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Ever curious what a 9-billion pixel image looks like? Click on this one.  You can zoom in 9 times, and if you’ve got time you’ll be able to count 84 million stars. This is one to show your kids. Via Seth Godin.

  Shane Heywood takes a look at how the Direct to Consumer business model could have meaningful implications for social enterprises.  My earliest shaving experience was around the age of 13. After 10 minutes, reeling from irritation everywhere, and minimal hair in the sink, I also felt slightly cheated by how much I had spent […]

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1. McKinsey legend Pete Walker has written a book: Powerful, Different, Equal: Overcoming the Misconceptions and Differences Between China and the US 2. Update on the war-torn economy in Syria 3. Chris Brogan predicts skills that will be most valued in the coming years 4. Tyler Cowen’s spring 2020 Industrial Organization reading list and syllabus 5. ‘Ask yourself, “Would […]

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  Sean McCoy idenfities three common denominators behind unsuccessful commercialization efforts. After your Go-to-Market (GtM) strategy is designed and the planning is complete, it is time to move into execution. Implementation is when a strategy finally impacts the bottom line, which is why it is so vital to get the implementation right. Because Go-to-Market strategies […]

  Odin Muhlenbein and his colleagues co-authored an article that explains how social enterprises are solving the problem of youth unemployment in Africa.  The issues that are the most pressing today will shape the legacies of the most powerful African political and business leaders of our time. For the continent, the youth population boom and […]

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  Mike Cox answers a question that is close to the heart of every business owner and entrepreneur who may be considering bringing new people into the business, “How much equity should I give a new hire.”   This question greys the hair of every business owner and entrepreneur. After all owners bear the burden […]

Luca Ottinetti’s company blog shares case studies that reveal how Intel and SpaceX successfully launched new products, and what went wrong with Nokia and Swissair’s business model innovations.   Entering a new market with new products that target new customers requires a new business model. It is a powerful strategic initiative that changes the rules […]

  Luiz Zorzella explains why non-strategic projects can be a distraction that get in the way of real strategic work and what you can do about it.    When companies define their strategic priorities, it is common to include in this list items that are not building blocks of the company’s strategic goals. At least […]

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Umbrex Co-Founder Margarita Soto is attending the World-Changing Women’s Summit this week in Sonoma, CA. The World-Changing Women’s Summit is a gathering for mission-driven women leaders described as an opportunity to intentionally slow down and incubate connection, inspiration, and rejuvenation with other incredible women. Umbrex is a Network Partner of this summit.

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If you are looking to raise your visibility by appearing as a guest on podcasts, one approach to getting booked is to do the work yourself: identify podcasts that could be a good fit, reach out to the hosts, and pitch yourself as a guest. A more expensive but more efficient approach is to hire […]

  Glenton Jelbert tackles the theories behind evolution to dispel the beliefs of the creationists.    Despite what creationists and Intelligent Design people tell you, the theory of evolution makes a remarkable number of predictions that have turned out to be correct. This is true for discoveries that postdate the discovery of evolution, such as […]

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