Archive for April, 2005

Perspective is everything

, written by Jeremy

Went for a run this morning and spent the entire time disgusted by all the garbage in the ditches.

Am sitting in my office now and just realized the leaves are out. Bright, shiny and green.

I chose the wrong …

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Teen’s social computing

, written by Jeremy

David Weinberger posts his notes from presentations given by six teenagers from a sci/tech high school. They are talking about how they’re using their computers socially in the course of a day.

I’ve often thought of doing something similar to …

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When sharks visit your blue ocean

, written by Jeremy

Below is a review of a new book by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne: Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant.

I’ve got a question, when sharks come to your blue ocean, …

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Blue Ocean Strategy

, written by Jeremy

Just finished reading Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne.

I enjoyed the book. One of the entrepreneurs I work with, the career coach, is already well …

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The best sort of blue

, written by Jeremy

The good part of Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne.

The best part of the book is their Strategy Canvas. That paradigm alone is worth the …

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When blue oceans turn purple

, written by Jeremy

Reviewing Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne.

Here’s the bad:

The authors forget (or ignore) something fundamental to business — all great innovations are copied. A …

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Opportunity science

, written by Jeremy

Great thought by Rob at Business Pundit.

Opportunity Science: in an age of increasing competitiveness, falling barriers to entry and ever increasing business opportunities, the advantage will lie with the companies that pick the best opportunities to pursue — …

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What do you want to read?

, written by Jeremy

Ok, I’m back.

During the break — in between changing diapers, burping babies and battling a wicked cold, I’ve been thinking about this blog. What’s it for? Who cares? What now?

I asked a few months ago who was reading …

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Masters of Business Imagination

, written by Jeremy

Slowly getting through the mind-numbing, sleepless days with a new baby.

So I’m starting to sniff around the net again finally. Today I found a manifesto calling for a Masters in Business Imagination.

The rhetoric’s not too hot but it …

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Doula for start-ups

, written by Jeremy

We used a labour coach. Maybe your company needs one too?

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Another sift start-up

, written by Jeremy

Decided life wasn’t full enough and tacked another start-up on the portfolio. A baby boy.

Huge initial investment but the pay-back is immediate. Fortunately it’s a growth industry with lots of potential. And it’s something my wife and I can …

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Step-by-step guide to pitching

, written by Jeremy

Top seven steps to the important art of pitching ideas.

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Speaking of design …

, written by Jeremy

… I just recently did a self-constructed readings course on design and creativity. For help on reading suggestions I talked to Galen Cranz at Berkley and Sara Beckman, same place.

If you’re interested I could send you the reading …

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Abductive thinking — not about kidnapping

, written by Jeremy

I love design, even if my vanilla background and black text don’t prove it. In grade five I discovered that Ms. Faulkner gave A’s for illustrated stories and B’s for the plain text version. By 13 I knew that ladies …

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The overview

, written by Jeremy

Having caught their attention with the 60-second pitch, you immediately followed with the 5-minute version and now you’re invited to do a full-blast presentation. How to?

Again, Bill Joss and Fast Company nail down next steps.

Before you get to

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Presenting the bigger small picture: A racetrack analogy

, written by Jeremy

The five-minute rundown, big brother of the 60-second pitch.

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60-second pitch: The three biggest mistakes

, written by Jeremy

This is the last of three street-level bits of advice on pitch giving. Previously covered are 10 points for outlining your pitch and the first 10 seconds of the 60 second pitch. The three mistakes discussed today are just …

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