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Startup Hiring: The 10% Solution

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LinkedIn employees get a 24-hour gym. Twitter workers get free laundry service. Googlers get Japanese toilets with a cool "rear-cleansing" function. How can your startup compete with that? It's not easy. When tech giants such as Facebook give their workers six-figure packages and everything up to and including free...
Startup Hiring: The 10% Solution

6 ReadWriteStart Lists: Our Best Startup Advice

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In a recent conversation here at ReadWriteStart we were talking about what readers want most. Beyond stories about where the latest funding opportunities are found, and beyond wanting to know what startups are doing that works, we know that sometimes our startup readers just want some simple practical advice. Towards...
6 ReadWriteStart Lists: Our Best Startup Advice
Dave Tisch, Alexis Ohanian and Other NYC Tech Favs Cameo in Hulu Dramedy Leap Year

Startup Advice From A Guy Who Sold His First Company When He Was 18

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Scott Magids is 33, the co-founder of an interesting startup called Motista and, by some accounts, is living a charmed life. He's been a self-made millionaire since he was 18. That's when he sold his first startup, a medical systems computer company. He founded it at the tender age...
Startup Advice From A Guy Who Sold His First Company When He Was 18

Why Eyeballs No Longer Matter For Startups

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Need funding for your startup? Don't load up your PowerPoint with nifty charts showing all the users your online service has grabbed. Venture capitalists are no longer impressed. These days, investors want to hear about the revenue you're generating, not the traffic. "There have been a lot of companies that...
Why Eyeballs No Longer Matter For Startups

Participation: The Trend That is Bigger than the Harlem Shake

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Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Mark Suster (@msuster), a 2x entrepreneur, now VC at GRP Partners. Read more about Suster on his Startup Advice blog: Both Sides of the Table By now many of you know the Harlem Shake. It is a YouTube phenomenon that in just two weeks has gone from...
Participation: The Trend That is Bigger than the Harlem Shake

Startup advice from Zulily CEO Darrell Cavens: Move fast, because speed matters

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Illustration of the Tortoise and the Hare. Wikipedia image For the past few years, Keith Vernon of Bristlecone Advisors has taken the stage at the University of Washington’s annual business competition awards dinner and read a popular children’s story. The idea is that important entrepreneurial lessons can be gleaned from...
Startup advice from Zulily CEO Darrell Cavens: Move fast, because speed matters

10 Tweets That Are Invaluable Startup Advice

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Turntable.fm's Seth Goldstein took the stage at Big Omaha yesterday.He gave entrepreneurs advice in the form of 10 tweets, i.e. 140 characters or less.Here's what he's learned from over 20 years in the tech industry, as both an investor and an entrepreneur: Anything worth doing is worth doing badly. If...
10 Tweets That Are Invaluable Startup Advice

Your Disrupt SF Startup Battlefield Final Judges: Marissa Mayer, Roelof Botha, Michael Arrington, Chris Dixon, David Lee And David Sacks

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Choosing this year’s Startup Battlefield winners is a tough job. We’ve had a record number of applications for our startup competition happening in two weeks at Disrupt SF, and the 30 companies we’ve picked out of the inbound are exceptionally strong. Thankfully, we have an experienced team of entrepreneurs and...
Your Disrupt SF Startup Battlefield Final Judges: Marissa Mayer, Roelof Botha, Michael Arrington, Chris Dixon, David Lee And David Sacks
Matt Hulett's startup advice: Stay hungry, stay lean and innovate

Video: GameHouse chief keeps pants on, raises money for charity as sumo wrestler

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Matt Hulett Even though RealNetworks exec Matt Hulett kept his pants on this year, he still managed to help raise money for Northwest Harvest. After diving into the chilly waters of Lake Washington for charity and nearly losing his trunks last year, Hulett and his team bounced off each...
Video: GameHouse chief keeps pants on, raises money for charity as sumo wrestler

Pro-Tip from Silicon Valley: Skip the Hipsters and ‘Hire More Fat Guys Who Know C++’

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NOT THIS GUY via quickmeme.com Look around your office. What do you see? A bunch of trim, friendly dudes in plaid shirts idling at standing desks, tweeting @coworkers, and interacting with other humans IRL? If so, that needs to be rectified. Immediately, advises Michael E. Driscoll, CEO and cofounder of Metamarkets...
Pro-Tip from Silicon Valley: Skip the Hipsters and ‘Hire More Fat Guys Who Know C++’

ReadWriteStart Weekly Wrapup

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By now, South by Southwest is wrapping up and the legions of nerds and geeks that partied heartily over the last two weeks are slowly crawling back to their homes with their SXSW hangovers. Here at ReadWriteStart, we've kept on truckin' through that time, so here is this week's Weekly...
ReadWriteStart Weekly Wrapup
The Power of Torso TV (Why Media is Racing to the Middle)

Here's the startup advice Jeff Bezos gave to Mark Pincus (before the guidance abruptly ended)

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Mark Pincus Zynga CEO Mark Pincus sat down with PandoDaily’s Sarah Lacy for an entertaining interview last night, covering a range of topics (startup failures, advice for Marissa Mayer and even news that he may open a new San Francisco incubator space). But our favorite portion of the interview was...
Here's the startup advice Jeff Bezos gave to Mark Pincus (before the guidance abruptly ended)
Introducing GeekWire’s new resource center for startups

Why Convertible Notes Are Sometimes Terrible For Startups

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Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Mark Suster (@msuster), a 2x entrepreneur, now VC at GRP Partners. Read more about Suster on his Startup Advice blog: Both Sides of the Table Ah. We’re back to discussing convertible debt again. This time by the efforts of Adeo Ressi to introduce a new kind of...
Why Convertible Notes Are Sometimes Terrible For Startups

Startup advice from Haiku Deck CEO: It's not about the product -- it's how you make people feel

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Haiku Deck co-founder and CEO Adam Tratt shared some startup advice at the Seattle Tech Meetup on Tuesday. Adam Tratt’s first slide at yesterday’s Seattle Tech Meetup was simple: A picture of himself with the words “Don’t Be Like Me.” No, he wasn’t talking about the Adam Tratt of today, who...
Startup advice from Haiku Deck CEO: It's not about the product -- it's how you make people feel

The Truest Startup Advice You'll Ever Read, From Founders Who Have Actually Been There

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It's incredibly hard to start a company. Fortunately, a lot of smart people have done it before, and they have sound advice to share with budding entrepreneurs. We pulled the best quotes from recent blog posts, conferences, and interviews that can help startups at every phase, whether they're still deciding...
The Truest Startup Advice You'll Ever Read, From Founders Who Have Actually Been There

ReadWriteStart Weekly Wrapup

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After the success of last week's ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit in Mountain View, California, we are back with this week's best startup advice in the ReadWriteStart Weekly Wrapup. This week we discuss VCs and NDAs, balancing features between power users and newbies, geeky startups and how one startup shrugged off a...
ReadWriteStart Weekly Wrapup

Great Startups Need Founders' Heart, Mind and Soul

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Everyone's heard startup advice about the importance of having a balanced management team. For instance, a tech whiz with no sales skills needs to have a strong salesperson on board to land investors. But a new book argues that startup management teams need a balance not only of job experience...
Great Startups Need Founders' Heart, Mind and Soul

Clarity launches its first eBook, with startup advice penned by Dave McClure, Biz Stone, and others

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Clarity, the service that helps struggling entrepreneurs connect with thought leaders and experts to get advice, has published its first eBook on the subject. Called Get More Clarity: Straight Up Startup Advice from Experienced Entrepreneurs, this free book features thoughts and advice across a wide range of subjects including innovation, leadership,...
Clarity launches its first eBook, with startup advice penned by Dave McClure, Biz Stone, and others

Startup advice: Words of wisdom from 9 entrepreneurs

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Mel Woodard of Portals We had a blast Tuesday night at the GeekWire Meetup, listening to the pitches of four inspirational entrepreneurs and belting out some classic karaoke tunes (yes, we do have video of Jonathan Sposato’s incredible rendition of Copa Cabana). GeekWire contributor Jeff Dickey, the producer of the Nextcast video series, also...
Startup advice: Words of wisdom from 9 entrepreneurs
5 Reasons You Should Live With Your Coworkers: Scenes From A Startup

Y Combinator's debutante ball of demo days doesn't disappoint

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The weirdness of Silicon Valley manifests itself in a lot of different ways. But watching startup founders push their iPads at Ashton Kutcher today for startup advice and app critiques, rather than photos or autographs, was one of the odder things I’ve seen recently. As with much of startup culture,...
Y Combinator's debutante ball of demo days doesn't disappoint
Anyone who has started, will start, or wants to start a startup MUST watch this video

Stop Looking For A Technical Co-founder

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Editor’s Note: Alexey Komissarouk is a CS senior at the University of Pennsylvania and founder of the PennApps Hackathon. This article is based on an earlier talk to the Wharton MBA Entrepreneurship Club. “How many of you want to start a company?” David Tisch asked. All hundred hands went up....
Stop Looking For A Technical Co-founder
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Never Hire Job Hoppers. Never. They Make Terrible Employees

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This is part of my startup advice series.  This post isn’t going to be popular.  I’m sure of that.  That’s OK.  It’s still important advice for startup founders and something that I’m passionate about.  And I care more about the debate than trying to be popular.  And it’s important because...
Never Hire Job Hoppers. Never. They Make Terrible Employees
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