MOBILE

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THE 10 COMMANDMENTS OF STARTUPS

by Howard Tullman – Getting a business off the ground is difficult enough. Don’t commit the mistake of making it more complicated, too.

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DON’T GET DOWN—GET BUSY

by Howard Tullman – If you run a startup you’ll hit a wall or screw up big-time at some point. It goes with the territory. What doesn’t is letting yourself get stopped. Adversity doesn’t need any help. There are things you can do to right the ship—and the first is to right yourself.

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DON’T ASK WHY—ASK WHY NOT

by Howard Tullman – When we’re born, we’re only afraid of two things – falling and loud noises. From then forward we learn to be afraid of other things and too often allow those fears to keep us from stepping out and taking the kinds of risks that are essential to succeed.

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BNC TUESDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN

John Jonelis – The audience roars! This roomful of raucous investors demand answers the way hungry wolves tear at meat. Men and women shout as if in the trading pits of the CME. I see wallets wagging in eager hands, but the kids presenting tonight are unprepared for such a high level of scrutiny and the questions keep coming—one louder than the last. Now the speaker shouts to be heard as the meeting spirals out of control.

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MAKE TIME FOR LOVE

John Jonelis – Your calendar reminds you this is the anniversary of the day you first met. That’s a great heads-up because if you’re like me, you sometimes don’t remember the things that are truly important in a love relationship. How many years has it been? How can you create a surprise? Do you have a clue what to buy, where to go?

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GOOD OUTCOMES

Mark T Wayne – special correspondent – YOU have a secret weapon—the Patient Guidance System™. They also call her by her initials, PGS. I call her Peggy Sue. Who is she? This is the 21st Century sir! She’s technology!

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TOP FIVE STARTUPS THAT DIDN’T MAKE TECHWEEK’S FINAL FIVE

Jeff Segal – Message TherapistApparently they chose the finalists based on nothing more than concept, business model, strength of team and presentation. I selected mine based on pure awesomeness.

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THE GROUPON EFFECT – “Throw yourself into the fire”

Bill Blaire – special correspondent – According to Andrew Mason of Groupon, creation means taking risks, figuring it out as you go and allowing yourself to fail. Adversity makes you better. His advise? “Throw yourself into the fire.”

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UNWIRED

Donatas Ludditis – special correspondent – I like these smartphones. No computer—I too old for that now. No desk—I hate desk. No lug briefcase—use cloud instead. Hey, is progress. A man cannot fight such things. So what you want I should do? I carry a cute little iPhone and big Samsung Galaxy in pockets and trousers not fall down! Life is good!

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THE AMAZING MobiU

Donatas Ludditis – special correspondent – How do Social Networks, the Mobile Internet, and Mobile Apps get used by Big Corporate Marketing? I’m here at mobiU to find out. And the big companies are here to tell us about it – Anheuser-Busch, ESPN, United Airlines, Encyclopaedia Brittanica, Walgreens, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Pepsico, Best Buy, Deloitte Consulting, Kimberly-Clark, and many others.

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FAIL FAST

Donatas Ludditis – special correspondent – Here’s more of the best on MobiU, with speakers ranging from ESPN to Best Buy, all here to tell us how they do Mobile. And all these big shots stick around THE WHOLE DAY to take in the conference. That’s something that never happens anywhere. Usually, a speaker does his talk then heads for the airport. Not here. This crowd needs to find out what the others are doing. Nobody really knows what works or why.

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THE TYRANNY OF THE TELEPHONE

Loop Lonagan – special correspondent – Everywhere I go, people bow their heads over their smartphones or hug ’em to their face like they’s worshiping pagan idols. And maybe that’s not far from the truth. It looks dumb. It rude. And a guy could walk into a truck. Nowadays you can’t have a decent conversation without getting interrupted five times by a phone call or text.

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3 KEYS TO GAMIFICATION

John Jonelis—So I ask, “What’s the hottest marketing tool today?” And the answer comes right back: “Gamification.” I glance left and right. “What’s that?”

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FUNDED TONIGHT

John Jonelis – Two new technologies: Architects have been doing it the same way for 150 years, wasting millions every year. PaletteApp solves the problem while bringing joy to the creative process. Youtopia has launched a way to track giving and community service hours for individuals and public schools, creating a social report card that links to social media. Become a youtopian!

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THE RESUME IS DEAD

Loop Lonagan – special correspondent – If you use the old-fashioned methods to find employees, yer gonna get tons o’ applications to wade thru. Lots ‘n’ lotsa paper. Most o’ those’ll be the wrong people for the job. Then you gotta interview all of ‘em. Are you a professional in modern interview techniques? So yer wastin’ alota time and money. And it’s all happenin’ when yer short on help. What’s needed is modern filtering and modern analytics. So where do you go to get that? Along comes Kauzu.

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