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4 steps to turning around a troubled project

4 steps to turning around a troubled project | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

If your project is over budget and behind schedule, do you scrap it and start over, or try to fix it? Here’s how to decide.

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The Most Innovative Business Models of the 2014

The Most Innovative Business Models of the 2014 | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

See how these fast-growing, innovative companies are redefining money lending, e-commerce, and more.

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You Can Learn Anything

You Can Learn Anything | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

You only have to know one thing: you can learn anything [video]

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7 new Y Combinator startups that want to make your life easier

7 new Y Combinator startups that want to make your life easier | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

If there’s one thing Silicon Valley is very good at, it’s figuring out a way to take the pain out of just about any “regular life” task or nuisance with the simple tap of a button, usually in an app on your smartphone.

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The 10 Most Common Brand Licensing Mistakes

The 10 Most Common Brand Licensing Mistakes | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Licensing is a potentially lucrative path for product development and marketing but also a complex, often fraught, partnership.

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Entrepreneurship Through Lens of Venture Capital [Video]

Entrepreneurship through the Lens of Venture Capital: Disruption in Venture Capital The course explores disruption in venture capital and how successful startups navigate funding, ...

 


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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, August 19, 8:46 AM

This is a class at Stanford so it takes a bit for this video to get going, but stick with it as late stage investor Jules' thoughts on customer retention and his 5 Things are worth listening to. Great thoughts on "creating retention".


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Is Your Great Business Idea Taken? How to Find Out

It goes beyond simple site search, to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. You may even need to hire an attorney.

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Intel Inside your Headphones

Intel Inside your Headphones | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Intel on Friday announced it is working with rapper Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's SMS Audio to develop earbuds that will monitor users' heart rates. The SMS Audio BioSport In-Ear Headphones will have an earhook and will be powered by the user's smartphone. 


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How to Solve Big Problems: Start Small

How to Solve Big Problems: Start Small | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Lessons learned from cancer scientists about how to solve large, complex issues.

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The 12 Luckiest Startups In Boston

The 12 Luckiest Startups In Boston | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

 

A handful of aspiring entrepreneurs just got lucky in Boston.

 

Ah, the relentless cadence of Techstars. All over the world, every year, from London to Seattle, its waves of ambitious startups and inventors seem to rise and surge with the inevitably of the tides. Its entrepreneurs march in step through its bootcamps to the rhythm of the seasons.

 


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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, August 17, 1:42 PM

Good startups get more chances than ever.

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Zcan Wireless - The World's First Wireless Scanner Mouse

Zcan Wireless - The World's First Wireless Scanner Mouse | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

The Zcan Wireless Mouse delivers a new way of scanning with the world's first 2-in-1 wireless scanner mouse that allows you to scan anywhere!

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Don't Just Start a Business, Solve A Problem

Don't Just Start a Business, Solve A Problem | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

You don't want to start a business that may not survive. Do your homework, validate your idea and make sure you have a real market for it.

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success is not final, failure is not fatal

success is not final, failure is not fatal | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it
success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts
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HUBMODE's curator insight, August 17, 12:36 AM

Le courage,la ténacité,l'optimisme,la curiosité d'apprendre,et la capacité a travailler avec les autres!

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Every Entrepreneur Should Know These 3 Essentials About Crowdfunding

Every Entrepreneur Should Know These 3 Essentials About Crowdfunding | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

What you may not know about this emerging industry could be keeping you back from opportunities.

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500 writers and editors reveal what they look for in a pitch

500 writers and editors reveal what they look for in a pitch | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

500 Writers and Editors Reveal What They Look For In a Pitch


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10 Top Cities for Fast-Growth Companies

10 Top Cities for Fast-Growth Companies | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Location, location, location. See where this year's Inc. 5000 companies chose to grow their businesses. A couple of surprises ...

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A Magna Carta for the web [Video]

A Magna Carta for the web [Video] | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web 25 years ago. So it’s worth a listen when he warns us: There’s a battle ahead. Eroding net neutrality, filter bubbles and centralizing corporate control all threaten the web’s wide-open spaces. 

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This Mental Trick Can Help You Bust Through Obstacles on the Way to a Goal

This Mental Trick Can Help You Bust Through Obstacles on the Way to a Goal | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

There is nothing more powerful than goal clarity when it comes to the process of achievement.

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​Africa's First Indigenous Aircraft Will Compete With Surveillance UAVs

​Africa's First Indigenous Aircraft Will Compete With Surveillance UAVs | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

While Africa's backyard space program has yet to get off the ground, the continent's first homegrown aircraft has already taken flight. 

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The hype cycle of emerging technologies

The hype cycle of emerging technologies | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

The Gartner Hype Cycle tracks emerging technologies from the "peak of inflated expectations" to the "trough of disillusionment" and beyond.

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The Real Price of Fast Growth

The Real Price of Fast Growth | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Every scrappy startup dreams of getting big. But a significant turning point at men's clothing retailer J. Hilburn illuminates the immense strain a growing company's transformation often entails.

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The Minimum Viable Product is NOT About Features

The Minimum Viable Product is NOT About Features | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Too many people think of a minimum viable product (MVP) as a set of features. It's about delivering value and experience to your customers.


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Change Impetus's curator insight, August 18, 6:00 AM

It's easier to start adding cool features to a product design, but keeping the compass on value is key.

 

Worth a read to get clarity on MVP.

 

I like the "core loop" concept and the examples Ramli John presents.

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Customer Development Manifesto by Steve Blank

This is a presentation about Steve's Blank Customer Development Manifesto making it simple and easier to memorize the most important concepts about it. 

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New Cool Tech: wireless security system, an emotional bot, and bedtime tracking

New Cool Tech: wireless security system, an emotional bot, and bedtime tracking | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Blink starts with the Sync Module, which all of the Blink units report to and transmit to the cloud for phone access, alerts, and streaming video. 

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The “Chosen Ones” Choose Themselves

The “Chosen Ones” Choose Themselves | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

Failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy to finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one area where I truly belonged. 

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How to Deal With the Fear of Being Unqualified

How to Deal With the Fear of Being Unqualified | Ideas, Innovation & Start-ups | Scoop.it

It’s the kind of backroom confession that entrepreneurs typically reserve for only members of their family or their closest friends: They voice the fear that really there’s some way in which they are unqualified.

 

While entrepreneurship is usually associated with a “take no prisoners” kind of confidence, a surprising number of entrepreneurs deal with a very quiet, yet very real, fear that they are actually unqualified, no matter how well their business is doing.

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