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Why Good Entrepreneurs Borrow, Great Ones Steal

Why Good Entrepreneurs Borrow, Great Ones Steal | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
OLX CEO Fabrice Grinda thinks that value for entrepreneurship is in the execution of ideas, which is why good entrepreneurs will often steal ideas and just do them better.
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How to hire rock stars

How to hire rock stars | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
As a startup, you might think the A-list employees are beyond your grasp. But Scott Weiss, general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, explains why you should reach for the stars – and why they might jump at the opportunity.
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How a First-Time Entrepreneur Built a Top-Grossing iPad App

How a First-Time Entrepreneur Built a Top-Grossing iPad App | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
Comics by Comixology is the de facto tablet application for reading comic books. Learn how a first-time entrepreneur created and conquered a market.
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The 10 Craziest Kickstarter Projects of 2011

The 10 Craziest Kickstarter Projects of 2011 | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
We've gathered some of this year's craziest Kickstarter projects, from a quirky toilet paper design to a grilled cheese sandwich that features Jesus's face.
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Hedy Lamarr, The First Geek Movie Star

Hedy Lamarr, The First Geek Movie Star | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
The story sounds almost like a Hollywood plot, except it is true: A young starlet doing nude scenes as a teenager who goes on to invent a critical wartime technology that is ignored by the US Navy but ultimately forms the basis of WiFi and cell...
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How to Accomplish More by Doing Less

How to Accomplish More by Doing Less | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
Two people of equal skill work in the same office. For the sake of comparison, let's say both arrive at work at 9 am each day, and leave at 7 pm.
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Meet the New Breed of Entrepreneur: Techie Artisans

Meet the New Breed of Entrepreneur: Techie Artisans | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
Young entrepreneurs are combining cutting-edge technology with old school manufacturing techniques to forge a compelling business model.
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TechCrunch | Five European Startups To Watch

TechCrunch | Five European Startups To Watch | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
Silicon Valley is famously, and rightly, proud of its place as the spiritual home for startups. And it has an inspiring and awesome track record that’s tough to beat.
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19 Days After Its Relaunch, Social Network App Path Has 1.5 Million Downloads

19 Days After Its Relaunch, Social Network App Path Has 1.5 Million Downloads | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
Dave Morin seems to have stumbled upon something sticky at last.
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The 10 key skills for the future of work

The 10 key skills for the future of work | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
A nonprofit research center that specializes in long-term forecasting recently released a report detailing the 10 key skills that will be relevant to the workforce of the future. What are they, and are our schools doing enough to instill them?
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Kiosk idea powers up local teen - Chicago Sun-Times

Kiosk idea powers up local teen - Chicago Sun-Times | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
Kiosk idea powers up local teenChicago Sun-TimesDriver also was named a finalist in a citywide business plan competition sponsored by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), a national organization that provides entrepreneurship...
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Christmas Deals from Start-ups

Christmas Deals from Start-ups | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
(Photo: Kevin Dooley) Just for fun, I asked my start-ups (and a few friends) if they'd like to offer y'all a little something special from the holidays.
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How To Be Awesome On Social Media In 20 Minutes A Day

This is a guest post by Leo Widrich, co-founder of Buffer. More about him at the bottom of this post.

As sharing is predicted to absolutely explode in the coming 2012 year, many smart people hav...
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Why you shouldn't launch your startup in the press

Why you shouldn't launch your startup in the press | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
What's one way to maximize the potential success of your startup while minimizing risk? Make sure that your business and application are ready by testing on users before you make a big marketing push, says Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup.
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Lame Venture Capital Firm Made Its Companies Make This Lame Video

Lame Venture Capital Firm Made Its Companies Make This Lame Video | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
First Round Capital funds some of the best companies in tech. But this horrific video makes me lose all respect for them. Especially because First Round made its portfolio companies participate in this piece of crap.
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Best LittleCo of 2011

Best LittleCo of 2011 | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
Every year since 2004, ReadWriteWeb has selected a best 'little company.' These are small companies (loosely defined as less than 100 employees) that have made a big impact on the Web over the calendar year.
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Steve Jobs: 20 Life Lessons

Steve Jobs: 20 Life Lessons | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
Having finished the Steve Jobs biography I realize that there are larger lessons we can all glean from Steve Jobs’ remarkable life.
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TechCrunch | Building A Company In Brazil; An American Entrepreneur’s Perspective

TechCrunch | Building A Company In Brazil; An American Entrepreneur’s Perspective | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
Editor’s note: Guest contributor Lee Jacobs is the founder of language learning startup Colingo.
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StartupMatch - Matchmaker for startups and C-level execs.

StartupMatch - Matchmaker for startups and C-level execs. | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
StartupMatch is launching soon and I'm one of the first in line! Join me.
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Startup sees ship as visa solution - Omaha.com

Startup sees ship as visa solution - Omaha.com | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
California-based Blueseed Co. says immigration rules can sink promising ventures and torpedo innovation and jobs.
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Fab.com: The Social Shopping Experiment That Actually Works

Fab.com: The Social Shopping Experiment That Actually Works | The Big Idea | Scoop.it
Picture a full-screen Facebook news feed filled with all the beautifully designed items that all your aesthetically inclined friends have purchased. Now clean up the user interface so there's no spammy news ticker.
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