Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

Barnes & Noble: It Was Over Years Ago

We’ve been watching print, retail and publishing struggle for years.  For years–maybe 10 or so–reading, entertainment, and shopping have been changing.  Little by little, but on a very clear path, Barnes & Noble–a symbol at the intersection of change in content consumption and retail–has been on a predictable decline. At first there were store closings….

      

C2-MTL: A Business Conference That Could Change The Way You Do Business

Imagine going to a conference where the take-away wasn’t to-do list, but a paradigm shift in the way you thought about your work. Last May, I attended the C2-MTL Conference (which stands for Commerce & Creativity in Montreal,) and the experience was unlike that of any conference I’ve attended. It was an immersive experience in…

      

Apple Vs. Facebook: What Longevity Means In An Age Of Speed

In an article in today’s  WSJ about the relative stock prices of Apple and Facebook,  Jeffrey Sonnenfield, a management professor at Yale, is quoted as saying “there was a grandiosity about the Facebook’s management team that was problematic.” More and more, we are the center of our own universes on platforms like Facebook, Twitter and…

      

7 Signs Of A Truly Innovative Business Idea

A cover story in the Times today told the story of a restaurant that personifies innovation.  Eleven Madison Park is a New York City restaurant that was owned by one of the most famous restauranteurs in the world, Danny Meyer.  Six years ago he brought in a partner, Daniel Humm, who transformed it from a…

      

When Self Doubt Is Right – Advice From Seth Godin

I love a good story and I love to hear the ideas that Seth Godin spreads. So I was thrilled to find this video via @the99percent where Seth Godin shares a great story and implores people to just ship.  “Shipping” is a phrase that Seth has usurped from the language and made his own.  When…

      

Weaving Together Commerce and Creativity

19 quotable moments on innovation and creativity from the first Commerce and Creativity Conference C2-MTL in Montreal.

      

What The Instagram Sale Teaches Us About Success

When I read about the Instragram sale to Facebook for $1 billion, I Googled the CEO, Kevin Systrom with the question, “Who IS this guy” in my head. What I saw was this About Us page on Instragram.  Rather unassuming. About 25% of what a strong LinkedIn profile would say. But what does it have…