entrepreneurs

Moonshot

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Every company is looking for the next big thing, and it better be out of this world.

John Sculley is the former CEO of Apple and Pepsi. He is also the author of “Moonshot: Game Changing Strategies to Build Billion Dollar Businesses.”

“In Silicon Valley there has been a metaphor that when you have a really fundamental change that resets the table we call it a moon shot so that everything that follows after the moonshot the world is different.”  read more »

Shark Tank

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It's better to be a large fish in a small pond; unless that pond is a shark tank.

I recently spoke with Kevin Harrington, one of the original investors on the show “Shark Tank.” It gives entrepreneurs a chance to pitch the “sharks” hoping to score a little capitol.

“The amount of activity was so unbelievable that i had to really pick which ones i was going to invest in.”

Harrington says it's important to avoid being star of the show and know when to bring in a little backup.

“Don't necessarily try it 100% yourself, give up a little piece of the pie if you have too and bring in a mentor bring in a board of advisers to help you out because you'll get there a lot faster with a lot fewer bumps in the road.”  read more »

A Pink Future

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The entrepreneur is the future of our country and analysts say that future could be pink.

I recently attended the annual Professional Business Women of California conference. There I spoke with Elizabeth Becker, the organization’s President and CEO. Becker says our economic recession will be overcome by the power of the entrepreneur. And with the resources her organization offers, Becker says there is no reason why the people leading the charge can’t be women. In fact some analysts believe 50% of future private companies will be run by women.  read more »