For College Grads, A-List Employers: Interactive Graphic. On a besoin de stars pas de managers. Quand on sort d’école de commerce on ne sait pas grand chose à part qu’on a le droit à tel ou tel type de poste dans telle ou telle entreprise à tel niveau de rémunération: consultant, product manager, contrôleur de gestion, chargé d’affaires, sales manager…Ce sont des postes à « fortes responsabilités », des postes de manager… Rien d’étonnant puisque ces écoles de commerce sont devenues maintenant des écoles de management!
Ça fait pas rêver! Quand on sort d’une école de danse on veut être danseur, quand on sort d’une école de management on veut être manager! Le problème c’est qu’aucune startup n’a besoin de manager ni dans l’équipe fondatrice ni ailleurs. Les startups ne peuvent pas se permettre d’avoir des profils généralistes qui sont moyens partout ou qui « managent » au lieu de bosser. . « je ne veux pas rester éternellement développeur, je veux devenir chef de projet. » Mais dans une startup, cette phrase n’a absolument aucun sens.
The Next Big Thing: Which VC Firms Hold Top Bragging Rights? - Venture Capital Dispatch. Friends Don’t Let Friends Get Into Finance. After having been a tech executive for many years, I needed to take a break, and I wanted to give back to society.
Duke University engineering dean Kristina Johnson gave me a great spiel about how the school’s Masters of Engineering Management program churns out great engineers, and how engineers solve the world’s problems. She said that I could make a big impact by teaching engineering students about the real world and encouraging them to become entrepreneurs. I felt so excited that I joined the university without even asking for a proper salary. That was in 2005. I was shocked—and upset—when the majority of my students became investment bankers or management consultants after they graduated. So when the investment banks tanked in 2008, I cheered because engineering had become sexy again for engineering grads (read my BusinessWeek column).
But thanks to the hundred-billion-dollar taxpayer bailouts, investment banks recovered and went back to their old, greedy ways. Bonnes feuilles : Tribus. What Does It Take to Become an Entrepreneur? Penelope Trunk is arguably the world's most influential guidance counselor.
She pokes, prods and inspires a generation of new professionals who read her syndicated career advice column, her Brazen Careerist blog and her book of the same name. Her works have essentially become required reading for young professionals who want to get ahead in the new economy. Trunk knows firsthand the pros and cons of choosing entrepreneurship as a career since she herself has started three venture capital–backed companies, leading Income Diary to include Trunk on its list of the "Top 30 Female Internet Entrepreneurs.
" Inc.com contributor John Warrillow asked Trunk for her advice for people considering entrepreneurship as a career. What advice would you have for someone choosing between starting a company and joining the corporate world? You sound kind of down on entrepreneurship, which is strange coming from a three-time entrepreneur. Do you really think entrepreneurs are crazy? Quand l'Internet Fait des Bulles - 1ère partie. Social Media Week : le e-Commerce est mort, vive le Social Commerce. Social Commerce, building “a social layer on top of online commerce”, “turning products into conversations”, is attracting big funding, big buzz and generating big revenue.
Social Commerce Factoids Social Commerce Smart Quotes On the potential for social commerce: Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook founder) “If I had to guess, social commerce is the next area to really blow up”Andrew Mason (Groupon founder) “The size of the [social commerce] market is the size of every empty restaurant table”Bing Gordon (KPCB investment (sFund)) “The potential for social commerce today is “inﬁnite”… Every ecommerce site will have to adapt”Christian Hernandez (Facebook) “There was an Econsultancy survey that said that 90 per cent of purchases have some sort of social inﬂuence – your friend recommended it, or you saw it on somebody.
Until now there’s been no way of getting that ‘girls in the mall’ effect on a large scale. What's it like to be an entrepreneur?