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alechartman:

A few months ago Brad Feld gave me a piece of advice that really changed how I look at things. I was having a very difficult time hiring new people and it was hurting NYC Dev Shop and NY Tech Day. Brad told me that when reviewing candidates I should plot them on a chart the X-Axis as skill-set and…

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Before I had any success with Buffer, I helped many startups with their ideas. I attended events, spoke at events and even created my own meetup for startups. These were not particularly big events, but nevertheless I somehow found myself in a position of being able to help people, and a…

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storenvy:

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For better or worse, each photo in your store is a piece of marketing, pitching it in a split-second to shoppers and to the media. Whether you’re taking your own photos or working with a photographer, here are five tidy steps (plus a bonus tip you’ll…

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Choose Your Own Adventure now featured on Fab.Fab.comFrom exciting quests in outer space or the center of the earth, from zombie grandparents to magical dragons, this collection of books from Choose Your Own Adventure has something for every variety of young reader. Best of all, navigating these stories is an interactive experience sure to engage every kid’s imagination!

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From exciting quests in outer space or the center of the earth, from zombie grandparents to magical dragons, this collection of books from Choose Your Own Adventure has something for every variety of young reader. Best of all, navigating these stories is an interactive experience sure to engage every kid’s imagination!

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ryanleecarson:

I recently got a request from @marcusedvalson that I’d like to tackle …

@ryancarson Would love to hear an unfiltered bulleted list of advice for first time founders / startups. Do’s, Don’ts, Must’s

— Marcus Edvalson (@marcusedvalson)

June 7, 2012

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“An excellent product manager is keeping in mind the long term vision while driving short term results, has the customer intuition to get there, and has the authority/integrity to lead the team along the way – very much a mini CEO when it’s done right.”

Nabeel Hyatt, venture partner at Spark

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tekstartist:

I wanted to give back to a community that has given me so much. This is the result. 

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I like Barbara. She is very level emotionally on the show and in interviews. Thought this clip was great. I think the advice applies to not only business but really life in general. It’s a good kick in the butt when you feel like life just punched you in the face.

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"The world is full of ‘idea people’ who are strong on ideas & weak on execution — 95% of success comes down to execution"
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"Never commit to an idea, only to progress and results."
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"…our hypothetical CEO—like almost every other CEO—only took action on the positive indicator and only looked for alternative explanations on the negative leading indicator."

I enjoyed reading this short note Lies that Loser Tell”, from Ben Horowitz (@bhorowitz). It reminds me of experiences I had as a member of an executive team who was beginning to lose the major battles.

As a member of a team I found it frustrating to have a leader overreact on the smallest positive sign and even worse…not react at all on the negative. Nothing shakes the confidence you have in a leader or the strength of the company when your leader begins to tell lies either with their actions or their mouth. The people that matter the most and who are the ones who can most likely help need honesty - words and actions.

Dr. Warren Bennis said, “The primary task of a leader is to define reality”. (see his interview with @jason here - quote is at about 22:00). I really like this message from Bennis. Reality becomes fantasy when the lies fly.  You can only accurately define reality by being honest.

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