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Entries from December 2008

Guy Kawasaki: Great writers are great readers

December 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Entrepreneurs

Guy Kawasaki is a voracious reader. Not only because he wants to remain a great schmoozer (one of the reasons why he tells us to “read voraciously”), but mostly also because he adores books, loves to write, and looks at other writers as sounding boards, sources of inspiration, or thought-provoking agents. His latest book, a must-read, Reality Check: [...]

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When entrepreneurs fight back! Conversation with Roger Newton, co-discoverer of Lipitor, and President/CEO of Esperion Therapeutics, Inc.

December 18th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Entrepreneurs

We hear about Michigan’s disastrous car industry daily… Let’s not forget, though, that there are other windows on the mishigami, the great lake: phenomenal entrepreneurs determined to transform challenges into opportunities. One of the most prominent is Roger Newton.

From success to back to goal one, i.e. improving the lives of peoples

Born in New Jersey, Roger [...]

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Patent or Not Patent? “That is not the real question,” David Jakopin says.

December 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Entrepreneurs

Google results: 139,000,000 for “patent; “46,100,000 for “intellectual property.” However, the significance level of these numbers may not be much higher than that of a googol in math.
When you are a startup, where do you start as far as IP is concerned? One simple, or “simpler” item on your priority list should be to get [...]

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Notifixio.us… Real-time notification… Great company…

December 4th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Entrepreneurs

Some of you asked me about Notifixio.us – which I installed about two weeks ago.
This is a product created by young French entrepreneur, Julien Genestoux. He has a double master in business (French business school – ESSEC 2006) and Computer Sciences (Illinois Institute of Technology), has already created one successful company (Jobetudiant.net ) and [...]

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Startups: Starting during a recession

December 2nd, 2008 · 10 Comments · Entrepreneurs

How bad is it for startups seeking financing? This is the title of a post by Jeremy Liew on November 24th[1]. Well, it’s bad and as usual, Jeremy Liew says it pretty much like it is:

Angel financing had dried;
A slowing economy has reduced near term revenue growth expectations;
Venture Capitalists are focusing on their portfolio companies.

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