I’m all grins today because the Kirkus review of Enchantment just came out: […]
I love to do business with small businesses—in-store, online, for myself, for others, for pleasure, for work—it doesn’t matter to me. I love to find great products and services made by entrepreneurs who are trying to change the world. And I love to help small business owners because they aren’t flying around in corporate jets [...]
Many entrepreneurs believe that they key to success is adequate (or more) capital. I think they’re wrong—too much money is worse than too little. It’s because spending expands to the level of money that you’ve raised. I explain the hazards of too much money for the American Express Open Forum.
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!
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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.
On Friday, May 29, 2009, fourteen bloggers and “distinguished visitors” served a twenty-four hour tour of duty on the USS Nimitz. The following 140 or so pictures and videos document this visit. This is a very long blog posts as blog posts go, and I know there are ways to create slideshows or other forms [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
This is Thanksgiving, so I’d like to show some gratitude for ten tiny apps that I use almost every day. If you’re a writer, blogger, speaker, or entrepreneur who uses a Macintosh, please give them a look because they will make you more productive. Adjix. Adjix is the best way that I’ve found to post [...]
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 [...]
Nothing warms my heart than an entrepreneur who seizes the day, and Kathryn Finney seized it in a world-class way. Step 1: Republican National Committee buys the Sarah Palin family $150,000 worth of duds. Step 2: Kathryn Finney of the Budget Fashionista shows how to outfit the Palins for $147,500 less. What did this take? [...]
Free video chat by Ustream Chris Pirillo is on the cutting edge of live stream media. The 35-year-old web whiz knows how to generate online community by hosting videos on UStream and other websites such as CNN.com. In this interview, he discusses how he drew an audience of five million people in 2007, what you [...]
Over at the Sun Microsystems blog I've posted my list of the five most important lessons I've learned as an entrepreneur. #1 is "Focus on cash flow." Please check out the entire posting here. More information for startups is also available here and more information for small business is here.
Entrepreneurship Week starts on Friday, February 22nd. The events are free and open to the "greater Stanford community" (which I would define as anyone who can get to the campus). Here is the agenda that features a bunch of great workshops and sessions. I can't imagine you could a better way to spend a few [...]
An email pitch from an entrepreneur named Sherry Couch of BizNiche brought a big smile to my face. First of all, how could I skip an email with a subject line like this one: “Everything you should know about me as an entrepreneur you could learn from my OB/GYN”? Sherry went on to write:I am [...]
This is a guest post by Scott Shane as a follow up to his entrepreneurship test. He is the A. Malachi Mixon Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Case Western Reserve University. He is the author of seven books, the latest of which is The Illusions of Entrepreneurship: The Costly Myths That Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Policy [...]
Scott Shane of Case Western recently published The Illusions of Entrepreneurship: The Costly Myths That Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Policy Makers Live By. In the book, he bursts many of the bubbles of entrepreneurship in America. Says he, “People start businesses based on the myths we tell ourselves about entrepreneurship and then are hurt when confronted [...]