ff MASSIVE Party Lineup Announced

ff MASSIVE Party Lineup Announced

Coming to ff MASSIVE?? - Well we have some special annoumcents about our MASSIVE party! RSVP now at ffMASSIVE.com!! ff MASSIVE Party: Control Room - 604 E. 7th Street & Red River 7pm - 1am. Beverage Sponsors: Shellback, New Amsterdam; Music Lineup: St. Lucia (11:00pm) French Horn Rebellion (10:00pm) ...

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No-one Aspires to be a Great Manager Any More

No-one Aspires to be a Great Manager Any More

I was on a panel of the New York chapter of the Startup Leadership Program that was discussing Leadership, Management and Culture at a venture. I chose to cover “Management”;. Before I started, I asked the group how many of the 20 or so participants aspired to be great at ...

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An Insider’s Guide to SXSW Interactive

An Insider’s Guide to SXSW Interactive

South by Southwest Interactive is only a few weeks away, and the buzz is building about an event that showcases Austin, TX as a tech mecca. More than 25,000 entrepreneurs, innovators, geeks and investors from around the world will crowd into downtown Austin for a week’s worth of panel discussions, speakers, competitions, networking events and more. You can see the full conference schedule here.

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March 3-6, Birmingham, AL: Alternative Investing Conference

March 3-6, Birmingham, AL: Alternative Investing Conference

This conference is an evolution of the Alternative Investment Roundup that the executives at SSBC designed, developed and ran each February in Arizona from 1997 through 2008. Each year the Arizona event attracted more than 130 Institutional Investors representing over $2 Trillion in investable assets.

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How a Hypothetical Founder just saved $3 million in Federal Taxes

How a Hypothetical Founder just saved $3 million in Federal Taxes

I have written before about the tax benefit to investors from investing in a Qualified Small Business. The fact sometimes gets lost, but a company founder is also eligible for the tax benefit of excluding a portion of his QSB gain when he sells his interest. (State and local tax rates vary.) Because the law places limits on the tax benefit, careful planning by a founder is required.

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ff MASSIVE: ffVC at SXSW

ff MASSIVE: ffVC at SXSW

Join us at SXSW on Saturday March 9th for ff MASSIVE. This year at SXSW ff Venture Capital is hosting a full day of off campus networking and meetups followed by the most MASSIVE party SXSW has seen, ff MASSIVE. The meetups will feature 20+ ff Venture Capital portfolio companies incluing, Social ...

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What Are The Hardest Languages To Learn? [INFOGRAPHIC]

What Are The Hardest Languages To Learn? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Learning a new language can be difficult, but some languages can be trickier than others. For native English speakers, the difficulty level of a new language depends on a variety of factors. So which are the most difficult to learn? And which languages would you be able to master in under a year? View the infographic below to learn more.

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The Power of Saying NO!

The Power of Saying NO!

I did not come up with this phrase; I read it many years ago in a Harvard Business Review paper and remember it well. Many of my colleagues have heard me mention it over the years.

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Automating the Design Process at Voxy

Automating the Design Process at Voxy

As a company, we decided to take a look at 20-year old industry practices to see if we could find ways to improve upon them. Over the last couple of months, by using a mix of new ideas from other companies, as well as some of our very own ideas, we are doing just that. How are we doing it? Glad you asked.

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The biggest challenge of a startup founder

The biggest challenge of a startup founder

Everyone knows that startups are sexy. You make the rules, you get the money, glory and fame, press coverage, you name it. And while you have to work hard for this to happen — well, even harder than you ever thought you would — all is good in the end. Until it’s not.

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