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Entries from October 2008

M.B.A. for hi-tech entrepreneurs?

October 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Entrepreneurs

Probably because of the downturn, I have never been asked as often as this year if it is useful for entrepreneurs to have an M.B.A!
Entrepreneurs are, almost by definition, “francs-tireurs,” (literally meaning “sharpshooters”), in other terms “guerrilla fighters” operating separately from the regular army. (Incidentally, this French word appeared in the English vocabulary as early [...]

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Yin Chic: Cool USB flash drives for women!

October 23rd, 2008 · 4 Comments · Entrepreneurs

Stylish tech is a big deal. Check out the September Business Week phone slideshow culminating with the Christian Dior/ModeLabs and Ferrari/Vertu (Nokia) models: (http://images.businessweek.com/ss/08/09/0903_designer_phones/1.htm). Wow!
Today, we primarily find high-tech commodities endorsed by brands that have been vetted within the fashion industry. It is less customary to see high-tech entrepreneurs directly venture into fashion statements and [...]

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“Reality check,” a book for realistically visionary entrepreneurs

October 15th, 2008 · 6 Comments · Entrepreneurs

Guy Kawasaki just gave me “Reality Check.” It is a sequel to “The Art of the Start”. Contrary to most sequels, it is an extremely good one. “The Art of the Start” became the starting point of a discussion between Guy and entrepreneurs, and among entrepreneurs – reality-checking the “Art of the Start”. Great interactive [...]

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