Archive for October, 2011

Walker Twitter Highlights: October 17th – 30th

by Scott Edward Walker on October 31st, 2011

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting blog posts, articles and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues.  Below are my five most popular tweets (via bit.ly) for the past two weeks and a couple of blog-related tweets.  If you’d like to see all of my tweets (or an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.  Cheers, Scott

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“If You Don’t Love It, You’re Going to Fail” (via Steve Jobs)

by Scott Edward Walker on October 21st, 2011

Welcome to our weekly series “Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs.”  Each week, we post a short video clip to inspire and motivate entrepreneurs.  Why?  Because we know how tough it is being an entrepreneur; and whether you’re launching a venture, trying to execute your business model or raising funds, you need a little juice to help you push the ball forward.  I hope these videos are a little juice.  Cheers, Scott

Raising Capital? 3 Tips for Entrepreneurs (Part 3)

by Scott Edward Walker on October 20th, 2011

I’ve been helping entrepreneurs raise capital as a corporate lawyer for 17+ years, and there are certain fundamental legal mistakes that I’ve seen entrepreneurs repeatedly make.  Accordingly, I thought it would be helpful to share three tips for entrepreneurs in connection with raising capital.  This is part three of a three-part series, which was  originally published on The Huffington Post.

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Walker Twitter Highlights: October 10th – 16th

by Scott Edward Walker on October 17th, 2011

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting blog posts, articles and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues.  Below are my five most popular tweets (via bit.ly) for the past week and a couple of blog-related tweets.  If you’d like to see all of my tweets (or an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.  Cheers, Scott

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Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Joe Gebbia

by Scott Edward Walker on October 14th, 2011

To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.”  Each week, we share a favorite video of a successful entrepreneur, investor or business leader on a variety of topics.  This week, we present Joe Gebbia, the Co-Founder of AirBnB.

In this very interesting 20-minute video, Joe discusses the history of AirBnB and how it was created and scaled; it’s an amazing, inspirational story.   You should also check out this extraordinary email exchange between Paul Graham (the Co-Founder of Y Combinator) and uber-VC Fred Wilson with respect to a possible investment in AirBnB.  Many thanks, Scott

Joe Gebbia: The Airbnb Story from Piers Fawkes on Vimeo.

3 Ways For Startups To Cut Their Legal Fees in Half

by Scott Edward Walker on October 13th, 2011

Introduction

This post was originally part of the “Ask the Attorney” series I am writing for VentureBeat (one of my favorite websites for entrepreneurs).  Indeed, I am constantly being asked by entrepreneurs how they can lower their legal fees.   (more…)

Walker Twitter Highlights: September 26th – October 9th

by Scott Edward Walker on October 10th, 2011

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting blog posts, articles and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues.  Below are my five most popular tweets (via bit.ly) for the past two weeks and a few blog-related tweets.  If you’d like to see all of my tweets (or an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.  Cheers, Scott

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Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs: “No Excuses”

by Scott Edward Walker on October 7th, 2011

Welcome to our weekly series “Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs.”  Each week, we post a short video clip to inspire and motivate entrepreneurs.  Why?  Because we know how tough it is being an entrepreneur; and whether you’re launching a venture, trying to execute your business model or raising funds, you need a little juice to help you push the ball forward.  I hope these videos are a little juice.  Cheers, Scott

 

A Tribute to Steve Jobs (via Steve Wozniak)

by Scott Edward Walker on October 6th, 2011

To Our Clients & Friends:  We mourn the passing of Steve Jobs by sharing this brief video of Steve Wozniak (his good friend and Apple co-founder). Naturally, the video doesn’t work with IE. (more…)