Tag Archives: entrepreneurship

Clerks as CEOs

Zynga buys OMGPOP for $180 million–a terrific win for all involved. So CEO Dan Porter took the opportunity to throw one of his team under the bus when he declined a job offer from Zynga. Why not just ignore it and … Continue reading

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Crack Open an Academic, Find an Entrepreneur

At PWC’s Diamond Exchange yesterday, where I am the dumbest person in the room and loving it, I heard an interesting assertion by Justin Hall-Tipping. He said that “all university professors are fundamentally entrepreneurs.”  After all, where else can you … Continue reading

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Google to Open-Source Nortel Patents?

I love the idea that Google is the stalking horse for the Nortel patent portfolio.  I hope what it means is that Google will release some of those patents into the public domain to drive innovation, instead of seeing them … Continue reading

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Fail Spectacularly

Andy Swan writes, as usual, another good blog post today.  He asserts that in order to win, you have to know how much you’re willing to lose.  And he takes to task the use of Chinese Math, which I learned … Continue reading

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