Monthly Archives: January 2011

Ash Maurya’s Meta-Principles

Source: Ash’s blog, Jan 2011 First find a problem worth solving, then define a solution Demo before building Pricing is part of the product Maximize for speed, learning, and focus Build a continuous feedback loop with customers throughout the product … Continue reading

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Delighting Customers

Source: Forbes, Jan 2011 What all successful innovative businesses have is a tight focus on what would delight their clients. This is how a startup like Google got going in the first place: it had an an idea that continuously … Continue reading

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5 Essential WordPress Plugins for Small Businesses

Source: RWW, Oct 2010 All in One SEO Pack Ultimate Google Analytics Twitter Tools WPtouch Simple Social – Sharing Widgets & Icons

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US$150K convertible debt seed-funding

Source: TechCrunch, Jan 2011 All of the new Y Combinator entrepreneurs gathered at Y Combinator headquarters in Mountain View California on Friday evening to hear about the offer, They weren’t told why they were supposed to be there, just that … Continue reading

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Getting the Luxury Business Model Right

Source: BoF, Jan 2011 Luxury fashion is a very exciting business which can generate substantial returns if you get the formula right. Not only is there the ability to charge up to ten times the cost of manufacturing a garment … Continue reading

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Design as a driver of user-centred innovation

Source: EU document, 2009 The Commission Staff Working Document on ‘Design as a driver of user-centred innovation’ analyses the contribution of design to innovation and competitiveness. The results are compelling: companies that invest in design tend to be more innovative, more profitable … Continue reading

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Convertible Notes

Source: Businessweek, Jan 2011 Convertible notes (known as converts in the investing community) are loans that turn into stock in the event of an acquisition or significant funding event. Converts are typically used for companies that need quick cash, are … Continue reading

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