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The Mesh: Why the future of business is sharing, by Lisa Gansky

January 3rd, 2011 · 3 Comments · Book Review, Talents, Innovators

By Marylene Delbourg-Delphis @mddelphis The Mesh, an old word meaning the “opening between the threads of a net” got its technology flavor with the concept of mesh networking generally defined as “a type of networking wherein each node in the network may act as an independent router.” For Lisa Gansky, in her book The Mesh, […]

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Leadership internalization and elegance in success: The shibumi strategy by Matthew E. May

December 27th, 2010 · No Comments · Book Review

By Marylene Delbourg-Delphis @mddelphis The shibumi strategy by Matthew E. May is both a parable and a lesson on the quiet aesthetic simplicity and transformative energy in Japanese culture. It all starts with Andy Harmon’s sudden misfortune. One day, his company closes. A good husband and good father (very much the image of the perfect, […]

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Social media to drive social change: The Dragonfly Effect by J. Aaker and A. Smith

November 27th, 2010 · 6 Comments · Book Review

By Marylene Delbourg-Delphis @mddelphis What I like about long flights is that they enable me to read an entire book in one shot. This is how I read The Dragonfly Effect by Jennifer Aaker and Andy Smith from Vonavona ventures (an advisory and consulting practice), published earlier this year. This excellent book focuses on how social […]

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The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Customer Development, by Brant Cooper & Patrick Vlaskovits

November 13th, 2010 · No Comments · Book Review, Entrepreneurs

By Marylene Delphis @mddelphis The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Customer Development by Brant Cooper and Patrick Vlaskovits was published last July. It is a short sequel to a part of Steve Blank‘s The Four Steps to the Epiphany (2005) and is prefaced by him. It starts with a truism that can’t be repeated enough, and that every single […]

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No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think about Power, by Gloria Feldt

October 24th, 2010 · 8 Comments · Book Review, Entrepreneurs

By Marylene Delbourg-Delphis @mddelphis Last Friday, Marian Scheuer Sofaer invited a few friends for a breakfast in Palo Alto, CA with Gloria Feldt, who presented her now famous book, No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think about Power. A great intimate setting early in the morning that did not diminish Gloria’s energy and determination to […]

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Techstars Lessons to Accelerate Your Startup: Do More Faster, by Brad Feld and David Cohen

October 18th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Book Review, Entrepreneurs

David Cohen is the founder and CEO of Techstars, a mentorship-driven startup accelerator, and Brad Feld has been an early stage investor for over twenty-five years. Both authors are innate entrepreneurs and authentically love entrepreneurs. So Do more faster is not simply a platform to create speaking-opportunities, but the sincere expression of their desire to […]

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Create products that people want – not windmills with wigs or other curios!

October 3rd, 2010 · 1 Comment · Book Review

By Marylene Delbourg-Delphis @mddelphis My friend Louis Montagne, the founder CEO of Bearstech and af83, recently invited me to speak to entrepreneurs at La Cantine, a great coworking space that is part of Silicon Sentier, passage des Panoramas, a beautiful roofed commercial passageway that was build around 1800. I was impressed by the openness of […]

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Proust’s Overcoat by Lorenza Foschini: How the passion of a perfumery entrepreneur saved the most famous overcoat in French literature

September 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Book Review

By Marylene Delboug-Delphis @mddelphis After preparing my speech for entrepreneurs at La Cantine, a remarkable coworking space in Paris, I ended my trip to Europe reading Proust’s Overcoat, a 124 page lovely book by Italian journalist Lorenza Foschini published in Italy in 2008, and this year in the United States. It is well translated by painter […]

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English translation of my preface to the French version of Ignore Everybody by Hugh MacLeod

September 24th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Book Review, Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

By Marylene Delbourg-Delphis @mddelphis Note: This book will be published in French by Diateino in January 2011. As a reminder, Diateino is also the French publisher of Seth Godin’s and Guy Kawasaki’s most recent books. To read my French version of this preface, please go to the Diateino blog. *** I’m a cartoonist – This […]

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Before you start applying for a job, read “You’re better than your job search,” by Marc Cenedella and Matthew Rothenberg

August 23rd, 2010 · 1 Comment · Book Review

By Marylene Delbourg-Delphis @mddelphis Just received a review copy! Everything about this book makes you feel well! 1) The title is downright uplifting: You’re better than your job search. Most people look for a job these days may be somewhat nervous. More often than not, there is a “better” candidate. With hardships, self-esteem tends to […]

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