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Why the Washington Post’s Affiliate Links Are a Good Thing

PandoDaily’s Paul Carr is fired up about links. Not just any links, but Amazon affiliate links that are now being included in journalistic content from the Washington Post – another company that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos owns. Some believe the sky is falling, as…

Fired from His Startup, Marc Barros Turned to Blogging

Editor’s note: This article was originally published on Hunter Walk’s blog, reposted with permission.  I first “met” entrepreneur Marc Barros via his blog One Entrepreneur’s Perspective, which contained a solid string of posts analyzing why GoPro succeeded …

How to Improve Your Remote Workforce Hiring in 10 Minutes

The virtual worker revolution is coming, and pretty soon your best people might be wearing sweatpants. From 2005 to 2011, telecommuting increased by 73 percent, and recent estimates predict 63 million American employees will work virtually at least part time by 2016.   Hiring…

Why You Should Hire People Who Are Smarter Than You

I’m a big believer in hiring employees who are smarter than you, but I didn’t always feel this way. Early in my career, I was hesitant to hire people I thought were smarter than me. Believe it or not, I had a bit of…

When Quitting is the Exact Right Thing to Do

Most of us are raised under the belief that life is about never giving up, especially in the pursuit of a long-term goal. However, there is value in knowing when to consider if this pursuit is worthy of your continued time and effort based…

How Early Is Too Early to Start Selling Your Product?

A major software company’s operating system consistently wins rave reviews from users for its ease of use. The company’s main competitor, believing it has a similar product ready to present a challenge, releases its new operating system — which is promptly lambasted for …

A War for Founders Is Underway

A few weeks ago, I took my first trip to Moscow to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC).  This was the most impactful event of my current startup, CoFoundersLab. Since 2011, I’ve visited many of the 40 cities we’ve launched in and enjoyed the…

How to Operate a Startup in 3 Time Zones

We live in a globalized world. Working in London, having a team in Sydney, or talking to prospective clients in Tokyo isn’t unusual. Many companies operate overseas, particularly due to the fact that more than 70 percent of the world’s purchasing power is located…

Is Your Startup Future Looking Bleak? It Might Be Time to Pivot

When the app I’d spent a lot of time and energy developing didn’t take off, I felt like I’d reached a standstill. DailyFeats encouraged users to make positive changes, like eating healthy, volunteering, or spending time with family. Although my team had partnered with…

Don’t Miss Out on the ‘Next Big Thing’ in Social Media

Marketing blunders happen all the time. Do you remember when Pontiac gave away nearly 300 sleek, testosterone-fueled G6 sports cars on that talk show in 2004 — or do you remember the time Oprah gave everyone in her audience a new car? Pontiac might not…

Is Your Company a Lifestyle Business or a Startup?

I used to run a company that provided me with an easy, laid-back lifestyle of $500,000 per year in just 12 hours of work per week. It was a piece of cake. But you know what they say about having your cake and eating…

How to Make Your Life a Little Less Hectic

The word I hear most often from the people I work with is “overwhelmed.” People feel overwhelmed by the amount of stuff going on in their lives and the level of responsibilities laid on them. They get stressed out by having too many emails,…

How to Win the SXSW Accelerator

Are you headed down to SXSW this week? If you are, there is one must-attend event: the SXSW Interactive Accelerator Competition. The Accelerator is SXSW’s annual pitch contest that draws thousands of applicants from some of the world’s hottest up-and-coming technology …