MUJI + LEGO Published November 17, 2009 Design , Lifestyle Leave a Comment MUJI has launched their new innovative product line called “Playing with paper and LEGO“, a collaborative project between MUJI and LEGO. There are 4 sets, each includes 120 LEGO pieces and 10 sheets of coloured paper all contained in a box. You will need to get this … Continue reading

The Top 10 Myths & Truths about Design in China

The Top 10 Myths & Truths about Design in China by Elaine Ann Are you worried as a designer in the U.S. that design jobs will migrate to China? Are you concerned about the increasingly competitive pricing on design jobs and its resultant outsourcing? Are you curious about the quality of design work over there? You … Continue reading

How to Grow Your Business Through Knowledge Acquisition

The entrepreneur who thinks they have all the answers is an entrepreneur doomed to fail. No one has all the answers. Not to get religious on you, but even the Bible repeatedly states there is “wisdom” and “safety”and even “victory” in a multitude of counselors” in regards to waging war. Well, business is a lot … Continue reading

5 Traits of the New Creative Leader

5 Traits of the New Creative Leader Yesterday’s leadership skills will not work in today’s fast-moving and evolving world. Only creative leaders who are visionary and empathetic will succeed. Here are five things you can do to succeed as a creative leader: Instead of commanding, coach your team and organization toward success. Don’t manage people, … Continue reading

The Accidental Billionaires

THE ACCIDENTAL BILLIONAIRES FACEBOOK FOUNDER PAINTED AS A POWER HUNGRY MEGALOMANIAC WITH MONEY AND SEX ON THE BRAIN By REED TUCKER This narrative account detailing the early years of the world’s most popular social networking site is already being turned into a film by “The West Wing” scribe Aaron Sorkin, and it’s easy to see … Continue reading

Pre-Order Strategy

A pre-order is an order placed for an item which has not yet been released. The idea for pre-orders came when people found it hard to get popular items in stores due to their popularity. Companies were then given the idea to allow people to reserve their own personal copy, before the release, which has … Continue reading

3 Entrepreneurial Strengths That Can Also Be Weaknesses

3 Entrepreneurial Strengths That Can Also Be Weaknesses Many of the qualities responsible for getting us where we are today can also hold us back. Watch out for these three double-edged traits: Persistence Willingness to persevere despite obstacles has created many great innovations and is often the foundation for successful start-ups. However, persistence can easily … Continue reading

Why Do Most Entrepreneurs Fail to Scale?

Why Do Most Entrepreneurs Fail to Scale? 6:55 PM Monday April 13, 2009 Tags:Entrepreneurship, Managing yourself, Organizational culture One of my recent blogs discussed the DNA of great entrepreneurs as a mix of three simple things: smarts, guts, and luck. But what about the characteristics of entrepreneurs that can hinder success and prevent their companies … Continue reading

Great Entrepreneurs’ Secret: Smarts, Guts, and Luck

Great Entrepreneurs’ Secret: Smarts, Guts, and Luck 9:33 AM Saturday March 7, 2009 Tags:Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Personal effectiveness As venture capitalists, my partners and I meet dozens upon dozens of entrepreneurs pitching their ideas and dreams. We love them – especially when their passion comes with capabilities and a good idea. I have been fascinated in … Continue reading

What Would Google Do?

MWWGD? on BusinessWeek’s cover   MWWGD? on BusinessWeek’s cover  I am thrilled to say that What Would Google Do? is the cover story on BusinessWeek on the  newsstand with an excerpt about the Googley car company. But wait! There’s more! * Here’s another excerpt at aboutGoogley government. * Here’s a summary of some of the top laws and lessons from … Continue reading