HP Bringing Back the Touchpad…I’m so NOT surprised!

I’m shocked to find so many people “bewildered” by HP’s decision to bring back the TouchPad at $99/per.  Why? Because the response to the device at this price point has been outstanding!  I was deluged by people in my company inventing a…

I'm shocked to find so many people "bewildered" by HP's decision to bring back the TouchPad at $99/per.  Why? Because the response to the device at this price point has been outstanding!  I was deluged by people in my company inventing a... Read more »

Don’t be “on top of your business.” Lead from the front.

 
When things get tight and corporate execs get put to the test, the most natural act is to put the prioirty on “getting on top of your business!!!”   Apologetic corporate emails start flowing about how tough times are coming and we need t…

  When things get tight and corporate execs get put to the test, the most natural act is to put the prioirty on "getting on top of your business!!!"   Apologetic corporate emails start flowing about how tough times are coming and we need t... Read more »

How to deal with the dynamic world of digital if you are a marketer from Alex Yoder, CEO of Webtrends

Alex Yoder, CEO of Webmetrics, does a great job of explaining the challenges of keeping up with what is happening on the web as it relates to your brand ecosystem. 
 

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Ram Charan – “You are a leader of people first, not numbers!” Wow, does he get this right. Leaders who focus on numbers over people are doomed.

  

Another great video by Big Think.
I’ve always admired Ram Charan’s POV on business strategy.  Now I like him for his views on how to prioritize connecting with people over the focus just on numbers.  Nothing wrong wi…

   Another great video by Big Think. I've always admired Ram Charan's POV on business strategy.  Now I like him for his views on how to prioritize connecting with people over the focus just on numbers.  Nothing wrong wi... Read more »

Actor and Entrepreneur Edward Norton on the Reality of a Start-Up

I hear a lot of people talk romantically and philisophically about being their own boss and starting a company.  However the reality of what a start-up feels like is very different than any romantic notion.
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I hear a lot of people talk romantically and philisophically about being their own boss and starting a company.  However the reality of what a start-up feels like is very different than any romantic notion. Edward Norton talks candid... Read more »

Why “Venture Funds” Launched Inside Of Agencies Seldom Work

I’ve been really perplexed by one of the hottest new trends in agency land to create in-house “venture funds” for launching new companies.  Do these things really work?  Is this really how you start companies today? &nb…

I’ve been really perplexed by one of the hottest new trends in agency land to create in-house “venture funds” for launching new companies.  Do these things really work?  Is this really how you start companies today? &nb... Read more »

So are entrepreneurs crazy? Or just crazy enough? Great TED talk.

Joshua Walter’s short talk at TED is wroth injesting and contemplating. I’ve never met an entrepreneur that wasn’t just a little bit Bi-polar.
 

 

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37 Signals Co-Founder gets it right; the fundamentals of building a great company haven’t changed in the new VC world.

David Heinemeier Hansson speaks at start-up school on the importance of buidiing a company to make money vs. just to flip.  I have great admiration for the lesn start-up model and smart business thinking buy 37 signals.  Trust me, it is ver…

David Heinemeier Hansson speaks at start-up school on the importance of buidiing a company to make money vs. just to flip.  I have great admiration for the lesn start-up model and smart business thinking buy 37 signals.  Trust me, it is ver... Read more »

Cool Retail Innovation by Tesco in Korea

While probably not sustainable with simply QR codes and smartphones, the idea of integrating the shelf in alternative physical locations is a first.  A good example of innovation from the fringe.
 
 

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Do you have what it takes to start a company? See Entrepreneur flowchart

Today there is an abundance of ideas and and abundance of capital. The scarecity is in the availability of qualified entrepreneurs who can convert capital into a working company.
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Today there is an abundance of ideas and and abundance of capital. The scarecity is in the availability of qualified entrepreneurs who can convert capital into a working company. I get asked a lot about what it takes to become an Entrepreneur. &n... Read more »