was a subset of every activity in a startup – it really was a way of life. And smart.