Products and Presentations

Products and Presentations

Posted by on Apr 2, 2013 in Blog, Videos | No Comments

One of my LinkedIn contacts sent me this short clip from the TV show Better off Ted (anyone remember that one?). It’s a tongue-in-cheek look at the power of presentations to sway audiences. Best line: “Products are for people who don’t have presentations.”

Mashing cultures

Mashing cultures

Posted by on Mar 12, 2013 in Blog, Videos | No Comments

Many of you will be familiar with Brian Mathews (he’s the guy who wrote the white paper that helped inspire this whole Startup Library thing). Here’s an interview he did for Education Futures. The themes are similar, but it is still worth a listen. Thanks Karen for the tip…!

Startup + Education

Startup + Education

Posted by on Mar 12, 2013 in Blog, Videos | No Comments

Maybe entrepreneurship seems too “businessy” to you. After all, do entrepreneurship and education really mix? In some ways, The Startup Library is designed to explore this very question. Can we take the principles behind “build, measure, learn” and apply them in our institutional contexts (especially for such a notoriously traditional profession). You might be pleased […]

Itch then scratch

Itch then scratch

Posted by on Mar 12, 2013 in Blog, Videos | No Comments

I recently came across this video from the Kaufmann Foundation (the organization behind The Startup Weekend events) that describes entrepreneurs as people who “scratch their own itch.” This colourful description matches many of the entrepreneurs I know. There is a certain level of impatience that comes with the territory (along with some old-fashioned stubbornness!). The […]