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Guy Kawasaki, a DICEE man

March 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Entrepreneurs

I recently finished translating Guy’s new book, Reality Check, into French. It will be sold as La réalité de l’entrepreneuriat at the end of March, and is published by the Editions Diateino. It is when you translate a book that you best realize that there is a lot to it. It is also a significant […]

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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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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 […]

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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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M.B.A. for hi-tech entrepreneurs?

October 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Entrepreneurs

Probably because of the downturn, I have never been asked as often as this year if it is useful for entrepreneurs to have an M.B.A! Entrepreneurs are, almost by definition, “francs-tireurs,” (literally meaning “sharpshooters”), in other terms “guerrilla fighters” operating separately from the regular army. (Incidentally, this French word appeared in the English vocabulary as […]

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“Reality check,” a book for realistically visionary entrepreneurs

October 15th, 2008 · 6 Comments · Entrepreneurs

Guy Kawasaki just gave me “Reality Check.” It is a sequel to “The Art of the Start”. Contrary to most sequels, it is an extremely good one. “The Art of the Start” became the starting point of a discussion between Guy and entrepreneurs, and among entrepreneurs – reality-checking the “Art of the Start”. Great interactive […]

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