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Stop saying:

“If only we could raise money, we could do X.”

Start saying:

“If we do X and we’re lucky, we might be able to raise money.”

(This was quite popular on Twitter — 91 retweets — so I’m reproducing it here. You should follow us on Twitter. There’s a lot of good and bad startup advice coming out these days and we tweet about the best.)

Highlights from the @venturehacks Twitter feed from this fortnight. The most retweeted tweets.

“The toughest and most important decisions in technology companies are always about product strategy.” – @bhorowitz, http://vh.co/a3DO7h

“With our stock buyback… we were signaling that we didn’t see much of a future in our business.” – @fredwilson, http://vh.co/9udDmm

You have acquisition interest—now what? http://vh.co/98Yy4n by @davidcohen. The negotiation principle is “reciprocal displays of commitment”.

“You can explain your business in mind numbing detail or you can inspire an investor and let them imagine.” – @fredwilson, http://vh.co/bLdDQm

“Whenever you see a company being built for an exit, you will see short term decision making.” – @BostonVC, http://vh.co/btEkaA

P.S. Instead of showing our avatar next to each tweet, I’ve picked images that are related to the tweet.

P.P.S. It’s easy to find your most popular tweets on the Your Tweets, Retweeted page.

Highlights from the @venturehacks Twitter feed from the last fortnight. The most retweeted tweets.

“I usually like second time entrepreneurs, mostly because I f’ed up everything on my first company.” – @msuster, http://vh.co/dtZbGv @ 41:08

“If you find a lawyer who talks about solutions not problems, hold on to them.” – @sgblank, http://vh.co/9UPJGR

“Internet is one of the primary export industries in the US.” – @fredwilson, http://vh.co/ci4ZsT

The business school curriculum teaches how to suck at startups http://vh.co/deiWMY. Fav new blog by @jasonfreedman, an MBA at a YC startup.

If it was easy, everybody would do it.

P.S. Instead of showing our avatar next to each tweet, I’ve picked images that are related to the tweet.

P.P.S. It’s easy to find your most popular tweets on the Your Tweets, Retweeted page.

P.P.P.S. Twitterrific on the iPad is the best way to read tweets ever.

Highlights from the @venturehacks Twitter feed.

How real-world corruption works http://vh.co/blCKEu. This is awesome. Great negotiation advice. I read every word. Thank you Internet.

Clay Christensen’s milkshake theory is my favorite way to think about competition & substitutes: http://vh.co/a2nezA

Every time you e-mail prospective investors, include good news (product, traction, team…). It stimulates reciprocity: http://vh.co/9XXzSi

“In a nutshell, anything that takes more than 3 sentences to explain to your peers does not work in reality.” – Kutt, http://vh.co/9qHp1C

“[Apple's] continuous iterative improvement… is easy to overlook if you’re observing it in real time.” – @gruber, http://vh.co/al0uNF

Instead of showing our avatar next to each tweet, I’ve picked images that are related to the tweet. It’s easy to find your most popular tweets on the Your Tweets, Retweeted page on Twitter. For this post, I picked tweets that had 10+ retweets.

37signals’ This week in Twitter has inspired me to round up this week’s most popular @venturehacks tweets:

Entrepreneurship is not an end in and of itself. Serial entrepreneur is an oxymoron.

“I start companies because it gives me an opportunity to create teams.” – @englishpaulm, http://vh.co/b0tGgY

“Integrity is the safest way to make money… Situational ethics problem is huge (‘everyone else is doing it’)” – Buffett, http://vh.co/9VLhSh

What Business is Wall Street In? http://vh.co/b61I7s. Too many aphorisms in this thoughtful post by @mcuban. Just read it.

From Zero to a Million Users http://vh.co/aEHIzO. Tons of marketing tactics in this talk by @drewhouston at @dropbox & @asmith at @xobni.

Instead of showing our avatar next to each tweet, I’ve picked images that are related to the tweet. And it’s easy to find your most popular tweets on the Your Tweets, Retweeted page on Twitter. For this post, I picked tweets that had 8+ retweets.

Say hello to vh.co, our new short URL, powered by bit.ly Pro.

.co domains will be available to the general public in June. But! the registrar has created a program called .CO Founder to give legit startups early access to .co domains. That’s how we got vh.co.

I’m pretty psyched about .co. Other domains like .us, .es, and .ly are cool but I don’t know if they make sense to normal people. I think .co has a good chance of going mainstream and we’re putting our money where our mouth is.

venturehacks.com is staying right where it is — we’re just using vh.co for short URLs on Twitter.  You can also enter vh.co in your mobile Web browser and we’ll take you to the mobile version of venturehacks.com.

Startups who want to put .co domains to good use should apply to the .CO Founder program. Tell ’em we sent you. Everyone else can pre-register for general availability at their favorite registrar.

Favstar automagically collects your most popular tweets. This is a great way to catch up on the great links we’ve been sharing, that you missed while you were on the beach eating lasagna. Check out our most popular links.

The only reason investors say ‘no’ is because you haven't figured out how to get far enough on your own.

This is one of our most popular tweets ever. You never know which tweet will be popular.

The tweet isn’t exactly true but it’s close enough for 140 characters. Exceptions and corrections welcome in the comments.

According to Google Reader, we write 2 blog posts a week. And according to TweetStats we write 73 tweets a week.

If you only read our blog, you’re missing the great links we post on Twitter. We take the same care with our tweets that we do with our blog posts and we try to keep the quality stratospheric.

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