CEOs to Follow on Twitter, What Tweaks VCs, What Entrepreneurs Should Copy, Making Cleantech Pay, & Other Recent Boston Blog Posts to Peruse

9/9/09Follow @bbuderi

Coming out of the long weekend, with summer vacations over, I can feel the pace of entrepreneurial action quicken. With a lot of people out of town or chillin’ the past few weeks, I thought it might be a good time to highlight some interesting recent blog posts you might have missed from various local entrepreneurs, venture investors, and others.

The topics range from what you shouldn’t do as a startup to what you should do, what it takes to commercialize products, and the best Boston CEOs to follow on Twitter. Let’s start there.

25 Boston Area CEOs to Follow on Twitter—93 South

David Laubner, who writes the 93 South blog, has tracked down (or started following, I guess) some interesting CEO tweeters, from folks you have likely heard of, like Robin Chase (co-founder of Zip Car) and Jeremy Allaire, and those you likely haven’t. One in this category for me is former Yahoo exec Jack Barette, aka healthyjack, CEO of WEGO Health. His motto: “I believe health is social media’s higher calling.” I think that means riding the exercise bike and tweeting at the same time. I can do that.

Thoughts About My VC Life, Four Years Later—Bijan Sabet

In this entry from September 3, the general partner at Spark Capital talks about the founding of Spark and offers 11 observations, including his venture blogger influences: Fred Wilson, David Hornik, and Brad Feld.

Proving Cleantech Investing Works—Rob Day

Day riffs on the challenges of cleantech investing and what a cleantech startup has to do to prove its technology to potential project investors. The post includes a nice wrapup of recent cleantech investments.

8 Free Online Entrepreneurial Finance Classes from MIT—College Mogul

Our friends at College Mogul are always on the lookout for good deals in education. As they note: “If you don’t have much experience managing the finances of a small business, these free courses from big name colleges like MIT can be just what you need to learn about everything from the basics of accounting to more complex economic theory…”

VCs With Fresh Money to Invest—Don Dodge on the Next Big Thing

Microsoft blogger extraordinaire Don Dodge puts forth a pretty good list of … Next Page »

Bob is Xconomy's founder and editor in chief. You can e-mail him at bbuderi@xconomy.com, call him at 617.500.5926. Follow @bbuderi

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