Here’s the latest from VentureBeat’s Entrepreneur Corner.

Book excerpt: The Crowdfunding Revolution – Is the model of venture capitalism about to undergo a radical shift? Author Kevin Lawton believes so and makes the case for it in “The Crowdfunding Revolution”. This excerpt sets the stage by laying out the old and new models.

6 more harsh realities of being an entrepreneur – Running a start-up can be rewarding, but it’s not the panacea that it’s often presented as. PadPressed CEO Jason Baptiste offers another half-dozen truths that can help prepare people for their entrepreneurial endeavors.

5 ways an internet sales tax will impact your business – As the winds of change blow in Washington, DC, the call to tax internet purchases has returned. Kevin Sproles, CEO of Volusion, discusses five ways this bill could severely impact your day to day operations.

Want VC cash? Learn to hone your pitch – You’ve probably heard that VC slide decks shouldn’t be too long, but serial entrepreneur Steve Blank notes that the shouldn’t be too dense either. The more real world research you’ve done, he says, the less compelled you will feel to weigh down your presentation.

Pruning rotten apples from your company – A single negative or selfish employee can start a contagion throughout the company says Stanford Professor and author Bob Sutton. In this thought leader lecture segment, he discusses the ways to preserve the longevity of a team exposed to these people.