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

A Must Read Book for the Educated Class

Both Sides of the Table

Mamaw isn’t educated and, in fact, scorns “elites” but knows that if J.D. and complete his final arc from lawyer to entrepreneur to venture capitalist and this final leap is a very hard one to make, indeed. In another post coming soon I’ll write about my own journey.

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Stage 32: An Education Hub For Entertainment Industry Creatives

Tech.Co

by providing cutting-edge online education to a global population of people looking to make it in the ever-evolving entertainment industry. There’s a community feel even to our education. And the ability to bring education to the world has been our intention from day one.”. In the past year alone the company has amassed over 1k hours of educational content and generated over $1 million. Educating the next generation of media talent.

Understanding Your True Character as an Entrepreneur

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I often think about business and life but seldom write about it because it’s not a sound-bite or a nugget of knowledge one can apply immediately to businesses so it generally doesn’t feel blog-worthy to me. Why do we do all that we do? Is it for the money? The recognition?

Entrepreneurs: Take the time to celebrate your exit.

Berkonomics

But what most entrepreneurs fail dramatically at is to celebrate the moment. Not many founders or entrepreneurs do experience the success of a favorable sale of the business they dreamed would make them rich. The do as all good entrepreneurs do. Write a book; I did.

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. The truth is I have been thinking a lot about the topic, I just haven’t been writing about it. My inspiration to become an entrepreneur came from my mom, not my dad.

Why Startup Entrepreneurs Need to Communicate More Like George Bush Than Al Gore

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I use George Bush vs. Al Gore as allegory and I’ve been using it with entrepreneurs for years to sink in a simple point about how to communicate with the market. This does not mean you shouldn’t solve big, complex problems or write complex code. Entrepreneur Advice

What Should We Make of Peter Thiel’s “20 Under 20? Education Program?

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Thiel and friends will also agree to mentor these young entrepreneurs. We need to take some risks in education and in innovation in this country so anybody that it trying to break through the traditional mold and try to create a new model ought to be lauded, not attacked. The value of a college education. I am very passionate and on record about the value of education. Education is self discovery. In Poly Sci I learned critical thinking and writing.

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

InfoChachkie

Entrepreneurs create their own jobs, why shouldn’t they also create their own degrees? As described in Should Millennial Entrepreneurs Skip College? most young entrepreneurs benefit greatly from the college experience. Writing / English / Public Speaking.

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". I said, ''Hey, listen were going to start writing this newsletter and it''s going to highlight our trials and tribulations, our failures and our successes.

Startup Children – How To Parent An Entrepreneur (Part I) - Teach Your Children To Create Something Out of Nothing

InfoChachkie

I recently answered the question “ What are good ways to raise your children to be entrepreneurs? ” My response was brief and straightforward, which is common of popular Quora answers (as discussed in How To Write An Effective Quora Answer ). Entrepreneur Parenting The Fringe

US Economic Risks (Sept 2010): Impact on Investors & Entrepreneurs

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My advice to entrepreneurs was and is “ when the hors d’oeuvres tray is being passed take two ” (e.g. So I agreed to offer my current thinking on the economy and what it portends for the VC industry & fund raising for entrepreneurs. What does this mean if you’re an entrepreneur?

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". I said, ''Hey, listen were going to start writing this newsletter and it''s going to highlight our trials and tribulations, our failures and our successes.

63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

SoCal Delicious

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.

An Unlikely Unicorn: Lynda.com’s Journey From Garage To $1.3B Sale

InfoChachkie

For those who don’t have the time to listen to our entire talk, I’ve highlighted several key takeaways below, along with the corresponding video timestamp, to facilitate quick access to issues of interest to entrepreneurs. Both Bruce and Lynda were both self-educated technologists.

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Steve Blank Discusses The Origin And Future Of The Lean Startup Movement

InfoChachkie

Steve is also a Stanford Professor and noted marketing entrepreneur. Large companies write business plans, why of course, that’s the organizing document for a startup. Yet we took this document, the business plan, because we knew nothing else and said, ‘Go write one of these.’.

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Entrepreneurship Is A Compulsion, Not A Choice

InfoChachkie

These entrepreneurs do not risk everything, work outrageous hours and put themselves under extreme pressure because they want to. If it were a decision to be an entrepreneur, then most right-minded individuals would decide to turn back when they encountered the first inevitable startup crises.

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

InfoChachkie

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.

Ten Rookie Startup Mistakes You Won’t Make

InfoChachkie

As an entrepreneur and startup investor, I have helped create companies which achieved two IPOs which collectively raised over $100 million, as well as two acquisitions which totaled $385 million. 5) Allow Partners To Write Your Agreements. Entrepreneur Strategic Planning The Fringe

Interview: Lynda Weinman of Lynda.com

InfoChachkie

9) I believe that entrepreneurs who are driven by a compelling mission that is not based on making lots of money have a much higher propensity for success. What advice would you give an emerging entrepreneur who is looking to establish themselves as a thought leader?

Interview: Lynda Weinman of Lynda.com

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9) I believe that entrepreneurs who are driven by a compelling mission that is not based on making lots of money have a much higher propensity for success. What advice would you give an emerging entrepreneur who is looking to establish themselves as a thought leader?

Killer Potato Salad Kickstarter Campaign Raises > $41,000

InfoChachkie

As any enterprising entrepreneur would do, he initiated a Kickstarter campaign with the goal of raising $10. At the time I am writing this, he has enticed nearly 6,000 backers to commit over $49,500, and counting. So far, Zack will be writing 4 haikus.

Interview with Zareh Baghdasarian, 15desks

socalTECH

Zareh Baghdasarian is the CEO of 15desks (www.15desks.com), a new startup focused on the education market. Zareh Baghdasarian: 15desks is all about managing your educational lifestyle, all the way from early education to your graduate work. If you look at what you go through, starting high school, and maybe even middle or grade school, you go through your educational life managing courses, relationships with your teachers, and relationships with your parents.

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The Toxic Nature of Email

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It has also coincided with the kickoff of our Launchpad LA educational series which has taken some of my time. And when I have time I try to write back. In the old days if you wrote people a physical letter, first it was a big effort to actually write and send the letter.

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Interview with Ramit Varma, Revolution Prep

socalTECH

Out of 41 companies who submitted their software for approval, only three were accepted--us, McGraw Hill, and Peoples Education. Ramit Varma: From the entrepreneur's standpoint, we were really focused on cost, and building a business that was profitable at the margin level, from the beginning.

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This Post Has Nothing to do with #SXSW

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With all these companies vying for attention & others just here to soak up the vibe I thought I’d write a much broader piece on how startups can make the most of their attendance at conferences & events. Write them in advance and request meetings. Entrepreneur Advice

RingRevenue Creates A New Performance Marketing Revenue Channel

InfoChachkie

This is especially true for companies with expensive and complex products or services that are more consultative in nature, like insurance, financial services, home services, education and travel, etc. 9) In Getting The Band Back Together , I write about the power of serial Founding teams.

Startup Tips From College Dropouts: Zuckerberg, Jobs, Gates, Dell, Ellison, Branson and Disney

InfoChachkie

The primary stipulation is that each Thiel Fellow must drop out of college, for at least two years, and pursue their “entrepreneurial ventures, research and self-education.”. For many entrepreneurs, college has little appeal. Entrepreneurs are misfits.

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Pathbrite Shows the Fruits of Having a Crystal Clear Value Proposition

Tech Zulu Event

One thing I noticed from our previous interview is that Heather is one smart entrepreneur. For a first-time entrepreneur, she is not only getting it right and getting “base hits”, but she is slugging balls out of the park! Entrepreneur Nuggets.

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. He was a life-long entrepreneur and the first business he created out of college (actually, he founded it while he was at Caltech) was a company that manufactured high quality audio speakers. Too many entrepreneurs focus on dilution.

How to Not Suck at a Group Presentation

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So I thought I’d write a piece on how to not suck when you give a presentation. Don’t confuse this with a tour-de-force education on the finer details of how your company operations. You’re there to leave an impression – not to educate.

Remind Me Why I Love You? (Why “In Person” is Everything)

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This is a very common scenario when entrepreneurs pitch VCs and frankly is a very common scenario when VCs try to raise money from LPs. I was amazed at your innovation, approach, cleverness, enthusiasm, leadership traits, background, education, team?—?everything.

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Interview: Thorsten von Eicken of RightScale

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I taught a somewhat crazy course about writing and deploying a scalable website in Ruby on Rails and deploying it in EC2. When you began your teaching career, did you plan on eventually being an entrepreneur? Entrepreneur Interview The Fringe

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6 Tips for Building Relationships with Journalists

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Journalists don’t know enough about your company before the show, don’t have time for proper research, and you will be competing for their time afterward with 49+ other companies that want them to write about you. -

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Orange County FundingPost VC and Angel Investor PitchFest + Pitch Workshop

SoCal Tech Calendar

The panels of seasoned and newer investors will focus on Early-Stage Venture Investing: How to meet investors, pitch them, and what it really takes to get them to write you a check! As an additional benefit, entrepreneur 1/4 page summaries will be given to the investor speakers and attendees. Thursday, June 13, 2019 -- Orange County FundingPost VC and Angel Investor PitchFest + Pitch Workshop. We're doing it again!