Al Bsharah Business Minded, Technically Inclined

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Bootcamp for Your Brain – What I got from The Founder Institute

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Founder Institute

I’ve been an entrepreneur and involved in startups most of my 15-year career.  I started my own ecommerce company, helped grow a network management and SaaS organization which was eventually sold, and I’ve built communities to a million page views per month. Because of this you’d think I might have a clue what I’ve been doing all these years.  I’m confident enough in...

I was on This Week In Startups asking about Co-Founders

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Al Bsharah on This Week in Startups

You can see my mug on ThisWeekIn.com Web TV Network today, on their Startups show with Jason Calacanis and Tyler Crowley.  Amazing guys with amazing insights, been watching their podcast for some time now.
I asked some questions about co-founders and how best to find the good ones.
Have a watch of the show here!  I come on at around the 22 minute mark.

How to Organize Your Garage in Three Steps

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Clutter

I recently had the pleasure gutting and organizing my garage a couple weeks back, and thought I would share my story.  In speaking with friends, family, and strangers about my adventure, I know I’m not the only one out there who’s collected far too much stuff to keep organized. When I started, I had waist-to-chest high stuff all over the place and had to jump over items to get from one end of the...

Share Your To-Do List across Multiple PCs with OneNote and Dropbox

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OneNote DropBox

EDIT 2011.05.12:  I’ve since moved to Windows Live to synchronize my notebooks since SugarSync seems to be generating copious amounts of duplicates.  Not sure what happened, but it started thinking nearly every tab was a duplicate even if the other PC wasn’t on.  Very difficult to manage the additional tabs and assure items weren’t duplicated.  While “Live” has a...

Merger and Acquistion – How to Fail at it from a Technology Perspective

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merger acquisition

I thought it would be fun to take a different perspective on how to go about merging or acquiring a company…by focusing our undevided attention on how to fail at it.  This article focuses mostly on the technology aspects and skips over Human Resources, Finance, and other non-technical areas.  I will spend a little time on Operations, though…as Technology and Operations should be...

Managing Distractions and Increasing Productivity – How Do We Get Things Done?

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We live in a very distractable world.  Email, Instant Messanger, Cell Phones, Home Phone (if you still have one), Text Messages, Desk Phone.  No matter where you are, you can be interrupted.  Sometimes in more ways than just one…  How many times has this happened to you: You’re on a call at your desk, and another call beeps in.  You have to ignore it, as…you’re on another...

Brainstorming with Mind Mapping Software

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Since the Acquisition (press release maybe this Friday?) of Network Insight (NI), I’ve been spending a fair amount of time trying to understand the technologies of our new company.  My responsibilities at NI have always included the technologies we used to run our business, and manage the networks of our many customers from within our 24×7 NOC (among my many other duties).  With the...

Al Bsharah Business Minded, Technically Inclined