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Entrepreneurs – get busy selling and listen to the feedback!

Hey you entrepreneurs, start selling your new product idea as early as possible, according to a survey report published in the May 2013 issue of Harvard Business Review (HBR). Authors Vincent Onyemah and Abdul Ali, associate professors at Babson College, and Martha Rivera Pasquera, a professor of marketing at IPADE Business School in Mexico City, …

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Lean Start-Up? IT Already Knows!

No, “Lean Start-Up” doesn’t mean that the bank account is empty, but that is the truth for many start-ups. Steve Blank, a consulting associate professor at Stanford University and a lecturer and National Science Foundation principal investigator at the University of California at Berkeley and Columbia University, offered “Why the Lean Start-Up Changes Everything” in …

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Wrong About How Others See You? How Do They See Your Website?

In a recent Harvard Business Review (HBR) blog network post, strategy consultant Dorie Clark posited that “You’re Probably Wrong About How Others Really See You” , but I’m wondering how others see your website.  Do visitors think your website is ugly and you dressed it funny? Are they silently correcting your spelling and grammar mistakes as …

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Is it really that simple? Only three rules for greatness?

Authors Michael E. Raynor and Mumtaz Ahmed offer a bit of management and strategy advice that rings true. Three rules for greatness! I couldn’t resist jumping directly to their article,  “Three Rules for Making a Company Truly Great” when my April 2013 issue of Harvard Business Review (HBR) arrived. They looked at more than 25,000 companies …

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Critical Thinking

Do you practice critical thinking? “Some ideas are better than others. The machinery for distinguishing them is an essential tool in dealing with the world and especially in dealing with the future.” Carl Sagan, The Burden of Skepticism.  Dr. Sagan was discussing the challenge of finding the right balance point between skeptical scrutiny of hypotheses …

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