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Newsletter August 2020: Sustained Growth

Growth is on everyone’s mind. These four blog posts focus on the ebb and flow of business, the fact that growth is rarely “more of the same” and often requires a change in structure and effective specialization. Sustained growth requires focused execution on the opportunities that are immediately in front of you, the abandonment of …

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David Telleen-Lawton Presents at Lean Startup Conference 2015

If you missed  The Nitty Gritty of Setting Up Customer Discovery Meetings by David Telleen-Lawton at The Lean Startup Conference 2015, he shared the down and dirty details of setting up meetings for Customer Discovery. Having set hundreds of B2B and B2C discovery meetings over the years, Telleen-Lawton tells how to reach out and set these …

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Resources for Student Entrepreneur Organizations

With the 2016  school year getting ready to start in the next six to eight weeks at most colleges and universities I have had several conversations with student entrepreneur organizations about how I might be able to help them. I have developed content and given talks and webinars over the last five years that may provide …

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Tools for Buzzword Compliant Business Models

A collection of humorous tools that generate buzzword compliant business models. Web Economy Bullshit Generators First there was Dack Ragus‘ (@dack) “Web Economy Bullshit Generator.” He started with sketches (“Kinda like Da Vinci’s sketchbook, except for bullshit”): “I made this massive list of potential bullshit terms while sitting on Miami Beach in January, 2000. Add a …

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FounderSuite Worth a Look for Saving Time On Your New Startup

There are a number of forms packages now available for entrepreneurs that provide templates for incorporation, investment term sheets, hiring employees and contractors, etc.. And there are several business model canvas tools that are designed to facilitate useful discussions among founders and advisors (and potential investors) about a new startup. But Nathan Beckord‘s Foundersuite is …

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Linkedin, Twitter, and GMail Need a Read Only Password

I have been exploring the use of several analysis applications that could access my LinkedIn account, my twitter account,  and my GMAIL account. They want to help me leverage private information that requires my account password. So far so good, except that LinkedIn, Twitter, and Gmail don’t appear to have any provision for just granting …

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Three Useful Tools: MyPermissions, SocialMention, HackerFollow

MyPermissions: Checks for third party application access to your Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Instagram, and Flickr accounts. SocialMention: Allows you to do keyword and phrase search across more than one hundred social media sites including Twitter, Facebook, FriendFeed, YouTube, Digg, Google, etc… HackerFollow: follow comments and posts by your favorite Hacker News contributors

Reminder: “Tips for Keeping Informed” Webinar Thu-Sep-23

Just a quick reminder that I will be presenting on “Feed Readers De-Mystified: Tips for Keeping Informed” this Thursday, September 23, 12:00-12:45 PM PDT. If you are not using feeds and alerts to track your competition, stay on top of  developments at major customers, and keep abreast of significant developments in your industry, then you …

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Feed Readers De-Mystified at Sep-23 Lunch & Learn Webinar

I will be giving a short presentation on  “Feed Readers De-Mystified–Tips For Keeping Informed” at the September 23 Lunch & Learn Webinar hosted by People on the Go. Cost: No Charge When: Thursday, September 23, 2010 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM PDT Register: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/151449787 I will outline some important ways to monitor information about your …

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