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Entrepreneurship

Mr. Feld Goes to DC To Talk About Innovation

I’m in Washington DC again – this time to talk about innovation.  I’ve been here three times in the past year – the first time was to hear Bilski at the Supreme Court in November and then I was back in March to talk about and promote the Startup Visa.  Yesterday, Thomas Friedman article wrote…

Metaphor: VC as a Produce Supplier

I was in a meeting with Rich Miner from Google Ventures on Friday with some entrepreneurs we are working with on a potential investment. While the team isn’t a rookie team, they’ve never worked with VCs before and they’ve been wrestling around the dynamics of how to interact with the two VCs in the room…

Does More Money Motivate Higher Performance?

One of my blog readers – Boaz Fletcher – sent me an awesome video this morning from RSA Animate.  It’s 11 minutes long and is a fascinating lecture by Dan Pink about The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.  I love the RSA Animate format – an artist animates the talk on a giant whiteboard…

Interviews on StockTwits TV and BlogTalkRadio

I promise I’ll write something thoughtful tomorrow and not torture you with more video and audio.  Over the weekend, I did a fun interview with Howard Lindzon on StockTwits TV during his annual Lindzonpalooza event.  We covered a wide range of entrepreneurial topics and gave each other plenty of good natured shit.  Eek – I’m…

The Power of Why

Simon Sinek’s TED Talk from TedxPuget Sound (Sept 2009) has been posted and is just awesome.  He starts out with the question “Why is Apple so innovative,“ Why is it that Martin Luther King led the civil rights movement,” and  “Why is it that the Wright Brothers were able to figure out controlled power manned…

Give Your VCs Assignments

Over the weekend, Mark Suster wrote a great post titled How To Communicate with your Investors between Board Meetings.  Mark continues to just tear it up with great advice for entrepreneurs.  However, he left out one thing from the post – which is one of my favorite pieces of advice for entrepreneurs. Give your venture…

My Obsession With The Product

For some reason I’ve been doing a lot of interviews lately.  In many of them I get asked similar questions, including the inevitable “what makes a great entrepreneur?”  When I’m on a VC panel, I’m always amused by the answers from my co-panelists as they are usually the same set of “VC cliches” which makes…

Interview with Andrew Warner on Mixergy

Andrew does a nice interview.  We covered plenty of ground, including failure, when to really call it quits, the concept that “life is a fatal disease”, global vs. local failure, working on things that matter, what I think “fail fast” actually means, how to evolve your business (using Return Path and NewsGator as the examples),…

Angel Boot Camp in Boston on June 1

Jon Pierce of BetaHouse has decided to organize an Angel Boot Camp in Boston on June 1st. The idea is that anyone interested in learning more about how to get started with angel investing can attend and learn from some people who’ve been there and done that. David Cohen at TechStars wrote about why he…

MIT Entrepreneurship Review Launch Party

A few days ago I wrote about the launch of the MIT Entrepreneurship Review.  I neglected however to mention their actual launch party, which is happening on April 7th from 7pm – 10pm at the MIT Media Lab.  The MITER (er- MIT Entrepreneurship Review) party will gather together a bunch of folks in the MIT…