How the Hell do I Prioritize Work, Blog & Find Balance?

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How do you have time for all your entrepreneurs? I don’t know Ezra yet but since he’s taking the time to blog (which I hugesly respect) and share thoughts I thought I’d take him up on his challenge and also spill the beans on my secrets. I just write.

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

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It’s what life was like as an entrepreneur. I plan to write about it early next year when we’re all through. But this is nothing like the stress of being an entrepreneur. What’s it really like being an entrepreneur? If you’re not an entrepreneur.

How To Write An Effective Answer On Quora: Communications 101

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John Greathouse , Entrepreneur, Investor, Professor and Freshman In The School Of Life. I write a bit more about how entrepreneurs can protect their ideas here: Spilling The Beans. I encourage emerging entrepreneurs to utilize Quora. Entrepreneur Sales The Fringe

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

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Blogs. By definition, you read blogs. But should you actually write one if you’re a startup, an industry figure (lawyer, banker) or VC? This is a post to help you figure out why you should write and what you should talk about. Blog on that topic.

Should You Blog? (yes, and here’s how …)

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I recently wrote a piece for Mashable on how to create a company blog. Since it’s already written (and since I promised not to republish on my blog other than a summary) if you’re interested please have a read over there. What should you blog about? Most blogs are.

One Book Every Entrepreneur Should Own

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Brad Feld seems to write books faster than I can read and write about them. He teamed up with his wife, Amy Batchelor , to write about about the impact that entrepreneurship has on relationships and what to do about it. Entrepreneur Advice

The Entrepreneur Thesis

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I call it the entrepreneur thesis. I’m not talk about the age old debate amongst investors whether you back entrepreneurs, markets or products (or as people like to hedge – product / market fit). It’s entrepreneurs I back. It’s what I call the “entrepreneur thesis.”

A Serial Entrepreneur’s Take On Guy Kawasaki’s Enchantment

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Although many are entertaining, most fail to provide entrepreneurs with a sufficient return on their time investment. Unfortunately, most business books do not offer entrepreneurs an adequate payoff. At the beginning of the index, Guy writes, “I hope Robert Cialdini checks this index.”

Why Aren’t There More Female Entrepreneurs?

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I’m often asked the question about why there aren’t more women who are entrepreneurs. On my blog I’ve been hesitant to take the topic head on. In it she observes that only 3% of the comments on this blog are from women.

What Makes an Entrepreneur? (1/11) – Tenacity

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This is part of my new series on what makes an entrepreneur successful. I originally posted it on VentureHacks , one of my favorite websites for entrepreneurs. I wanted to also post the series here to have it as a resource on my blog for future entrepreneurs who stop by.

Retro: My Favorite Blog Post on Raising VC

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On December 2nd, 2006 I wrote the blog post published later in this post when I was CEO of startup Koral about my experiences in pitching VCs. After my company was acquired by Salesforce.com I was asked to stop blogging and they took over my blog as an asset in the sale of the company. My blog was wiped out. I had kept a personal blog for more than a year and was new at keeping a professional blog. Remember, I was new to professional blogging.

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

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Now, I’m pretty on the record that being an entrepreneur is about being great at The Do. The number of times I’ve had people come to me and say they want to blog more. Entrepreneur Advice

Public and Open Debate is the Highest Form of Democracy (and Blogging)

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And there is relationship between debating and blogging. I started blogging in 2005 and then re-started blogging about a year ago. The most important experience I have in blogging is the debate it encourages. So it goes with blogging. So it goes on my blog.

What Tech Entrepreneurs Could Learn from Chamillionaire

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On why you should be an entrepreneur, “A lot of people do what they have to do. As a teenager he experimented with writing & producing his own rap music and received a lot of feedback from elders that he had a talent with words.

Are You an Entrepreneur?

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Hint: He was an entrepreneur. A Writer Is Someone Who Writes. A writer is someone who writes, not someone who goes about telling their friends that they are “a writer”. The same is true of entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship is so highly valued in the Western World that some people try to convince themselves that they are an entrepreneur, when in fact they would be better off at a Big Dumb Company (“BDC”). Entrepreneur Does Not Equal Inventor.

A Serial Entrepreneur’s Take On Brad Feld & Jason Mendelson’s Venture Deals

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Their primary intended reader is a “first-time entrepreneur”, but clearly other stakeholders within the startup universe can also benefit from the book’s hands-on advice. They are both former entrepreneurs and current Partners at Foundry Group , a highly successful, early stage venture firm.

What Every Entrepreneur Could Learn from Justin Bieber

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To be a great entrepreneur you really do need talent. There has been all sorts of discussions about marketing on blogs lately. The media eats it up as they always need something to write about. As an entrepreneur getting traction, whose life are you going to change ?

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

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Consistent with the statistics cited in Why Entrepreneurs Hate (Most) MBAs , the large majority of John and Kyle''s classmates accepted positions at investment banks and consulting firms upon graduation. blogging, in a sense. Saying, ''Hey, we want to pay you to write a book.’

How This Entrepreneur Raised $28,000 Using Airbnb to Fund Her Startup

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She actually IS the prototypical entrepreneur. But Tracy did what entrepreneurs do. Sam is the managing director of Launchpad LA and we were about to pick our 2012 class of entrepreneurs. In the first 5 minutes you’ll realize that she’s a classic entrepreneur.

Successful Entrepreneurs Ignore The Lion Tamer’s Stool And Avoid The Whip

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An entrepreneur, weightlifter and travel photographer, James offers his readers advice and insights that help them become better leaders, with an emphasis on improving one''s health in the process. One of the biggest challenges of being an entrepreneur is deciding what not to do.

Why Super Pro-rata Rights are Not a Good Deal for Entrepreneurs

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Yesterday I saw a Tweet from Chris Sacca fly by that prompted me to want to write a blog post helping entrepreneurs understand why they should push back against VCs asking for “super pro-rata” rights.

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

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Consistent with the statistics cited in Why Entrepreneurs Hate (Most) MBAs , the large majority of John and Kyle''s classmates accepted positions at investment banks and consulting firms upon graduation. blogging, in a sense. Saying, ''Hey, we want to pay you to write a book.’

Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Thursday, March 22, 2007 Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups Ive been participating in a Yahoo Group that are users of LinkedIn and who are Bloggers: [link] Its an interesting group of folks from diverse backgrounds. Its also been interesting to see the interaction of tools involved - Social Networking, Blogging and a Discussion Group. to help bloggers and blog readers with comments.

The Yo-Yo Life of a Tech Entrepreneur – A Cautionary Tale

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TechCrunch ran my article yesterday as a guest post but I wanted to have a copy here for anybody who missed it and for future readers of this blog. I tell that story in my post about the need for entrepreneurs to show resiliency. I’m normally too cool to write posts like this.

63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

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where entrepreneurs share their stories. 63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of By mario on May 2, 2012 in Features , grid. Free Corporations For First-Time Entrepreneurs. Right now they’re setting up 500 free corporations for first time entrepreneurs.

Should Startups Announce Their Funding?

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Understanding “The Funding Angle” I sit at enough board meetings to hear conflicting advice given to entrepreneurs about how to handle PR and announcements at startups. I will add to this as I write more in the coming weeks on the topic. Entrepreneur Advice

Putting the Pedal to the Metal at Amplify

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The value that is being “added” is often at arms length or via a specialist who interacts with the entrepreneur. But like a Darwinian experiment, the extent to which these gifts are utilized remains entirely up to each individual entrepreneur.

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Some Quick Sage Advice for Young Employees Early in Their Careers

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On his first day of work my wife was kind enough to write down words of wisdom from her years on the job. I don’t write about Tania very often – mostly at her request. So consider this my first-ever guest blog post. With a tiny bit of ghost writing from me.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: FounderBlog’s 1 Year Anniversary! A BIG THANK YOU to 3,500 entrepreneurs in 50+ countries

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About Frank Addante > (from the Silicon Valley Business Journal) Twitter Updates follow me on Twitter Blog Archive ► 2010 (2) ► June (1) Part II: Optimized for Profitability ► February (1) Get Out of the Office!

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Innovation and Geography

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, February 20, 2007 Innovation and Geography I ran across a post in Read/Write Web - Does Location Matter in Web Innovation? Product Manager Entrepreneur Mark Geller SEO for Startups Startup Version 1.0 Where LinkedIn Works for Me A Different Kind of Incubator - The Hive About this Blog Southern California Tech Central Southern California Tech Central Loading

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Five Startup Tips From The Beatles

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As any long-time reader of this humble blog knows, I am an ardent Beatles fan. Despite the book’s shortcomings, it contains a number of insightful lessons for budding entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs can learn from their achievements as well as their failures.

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Interview: Naval Ravikant, Co-Founder AngelList and Co-Maintainer Venture Hacks

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Venture Hacks is educating entrepreneurs on the game theory of how to raise venture capital. One of the things AngelList helps us do is raise our brand, have a pre-existing relationship with many, many entrepreneurs and give us access into great deals. Entrepreneur Interview The Fring

A Post Startup Execs Should Forward to Your Spouse or Partner. 12 Tips for Making it Work

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Anyway, as I winnowed my way through the comments section of my blog post on relationships I realized my own wife has posted a response! My husband is Mark Suster and before he was a VC and blogger he was a startup entrepreneur like you. Entrepreneur Advice

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Five Ways To Maximize The Value Of Your Startup Experiences

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Peer Group – Meet with other emerging entrepreneurs who will help you objectively evaluate your experiences and provide relevant feedback regarding your successes and failures. Journal or BlogWriting about your experiences will force you to be contemplative and thoughtful.

The Toxic Nature of Email

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I haven’t written a blog post in a week. And for the last few evenings I decided to get through email rather than blog. It was interesting for me to read Fred Wilson’s email bankruptcy blog post this morning. And when I have time I try to write back.

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