The Toxic Nature of Email

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But what has really killed me is email. I live in email hell. And for the last few evenings I decided to get through email rather than blog. I’m always so completely behind on email. I have a love / hate relationship with email. Email is a chore.

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Why Email May Be Draining Your Company’s Productivity

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Email. Ah, email. I’ve taken to saying, “Email is our personal to-do list that anybody adds to – whether they know us or not.” I have taken to limiting my outbound email. Yet email seems to be an open invitation to anybody.

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Entrepreneurs: Take the time to celebrate your exit.


Email readers, continue here…] First there comes a sense of relief, knowing that you no longer need to worry over daily cash or threats to your net worth. But what most entrepreneurs fail dramatically at is to celebrate the moment. The do as all good entrepreneurs do.

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.”

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.

How To Snag Lunch With A High-Profile Entrepreneur


I recently received an email from a former student in which he described how he was able to secure a lunch meeting with a high-profile entrepreneur who is operating multiple ventures in parallel. That same evening I followed up with him by email thanking for the opportunity.

How Entrepreneurs Use Technology to Improve Business Efficiency

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The rise of powerful new tools for automation and management of business tasks is taking the world by storm, because it lets one entrepreneur accomplish much more with their time than they ever could before. Automated mailing tools are a major resource for entrepreneurs.

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. His email list became his power.

7 Business Mistakes Serial Entrepreneurs Never Make (Twice)


As an entrepreneur, I helped create companies which achieved two IPOs and two trade sales totaling $385 million. Fallacy: An entrepreneur’s two most precious assets are time and money. Your commitments to investors must be significant enough to compel them to write you a check.

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


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.

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


You can watch/listen to how John and Kyle turned their email newsletter into an international bestseller in the following 9-minute excerpt from John''s recent talk at UC Santa Barbara. an email) to about 35 people. Saying, ''Hey, we want to pay you to write a book.’

What Entrepreneurs Should do about Price Fixing

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I thought I’d try to look at it from a different lens, that of the entrepreneur. As an entrepreneur you should assume that. Two emailed Marc Benioff directly. So what is an entrepreneur to do? I sometimes ask entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs need angels.

What Every Entrepreneur Could Learn from Justin Bieber

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To be a great entrepreneur you really do need talent. The media eats it up as they always need something to write about. I know that I’m not always perfect on email because the volume is so high and it has become such a chore.

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


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

Domain Experience Gives Entrepreneurs an Unfair Advantage

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I originally conceived it as the Top 11 things that I believe “all entrepreneurs need to succeed.&# If it stuck to this theme then I would stand by my top 11. There’s one attribute (coming soon) that I need to have in order to write a check but I don’t believe is vital for success. It isn’t a “must&# for me but it’s certainly a huge positive when entrepreneurs have it. Tags: Entrepreneur Advice Start-up Advice Startup Advice

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


You can watch/listen to how John and Kyle turned their email newsletter into an international bestseller in the following 9-minute excerpt from John''s recent talk at UC Santa Barbara. an email) to about 35 people. Saying, ''Hey, we want to pay you to write a book.’

Sagewise pitches a service to verify claims and arbitrate disputes over blockchain transactions

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24 hrs) and users receive a text/email notification regarding the execution,” Wan wrote to me an email. If a dispute cannot be self-resolved, parties then graduate to a dispute resolution marketplace of third party vendors,” Wan writes.

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

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TechCrunch Europe ran an article in November of last year that European startups need to work as hard as those in Silicon Valley and I echoed the sentiment in my post about the need for entrepreneurs to be maniacal about their businesses if one wants to work in the hyper competitive tech world.

Why not share your liquidity success with those who got you there?


Email readers, continue here…] Now, there are three kinds of exits. And those that are total write-offs in which no one except perhaps the bank and lenders receive anything. So, you are close to selling your company, and counting the profits a bit early. Well, that’s human nature.

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63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

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Our Best Interviews Via Email: Monthly. 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. Jeff Unger is a lawyer and entrepreneur.

An Enchanting Conversation With Guy Kawasaki


I began our discussion by asking Guy, “Why should entrepreneurs read your latest book, Enchantment?”. The reason why an entrepreneur should be interested in this book is because entrepreneurs have to overcome resistance. Entrepreneur Interview

Do you want to control your business destiny?


Email readers, continue here…] This moment is to celebrate every action, including shopping for supplies, furniture and technology to support the newly minted enterprise. Write your own Hollywood script.

Doppels Is the Birthday Matching App You’re Going to Love


Writing a wish list for birthday presents at 10 years-old is expected. This will bring back some conscious thought to digital gift giving instead of the current non-emotional email that links to a gift card. “We

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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.

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

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My husband is Mark Suster and before he was a VC and blogger he was a startup entrepreneur like you. Mark granted me read/write access to his calendaring system. Don’t email him unless you have to. Entrepreneur Advice

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Will your company’s sale be celebration or silence?


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. Sometimes the entrepreneur who believe s/he has failed the investors apologizes.

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Where is the best source of early stage investment?


Email readers, continue here…] My very first investment as a professional angel was in a small startup where the entrepreneur’s vision fueled my imagination in the audio market niche where I had run a business in an earlier life.

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Killer Potato Salad Kickstarter Campaign Raises > $41,000


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.

Hands-on Techniques To Avoid Hiring Wantrepreneurs


They profess to be entrepreneurs, but are they actually Wantrepreneurs? A Wantrepreneur is a well-intentioned person who wants to be an entrepreneur, but does not have the skills, personality and or risk profile to be successful. Entrepreneur Team Building

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

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I was an entrepreneur. Don’t just write a carbon copy of what somebody else is doing. OK, well, actually the first thing I did is come up with a list of 50 posts that I wanted to write. I didn’t want to run out of things to write about in the first 6 months.

Everyone wants to leave a legacy.


If you are an entrepreneur or CEO, surely you’ve thought of how you’ll be remembered by your associates and stakeholders after you move on. Be honest now. Have you ever thought of what legacy you’ll leave behind?

Why Saying “Thank You&# Is Good Business


As discussed in Personal Pitch , entrepreneurs must cultivate the help of Donors during the early days of their adVenture. In most instances, the Donor’s compensation comes from the satisfaction of helping a fellow entrepreneur who is on the front end of her career.

Can you overcome five risks and create wealth?


Especially if you are in the early stage of growing a business, these five risks can and often do derail entrepreneurs before realizing the riches of a great exit. Email readers, continue here…] Are you ahead or behind the market with your product or service?

Top Ten infoChachkie Entries Of 2011


By early 2010, I found my stylistic voice and identified my audience of emerging entrepreneurs and thus dropped my penname. times and my email newsletter subscribers more than doubled. For instance, I was recently asked by to write a weekly column. The kind words I receive in comments, Tweets and emails are highly motivational and most appreciated. If you have not already signed up to my email newsletter, you can do so HERE. Classic Post Entrepreneur