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What Makes Some Silicon Valley Companies So Successful

What Makes Some Silicon Valley Companies So Successful | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it

"Over a week in Silicon Valley, we met with more than 50 people deliberately chosen to give us a broad cross-section of insights. We spent time with established digital players, midsize companies (including Box and Palantir), and startups, particularly those focused on FinTech and technology services. We met with leaders at private equity funds, venture capitalists, and incubators, including Andreessen Horowitz and Playground. And we made the rounds of the thought leaders in the Valley, from the dean of Stanford to the founder of Lunar to a member of Tesla’s board."

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Silicon Valley Lies And Those Who Tell Them

Silicon Valley Lies And Those Who Tell Them | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
I’ve been in the tech sector for more than two decades. I’ve worked at scrappy startups and global tech companies. I’ve read many books on entrepreneurship, from Steve Blank to Peter Thiel. They all have great lessons (see some of them here), but if you read the columns of online Silicon Valley publications or take the soundbites you hear at tech meetups as guidance, beware. There is a lot of sensationalism and oversimplification out there. Many sound great, but most are wrong.
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Innovation and entrepreneurship are the new pillars of journalism education

Innovation and entrepreneurship are the new pillars of journalism education | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it
"The profession we are teaching for is losing more and more of its former power and we cannot be sure if what we are teaching today will have relevance in the news market tomorrow. One of the fundamental issues of our profession as educators is that we are simply lacking knowledge about our field. Most of what we know about our profession as journalism educators is best-practice examples and most of what we do in our programs is trial-and-error. This may not be enough anymore," said Dr. Michael Harnischmacher from the University of Trier, Germany who was presenting at the parallel panels session Thursday afternoon.
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The Startup Illusion

The Startup Illusion | Managing Technology and Talent for Learning & Innovation | Scoop.it

"Having an idea is easy; being able to make it into something profitable is what separates the failures and the success stories. As a student, you have the opportunity to take advantage of an enormous amount of collective experience to help you build your business — in the future.

In short, if you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, see through the veil. I am acutely aware of both the potential for failure and the chance of success, so heed my warning; the startup game is rigged. Hedge your bets and stay in school, but don’t ever stop working toward transforming your dreams of entrepreneurial success into a reality". By Noah Benesch

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