Month: August 2012

Book Club: Lessons Learned Implementing “Great Demo!” Methodology

Live roundtable on lessons learned implementing the “Great Demo!” methodology Tue-Sep-4-2012 12:00 p.m. Pacific / 1:00 p.m. Mountain 2:00 p.m. Central / 3:00 p.m. Eastern 8:00 PM London / 9:00 PM Paris & Berlin Update Sept 6: “Recap and Audio from “Lessons Learned Implementing Great Demo! Methodology“ Great Demo!: How To Create And Execute Stunning …

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Five Quotes For Entrepreneurs by Branch Rickey

Here are five quotes for entrepreneurs from Branch Rickey’s Little Blue Book: Wit and Strategy from Baseball’s Last Wise Man by John Monteleone. Five Quotes For Entrepreneurs by Branch Rickey “Things worthwhile generally don’t just happen. Luck is a fact, but should not be a factor. Good luck is what is left over after intelligence and effort …

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Clients In The News

Below are projects we have help work on with our clients. Advisory board Sean Murphy Joins Fluxicon Advisory Board Good advice about customer verification GE Capital CEO, Cloud Computing Expert, and Customer Development Strategist Join eMOBUS Advisory Board San Jose Business Journal: Palo Alto’s Verdafero offers sustainability planning over the Web technews.am: Verdafero Profiled by …

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Yanis Varoufakis: “Valve is an Enlightened Oligarchy”

Yanis Varoufakis is an economist-in-residence at Valve Software. In “Why Valve? Or, what do we need corporations for and how does Valve’s management structure fit into today’s corporate world?” makes this interesting observation. Valve is a private company owned mostly by few individuals. In that sense, it is an enlightened oligarchy: an oligarchy in that …

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Speaking on “Accelerating Your Sales” at Aug-9 Startup Sales Circle

I will be speaking on “Accelerating Your Sales” on on Thursday, August 9th at 6:30pm at GroundFloorSV Bring sales questions and situations you would like to discuss. Bring any (or all!) of the following with you: A gnarly sales opportunity with an active prospect where you’d like some help; A prospect that you’d like to …

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Scott Sambucci: Seven Tips For Selling as a Startup Founder

Scott Sambucci of Sales Qualia recently self-published a great book on selling entitled “Startup Selling: How to Sell If You Really, Really Have to and Don’t Know How…” It’s a slim volume chock full of practical advice for entrepreneurs new to selling to businesses. Unlike many business books that have 20 pages of useful content …

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Neal Stephenson on Distinguishing Different Motives for Hypocrisy

You can fail to live up to your espoused beliefs due to hypocrisy or because the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. The difference is an important distinction and one with implications for the example you set in establishing the culture in a startup. Is there one set of rules that everyone strives …

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