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Your Business to Weather Any Disaster

Savvy entrepreneurs realize the key to surviving any crisis is a carefully-crafted disaster-recovery plan. One important item: business-interruption insurance.

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Young at Heart: How to Be an Innovator for Life
Kelley Tom
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Tom Kelley, general manager at the world-renowned design firm, IDEO, presents five core practices that enhance creativity. Through entertaining stories and examples, he describes how these techniques help us all become more innovative in every aspect of our lives and lead to more success.

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You really don’t need VC money to start most companies
Dingee Alec
File Resource

Alec Dingee, Chairman and Co-Founder of MIT Mentoring Services shares his insight to how investor's view the current economic climate.  Review his research: 2009 is a period of historic economic turmoil and uncertainty.  The Bad News: Investors Hate Uncertainty.

You Can't Take That Away From Us
Tatelman Barry
Article Resource

A culture of fun and respect for customers and employees pervades this family-owned furniture business that has been sold to legendary investor Warren E. Buffett, writes the author. Culture is what can't be taken away, even after a company is sold, as both the author and his brother are still actively involved, he notes.

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You Always Start the Last Company

Hindsight is 20/20, or so the saying goes. It's useful to learn from the mistakes you made in your last venture, but realize that they might not apply to this venture. So, focus on things you can control (not your competition), be passionate about revenue (or hire someone who is), and remember that, as the author points out, "it's easier to keep spending under control than it is to get spending under control."

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Yahoo! Invests $500k in Egyptian Innovation Campaign
Menon Vineetha
Article Resource

Yahoo! and Egypt-based NGO Nahdet El Mahrousa have launched a campaign called ‘Social Innovation Starts with YOU' that hopes to inspire and motivate young Egyptians to be social entrepreneurs.

The campaign is in line with the U.S. Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship that will take place on April 26 - 27, 2010 in Washington D.C., where Yahoo! co-founder Jerry Yang will deliver a keynote speech on how the Internet can positively transform lives, societies, and economies in Arab communities.

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Writing a business plan for digital health startups: Sketch, try, fail and learn
Pogorelc Deanna
Blog Resource

Digital health startups should wait to write a business plan until they've explored all of the possible business models and tested out a prototype business model, according to one expert.

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Worm Poo in Plastic Bottles: Get Rich and Save the World

This article covers the story of TerraCycle, a company that has brought innovation to the fertilizer business. The company's story offers a case study in bootstrapping a business to success.

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Working on the Waterfront
Stein Joel
Article Resource

While you're Dilberting away in your cubicle, there are people taking conference calls in broad shorts and flip-flops.  While you're saving your two weeks of vacation to hit the sand, they're getting paid to be there.

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