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Video: Why Startups Need to Solve Real Problems

June 30, 2014 Rich 0

In this video, Alexis Madrigal from The Atlantic presents: The Jig is Up – Why Startups Need To Solve Real Problems. Alexis Madrigal thinks our modern entrepreneurial climate has a problem: we’re not solving big problems anymore. The startup boom in the late 90s gave birth to revolutionary mobile devices. […]

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Video: Stephen Key’s One Simple Idea for Startups

June 25, 2014 Rich 0

In this video, Stephen Key stops by the Googeplex to discuss his latest book, One Simple Idea for Startups. You can find his book on Google Play. How many times have you seen a product and thought, “I know how to make that better”?How is it that no one has […]

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Video: Robert Diener on Conservative Entrepreneurship

June 19, 2014 Rich 0

In this video, serial entrepreneur Robert Diener presents: The Conservative Entrepreneur – A Business Philosophy. Diener was the founder of and his new venture is, which offers hotel room bookings at special discount prices. Download the slides (PDF) or the MP3 Audio.

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5 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Control Technology

June 8, 2014 Rich 0

Vanessa Merit Nornberg at Inc. Magazine lists 5 Tech Rules Entrepreneurs Should Live By: Work-related texts and Tweets should be quick, but right. In business, it is important not only to be fast thinking, but also to be able to fully develop ideas. Pertinent questions must be asked and clear […]

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Complete Guide to Getting Press for Your Startup

June 6, 2014 Rich 0

Angel Investor Leo Widrich has posted an excellent guide on how to get media coverage for your Startup. Everything mentioned in this guide, should set you up for making it easy to get into this cycle of constant coverage and news mentions. Of course, the development of your startup needs […]

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Why Premature Hype Kills Startups

June 4, 2014 Rich 0

Tara Hunt over at Inc. writes that premature hype can really kill a Startup. The biggest issue with pushing the press buttons before you are ready for it is that the world should not be your beta lab. Robert Scoble, in a widely read rant against writing about minimum viable […]

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NPR Series Looks at Birth of Silicon Valley

June 2, 2014 Rich 0

In this podcast, NPR looks back at the birth of Silicon Valley in the 1950s. In 1956, what is now called Silicon Valley was called the Valley of the Heart’s Delight. Its rolling hills were covered with farms and orchards. To become Silicon Valley it needed four ingredients: the first, […]