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A Refresher on Price Elasticity

A Refresher on Price Elasticity | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Setting the right price for your product or service is hard. In fact, determining price is one of the toughest things a marketer has to do, in large part because it has such a big impact on the company’s bottom line.
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In a time of disruption and shrinking margins in many industries, the proper focus on revenue managment and pricing can lead to revenue optimisation. An often mis-understood and under valued disciplined. 

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Anxiety Ruled This Lawyer's Life. Until He Tried Meditation.

Anxiety Ruled This Lawyer's Life. Until He Tried Meditation. | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
A 500-square-foot Midtown studio in New York City is quietly becoming a temple for the anxious, the overworked and the curious. There are 26 seats.

From inside the studio windows, you peer over tax
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It is becoming more common in the business world to use meditation as a tool to help to navigate in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complicated and Ambiguous world.

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Collaborating Online Is Sometimes Better than Face-to-Face

Collaborating Online Is Sometimes Better than Face-to-Face | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
If you’re embracing online collaboration as a necessary evil — the only way to work with an increasingly dispersed team of global or remote workers, for example — then you’re doing it wrong.
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We have to get past online vs face-to-face collaboration as one being better than the other, they compliment each other and are useful in different contexts.

Online collaboration releases the potential of a 24/7, diverse, and flexible workplace.

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7 Leading Accelerators For Overseas Startups Coming To Silicon Valley

7 Leading Accelerators For Overseas Startups Coming To Silicon Valley | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Silicon Valley has become the epicenter of the startup universe, and with that comes a virtual tsunami of startups from all parts of the globe.  These young companies are flocking to the home of Uber, Snapchat and Airbnb for a chance to change the world.  They need venture funding, business [...]
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Foreign start-ups coming to Silicon Valley have different needs and it is important to find an Accelerator who understands this.

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A Beautiful Visual Explaining The Internet of Things ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Beautiful Visual Explaining The Internet of Things ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it

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A good graphic illustration showing the enormous impact and potential in "The Internet of Things" Let there be no doubt how this will impact our future.

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Anna Hu 's curator insight, November 27, 2014 10:19 PM

the discrepancies in the predictions are fascinating

Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, December 2, 2014 10:36 AM

Love this. 

Intelishift's curator insight, December 2, 2014 11:31 AM

10 things you need to know about the Internet of Things.

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How Millennials Are Impacting Leadership

The leadership paradigm shift has only just begun. Here's how you can prepare and make the most of it.
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The ability to connect and collaborate lies deep within the DNA of Millennials. The new demands that they will place on traditional leadership models in the workplace will be profound.

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8 Things Entrepreneurial People Do Differently

8 Things Entrepreneurial People Do Differently | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurship goes beyond Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, and Garrett Camp, and it embodies something bigger than Twitter and WhatsApp. Entrepreneurship is a mindset, an attitude, and a lifestyle adopted by people who aren't satisfied with the status ...
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"Entrepreneurship is not about building the next Facebook it is an approach to life that favours creativity over conformity and action over inaction"

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Know Yourself. Face Your Fear. Follow Your Heart.

Know Yourself. Face Your Fear. Follow Your Heart. | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Regret is the most tragic thing in life. Here’s how to avoid looking back, shaking your head, and saying, 'Wish I knew then what I know now.'
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Gosh, what can I say: "Know Yourself. Face Your Fear. Follow Your Heart." says it all.

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Think Like an Entrepreneur - Creative Line Of Thinking Illustrated

Think Like an Entrepreneur - Creative Line Of Thinking Illustrated | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
This infographic shows the entrepreneurial line of thinking. Unlearn what school taught you. See if you think like an entrepreneur or like a student.
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I see parallels with why learning another language can be more difficult as you get older, because we get conditioned to see or interpret the world in a routine way and have difficulty readjusting.

As you embark on a new adventure, trust your instincts and find ways to see the world through different eyes.

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Top 13 Startups That Killed It In 2013

Top 13 Startups That Killed It In 2013 | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
While the year 2013 might already be starting to feel like a distant memory, it certainly gave us some exciting startup companies likely to disrupt the way we look at the world in 2014.
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The Rhyming Pitch

Inisghts from Daniel Pink`s book To Sell is Human. Interesting video on the positive effects of rhyming a sales pitch.

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In a hitch, may want to ryme that pitch.

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Top VCs Predict Where They'll Invest Their Money In 2014

Top VCs Predict Where They'll Invest Their Money In 2014 | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
With the new year on the minds of tech companies and investors alike, it's time to look back on 2013's startup crazes and forecast what'll be the next wave in tech for 2014.
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Focus on Winning Either Hearts or Minds

Focus on Winning Either Hearts or Minds | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
We’ve all heard the axiom that to persuade others effectively, we have to win both the hearts and minds of our audience. For people who are naturally persuasive (or overwhelmingly charismatic) this comes naturally.
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As in many things, trying to do everything can be least effective. This underlines the importance of knowing your audience and understanding you own strengths when presenting a product or idea.

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5 Top Entrepreneurs and Their Signature Body Language Moves

5 Top Entrepreneurs and Their Signature Body Language Moves | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it

Being a great leader isn't just about what you say. It's also about how you say it.

 

That's why successful founders are also masters of body language: Whether it's a positive gesture like giving two thumbs up, or a power pose like standing with your arms crossed, people tend to move in ways that reflect their personality and style. 

 

Inc. spoke with Carol Kinsey Goman, a body language coach and author of several books on the subject, including The Silent Language of Leaders, to discern the meaning of specific body movements. Goman points out that even the most powerful speech can be compromised by overly "warm" nonverbal cues, like nodding too much or smiling to take the edge off a negative comment. Be careful with these, as they can undermine your credibility.   

 

Instead, you should look to the positive gestures that many successful entrepreneurs have already adopted.


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7 Traits of Companies on the Fast Track to International Growth

7 Traits of Companies on the Fast Track to International Growth | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Position your company for global success.
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International growth is a mindset that starts at the C-level. This is further strengthened if the C-level team is characterised by diversity and International backgrounds.

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A Master Networker Shares His Top 20 Networking Tips

A Master Networker Shares His Top 20 Networking Tips | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Jon Levy has built a network that includes celebrities, executives, and Nobel laureates. Here's how he did it.

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"If you're a giver, then you build quality relationships, and with those relationships you're exposed to opportunity over the long term,"

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Anita's curator insight, February 16, 2015 11:52 AM

Excellent reminders on how to build enduring relationships.

Nefi Israel Huchim Ek's curator insight, April 24, 2015 5:37 PM

Tips para networking

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Communication Tips for Global Virtual Teams

Communication Tips for Global Virtual Teams | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
One of my designers lives in Turkmenistan. Every day, he wakes up to email and assignments to create beautiful front-end designs from our commercial team in New York and San Francisco.
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Top 5 Slideshare Marketing Tips | Convince and Convert

Top 5 Slideshare Marketing Tips | Convince and Convert | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it

One of my favorite social marketing activities right now is creating Slideshare presentations. Slideshare is a directory of presentations. Think of it as YouTube, but for Powerpoint._

 

I really love creating short (read: easily consumable) but informative Slideshares (view example) and then socializing them with my networks. The presentations have been very effective content marketing pieces for me, and they can be for you as well....


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Slideshare is really a powerful tool to communicate a message, and more and more are starting to understand its value

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, October 4, 2014 3:53 AM

Kristina Allen offers practical SlideShare presentation tips.

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Slideshare Marketing Tips.

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aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

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Education Needs to Factor In Entrepreneurship

Education Needs to Factor In Entrepreneurship | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Nearly every debate about the “value” of a college degree is based on two questions: “Is college worth it?” and “Does someone with a degree earn more than someone without one?
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In an increasingly globalised world the education system as well as policy needs to support value creation through entrepreneurship. 

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, June 23, 2014 8:48 AM

Good article. Interesting to see that 88% of Millenials want to work for Startups. Also glad to see that Harvard calls business "Value creation".

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Billionaire Jack Ma teaches you how to be successful in life and business - Vulcan Post

Billionaire Jack Ma teaches you how to be successful in life and business - Vulcan Post | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Billionaire Jack Ma, the founder and ex-CEO of Alibaba Group, as well as one of the most successful Chinese Internet entrepreneurs, shares his wealth of experiences. Jack Ma: The mistake I regretted the most In 2001, I made a mistake. I told 18 of my fellow comrades whom embarked on the entrepreneurship journey with me that the highest positions they could go was a managerial role. To fill all our Vice President and Senior Executive positions, we would have to hire from external parties. Years later, those I hired were gone, but those whom I doubted their abilities became Vice Presidents or Directors. I believe in two principles: Your attitude is more important than your capabilities. Similarly, your decision is more important than your capabilities! Jack Ma: You cannot unify everyone’s thoughts, but you can unify everyone through a common goal. Don’t even trust that you are able to unify what everyone is thinking; it is impossible. 30% of all people will never believe you. Do not allow your colleagues and employees to work for you. Instead, let them work for a common goal. It is a lot easier to unite the company under a common goal rather than uniting ...
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Some very interesting views from one of the most successful entrepreneurs, not only in China but the world. He shares a very simple, pragmatic and human approach to being a leader and an entrepreneur.

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The Daily Routines of 7 Famous Entrepreneurs and How to Design Your Own Master Routine - - The Buffer Blog

The Daily Routines of 7 Famous Entrepreneurs and How to Design Your Own Master Routine - - The Buffer Blog | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Our daily routines can make a huge difference to how healthy, happy and productive we are. I’ve recently tried adjusting my own routine in the hopes of getting more done and wasting less time in-between tasks or activities.
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Every successful Entrepreneur has a routine and the routines vary as much as the people do, but what is important is that you find a routine that is right for you.

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How to Balance Your Personal and Professional Presence Online

How to Balance Your Personal and Professional Presence Online | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Four tips for successfully blending the personal with the professional on social networks.
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Gives some really good insight and tips on walking the fine line of social media. How to show you are a human being, how to respect that it is a "socia"l media not a "sales" media, and how not to cross the line of you as private person. 

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How to be a badass entrepreneur in 2014

How to be a badass entrepreneur in 2014 | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it

Every year we’re told the same things, we establish the same goals.We try to lose the same amount of weight, aspire to the same boring stuff. Forget about boring stuff. Forget about boring goals.

 

 

So here are the five simple steps to becoming a total badass in 2014.

 

1. Make a list of all the toxic people in your life. Then eliminate them. 

 

Get a pen and a paper. Now write down the names of your 10 or 20 closest friends. Think about the contribution of each one of those friends to your life. Are they adding value? Are they being good friends? Are they encouraging you to pursue lofty goals? Or are they simply discouraging you from pursuing your dreams? If the former, please keep them. If the latter – which, believe you me, is the norm – eliminate them at once. Delete them from your Facebook right now. Delete them from your life. You say, “But, Pedro, you don’t understand.” You are right, I don’t. And I don’t care. Stop making excuses. They have already drained too much productive energy from you with their toxic personalities and problems. Now it’s time for you to shine. And no, you won’t be lonely. Once you cut those people from your life, you’ll make room for great people to show up. You attract what you are. Be the person you’d wish to have by your side.

 

2. Put yourself in a ridiculously uncomfortable situation.


In 2005, at the age of 15, I came to the United States without being able to speak a single word of English. Really, not a single word. At school, someone had the bright idea of placing me in an advanced English class. Even though I had no idea what was going on, the simple act of being there, uncomfortably there, made all the difference. I was forced to grow. If I didn’t learn English fast, I was going to flunk. So I got to work.

 

3. Do less of something and learn how to say no. 

 

Have you noticed how people want to spend your time more than you do? There is always a new request, always something else to do. Something, by the way, that will contribute nothing to your well-being. If you want 2014 to be a badass year, you will have to learn how to say no to all sorts of requests. Family, friends, colleagues, whatever. Say yes to what’s important to you. I am not saying that you shouldn’t help others. Quite on the contrary, you should, but you should only do the things, and favors, that will not leave you in anger, regretting afterwards.

 

 4. Don’t wait for someone to pick you. 
Most people go through life doing exactly what’s expected of them, and waiting for people to pick them for things – for a job, for a promotion, for a good grade, for a spouse, the list goes on. If you are waiting for that, I have bad news for you. No one is going to pick you. No one is going to give you an envelope with a million dollars in it. No one is going to say, “wow, what a great office manager you are. Here, takes these keys. You deserve a new car!” No one is going to pick you. So what do you do? You pick yourself. You choose yourself. You give yourself permission to dream huge dreams and to pursue them. Great accomplishments are the result of relentless pursuit.

5. Relax, but not really. 

 

One of the most powerful quotes I have ever read comes from the great Kafka. In Metamorphosis, he writes, “I am in chains. Don’t touch my chains.”

 

Doesn’t it summarize our attitude towards life? We’re chained by our habits, often bad, habits, and when someone points that out to us, we immediately get defensive and angry. We say things like: “Who are you to call me lazy?” In sum, all you are saying is: “Please, don’t touch my chains, mister. I’m too busy watching TV.”


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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, January 6, 2014 5:34 PM

Good advice, a bit on the tough side, but true.

Cut out all the people who pull you down, surround yourself with the creative and positive ones. The ones who pull up their sleeves and get busy.

Don't hesitate, jump! Do what launches you forward. Don't let doubts hold you back.

Show the way. Be honest with yourself, and be open for positive, constructive advice.

Don't get angry, it's a waste of energy. It hurts yourself more than anything.

And most importantly, just do it!

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Ilya Strebulaev: Are Angel Investors the New Disruptors? | Stanford Graduate School of Business

Ilya Strebulaev: Are Angel Investors the New Disruptors? | Stanford Graduate School of Business | Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
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