I finally dished out my eleven dollars to see Moneyball, because I just couldn’t bear to attend another party without having something to say about it. While I can now toss in my two cents at the next cocktail party, it turns out that the real lessons of Moneyball are more suited for the business world.
Here’s what I took away from the film: [...Continue Reading]
It’s hard not to read about Groupon, currently the most mediafied of Chicago companies. It’s got a What’s Hot tab on TechCrunch. It’s national burger weekend deals made Crain’s and other media, and it’s one of several pre-IPO companies cited as examples of a new tech bubble. Groupon brings a lot of tech start-up luster to Chicago.
All that attention–along with discussing innovation at [...Continue Reading]
The Three Biggest Hurdles for Chicago’s Entrepreneurs
Challenge 1: Getting known
Challenge 2: Capital to grow
Challenge 3: Finding and keeping Chicago talent
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Marketing as Stortelling
A story of the Trapp family lodge (Sound of Music) and its use of social media, with an emphasis on the story writing process.
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I keep a cartoon from The New Yorker near my desk, which seems to sum up this past year and perhaps the year to come. In the cartoon, Charles Dickens is sitting with his editor, and the editor asks: “I wish you would make up your mind, Mr. Dickens. Was it the best of times or was it the worst of times? It could [...Continue Reading]
The future of Chicago is colored green. It isn’t exactly a new story, but the business opportunities that seek to make a green vision pay entrepreneurs green dollars became more apparent at a September 10 event, Green Innovation and Entrepreneurship, sponsored by the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
Environmentally conscious practices in all areas of society designated by “green” are gaining momentum but not [...Continue Reading]