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Entries from February 2010

My takeaway for entrepreneurs from the Winter Olympics: Fail-forward-fast, and fulfill the promise

February 25th, 2010 · No Comments · Talents, Innovators

In a recent powwow, I was asked about my takeaway for entrepreneurs from the Winter Olympics. As I was starting to discuss the make-up of a champion, mentally ranking key characteristics, I changed gears and realized that what struck me the most, ultimately, was the victory of Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo in pair figure skating. Not [...]

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How Startups Can Sell to Large Companies

February 20th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Entrepreneurs

Selling to large companies is the dream of many entrepreneurs. It’s not easy, and they have reasons to be afraid of it. My advice is that they overcome their fears and try. This week, I wrote a post on the American Express Forum, addressing some of the most frequent questions that I get from entrepreneurs on [...]

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Groundcrew: Organizing the Social Web on the Terra Firma

February 14th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

We are so used to doing everything via the Internet that we think we have paid our dues when we paypal a donation, or inform all our friends of what’s happening around us via our social networks. Yet, we need to continue to help in the real world and to make sure that we volunteer [...]

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Claudine Delphis: Survies d’un Juif européen: Correspondance de Paul Amann avec Romain Rolland et Jean-Richard Bloch

February 2nd, 2010 · 1 Comment · Talents, Innovators

If you are interested in Jewish studies and read French, here is a fascinating book: Survies d’un Juif européen: Correspondance de Paul Amann avec Romain Rolland et Jean-Richard Bloch. This correspondance is put together, presented, annotated, and introduced by my sister, Claudine Delphis-Goettmann, and is published by the University Press of Leipzig (Leipziger Universitätsverlag). A [...]

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