Rosabeth Moss Kanter explains how innovation can involve short bursts and baby steps to success. Most people believe only “breakthroughs” count. Really, innovation is a process, not a big event.
Inc. named 19 bloggers that you should read. We’ve aggregated them all in one place: Inc19.alltop.
Chris Anderson explained his concept of “free” at a recent Garage Technology Ventures conference. Click here to learn more about his model and to get to the link to a video of his presentation. Any company that produces digital content and goods should check it out.
Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman have written a very interesting book examining how people nurture their kids. It’s called NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children. I conducted an interview with them about this subject. Interestingly, I think many of their findings apply to nurturing employees too. Check out the interview here.
Over at the American Express Open Forum, I posted an article called “You Aren’t Crazy, You’re Just an Entrepreneur” by Pamela Slim. This articles explains the four stages of entrepreneurship—and why you’re probably not crazy!
We’re rapidly coming up on Revenue Bootcamp on Friday. The event is almost sold out. Click here to see the agenda. Facebook is providing a $50 coupon that you can apply to advertise your product or service on it plus you can use this discount code to get $50 off the admission price: “FGK09.”
Vient de paraître en français: La réalité de l'entrepreneuriat Le guide irrévérencieux pour dépasser, devancer, distancer vos concurrents de Guy Kawasaki Publié en français par les Editions Diateino, avec l'aimable autorisation de Portfolio, Penguin Group. 26 euros. Ce livre, traduit par Marylène Delbourg Delphis, fait suite à L’art de se lancer, le bestseller de Guy [...]
Over at the American Express Open Forum I posted a video of a panel of teenage entrepreneurship panel. Delightful stuff that will inspire you—and scare you too. Click here to view it. Please mark it “found useful” if you do find it useful.
Over at the American Express OPEN Forum, I posted a guest article by Bill Reichert, my colleague at Garage. He and I went on an overnight trip to the USS Nimitz, and these are the lessons he learned from the visit that one can apply to management and entrepreneurship. Click here to read it.
Tina Seelig is the executive director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP), where she teaches courses on innovation and entrepreneurship. Tina earned her Ph.D. in neuroscience from Stanford University Medical School and has worked as a management consultant, multimedia producer, entrepreneur, and author. Her newest book is titled, What I Wish I Knew When [...]
Over at the American Express Open Forum I just posted this interview with Pamela Slim of Escape from Cubicle Nation. In this interview she explains how to quit your job and start a company to change the world. It’s a must-read for anyone thinking of taking the leap.
There are lots of beauty pageants out there for companies looking to raise money, but in my experience, if you want to raise money, it’s probably best not to ask for it in public. Better, tell the world what you have accomplished, not what you need. That’s the idea behind “Launch: Silicon Valley,” which Garage [...]
Posted a story about the “Art of Commercialization” over at the American Express Open Forum. Check it out if you’re working inside an organization trying to commercialize technology or outside an organization trying to get a deal done. Please mark “found useful” if you did. it’s not easy but can be done.
I’ll be doing a Reality Check booksigning in Menlo Park, California on this Wednesday, February 4th at 7:30 pm. Here is more info. Hope to see you there!
You can start a business anywhere not to mention that you should “don’t worry, be crappy.” Celebrity endorsements don’t have to be expensive. Buddha is in the details (see next photo). The details. Nothing is what it seems (see next photo). What it is. You need to think big. And don’t worry, be crappy. Do [...]
Over at the American Express OPEN forum, I posted pictures from a recent visit to Zappos. If you'd like to see the inside of Zappos and a fun office environment, click here.
Join me, Andy Sernovitz, Pam Slim, and Rich Sloan for a Reality Check teleseminar today (11/18/08). 2:00 pm Pacific time. Sign up here.
I posted an article about a classic psychology experiment that shows how people can change the attitudes of others. Click here to read it. One of the main messages is that people are often persuaded when they don't expect it, so you should be persuading all the time.
My new book, Reality Check: The Irreverent Guide to Outsmarting, Outmanaging, and Outmarketing Your Competition is now available. The cover price is $29.95. It is approximately 500 pages long--twice the length of The Art of the Start. This book is the "superset" of all my books, articles, and blogs. I wrote it to provide answers [...]