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How to Get Started with Big Data

Many companies tend to struggle with a fourth dimension: value. Amid efforts to capture larger and more-diverse data sets, incorporate real-time …

Staying Ahead of the Customer: Retail Transformation and Reinvention

10 Terms You Must Know Before Raising Startup Capital

There are a lot of ways to get tripped up while building a company. Failing to understand financial jargon shouldn’t be one of them.<p>It’s not that investors and venture capitalists are evil or anything. It’s just that their interests don’t perfectly align with those of entrepreneurs. You want to …

Photographer Carli Davidson spends a lot of time cleaning her walls and furniture. That's because she's got a jowly French Mastiff named Norbert, who is always shaking his big head and flinging drool everywhere. "It was during one of those moments when I was cleaning that I was like, 'Oh man, I wonder what this actually looks like--what it looks like when he is shaking his head,'" Davidson says. Norbert, whom Davidson describes as sensitive, was notoriously camera shy at the time, so she brought a friend's French Mastiff into her Portland studio, got him wet, and started shooting. She liked what she saw in the test shots, lined up other dog models and ultimately put together a book called Shake, published by HarperCollins. The book features crystal clear photos of wet dogs captured in mid-shake, and the expressions on their contorted faces are hilarious: http://f-st.co/uYrQPsj

Don’t Build Your Startup Outside of Silicon Valley

The entrepreneurial zeitgeist today is hard to ignore. Startup America regions have been launched in 32 states. MBAs are flocking to internet startups at an unprecedented clip — faster than during the original dot-com bubble. Even President Obama is calling our entrepreneurial job creators to arms. …

LinkedIn's Series B Pitch to Greylock: Pitch Advice for Entrepreneurs

<b>0</b> Flares <b>0</b> Flares ×<p>At Greylock, my partners and I are driven by one guiding mission: <i>always help entrepreneurs</i>. It doesn’t matter whether an …

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What I Wish I Knew Before Pitching LinkedIn to VCs

At Greylock, my partners and I are driven by one guiding mission: always help entrepreneurs. It doesn’t matter whether an entrepreneur is in our …