Below is the 6th chapter of entrepreneur and VC Bo Peabody’s book, LUCKY OR SMART: Secrets For An Entrepreneurial Life. Before you read this chapter, you might want to read a quick overview of Bo’s experience of founding his first company, Tripod: How To Start A Company In Your Dorm Room And Make $580 Million. [...]
Representing WITS Zen, I participated in IBM’s Social Business Jam. It was an online conversation (called a “Jam”), which brought together over 2,700 participants—representing corporations, academic institutions, nonprofit organizations and government agencies—to discuss social business and the ways in which it can redefine how we work in the years ahead. Participants from over 80 countries [...]
The Stanford introduced a new graduate course at Stanford called the Lean LaunchPad in January, 2011.Lean LaunchPad class was an experiment in a new model of teaching startup entrepreneurship. It was designed to bring together many of the new approaches to building a successful startup – customer development, agile development, business model generation and pivots. [...]
Marc Andreessen, a brilliant entrepreneur and co-founder and general partner of the venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz , is also co-founder and chairman of Ning. In this interesting, two-minute clip (courtesy of Stanford University’s Entrepreneurship Corner), Marc discusses the general criteria for a successful, high-tech startup.
Starting a business venture, is truly a difficult exercise, requiring lot much hard work, proper planning, funding propositions, just to list a few.At to avoid initial hiccups, risks, and financial liabilities, you look for a Co-Founder. Having said that finding a right co-founder for your start-up is not an easy task. Mark Suster , a [...]
Below is the 5th chapter of entrepreneur and VC Bo Peabody’s book, LUCKY OR SMART: Secrets For An Entrepreneurial Life. Before you read this chapter, you might want to read a quick overview of Bo’s experience of founding his first company, Tripod: How To Start A Company In Your Dorm Room And Make $580 Million. [...]
Social Business Strategy is one of the top priorities in the business agenda. In the backdrop of more and more companies leveraging social technologies, the key to success is in a social business strategy. Forrester’s Nigel Fenwick, who serves CIOs, writes, “Smart business and technology leaders will rethink business strategy to create a “social business [...]