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Roundup Saturday December 8 2012

“The Worst Part about Being a Recruiter – Why You Failed Your Interview!” -  I like finding articles about the interview process because it helps me to think about interviews from multiple perspectives.  This article is great because it reminds us that interviewees should focus their efforts on fulfilling the needs of hiring managers.  This […]

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Roundup Saturday November 24 2012

The post “How to Get Startup Ideas” talks about the correct way to think about an idea for a startup.  The best way to come up with an idea is to think about a problem to solve rather than to think of a way to solve a problem that nobody has. “Top 25 Graduate Programs […]

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Roundup Thursday November 15 2012

There are many attributes, skills, and abilities that companies should look for in order to hire an effective team.  It might be hard to know exactly what kind of personality traits a company needs.  The post “The Seven People You Need to Succeed in Business Today” talks about the important roles that need to be […]

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Roundup Thursday November 8 2012

Anyone that is interested in owning their own business should learn about the Lean Startup.  Lean has been borrowed from Lean Manufacturing and is now applied to entrepreneurship.  The post “Get Lean to Achieve Radical Success” summarizes the Lean Startup.  I highly recommend the book The Lean Startup by Eric Ries.  Ries talks about using […]

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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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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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Roundup Thursday September 27 2012

13 Things You Must Do Every Week As A Startup CEO – Lays out thirteen steps to keep in mind when running a business.  Being a CEO can be challenging and this article identifies important tasks to accomplish each week to be efficient and stay sane. CEOs should take some time to think about the […]

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