Now’s The Time

There are lots of rec­om­men­da­tions when to start a busi­ness. Most­ly, we are advised to start-up when times are good and we can afford to invest some time and money in build­ing our own self-employed careers. Since I’ve dis­cussed that sev­er­al times over the last weeks, and , as so often, my view does not fit into the pre­vail­ing view, here are my 2 cents: The best time to start some­thing on

How To Have A Simple Life As An Entrepreneur

I real­ly like that info­graph­ic. These rec­om­men­da­tions could describe a wine­grow­er — and hey — would­n’t it be nice to actu­al­ly be a wine­grow­er?

Auf einen Espresso: Seesmic founder Loic Le Meur at Web 2.0 Summit 2009, San Francisco

Dur­ing the San Fran­cis­co Web 2.0 Sum­mit 2009 I had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to chat with Seesmic Founder and Le Web orga­niz­er Loic Le Meur. As a French­man turned Cal­i­forn­ian he knows both the US and Euro­pean per­spec­tive of ven­ture cap­i­tal and start­ing com­pa­nies. His gen­er­al advice to entre­pre­neurs: “Get your prod­uct out as fast as pos­si­ble. Even if it’s buggy — there will be feed­back — and that helps you to get

Reid Hoffmann: “Every Individual is now an Entrepreneur.”

Herr, schick Unternehmergeist vom Himmel!

Son­ntag nach­mit­tag, eine der let­zten Print­aus­gaben der FAZ wird gele­sen, bevor es keine Zeitun­gen mehr gibt: Beruf und Chance — so der Titel des Sup­ple­ments, der ger­ade in schwieri­gen Zeit­en wie diesen auf­baut und ver­sucht, Mut und Auf­bruch­stim­mung zu ver­mit­teln. Let­zte Seite: “Vom Hör­saal in den Chef­ses­sel” — eine ganze Seite über die Selb­ständigkeit — toll, denke ich, welche Tips haben die Experten für junge poten­tielle Entre­pre­neure? Doch bere­its in den

Investment Conditions

So here are my con­di­tions for an invest­ment in your start-up: It can be an exist­ing busi­ness or a start up. It can not be a busi­ness that gen­er­ates any rev­enue from adver­tis­ing. Why ? Because I want this to be a busi­ness where you sell some­thing and get paid for it. That’s the only way to get and stay prof­itable in such a short peri­od of time. It MUST BE CASH FLOW BREAK EVEN

Employees Suck

Ange­tan von John Buck­mans Präsen­ta­tion auf der LeWeb in Paris empfehle ich diese Slides allen, die sich selb­ständig gemacht haben oder dies pla­nen! Employ­ees Suck View SlideShare pre­sen­ta­tion or Upload your own. (tags: book­mooch mag­natune) Sure-fire ways to move toward self-employment, quit your job and live hap­pi­ly ever after. SlideShare Link

If you print this, I will kill you!

Israeli entre­pre­neur Yossi Vardi is one of the few real­ly cool VC peo­ple in this world. Best known for hav­ing sold ICQ to AOL dur­ing those times every­body had a lot of cash, and not known for his social projects where he is donat­ing money and time. Threat­en­ing the Econ­o­mist’s jour­nal­ist with death should be taken with a pinch of salt — but he make a very good point: those guys who do

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