Posts Tagged ‘facebook’

Peter Thiel’s Stanford Course on Startups

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Blake Masters has posted in essay format his detailed notes from Peter Thiel’s Stanford course on startups. Mr. Thiel is the co-founder of PayPal, the first outside investor in Facebook, a venture capitalist, and hedge fund manger. Readers will find lots of great information on the history of startups, the tech startup bubble, the thought processes of founders, and how to begin. For example: “The path from 0 to 1 might start with asking and answering three questions. First, what is valuable? Second, what can I do? And third, what is nobody else doing?”

Read the notes here.

Denver SBCC Facebook Page

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

The Denver, Colorado Small Business Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page is a great resource for entrepreneurs and people thinking about becoming entrepreneurs everywhere. Visitors can find informative and inspirational videos, links to useful websites, podcasts, and workshops.

Check it out here.

Watch an interesting video from the SBCC page below:

The Perils of Student Entrepreneurship

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Many universities, Brian Love explains, have patent assignment policies for their students hidden within their broader student policy agreement. Entrepreneurial students should be aware of the potential of such policies to hinder their future business successes. In some cases innovative students are sued and imprisoned for attempting to claim ownership of their inventions.

Read the article at The Boston Globe.

The Impact of Social Media on Organizations

Monday, April 4th, 2011

The new generation of workers wants to be a part of organizations that are structured more like the bottom-up social media environment than the typical top-down corporation, says Gary Hamel. Watch the video below to learn more.

DeviantART: An Innovative Social Network for Artists

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Check out Entrepreneur Magazine‘s fascinating profile of Angelo Sotira, co-founder and CEO of DeviantART, a popular social network (over 14 million members) for visual artists of all kinds. Sotira and his colleagues created an innovative architecture to support online creative communities years before Facebook and MySpace, with features that those more famous social networks later appropriated. The article covers Sotira’s career, DeviantART’s history, its plans for the future, and also features a short video about Sotira and DeviantART.

Read it here.

Interview with Mary Mazzio

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Mary Mazzio is an award-winning independent filmmaker, Olympic rower, and former law firm partner with Brown Rudnick. She received her undergraduate degree from Mount Holyoke College, a law degree from Georgetown University, and studied film production at Boston University. Her company, 50 Eggs, LLC, has produced five independent films shown across the United States on television, in classrooms, and in theatres. We met with Ms. Mazzio outside of Boston, Massachusetts, to explore her thoughts on entrepreneurship and the challenges and excitement of making documentaries.

Kaizen: You’ve been a lawyer, an Olympic rower, and now a documentary filmmaker. When you were young, did you have any idea your adult life would be so varied?

Mazzio: Not at all. Although as a kid I remember always having a sort of boundless enthusiasm for whatever it was that I was doing. So I always thought that good things would happen in the end but I had no idea.

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Marketing through social networking?

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

The increasing popularity of social media such as MySpace, Facebook and Twitter sparks an interesting discussion at Small Business Trends over whether businesses should take advantage of them for marketing purposes or whether their use would do more harm than good. And over at Fast Company, Stanford professor B.J. Fogg explains why Facebook is “the most powerful tool in human history.”