Posts Tagged ‘entrepreneurship’

10 Things Every Startup Needs to Know

Where have I been for the past year? In Startup Chile building my startup: Kedzoh. And, I wanted to share 10 things I think you need to know when doing your own startup.

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Understanding The World – Part I – 5 Tips on How to Find International Opportunities

In the past I’ve written more than a few blogs about the opportunities that exist for non-US entrepreneurs in the United States. Today, I’m writing about the vast opportunities open to all entrepreneurs worldwide. They just need to know how to look. So here are 5 tips on how to look for and spot international opportunities. […]

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Dear Jeff Bezos, I owe you an apology.

Dear Jeff Bezos, I owe you an apology. When the iPad first came out in April 2010 I taunted you and told you that the Kindle had seen it’s last days. I might have even said a few other nasty things too. At the time, I just couldn’t understand how a retailer could even begin […]

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Thank You Steve!

        In Memorium February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011 Tweet

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American Censorship Day – Be Very Afraid!

    On November 16th the US Congress will hold hearings on the first American Internet censorship system. This bill can pass. If it does the Internet and free speech will never be the same. It’s your Internet don’t let them take it away! Click here http://www.americancensorship.org/# to send a message to the US Congress […]

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Would You Hire Steve Jobs?

Would you hire Steve Jobs? What if someone told you in an interview that taking LSD was one of the most important moments of their life..What if they told you they were an orphan and their father was an Arab Muslim. What if they told you that one of the classes they took that had the most impact on them was a calligraphy class. What if they told you that they dropped out of college after one semester. All these things are true about Steve Jobs. Would you hire him?

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Biz Dev – Part III – Why No Revenues is Better

Companies can still have zero revenues and have tremendous value. Most VC’s assume $2 per user per year in revenues, with one million users and a multiple of 20X that’s $40 million of value with zero revenues. Good, if you’re a US company. Difficult if you’re in Europe where angels and VC are still struggling with the concept that a company with zero revenues can have tremendous value. So, what’s a European entrepreneur to do? Simple, find a local VC who “get’s it” or come to America and unlock the value you’ve created!

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Biz Dev – Part II – 3 Business Development Tips For Success

Here are three business development tips you’ll need to be successful: 1) make the f’ring phone call, 2) have something the client wants and 3) actually deliver on what you said you’d deliver. That’s right, sounds simple but hey that’s the fun of having the rubber hit the road.

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Biz Dev – Part I – Know Where You’re Going or At Least Move!

Some say marketing, some say sales, some say business development. The sale happens where these three come together. Your marketing is the physical manifestation of your strategy; it’s the web site, brochures, videos and ads. Sales is the stuff inside the web site, brochures, videos and ads. And, business development, we’ll that’s a fancy term for when you get your butt out of the office and start knocking on a customer’s door.

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New Patent Law Embraces First to File, un-American July 4th

The new patent law which recently passed the House and Senate in order to make US patent law more in line with international patent law will change the US patent system from one of First to Invent to one of First to Patent – a change which will benefit established companies and smother innovation.

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