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Why You Should Put Yourself Out There and Try New Products

Both Sides of the Table

went to an industry event where people actually called me self-centered for writing publicly. In 2011 I started using Instagram. love it.

Why Email May Be Draining Your Company’s Productivity

Both Sides of the Table

So I ask you – if you’re being reactive to somebody else’s emails are you really being as productive in your company as you could be?

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Turning Thoughts into Productivity | The Fetchnotes Story

Tech Zulu Event

Turn on your phone and look at the productivity folder. Something to write your notes, another to set reminders, and one that does both.

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Your Product Needs to be 10x Better than the Competition to Win. Here’s Why:

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It was a pleasure to write them myself. they can build teams that really focus on building & marketing great products. Heresy. eToys.

Moving Analytics | Sitting Kills, Moving Heals

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AA:  Most product and companies in the space today are focused on young, fit people who are already active.  We need to sit less, and move more.

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How to Get Busy People to Take Action When You Send an Email

Both Sides of the Table

On my most important ones I spend as much time figuring out what to cut out as I do putting into the writing of it. We all get a lot of email.

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TechZulu Is Looking For New Blood | Apply For Editorial, Biz Dev and More

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TechZulu Community Intern Contributors Marketing Production Tech ReporterThink you may be interested? Take a look below and give us a shout.

Tongal | Create Together & Earn Cash

Tech Zulu Event

The best part about Tongal is anyone who wants to write, act, direct, and/or animate videos can join for free.  That’s where Tongal comes in. 

Why Titles Matter a Lot if You’re a Blogger

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When I first started writing this blog several years ago I had less followers than you have right now. Did you? should know. Headlines matter.

Productivity Hacks: Voicemail, Folders & To-Do’s

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would love to say that I’m the productivity guru. Tim Ferriss gave this extra emphasis in his book. Admittedly I also fall into this trap.

The Corrosive Nature of Over-Introducers

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In many instances this help is genuine, well-meaning and productive. That’s why focus is critical. Focus is almost always the right answer.

Talk Like An 8th Grader When Pitching Investors

InfoChachkie

Select the real software product from this list. A. Open-architected, workforce-neutral, productivity assimilator. C. Buzz Off. Don’t be.

Top 30 Startup Technology and Product Posts for September 2010

SoCal CTO

Great content again in September that meets at the intersection of startups, technology, product and being a Startup CTO. If you asked me to tell you a list of three of the best decisions in my life, I can certainly tell you that regularly writing is one of them. Why You Should Write. It's human nature," he writes.

Don’t Subtract - Restart to Find the Minimum Viable Product

SoCal CTO

Steve Blank wrote a great post recently entitled Perfection By Subtraction – The Minimum Feature Set where he explains the real goals around defining a minimum viable product: Founders act like the “minimum” part is the goal. Only a special subset of customers will and what gets them breathing heavy is the long-term vision for your product.

How I Invest

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answered in the same way I always do so I thought I’d just write it publicly. “I fall in love.” spend hours thinking about the products, competitors, market opportunities, recruiting and financing of these businesses. know that sounds trite but it’s the best way I can describe my early-stage investments. cannot. Innovator’s Dilemma.

Should Startups Announce Their Funding?

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will add to this as I write more in the coming weeks on the topic. Is Funding a Worthy Announcement? Benefits. But trust me on this. Timing.

Document Your MVP for a Developer

SoCal CTO

I was talking with an early-stage founder who has a product vision and wants to get it built. You likely are writing your first one of these.

Here Are the Details About Upfront Ventures’ Newest EIR – @Chamillionaire

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And after one meeting they started asking for his advice about marketing, customer engagement, product design, monetization – whatever.

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Why GoToMeeting’s SaaS Playbook Wouldn’t Work Today

InfoChachkie

Customers who downloaded such products could opt-into a trial for our products, without filling any additional forms. Sorry, that was me.

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Why Lawsuits Are On the Rise at Startups and What To Do About It

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As I write these words I already imagine my next deposition in which I’m asked to read this out loud. Lawsuits are on the rise. For what?

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What I’ve Learned About Venture Funding

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And if you’re lucky and hit product/market fit straight out of the gate – awesome. why do I write p.s.’s sometimes?

Why Startups Need to Blog (and what to talk about …)

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But should you actually write one if you’re a startup, an industry figure (lawyer, banker) or VC? Do you have sales productivity software?

Why I Look for Obsessive and Competitive Founders

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Obsession. The drive to succeed at all costs. When second place isn’t good enough because we live in winner-take-most markets. loved the music.

Why You’re Not Getting the Most out of Your Board

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So I’m going to write a series of board meetings posts unrelated to anybody or maybe an amalgamation of them all. Ideal Board Meeting.

How GoToMyPC Kicked pcAnywhere’s A$$

InfoChachkie

hesitate to write about design, as I have never considered myself to be a "color or font" person. Proper Expectations Make For Beautiful Form.

Startup Lessons From Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon

InfoChachkie

Pink Floyd recorded DSOTM after a year of writing and performing the material in front of live audiences. Any time will do." Pay To Play.

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What Do You Need to Do to Improve Sales? Here’s a Start …

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I write about sales often both because it’s the lifeblood of any organization and because in my experience it is the area in which more startups are least experienced or inclined. also write and talk about it frequently because raising capital is a part of sales and this is important for entrepreneurs to understand. Why Buy Now?

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What I’ve Learned from Fred Wilson

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In stead of just writing operating and funding advice Fred also talks about industries. remember writing about online video nearly 5 years ago.

From Startup Newsletter To Best Selling Book: How This Entrepreneur Pulled It Off

InfoChachkie

Putting their expensive educations to good use, they aptly named their novelty product a "MouseDriver". Here''s how they pulled it off. wasn''t.

How to Know if You Have ADD and What to Do About It

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believe it is what drives my huge bursts of creativity and productivity that what Stephen Covey called “The Urgency Addiction.”

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Here’s How to Do PR on a Budget

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Yesterday I wrote a post about The Silent Benefits of PR in which I pointed out that most young companies I encounter don’t fully grasp the benefits of PR because they are less measurable than product milestones or customer acquisition analyses (like CAC/LTV). It super charges a business that is closer to product delivery.

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Why I Don’t Celebrate Income Inequality

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Should we be concerned about the concentration of wealth in the hands of the few at the expense of the many? I am not writing about this out of the blue – this seems to be the topic of the day in my social stream based on blogs written, retweets rendered and attaboys handed out. What drives economic inequality in the US? dunno.

Why Acceptance of Failure is Critical to Startup Success

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I talk about failure a lot because I think it can be tremendously instructive and I think that success without failure often masks underlying lessons.

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Why Successful People Focus on the Bottom End of the Funnel

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Business leaders have many tasks to accomplish and prioritizing stuff can be hard. Opening is easier than closing. Step one: Be proactive. Start, sure.

What Makes a Great Business Partner?

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liked it so much I wrote it down and tried to think about what it meant to me and I promised myself I would write about that one day. When it’s the former you find ways to work with them again and again which is why getting the band back together is often more productive than starting from scratch. In business? In life? Or not.

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How I Got the Monkey Off My Back – Today Was a Good Day

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As a result I didn’t write my first venture capital check until March 2009 – exactly 5 years ago. years ago. years ago. Since then?

The Silent Benefits of PR

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Of course you need a new angle to get a journalist interested because they don’t simply want to write what everybody else has covered.

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How to Nail a Group Presentation

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So I thought I’d write a piece on how not to suck when you give a presentation. 1. They bring your product to life. Use your hands.

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Microsoft Venture Fund Aims to Harness Early Stage Innovation

Xconomy

And at the other end is where you’ll typically see our larger investments and acquisitions,” Kashyap writes. Peggy Johnson.

Think about Performance Before Building a Web Application

TechEmpower

User experience is suffering and it’s the worst possible time with the product taking off. “It was running fine.” High throughput.

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