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Entrepreneurs must balance specialisation with general knowledge
April 11, 2017
In La La Land, Sebastian is such a dedicated jazz pianist that he cannot bear playing other kinds of music. After many trials and travails, he succeeds as an entrepreneur, starting the jazz club of his dreams. A wonderful story of entrepreneurship (the movie had a love story too, I think), but is...
Customer-funded business: lessons from Indian entrepreneurs
April 20, 2015
This very day, millions of entrepreneurs are actively engaged in starting a business in India. Sadly, many of their ventures will never get off the ground. Of those that do, the majority will fail. Of those who submit business plans to venture capital investors, less than 1 per cent will get the...
Lucky ‘seven domains’ can save a start-up from disaster
April 13, 2015
Successful entrepreneurs insistently ask why their idea will or won’t work. John Mullins explains. Passion. Conviction. Tenacity. Without these traits, few entrepreneurs could endure the challenges, setbacks and twists in the road that lie between their often path-breaking ideas – opportunities, as...
A lesson on digital marketing
April 8, 2015
If the first thing you think of when it comes to digital marketing is display ads, then your strategy is dead, because display ads are dead. They aren’t shareable, our eyes are trained to avoid them, and the model is beyond broken (CTR has fallen from 50% to less than 0.1% over the past 20 years)...
Money Talk - Practical, pragmatic advice
April 8, 2015
Nurturing an idea and turning it into a start-up business is an exhil- arating experience. However, acquiring the “right” type of funding is a crucial part of the process and can have an impact on success or failure. Christine Chow, adjunct associate professor, department of finance, school of...
Is there a start-up funding bubble in the US?
March 31, 2015
Waverly Deutsch and Scott F. Meadow, clinical professors of entrepreneurship, and Ira S. Weiss, clinical professor of accounting and entrepreneurship, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, analyse the start-up bubble. Discussion hosted by Hal Weitzman, Booth’s executive director for...