Archive for July, 2010

Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs: Rest If You Must, But Don’t You Quit.

by Scott Edward Walker on July 30th, 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 being an entrepreneur – and whether you’re launching a venture, trying to execute on your business plan or pitching investors, you need a little juice to help you push the ball forward.  I hope these videos are a little juice.  Cheers, Scott

“Ask the Business Attorney”: What Are the Most Common Mistakes Startups Make Dealing with VC’s?

by Scott Edward Walker on July 28th, 2010

Introduction

This post was originally part of my “Ask the Attorney” series which I am writing for VentureBeat; below is a longer, more comprehensive version.  Please feel free to call me directly if you have any questions (415-979-9998).  Thanks, Scott

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Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Mark Pincus

by Scott Edward Walker on July 26th, 2010

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

This week, we present Mark Pincus, co-founder and CEO of Zynga and a very smart and successful entrepreneur.  First, there is an interesting, four-minute excerpt from Mark’s presentation at Stanford in October 2009 (via Stanford University’s Entrepreneurship Corner), in which Mark discusses (i) mapping a strategy as CEO, (ii) “writing your story” and (iii) negotiating with VC’s. 

As a bonus, we also present Mark’s interview in December 2009 on Charlie Rose.  There is also an interesting article in yesterday’s New York Times discussing Zynga and Mark’s success.  We indeed hope you find the videos and article helpful.  Many thanks, Scott

Walker Twitter Highlights: July 18th – 24th

by Scott Edward Walker on July 25th, 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 two most popular 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: Selling by Day, Learning by Night (via Mark Cuban)

by Scott Edward Walker on July 23rd, 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 being an entrepreneur – and whether you’re launching a venture, trying to execute on your business plan or pitching investors, you need a little juice to help you push the ball forward.  Here’s a video of superstar entrepreneur Mark Cuban (which I hope provides a little juice).  Cheers, Scott

“Ask the Business Attorney” – Will the New Financial Reform Bill Destroy Angel Investing?

by Scott Edward Walker on July 21st, 2010

Introduction

This post was originally part of my “Ask the Attorney” series which I am writing for VentureBeat.  Below is a longer, more comprehensive version.  Please shoot me any questions you may have in the comments section – or feel free to call me directly at 415-979-9998.  Many thanks, Scott

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Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Sergey Brin and Larry Page

by Scott Edward Walker on July 19th, 2010

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

Today we present Sergey Brin and Larry Page, the co-founders of Google and brilliant entrepreneurs, from a 2001 interview with Charlie Rose.  In this interesting, 14-minute clip, Sergey and Larry discuss, among other things, (i) the history of Google, (ii) their search for money, (iii) their business model, (iv) their relationship (and why they disliked each other) and (v) the rationale for bringing on Eric Schmidt as CEO.  I hope you enjoy it.  Thanks, Scott

Walker Twitter Highlights: July 11th – 17th

by Scott Edward Walker on July 18th, 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 two most popular 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: If You Want It, Go Get It.

by Scott Edward Walker on July 16th, 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 being an entrepreneur – and whether you’re launching a venture, trying to execute on your business plan or pitching investors, you need a little juice to help you push the ball forward.  I hope these videos are a little juice.  Cheers, Scott

“Ask the Business Attorney” – 7 Negotiating Tips for Entrepreneurs

by Scott Edward Walker on July 14th, 2010

Introduction

This post was originally part of my “Ask the Attorney” series which I am writing for VentureBeat; below is a longer, more comprehensive version.  Please feel free to call me directly if you have any questions (415-979-9998).  Thanks, Scott

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Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Reid Hoffman

by Scott Edward Walker on July 12th, 2010

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

This week, we present Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, a partner at Greylock and a brilliant entrepreneur  (courtesy of Stanford University’s Entrepreneurship Corner).  In this interesting, six-minute excerpt (from February 2007), Reid discusses certain fundamental principles of entrepreneurship, including the importance of (i) measuring your failing points as early as possible, (ii) time cycles (and luck), and (iii) taking controlled risk.

I hope you enjoy it.  Thanks, Scott

Walker Twitter Highlights: July 4th – 10th

by Scott Edward Walker on July 11th, 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 two most popular 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: Believe You Can Achieve It

by Scott Edward Walker on July 9th, 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 being an entrepreneur; and whether you’re launching a venture, trying to execute on your business plan or pitching investors, you need a little juice to help you push the ball forward.  I hope these videos are a little juice.  Cheers, Scott

“Ask the Business Attorney” – What Are the Biggest Legal Mistakes Startups Make Raising Capital?

by Scott Edward Walker on July 7th, 2010

Introduction

This post was originally part of my “Ask the Attorney” series which I am writing for VentureBeat; below is a longer, more comprehensive version.  I know this stuff tends to be very technical (and perhaps boring), but it is nevertheless critical that entrepreneurs have a basic understanding of the securities laws.

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Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Mark Zuckerberg

by Scott Edward Walker on July 6th, 2010

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

This week, we present Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook and a brilliant entrepreneur (courtesy of Stanford University’s Entrepreneurship Corner).  In this interesting, three-minute excerpt (from October 2005), Mark discusses building and managing his Facebook team.

As a bonus video, we also present Jim Breyer, Managing Partner of Accel Partners, who briefly talks about the importance of Mark’s listening skills and his ability to experiment.  I hope you enjoy them.  Thanks, Scott

Walker Twitter Highlights: June 27th – July 3rd

by Scott Edward Walker on July 4th, 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 two most popular 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: Inch by Inch

by Scott Edward Walker on July 2nd, 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