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Frank Gruber is the founder, CEO and Executive Editor of Tech Cocktail. He is an entrepreneur and new media journalist focused on sharing his tech product expertise and analysis on emerging technologies. Previously he built products for millions of users while at AOL and Tribune Company. He is a startup advisor and investor. He is the author of the book, Startup Mixology, Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success.

Frank currently lives in Las Vegas and Washington, D.C. but travels a lot as he circles the globe speaking, hosting events and helping entrepreneurs, startups and technology communities amplify their local technology signal.

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Frank Gruber’s Book “Startup Mixology” Launches Today!

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After wanting to write a book for over ten years, I can finally check that off my bucket list. Today is the official release of Startup Mixology: Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success, and I couldn’t be more excited. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the book, inspired me to… Read more »

How to Choose Your Board of Directors

How to choose board of directors

This post includes extra content from Startup Mixology, my upcoming book on starting up – including how to prepare yourself for the harsh reality and celebrate positive moments along the way. Go here to pre-order the book (due July 8) and subscribe to updates! If you raise funding, you’ll probably be required to form a board of directors. A… Read more »

How to Build a Sales Team from Scratch at Your Startup

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This post includes extra content from Startup Mixology, my upcoming book on starting up – including how to prepare yourself for the harsh reality and celebrate positive moments along the way. Go here to pre-order the book (due July 8) and subscribe to updates! Depending on how central sales is to your organization, you may end up hiring a… Read more »

Why We Can’t Help but Love Funny Companies

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This post includes extra content from Startup Mixology, my upcoming book on starting up – including how to prepare yourself for the harsh reality and celebrate positive moments along the way. Go here to pre-order the book (due July 8) and subscribe to updates! Are you funny? I am; well, not always – but I appreciate humor and a… Read more »

Elon Musk Open Sources Tesla’s Patents

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Today Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk announced in a blog post titled “All Our Patent Are (sic) Belong to You” that the company is opening its patented technology for use by others. Musk said: “We believe that Tesla, other companies making electric cars, and the world would all benefit from a common, rapidly-evolving technology platform.” This… Read more »

Investors Need Managing, Too

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This post includes extra content from Startup Mixology, my upcoming book on starting up – including how to prepare yourself for the harsh reality and celebrate positive moments along the way. Go here to pre-order the book (due July 8) and subscribe to updates! Once you’ve landed funding, you’ve got another set of people to manage – your investors…. Read more »

Why Use Social Media in the First Place?

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This post includes extra content from Startup Mixology, my upcoming book on starting up – including how to prepare yourself for the harsh reality and celebrate positive moments along the way. Go here to pre-order the book (due July 8) and subscribe to updates! I was an early adopter of social media. I tagged, tweeted, checked in, and shared… Read more »

Social Media Is for Humans, Not Brands

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This post includes extra content from Startup Mixology, my upcoming book on starting up – including how to prepare yourself for the harsh reality and celebrate positive moments along the way. Go here to pre-order the book (due July 8) and subscribe to updates! From Brian Solis to Rohit Bharava to Seth Godin, social media experts seem to agree… Read more »

The Best Managers Aren’t Control Freaks

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This post includes extra content from Startup Mixology, my upcoming book on starting up – including how to prepare yourself for the harsh reality and celebrate positive moments along the way. Go here to pre-order the book (due July 8) and subscribe to updates! Employees often join startups for the same reason that founders do: to get away from… Read more »

This Is What Happens When You Don’t Communicate to Your Team

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This post includes extra content from Startup Mixology, my upcoming book on starting up – including how to prepare yourself for the harsh reality and celebrate positive moments along the way. Go here to pre-order the book (due July 8) and subscribe to updates! Managing is an art. It’s one of the hardest parts of starting up, because it… Read more »

Should You Hire Fast or Slow?

hire fast or slow

This post includes extra content from Startup Mixology, my upcoming book on starting up – including how to prepare yourself for the harsh reality and celebrate positive moments along the way. Go here to pre-order the book (due July 8) and subscribe to updates! As an early-stage startup, how quickly should you be hiring? The traditional advice is to… Read more »

How to Outsource without the Headache

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This post includes extra content from Startup Mixology, my upcoming book on starting up – including how to prepare yourself for the harsh reality and celebrate positive moments along the way. Go here to pre-order the book (due July 8) and subscribe to updates! Yesterday, I wrote about the pros and cons of outsourcing. If the pros outweigh the… Read more »

Outsourcing Can Be Awesome, But It Can Also Suck

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This post includes extra content from Startup Mixology, my upcoming book on starting up – including how to prepare yourself for the harsh reality and celebrate positive moments along the way. Go here to pre-order the book (due July 8) and subscribe to updates! When first starting out, you’ll surely come to a fork in the road where you… Read more »

The Role of Emotions in Hiring

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This post includes extra content from Startup Mixology, my upcoming book on starting up – including how to prepare yourself for the harsh reality and celebrate positive moments along the way. Go here to pre-order the book (due July 8) and subscribe to updates! When I make hiring decisions, it usually comes down to a gut feeling. But many… Read more »

Should You Hire Experienced Candidates or Train Inexperienced Ones?

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This post includes extra content from Startup Mixology, my upcoming book on starting up – including how to prepare yourself for the harsh reality and celebrate positive moments along the way. Go here to pre-order the book (due July 8) and subscribe to updates! Startup founders often favor hiring younger, less experienced candidates who are willing to learn. These people… Read more »

Which Metrics Matter?

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This post includes extra content from Startup Mixology, my upcoming book on starting up – including how to prepare yourself for the harsh reality and celebrate positive moments along the way. Go here to pre-order the book (due July 8) and subscribe to updates! Maybe the most famous breakdown of startup metrics comes from Dave McClure, who created “Startup… Read more »