Hey, hey it’s Friday! I’m listening to some classic 80s – currently spinning is Hall and Oats “Out of Touch.” And, I’m feelin’ ready for the weekend. I bet you are too. But first, make sure you catch up with this week’s Tech Top Ten and brag to your friends about all the neat-o startup stuff you learned. And then jam out to whatever weekend tunes get your motor going.
1. Interview with theCHIVE Founder Leo Resig
OK, I’m going to cheat here– the interview was technically from last week, but it deserves to be on the list. It will make you laugh out loud.
“I was dubbed Samson that day because I was sporting a 70′s style wig and a fake mustache that kept falling off. The only time I took my mustache off, I left pins standing, mustache on = strikes. My ‘stache was my Samson.”
Check the full, hilarious article here.
“With the elections quickly approaching and all the hoopla hitting hard on TV, the Internet and just about every media outlet, it’s great to find a startup like iSideWith, specifically created to help those who are still undecided (or just plain confused) to make a more informed decision… next week, in fact.”
Check it here.
3. The Art of Networking
“For many, networking seems a bit confusing, but it doesn’t have to be! The art of networking is that it’s a way of life. It’s about making real connections with people. Genuine connections.”
Find out all of Daniel’s top tips here.
4. Communication Champs
“We all know that the best salespeople and leaders have top-notch communication skills. For some, excellent communication skills come naturally. We’ve all met these people. As we say, they truly do “light up a room” and in a business context, they’re champions of their game.”
Check out full article here.
5. Interview with super hottie Jorg Ruis
“I’ve done a lot of things but I was always interested in tech and gaming. I’m a bit of geek but I’m also doing lots of different stuff on the side. I think that’s the most important part of my job: doing lots of different things.”
Check out Emma’s full article and eye candy photos here.
“Babelverse mobile app summons a live interpreter to translate spoken language as if standing right next to you.”
Awesome app, check it here.
7. Monday motivation
“Instead of summary, it’s time for ignition. For all those like me who’ve struggled at one time (or all the time) to strap back into the desk chair, here’s a dose of startup cheer, the first installment of Monday Motivation”
My boy Keith wants to get you ready for the week with his new Monday motivation post. Check his first installment here.
8. Hiring enthusiastic startup employees
“When selecting people to join in your success and pursuits, cherry-pick the ones that are bustling with enthusiasm.”
Check out YEC’s Kimberley E. Stone’s full article here.
9. Women ‘treps talk health and sanity
“Question: How do you balance physical / mental health with the demanding job of being a startup founder?”
Full article here.
10. Starting up in a new industry
“Navigating any new territory can be daunting, confusing, and terrifying. Don’t worry though, I’ve collected some of the top tips from some of the most successful entrepreneurs to help ease your concerns and fine-tune your new industry navigation skills.”
Check out my top tips here.
Right, now get on the YouTube, type in 80s jams and dance, and leave your friends behind. I’m not kidding. Cause your friends don’t dance, and if they don’t dance, well they’re no friends of mine.
Happy weekend! Do something different.