My post on Product>Strategy>Business Model got a lot of comments and other reactions out there on the social web and from that I realized that many confuse strategy and tactics. And so I thought I would attempt to define strategy...
Business strategy for #Startups: Distinguishing between strategy and tactics (a very common pitfall)
Justin Gignac is a New York City based artist and entrepreneur. He began selling garbage in 2001 after a co-worker challenged the importance of package design. To prove them wrong, he set out to find something that no one would ever buy, and package it to sell. Looking around the dirty streets of Times Square, garbage was the perfect answer. Twelve years later, over 1,400 NYC Garbage cubes have been sold and now reside in 30 countries around the world.
European Commission - Innovation Union - Home Page - European Union Women Innovators prize.
After a successful first edition in 2011, the European Commission has launched the second edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators to reward three women who have achieved outstanding innovations and brought them to market.
The contest is open until 15 October 2013, 5:00 pm (Brussels time) to all women who have founded or co-founded their company and who have at some point of their careers benefitted from the EU's research framework programmes or the Competitiveness and Innovation framework programme.
The first prize is EUR 100.000, second prize EUR 50.000 and the third prize EUR 25.000.
Obviously Silicon Valley still ranks in at the top. That’s quickly followed by Tel Aviv which came in second. Many actually refer to Israel as the “startup country,” although most of their startup activity is concentrated in Tel Aviv.
Somewhere between grade school and junior high, we stop making things.
This has been one of my dreams that I would like to see implemented for GR. A great way to get kids in #schools engaged & their #innovation juices running. Spark Truck co-founder Jason Chua says: “Our favorite age range to work with is 7-13 years old, because this is the range when opportunities to create and explore in school diminish, and pressure to conform and fit into standardized systems and tests increases,” writes Chua. “We want to make sure that fun, open-ended opportunities are made available to kids as they move through school and life because this is what helps kids get over their fear of failure and grow confidence in their abilities to be creative and work through tough problems.”
I hold a strong view that there is a lot that the corporate world can learn from startups, but that there is also a lot that startups can learn from the corporate world, particularly when it comes to scaling.
oDesk Launches Upstarts, a Global Startup Accelerator Partnership Program With Members Including Seedcamp, Hub:raum, and StartX New Program Will Help Startups Hire Freelancers via the Internet, Empowering Entrepreneurs With Access to the Skills...
We recently shared with the Lean Impact community how the team at Mightybytes used Lean Startup principles to launch EcoGrader, a free online tool which grades websites on their environmental sustainability and impact.
People sometimes laugh when I call the Obama campaign a start up. But when you think about it, it really was. In May of 2011, there were less that 50 of us working as a team in a massive, mostly empty office in Chicago, thinking about the organization...
One of the most pernicious problems in a space full of them (K12 CS Ed) is the lack of young women interested in and taking advantage of classes on software engineering. Thankfully there are some people doing things to attack...
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