Business: Where angels will tread As Facebook touches on a reported 800m users, one might think that the “social web” is maturing.
Rules for Revolutionaries
When faced with trying to accomplish a big goal, one of the most daunting questions is: Where do I start? To Achieve Big Goals, Become A Pattern Thinker (Or, How The Cool Ranch Dorito Was Born)
First Break All The Rules
Many businessmen believe American hegemony is doomed by China 's muscular manufacturing sector. Not so fast, critics say Is China really on the verge of surpassing the U.S.?
Mark Mills and Julio Ottino: The Coming Tech-led Boom By MARK P.
AppAddictive Raises $1.2 Million For Drag-And-Drop Facebook Page Builder & Ad Platform AppAddictive , a newly launched DreamIt-backed startup from the 2011 NYC class, has just scored $1.2 million in seed funding for its drag-and-drop Facebook page creation tools and (forthcoming) ad platform. Designed to bring the same tools the big guys use to smaller businesses and other industry verticals, AppAddictive will offer dozens of easy-to-install applications for Facebook pages, including things like custom landing pages, photo and video galleries, static HTML, quizzes and more. The funding comes from Great Oaks Venture Capital , Siemer Ventures , and Tholons .
“At Apple Everything Is A Secret” All companies have secrets, of course. The difference is that at Apple everything is a secret.
But there’s a problem with this view. Research strongly suggests that people are more creative when they enjoy privacy and freedom from interruption. And the most spectacularly creative people in many fields are often introverted, according to studies by the psychologists Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Gregory Feist. The Rise of the New Groupthink
By Lauren Johnson Amazon, Google, Apple and Facebook: Who will win the tech war? - Mobile Marketer - Software and technology
TONY HSIEH, chief executive of Zappos.com, the online shoe and clothing retailer, was sitting in an office he rarely uses at the company’s headquarters here, recollecting the high and low points of his childhood. He had just finished putting a roomful of corporate managers through the same exercise, and now it was Mr. Hsieh’s turn. Why Is the Head of Zappos Smiling?
How many Keratin wraps, photography workshops and Hookah tokes does one person really need? After Groupon and LivingSocial, there are another 400 to 500 daily deal sites in the U.S., plus 200 more internationally — and very few people think the world needs that many. Where The Daily Deal Business Is Headed
Severin Wunderman, the owner of Corum, the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer, who was also an art collector and philanthropist, died Wednesday at his home in Nice, France, his son, Michael, said. Severin Wunderman | Watch salesman became upscale timepiece maker
Big Data Analytics: Trends to Watch For in 2012 - Harlan Smith - Voices Over the last several years, there has been a massive surge of interest in Big Data Analytics and the groundbreaking opportunities it provides for enterprise information management and decision making. Big Data Analytics is no longer a specialized solution for cutting-edge technology companies — it is evolving into a viable, cost-effective way to store and analyze large volumes of data across many industries.
Which 'big data' are you talking about? | Data-driven Late last year I posted a blog item about big data and if/when it would present opportunities for storage vendors.
Why 'big data' is a magnet for startups | Cutting Edge (Credit: Facebook)