Start-up Lessons (Yes, Really) From Reality TV

The Real Housewives is not exactly part of an entrepreneur’s business toolkit. (But if you’re going to watch, you might as well learn from others’ drama!) Courtesy Company I know, I know…I KNOW! If it don’t make dollars, it don’t make sense. And I’m the first one to agree that wasting time on silly stuff…

Is Peter Thiel Misguiding Young Entrepreneurs?

The venture capitalist wants kids to skip college and companies to stop listing degrees as a job requirement. But will it work? Flickr/thekenyeung Looking to hire someone without a college degree? One Silicon Valley investor thinks you should. Venture capitalist Peter Thiel, who has backed some of the Valley’s most successful start-ups, has recently been…

Tonight Is Life Dinner

I subscribe to this blog by Brad Feld – you may know of him. He is an entrepreneur-turned-investor who likes running as well as writing. He often writes stuff about his runs, and random stuff you may not care about. He also promotes things from time to time… Products, people and places alike… Again, some…

For People to Trust You, Reveal Your Intentions

In our last blog, we discussed the importance of competence for fostering the trust you need as a manager to influence others. We stressed that management competence includes not just technical knowledge of the work but operational and political know-how as well. Here we want to focus on the other great component of trust —…

How London is Luring Start-ups

Welcome to the “Silicon Roundabout,” which is luring young companies with government funding, Google-sponsored office space, and a new start-up competition. Silicon Roundabout, London – Torcello Trio, via Flickr The start-up scene in London may not be as well known as the hotbeds of entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley or New York City, but it is…

Why LA Is the New, Hot Place to Launch

A boom in new incubators is helping to fuel a boom in new tech start-ups. Hollywood has a serious case of start-up fever. First Ashton Kutcher and Lady Gaga emerged as tech investors. Then other celebrities got into the business of moonlighting as angels. Now Los Angeles is spawning all kinds of incubators and start-up…