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Insightful Interview with “Winning Without Losing” Author Martin Bjergegaard

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This isn’t exactly your typical magazine interview, but then again Martin Bjergegaard is not your typical book author. Not only did he speak with dozens of successful startup founders to compose “Winning Without Losing” with his friend and colleague Jordan Milne, but he launched [yet another] startup to go beyond traditional printing and publishing by… Read more »


3 Ways Sales Is Like War

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You can’t be afraid of sales. In any business, you are going to have to sell. It doesn’t matter whether it’s to customers, investors, or recruits. Many entrepreneurs are scared to go out and sell their business, and it prevents many companies from ever taking off. The brave ones who are sent to close deals… Read more »


Matt Haggman: Miami is the Perfect City for Entrepreneurs

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Miami has everything a city needs to foster entrepreneurship. Matt Haggman believes that this is true. The Knight Foundation project manager, sat down with Tech Cocktail’s co-founder and author of Startup Mixology Frank Gruber to talk about all the elements that make Miami the ideal city for entrepreneurs. “Miami is enormously diverse and there is significant wealth…. Read more »


MUST-READ Book Alert! Creativity for Sale

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What if I told you that someone made $1,000,000 wearing T-shirts, pimping his last name, and pre-selling sponsorship spots in a book he hadn’t even written yet? Jason SurfrApp (formerly Jason Headsetsdotcom and Jason Sadler) has done just that over the last few years, and in his new book, Creativity for Sale, he explains how… Read more »


Let’s Ditch the Silicon Valley Gospel [INTERVIEW]

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Like all passionate communities, the startup scene has a gospel. But according to entrepreneur and advisor Paul Orlando, we shouldn’t listen to the Silicon Valley preachers. “There is a mainstream story told across the startup world that may hold true for the few lucky ones, but which doesn’t always hold true for the rest. But ‘the… Read more »


A Book in 5 Minutes: “Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup”

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Don’t have time to read? Here’s a quick but comprehensive summary of Bill Aulet’s “Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup,” released on August 12. Who should read this: First-time and serial entrepreneurs who are looking for a solid product-market fit. Elevator pitch: This 24-step guide to product-market fit is based on a process… Read more »


“Think Like Zuck” Book Giveaway

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If you’re visiting Tech Cocktail, you’re likely an entrepreneur or fan of entrepreneurs. Perhaps you are focused on creating the next “Facebook,” and you could use some advice on defining your product? Perhaps, you’re trying to figure out how to make a change in the world with your leadership skills and you’re not sure how… Read more »



Startup Stories Inherited Enables a Gift of a Lifetime

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DC-based Stories Inherited is bringing together technology and traditional storytelling to create  personal and corporate history  through interactive books and iStories. If digital had existed centuries ago, how cool would it have been for us to listen to our great-grandparents and ancestors tell their story in their own words. Stories Inherited creates an interactive life history which includes a… Read more »


Lauren DeLisa Coleman: The Psychology of Comments Online

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Lauren DeLisa Coleman calls herself a “socio-economic digitalist”: she studies how digital platforms affect different cultures in the business world. In the past, she has turned her lens on Generations X and Y and hip hop cultures. Her book The Rise of the SmartPower Class: Navigating the New Digital, Leaderful Era examines the culture of… Read more »


The Launch Pad Book: Y Combinator and the Creation of Badasses

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Near the end of Randall Stross’s new book, The Launch Pad: Inside Y Combinator, Silicon Valley’s Most Exclusive School for Startups, he recounts a coaching session with an entrepreneur right before demo day. Paul Graham is talking about a topic he rarely brings up with founders: fearsomeness. “I’ve seen it time after time,” says Graham,… Read more »



8 Revealing Quotes from the Steve Jobs Biography

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Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs probably contains the seeds for a dozen other books about Apple’s late CEO, focusing on his “reality distortion field,” his design sense, his personal relationships, and other keys to his life and success. But one of the most illuminating aspects of the book was the insight into how Steve… Read more »


Book Preview: How To Create ‘Stellar Presentations’ By Shel Israel

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Giving a solid presentation is a must for any entrepreneur looking to sell their vision to hire employees, gain fans, followers, or supporters, and raise capital. To help them communicate their ideas effectively, Shel Israel decided to write a new book titled Stellar Presentations: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Giving Great Talks. The book shares stories about… Read more »