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October, 2012

Roundup Thursday October 25 2012

Procrastination of important tasks for your business, school work, and personal life is not the best approach when facing difficult situations.  Aaron Swartz’s article “Lean into the pain” stresses the importance of practicing the intimidating tasks of your life in order to strengthen yourself.  He uses an example of merging in software development to make […]

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Roundup Thursday October 18 2012

“Traveling the world, meeting startups: What We learned” – Interesting post about entrepreneurs around the world.  Way talks about the strengths, opportunities, and accomplishments of foreign startups. A work-life balance does not always mean equal amounts of time working and not working.  Yin talks about the subjectivity of balancing life and work in the post: […]

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What matters most in a startup? and other great posts – Roundup 10/15

It’s a common question that I hear, a common topic I hear investors discuss and like one of those areas that will never be fully agreed upon however Marc Andreessen has a great post about what is the most important thing in a startup – team, product or market. Here’s a hint, what’s your favorite typewriter manufacturer?  This […]

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Roundup Friday October 12 2012

“A Crash Course in Information & Visual Design” – Knowledge in visual design and information design is necessary in order to create a website.  This post touches base on different methods of design. The post “What are your SEO keywords doing?” talks about the benefits of thinking of creative ways to improve SEO optimization through […]

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The importance of focus, not limitation, in a startup

I’m a big proponent of focus and ensuring you do one thing really well before diversifying too far. You often find startups that want to boil the ocean on day-one and they fail miserably. This isn’t to say that you shouldn’t have a big vision but rather accept that a journey of a thousand miles […]

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Roundup Thursday October 4 2012

One of the most important things to know before starting a business is why so many other startups fail.  The post “Why Startups Die” has key points as to why these startups fail so you don’t make the same mistakes. The post “Games Are A Difficult Investment Proposition, But Crowdfunding Can Change That” looks at […]

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