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"It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt . — George Eliot"

Brett Nelson’s article in Forbes posited a NCAA-style Bracket to determine the worst offending Jargonisms. So, here’s the summary:

Group #1

Core Competency
Drinking the Kool-Aid
Buy-in
Move the Needle
Tiger Team
Open the Kimono
Bleeding Edge
Burning Platform
Swim Lane
Lots of Moving Parts
Corporate Values
Make Hay
Empower
Scaleable
Ecosystem
Vertical

The Winner here was “Drinking the Kool-Aid”

Group #2

Solution
Full Service
It is What it is
Reach Out
Robust
Boil the Ocean
Take offline
Learnings
Hard Stop
Best Practices
Giving 110%
Leverage
Take it to the Next Level
Price Point
Peel the Onion
Out of Pocket

And the Winner here was “Leverage”

The Champion of all Jargon is "Drinking the Kool-Aid"

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BEWARE!  FACEBOOK MILLIONAIRE BULLIES ARE ON THE LOOSE!

BEWARE! FACEBOOK MILLIONAIRE BULLIES ARE ON THE LOOSE!

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This is a very important revelation. So many startups have visions of Silicon Valley running around their heads. What they don’t realize is their applications are just part of a growing sea of noise.

What every company needs is customers. Creating them is not easy for a bootstrapped startup. However, the first thing that SHOULD come to mind is what existing platforms, companies, or networks already reach your desired customer. While it might even be a temporary exercise, it can build that momentum needed to get noticed.

Crossing the Chasm is another thing. Partnering for strategic customer reach can even make a product into a household name. Even an online service. Take for example Netflix. If not for BestBuy and OEM relationships like Samsung, it wouldn’t have the number of users it does today. Rapid growth has built more than just a following, it built scale that creates value and acts as a defensive tactical barrier to entry for would-be competitors. Apple TV, just didn’t get the traction; and in comparison, never had the level of distribution that Netflix had.

Just sayin

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#Startups Don’t Be Fooled By Vanity Metrics: Schonfeld

Your Angel Investor and VC won’t be.

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Always Be Closing:  The ABC’s Of Getting To The Point.

Always Be Closing: The ABC’s Of Getting To The Point.

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Today we are releasing the first Startup Genome Report with in-depth analysis on what makes internet startups successful based on data from over 650 startups. Here is a small window into the report with 14 indicators of success.
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A big wave surfer tells his story about how he swam with sharks at the link below. How can you do this in your everyday business? What can we learn from his shark experience? Three tips for swimming with sharks at sea or on land:

1. Know when you are in shark waters: Half the exercise is situational awareness;

2. Know when they are feeding and avoid: You are not food and you don’t want there to be any mistake - so avoid selling in a buyer’s market;

3. Know how to recognize their curiosity and avoid posing a threat: Find a common ground where you can communicate rationally.

http://www.surfermag.com/features/healey-rides-great-white-sharks/

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Mark Healey takes a “calculated” risk with an oceanic apex predator. Photo: Team Effort Films

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Angels can view the profile at: http://angel.co/george-mobile

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