Archive for May, 2010

Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Jeff Bezos

by Scott Edward Walker on May 31st, 2010

To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our new weekly series entitled “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.”  Each week, we post a short video interview or presentation of a successful entrepreneur, investor or business leader on a variety of topics to help entrepreneurs succeed.

This week, we present Jeff Bezos, the founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Amazon.com and an extraordinarily smart entrepreneur, who discusses the importance of (i) obsessing over customers, (ii) inventing to solve problems and (iii) thinking long-term.  I hope you enjoy it.  Thanks, Scott

Walker Twitter Highlights: May 23rd – 29th

by Scott Edward Walker on May 30th, 2010

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting articles, blog posts and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship, business and corporate law issues, and mergers & acquisitions.

For those of you who missed this week’s Twitter updates, below are my five most popular tweets (via bit.ly) and my blog-related tweets.  If you’d like to see all of my tweets (or an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.  Many thanks, Scott

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Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs: You Gotta Stay At It (via Joe Liemandt)

by Scott Edward Walker on May 28th, 2010

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last.  Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

Welcome to our weekly series entitled “Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs.”  Each week, we post a short video or movie clip to inspire and motivate our fellow entrepreneurs.  Why?  Because it’s fuckn tough building a company – and we all need a little juice to help us push the ball forward.  I hope these videos are a little juice.  Cheers, Scott

Ask the Business Attorney: Non-Disclosure Agreements

by Scott Edward Walker on May 26th, 2010

Introduction

This post is part of the “Ask the Attorney” series I am writing for VentureBeat (one of the most popular websites for entrepreneurs).  Below is a longer, more-comprehensive version of the VentureBeat post.

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Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Marc Andreessen, Ron Conway and David Hornik

by Scott Edward Walker on May 24th, 2010

To Our Clients & Friends:  Welcome to our new weekly series entitled “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.”  Each week, we will post a short video interview of one or more successful entrepreneurs, investors or business leaders on a variety of relevant topics to help entrepreneurs succeed.

This week, we present heavyweight VCs Marc Andreessen, Ron Conway and David Hornik courtesy of TechCrunch and its founder Michael Arrington (who conducted the interview).  They discuss valuation issues, hot investments, and issues relating to venture capital generally.  I hope you enjoy it.  Thanks, Scott

Walker Twitter Highlights: May 16th – 22nd

by Scott Edward Walker on May 23rd, 2010

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting articles, blog posts and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship, business and corporate law issues, and mergers & acquisitions.

For those of you who missed this week’s Twitter updates, below are my five most popular tweets (via bit.ly) and my blog-related tweets.  If you’d like to see all of my tweets (or an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.  Many thanks, Scott

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Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs: How Will You Choose To Respond?

by Scott Edward Walker on May 21st, 2010

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last.  Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

Welcome to our weekly series entitled “Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs.”  Each week, we post a short video or movie clip to inspire and motivate our fellow entrepreneurs.  Why?  Because it’s fuckn tough trying to build a company – and we all need a little juice to help us push the ball forward.  I hope these videos are a little juice.  Cheers, Scott

Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Jeff Clavier

by Scott Edward Walker on May 20th, 2010

To Our Clients & Friends:  Welcome to our new weekly series entitled “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.”  Each week, we will post a short video interview of a successful entrepreneur, investor or business leader on a variety of relevant topics to help entrepreneurs succeed.

Earlier this week, we presented Naval Ravikant.  Today (as a bonus interview for this week), we present Jeff Clavier, the founder and Managing Partner of SoftTech VC, who discusses what he looks for in startups (“it’s people, product, market”) and diligence issues.  I hope you enjoy it.  Thanks, Scott

ODE TO OAF: A Personal Tribute to Jason Calacanis, Tyler Crowley & the Angels

by Scott Edward Walker on May 19th, 2010

In the spirit of entrepreneurship (and fun), I wrote the following poem about my experience at last night’s Open Angel Forum.  (more…)

Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Naval Ravikant

by Scott Edward Walker on May 17th, 2010

To Our Clients & Friends:

Welcome to our new weekly series entitled “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.”  Each week, we will post a short video interview or presentation of a successful entrepreneur, investor or business leader on a variety of business and management topics.  This week, we present Naval Ravikant, a smart entrepreneur and angel investor (courtesy of GigaOm TV), who discusses, among other things, (i) what to look for in a co-founder, (ii) the importance of Silicon Valley and (iii) how to get a meeting with an investor.  I hope you enjoy it.  Thanks, Scott

 

Walker Twitter Highlights: May 9th – 15th

by Scott Edward Walker on May 16th, 2010

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting articles, blog posts and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship, raising capital, mergers & acquisitions, and lawyering.

For those of you who missed this week’s Twitter updates, below are my five most popular tweets (via bit.ly) and my blog-related tweets.  If you’d like to see all of my tweets (or an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.  Many thanks, Scott

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Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs: Follow Your Passion

by Scott Edward Walker on May 14th, 2010

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last.  Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

Welcome to our weekly series entitled “Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs.”  Each week, we post a short video or movie clip to inspire and motivate our fellow entrepreneurs.  Why?  Because it’s tough trying to build a company – and we all need a little juice to help us push the ball forward.  I hope these videos are a little juice.  Cheers, Scott

“Ask the Attorney” – Selling a Venture

by Scott Edward Walker on May 12th, 2010

Introduction

This post is part of my “Ask the Attorney” series which I am writing for VentureBeat (one of the most popular websites for entrepreneurs).  As the VentureBeat Editor notes on the site: “Ask the Attorney is a new VentureBeat feature allowing start-up owners to get answers to their legal questions.”  Below is a longer, more-comprehensive version of the VentureBeat post, which provides seven tips to entrepreneurs contemplating selling their venture.

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Walker Twitter Highlights: May 2nd – 8th

by Scott Edward Walker on May 9th, 2010

To Our Clients & Friends:

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share insightful articles, blog posts and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship, business/corporate law issues and mergers & acquisitions.

For those of you who missed this week’s Twitter updates, below are my five most popular tweets (via bit.ly) and my blog-related tweets.  If you’d like to see all of my tweets (or an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.

If you have any questions or comments with respect to any of the tweets below, please contact me through the comments section of this post.  Many thanks, Scott

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Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs: Everyday

by Scott Edward Walker on May 7th, 2010

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last.  Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

Welcome to our weekly series entitled “Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs.”  Each week, we post a short video or movie clip to inspire and motivate our fellow entrepreneurs.  Why?  Because it’s fuckn tough trying to build a company – and we all need a little juice to help us push the ball forward.  I hope these videos are a little juice.  Cheers, Scott

“Ask the Attorney” – Acquiring a Company (Part II)

by Scott Edward Walker on May 5th, 2010

Introduction

This post is part of my weekly “Ask the Attorney” series which I am writing for VentureBeat (one of the most popular websites for entrepreneurs).  As the VentureBeat Editor notes on the site: “Ask the Attorney is a new VentureBeat feature allowing start-up owners to get answers to their legal questions.”  Below is a longer, more-comprehensive version than I posted on the VentureBeat site.

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Walker Twitter Highlights: April 25th – May 1st

by Scott Edward Walker on May 2nd, 2010

To Our Clients & Friends:

I am using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share insightful articles, blog posts and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship, business/corporate law issues and mergers & acquisitions.

For those of you who missed this week’s Twitter updates, below are my five most popular tweets (via bit.ly) and my blog-related tweets.  If you’d like to see all of my tweets (or an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.

If you have any questions or comments with respect to any of the tweets below, please contact me through the comments section of this post.  Many thanks, Scott

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