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How To Add Powerful (and Legal) Images To Your Presentations

How To Add Powerful (and Legal) Images To Your Presentations

What do you remember better? Pictures or words?

The evidence is clear: people have better recall for images than text. Including attractive images that dramatize your speaking points will significantly increase your efficacy as a speaker.

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Engaged Twitter Users can boost TV Ratings

Engaged Twitter Users can boost TV Ratings

And while we're clearly able to see the rise of Social TV with the infiltration of social into the broadcast experience through hashtags, socially curated experiences and onscreen visualizations, there has never been a real statistical correlation between Ratings and Tweets...

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My ffVC Internship Experience: College, Entrepreneurship, and the Value of Ideas

My ffVC Internship Experience: College, Entrepreneurship, and the Value of Ideas

I love the charisma that I witness in entrepreneurs involved in building a company from nothing, and the sense of urgency fostered by the knowledge that each person's activity makes a difference in the future of that company. Entrepreneurship has come to represent ideas coming into fruition through smart strategy and clever branding. After working at ffVC, I have been invited into the world of people who don’t settle. And for this, I ...

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How to Think Like a Hacker, Even if You Can’t Code

How to Think Like a Hacker, Even if You Can’t Code

What do Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, and Larry Page all have in common?

Yes, they’ve founded multi-billion dollar businesses with virtually no formal business training, with combined revenues of over $80 billion. But they are also former software engineers and hackers, an experience that undoubtedly taught them skills in critical thinking and problem solving.

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 Congratulations, Infochimps!

Congratulations, Infochimps!

We would like to congratulate our portfolio company Infochimps for being acquired by the Computer Science Corporation (CSC).

Infochimps is an Austin-based company that indexes and connects big data publicly available on the web, and makes it searchable through a variety of formats. Using an innovative cloud service, Infochimps accommodates Big Data environments to rapidly deliver analytics and intelligence. In a blog post written by CEO Jim Kaskade, he states that "The Infochimps’ Big Data ...

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My ffVC Internship Experience: Seamus

My ffVC Internship Experience: Seamus

While interning at ff Venture Capital this summer, I had the opportunity to see the inner workings of a seed stage venture capital firm. And I think the overall experience can be summed up in one word: busy. Officially I was a legal intern, so I was responsible for reviewing the multitude of documents that accompany every round of funding.

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Eat your own dog food

Eat your own dog food

Why founders need to eat their own dog food and be on the front lines of nearly everything.

Big corporations are failing. They are failing slowly, but it’s easy to see how smaller, ‘scrappy’ startups are eating their lunch. It’s easier to be small. It’s easy to see the mistakes of the Big C, and easy enough to create and sell the product that is closer to the customer.

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