Entrepreneurship

The Accidental Innovator

I came across the story of how the multi-Billion dollar Chipotle Mexican Grill chain was started, and some of the missions and strategies that they pursue in their business. Don't worry, all of this is leading to a connection to innovation. Where it has led me, is to an idea that I want you to consider as you look at your innovation efforts. It is the idea of Backwards Innovation. What is Backwards Innovation?

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Hult Prize Profile: SokoText

Five graduate students/ entrepreneurs from the London School of Economics are one of six finalist teams competing for $1 million in seed funding. On Monday night in New York City, the winner -- of the $1 million dollar prize -- will be announced at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative.

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Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in the UAE

For regional entrepreneurs, Startup Weekend events serve as a starting point – a way to present their idea to an audience, find other people to believe in and build their idea, and potentially be awarded a cash prize to help start their business. It’s also a chance for entrepreneurs to receive valuable feedback on the business potential of their idea, thanks to the mentors who volunteer their time to coach the teams.

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How the Lean Start-up Accelerates Innovation

My work has caused me to focus on, research and define the links between Entrepreneurship, the Lean Start-Up and how Israeli Start-Ups successfully integrate these concepts, principles and techniques to create game changing high tech companies, such as Waze, that recently sold to Google for a reported $1 billion dollars.

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Fear to Innovate

What was I doing! How could I have been so cruel and naive to not understand the differences between people’s cognitive understanding of fear and their natural resistance to having a visceral experience of it!

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