Earlier this month, Heidi Groshelle invited me as a keynote speaker to the ExecEvent organized by Greg Duplessie — it is an exclusive networking event for industry executives focusing on the data storage marketplace. I was asked to share tips and tricks about being an executive. Vast topic! So I decided to address only one [...]
July 27th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators
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June 6th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators
Sramana Mitra, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and strategy consultant founded the 1M by 1M(One Million by One Million) program, “a framework for Capitalism 2.0,” she says, and which she “envisions as a distributed, democratic capitalism.” Here is what this means: Not everybody can, or even needs to, come to Silicon Valley to create a company. There are creative entrepreneurs [...]
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March 8th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Entrepreneurs, Talents, Innovators
Guy Kawasaki’s Enchantment is out today in the US and will be published in French by Diateino at the end of this month. To read the French version of this preface, please go to the Diateino blog. Thanks to my daughter, Sophie Delphis, for translation it into English!
Entrepreneurs, re-enchant the world!
There are people who [...]
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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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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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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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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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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. 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 portfolio companies.
Jeremy Liew [...]
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