Post to My Blog 04/27/2012

Posted: April 27, 2012 in everything and more
  • Ever since the JOBS Act passed earlier this month, I’ve been inundated with PR pitches about new crowd-funding platforms. So many, in fact, that I’m surprised a crowd-funding platform hasn’t been formed to help seed all the other ones.

    tags: Funding Crowdfunding DailyRoundUp

  • On a rainy day in March 2011, Ciarán O’Leary and two colleagues crammed into a Berlin taxi and raced for the station to catch a train back to Hamburg. While snaking through the city streets, it hit him: Leaving Berlin was a bad idea. “We looked at each other and knew in that moment that we’d be crazy not to move here,” says O’Leary, a partner at the German venture capital firm Earlybird. “There was just so much happening—founders everywhere, in every bar, cafe, every corner.”

    tags: Entrepreneurship Innovation DailyRoundUp

  • You might hear that innovation depends on creativity or on new ideas but leading practitioners have gone beyond that. In fact in my experience many companies still only pay lip service to innovation. Those who are looking to do innovation well, in contrast, are either pioneering or looking to develop eight new elements. Here are those eight new attributes of really good innovators.

    tags: Innovation DailyRoundUp

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