Pin these to your board! via Fred Wilson Continue reading Characteristics of great companies
Mike Dempsey’s design business tips make great startup tips. Continue reading Exude Enthusiasm
There has never been a better time to start something or a better time to get involved in a startup and work on something that will change the world. There also has never been a better time to try and shine a spotlight on our great technology and startup community. Everything is connected. Everybody is … Continue reading Annoucing We Are TO Tech
“we’re going in there and beat the shit out of each other and we’re going to make it real” Well. That shouldn’t take long, should it? How “The Fighter” shot 35 days worth of fight scenes in only 3 days. Continue reading Making it real
America’s most influential Founding Father kept a tough daily schedule. Startup material! A daily reminder for achieving greatness. (via Nick Bilton) Continue reading Benjamin Franklin’s Daily Schedule
“Luxury lies not in richness and ornateness but in the absence of vulgarity.” Translation: An elegant product doesn’t necessarily need a lot of features (ornateness), but the features it does have need to work fluidly and be well thought through (absence of vulgarity). There can’t be gaffs. If Chanel were a product designer – Hugo … Continue reading On feature quality vs. quantity
Thanks to Werner Vogel tweet last night I got reminded of 37signals 2008 presentation and this gem: “We completed years of research in the startup world and figured out the secret: charging for your product leads to profits.” oh I am pretty sure that’s too simple and there’s got to be a “got you” there. … Continue reading The magic ingredient in startups
Chuck Close: “The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who’ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike … Continue reading Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work.
The three most important things to do with a sales lead [are] to qualify, qualify, qualify. Mark Suster Continue reading Startup sales
From Paul Graham: Want to Start a Startup March 2005. If you work your way down the Forbes 400 making an x next to the name of each person with an MBA, you’ll learn something important about business school. After Warren Buffett, you don’t hit another MBA till number 22, Phil Knight, the CEO of … Continue reading Want to start a startup? Learn how to hack!