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As one of the most well-known sharks on Shark Tank, Mark Cuban didn't get where he is with luck alone. However, just like any other entrepreneur and investor, he had plenty of stumbles along the way. Just imagine how successful Cuban would be had he been able to give his younger self advice.The next best thing is giving other young entrepreneurs advice. Are you willing to take the advice Cuban has to offer? If so, you can streamline the process a...
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http://snip.ly/xKL4Techstars just held its Winter 2015 NYC Demo Day, and the companies presenting were all amazing.The New York entrepreneurial ecosystem is BOOMING. A clear indication of this is in the numbers of new companies that are being created everyday. Not only are a ton of new companies being created, the quality is, in my opinion, getting better every year.  I have a birdseye view on the market, being the CEO of AlleyNYC and having the ...
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http://snip.ly/17pAThis is from a talk I gave today at Lean Startup Machine (LSM) in Silicon Valley. LSM is a three day workshop for learning customer development and Lean Startup techniques. I founded the workshop series five years ago and it’s been hosted in over one hundred cities around the world.Make sure you check out #19, which is a key point. Since this post is somewhat of a rant, I’d like to confess I’ve been guilty of not doing almost e...
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http://snip.ly/CfUePessimism is contagious. Have a plan to shield yourself from the people who know no joy.We’ve all experienced the side effects of a negative friend, colleague or co-worker. Perhaps you work with someone who complains endlessly about his job but never offers any solutions. Or, a good friend speaks unfavorably about others in your circle and creates drama.These negative people are markedly pessimistic and will exhaust anyone. Des...
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http://snip.ly/eQ0y Guest Should burgeoning companies focus on growth or profitability? This classic, critical question continues to challenge entrepreneurs and investors alike.Since growth is such an important factor in determining the value of a business, one of the most important goals for private equity investors and advocates of value creation like myself is to help our portfolio companies accelerate their growth. To demonstrate just why gro...
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In order to perform at the highest level, it's more important than ever to focus on living in the present.Andy Puddicombe spent 10 years studying to become an ordained Tibetan monk and is now the successful co-founder of the meditation app, Headspace. In his TED talk, he says:"I think the present moment is so underrated. It sounds so ordinary, but we spend so little time in the present that it is anything but ordinary. Our mind is our most precio...
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Starting a new and innovative business is not a highly structured process, and finding time for structured learning is unlikely.Despite the rush in every academic institution to offer more courses on entrepreneurship, I still haven’t found it to be something you can learn in school. Of course, you can pick up the basic principles this way, but the problem is that the practical rules for success are changing so fast that no academic can keep up. T...
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Luckily, these issues are all factors business owners can control.In my career as a broker for website sales, I have met only a few entrepreneurs who didn't dream about having their businesses acquired. Among entrepreneurs, that goal seems to be something of a shared dream. But few take any steps to actually position their business to get there.Rather, most entrepreneurs simply go about their business and consider acquisitions something they'll o...
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By Brad Feldhttp://snip.ly/Bl5rHow common is the issue of depression in the startup world?I’ve been very open about my struggles with depression over the years. A few weeks ago, I participated in a Q&A with Greg Avery at the Denver Business Journal titled Brad Feld Q&A: Bringing depression out of the shadows in startups. It was part of a more extensive series on depression, entrepreneurs, and startups.Since I’m still getting emails about it, I th...
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http://snip.ly/Jdd8Xiaomi Inc., headquartered in Beijing, China, may not be the most easily recognizable brand in the US, but it is the world's 3rd largest smartphone OEM aftter Apple and Samsung, and the biggest in China, having recently surpassed Samsung in that market. For the uninitiated, Xiaomi designs, develops and sells not only smartphones, but mobile apps, accessories and smart consumer electronics. It was only last year, that they ventu...
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http://snip.ly/F8Su The fastest growing startups that we should be hearing about next. By now, startups like Slack, MongoDB, Cloudera, Pure Storage are well known for their fast-growing businesses.But we wondered: Who are the fastest-growing startups in the world that serve businesses, that we should be hearing about next (i.e. enterprise startups)?That's a loaded question, we know. It all depends on your definition of "fastest growing." Startups...
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