Elegant Solutions: Breakthrough Thinking the Toyota Way

Matthew E. May is the author of The Elegant Solution: Toyota’s Formula for Mastering Innovation. He has held a key advisory role with the University of Toyota for over eight years, and he is a graduate of the Wharton School and Johns Hopkins University. You can download a copy of his ChangeThis manifesto by clicking [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:23:05+00:00 January 2nd, 2007|Categories: Books, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Management|Tags: |12 Comments

A Review of My First Year of Blogging

2,436,117 page views for an average of approximately 6,200/day. 262 posts generated 6,961 comments and 1,937 trackbacks. That’s 25 comments/post and 7 trackbacks/post. 21,000 people receive RSS feeds via Feedburner and 1,457 receive emails via FeedBlitz. Total advertising revenue: approximately $3,350 = $1.39 cpm. (This assumes that I can get Google to pay me. I’ve [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:23:07+00:00 January 1st, 2007|Categories: Blogging, Books|Tags: |83 Comments

Funding Your Dream Video

This is the video recording of the “Funding Your Dream” panel at Garage’s recent “Art of the Start Conference.” The moderator is Mohanjit Jolly, Managing Director - Garage Technology Ventures. The speakers are: Daniel Ahn, Managing Director - Woodside Fund Susan Mason, General Partner - Onset Ventures Chris Moran, General Manager - Applied Ventures Warren [...]

By | 2015-03-18T07:43:05+00:00 November 15th, 2006|Categories: Books, Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital|Tags: |24 Comments

The Art of the Start Conference

Just a reminder: Hope to see you guys at the Garage/SVASE "Art of the Start" event on Wednesday, November 8th. It’s at the Microsoft Conference Center in Mountain View, California. We’re covering the topics of entrepreneurship, venture capital, product introduction, sales, and marketing. The highlight is a fireside chat with Michael Arrington of TechCrunch. The [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:23:55+00:00 November 1st, 2006|Categories: Books, Entrepreneurship, Events, Pitching and Presenting|Tags: |14 Comments

Oh Canada!

I’m in Waterloo (Ontario, no French jokes, please) to give an Art of the Start speech for Communitech. I just found out that the event is open to the public and free. The speech is on Friday, October 6th at 11:00 am in Fed Hall on the University of Waterloo campus. Click here to register. [...]

By | 2015-03-18T07:43:06+00:00 October 5th, 2006|Categories: Books, Uncategorized|Tags: |24 Comments

Mumbai Guy

Just returned from a few days in Mumbai. What a mind-expanding experience! I was there to speak for an IBM conference for middleware vendors and customers. The contrast in living conditions for the very rich and the very poor is eye-opening—and I didn’t see the absolute extremes of either. I’ve never seen such vivid colors [...]

By | 2015-03-18T07:43:08+00:00 October 2nd, 2006|Categories: Books, Cool Stuff|Tags: |62 Comments

Call for Nominations–Launch: Silicon Valley

SVASE (Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs) is hosting an event called “Launch: Silicon Valley” on November 8 at the Microsoft Campus in Mountain View, California. SVASE is looking for new companies that are ready for launch or have launched recently. If you want to nominate a company, please email a two-page executive summary to: [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:24:16+00:00 September 28th, 2006|Categories: Books, Entrepreneurship, Pitching and Presenting|Tags: , |15 Comments

Ten Things to Learn This School Year

I’m on the campus of UCSB this week at family camp, and it’s inspired me to blog about what students should learn in order to prepare for the real world after graduation. This is an opportune time to broach this subject because the school year is about to begin, and careers can still be affected. [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:24:56+00:00 August 22nd, 2006|Categories: Books, Entrepreneurship|Tags: , |139 Comments

Dear Libby

Guy Kawasaki 3300 Hillview Palo Alto, CA 94304 [email protected] 650-354-1854 August 16, 2006 Dear Libby, I read your interview in Guy Kawasaki’s blog (To show I’m digitially hip enough to have read a recent blog item.), and your responses sparked an interest (A little bit of sucking up to show her that I thought that [...]

Reality Check: Veotag

Veotag, Inc. enables people to place navigation tags in video and audio files. For example, if a speaker uses the top-ten format, you can tag where each section begins. Listeners/viewers can then click on tags to navigate the digital content. Think of this as adding a table of contents to audio or video. Search engines [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:25:14+00:00 August 6th, 2006|Categories: Books, Venture Capital|Tags: , |33 Comments

The Art of the Start Video

An honest speaker will tell you that she has “on” days and “off” days. The result of a truly “on” day is a standing ovation. I had a very “on” day at TiECon on May 13, 2006. This is the annual meeting of The Indus Entrepreneur organization. I’ve provided postings of audio and video of [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:26:12+00:00 June 22nd, 2006|Categories: Books, Entrepreneurship, Pitching and Presenting|Tags: |169 Comments

Venture Capital Panel MP3

This is an MP3 recording from the venture capital panel at a Garage event called The Art of the Start. In this panel, five prominent venture capitalists from Silicon Valley firms discuss entrepreneurship, fund raising, and market sectors. The panel occurred in 2005 (that is, after the dotcom implosion), so the information is still highly [...]

Art of the Start Online Video

A few weeks ago I provided a site where you can see my Art of Innovation speech. My buddy, Mike Johnston, just showed me that my Art of the Start speech is online here. The Art of Innovation is a speech for any stage of company that is trying to create and marketing innovative products [...]

The 120 Day Wonder: How to Evangelize a Blog

I know a fair amount about evangelism and a little bit about blogging, so I've combined the two in order to provide some insights into the evangelism of a blog. Granted, I've only been at blogging for 120 days or so, but marketing is marketing, right?1. Think “book” not “diary.” First, a bit of philosophy: [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:27:39+00:00 April 20th, 2006|Categories: Blogging, Books, Marketing and Sales|Tags: |105 Comments

French Version of The Art of the Start

The French version of The Art of the Start is now available from Diateino: http://snipurl.com/frenchart The translator is Marylène Delbourg-Delphis, someone who I've known for twenty years. She is the only person in the world who could faithfully translate my book because she knows me well and is bi-lingual--a niche sector indeed! Jean-Louis Gassée, general [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:28:07+00:00 March 17th, 2006|Categories: Books, Entrepreneurship|Tags: |16 Comments

Thirty Two free copies of The Art of the Start

On Friday, March 17th, Ryan over at www.inBubbleWrap.com (a fun site that gives away business-related prizes every day), is giving away thirty two copies of The Art of the Start. All you have to do is create an account, click on “I Want One,” answer two silly questions, and you are entered into the random [...]

By | 2015-03-18T07:42:42+00:00 March 17th, 2006|Categories: Books, Uncategorized|Tags: |23 Comments

Blog Versus Book: How I Write My Blog Entries

Many people have asked questions about how I write my blog entries. Some think that I am simply copying and pasting from my books. Others, ironically, have asked when I'll publish my blog entries in a book! I'd like to explain what I'm doing for many of my entries. It starts around 10 pm when [...]

By | 2016-10-24T14:28:37+00:00 February 16th, 2006|Categories: Blogging, Books|Tags: , |25 Comments