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Tim Harford - Trial and Error

Trial and Error beats the God Complex! Tim Harford’s TED talk reveals the power of chance!

I have always believed that the road to success is paved with failure.  One of my favourite quotes is from Thomas Watson of IBM, who said: Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of …

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Entrepreneurial Proverbs from Marc Hedlund – Great tips to guide both seasoned and rookie entrepreneurs

This was originally published on radar.oreilly.com, an excellent technology company resource. Entrepreneurial Proverbs – Marc Hedlund I gave a talk at ETech on Monday called “Entrepreneuring for Geeks.” I’ve given this general talk a few times now — how can the more technically minded among us move into making companies of our own? I really …

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Business wisdom from a long time ago. Thomas Watson’s take on failure and how it breeds success.

One of my favorite quotes of all time comes from Thomas Watson, the man who took over IBM and built it from a respectable business machine company into the computer giant it is today.  His son, the Jr. version was no slouch.  He oversaw the company during some of its greatest growth years and then was …

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If you have ever thought of starting a company, you MUST watch this video http://bit.ly/knn9rj

Techcrunch’s Disrupt conference was lucky enough to have Paul Graham, Y-Combinator founder, conduct his famous “office hours” in front of the entire conference for several startup CEO’s. This is a must-watch video for anyone who is interested in starting a company today. From Techcrunch’s Jason Kincaid: Six companies were chosen at random from the TechCrunch Disrupt …

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