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An Overview of Six Sigma
Waggener Donald G
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The Six Sigma manufacturing process drives production to near-perfect levels, seeking less than 3.4 defects per million output units. Here, the basic purpose and process of the Six Sigma methodology, and its connection to "lean" manufacturing, are clearly explained for entrepreneurs. The article also provides tips on getting started and guidelines to successful implementation.

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An Entrepreneurial Perspective on the Life Sciences Industry
Burrill G Steven
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Steve Burrill, CEO of Burrill & Co., provides an overview of the life sciences industry, reflecting on insights he has gained throughout his career. Along the way, he shares his laws of survival and anecdotes that relate the keys to his success in the areas of biotechnology, venture capital and merchant banking.

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Adopt-A-Class and Teach What You Know
Alper Patty
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Beyond just the time she spends helping low-income high school students learn about entrepreneurship, Patty Alper provides funding, which takes the students' experience to the next level.

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A Vehicle for Friends Goes Far
Chuang John H
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Founding a business was so much fun for three Harvard juniors that they did it several times--until they found something that worked. They begged, bartered and borrowed resources, with a little help from their folks. And, because they knew their industry and added value as managers, they grew their temp agency for Web professionals into a permanent, international leader.

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A VC Perspective on the Life Sciences
Seidenberg Beth
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Beth Seidenberg, partner at venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, speaks at length about KPCB's current areas of interest, and its litmus test for projects worth supporting. Seidenberg also offers a case study of a life sciences firm moving from research lab toward market.

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"Lean In" Entrepreneurs
Wendy Torrance
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According to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, a leading indicator of new business creation in the United States, men are “substantially more likely to start a business each month than women”.  In the seventeen year period from 1996 – 2012, the average rate of entrepreneurial activity for men was .37 percent; for women during the same period it was .23 percent. 

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