Description: A rumored audio device and new testing facilities hint at the search giant’s hardware ambitions Source: Businessweek.com Date: 02/16/2012 Link: http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/googles-bid-to-be-everything-to-everyone-02162012.html Questions for discussion: Highlight Google’s strategic planning described in this report. Do you think they will be successful with this approach? Who would be Google’s competitors in the future if this approach is… Read more »
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Description: Gregory Galant is the accidental head of a fast-growing social web empire. Galant is the founder of Sawhorse Media, the company behind Muck Rack, Listorious and the Shorty Awards, but he didn’t start out with the intent to build a media company with several brands. Source: Sprouter.com Date: 02/15/2012 Link: http://sprouter.com/blog/launch-fast-nurture-what-works-kill-what-doesnt/?utm_source=MadMimi&utm_medium=email&utm_content=15+February+2012+%2F%2F+Hottest+StartUps%2C+Events+%26+Resources&utm_campaign=Sprouter+Weekly%3A+February+15%2C+2012&utm_term=btn-readon_png Questions for discussion:… Read more »
Description: (MoneyWatch) Steve Jobs, General Patton, and Mother Teresa. They were leaders who broke the mold, using their uniqueness to do what no one else could do. What they had in common was that they were unique. Source: MoneyWatch.com Date: 02/08/2012 Link: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505125_162-57372852/look-to-weaknesses-to-find-your-leadership-strengths/?tag=nl.e857 Questions for discussion: Summarize the ideas expressed in this article about leadership?… Read more »
Description: eMarketer estimates that the number of US smartphone users will rise 44% this year to over 106 million. And as these users continue to do more activities on their phones, their likelihood of exposure to mobile advertising becomes assured. Source: eMarketer.com Date: 02/13/2012 Link: http://www.emarketer.com/Article.aspx?R=1008834&ecid=a6506033675d47f881651943c21c5ed4 Questions for discussion: What does this research suggest to… Read more »
Description: Japan a nation known for its aging population, arcades have become popular with Japan’s elderly, prompting some to even host ‘senior nights.’ Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: 02/08/2012 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2012/02/08/n_japanese_geezer_games.cnnmoney/ Questions for discussion: How have demographic changes in Japan affected business? What are some ideas you would suggest to the management of… Read more »
Description: Petitions with over 250,000 signatures were delivered to Apple stores calling for reforms to working conditions in its suppliers’ factories. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: 02/09/2012 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2012/02/09/t-ts-change-org-signatures.cnnmoney/ Questions for discussion: Do you think Apple is being singled-out when the concerns likely apply to any company manufacturing in China? How should Apple’s management… Read more »
Description: Indonesia is being embraced as a major expansion market for car manufacturers, but will the country’s infrastructure bottlenecks hinder their progress? WSJ’s Deborah Kan discusses with Eric Bellman. Source: Marketwatch.com – video report Date: 02/10/2012 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/video/asset/auto-makers-target-indonesia-for-expansion/9A237207-68FA-4E09-B687 Questions for discussion: Describe the connection between corporate investing and government investing in infrastructure? What are the… Read more »
Description: Nat Turner went through an acquisition most entrepreneurs only dream about. His advertising technology company Invite Media was acquired by Google in 2010 for $81 million, a mere three years after he launched it. Source: Sprouter.com Date: 02/08/2012 Link: http://sprouter.com/blog/how-invite-medias-founder-is-making-sure-success-wasnt-a-fluke/?utm_source=MadMimi&utm_medium=email&utm_content=8+February+2012+%2F%2F+Hottest+StartUps%2C+Events+%26+Resources+&utm_campaign=Sprouter+Weekly%3A+February+8%2C+2012&utm_term=btn-readon_png Questions for discussion: What does this article suggest are key characteristics of successful entrepreneurs?
Description: Skip college, work at a startup. That’s the idea behind a new two-year program called Enstittue that started accepting applications Tuesday. Source: Mashable.com Date: 02/02/2012 Link: http://mashable.com/2012/02/07/enstitute/ Questions for discussion: What do you think of these arguments for learning on the job? For which careers is attending college a better choice for more efficient… Read more »
Description: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg grew the college dorm room startup to a global tech giant with more users than most countries’ populations. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: 02/03/2012 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2012/02/02/f_game_changers_facebook.fortune/ Questions for discussion: Who is Mark Zukerberg? Do you think his engineering background affected the way he managed the development of company?