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From Farmville to Mafia Wars: Do More Faster is the Ultimate Entrepreneuer's Guide to Success

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"While entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes, they all share the drive to do things that have never been done before, the belief that they can accomplish anything they put their minds to, and the need to get everything done as fast as they can. For a first time entrepreneur, this can be daunting, but TechStars is like a turbo rocket booster for the beginning of the journey." The above is an excerpt from the forward written by Internet Entrepreneur Mark Pincus for the book "Do More Faster: Techstars Lessons To Accelerate Your Startup." While many might not immediately recognize the name of Mark Pincus, anyone who has played FarmVille, FrontierVille and Mafia Wars on social networks such as Facebook or "has made an offer" that "can't be refused" over Twitter, is more than familiar with his company Zygna's social games. Referring to what he calls Zygna Speed, Pincus jumped at the opportunity to write the forward for the new book by high tech VC's Brad Feld and David G. Cohen because as he put it Do More Faster "is a concept that is close to my heart." Featuring experienced entrepreneurs or mentors as Pincus calls them, Do More Faster represents that unique spirit of collaboration based on a strong desire to see one another succeed that "ties all entrepreneurs together." What Feld and Cohen have in essence done is create the new "Great Game of Business" for the Internet Age, where entrepreneurs can learn how to move towards success at a speed that is faster than the speed at which information moves within the virtual realms in which they operate. Joining me today to talk about their breakthrough and breakout book are the authors of Do More Faster Brad Feld and David Cohen.