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


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.”

Huddlewoo Wants To Connect You To Mentors You Admire Through Online Video

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Huddlewoo a live video platform set to launch early 2013 to give people the ability to access extraordinary people for one-on-one conversations and mentoring. Will Zell (CEO) is based in Columbus, OH, and is an Empact100 entrepreneur who was honored at The White House in 2011.

Why Has LA Suddenly Gotten So Much Attention from VCs and Entrepreneurs?

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” It’s the most common refrain I hear from investors and even entrepreneurs these days. I think there is also no denying the role that Richard Rosenblatt has played in building the LA tech ecosystem and spawning great entrepreneurs who followed in his footsteps.

What Every Entrepreneur Could Learn from Justin Bieber

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To be a great entrepreneur you really do need talent. And he has acted as a personal mentor for Justin ever since. 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 ?

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.

Interview Dan Dato and Bruce Brown, Upstart.LA


Those programs--epitomized by YCombinator in the Bay Area, and TechStars in Boulder, Colorado--attract newly minted entrepreneurs with a mixture of cash and mentoring, and a program which rapidly takes ideas and turns them into viable, executing businesses. Do you have mentors lined up?

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Insights and Opinions: LA's Startups Accelerators As NCAA Football Conferences


So the writers block consensus was to write about LA startup incubators and mentorship organizations (2x as many votes as the other proposed topics). ryan born insights opinions startup accelerator incubator mentoring entrepreneur

5 Ways Poker Legend Annie Duke’s Brilliant Book Will Help You (And Your Startup) Make Better Decisions


When I saw World Series Poker Champion Annie Duke speak in 2017, I was inspired to write an article describing some of her recruiting techniques. The Power Of “I’m Not Sure” – Successful, serial entrepreneurs tend to be self-reflective and not dogmatic. Entrepreneur Iconic Advice

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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. With a tiny bit of ghost writing from me. Entrepreneur Advice

Putting the Pedal to the Metal at Amplify

From the Venture Trenches

The value that is being “added” is often at arms length or via a specialist who interacts with the entrepreneur. Amplify Mentor Panel in full swing. Amplify’s close mentoring is by design.

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Early stage money: The problem with PPMs


Bill Payne has been actively involved in angel investing since 1980, funding over 50 companies and mentoring over 100 more. Unfortunately, upon completion of the PPM, the first thing that entrepreneurs tend to do is sell shares to friends, family, friends of friends and other acquaintances.

Want To Be A TechStar? Read Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson’s New Book: Venture Deals


I concluded that it is an effective tool for leveling the playing field between sophisticated investors and emerging entrepreneurs. I have subsequently recommended the book to number of students as well as emerging entrepreneurs, all of whom expressed positive feedback. .

Attention Startup Accelerators: Your Job Is Not Over After Demo Day


My Forbes co-contributor Geri Stengel concurs that something is happening in the Volunteer State, writing last month about that state’s emerging women entrepreneurs. Savvy entrepreneurs - seek out programs which incorporate these post-graduation activities.

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Insights: The Perils of Shiny New Objects


Mark writes about The Perils of Shiny New Objects. It is one of the easiest pieces of advice to give as it is almost always valuable if entrepreneurs follow it as a guideline.

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Pipeline Fellowship | Raising Women to Become Investors

Tech Zulu Event

We also want to create more capital for women entrepreneurs to increase the chances of being funded and connected to a bigger network. Entrepreneurs are everywhere and capital isn’t. We have three main components: education, mentoring, and practice.

What Makes a Great Independent Board Member?

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When an entrepreneur takes on investors who take equity (i.e. The second is that they are usually very experienced operators that can mentor the founding team. I think when you choose an independent board member you should be thinking about somebody who can mentor you.

Miigle up! | Interview with Luc Berlin Founder/CEO & Netrepreneur

Tech Zulu Event

MIIGLE is a LA-based social network for entrepreneurs and innovators that recently launched its Beta version. So Luc , you call yourself a ‘Netrepreneur’ and social entrepreneur. Making these connections with the right audience is key to an entrepreneur’s success.

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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. 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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The Danger of Crocodile Sales

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YOU Selling – My wise old friend & mentor, Ameet Shah, once told me after a meeting we had with clients (when I worked at Accenture), “there are two ways to run a meeting: asking or telling. This is part of my series on Startup Advice.

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Chapter 8: My 9 Lives, 6 Companies, 3 Wives, 7 dogs, 4 Homes, 4 Boats, 160 cars and 2 Kids Story

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As I write this my youngest son and my girlfriend’s two gorgeous kids are playing in the other room. She’s laying next to me as I write this. I’m writing a book and this is a chapter. I call this story Chapter 8, I’ll explain later.

UCLA 48hr Startup | Catch It Live On TechZulu

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They have completely opened this up to the public and are encouraging local entrepreneurs and startup enthusiast to participate and join in on the Startup awesome. Saturday mentors help teams move their ideas forward by questioning business model assumptions and providing business insights.


What I’ve Learned from Fred Wilson

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Fred has of course been a public mentor to us all with his market-defining terminology that he popularized including “freemium” and “mobile first.” In stead of just writing operating and funding advice Fred also talks about industries.

Want To Live Life With No Regrets? Follow These 43 Life Lessons


Jackson Brown sat at his kitchen table, pulled out a pad of paper and began writing advice to his son, who had just entered college. Become someone''s hero - when someone asks you to be their mentor, smile and say, "I would be honored.".

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Craft your roadmap. Plan your trip.


Richa is a successful entrepreneur and technologist giving back to the entrepreneurial community in many ways, including his weekly Internet TV program on entrepreneurism, and participation in several mentoring programs. . By JJ Richa.

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The Loneliness of Success that Nobody Talks About

Both Sides of the Table

Entrepreneurs could learn about loneliness of success: nobody talks about. The Yo-Yo Life of a Tech Entrepreneur. Advisors / Coaches / Mentors.

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Putting the Pedal to the Metal at Amplify

From the Venture Trenches

The value that is being “added” is often at arms length or via a specialist who interacts with the entrepreneur. Amplify Mentor Panel in full swing. Amplify’s close mentoring is by design. Like good mentors Paul, Jeff, Richard, Oded and David as well as Chris and Kris create an atmosphere in which the motivated founders can take advantage of the knowledge base to which they are exposed.

What Would You Pay To Have Dinner With A Lost Loved One?


This was a question that my friend and mentor, Bob Wood and I recently discussed during one of our epic bike rides. At the time, I was heading up Computer Motion’s efforts to go public, writing the S1, orchestrating the all-hands meetings, etc.

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Moving Analytics | Sitting Kills, Moving Heals

Tech Zulu Event

So you write your hypothesis on what’s called a business canvas model and then you go talk to your potential customer. HV: The I-Corps mentors are very experienced entrepreneurs and they will just tell you straight up what they think of your results.

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Who’s In Your Club For Your Mutual Improvement?


The rules that I drew up required that every member, in his turn, should produce one or more queries on any point of Morals, Politics, or Natural Philosophy, to be discuss’d by the company; and once in three months produce and read an essay of his own writing, on any subject he pleased.

How to Be a Good Board Member

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I have been writing a series on how startup boards get selected, who sits on them and what to avoid. Equally, put away your computer, your iPad or whatever other electronic device you use unless it’s 100% in note-taking mode and you’re using a stylus to write.

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How to make a business partnership a success


JJ is a successful entrepreneur and technologist giving back to the entrepreneurial. community in many ways, including his weekly Internet TV program on entrepreneurism, and participation in several mentoring programs. . By JJ Richa.

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

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How do you have time for all your entrepreneurs? I just write. I told her I need “20 minutes” to write a blog post. Keep on writing. I took 2 of those morning to write blog posts and then read. Why do I write all of this?

Fred Wilson and Andy Weissman Talk with Lindel Eakman about Transitioning Leadership at a VC Fund

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Recently the firms two founding partners (and also Managing Partners) —  Fred Wilson and Brad Burnham  — decided to transition management of the firm to Andy Weissman (who joined in 2012) and Albert Wenger (joined in 2008 and writes one of the most thoughtful blogs in our industry ).

10 Marketing Lessons for Early-Stage Tech Startups

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I actually like finding entrepreneurs who are more circumspect, less braggadocios and generally more planned about their actions. Where Stealth is Bad – I do meet entrepreneurs who clearly fall on the other side of spectrum and are totally closed.

One Man’s Signal is Another Man’s Noise

Both Sides of the Table

I’m sitting at my computer now at 9.00pm writing this – which is an hour earlier than I normally write (there are about 8 women at my kitchen table having a book club (aka excuse to drink wine & gossip so I’m locked in another room writing.

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