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  What's in common between building a startup and having a baby?


Many young people put their dreams into their own startups. Building a startup not only needs your idea, it also takes time and effort. You also need to take the risk of failing. Actually, a startup is just like your own baby, you spend day and night with it, you are excited with its growth. What's in common between building a startup and having a baby? One popular summary is : 1. The conception is the most fun part.2. Then getting the darn thing to take birth is painful3. In the early months an...

   Startup,Baby,Tips     2013-07-21 21:40:17


  Why doesn't Google copy successful startup ideas?


Google is definitely one of the largest players in Internet world. It owns the most popular search engine, mobile operating system and mapping service. It not only has huge user base but also is extremely rich. It can copy and create any product that is proven to be successful with its talent pool and money. But why doesn't Google copy those successful startup ideas? Based on the current status quo and culture gene of Google, there are several reasons Google doesn't copy startup ideas. First, Go...

   Google,Startup,Copy     2013-09-11 07:03:02


  Is Singapore a good place for startups?


Singapore is long time being considered as a perfect place for living and investing given its beautiful environment, warmly climate,  well-polished legal system and well-known richness. Its government is relatively young and open-minded. They like to take new challenges and embrace new technologies. It's the first country to open its government data to the world online. Many of you may consider that Singapore would be a perfect place for you to start your next startup. But the tr...

   SINGAPORE,STARTUP     2016-03-09 09:06:32


  Why making a cool project is a good idea for an aspiring software developer


As a software developer, I get to know a lot of other software developers. Many of the software developers I know are either running a startup, working as an early employee for a startup, doing contract jobs for a startup, or dreaming of one day starting a startup. My point is that software developers are very interested in startups, either starting them or working for them. My advice to anyone who’s interested in startups: Before you ever start a startup, try to make at least one c...

   Innovation,New business,Start,Tip     2011-08-08 22:55:22


  Silicon Valley won’t dominate the tech world forever


Yesterday  I published a piece about Newry in Northern Ireland, which is looking to help boost its economy by encouraging a startup ecosystem. A little later, a post entitled ‘You will not be the next Silicon Valley, please stop trying‘ appeared over on Pando Daily, in which the author decided pull a bunch of Irish stereotypes out of the bag to attack the idea. Now, I could detail everything that’s wrong with the article, but the comments there do a perfect job of ripping it apart. ...

   Silicon Valley,Domination,Technology,Startup,Trend     2012-02-13 05:21:57


  6 time management tips for startups


Many people are fighting for their startups, they are willing to put all their time in company operations. This 24x7 passion is necessary for startup founders. For the team in startups, the most important thing is time management, time management is a top challenge for everyentrepreneur. After years of experience working with entrepreneurs and business owners, Rieva Lesonsky has  learned a few tricks for getting more done in the 24 hours we all have. Here are 6 tips what he shared...

   startup,time management     2012-05-29 05:30:07


  5 Great Hacks to Learn Before Launching a Startup


Maybe months or years have gone planning for a startup and finally you are ready to enter into the world of small business.  Excited enough to hit the “Launch” button. As the bulk of your business is good, so the rest of it must be the same. You think like that, right? But hey, you are wrong there. You may be selling the next big thing, but it does not matter until you have frozen your brand name in the niche market and gained a decent amount of credibility. But you can do that...

   SOFTWARE,STARTUP, ENTREPRENEUR     2016-06-21 09:33:05


  Sequencing the Startup DNA on LinkedIn


What makes entrepreneurs different, and where do they come from? Are they born or taught? Are they unusually mobile in their careers? Does geography play a role? Do mentors and relationships matter?Numerous studies explore these questions by surveying hundreds of entrepreneurs. At LinkedIn, we take a different approach, on a different scale. By sifting through more than 120 million public profiles, we can analyze tens of thousands of startup founders’ [1]profiles – and find common threa...

   Startup,Linkedin,Experience,Tips,DNA,Seq     2011-09-07 10:38:58


  Should a startup focus on good user experience or ship something out quickly?


For a startup, there are always arguments about whether to build a good experience or instead ship something workable out quickly. These two seem contradict with each other and it is usually hard to decide for many startup founders. But in order to win over competitors and gain large portion of market shares as soon as possible, founders must think fast and make their life change decisions. So how should we decide whether we should focus on good user experience or we should ship out the product...

   User experience,Startup     2014-01-20 06:48:28


  You’re Overthinking It


You comb Hacker News daily, marveling at the neatly packaged startup tales, uber-effective best practices, super clever engineering solutions, and lots and lots of links to websites filled with Helvetica, minimalism, and pastel colors. You’ve attended Lean Startup workshops, read Four Steps to the Epiphany, and subscribe to the Silicon Valley Product Group blog. Honestly, it’s all very intimidating. My product advice, from one overthinker to another overthinker – throw it all away. I...

   Product,Business potential,Quality,Steve Jobs     2012-02-02 07:03:36