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  1. May 2019
    1. I published the Level manifesto with great fanfare: The War on Developer Productivity (And How I Intend to Win It).

      Quite a fascinating and interesting way to kick-off such endeavor. This can act as a major source of encouragement for giving one's 100% to the purpose. Of course, avoiding the risks of over-committing without periodic self-examination.

  2. Apr 2019
    1. stressful but fascinating

      It seems like these two words sum up this last week pretty well for a majority of the group. There has been a lot of information to take in, within a short amount of time. Although it has been a bit on the chaotic side here and there, most of the class can agree that the more we see, the more fascinating it becomes. I think everyone is looking forward to attaining more clarity for the program as a whole. The enthusiasm is contagious. It seems the whole process is new for everyone, and everyone is excited for the adventure.

  3. Sep 2018
    1. entrepreneurship

      The capacity and willingness to develop, organize and manage a business venture along with any of its risks in order to make a profit. The most obvious example of entrepreneurship is the starting of new businesses.

  4. Aug 2018
    1. institutions are incubators of inventions

      Institutions are incubators of inventions... ? In my professional journey thus far I find the startup landscape to be more actively catalyzing invention and propelling change through society. That is, unless, more universities have programs like CU-Boulder's? Their invention & entrepreneurship initiative is cross-campus and cross- department: https://www.colorado.edu/researchinnovation/ I would love to read a report similar to this one that focuses on trends in higher ed institutions when it comes to being incubators of inventions and entrepreneurship more broadly... who is doing that work and reporting?

  5. Nov 2017
    1. Embracing an Entrepreneurial Culture on Campus go.nmc.org/uni(Tom Corr, University Affairs, 4 May 2016.) The Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs is gaining global recognition for its efforts to bolster students’ business skills through investing in multiple campus events and programs. For example, the success of Ontario Centres of Excellence has led to the establishment of similar innovation hubs throughout North America, the UK, Australia, and Asia.

      What’s fascinating here is that the province might be cutting a major part of the funding for the Ontario Centres of Excellence, particularly the part which has to do with Entrepreneurship Programs. (My current work is associated with Lead To Win, a Campus-Linked Accelerator out of Carleton University.)

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  10. Jan 2016
    1. Ami Bloomer's new company Clozer provides on-demand sales representatives globally.

      Ami herself currently calls it "the Uber of sales". But that must be a very loose comparison. Anyone who can drive a car could work for Uber, but salesmanship is a talent.

    1. stack fallacy - Tech companies often fail when they create a new product by building upward from their existing product. They may know the technology well -- but fail to do enough research about what customers want. It is easier to innovate downward, by developing a product that you need yourself.