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If there is one book I’d recommend…

I've just finished re-reading Eric Ries's The Lean Startup. I cannot overemphasize how valuable this book is. Just knowing the concepts it made famous (the MVP, build-measure-learn cycle, etc....) isn't enough. You have to know how exactly the concepts work and work together.  If you are a startup founder, a would-be startup founder, or work for product…

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Would you rather report to a multinational, or MAKE one?

"Always try to schedule a foreigner to do our recruitment talk. Mas may dating." I was given this instruction in my first year working in corporate. Of course, seeing how all the highest positions were occupied by foreigners - not only in our company, but in every other multinational - this was easy to accept as reality.…

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Judo on Curveballs

Three days ago, I was feeling a wee bit nervous. I was set to undergo laparoscopic cholecystectomy - I needed to have my gall bladder removed. I was admitted to the hospital at around 8pm, with my pregnant wife accompanying me. My operation was set at 10am of the next day. When we got to my room,…

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There’s no reason why YOU can’t build the next Twitmusic!

Great news here for our burgeoning startup community! Our country is widely regarded as a producer of some of the best professionals in the world. Certainly some of the most enterprising and innovative. Developing impactful startups should be second nature to us. Twitmusic should be the tip of the iceberg - but it's up to us. C'mon…

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5 Secrets of SERIAL Entrepreneurship

Serial Entrepreneurship Definition: Running 2 or more startups at the same time. Some definitions involve creating startups in succession, but for the purposes of this discussion, let's limit the term to the simultaneous management of 2 or more startups.  A number of the startup founders I've been helping recently have told me that apart from the current…

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