Sun.Mar 04, 2012

10 Ways to Build a Business Culture Like Apple

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the big advantages of being an entrepreneur and starting your company from scratch is that you get to set the culture, which is much easier than changing the culture of an existing business. The challenge is how to do it, and how to do it right.

4 Steps to maintaining your cool when faced with stinging criticism

Escape From Cubicle Nation

Yesterday morning, I came home from giving a presentation at Laid Off Camp Chandler. I was feeling so good after spending an hour with a room full of positive and eager participants who wanted to know about starting a business.

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Venture Cyclist: Four Reasons for a Business Model

Venture Cyclist

This week at Techstars during my office hours sessions, I was asked questions by several teams which each time led to the same place: please draw a business model diagram for me. Everyone could, or said they could, but in

Mobile Rev-Share Changes Might Spark a Fire - NextWala

NextWala

I see a larger and more vibrant MVAS eco-system emerging over the next few years, driven by rev-shares changes, broadband rollout, lower data plan prices and more in-use smartphones

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Apple’s secret iPhone lock-in feature

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

If you’ve been following my twitter feed you’ll know that about a month ago I finally made the switch from AT&T to Verizon (brief conclusion: what took me so long? from my experience this month, the VZ network is vastly superior). At the same time I decided that I’d give Android a real try (I’d played around with it in the past, but never adopted it as my primary device). Enter the Galaxy Nexus.

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Singapore Could Take Regional Lead In Social Enterprise: Mechai Viravaidya

YoungUpstarts

Singapore is the best Southeast Asian country to produce and promote social entrepreneurship in the region, according to Mr Mechai Viravaidya, founder of Thailand’s Population and Community Development Association (PDA).

Brand in decline – Qantas

Start Up Blog

I’ve been loyal to Qantas for a very long time. Initially because it was superior (certainly in the post Ansett environment) more recently because of irrational reasons and lack of choice. These days are now officially over. But rather than bore you with the number of brand fails I have had to endure, I’ll share with you the catalyst event which has now resulted in my decision. Qantas regards itself as a full service airline.

Google Safe Browsing without The Browser

Code as Craft

At Etsy, we are constantly evaluating the security and safety of our members as they use the site. One way we do this is by analyzing user generated content (UGC) for possible problems. As part of the process we integrate results from the Google Safe Browsing (GSB) service. Typically this is client-side technology used by web browsers to protect the end-user from visiting dangerous websites that might serve malware or be part of a phishing scam.

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Brand in decline – Qantas

Start Up Blog

I’ve been loyal to Qantas for a very long time. Initially because it was superior (certainly in the post Ansett environment) more recently because of irrational reasons and lack of choice. These days are now officially over. But rather than bore you with the number of brand fails I have had to endure, I’ll share with you the catalyst event which has now resulted in my decision. Qantas regards itself as a full service airline.

The Technology X Games

deal architect

In my last book, The New Polymath, I used a somewhat old-fashioned literary style of a Prologue and an Epilogue. Drawing from the movie Field of Dreams I brought to life 10 Polymaths from the past – Da Vinci, Newton, The New Technology Elite

[Event] DEMO Asia: Is Being Female A Handicap?

YoungUpstarts

by Elisha Tan, founder of Learnemy. Seeing all the pitches at the recent DEMO Asia , it’s not difficult to see there were only a handful of female founders around. We this question to three female founders from Indonesia, Philippines and Singapore – it is difficult to start up being a woman?

Apple’s secret iPhone lock-in feature

Seth Levine's VC Adventure

If you’ve been following my twitter feed you’ll know that about a month ago I finally made the switch from AT&T to Verizon (brief conclusion: what took me so long? from my experience this month, the VZ network is vastly superior). At the same time I decided that I’d give Android a real try (I’d played around with it in the past, but never adopted it as my primary device). Enter the Galaxy Nexus.

London Business School | Luxury Business Plan Competition

Campus Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship education continues to evolve to meet the needs of students and the marketplace. The new luxury business plan competition at London Business School is an innovative new take on the classic bplan competition. From the Financial : Applicants from London Business School are being invited to submit business plans that demonstrate pioneering thinking and innovative approaches in the luxury sector.

First Impressions with the Lytro - DShen's Blogs

Dshen

Last week I got my Lytro from pre-order in the mail and was excited to try it out in the field. I went to the California Academy of Sciences in SF to see what it could do. About the Industrial Design. It fit well in the hand, although I

Best of the Week on Strong Opinions

Mark Birch

This week on Strong Opinions, it was food fight time.

SXSW

ConversionXL

I’ll be at SXSWi all next week and then some. If any of the readers of ConversionXL are there, would awesome to meet up. Email me peep@conversionxl.com

WORSHIP SUNDAY: One Thing by Charlie Hall - Time for some mellow.

Mark Birch

WORSHIP SUNDAY: One Thing by Charlie Hall - Time for some mellow worship this morning. Time to strip away all the excess and bring it straight home to what is all comes down to. That I may gaze upon Your beauty oh Lord That I may seek Your holy face That I may know You in an intimate way And follow after You all of my days. music rock Christian Charlie Hall One Thing Worship Sunday

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Later-Stage Pivoting: Preemptive Turnaround Management?

Launching Tech Ventures

by Jesse Garcia The challenges of a later-stage pivot are BIGGER than thoseof an early-stage pivot. Thestakes are bigger, and a company that is achieving scale has already foregone asignificant amount of flexibility and nimbleness. More than ever before in the company’s life, innovation thatis more than incremental becomes very challenging.