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Entrepreneur Book of the Day: Competitive Strategy | Prof. Michael Porter

I met Professor Michael Porter. You would think that someone of his genius would act as if he created the world of business strategy single-handedly and might have an arrogant attitude regarding his accomplishments. He doesn’t. Professor Porter is a very nice person and his books have changed me forever.…

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Added by entrepreneurdex team on April 27, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Entrepreneur Book of the Day: Unleashing the Ideavirus | Seth Godin

Sure, The Tipping Point is a seminal book but in my opinion, Unleashing the Ideavirus is as good or even better for startup entrepreneurs, marketers, small business or any type of business. Seth Godin is considered one of the big marketing gurus in Silicon Valley – and he is for…

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Added by entrepreneurdex team on April 27, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Entrepreneur Book of the Day: Connections | James Burke

History repeats itself. History can also teach you how ideas beget ideas, how inventions build on top of other inventions. Connections by James Burke is a must read for all inventors, entrepreneurs and investors. This book shows how inventions are linked -- indirect inventions or ideas…

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Added by entrepreneurdex team on March 28, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Entrepreneur Book of the Day: Developing Products in Half the Time | Smith and Reinertsen

If you want to own the bible of speed for developing products, services or starting companies, Developing Products in Half the Time: New Rules, New Tools by Preston G. Smith and Donald G. Reinertsen is the book. It doesn’t matter what industry, what product or service, this…

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Added by entrepreneurdex team on March 9, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Entrepreneur Book of the Day: Bionomics: Economy as ecosystem | Michael Rothschild

I don’t loan my books to anyone anymore. I made the mistake of loaning Bionomics: Economy As Ecosystem to a friend of mine once. He never returned it. I don’t blame him but I’m still pissed about it because Bionomics is one…

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Added by entrepreneurdex team on March 6, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Why ‘Real Branding’ beats design and marketing alone every single time

by mark tinnion, marketing director of onebestway design agency, newcastle uk.

Branding, ‘Real Branding’ is a discipline based entirely in the concept of creating more profit. If anyone ever talks to you about branding and doesn’t mention that word then chances are they know very…

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Added by entrepreneurdex team on March 4, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Entrepreneur Book of the Day | Lean Thinking | James P Womack

Are you thinking lean? Did you make your resolution to lose weight, be fitter and healthier this year? But what about your own business? How healthy and lean is it? There is a solution to getting your business lean: Lean Thinking by James P. Womack and Daniel T. Jones.…

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Added by entrepreneurdex team on March 3, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Packaging: How to get consumers to choose you over the competition. Your brand in the marketplace.

by Ross at onebestway

Like most people I hate doing the shopping, wandering round the aisles of a large soul-less white walled stack ‘em high supermarket with the all important trolley with one dodgy wheel.

Actually that’s a lie. I really quite enjoy it.

Not the act of walking up and down with a list looking lost and getting angry at the price of ham, I leave that to my fiancé. I enjoy walking up and…

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Added by entrepreneurdex team on February 9, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Branding and the importance of choosing the right business name

branding business naming entrepreneurdex from onebestway design agency, newcastle uk.

 

Choosing the right brand name is the first and most important marketing decision that you will ever make. Get it wrong and not only will you have to…

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Added by entrepreneurdex team on January 28, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments

Out of Control | Kevin Kelly: Entrepreneur Book of the Day

Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, & the Economic World is a must-read for any startup entrepreneur or angel investor dealing with early-stage, chaotic markets -- meaning startups. I have read this book more than once. I plan to read it again. This is one of…

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Added by entrepreneurdex team on January 18, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Richest Man in Town | W. Randall Jones: Entreprenuer Book of the Day

Do you want to make a hundred million bucks or one million dollars? W. Randall Jones can help you make that decision with his book The Richest Man in Town: The Twelve Commandments of Wealth .



One million bucks doesn’t get you much these days. If you want to be filthy rich, the…

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Added by entrepreneurdex team on January 17, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

Complexity: The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos | M. Mitchell Waldrop : Entrepreneur Book of the Day

Complexity: The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos by M. Mitchell Waldrop is on of those rare books that, even after all these years being a closet complexity scientist, I read again and again. But why the hell would an entrepreneur or investor read this book? The subtitle says it…

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Added by entrepreneurdex team on January 14, 2011 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Cradle to Cradle | McDonough & Braungart : Entrepreneur Book of the Day

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by William McDonough and Michael Braungart is one of those books you want to keep under your arm and carry it everywhere you go. The book is very sturdy but is not made of paper. It’s printed on synthetic paper – made without wood pulp or…

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Added by entrepreneurdex team on January 13, 2011 at 4:30am — No Comments

Sun Tzu: The Art of War | Samuel B. Griffith : Entrepreneur Book of the Day

Sun Tzu: The Art of War is the bible for strategy. Every startup entrepreneur needs to read this before they enter their market – if they want to survive and prosper.

Unfortunately, this book is often misunderstood. Whenever I hear an entrepreneur or investor use the book out of context, I…

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Added by entrepreneurdex team on January 12, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

Natural Capitalism | Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins and L. Hunter Lovins : Entrepreneur Book of the Day

Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution is the Bible of the environmental movement for the business sector. This book has changed the way I think about business in multiple dimensions. I read it first time about eight years ago, and make a point to read it every year.…

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Added by entrepreneurdex team on January 11, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

Entrepreneur Book of the Day: Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain | Betty Edwards

Entrepreneurs are creative people. As an investor and entrepreneur, it doesn’t matter what kind of personality you have – the creative process is critical in your startup venture, small business or in being a venture capitalist. You must hone your skills and there is no better way to do so than reading and applying…

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Added by entrepreneurdex team on January 10, 2011 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

Entrepreneur Book of the Day: Six Thinking Hats | Dr. Edward de Bono

If anything I’ve learned from Napoleon Hill, it’s this important fact: Your brain is your most valuable asset in your business – and personally. Feed your brain with positive energy and the right brain candy, and you will always succeed as an entrepreneur, investor, inventor, startup or whatever you do. Six Thinking…

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Added by entrepreneurdex team on January 2, 2011 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Brain Experts' 6 Best Memory Tricks

Easy tactics to help you remember better

By Paula Spencer, Caring.com senior editor

Wish your memory were a little sharper? Want to remember names and numbers as well as you could a few years back? Brain experts swear by the following six…

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Added by entrepreneurdex team on November 30, 2010 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Three Types of Standardized Work

by Jon Miller co-founder and CEO of Gemba Research

One gembapantarei.com reader, Harish, asked:…

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Added by entrepreneurdex team on November 29, 2010 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Lisa Goodale & Michael Salter: Your Business Is Alive!

Medical healthcare in America, although the bill has passed, is still a battleground leading up to the November mid-term elections -- but what about the healthcare of your business? Is your business alive? Does it have a pulse? Is it making a profit?

Entrepreneurs should look at their business as if it’s a living organism. There are times where you need to see a doctor. Your Business Is Alive! is a venture that acts as…

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Added by entrepreneurdex team on October 13, 2010 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

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