Entrepreneur

5
Dec

VC Jean-Louis Gassée’s advice for French entrepreneurs – en français

I’m reposting this interview that I did several years ago. Jean Louis is just as relevant today as he was then. Many months ago I ended doing the rounds of the international executives I talked to over 14 months here in the Silicon Valley because the book with their interviews was finished. Since I was having withdrawal symptoms and really missed

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4
Apr

8 ways for international startups to deliver a great investor pitch to VCs or Angels

A couple of weeks ago, I was working with a group of Spaniards who were coming to Silicon Valley to taste the air of entrepreneurship and start-ups in the hopes of getting inspired. I wanted to show them 8 ways to deliver a great investor pitch. They had prepared their 3 – 5 minute pitches based on the PPT I had

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9
Jul

13 Great and Proven Ways to Moderate a Panel with 100% Success Rate

Image via Wikipedia Research your panel subject and find out and define the latest trends. Prepare more questions than you think you will need, it isn’t good [and pretty stressful] to run out. However, with a smart panel, that is very unlikely to happen. Send the questions to the panel members ahead of time and encourage them to submit questions

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10
Aug

Brazilian Vision of How Individuals and Companies Should Be Using Social Media [via SLIDESHARE]

Image via Wikipedia This presentation on slideshare from Brazil, [muito bem feito] looks at what is so special about social media. Interesting to see how we and our social media participation are seen from other cultures’ view point. In fact they point out that companies still “don’t get it” and need to understand that social media is there for: 1.

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8
Aug

Jack Welsh’s “Lebensweisheit” : The 10 Leadership Principles

I read an interesting, short article that Peter Isackson wrote for the Intercultural Insights Group, he brought up the simple yet profound leadership principles that Jack Welsh developed in his time as CEO at GE. Are they as relevant today as they were when he wrote them? *1.* There is only one way ˆ the straight way. It sets the

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22
Jun

UBERGIZMO Silicon Valley’s Greatest Gadget Blog:Personal Interview

Yesterday (June 21, 2009), I had a chance to catch up with Eliane and Hubert, the Co-Founders of Ubergizmo, they are passionate about their business which came about – as many things do in Silicon Valley – by accident as they were developing their blog. Listen to hear more about their ideas and experiences (in French). “Voici l’interview avec Eliane

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18
May

Even though we need foreign-born professionals here in the US, the H-1B visa hounds are after them again.

Image via Wikipedia As Vivek Wadhwa said in Business Week, “For the third year running, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) have taken aim at immigrant labor.”  It seems that both of these senators want to “reduce the abuse” of the high tech companies that hire cheaper, foreign labor in the place of more expensive, skilled American workers.

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15
Apr

Is Silicon Valley Experiencing a Brain Drain?

Image via Wikipedia For all the people who have been complaining…fearing… that foreigners take away jobs from Americans, you don’t have to worry this year and who knows about the years to come. According to Daya Baran, this year, 2009, the petitions that were received  filled only half of the 65,000 available visas. Why are skilled professionals moving out of

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4
Mar

Seesmic, CoolIris, Ubergizmo, l’Atelier Speak at Internationally Cool & Plugged In Event

 Eliane Fiolet, Hubert, Nguyen, Loic le Meur, Dominique Piotet, Soujanya Bumkhar and Angelika Blendstrup/Daniel Zimmerman, co-moderators, at last week’s event, “Internationally Cool and Plugged in.” Photos from Karsten Lemm 130 people attended the event held at Cooley Godward, Palo Alto sponsored by  GABA, the French American Chamber of Commerce and iHouse, UC Berkeley.

3
Mar

Social Media Map

Here is an incredible depiction of social media: Social Media Maps Publish at Scribd or explore others: Internet & Technolog communication knowledge