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The Friction of Disruption: Trigger Points for Building Billion Dollar Startups

Wherever there is friction, there lies an opportunity to build a billion dollar startup. When you want to generate new ideas for your business or ideate new startup concepts, you can trigger the innovation within your entrepreneur mind by letting your environment inspire you. The concept of friction is one such powerful trigger mechanism. …

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Added by Damir Perge on May 15, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Growing your business startup? Here’s how to grow your list of awards, too

Growing your business startup? Here’s how to grow your list of awards, too Right now, research suggests that there are over 4.5 million small businesses in the UK, and by ‘small’ we mean those employing between 1 and 10 people. To put it another way, there are a lot of people running their own businesses.

It's one thing to tell people how great your business is, but for people to listen you need other people to…

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Added by Craig Smith on August 12, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Negapital: The Startup’s Ideal Funding Fantasy

Negapital: The Startup’s Ideal Funding Fantasy When you take a course in thermodynamics, one of the first things you learn is the concept of ideal state. Ideal state is when you make certain assumptions, regarding an energy model, as the ideal conditions for reference. I'm not giving a thermo lesson today because I'd rather talk about the greatest startup fantasy of all—the ideal fantasy of…

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Added by Damir Perge on August 8, 2013 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Entreprenetics: The Negative Side of Positive Thinking

Our world is a complex system with trillions of interactions playing out every day between all members of the planet. However, you can simplify this non-linear system by thinking everything in terms of either positive or negative energy.

Whether your mind thinks in a positive or negative direction at any given moment is up to you. You get to choose the…

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Added by Damir Perge on June 4, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Many Secrets to Raising Money for Your Startup or Growing Business

Secrets to Raising Money for Your Startup or Growing Business

“Hey, Damir, can you help me raise the capital for my cool startup,” I am often asked. Because of my venture capital background, entrepreneurs either ask to me to invest and/or help raise their next round of capital for their startups or growing businesses. Most startup entrepreneurs don’t fully understanding the framework, processes,…

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Added by Damir Perge on August 2, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Leanpreneur: The Secret Time Function of Entrepreneur and Startup Time

Many busy people like to say, “Time is money.” But the difference between regular time and entrepreneur time is substantial. 

When I ran my first venture capital fund, I invested into a young entrepreneur who had great visions of being the next major high-tech player in Silicon Valley. Despite his inexperience as an entrepreneur, I…

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Added by Damir Perge on July 31, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Entreprenetics: The Sweet Smell of Startup Success

Entreprenetics: The Sweet Smell of Startup Success During Chelsea’s soccer tour in Asia, Jose Mourinho—their coach, commonly known by his self-proclaimed nickname “The Chosen One”—was impressed with the work ethic of some of the team’s older players. He complimented John Terry, Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole for training extremely hard, even during their preseason.

Calling the old-timers “inspirational…

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Added by Damir Perge on July 29, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Startup Unicorns: How to Build a Billion Dollar Startup Almost Overnight

How to Build a Billion Dollar Startup As an entrepreneur, venture capitalist and complexity scientist, I have been trying to determine what factors enable some startups to become billion dollar startups almost overnight. I have written more than 220 articles on startups and entrepreneurship over the last eight months. But if a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth a…

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Added by Damir Perge on July 28, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Changing, Modification and Amplification of the Future

The Changing, Modification and Amplification of the Future In a message to his partners, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said, “It’s been said that the ‘the best way to create the future is to invent it,’ which is why we [Starbucks] must continue to push for innovations that reflect and support our core values.”

Being a complexity scientist, Shultz’s “inventing the future” quote triggered me to think hard…

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Added by Damir Perge on July 26, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Leanpreneur: Speeding Your Business into the Stractical Zone

Speeding Your Business into the Stractical Zone When I was younger, quickness and speed were important in my soccer game. Speed was not my forte but quickness more then compensated. I used quickness and technical skill to get around defenders. I was not the fastest athlete in a 100-yard sprint, nor even a 40-yard sprint, but the first 5, 10, 15 or even 30 yards—I owned those yards. Applying…

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Added by Damir Perge on July 22, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Entreprenetics: The Sexiness of ‘Effortlessness’

Sometimes when you try too hard, really hard, it gets you nowhere. Of course, I’ve been on the opposite side of the effort spectrum, where trying hard, really hard, gets you anywhere you want. Sometimes trying hard is a must, sometimes you get no results—and worst of all, it can yield mediocre results. I learned this entrepreneur principle from my uncle, Michael…

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Added by Damir Perge on July 22, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Shock of Disruptive Innovation: The Un-LinkedIn Way to Think About Injecting Innovation

The Shock of Disruptive Innovation Injecting a disruptive breakthrough, an “idea shock,” into any innovation is proportional to the internal or external boundaries of the system defined. When you completely rely on domain experts, who have developed extensive knowledge of the components residing inside the box, the tendency to inject a shocking new idea that could become a game…

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Added by Damir Perge on July 18, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Entreprenetics: Reinvent Your Mind

Entreprenetics: Reinvent Your Mind What you know today or yesterday doesn’t matter. It's what you'll know tomorrow that will determine your success or failure.

Global connectivity is increasing exponentially. So you must compete globally—not just domestically. Reinventing the mind is critical to effectively compete in the marketplace. Your education of yesterday doesn’t work today. Education is not enough.…

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Added by Damir Perge on July 11, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Entreprenetics: The Trigger Effect of Simple Words

Entreprenetics: The Trigger Effect of Simple Words The recombination and/or addition of words has created trillion dollar industries. And the game of triggering new ideas through indirect and direct methods will go on forever—until humanity continues to exist.

The psychology of the inspiring entrepreneur mind requires and wants to continually innovate. Open your mind to the external stimuli of all your…

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Added by Damir Perge on July 10, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

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