Monthly Archives: July 2014

Driving Corporate Innovation: Design Thinking vs. Customer Development

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Startups are not smaller versions of large companies, but interestingly we see that companies are not larger versions of startups…read full post or download MP3.

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Getting Lean in Education – By Getting Out of the Classroom

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This week the National Science Foundation goes Lean on education by providing $1.2 million to educators who want to bring their classroom innovations to a wider audience…read full post or download MP3.

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The Path of Our Lives

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I got a call that reminded me that most people live their life as if it’s predestined – but some live theirs fighting to change it…read full post or download MP3.

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How Investors Make Better Decisions: The Investment Readiness Level

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Investors sitting through Incubator or Accelerator demo days have three metrics to judge fledgling startups – 1) great looking product demos, 2) compelling PowerPoint slides, and 3) a world-class team.  Other than “I’ll know it when I see it”, there’s … Continue reading

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