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How to test, validate, and bring your idea to market, by Sramana Mitra

September 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Entrepreneurs

I already spoke twice about Sramana Mitra – the reality is that she writes a lot and here she is again with the third volume of Entrepreneur Journeys: Entrepreneur Journeys v.3: Positioning: How To Test, Validate, And Bring Your Idea To Market. Sramana chooses four domains for this book: Going Vertical, Cloud Computing, Collaboration and Content […]

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Eric Hautemont: Days of Wonder – an entrepreneur is an entrepreneur is an entrepreneur!

February 11th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators

Eric Hautemont – he is a high tech guy with an MS in AI and Applied Maths, who decided to launch Days of Wonder, a board game company – yes a traditional board game company, just as if we were in Persia or Egypt back in 3500 BC, and this, in the heart of Silicon […]

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Eric Benhamou’s course at INSEAD: From start-up to Fortune 500

January 9th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Entrepreneurs

Eric Benhamou started to teach at INSEAD, one of the world’s leading business schools, in 2003. He recently completed his fifth year. “I am just beginning to get a feel of what it is to be a professor there, and every year, I enjoy it more,” he says. You have an impressive arsenal of degrees, and […]

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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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Non-stop startups: UMS, a noticeable NPO

November 19th, 2008 · No Comments · Entrepreneurs

Non-profit organizations (NPO) are all the more fascinating as they must be, if not “profitable,” at least capable of operating on budget and offer some form of moral earnings and satisfaction to their patrons. Just as any business, they must show real numbers in order to justify their existence and the continued involvement of donors […]

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