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South Korea plans to convert all textbooks to digital, swap backpacks for tablets by 2015. Y Combinator Is Boot Camp for Startups. Startup Lessons Learned on Justin. Lean Blog — Mark Graban's leanblog.org, Lean Manufacturing, Lean Healthcare, Toyota Production System. Startup Lessons Learned 2011 streaming live. Three Little Words Every Leader Needs to Learn - Rosabeth Moss Kanter. By Rosabeth Moss Kanter | 12:14 PM May 7, 2009.

Three Little Words Every Leader Needs to Learn - Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Sheryl Sandberg & Male-Dominated Silicon Valley. In 2007, the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, knew that he needed help.

Sheryl Sandberg & Male-Dominated Silicon Valley

VC Trend: Fielding and Offering Ideas for Startups and Apps.

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Stone Soup - Philosophy. Silicon valley is a technology hub – could it ever be cloned? This past week, I've been in the heart of Silicon Valley: Palo Alto, California.

Silicon valley is a technology hub – could it ever be cloned?

Within a half hour's train journey, you can be at the offices of Apple, Facebook and Google, as well as dozens of start-ups who might be the next internet giant. There are two main reasons, I think, that California is the place people go to if they're a tech start-up (nod to my older brothers, currently working on one The first is the great pool of talent present here, and the second is the huge amount of investment and mentoring available to that talent. The main difference I notice between Ireland and Silicon Valley: driven people. A large percentage of the population of Palo Alto either working, having worked on, or is plotting a start-up. A new way to teach entrepreneurship.

For the past three months, we’ve run an experiment in teaching entrepreneurship.

A new way to teach entrepreneurship

In January, we introduced a new graduate course at Stanford called the Lean LaunchPad. It was designed to bring together many of the new approaches to building a successful startup – customer development, agile development, business model generation and pivots. Startup Ideas We'd Like to Fund. Startup Ideas We'd Like to Fund Paul Graham July 2008.

Startup Ideas We'd Like to Fund

The Problem With Silicon Valley Is Itself - TNW Entrepreneur. As a Brit who gave up cheerleading the European tech scene to make the pilgrimage to Silicon Valley to live, eat and breath the world’s leading hub for technology startup innovation, I’ve been largely unimpressed and disappointed by the quality of startups here.

The Problem With Silicon Valley Is Itself - TNW Entrepreneur

Max Marmer. LEAKED: All Of Ron Conway's Investments Since 2005. Microsoft Buying Nokia's Phone Business For $19 Billion. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Live at D9 – AllThingsD. In Silicon Valley, Buying Companies for Their Engineers. Thiel Fellowship. What Makes A Startup Successful? Blackbox Report Aims To Map The Startup Genome. Generally speaking, the odds are stacked heavily against the average startup.

What Makes A Startup Successful? Blackbox Report Aims To Map The Startup Genome

The rate of failure among entrepreneurs and startups is startlingly high — it comes with the territory. Otherwise, entrepreneurs wouldn’t be pirates. But, what if there were a way to reduce that failure rate by cracking the formula of startup success? No easy feat to map the double helix of startups, but entrepreneurs are risk-takers by nature, so four of these risk-loving international entrepreneurs came together to found the Startup Genome Report, a report that is part of a larger project that dives into the very anatomy of what makes Silicon Valley startups successful — or not. 5 Major Differences Between TechStars and Y Combinator. Apple Nearly Worth More Than Microsoft, HP And Dell … Combined. If you look at how Apple fares on the public markets today, compared to other tech powerhouses, you’ll notice that the Cupertino computer giant is currently valued at roughly $301 billion, which is close to the sum of the market cap of three of its closest rivals: Microsoft (~$200.3 billion), Hewlett-Packard (~$72.8 billion) and Dell (~$29.3 billion).

Apple Nearly Worth More Than Microsoft, HP And Dell … Combined

Market cap is of course just one metric – and arguably not even the best one – to make comparisons between companies. It is, nevertheless, a most excellent trend barometer and a simple way to compare valuations. To be frank, I’m not sure this is the first time Apple’s equity value has come this close to the combined value of Microsoft, HP and Dell, but it’s most definitely the first time I’ve noticed. And while we’re at it … It’s been a little over a year since Apple passed Microsoft in market cap (they also turned out to be more profitable than the Redmond software company last quarter).

That was a pretty big deal. Lean LaunchPad: A Crash Course in Startup Success. A new class created by serial entrepreneur Steve Blank puts a focus on testing ideas before jumping in.

Lean LaunchPad: A Crash Course in Startup Success

Stanford University engineering student Lee Redden thought his team's robotic lawnmower had the makings of a successful business idea. Then he talked to potential customers. News from the New Orleans start-up world. It was a week of exciting news for many local New Orleans entrepreneurs.

News from the New Orleans start-up world

Here is a roundup of the week’s events: Dear New OrleansJennifer Schnidman Medbery, founder of Drop the Chalk 1) New Orleans-based Drop the Chalk CEO Jennifer Schidman Medbery was featured in Inc. Magazine as a top entrepreneur under 30 years old. The story explored the businesses of 30 highly successful business men and women under 30 all across the country.