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Startups Avoid the Talking To Yourself About Yourself Blackhole

Startups Avoid the Talking To Yourself About Yourself Blackhole | Startup | Scoop.it

Popping Startup Bubble
As we create our Triangle Startup Factory funded startup called Curagami (http://www.curagami.com) we operate largely in self imposed bubble. Books such as The Lean Startup explain the need to get OUT THERE working with customers to create validated learning as soon as possible.

We can see why. Problem solving can be solipsistic. Problems can create more problems on into infinity. Since our tool is about know what content matters and why the irony of falling into the problem black hole would be crippling. Here are a few ideas for how to break out of the startup bubble:

* Work with "beta customers" who are almost part of your team but running businesses your tool can help (such as Moon-Audio and Vestique for Curagami).

* Start forming community ASAP. We stumbled a little on this when our Curator Contest got swamped with my need to have chemo again. We ill get back on the horse because forming community is a CSF (Critical Success Factor).

* Create Key Performance Indicators for EXTERNAL validation metrics such as whitepaper downloads, unique visitors, time on site and email list growth.

* Curate content from a wide range of experts and sources because curation is easier and cheaper than content creation, more relevant to what is happening now and it helps your brand because you gain in authority by curating content from authorities.

* Define your "competitive space" BROADLY. Don't just look directly across the table discover who and what is competing for your customers mindshare and then steal the good stuff and lead with asynchronous marketing.

* Find a universal topic such as seasonality (locally "universal" and others can easily empathize with HOT and COLD) and the weather.

* Create asynchronous marketing and if that sounds disruptive and as if you should blow shit up you are getting the idea. Sometimes you should do some strange things JUST TO SEE how they blow up. Try not to blow up the good stuff :).

When startups do any two of those ideas they are less likely to fall into the talking to themselves about themselves black hole that can easily swallow a startup whole.

The link to Google Plus shares more information about how to use universal signals to create empathy and community:
https://plus.google.com/102639884404823294558/posts/JzD6DmrPWWa


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How the iPhone 5S stacks up against its biggest competitors

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As always happens, people were already lining up for Apple's newest iteration of its flagship phone even before we had any real idea what they were even in line for. But now that the iPhone 5S is here, speculation is over and we can actually see whether or not all that camping out was worth it. Here's how the 5S stacks up to the smartphone market's top dogs.


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Ria Mehta's curator insight, September 13, 2013 8:37 AM

As always happens, people were already lining up for Apple's newest iteration of its flagship phone even before we had any real idea what they were even in line for.

Jim Bockrath's curator insight, September 13, 2013 10:38 AM

If security is an issue with mobile deployments you should look at the 5s.  

 

 

PortMacOnline's comment, September 13, 2013 9:43 PM
@Jim Brockrath, if security really IS an issue for you, you might want to check out this post before you buy the new iPhone 5S: http://mashable.com/2013/09/11/girl-fingerprint-scanner/
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Getting There- An intellectual journey in Business, Socialmedia and Existence : Be Happy and You will Do Well:)

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Getting There- An intellectual journey in Business, Socialmedia and Existence : Get Organized ,Now!

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Getting There- An intellectual journey in Business, Socialmedia and Existence : Top 10 Productivity Boosters

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How To Send A Power Tweet That Increases Engagement by 400% | Jeffbullas's Blog

How To Send A Power Tweet That Increases Engagement by 400% | Jeffbullas's Blog | Startup | Scoop.it
There is a Twitter tool that synergizes, feeds and enhances the Twitter and Blogging ecosystems that promises to make your tweets live longer and as a marketer and a blogger that sounds like something I may be "very" interested in!
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10 Effective eLearning Options for Entrepreneurs - Small Business Trends

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Small Business Trends 10 Effective eLearning Options for Entrepreneurs Small Business Trends The constant evolution of entrepreneurship is one of the attributes that makes the career path so exciting: A fluid and flexible job description, expansive...
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10 tech tools that business won’t be able to live without

10 tech tools that business won’t be able to live without | Startup | Scoop.it
Technology that's coming soon to your office, if it's not already there (10 #tech tools that business won’t be able to live without http://t.co/dBCVcvS9Mo #futureofwork #careers)...
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Our Top 25 Social Entrepreneurship websites

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They say that social entrepreneurship is the new green… One thing is certain: social entrepreneurship’s following will grow very fast in 2009, especially after the election of you-know-who.
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Your Guide To iOS7

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The new version of iOS marks a notable improvement over the last in terms of aesthetics and features, and this guide should get you up to speed with the changes and additions to what Apple calls the world’s most powerful mobile OS.


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Guilherme Pompeo's curator insight, September 20, 2013 3:57 PM

quite detailed and explanatory!

robyns tut's curator insight, September 21, 2013 10:03 AM

With the newly released ios7, this is a helpful guide to all Iphone owners, especially those who are not very techincally-savy. It even gives you step by step instructions on how to install it. 

 

- Sara Steiniger

G Coleman's curator insight, September 22, 2013 2:08 AM

Look forward to the new bells and whistles.

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Content Marketing, Storytelling and UGC are the New SEO

Content Marketing, Storytelling and UGC are the New SEO | Startup | Scoop.it

Startups Can Jump The Class
If you are new to content marketing understanding how content marketing's four gears create a "virtual cycle" can help you jump the class. Content marketing's gears:

* Curation.
* Creation.
* Social.

* Ecommerce.

Clean Slate content marketers, thos so new to the game they have few preconceived ideas, can move to the head of the class by organizing their marketing differently and in alignment with ideas shared in Content Marketing's Gears.  


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Marco Gabrielli's curator insight, September 15, 2013 6:21 AM

"Curation is LISTENING. Curation is listening with intent. When, like Robin Good, you curate an important pool of information such as "cool new social media and Internet marketing tools" followers can spend LESS time worrying about finding new cool tools themselves. We learn where to go WHEN we need certain kinds of information."

 

 

 -- But curation is also a Great WORK, which allows us to understand the economics of information on the web. :-)


(Ringrazio Stefano per il link)

Level343's comment, September 17, 2013 1:14 PM
Hey Angela, until we no longer use content to communicate It will continue to be King :-)
Level343's comment, September 17, 2013 1:15 PM
Marco, grazie a lei :-)
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Getting There- An intellectual journey in Business, Socialmedia and Existence : Better Done than Perfect

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Getting There- An intellectual journey in Business, Socialmedia and Existence : Private Equity Update - First Half 2013

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Sparking Creativity [Infographic]

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It's a rough time for Time Magazine. Take the cover article in this month's Town and Country Magazine: 'Empire of Excess. The Insane Egos and Extreme Expense

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's comment, June 28, 2013 12:56 PM
AnnC - Found this older HuffPo post. STEM to STEAM, intriguing! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-tarnoff/stem-to-steam-recognizing_b_756519.html
Lee Hall's curator insight, June 28, 2013 3:16 PM

We do need to encourage creativity in our students. They learn so much more when they handle the content to do something with it.

Ken Morrison's comment, July 12, 2013 1:29 PM
HI Jim, Thanks for following my topic. I hope that it is helpful for you . You have a great site started here.
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Getting There- An intellectual journey in Business, Socialmedia and Existence : How to get into the Market?

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How to Focus Your Stories for Higher Conversion Rates

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When faced with creating a conversion-focused SEO landing page, what should our copy focus on?

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Patricia Stitson's curator insight, May 8, 2013 12:56 PM

Reminds me of the 'flipped classroom' or learner centric model. 

Karen Dietz's comment, May 10, 2013 12:09 PM
Thanks for your input Annette and I love what your client did! Glad this matrix proves helpful.
Karen Dietz's comment, May 10, 2013 12:10 PM
Thank you Amy and Patricia for your comments also! Both are insightful.
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10 Things Smart Entrepreneurs Never Leave Home Without

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Entrepreneurs say instinct can only get them so far in building a successful business. That’s why they rely on a combination of technologies and practical items for not only the... (RT @perlamcruz: So true!
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Warren Buffett joins Twitter

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Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway joins social network. (Warren Buffett joins Twitter: Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway joins social network.
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