Incubator Y Combinator held its second AngelConf last month, where well-known investors spoke to an audience of prospective angels. If you weren’t able to make it in-person, and you didn’t want to watch the giant chunk of unedited video on Justin.tv, you can now view videos of each of the 16 talks at the new AngelConf 2010 website.

Nice!! Will come back to this when I become an investor myself – which should be soon ;)

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Thought Leadership

by Maya on June 7, 2010

Check out the principles and tactics. Those are where the REAL work is hidden.

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A Lifestyle Business Gone out of Hand – @TimOReilly

May 4, 2010

The Oracle of Silicon Valley Tim O’Reilly is Silicon Valley’s leading intellectual and the founder of O’Reilly Media, a steadily growing $100 million company. His life is a vivid demonstration that interesting things can happen when you are working for more than money. By Max Chafkin |  May 1, 2010 Patrick Fraser WHERE HE WANTS TO BE: [...]

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Parents using smartphones to entertain bored kids – CNN.com

April 26, 2010

Almost half of the top 100-selling apps in the iTunes App Store were for preschool or elementary-aged children in November 2009, according to a content analysis by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, which promotes digital media technologies to advance children’s learning. Expert Carly Shuler says the reason for this — assuming the majority of 3- [...]

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Advice for Entrepreneurs – how and when to ask for help. And yeah – Dave Schappell’s new business model

February 16, 2010

Last week, I attended my first #hopsandchops meet here in Seattle – “Weekly Happy Hour for Seattle’s Startup-Obsessed” . That was where I met Dave Schappell – founder/CEO of Teachstreet. Too bad I did not corner him there and pick his brain, or he just introduced his a new business model (aka consulting rates Okay, [...]

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Women, women, where are ya’ll?

February 11, 2010

@alliworthington @thestilettomom @alizasherman @lizstrauss at Blissdom Yes, where are the women? WHERE are they? Well, this past week, at least 500 women were at the Opryland hotel in Nashville, for the Blissdom conference. And yes, I was there as well – co-leading a workshop with THE Aliza Sherman While I was there, I missed a [...]

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I love this picture #blissdom

February 4, 2010

SO much hard work goes into a conference – I have lots of respect for these ladies … AND all the women behind the scenes ! Sent from my iPhone Posted via email from thinkmaya’s posterous

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Founder Institute and Coming Clean About Memetales

December 14, 2009

Last Monday, I started a program with the Founder Institute here in Seattle. I was the LAST person to sign up. And I am glad I did. Here is a writeup about Founder Institute from another founder (Richard Luck of @bluyah ) attending the institute. The Founder Institute creates a pool from 3.5% of each [...]

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Gary Vaynerchuck talks gratitude, passion, children. And what has become of reading books?

December 7, 2009

Gary Vaynerchuck projected on the wall at our @readsm chat Gary Vaynerchuck was kind enough to Skype with us ( @readsm) on Friday to talk about his book Crush It . I loved Gary’s no nonsense approach in the book and the combination of his own stories, doses of inspiration and an awesome list of [...]

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Challenges – do you respond by “performing” or by “mastering” ?

December 1, 2009

It turns out there are two different ways people respond to challenges. Some people see them as opportunities to perform – to demonstrate their talent or intellect. Others see them as opportunities to master – to improve their skill or knowledge. Say you take a person with a performance orientation (“Paul”) and a person with [...]

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