Sweet Green: The Secret Sauce for Winning Partnerships
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Sweet Green: The Secret Sauce for Winning Partnerships

Filmed at an independently organized TEDx event, this talk is narrated by the founders of Sweet Green – Nathaniel Ru, Jonathan Neman, and Nicholas Jermaine. These three guys started this highly successful company, and in doing so, discovered the essential ingredients for forming a winning partnership. In this particular talk, they share with the audience…

Cluster analysis
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Cluster analysis

As the Economist explains, the entrepreneurs of new technologies like to flock together – and the place they are now clustering is the middle of a desert. More specifically, the Mojave desert – America’s main centre for experimental military flights.  These individuals, who have now come to be known as New Space, are a curious…

The entrepreneurial state
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The entrepreneurial state

The Economist reports on a new book that points out the big role governments play in creating innovative businesses. Economists have long recognised that the state has a role in promoting innovation, in any case. At its best, the newly coined entrepreneurial state is nothing less than the ultimate Schumpeterian innovator – generating the gales of…

Entrepreneurs in Japan: Time to get started
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Entrepreneurs in Japan: Time to get started

The mood among Japan’s would-be business moguls is at its most buoyant since the “dotcom bubble” burst a decade ago. According to one man called Takafumi Horie who’s involved in no fewer than 30 new companies, it begin from now. And by “it”, he means that the fallen Japanese entrepreneur can make a comeback. Moreover, the prime…

Revenge of the nerds
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Revenge of the nerds

The Economist reports that Silicon Valley’s geeks are trying to turn themselves into jocks. In fact, none other than Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, for one, informed the world that his resolution for 2016 was to run 365 miles. Indeed, gone are the days when geeks wore shapeless T-shirts to prove that they didn’t care about…

There is a Nail in Your Forehead…but I am good with that if you are.
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There is a Nail in Your Forehead…but I am good with that if you are.

My father, who was a manager at International Business Machines (IBM), once told me; “If it were not for the ‘people problems’, management would be easy.”  In the world of management, and management consulting, truer words were never spoken.  And so is the challenge with most consulting engagements, especially when the words “transformational change” are uttered….