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Machine Learning Meets the Lean Startup

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Early proof-of-concept stories and media interest trigger significant publicity. Some companies take action; most don’t. SalesStash.

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Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer and Why He Still Has His Job at Apple

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It wasn’t that Microsoft didn’t have smart engineers working on search, media, mobile and cloud. Rarely does it regain its former glory.

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Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer and Why He Still Has His Job at Apple

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It wasn’t that Microsoft didn’t have smart engineers working on search, media, mobile and cloud. Rarely does it regain its former glory.

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Intel Disrupted: Why large companies find it difficult to innovate, and what they can do about it

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In the 21 st century it’s harder for large corporations to create disruptive breakthroughs. What’s holding large companies back? Lessons Learned.

Machine Learning Meets the Lean Startup

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Early proof-of-concept stories and media interest trigger significant publicity. Some companies take action; most don’t. SalesStash.

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Clusters, Class, Culture and Unfair Advantages

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Detroit is an automotive cluster, Hollywood an entertainment cluster, New York City for media and financial services, etc. Limited Horizons.

Innovation Outposts and The Evolution of Corporate R&D

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The last 40 years have seen an explosive adoption of new technologies (social media, telecom, life sciences, etc.) —-. In the U.S.

The Path of Our Lives

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“ Some men see things as they are and say, why; I dream things that never were and say, why not ?”. An Enemy Attack May Make Your Stay Here Unpleasant.

Pioneering Women in Venture Capital: Kathryn Gould

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I met Kathryn Gould longer ago than either of us want to admit. She was twice as smart and just as tough as the guys. Her response? ——-.

Hacking for Defense (H4D) @ Stanford – Week 3

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Team Narrative Mind is trying to understand, disrupt, and counter adversaries’ use of social media. This post is a continuation of the series.

Hacking for Defense (H4D) @ Stanford – Week 3

Steve Blank

Team Narrative Mind is trying to understand, disrupt, and counter adversaries’ use of social media. This post is a continuation of the series.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 41: Chris Schroeder and Andy Cunningham

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Chris Schroeder , Internet/media CEO, venture investor and author of Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East. What ended up happening, however, was we were eventually subsumed under the traditional media business. But you must find ways to check those realities. Hubris can kill it. Chris Schroeder.

Hacking for Defense @ Stanford – Week 7

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NarrativeMind is developing tools that will optimize discovery and investigation of adversary communication trends on social media, allowing the U.S.

ESADE Business School Commencement Speech

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President Bieto, Dean Sauquet, members of the faculty, distinguished guests, and ladies and gentlemen….Thank How about any Nokia phones? And Nokia? 

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Hacking for Defense @ Stanford – Week 4

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The sponsor’s brief to the team is to figure out how to understand, disrupt, and counter adversaries’ use of social media. See slide 2.)

Hacking for Defense @ Stanford – Week 4

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The sponsor’s brief to the team is to figure out how to understand, disrupt, and counter adversaries’ use of social media. See slide 2.)

When Product Features Disappear – Amazon, Apple and Tesla and the Troubled Future for 21st Century Consumers

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For software, gone are the days of having to buy a new version of physical media (disks or CD’s.) Google – Well It Looks Better. What to Do.

Hacking for Defense @ Stanford – Week 6

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We just held our sixth week of the Hacking for Defense class. This post is a continuation of the series. See all the H4D posts here. Pivots.

Hacking for Defense @ Stanford – Week 6

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We just held our sixth week of the Hacking for Defense class. This post is a continuation of the series. See all the H4D posts here. Pivots.

Why Real Learning is Outside the Building, Not Demo Day

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Here’s the story of one such team; Jonathan Wylie, Lakshmi Shivalingaiah and the Evoke team. Here’s how that happened. Not quite…. Out of the Building.

China Startups – The Gold Rush and Fire Extinguishers (Part 5 of 5)

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The Chinese Social Media Landscape diagram below from Resonance does a great job of illustrating the players in the Chinese market. Land Rush.

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Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 40: Stan Gloss and Matt Armstead

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Next on Entrepreneurs are Everywhere : Chris Schroeder , Internet/media CEO, venture investor and author of “ Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East ” and Andy Cunningham , founder and CEO of Cunningham Collective. A lot of people, especially in the Midwest, will spend their time thinking too small.

Guns and Cyber Security

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The online world can be a dangerous place for the unprepared.  And it’s just going to get worse. —-. Hacking and Cyber Security. Lessons Learned.

Clusters, Class, Culture and Unfair Advantages

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Detroit is an automotive cluster, Hollywood an entertainment cluster, New York City for media and financial services, etc. Limited Horizons.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 40: Stan Gloss and Matt Armstead

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Next on Entrepreneurs are Everywhere : Chris Schroeder , Internet/media CEO, venture investor and author of “ Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East ” and Andy Cunningham , founder and CEO of Cunningham Collective. A lot of people, especially in the Midwest, will spend their time thinking too small.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 26: Javier Saade and Hillary Hartley

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He also co-founded three companies: a broadcasting network, Air America Media, a solar energy company, Atenergy and a branding agency, Brand Maestro.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 41: Chris Schroeder and Andy Cunningham

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Chris Schroeder , Internet/media CEO, venture investor and author of Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East. What ended up happening, however, was we were eventually subsumed under the traditional media business. But you must find ways to check those realities. Hubris can kill it. Chris Schroeder.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 18: Sarah Calhoun and Steve Sims

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Everyone was in the media going, “Oh, that’s so exclusive. Sarah Calhoun. Steve Sims. And download any of the past shows here.).

Part 2 of Episode 6 on Sirius XM Channel 111: Steve Weinstein and Venk Shukla

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MovieLabs is researching how to redefine the movie experience, advance content distribution, and understand media consumers. Virtual reality.

Hacking for Diplomacy at the State Department – Breakthroughs, breakdowns and relentlessly direct critiques

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Time flies. Some teams have produced surprising and delightful minimum viable products (MVPs)  — one is a simple T-shirt, another is an app.

Why Facebook is Killing Silicon Valley

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Facebook and Social Media. Today, social media startups can return 100’s of millions or even billions in less than 3 years. Instead, the investor money is moving to social media. This time the pot of gold of social media may permanently change that story. Kennedy, September 1962. Innovation. And who can blame them.

Hacking for Defense (H4D) @ Stanford – Week 2

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Team Narrative Mind is trying to understand, disrupt, and counter adversaries’ use of social media. This post is a continuation of the series.

Hacking for Defense (H4D) @ Stanford – Week 2

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Team Narrative Mind is trying to understand, disrupt, and counter adversaries’ use of social media. This post is a continuation of the series.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 24: Drew Silverstein and Craig Kanarick

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Craig also co-founded Razorfish Studios, a media and entertainment company, producing books, films, TV shows, albums and websites. .

Zhongguancun in Beijing – China’s Silicon Valley (Part 4 of 5)

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Startups here are primarily in what they call the TMT (Technology, Media and Telecommunications) segment. Entrepreneurship in Beijing. billion.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 12: Andrew Breen and David Binetti

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Andrew Breen has spent 20+ years developing products and services for mobile, enterprise, e-commerce, media and education companies. Go do it.”    

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 6: Al Milukas, and Zahra Aljabri and James Faghmous

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… (We used) social media (to create demand) … mostly Facebook. Sometimes your passion is what you think about outside your day job.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 32: Evangelos Simoudis and Ashok Srivastava

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Innovation outposts in Silicon Valley allow big companies to sense and respond to rapid changes in technology. Ashok N. Ashok Srivastava. Ashok N.

China’s Torch Program – the glow that can light the world (Part 2 of 5)

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These incubators are mostly clustered in the eastern coastal regions, and disproportionately target TMT (Technology Media and Telecom) and Biotech.

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Hacking for Defense @ Stanford – Week 5

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NarrativeMind is developing tools that will optimize discovery and investigation of adversary communication trends on social media, allowing  the  U.S.