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Gaelduval sur Twitter : "#InnoGeneration @Bpifrance parler dos "L'origine du Monde" #entrepreneur #disruption #Frenchtouch #Frenchcelebration. Three Slides? You’re Nuts! OK. How About Seven? InShare9 by Jean-Louis Gassée In practice, the three slide pitch may be impossibly concise. This week, we’ll look at the seven slide variation. After last week’s Monday Note, Three Slides Then Shut Up – The Art of The Pitch, I was subjected to a bit of email ribbing.

My honorable correspondents, many of them entrepreneurs themselves, questioned my rationality, insisting that it’s psychologically and emotionally impossible for entrepreneurs to be so boldly concise as to limit their presentations to three slides. Indeed, how many three-slide presentations had I actually seen in a decade+ of venture investing?

True, I know how difficult it is to restrain yourself when you’re given a chance to present the breadth and depth of the miracle that you’re but one investment away from realizing. Sadly, I’ve not seen more than a dozen three-slide pitches during my VC career, but I’ve been part of the decision to fund many dozens of others. 1. 4. Or the dreaded Gartner Magic Quadrant: 5. 6. 6 Lies They Teach in Business School. Connections. Community. Mentorship. Immersion in management theory, market strategy and financial forecasting. A big, fat résumé boost. The benefits of getting a business degree are multifold. But as many MBAs and their undergrad counterparts can attest, so are the falsehoods imparted. Some business lessons simply can’t be taught within the confines of the classroom; case studies, theories and formulas don’t always translate to real-world wins.

But don’t take our word for it. 1. Business schools like to emphasize planning (and planning and planning). “In academics, there’s a clear and straightforward way to win,” says Kristin Smith, CEO of Code Fellows, a Seattle-based software programming school. Of course, a business degree will equip you with many of the essential tools you’ll need to run a company. All the more reason to avoid overthinking and over-engineering your idea, she says. Kristin Smith, Code Fellows Image Credit: Code Fellows 2. At business school, data is king. 4. 5. 6. 10 Tips for Staying Focused From 10 Very Busy Young Entrepreneurs.

Getting a business up and running is the opposite of the typical 9-to-5 job. There's no time to fully clock out, founders work endlessly and having to be a Jack-of-all-trades means maintaining focus can be difficult. Having just wrapped up their three-month stint working out of Techstars' New York City-based office, the entrepreneurs that make up the tech accelerator's graduating class know a thing of two about staying productive amidst chaos. Here, they share their top tips for refusing to succumb to distractions in order to get as much done as possible during the workday (and night). 1. Taking power naps. One of the biggest perks of working for yourself is not having to worry about face time. You're actions are responsible for the success or failure of your company -- not when you show up or leave work or how long your lunch break is (admittedly, right now these are really early, really late, and nonexistent, respectively). -- Sathish Naadimuthu, co-founder of Stefan's Head 2. 3. 4. 5.

Why Exercising Is a Higher Priority Than My Business. There’s a prevalent attitude among entrepreneurs that the business, whatever that business is, comes first. It is the high priority that trumps everything else, including family, friends and especially health. I’ve seen entrepreneurs sacrifice all these things, sometimes with tragic consequences, to focus on making their businesses successful.

I’ve also done it myself, although I’m one of the lucky ones. During the years I made my business my highest priority, my wife stuck by my side, I didn’t cause any permanent damage with friendships (although I certainly didn’t nurture any) and I didn’t die. Related: 7 Tips for Staying Balanced in Business and Life It’s not greed that motivates us entrepreneurs. It would be difficult to justify the sacrifices we make if the only reward were money.

I have a growing business with 14 team members. This adds up to a lot of tasks, and a lot of pressure. I schedule my workouts during the workday and prioritize exercise over all my work activities. Why You Should Never Take Your Smartphone to Bed. It’s 11pm and you’re sitting in front of the TV, checking your smartphone for late-night emails, maybe checking in on family and friends’ activities on Facebook and looking up the menu of the restaurant you’re planning to dine at tomorrow evening. You then head to bed, place your smartphone on the side table and try to get some shut-eye. If this routine sounds familiar, read on. It turns out, using your smartphone, tablet or computer right before bedtime can set you up for an unproductive tomorrow. Blue Light Blues Nitun Verma, a physician and co-founder of PeerWell, a company that treats chronic disease via a smartphone app, says smartphones emit blue light that tricks the brain into thinking it’s in the wrong time zone.

“It helps people fall asleep earlier in the evening and it helps them be more alert when they wake up in the morning,” says Verma. To explain this further, Verma compares city and country lifestyles. Related: Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You and Your Career. Stop Fantasizing About the Perfect Job. Some careers seem to maintain a powerful allure. Many people fantasizing about leaving their jobs for careers that seem to offer deep meaning, like teaching or non-profit work, or apparent autonomy, like entrepreneurship. Others are attracted by high-status, high-pay occupations such as law and consulting. Still others want to work in broadcasting or publishing, for example, which maintain a glamorous allure. The irony is that there are probably just as many people itching to get out of these roles as fighting to get in.

In any industry, not just these, it’s fairly easy to find people who dislike the work they do. Why do smart people have such odd blind spots? Holding out for a job you love offers to solve all problems at one stroke – boss problems, earning enough, making choices. So what’s wrong with targeting to a job that you will find totally satisfying and meaningful?

Perfection is an odd goal in career choice. Don’t accept second-hand information. Innover en France : Mission Impossible. Arnaud Montebourg a de la voix et des choses à dire et il veut le faire savoir ! Serait-il en crise d’identité ou de confiance, veut-il réaffirmer son autorité et sa position de Ministre du Redressement Productif ? En tout cas, ces derniers jours, il ne manque pas de faire le buzz. On se souvient, début décembre, de sa rapide altercation sur Twitter avec Xavier Niel. Il lui reprochait la perte d’emplois dans le secteur des Télécoms à cause de l’offre low-cost de Free. En deux temps trois mouvements, le fondateur de Free l’a renvoyé dans les cordes et lui a renvoyé un uppercut bien placé : « Et votre bilan M. Le Ministre ? » Aussitôt, le tweet d’Arnaud Montebourg a disparu. Est-ce suite à cette petite défaite médiatique, qu’Arnaud Montebourg a décidé d’intervenir à LeWeb13 ?

Ce que l’on peut retirer de ce débat et qui m’intéresse particulièrement, c’est la grosse différence entre le modèle américain et le modèle français. Arnaud Montebourg l’affirme. Sleep: Why Successful Entrepreneurs Snooze More and Work Less. The value placed on sleep has plummeted in recent years as members of the business community have continued to to brag about how many hours they’ve clocked, versus how many hours of sleep they’ve lost. Related: 5 Things To Do Before Bed That Will Jump Start Tomorrow Sacrificing sleep may seem to make sense, considering that entrepreneurs' to-do lists are often lengthy and their time limited, as they try to scale their businesses for the future. However, sleep loss actually isn’t a productive way to be more successful; in fact it dilutes entrepreneurs' ability to perform during the work day. This message is beginning to get through. Now that prominent business leaders like Jeff Bezos and Arianna Huffington have begun advocating for a healthy amount of sleep, the sleep-deprived entrepreneur will hopefully become a thing of the past.

The misconception: Sleep is wasted time You’ve probably heard people advocating for 20-minute naps every few hours or for sleep times of just four hours a night. 15 Free And Really Useful Online Courses For Entrepreneurs. Whether you’re just starting out with your new business idea or you’re a seasoned entrepreneurial professional, learning all about the intricate and artful ways of running your own business is an ongoing process that truly never ends. And with so many other skilled and experienced professionals being generous enough to share what they know through online video lessons, forum discussions, case study exercises, and other forms of digital and interactive teaching, you’d have to be kind of crazy not to take the opportunity to learn from them. Even if you’re short on cash, there are loads of online courses for entrepreneurs available out there that won’t cost you a penny. With a click of your mouse, you can start learning about website development, marketing, startup funding, leadership, and all sorts of other areas of business from topic-specific courses that provide you with all the necessary tools. 1.

Essentials of Entrepreneurship, University of California, Irvine via Coursera 2. 3. 4. 5. The Portfolio Life: A Surprising Route to Job Security. The Internet's buzzing about the impending age of freelancing. Some statistics say that as soon as 2020, 50 percent of the workforce will be contract employees or self-employed. The world of work is undoubtedly changing, and we're already seeing this transition take place. Some workers are being forced into self-employment due to the strain of a struggling economy, while others have already chosen such a path as a means to greater freedom and job satisfaction.

Whatever the route, it’s critical that we equip ourselves for what’s to come. We'll either thrive in this new era of uncertainty or get left behind. Culturally, we're beginning to accept that people aren't wired to do just one job. Employees are not robots, programmed for a single activity, and the days of the assembly line are all but gone. Related: 7 Steps to Launch Your Freelancing Career Full-Time In his business management classic, The Age of Unreason, Charles Handy coined a term for this perspective. Raising Entrepreneurs for a Brighter Financial Future. Think you have a budding entrepreneur on your hands? Encourage that creative spirit in your kids by teaching them how to run a small business. They'll learn valuable money lessons, responsibility and the value of hard work.

It may even lay a solid foundation for a successful financial future as an adult. Here, seven small-business ideas your child can run with. Related: Meet Dash and Dot, Robot Toys That Teach Kids How to Code 1. Sales Bake sales: Bake sales are great for parents and kids to do together or for a group of kids to organize with adult supervision. 2. Babysitting: All parents know that finding a trustworthy individual to watch the kids for an evening out is more difficult than it sounds. 3. Blogging: While not necessarily a quick way to make money, it can be a way for kids to discuss their passions or hobbies with broad audiences. Related: YouTube to Release Kids App Next Week Related: 9-Year-Old Entrepreneur Launches Teeth-Friendly Lollipop Company. Cannabis Delivery Service Eaze Raises $10 Million to Expand - Venture Capital Dispatch. 5 Tips to Protect Your Business From Hackers.

5 Powerful Rules for Women Entrepreneurs to Live By. La culture maker est morte, vive le re-make, par Felipe Fonseca. La culture maker a gagné beaucoup de terrain ces dernières années. Sans doute trop, en fait. Nous pouvons bien sûr ignorer ceux qui, comme toujours, surfent sur la vague de l’hypermédiatisation et qui de toute manière, n’ont souvent pas la moindre idée des concepts qu’ils véhiculent. Mais il semble bien que tout le monde parle aujourd’hui de culture maker. Des termes prononcés par des personnes qui ont toujours été opposées à ce qu’ils devraient signifier. Ou cela vient-il de moi ? Me serais-je trompé sur toute la ligne ? Au début était l’engagement créatif La première fois que j’ai entendu parler de « culture maker », ce fut comme un soulagement. Cela permettait de pallier les institutions traditionnelles et leurs circuits d’information encrassés. Des montagnes de plastique fondu après… Et voilà comment on oublie les hackers qui se font des ampoules aux mains en s’efforçant de devenir menuisiers.

Nouvelle révolution industrielle (vraiment ?) Rêves cyberpunk des années 2000 Résistance. Success Is Never an Accident. It's a Choice. Manager Réussir sur Twitter : "Portrait-robot de l'entrepreneur d'aujourd'hui : #entrepreneur via @_Entreprendre. Portrait-robot de l'entrepreneur d'aujourd'hui. Lalitech: "Impossible n'est pas Français" ... Surmonter les difficultés d’une négociation. Par Henri Kaufman (chroniqueur exclusif) - Président de Hip ip ip !

Société de conseil en Marketing, en Web2.0 et en Formation Pour de nombreuses personnes, la phase de négociation est une phase difficile, voire désagréable. Qu’elle concerne un contrat, un achat, une demande d’augmentation ou encore l’achat d’une maison ou d’un tapis. La négociation s’apparente pour eux à du marchandage et ils craignent de « se faire avoir » par quelqu’un qu’ils estiment plus fort ou plus habile qu’eux. Et souvent, une fois la négo terminée, ils pensent qu’ils auraient pu mieux faire. Pour éviter cette angoisse, voilà trois conseils qui ont fait leurs preuves : 1- C’est le premier qui dégaine qui prend l’avantage sur l’autre. 2- Si vous êtes en position de vendeur, fractionnez votre prix. 3- Ne vous concentrez pas seulement sur le prix.

En appliquant ces 3 points, vous ne regretterez rien une fois l’accord signé, et ne ruminerez pas sur le fait que vous vous êtes fait avoir. Quelle masse de travail doit-on accomplir pour devenir milliardaire ? (Infographie) Dans le monde, 8 personnes sont parties de vraiment rien pour devenir en quelques années milliardaires. Voici, en images, leurs points communs. On a toujours tendance à croire que les milliardaires sont nés avec une cuillère en argent dans la bouche.

On les envie, les jalouse un peu, mais jamais on ne s’imagine ce qu’ils ont enduré pour en arriver là où ils en sont. Dans cette infographie, Funders and Founders revient sur le parcours de célèbres entrepreneurs qui sont partis de zéro. Par exemple, saviez-vous que le père de la 3e personne la plus riche, Amancio Ortega, fondateur de Zara, était cheminot ou alors que les parents de François Pinault (Balenciaga, Gucci, Christie’s) étaient négociants en bois ? Des 8 dirigeants peints dans cette infographie, tous ont le point commun d’avoir travaillé sans compter et, surtout, d’avoir pris énormément de risques au cours de leur vie d’entrepreneur. Tancrède Blondé. How I failed. This post originally appeared on LinkedIn. When you start out as an entrepreneur, it’s just you and your idea, or you and your co-founder’s and your idea. Then you add customers, and they shape and mold you and that idea until you achieve the fabled “product-market fit.” If you are lucky and diligent, you achieve that fit more than once, reinventing yourself with multiple products and multiple customer segments.

But if you are to succeed in building an enduring company, it has to be about far more than that: it has to be about the team and the institution you create together. As a management team, you aren’t just working for the company; you have to work on the company, shaping it, tuning it, setting the rules that it will live by. And it’s way too easy to give that latter work short shrift.

What do I mean by culture? What I got right I did a good job setting the guiding star for the company. So what’s not to like? Failure #1: People hear only half the story It also said things like: And: How I Failed. Infographie : le plan de carrière fou de cinq entrepreneurs de génie. Et si les bibliothèques devenaient des incubateurs d'entreprises ? #coworking #entrepreneur.

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