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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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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.
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I’m a cartoonist – This is how Hugh [...]

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English translation of my preface to the French version of Linchpin by Seth Godin

May 13th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

By Marylene Delbourg-Delphis @mddelphis
Diateino, the French publisher of Guy Kawasaki’s The Art of the Start and Reality Check as well as and Seth Godin’s Tribes, will release the French translation of Seth Godin’s Linchpin on May 2o. This time, I was not the translator, but I wrote a preface that is available on the Diateino blog. [...]

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Dominique Gibert, the French publisher of Guy Kawasaki

December 3rd, 2009 · 2 Comments · Entrepreneurs

I had lunch with Dominique Gibert earlier this week at one of my favorite Parisian haunts, the Brasserie Lipp, Boulevard Saint-Germain.
Dominique is the founder of Diateino, the French publisher of Guy Kawasaki’s The Art of the Start and Reality Check as well as of Seth Godin’s Tribes, three books that I translated for her. She [...]

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Is your company effectively using Twitter?

November 18th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

Guest writer: Amita Paul
 “Most Fortune 100 Companies Don’t Get Twitter” – this statement referring a study published on Mashable intrigued me enough to write this article. This study was conducted by Weber Shandwick and presented a report on how well Fortune 100 companies use Twitter.  The stats led to conclude that a majority of these [...]

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Social Media: The Revenge of the Internet

October 9th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

Earlier this week, I had the privilege of delivering an introductory speech for a great product, ObjectiveMarketer, in front of remarkable executives and CIOs from the European Institutions hosted by Cisco Systems. It’s always a challenge to speak to an extraordinarily knowledgeable audience that is well versed in both technologies and trends, but it is also a rewarding [...]

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Guest-speaking in Bob Lowry’s class at UMass Amherst: Entrepreneurs are storytellers

October 2nd, 2009 · 1 Comment · Entrepreneurs

It is simply a great pleasure to step into a class of some eighty highly motivated students: when I asked who planned to start a company one day, at least half of them raised their hands!
The name of the course for which I was a guest speaker is “Leadership and Networking,” taught by Bob Lowry. [...]

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Social Media Marketing: Amita Paul, CEO of Objective Marketer

June 7th, 2009 · 9 Comments · Entrepreneurs

A 140 Sec Pitch: At TWTRCON, attendees were invited to vote for six of their favorite vendors. ObjectiveMarketer (http://objectivemarketer.com) was one of them. Amita Paul, the company’s founder, got the opportunity to pitch her product in front of the audience.  I am not sure she used up her 140 seconds, actually, but one thing was clear in [...]

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TWTRCON SF09: Twitter for business use

June 1st, 2009 · 15 Comments · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

While the media may have found Twitter, only 5% of Americans are currently using it, according to a research performed by Harris Interactive in April. This doesn’t mean that Twitter is a fad. The adoption of new behaviors is generally a much longer process than is usually anticipated by innovators and early adopters. The truth of [...]

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Neil Minkley: Forever an Evangelist!

April 25th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Entrepreneurs

The launch of Guy Kawasaki’s Reality Check: The Irreverent Guide to Outsmarting, Outmanaging, and Outmarketing Your Competition in France, which I translated as La Realite de l’Entrepreneuriat – le Guide Irreverencieux pour Depasser, Devancer, Distancer ses Concurrents gave me the opportunity to reconnect with a man whom all the French Macintosh developers and quite a number of [...]

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