Entrepreneurial Proverbs by Marc Hedlund This has already gotten a fair bit of play but with good reason: These are some great nuggets of advice. My favorite? "Pay attention to the idea that won't leave you alone."
SXSW 2006 Interactive Panels Podcasts Now that the conference has concluded, many of the presentations and panels are available via podcast. A few successful entrepreneurs in the mix make some of these well worth listening to. Fried, Coudal and Newmark in particular.
Startup Reality Distortion Effect #1: Giving Your Software Away For Free This whole young blog by Dharmesh Shah is excellent actually, this one riffs against the common practice of entrepreneurs giving away their software for free and advocates charging even at the early stages (to gain benefits beyond even the revenue), and even charging your early adopters (give them special treatment instead). This reminds me of Guy Kawasaki's adage that sales fixes everything. Jason Fried, Guy and now Dharmesh have been raising this point lately, and I think it's an excellent one.
Hi, I'm Carson McComas. I'm an entrepreneur, a chaser of shiny objects, a goof off, and a dad. I recently launched an uptime monitoring service called Down Detect. When I can, I try to write about resources and ideas that have been helpful to me. Welcome.