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[17 Nov 2010]
Advice from “The Pitch Doctor”

McAdory “Mac” Lipscomb, operating partner at RRE Ventures, is often referred to as “the pitch doctor” around the VC community in New York. Mr. Lipscomb brings extensive corporate management experience to RRE, with senior level positions held at Accenture, Showtime Networks, and WorldSpace – the first global satellite direct radio broadcaster (leading the joint venture strategy that created XM Satellite Radio). Mr. Lipscomb also spent time working on Presidential campaigns on both side of the aisle during his 12 years in Washington D.C.
Mr. Lipscomb was kind enough to take part …

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[15 Nov 2010]
Common Misconceptions about Customer Development: An Interview with Steve Blank

At New York Entrepreneur Week, I got a chance to chat with Steve Blank before he went onstage for his keynote speech, “Why Accountants Don’t Run Startups”. The customer development methodologies that Steve pioneered have become trendy with startups, particularly in conjunction with agile development methodologies. This is no surprise, as the right application of these principles can make a business 10x more productive. Yet, despite their widespread popularity and adoption, many entrepreneurs still misunderstand the customer development process. According to Steve, here are some common misapplications of his advice:
1) …

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[7 Sep 2010]
[Video] 5 Steps to Successful Outsourcing

Gary Reloj talks with Keith Guirao, founder of Locality.cc, where he lists 5 basic steps when utilizing business process outsourcing (BPO).

Make a list of your core business activities.
Identify non-core activities as BPO candidates.
Research and select reliable outsource vendors.
Establish goals and strategies with vendor. Solidify with a written contract.
With the time saved from BPO, enhance core business activities.

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[12 Jul 2010]
Aron Schoenfeld: The Importance of In-Person Communication

This week, Founders Block writer Gary Reloj interviews Aron Schoenfeld about his early entrepreneurial experiences. Aron is a serial entrepreneur and a member of the New York Entrepreneur Week board. His latest business venture is Do It In Person, a unique company focusing on teaching in-person communication skills and creating unique and effective networking events for people to use these skills.
In your words, what is “Do It in Person”?
Do It In Person is a unique media and lifestyle brand that aims to educate people about the importance of in …