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Content Curation at Work: Startupery - A Library of Startup Best-Practices Curated by True Subject Matter Experts

Content Curation at Work: Startupery - A Library of Startup Best-Practices Curated by True Subject Matter Experts | Change Leadership Watch | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
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Take start-ups & entrepreneurs, add content curation by SMEs, subject matter experts, viola!  It's a handy resource worth a good look to support entrepreneurs and the growth of their companies.  ~  D

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Robin Good's curator insight, July 12, 6:34 AM



Startupery is a new online resource which organizes and curates best-practices, strategy advice, tips and methods for business startups.


The present library currently comprises over 500 hundred resources organized under 372 topics by 12 selected "experts", which include, among others, Fred Wilson (Vevnture Capitalist), Eric Ries (The Lean Startup), Chris Dixon (Investor) and Brad Feld (Early Stage Investor / Entrepreneur). 


For each expert you will find a page outlining his profile and presenting, in a categorized fashion, a selected number of sources suggested by him.


"For years, and now more than ever, startup founders, investors and operators have been sharing advice on how to succeed in business. From personal blogs to up-and-coming publications, this advice has been scattered and often hard to find when you need it mostStartup{ery is a library for this advice, giving each resource and the important topics that they cover a home on the internet."


An excellent and well-organized resource hub for startups, Simple, easy to navigate and staffed by a highly reputable set of subject-matter-experts / curators.

A great example of the value that content curation can bring to just about any field, where there is lot of precious information scattered around and which can greatly benefit from competent and trusted "organizers". 


Free to use.



Startupery: http://startupery.com/ 


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Pierre Dejean's curator insight, July 12, 7:16 AM

Great content about Start-up ! 

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Dampening High-Tech Dynamism Demonstrates Need to Reignite Entrepreneurial Economy | Kauffman.org

Dampening High-Tech Dynamism Demonstrates Need to Reignite Entrepreneurial Economy | Kauffman.org | Change Leadership Watch | Scoop.it
A new white paper from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation shows sustained declines in business dynamism across a wide swath of the U.S. economy, including the high-tech sector that has been critical for sparking economic growth in recent decades.

   

Click here to open a window to access the report.

    

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This post features the Kaufman report and ties into the previous ScoopIt by one of its co-authors explaining dynamism and its impact on the economy.  ~  D

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Michigan Today » RESULTS: The state of Entrepreneurship 2014

Michigan Today » RESULTS:  The state of Entrepreneurship 2014 | Change Leadership Watch | Scoop.it

Michigan venture capital vs. national venture capital

Growing entrepreneurship is a major goal of the state, and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is seeing results.

Relative to the national landscape, from 2008-12, the Michigan venture capital community has demonstrated strong growth, while the national venture capital landscape has contracted over the same time period.

The MEDC offers millions in grants and loans to in-state ventures, often working through venture capital and private equity partners.



Paula Sorrell, managing director of entrepreneurship and innovation for the MEDC, sees a wide range of startups in the state, including medical devices, biotech, IT, and advanced materials.



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This is great news for Michigan and SE Michigan in particular.  There is a way to help deal with the brain drain of talent leaving Michigan and entrepreneurs are an essential part of it.   
      
See photos from the recent ACE 2014 Entrepreneurs Collaborative here. 

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Ready to Challenge Caution & Risk? Focus Limits Firms Owned by Women

Ready to Challenge Caution & Risk?  Focus Limits Firms Owned by Women | Change Leadership Watch | Scoop.it

If women start more companies than men, why do so many more of those companies stay small? Caution, lack of the right kind of networks and a focus on income generation rather than wealth generation seem to be key factors.


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...economic conditions don't explain why woman-owned businesses, regardless of location, tend to grow more slowly and plateau sooner than those owned by men, said Jeff Bergeron, managing partner in Ernst & Young's Detroit office. 


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...lack of access to capital is a primary hindrance to many woman-owned businesses.

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...Paula Sorrell, managing director of entrepreneurial services for the Michigan Economic Development Corp., said lack of access to capital is a primary hindrance to many woman-owned businesses.

"Everybody is treated the same when they come to the state for assistance," she said. "Where there is a gap is in private equity funding for woman-owned businesses. Generally, this is because most private equity is run by men." 

However, the gap is starting to be at least partly addressed in Michigan, Sorrell said. 

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

There seems to be a line to be crossed by women-owned firms who want to size up to be successful.  There are layers of lessons here about risk, caution, structure, family and more.

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Elon Musk: The mind behind Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity ...

Entrepreneur Elon Musk is a man with many plans. The founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX sits down with TED curator Chris Anderson to share details about what's next.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

A TED talk that has made it to the list, "15 TED Talks That Will Change Your Life," belongs on this stream, and goes with a previous post here a few days ago.  ~  Deb

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, July 22, 2013 10:24 AM

Shared from my Change Leadership Watch as a companion to another innovation post about Elon Musk on this stream.

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Entreprenuers Can Be Anyone, Take Action, Deal with Failure, Push: Professor Saras Sarasvathy > Big Think

Entreprenuers Can Be Anyone, Take Action, Deal with Failure, Push:  Professor Saras Sarasvathy > Big Think | Change Leadership Watch | Scoop.it

Listen to a video of Associate Professor, Darden School of Business, at University of Virginia discussing entrepreneurial  and "effectuation", principles.


She also covers:

  • How Good Business Goes Bad
  • Innovation
  • A Little Recession  (the place of failure)
  • Business Success
  • Effectuation, the Entrepreneurial Method 
  • Seeing the World through Entrepreneurial  Glasses
  • The Entrepreneur in Us All


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

You can find articles on professor Saras Sarasvathy work, but the best wasy to understand her is to listen to her live.  She shares a passion for entrepreneurship in her voice and expression that is helpful to experience and from which to learn.  

I listed her as the key resource in my recent SlideShare presentation:  

Think like an Entrepreneur: Be Anti-Fragile No Matter Where You Work . ~  Deb

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, June 25, 6:31 AM
You can find articles on professor Saras Sarasvathy work, but the best was to understand her gems on thinking as an entrepreneur is to listen to her live.  She shares a passion for entrepreneurship in her voice and expression that is helpful that brings "effectuation" principles of business to life.


I listed her as the key resource in my recent presentation to the American Business Women's Association, the Maia Chapter, here:

Think like an Entrepreneur: Be Anti-Fragile No Matter Where You Work


~  Deb

Marie Jeffery's curator insight, June 26, 5:24 AM

Great presentation on thinking like an entrepreneur, shared by Deb Nystrom.

 

www.kminstitute.org

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High-Tech Sector is Losing its Dynamism, Affects Job Creation > Kaufman Report 2014

High-Tech Sector is Losing its Dynamism, Affects Job Creation > Kaufman Report 2014 | Change Leadership Watch | Scoop.it

Surprising news:  New firms account for a smaller share of the tech sector than in previous decades. > HBR Blog & a recent Kaufman report.


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....the pace of job creation has been on a persistent decline. 

     

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America’s high-tech sector has become less dynamic and less entrepreneurial in the last decade via  a recent Kauffman Foundation report writer Ian Hathaway co-authored.


...The high-tech sector is experiencing a consolidation of activity away from young firms into more mature ones, and the pace of job creation has been on a persistent decline. ....high-tech companies have been well-represented among the fastest growing firms in the past few years, the high-tech sector–like the rest of the economy–is less dynamic overall.



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....Business dynamism involves...new and superior ideas replace existing and inferior ones, while more productive firms usurp less productive ones.

   
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...Business dynamism involves measuring ...businesses ...being formed, growing, shrinking, and closing....churning: jobs are created while others are destroyed, and some workers move into new roles as others seek to replace them. New and superior ideas replace existing and inferior ones, while more productive firms usurp less productive ones.


...Entrepreneurs also play an outsized role in new job creation. While older and larger firms account for the substantial majority of employment levels, new and growing young firms drive net new job creation overall.


....Research has firmly established that this process of “creative destruction” fuels productivity growth, making it indispensable to our sustained economic prosperity. ...a more dynamic economy is a key to higher growth.


Read the full blog post here


Photo credit, thenext28days on Flickr, ccc.

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The business dynamism or creative dynamism of which Ian Hathaway speaks seems has a kinship to Anti-Fragile concepts, especially, how  "new and superior ideas replace existing and inferior ones, while more productive firms usurp less productive ones."  ~  D

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Universities Embracing ‘Incubators’ Role with Tech Start-ups

Universities Embracing ‘Incubators’ Role with Tech Start-ups | Change Leadership Watch | Scoop.it

 "Hundreds of US colleges and universities have created incubators, aiming to provide a different kind of educational experience, and a chance for a successful company."


 

Excerpts:
 

Just before graduating from the University of Michigan, Calvin Schemanski began his start-up.

 

With two classmates, he got free office space on campus and $7,500 in funding from the university’s student startup accelerator, TechArb.

 

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 “there is a good support network” of professors and mentors to help students and new graduates get their startups going."

    

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The project, a restaurant recommendation app called MyFab5 using a “favorites” formula, is now preparing a national launch.

 

The project is among dozens at Michigan and thousands across the United States getting help from “incubators” at US colleges and universities, often with a dream of launching the new Facebook or Google.

 

“There’s a real spark of entrepreneurship on campus,” said Schemanski, who graduated in 2012 with a business degree.

 

...The 23-year-old, who had begun his own pedicab service as a freshman, acknowledged that “it’s definitely a sacrifice” to work nights and weekends on these projects while other students attend parties and football games."

 

But he said “there is a good support network” of professors and mentors to help students and new graduates get their startups going."

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc, U-M Human Resource Development
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Universities have been seen as staid, behind the times ivory towers.  With declining state funding at publics & escalating costs everwhere, there is an entrepreneurial spirit entering the academic halls, and this is witness to it. ~  D

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Carrie Davis Childerston's curator insight, December 4, 2013 6:03 AM

From Pedi Cabs to Restaurent Apps.. this U of M grad is one to watch.

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Entrepreneurs Reframe Failure as Intentional Iteration - Adapt the Idea & Live?

Entrepreneurs Reframe Failure as Intentional Iteration - Adapt the Idea & Live? | Change Leadership Watch | Scoop.it

Failure.  It’s a harsh word.  No one enjoys failure.  No one ever really says, “Hey, I really want to fail today so I can learn.”  

Yet failure is an inevitable part of human existence and it plays a central role in the mindset of an entrepreneur.  Without failure there is little forward progress; without failure innovation is rather incremental; without failure there is no reason to celebrate success.

Entrepreneurs are taught to embrace and expect failure because the entrepreneurial path is rarely smooth or predictable.  Failure in this context, however, is not business failure.  Who wants that?  The fear of business failure paralyzes even the best potential entrepreneurs. 

Failure in the entrepreneurial vernacular is reframed as intentional iteration and experimentation.  It’s not failure in the catastrophic sense.  Failure is simply a portfolio of setbacks, false starts, wrong turns, and mistakes that are expected and tolerated because the entrepreneur purposefully iterates in order to gather new, relevant, and timely information. 


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There is one fundamental truth in entrepreneurship.  All ideas change.

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Through iteration entrepreneurs seek not to kill an idea but to make it better, and this happens through an anticipated cycle of pivoting and adapting.
 


There is one fundamental truth in entrepreneurship.  All ideas change.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Failure vs. Iteration?  Yes, makes sense to me.


However,  I just attended an interdisciplinary lecture by Professor Howard E. Aldrich referencing his paper, Lost In Translation: Celebrating Entrepreneurship While Acknowledging Its Costs.  I was stymied that he was posing this question at the end of his lecture as a policy question:  Too many entrepreneurs or too many failures?

His line of thinking is based on the high 5 year failure rate, 50%, of entrepreneurial businesses.    In my own town, the Ann Arbor Observer monthly journal posts a success / failure rate of local businesses in its business roundup.


A student asked, at the end of the lecture, "Too many marriages or too many divorces?"   His question gets closer to the gist of the curious framing of professor Aldrich's work.  


Aldrich offers that his research includes that entrepreneurs try a business idea once, and if the business fails, they do not try again.   Really?   I don't see this line of research ~ fail once and that's it ~ mentioned in the companion article for the ICOS lecture that was held at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.  I will look into this further in due time.  If you have a resource, please share!  ~  Deb


Reference:    http://icos.umich.edu/sites/icos6.cms.si.umich.edu/files/lectures/SEJ%20lost%20in%20translation.pdf 

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25 Entrepreneur Leaders Who Changed Business as We Knew It, including LinkedIn founder Hoffman | Forbes

25 Entrepreneur Leaders Who Changed Business as We Knew It, including LinkedIn founder Hoffman | Forbes | Change Leadership Watch | Scoop.it

"Don’t accept the world as you find it," from Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn and Silicon Valley’s most prominent angel investor today.


Change leaders would do well to review the new book by John A. Byrne, World Changers: 25 Entrepreneurs Who Changed Business as We Knew It.


John is the former executive editor of BusinessWeek, editor in chief of Fast Company, and associate editor at Forbes. He co-authored the New York Times bestseller “Straight from the Gut” with former GE Chairman, Jack Welch.


In this interview for Forbes, John talks about the biggest challenges leaders have when building companies.


Excerpt:

Name the single most important piece of advice that is consistent among all of your interviews?


Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn and Silicon Valley’s most prominent angel investor today, says it best:


  • Don’t accept the world as you find it. Figure out how you want the world to be and then decide if you can do something to make it so.
  • That’s what all of these exceptional entrepreneurs have done. They’ve invented products or services that they strongly feel needs to exist, and then they’ve invested all of themselves to make it happen.


Surprisingly, in many cases, that investment of self often has huge personal costs because one’s devotion to an idea has to be obsessive and all encompassing for it to be in the category of changing the world.


John is the founder and chief executive of C-Change Media, a digital media company creating niche business websites that combine original, high-quality content, with curation and community to gain distinction and competitive advantage of the Internet.

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