10 Academic Courses To Kickstart Your Business Career

Startup Professionals Musings

I’m sure that every one of us who has been out in the business world for a few years can look back with perfect hindsight and name a few college courses that we should have taken. Writing in business is not the same as in an academic environment.

10 Business Courses You May Have Missed In School

Startup Professionals Musings

I’m sure that every one of us who has been out in the business world for a few years can look back with perfect hindsight and name a few college courses that we should have taken. Writing in business is not the same as in an academic environment.

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Origin Code Academy Rolls Out Free Programming Intro Course Online

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San Diego-based "code school" Origin Code Academy said this morning that it has rolled out a new, online-only, free course on programming and the basics of writing code. According to the boot camp operator, the free course is aimed at anyone interested in preparing to attend its program, or anyone interested in the basics of coding--to determine if coding is something for them or not.

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10 Business Courses We Wish They Offered in College

Startup Professionals Musings

I’m sure that every one of us who has been out in the business world for a few years can look back with perfect hindsight and name a few college courses that we should have taken. Business Writing for Email. Writing in business is not the same as in an academic environment.

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Ten Business Courses Universities Forgot

Startup Professionals Musings

I’m sure that every one of us who has been out in the business world for a few years can look back with perfect hindsight and name a few college courses that we should have taken. Business Writing Skills. Writing in business is not the same as in an academic environment.

How To Write An Effective Answer On Quora: Communications 101

InfoChachkie

I write a bit more about how entrepreneurs can protect their ideas here: Spilling The Beans. As described in Buzz Kill , many college-educated professionals tend to write at a level that is uncomfortable for most people (including college graduates) to read.

Framework Benchmarks

TechEmpower

write(HelloDbResponse.mapper.writeValueAsString(worlds)); } catch (IOException ex) { } } }); return response; }. About What we do Portfolio People Blog Contact. You are viewing a single entry. Please also check out the most recent entries. March 28, 2013. Framework Benchmarks.

10 University Classes For Business I Really Needed

Startup Professionals Musings

I’m sure that every one of us who has been out in the business world for a few years can look back with perfect hindsight and name a few college courses that we should have taken. Business Writing for Email. Writing in business is not the same as in an academic environment.

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Google partners with Sony Pictures Imageworks to launch an open source VFX render manager

TechCrunch LA

Google, of course, is interested in bringing these workloads to its cloud and it has made a concerted effort to bring the Hollywood studios to its Cloud Platform.

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How to Get Your Startup from Point A to Point B

Startup Professionals Musings

It is being temporarily taken off course the whole trip. And, each time the elements take it off course, it corrects and gets back on the right path. You’ll be blown off course every day. And if you do get thrown off course, get right back in line as quickly as you can.

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Universities Skip Basic Business Survival Skills

Startup Professionals Musings

I’m sure that every one of us who has been out in the business world for a few years can look back with perfect hindsight and name a few college courses that we should have taken. Business Writing Skills. Writing in business is not the same as in an academic environment.

Innovation and Geography

SoCal CTO

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? Of course, thats probably even more true in Silicon Valley. that talked about a recent NY Times article When It Comes to Innovation, Geography Is Destiny.

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Fractional CTO

SoCal CTO

Of course, to be more accurate, the work I did was staggered out. Of course, once you get into the specific situation, there are often more issues to figure out.

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Frameworks Round 1

TechEmpower

write(HelloDbResponse.mapper.writeValueAsString(worlds)); } catch (IOException ex) { } } }); return response; }. You are viewing the first round of web application framework benchmarks. We have since posted a second round and third round that each include community-contributed updates.

Mangling JSON numbers

TechEmpower

We should write an alternative to JSON.stringify that produces an exact representation of our number.” If we need to produce JSON from JavaScript, of course we expect that JSON.stringify will be involved. We can no longer write Mustache or Handlebars templates like this: {{! We can no longer write functions like this: function updateEmailAddress(user, newEmail) { // Oops, we failed for user #2^62!

Timing and why we’re all VCs

TechCrunch LA

It’s obvious that we can be too late to these decisions of course. Start writing down predictions about people, companies, and markets. If — and it’s a big if of course — they can do that on the cheap, then why should an LP care at all?

The lion and the ant: A managerial lesson

Berkonomics

So the lion recruited a cockroach who had extensive experience as a supervisor and who was famous for writing excellent reports. He also needed a secretary to help him write and type his reports. The Ant of course “Because she showed lack of motivation and had a negative attitude.”.

Entrepreneurs Should Create A Degree – Not Buy One Off The Rack

InfoChachkie

To my surprise, when I told the Dean that I was learning nothing from the Core courses, he simply asked me what I wanted to take. I have included UCSB’s catalog course numbers in the event a student is interested in learning more about a particular class.

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Can you overcome five risks and create wealth?

Berkonomics

Of course, we are speaking of increased valuation of your company when we speak of “wealth.” This risk can be mitigated by finding a customer willing to purchase as soon as a proven model is completed, and willing to state this in writing.

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. Many people write email without a “call to action” or reason they’re writing the email. Write to one person at a time.

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Announcing Projector?—?A Startup I’ve Been Excited to Tell You About for Years

Both Sides of the Table

We were of course there to work with incarcerated men on developing entrepreneurial skills on behalf of Defy Ventures. Just as we use Google Docs for writing or AirTable for spreadsheets, the world finally has an amazing in-browser tool for visual presentations. Announcing Projector?—?A

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My story: Fail locally, one customer at a time.

Berkonomics

It’s good advice; the theory being that entrepreneurs can discover the flaws in their business models sooner, make course corrections and move in a more favorable direction. By Frank Peters.

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Why Titles Matter a Lot if You’re a Blogger

Both Sides of the Table

When I first started writing this blog several years ago I had less followers than you have right now. But the realist in me knew I couldn’t write daily nor could I convince you to think to check out my blog with regularity.

Niche marketing works. Here’s how.

Berkonomics

Of course not. Here’s a quick nod to the folks at Colour Graphics for urging me to write this insight. Close. How many of us throw away marketing dollars because our paid efforts reach an audience that is much larger than the target or niche audience we need to reach?

Will your company’s sale be celebration or silence?

Berkonomics

And finally, there are the thirty-plus sad exits that were complete write-offs for the investors, sometimes regaining some portion of note-holder or creditor money in the process. Of course, a “big hit” successful outcome is preferable for all.

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What Can You Do if a VC Pulls Their Term Sheet?

Both Sides of the Table

I’m just writing verbatim what I wrote in a Quora response years ago. Of course you should eventually warn other entrepreneurs you know 1-1 in private. What Can You Do if a VC Pulls Their Term Sheet? I was asked to answer this exact question on Quora and I did so some time ago.

Why Venture Capital is So Much More Compelling Now

Both Sides of the Table

It’s not hard to find people willing to write the narrative that “venture capital is not an asset class” or “venture capital has performed terribly.” I hope to publish that deck and a full write up in the next 10 days in partnership with Dan Primack at Fortune (if my write up doesn’t suck, I guess ;-)). Of course the concentration of capital in growth firms and the intense competition to fund the best deals leads to some risks.

Pragmatism with Flavor

TechEmpower

Although we spend plenty of time researching and developing with new technologies based on desire and need, we don't want our clients to be guinea pigs (unless that's the nature of their business, of course). You're in the thick of it and about to write a small chunk of server-side code. Project needs vary, of course, so technology chemistries vary in turn. but getting work done requires shutting down the news feed and writing code.

How to Talk About Valuation When a VC Asks

Both Sides of the Table

I thought I’d write a post about how to talk about valuation at a startup and give you some sense of what might be on the mind of the person considering funding you. This is part of a series I’ve been writing on fund raising.

Why Confidence is So Important in Fund Raising

Both Sides of the Table

Of course you have to be careful with this. Of course if they did some initial work and were leaning in to make an investment then we’d spend time helping them. There is a delicate balance between confident and arrogant and of course the former is what you want.

Putting an End to the Dark Ages of Local Businesses

Both Sides of the Table

She entered you reservation by writing in a time slot in a paper calendar and you were in. Of course you now book when you want and even choose your restaurant based on availability at the time / day you want and you can book on your mobile phone at 2am or 8pm.

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The Silent Benefits of PR

Both Sides of the Table

It is possible, of course, to recruit great people as an underground startup but it is 10x easier when qualified candidates whom you may not even know read about your company and are excited by your vision. Ironic, of course.

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

Both Sides of the Table

As a result I didn’t write my first venture capital check until March 2009 – exactly 5 years ago. I divided success into the phases of venture capital and 18 months into writing my first check here was my view (details on each in the link above).

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How I Promise You One of the Most Meaningful Days of Your Life

Both Sides of the Table

Defy has graduated 1,100 prisoners upon release who have created 150 businesses that now employe 350 people — many of them ex Defy Graduates And of course Defy has a post-release program to help with reentry into a society not geared towards helping with recovery.

What Makes a Great Independent Board Member?

Both Sides of the Table

Of course there is usually an inverse relationship between how senior the person is, how much time they have available and on the other side how much time they’ll spend helping you and getting involved in details. I really like it when independent directors write a check into the company.

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