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Beyond Cool: The Three Keys That Unlock a Thriving Entrepreneurial Economy
When I began considering the question of how a region can create an environment that fosters entrepreneurship, I was struck by the current buzz surrounding “diversity” and “coolness.” These Read More...
Developing Competent Owners and Stewards for a Lasting Family Business
The ultimate goal of many enterprising families is growing a prospering organization stewarded by a committed group of united family owners. And while many succeed in developing a successful Read More...
How Less Can Be More: Simplicity and Complexity in Product Design
Apple has become the standard bearer for products that are both technologically complex and simple to use.  The Apple TV remote has two buttons and a ring, whereas the typical cable remote has Read More...
Intrapreneurship Can Turbocharge Companies
In his book  Lean Startup in Large Organizations , corporate innovation expert  Jim Euchner offers a systematic approach to successfully implementing Lean Startup practices in established Read More...
Who Will Be Your Competitors in the Future?
Most entrepreneurs know the competitors they face today; namely, other businesses that compete for the same customers in the same or similar markets or industries. However, many dissimilar companies Read More...
Choosing the Right Technology to Support Your Business
Many business owners get excited about their product and market, but don’t think much about the internal IT their business needs. This may be especially true if you’re selling something that’s Read More...
a16z Brings Thought Leadership to the Valley
Back in the depths of the Great Recession, two World Wide Web pioneers set up shop on Menlo Park, Calif.’s venture capital enclave, Sand Hill Road. Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz of early Web Read More...
Getting Married? Protect Your Business Venture With a Prenup
A prenuptial agreement (prenup) is a legal contract between prospective spouses to modify the terms of their marriage that would otherwise be governed by state law. Although a prenup does not mean Read More...
How Family Firms Can Prevent (or Cool Down) Sibling Rivalries
“Siblings are our partners and rivals, our first friends, and our first enemies.”  Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, Rutgers University Stories abound about sibling rivalries that have harmed Read More...
How Small Firms Can Protect Their Interests in R&D Alliances
Small companies with a promising technology or service often look to partner with bigger firms to get access to money, distribution channels and manufacturing facilities they need to help their Read More...

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