Jonathan Chizick
The State of Marketing Automation Trends 2014
Do What You Love

Today is my last day in the corporate world!

After more years than I care to admit, it’s time to focus full-time on what I enjoy – connecting startups to customers, partners, and investors to grow their business.

Those of you who’ve worked with me at 500 Startups and the Thiel 20 under 20 Fellowship know how much I enjoy helping others think through and move forward with their path to success. In addition to expanding my role with the startups I’m advising, I’m really looking forward to being even more involved with both of these great organizations.

I’m always up for talking about startups, networking, and careers in technology. So please keep reaching out with those questions, and startup referrals :).

As a wise man once said, “Keep on, keepin’ on

Excelsior!

Excelsior!

Motivation. Courtesy of adamdrap3r & Boost.vc

Motivation. Courtesy of adamdrap3r & Boost.vc

The Keys to Lincoln’s Greatness

Listen. Empathize. Understand.

Rather than upbraid slaveowners, Lincoln sought to comprehend their position through empathy. More than a decade earlier, he had employed a similar approach when he advised temperance advocates to refrain from denouncing drinkers in “thundering tones of anathema and denunciation,” for denunciation would inevitably be met with denunciation, “crimination with crimination, and anathema with anathema.” In a passage directed at abolitionists as well as temperance reformers, he had observed that it was the nature of man, when told that he should be “shunned and despised,” and condemned as the author “of all the vice and misery and crime in the land,” to “retreat within himself, close all the avenues to his head and his heart.”


Though the cause be “naked truth itself, transformed to the heaviest lance, harder than steel,” the sanctimonious reformer could no more pierce the heart of the drinker or the slaveowner than “penetrate the hard shell of a tortoise with a rye straw. Such is man, and so must he be understood by those who would lead him.” In order to “win a man to your cause,” Lincoln explained, you must first reach his heart, “the great high road to his reason.”

Goodwin, Doris Kearns. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005. 167-68. Print.

Awesome job @CandyLabTweets to pull off the world’s first city-wide augmented reality marketing campaign! Congrats Andy & Gilda!
Check them out at: http://candylab.com/ 

Awesome job @CandyLabTweets to pull off the world’s first city-wide augmented reality marketing campaign! Congrats Andy & Gilda!

Check them out at: http://candylab.com/ 

How consumers segment their “computing” activities
via Technology Business Research

How consumers segment their “computing” activities

via Technology Business Research

Congrats @Andre_Reed83 on your selection to the @ProFootballHOF! Well deserved!

Congrats @Andre_Reed83 on your selection to the @ProFootballHOF! Well deserved!

Celebrating the 500startups​ Batch 007 grand finale! Great job and good luck to all! #500Strong

Celebrating the 500startups​ Batch 007 grand finale! Great job and good luck to all! #500Strong