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Forget The MBA: How About a Masters In Startup Awesomeness?

Forget The MBA: How About a Masters In Startup Awesomeness? | Startup Advice | Scoop.it

So, below, are some of my favorite (and I think most useful) articles from 6 years of OnStartups.com. If I were to design a curriculum for the Masters In Startup Awesomeness, some of this material would likely be included. I recognize that this a lot of stuff, so feel free to just bookmark this article and read later.

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Dave Phillipson's comment, December 30, 2011 5:30 AM
The very best advice to get a Masters in Entrepreneurship is via http://www.GlobalCEOspace.

CEO Space is the world's oldest, largest & most successful network for CEOs, Entrepreneurs and Visionary investors.

CEO Space is an entrepreneurial training and world class business networking organization, providing MBA-level training and development and an immersion experience of cooperation that results in income acceleration through exponential business growth.

CEO Space was founded by Berny Dohrmann, whose father was a mentor to Walt Disney, Napoleon Hill, Buckminster Fuller, Jack Kennedy, W. Edwards Demming, Earl Nightingale and many others. 

For the last thirty years, Dohrmann, whom the media refers to as "The Millionaire Maker" has been known as "Coach of the Coaches" ...Anthony Robbins, Mark Victor Hansen, Jack Cannfield, Lisa Nichols, Robert Allen, John Assaraf, Loral Langmier, Jay Abraham, Alex Mandossian, T. Harv Ecker, John Gray, Bob Proctor, Robert Kiyosaki, Les Brown and just about any other big name you can think of, including Founding Partners from elite consulting firms, Accenture & Booz Allen,  as well as head execs at companies like Starbucks, Nokia, Memorex, HSN, 3M, AT&T, ConocoPhillips, and many more.  He is now counseling the United Nations and many foreign nations with regard to turning around the global economic crisis via Cooperative Capitalism.


About a third of our members are investors, including millionaires & billionaires.  In just 5 meetings in 2009, CEO Space generated over $3 Billion Dollars in funding for its members, while all the banks and venture capital firms were sitting on their hands. We did it again, during 2010.
Investors love CEO Space for four main reasons, among many....
1) Anonymity & Ability to get to know the principals intimately.
2) More quality deal flow in one place than anywhere on earth.
3) The opportunity to mentor and be mentored, no matter what level of one's stature.
4) The member companies are in a place where they have a lifetime membership with no annual dues and can get on-going advisement from the top business minds in the world.

Some of the success that you've heard of that CEO Space members have been responsible for include:

- The Cloud
- RIMM's Blackberry software Obama
- Microsoft's Lead Developer
- Chicken Soup for the Soul
- The Old Speghetti Factory
- Airborne
- The Secret
- The Oprah Winfrey Show
- "The View"
- 911 Locator Systems
- Bugle Boy Jeans
- LaserSheild
- Robert Kiyosaki's (Rich Dad/Poor Dad) "Cash Flow"
- Green Glider
- PrePaid Legal
- Isagenics
- Magic Fountain
- The first all green city on the planet
- DreamTools
- Prolong Super Lubricants
- The Old Spaghetti Factory
- The T.E.N.S. Unit
- The current #1 Pet Product
- The current #1 Education product
- The current #1 Automotive Product
- The current #1 Saftey Product
- The current #1 Music Product
- Hundreds of best-selling authors
- Emmy & Grammy Winners
- Leaders in nearly every single product and services category
- Thousands of others

There are videos at www.GlobalCEOspace.com
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The legal checklist every startup should reference

The legal checklist every startup should reference | Startup Advice | Scoop.it

Great legal checklist for wannabe US companies.

 

Startup checklist:

1. Form a corporation, not an LLC (see post here) or a partnership (see post here).

2. Incorporate in Delaware and qualify the company to do business in the state in which its principal office is located (see #2 here).

3-10 => see the full post

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Do You Have a Good #Startup Idea?' by @georgedeeb

Do You Have a Good #Startup Idea?' by @georgedeeb | Startup Advice | Scoop.it

n a post from the Red Rocket Ventures blog, George Deeb, Managing Partner of Red Rocket Ventures and Founder of iExplore, shares his advice on determining whether or not you have a good business idea, with a good revenue model in a sizeable market.

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David Cohen: TechStars Interview – How to get a Mentor for your Startup: Business

David Cohen: TechStars Interview – How to get a Mentor for your Startup: Business | Startup Advice | Scoop.it
In this interview, David Cohen Founder & CEO of TechStars explains how to get a mentor for your startup.
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Dave Phillipson's comment, February 9, 2012 11:51 AM
Having a single mentor is a fatal mistake. One should want access to the mentors they cannot afford and have several on board. The only place I know of how to do so is www.GlobalCEOspace.com
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The Different Personality Types of Entrepreneurs | Alltopstartups

The Different Personality Types of Entrepreneurs | Alltopstartups | Startup Advice | Scoop.it

Great entrepreneurs and business leaders have led their businesses with different types of personalities. Entrepreneurs and founders mentioned in this infographic have led their companies with different personality types and have produced great results. If you better understand your personality, you can give your company the best part of you.

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The ultimate startup lesson: knowing what matters

The ultimate startup lesson: knowing what matters | Startup Advice | Scoop.it
After shutting down energy efficiency startup Hug Energy at the beginning of 2011, serial entrepreneur Marcus Tallhamn writes about the most important lesson he learned from the experience: value systems are crucial, and you've got to know what...
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Startup Document Center

Startup Document Center | Startup Advice | Scoop.it

Give your new business a jump start with Business Insider's selection of business and legal documents.

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#1 Cause of Startup Death? Premature Scaling - Forbes

#1 Cause of Startup Death? Premature Scaling - Forbes | Startup Advice | Scoop.it

"My friends at Startup Genome just released a report on why startups fail. After analyzing surveys from 3,200 startups they concluded that of the majority of startups that failed, 70% fail because of premature scaling."

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TechCrunch | What To Look For In A Company Board

TechCrunch | What To Look For In A Company Board | Startup Advice | Scoop.it
At any company level, the board of directors has a direct impact on the organization's product strategy, hiring, fundraising and much more.
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Misadventures in VC Funding: The $24 Million Moz Almost Raised « Rand's Blog

Misadventures in VC Funding: The $24 Million Moz Almost Raised « Rand's Blog | Startup Advice | Scoop.it

Over the course of this year, I’ve written a couple times about raising a potential round of venture financing for my company, SEOmoz. At last, the saga’s over, I’ve been released from terms of confidentiality and I can share the long, strange story of how I first rejected, was eventually persuaded, but ultimately failed to raise a second round of investment capital.

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57 Things I've Learned Founding 3 Tech Companies

57 Things I've Learned Founding 3 Tech Companies | Startup Advice | Scoop.it

Words of wisdom from a serial entrepreneur. Jason Goldberg is the founder and CEO of fabulis.com.

 

"I’ve been founding and helping run technology companies since 1999. My latest company is fabulis.com.
Here are 57 lessons I’ve learned along the way. I could have listed 100+ but I didn’t want to bore you."

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Five Rules for Bootstrapping Success

Five Rules for Bootstrapping Success | Startup Advice | Scoop.it
Follow these tips to get your dream business off the ground without seeking outside investors.
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Summer reading list: 10 picks for early stage tech startups

10 summer reading recommendations for startups – especially those who start, run or work with early-stage technology businesses.
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Mentors are like mushrooms! A great presentation based on this metaphor to explain mentors

Since a couple of years, we see emerging more and more mentors around startups... But what are they? Who are they? How to recognize them? How can they help you?
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The ultimate startup lesson: knowing what matters

The ultimate startup lesson: knowing what matters | Startup Advice | Scoop.it

After shutting down energy efficiency startup Hug Energy at the beginning of 2011, serial entrepreneur Marcus Tallhamn writes about the most important lesson he learned from the experience

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17 things I wish I’d known when starting my first business

17 things I wish I’d known when starting my first business | Startup Advice | Scoop.it
Growing up I was surrounded by entrepreneurs. All of my uncles on my mom’s side of the family ran successful businesses, and I learned that working for yourself was a great way to improve your lifestyle.
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Reid Hoffman: Entrepreneurs Will Create the Future [Entire Talk]

In this keynote address from the Endeavor Entrepreneur Summit, serial entrepreneur and LinkedIn Co-Founder Reid Hoffman shares his views on the role of entrepreneurs...

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How Did This 28-Year-Old Frat Boy End Up Worth $600 Million? A Dropbox FAQ

How Did This 28-Year-Old Frat Boy End Up Worth $600 Million? A Dropbox FAQ | Startup Advice | Scoop.it
A perplexing set of circumstances demands some answers.
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How To Discover Amazing Talent For Your Startup | Fast Company

How To Discover Amazing Talent For Your Startup | Fast Company | Startup Advice | Scoop.it

Successful startup hires all share a certain set of qualities. You'll likely not find them on a resume, and traditional interview questions won’t uncover them. Yet their importance cannot be overstated.

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The 10 Mistakes I've made...so you don't have to

10 things I’ve done wrong...so you don’t have to.
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From Moleskine To Marketplace: The Airbnb Story [Video] @PSFK

From Moleskine To Marketplace: The Airbnb Story [Video] @PSFK | Startup Advice | Scoop.it
Joe Gebbia, the co-founder of Airbnb talks to the PSFK CONFERENCE audience about the creative process behind the company and the power of even the most casually jotted-down ideas.
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There’s Always a Plan B

There’s Always a Plan B | Startup Advice | Scoop.it

"Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth." 
Mike Tyson

 

Or as Steve Blank puts it: "Great entrepreneurs don’t just have a Plan B, they have Plans B through infinity"

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The Silicon Valley Entrepreneur - Advice for Today's High Tech Startup - Interview with Steve Blank

Interview with Steve Blank, Founder E.piphany and Author...
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Interesting Email exchange from the time Airbnb was raising funds

Interesting Email exchange from the time Airbnb was raising funds | Startup Advice | Scoop.it
Fred and the Airbnb founders have generously agreed to let me publish this email exchange. It's an interesting illustration of an element of the startup ecosystem that few except the participants ever see: investors trying to convince one another to invest in their portfolio companies. Hundreds if not thousands of conversations of this type are happening now, but if one has ever been published, I haven't seen it. The Airbnbs themselves never even saw these emails at the time.
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The French talk about technology, Americans tell a story - Cultural differences in building an elevator pitch | L'Atelier: Disruptive innovation

The French talk about technology, Americans tell a story - Cultural differences in building an elevator pitch | L'Atelier: Disruptive innovation | Startup Advice | Scoop.it
What is it about American entrepreneurs that make them so charismatic when they talk about their start-ups? Atelier US met the French Tech Tour organizers, who shared their views on the cultural differences between France and America when it comes to building a pitch for their start-up.
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