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Entries from November 2008

Suze Rotolo: A Freewheelin’ Time (Flashback for millenials)

November 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Book Review

Millenials may have been an important factor in the election of Barak Obama. As indicated by the Tufts University’s Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), ‘this year’s youth turnout rivals or exceeds the youth turnout rate of 52% in 1992, which is the highest turnout rate since 1972 (55.4%) For [...]

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Denise Caruso: The new face of advocacy: More innovation to address the shortcomings generated by innovation.

November 25th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurs

Denise Caruso is famous, and definitely an industry icon – or rather a multi-industries icon. Yet, do we always know “well-known” people? No. The fact is that as we work ourselves like crazy, we often don’t have enough energy left to scope out the extent or the depth of the dedication that our friends put [...]

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Peter Yared: iWidgets (cool and powerful stuff)

November 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment · Entrepreneurs

Peter Yared? I met him… arghh… almost twenty years ago. He was a 4D developer during his time at IDS. I lost track of him while he was Prograph and later at JRad Technologies, an enterprise Java tools company that he founded in 1995 and was acquired by NetDynamics where he stayed – until the [...]

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Non-stop startups: UMS, a noticeable NPO

November 19th, 2008 · No Comments · Entrepreneurs

Non-profit organizations (NPO) are all the more fascinating as they must be, if not “profitable,” at least capable of operating on budget and offer some form of moral earnings and satisfaction to their patrons. Just as any business, they must show real numbers in order to justify their existence and the continued involvement of donors [...]

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Who is the VC, who is the entrepreneur? (Modern Menswear)

November 16th, 2008 · No Comments · Entrepreneurs

I let you decide… 
Anyway, this is the question that popped into my mind when I came across this spread as I was leafing through ”Modern Menswear,” a book written by Hywel Davies, and published by Laurence King Publishing Ltd, London, in April.
We all know how challenging life can be for high-tech entrepreneurs, no matter how hard [...]

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Wikipedia: Donate (Jimmy Wales did help “change the world”)

November 10th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Entrepreneurs

http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Donate

How much do we spend on latte or little things that we could skip once in a while? Yet, how often do we resort to Wikipedia? As far as I am concerned, I look at Wikipedia quite frequently. So this year, I felt that I should make a donation. They launched their annual giving [...]

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Sramana Mitra: “Entrepreneur Journeys”

November 8th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Entrepreneurs

When you start a book, there are always a few words that make you want to read on. I like the way Sramana Mitra describes her goal with ”Entrepreneur Journeys.” She wants “to capture that tribal knowledge accumulated in the private lives of great entrepreneurs.” Although it is now common lingo, even with Six Sigma pundits, I still [...]

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Eliane Fiolet and Hubert Nguyen, the uber-cool founders of Ubergizmo

November 4th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Entrepreneurs

The Nikkei Business magazine is no fancy publication, and I was pleased to see the picture of Eliane Fiolet and Hubert Nguyen, the founders of Ubergizmo. But I was not surprised. It is not only because Japan remains the fairyland of whatchamacallits, it is also and, maybe primarily, because as writers and consultants, Eliane and Hubert are now [...]

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