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Excel where your competitors suck – The most minute annoyance can drive a customer into the arms of a competitor. Serial entrepreneur Scott Olson discusses how to turn this to your advantage – and how to make sure you don’t unintentionally drive your own customers away.

Running a start-up outside of the Valley – With the focus of the media (and VCs) on Silicon Valley as the home for start-ups, particularly in the tech field, it’s easy for entrepreneurs in other places to feel left out. Ali Davar, CEO of Vancouver start-up Worio, runs down the advantages of being located elsewhere – and ways to stay connected.

4 MORE ways to get automatically rejected by an angel investor – Jason Cohen, an angel investor himself, offers up four more surefire ways start-ups screw up their chances of ever getting money for investors.

What boards of directors can learn from the Supreme Court – While the topics are vastly different, board meetings could be vastly more productive if they follow the lead of the nation’s top court, says early stage investor Brad Feld. A little preparation and doing away with everyday distractions can go a long way.

Start-ups have no room for VPs – Too many start-ups segregate themselves and try to mirror their business model on the IBMs and Googles of the world, says serial entrepreneur Steve Blank in this lecture at Stanford University.

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