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Bardowl iPhone app wants to be 'Spotify for audiobooks'

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British startup hoping to take on Audible with streaming subscription serviceWe're going to see a lot of "Spotify for x" startups over the next year or so: x being any content or entertainment that can be offered on an all-you-can-eat basis for a monthly subscription.So, just as Lekiosk is seen...
Bardowl iPhone app wants to be 'Spotify for audiobooks'

Pixar's Secret to Succeeding in a Hits-Driven Business is Brutal Honesty, Catmull Says

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Speaking in front a technology-heavy crowd today at D10, Ed Catmull explained his secret to success when it comes to producing one blockbuster movie after the next. As the president of both Walt Disney and Pixar’s animation studios, the five-time Oscar-winner has overseen such hits as “Toy Story,” “Cars” and “Up.”...
Pixar's Secret to Succeeding in a Hits-Driven Business is Brutal Honesty, Catmull Says
For Real, Ex-Groupon CEO Andrew Mason Is Releasing An Album Of Motivational Music

Lane Becker On How To ‘Plan Serendipity’ In Tech And Business [TCTV]

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Lane Becker has been a familiar figure in the Silicon Valley tech scene for years, as the co-founder of startups such as Adaptive Path and Get Satisfaction, an advisor at early-stage venture capital firm Freestyle Capital, and a generally good guy to know. Yesterday, Becker added “New York Times...
Lane Becker On How To ‘Plan Serendipity’ In Tech And Business [TCTV]

Penguin Random House aims to attack digital, emerging ebooks markets

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A deal sealed over a weekend – Pearson and Bertelsmann are combining their consumer book publishers Penguin and Random House in a joint venture to save money that can be invested in the future of digital content. Key facts: The players Random House: world’s largest book publisher, around 10,000 books...
Penguin Random House aims to attack digital, emerging ebooks markets

Harvard Business Review Clutches Its Pearls at Pivot 'Promiscuity'

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He’s just worried about some of your choices. (pulse2.com) Is there any startup that doesn’t pivot at least a couple of time these days? The term is everywhere, to the point that, during a recent round of putt-putt golf, we overheard an entrepreneur passing off the many pivots of his ecommerce startup...
Harvard Business Review Clutches Its Pearls at Pivot 'Promiscuity'

The Startup Bibles: These Books Are Flying Off The Shelves In San Francisco Right Now

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Just south of Market Street, where the very air of San Francisco seems thickened by a fog of bits, there's a redoubt of old-school print. Alexander Book Co. has been in business since 1990. Since the closure of nearby Stacey's in 2009, it's one of the few places in downtown...
The Startup Bibles: These Books Are Flying Off The Shelves In San Francisco Right Now

The ultimate TV schedule for entrepreneurship

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There is no single manual for how to be an entrepreneur — though that fact is what makes the unique career path so enticing, it is also what makes it incredibly daunting at times. The unknown possibilities and the potential downfalls can be difficult to navigate, and mistakes are inevitable...
The ultimate TV schedule for entrepreneurship

Is neuroscience the new ‘Freakonomics’?

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Many of the bestselling business books of the past decade, such as “Freakonomics” and “The Undercover Economist”, started with an implicit, fundamental premise: "If it can't be quantified or calculated, it can't be true." Read full article >>...
Is neuroscience the new ‘Freakonomics’?

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Fun Friday: The AVC Book Club

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We talked about books last December on AVC. It was a good one. RichardF suggested in wednesday's disqussion that we talk about books again. He's going on vacation and so am I and we both need some good books to read. I will kick this off. I am finishing The...
Fun Friday: The AVC Book Club

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here's the news: Amazon will launch a new Kindle Fire tablet with a better screen in the third quarter, according to AllThingsD. Kayak has finally priced its $100 million IPO at $22-$25 a share in an updated filing with the SEC. The company has delayed going public several...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

Enter To Win A Kindle Touch From Business Insider!

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Become a Business Insider newsletter subscriber before midnight and you'll be entered to win the newly launched Kindle Fire, pre-loaded with ten of our editors' favorite business books! The deadline to enter is May 31st, so click here to sign up now. As a newsletter subscriber, you'll get daily updates and alerts...
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For His Next Act, Ousted Groupon CEO Andrew Mason Will Release an Album of 'Motivational Business Music'

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Mr. Mason Typically, when CEOs are ousted from the businesses they founded, they go “spend more time” with their families, take up a hobby like yachting or move immediately on to the next company they can try not to drive into the ground. Not so for former Groupon CEO Andrew...
For His Next Act, Ousted Groupon CEO Andrew Mason Will Release an Album of 'Motivational Business Music'
WTF: Giving everyone the "Undercover Boss" experience
Clayton Christensen Talks Venture Capital, Crowd Funding, And How To Measure Your Life
Why it's time for companies to institutionalize innovation

Flat World Knowledge Taking Away Its Free Option Opens Up Opportunities For Competitors

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We recently wrote about textbook publisher, Flat World Knowledge, changing its business model and getting rid of its free access to textbooks, something it had initially promised it would never do. The final line of our post noted that this hopefully opened up the opportunity for other providers to step...
Flat World Knowledge Taking Away Its Free Option Opens Up Opportunities For Competitors
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