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South Korea plans to convert all textbooks to digital, swap backpacks for tablets by 2015 Well, that oversized Kindle didn't become the textbook killer Amazon hoped it would be, but at least one country is moving forward with plans to lighten the load on its future generation of Samsung execs. South Korea announced this week that it plans to spend over $2 billion developing digital textbooks, replacing paper in all of its schools by 2015.
From left: Business boot campers Sandy Spicer (Moki.tv), Qasar Younis (TalkBin), John Egan (Sendoid), Jonathan Deutsch (Tumult), Aaron Harris (Tutorspree), Laura Valverde (Beetailer), and Wei Hsu: (Hyperink)Photo: Robyn Twomey Y Combinator Is Boot Camp for Startups | Magazine
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 I have been getting emails and tweets all day from people upset that they cannot get into Startup Lessones Learned 2011 - either here in SF, where we're sold out, or in one of the more than 100 simulcast locations around the world, many of which are sold out, too. We struggle with this issue every year, because we strongly encourage everyone who can to participate with their local entrepreneurship community. Strengthening ties between entrepreneurs is one of our most important values.
by Rosabeth Moss Kanter | 12:14 PM May 7, 2009 There are three little words that extraordinary leaders know how to say, and I’m not thinking of “I love you” (but those are pretty good). The magic words are “I was wrong.” Husbands and wives know that saying those words to each other can be even more endearing than endearments. When leaders say them to their teams in a timely fashion, they build confidence and can move on to a better path. The simple sentence “I was wrong” is the hardest for leaders to utter and the most necessary for them to learn. Three Little Words Every Leader Needs to Learn - Rosabeth Moss Kanter
In 2007, the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, knew that he needed help. His social-network site was growing fast, but, at the age of twenty-three, he felt ill-equipped to run it. Sheryl Sandberg & Male-Dominated Silicon Valley
VC Trend: Fielding and Offering Ideas for Startups and Apps
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. 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 new way to teach entrepreneurship For the past three months, we’ve run an experiment in teaching entrepreneurship. In January, we introduced a new graduate course at Stanford called the Lean LaunchPad.
Startup Ideas We'd Like to Fund Paul Graham July 2008 When we read Y Combinator applications there are always ideas we're hoping to see. In the past we've never said publicly what they are.
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.
LEAKED: All Of Ron Conway's Investments Since 2005
Microsoft Buying Nokia's Phone Business For $19 Billion -- TWEET
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Live at D9 – AllThingsD Netflix has turned itself from a DVD rental company into a Web video subscription service, and consumers love it: Millions are signing up each quarter. Investors love it, too: They’ve pushed the stock up in an amazing run over the last couple years.
In Silicon Valley, Buying Companies for Their Engineers That is what it has come to in bubbly Silicon Valley. Companies like Facebook, and Zynga are so hungry for the best talent that they are buying start-ups to get their founders and engineers — and then jettisoning their products.
What Makes A Startup Successful? Blackbox Report Aims To Map The Startup Genome Generally speaking, the odds are stacked heavily against the average startup. The rate of failure among entrepreneurs and startups is startlingly high — it comes with the territory.
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).
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
News from the New Orleans start-up world It was a week of exciting news for many local New Orleans entrepreneurs.