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Entrepreneurs are optimistic about 2012, with a general feeling that the worst of the Great Recession has passed, according to one survey. Read more about the survey's other findings.
California doesn't have a great reputation for business, but facts are facts, and those facts state that the Golden State is far and away the best place to launch a new business. Says who? Thousands of new startup employees.
New York City has sort of been left out of the entrepreneurial business incubator dynamic. But not anymore. Several new business incubators, including one located smack in the middle of the Big Apple, just hung their "open for business" signs.
Entrepreneurs know they need to innovate. The fact is, one academic shows, startup business owners are more apt to kill innovation than embrace it.
In this informative lecture, Conservation International Executive Vice President Jennifer Morris shares her organization's commitment to creating programs to support sustainable development. Morris articulates the importance of developing innovative financing and business models to address ecosystem services and resource management issues. She also describes the entrepreneurial initiatives her organization has built to sustain partnerships between corporate partners and local communities around the globe.
In this high-energy lecture, Geoffrey Moore discusses how companies can build the escape velocity necessary to move beyond the successes and failures of the past. Moore argues that when companies focus too much on performance, they miss out on building the power to become the industry leaders that other companies envy. He shares a hierarchy model through which companies can examine and build power, and examines how product teams can best work to differentiate their company, neutralize the competition, and optimize products and offers.
This entrepreneur and her partner outsourced its contact list to save time and money in designing and sending out an electronic newsletter. She cites three service features that made the cost affordable, the process easy, and the impact on their business remarkable.
After leaping into "Lean," Southern Vinyl Manufacturing gained efficiencies in nearly every area of its operations. Specifically, entrepreneur Rod Matthews explains the challenges and rewards of involving employees in finding and eliminating waste using the "Five Why" process. As a result of "getting lean," the company resolves manufacturing problems by digging deeply to identify root causes instead of just treating symptoms.
Wences Casares and Meyer "Micky" Malka are serial entrepreneurs who believe in the fundamental power of partnerships. Empowered by working in close collaboration for years, these co-founders have started multiple companies including Patagon, Lemon Bank and Bling Nation. In this revealing lecture, Casares and Malka describe the value of over-communication, the decision process in making a pivot, and the challenges of entrepreneurial ecosystems outside the United States.
Adam Lowry, co-founder of Method Products, has spent the last decade developing sustainable products that caused major disruption in the consumer goods sector. Lowry offers many of principles that guide Method's path to success and he describes the different obsessions the company keeps to deliver on its promises to customers.
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