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Adopting the Investor’s Mind

July 30, 2013 Rich 0

Over at the GrowThink Blog, Jay Turo writes that founders need to adopt both the Entrepreneur’s Mind and Investor’s Mind. For Entrepreneurs, just for a few moments, step in the space of not believing one’s own propaganda. This too, is hard as what makes entrepreneurs who they are is their […]

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Video: Finalists Pitch at the Thinking Digital Startup Competition

July 25, 2013 Rich 0

In this video, YPlan & Bubblepix pitch during the finals of the from the Thinking Digital Startup Competition. Thinking Digital is a 2.5 day conference on technology, ideas and our future. Described as a UK version of the highly prestigious TED Conference, the next Thinking Digital takes place 20 -22 […]

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How Optensity Helps Analysts Make Sense of Big Data

July 20, 2013 Rich 0

Over at CNN Money, By JP Mangalindan writes that while many organizations continue to struggle to make sense of Big Data, a new Startup called Optensity has built a system that assists decision-making without worrying about where the data is located, how it’s formatted, and how it’s changing. One thing […]

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Why Quirky Names for so many Startups?

July 20, 2013 Rich 0

Over at the Wall Street Journal, Lindsay Gellman writes that Startups are increasingly adopting quirky names. Short, memorable URLs are mostly spoken for, so founders go for made-up words that are more easily trademarked. The challenge is to come up with something that conveys meaning, is memorable,—and isn’t just alphabet […]

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July 19, 2013 Rich 0

Paul Graham from Y Combinator writes that Entrepreneurs need to to do things that don’t scale. The founder has to make it happen. The question to ask about an early stage startup is not “is this company taking over the world?” but “how big could this company get if the […]

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Podcast: How General Catalyst Partners Sparks Big Data Innovation

July 18, 2013 Rich 0

  In this podcast, Deepak Jeevan Kumar from VC firm General Catalyst Partners describes his efforts to help entrepreneurs with disruptive ideas in big data, cloud computing, data center infrastructure, cyber-security, and clean energy. Deepak Jeevan Kumar has been with General Catalyst since 2010, first in Boston and later in […]

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Why Product Strategy means Saying NO

July 15, 2013 Rich 0

Des Traynor from Intercom writes about why it is so important for product managers to say No. The thing is, no one keeps crap ideas in their roadmap. Identifying and eliminating the bad ideas is the easy bit. Real product decisions aren’t easy. They require you to look at a […]

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Video: Don’t Split Your Time–Focus for Success

July 14, 2013 Rich 0

In this video, Wil Schroter describes why all of his successes have come from focus. In a Startup, you don’t have the infrastructure to successfully split your time. Startups are so hard to begin with, so even if you put everything into it, you still might not make it.