Philadelphia University Commencement Speech – May 15th 2011

Steve Blank

I am honored to be with you as we gather to celebrate your graduation from Philadelphia University. While I teach at Stanford and Berkeley, to be honest… this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation.

Philadelphia Eagles Beat Dallas Cowboys, Lose to Public Relations

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Where rules are concerned, just because you can doesn't mean you should

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Why Philadelphia Business Owners Should Consider an Executive Leadership Course

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Below are some of the main reasons Philadelphia business owners should consider an executive leadership course. Unfortunately, many Philadelphia business owners may not be performing to their full potential.

Philadelphia Joins Massachusetts in Making Salary History Questions Illegal

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Wharton Professor Peter Capelli thinks this could backfire

What the Philadelphia Soda Tax Could Mean for Your Business

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What if a product you sell suddenly got taxed? Would you care? Of course you would -- and it could happen to you

Meet the 10 Companies Proving Why It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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From marketing companies to glassblowers, these are the companies turning tons of sales in Philly

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10 Fastest-Growing Companies in Philadelphia

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Businesses that specialize in everything from online shopping to hand-crafted furniture are proving that Philly has much more to offer than just cheesesteaks

Creating a Successful Brand Ambassador Program

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If you’re interested in business topics like this, consider Philadelphia University’s online degree in business management or online Innovation MBA. Marketing Startups lululemon makers mark mercedes benz philadelphia university upward labs

This Philadelphia Company Turns Wood and Moss Into Beautiful--and Wearable--Works of Art

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At Analog Watch Company, Lorenzo Buffa is creating designs with natural materials never before used in watches, jewelry, and other products. Main Street

This Entrepreneur Turned Her $1,500 Life Savings Into a Gardening Empire

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Innovative floral designs from Graceful Gardens are transforming the urban landscape of Philadelphia

This Popup Is Selling One-Stop-Shopping Business Success

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An experiment in Center City Philadelphia offers mentoring to budding entrepreneurs

Philadelphia hospital separates conjoined 10-month-old twins

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia say they've successfully separated 10-month-old conjoined twins during an 11-hour surgery

Small Business Saturday Spotlight: Falls Flowers in Philadelphia

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Located in the historic Philadelphia neighborhood of East Falls, Falls Flowers specializes in custom, garden-style designs. Falls Flowers’ arrangements are natural and lush…with a touch of wild.

Philadelphia's week to avoid ignominy has arrived

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MIAMI (AP) — Good luck, Philadelphia

Innovating Municipal Government Culture

Steve Blank

Widder is the Vice President of Innovation and holds the Steve Blank Innovation Chair at Philadelphia University. He’s helping city government in Philadelphia become more innovative by applying Lean startup methods and Philadelphia University’s innovation curriculum.

Jetliner lands in Philadelphia after bird strike

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — No one was injured when a bird strike forced a jetliner to make an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport

There's Now a Casper for Couches

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Burrow, a startup out of Philadelphia, is following a formula to convince shoppers to buy furniture online

Father of Lakers player killed in Philadelphia

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The father of Los Angeles Lakers guard Wayne Ellington Jr. was shot and killed in Philadelphia over the weekend

Avant ready for return to Philadelphia

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jason Avant lasted far longer in Philadelphia than the No. 81 he replaced and no player received higher praise on his way out the door

The Last Marathon Of The Year

Feld Thoughts

Tomorrow I’m running the Philadelphia Marathon , which will be the sixth marathon I’ll do this year and the last one for 2011. Marathons philadelphiaThis year I’ve done marathons in Cincinnati, Madison WI, Bismarck ND, Newport RI, and St. Louis. My times have ranged from 4:47:27 to 5:24:45. Overall I’m pleased with what I’ve done, especially since I didn’t chance my normal life tempo for them.

Seven Questions For Comcast’s First Entrepreneurial Engagement Director

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A year into the role, Comcast's first director of entrepreneurial engagement reflects on best practices for corporates to engage with startups, the American Dream and Philadelphia's tech eco-system

Travel Tips: Where to Stay in Philadelphia; Bars in Philadelphia

Steve Poland

Steves Latest Twitter Update (@PoPo) : Home About Steve Poland: Risk Taker Archives Contact Travel Tips: Where to Stay in Philadelphia; Bars in Philadelphia By Steve Poland • April 30, 2008 I’m going to be visiting Philadelphia in the coming weeks and have no clue where to stay or what to do.

3 Reasons Why You Should Share Your Office

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In this conversation with Thaddeus Squire of CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia and Tayyib Smith of Pipeline Philly we explore the conversion of physical space into dynamic services

Plane from Philadelphia makes emergency landing in Raleigh

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AP) — A flight from Philadelphia to Jacksonville, Florida, made an emergency landing in Raleigh because of a report of smoke in the cockpit RALEIGH, N.C. (AP)

A Wall Around My Country and a Moat Around My Hometown

Numerate Choir

I arrived as an eighteen year old -- a boy who'd never lived outside Philadelphia, never seen the Pacific Ocean, never tasted a burrito, never played tennis outside in January. Twenty years ago this month, I moved to California. But I didn't move for the natural beauty, for the food, for the weather. Continue reading → Data

How To Build A Wildly Successful Business

Mike Michalowicz

Mike Michalowicz, Author of The Pumpkin Plan , lectured in October 2012 in Philadelphia on how to build a wildly successful business. Using strategies Michalowicz learned from colossal pumpkin farmers, entrepreneurs can grow a colossal business. It all starts with selecting the right seed.

What the NFL's Black Monday Can Teach You About Firing Employees

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The Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns botched their respective firings of head coaches Chip Kelly and Mike Pettine. Here's how to avoid their mistakes

How 'Quietstorming' Will Make Your Team More Productive

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Natalie Nixon, director of the strategic design MBA program at Philadelphia University, guarantees you''ll get input from all players within your organization if you do this

Five Below Falls Aftermarket on 2Q Sales and Outlook

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The Philadelphia-based company's stock sank $3.38, or 8.9 percent, to $34.63 aftermarket

Amazon to Offer Free Same-Day Delivery to Prime Members

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More than 1 million items will be eligible for same-day delivery in 14 metro areas including New York, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Atlanta

Guide to Creativity & Innovation Conf. Part II

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Books & Reviews Creative Problem Solving (CPS) Creativity and Self-Expression Entrepreneurial Innovation Travel American Creativity Association Andre and Judy de Zanger Drexel University Lousiville Philadelphia Sydney Australia The Amplify Festival The Idea Festival The Next Idea Creativity ConferenceAs I suspected would happen a lot of additional information has come in regarding creativity conferences.

Why Two Pro Teams in Different Sports Get Together for a Huge Offsite

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For the last two years, executives from the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers and the NHL's New Jersey Devils have come together at a joint offsite event. Here's why

Eagles-Panthers Capsule

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Philadelphia Fed Business Outlook Survey : Prior: 21.5, 4.7%) US Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index (Jan) M/M 23.6 Prior Revised: 19.7, Consensus: 16.0, Consensus Range: 12.0 to 22.2, Actual: 23.6 Housing Starts : Prior: 1.090M, Prior Revised: 1.102M, Consensus: 1.200M, Consensus Range: 1.100M to 1.275M, Actual: 1.226M Initial Jobless Claims Drop 15,000 to 234,000, vs 255,000 Estimates; Week Ended 1/7 Revised Up to 249,000 US Building Permits (Dec) M/M -0.2% vs. Exp. 1.1% (Prev.

House Republicans evaluate the FDA harshly The Philadelphia Inquirer

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08, 2011 July 08--WASHINGTON -- Is the U.S. Food and Drug Administration a bumbling bureaucracy. length of the FDA process scared away venture capitalists. Jonathan Leff, a managing director at Warburg. e-mail, or call 866-280-5210 (outside the United States, call +1 312-222-4544

College and Business Will Never Be the Same

Steve Blank

This weekend I had dinner last night with one of them – a friend who’s now the President of Philadelphia University. Philadelphia University Integrates Design, Engineering and Commerce. Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.

Tolerance and Prosperity

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

And the result was that Philadelphia became the fastest growing city in America with a vibrant economy and lifestyle. The neighboring colonies, which were initially centered around a single religion, reacted to Pennsylvania's and Philadelphia's economic success by opening up their cultural norms and becoming more tolerant as well. Yesterday, my partners and I invited Paul Romer over to USV for lunch.


Mark Birch

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Cool mural (at Avenue Scoop)

Mark Birch

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A Calling

I met Judy Wicks in 2003 in Philadelphia at a meeting of the Philadelphia Sustainable Business Network. It''s been months since my last post. Forgive me, but I''ve been, well, thinking. She encouraged me to go to an SVN conference in the Fall, and seeking like-minded entrepreneurs, I did (and seeking campaign contributions, sadly). It was there that I learned about Greyston Bakery and dozens of