Entrepreneurship

20 Strategies for Solo Social Media Success

A recent post highlighted strategies for creating an informal social media team within your organization to help carry out social media strategy. Debra Feldman was nice enough to tweet a link but gave it the frown emoticon for not being applicable to solopreneurs. I promised to create a comparable list for individuals in business for themselves. Hopefully, these twenty strategies, ...

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The Crowd of One

The Customer Segment of “Me” by Ric Merrifield I think a lot of people have seen this collision coming, where so many people want to express their individuality, but so many of the things we buy are mass-produced – it gets harder and harder in many ways for people to express their individuality without spending a fortune. Somewhat of a ...

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Rules of the HP Garage

[The garage where Hewlett and Packard started HP, 1939 photo] by Paul Williams Founders Bill Hewlett and David Packard had the right idea when they first built their company. They believed if you had passion for what you did – and did it with quality – the money will follow. This was a pretty radial idea back in the 1940s, ...

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People With Passion Drive Innovation Success

I love those truisms that people use to describe a situation. Strangely they are usually based on obvious failures, but perhaps it’s simply easier to teach people based on failure than success. Some relatively well-known truisms include: You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drinkYou can’t push a string uphillTime waits for no man I’d ...

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CEO, Entrepreneur, or Both?

Entrepreneur, CEO or Both? Which hat, or hats do you wear? CEO…that title sounds good doesn’t it? Okay, so you founded the company, but does that mean you should also be the chief executive? Did you bestow the title upon yourself simply because you had the authority to do so, or are you the right person for the job? Perhaps ...

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Influencing Your Innovation Potential

Interview – Steve Todd of “Innovate with Influence” I have the pleasure of knowing Steve Todd (the Rockette on the left), a Distinguished Engineer for EMC Corporation with a hand in generating over 140 patent applications and billions of dollars in revenue. Steve has a great sense of humor and is the author of “Innovate with Influence – tales of ...

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Optimizing Innovation – Dr. Guido Petit of Alcatel-Lucent

We are happy to bring you some of the key points and insights from Dr. Guido Petit’s talk at the Optimizing Innovation Conference, which was held October 21-22, 2009 in New York City. Dr. Guido Petit, Director of the Alcatel-Lucent Technical Academy spoke about Optimizing Innovation through Entrepreneurial Boot Camps. The program had its genesis back in 2002 after massive ...

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The Other Innovation Guru at Harvard Business School

A colleague asked me, “Who is that innovation guru at the Harvard Business School?” That’s easy: Dr. Teresa Amabile Dr. Amabile heads the Entrepreneurial Management Unit at Harvard Business School and is the only tenured professor at a top school to devote her entire research program to the study of creativity. She is one of the world’s leading voices in ...

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