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Apple CEO Tim Cook talks at Duke University in honor of his 25-year reunion

Getting Your Product Into the Habit Zone

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Editor’s Note: Nir Eyal is a Lecturer in Marketing at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the author of the forthcoming book “Hooked: How to Drive Engagement by Creating User Habits”. Nir blogs about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business at NirAndFar.com. As the web becomes an increasingly crowded place, users are...
Getting Your Product Into the Habit Zone

Is It a Tech Bubble? The Current Score

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(www.flickr.com/alexbrn) This weekend saw another flame war over whether the U.S. tech industry is in a "bubble" after New York Times reporter Nick Bilton wrote a story about high valuations for companies that have little or no revenue. When a company has no business model, investors refer to the valuation as...
Is It a Tech Bubble? The Current Score

Startup helps employees decide when to sell their stock

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Facebook employees and others who are contemplating when they should sell their stock can get some help from a new startup called Wealthfront. The company has created a financial planning tool that enables anyone who works in a tech company to test their options for selling stock after an initial...
Startup helps employees decide when to sell their stock

What "Disrupt" Really Means

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Editor’s note: Andy Rachleff is President and CEO of Wealthfront, an SEC-registered online financial advisor. Prior to Wealthfront, Andy co-founded and was general partner of Benchmark Capital. Follow him on Twitter @arachleff. Entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley love to talk about disruption, though few know what it really means. They mistake better products...
What "Disrupt" Really Means

If it looks like a bubble, and it feels like a bubble…

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The debate over whether we are in a technology bubble — and if so, what kind of bubble it might be — flared up again over the weekend, sparked by a piece in the New York Times that said venture-capital investors are encouraging startups to forego revenue so they...
If it looks like a bubble, and it feels like a bubble…
This Business School Prof Just Wrote a Blistering Takedown Of Groupon's New Accounting Methods (GRPN)
Lore ups ante against Blackboard with redesign, option for anyone to audit public courses

Hey startups: Don’t start your emails with “Dear [Name]” – 95% of people hate it

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The old saying that the sweetest thing for any person to hear is their own name might be true, but it certainly isn’t when it comes to receiving email from unfamiliar businesses. According to a new study executed by Prof. Sunil Wattal at the Fox School of Business some 95%...
Hey startups: Don’t start your emails with “Dear [Name]” – 95% of people hate it
PeopleBrowsr Claims "Twitter Changed Position On Eve of Discovery Battle" Over Federal Jurisdiction Request

Apple Claims Credit for 514,000 U.S. Jobs

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Many people are concerned about the labor that supports the creation of Apple products overseas, for instance at the enormous Foxconn facility in China. But look over here, Apple said today. Between manufacturing, transportation, app development and Apple’s own workforce, Apple estimated it supports 514,000 jobs in the United States....
Apple Claims Credit for 514,000 U.S. Jobs

UW-Tacoma debuts cybersecurity and leadership graduate program

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Cybersecurity is a pressing issue these days and the University of Washington is doing something about it. The UW-Tacoma branch is introducing a new graduate program designed to help professionals learn how to navigate the cybersecurity space and eventually become leaders in the industry. Starting this summer, the school will...
UW-Tacoma debuts cybersecurity and leadership graduate program
IT Departments Have Become Completely Useless
Startup innovation: A bra for stashing your phone
Make Your Users Do the Work

SPOTTED: The First Tesla Model S Sedan

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Tesla's Model S sedan is the second model in Tesla's lineup and has been through a long gestation period. But it seems the wait is over. Twitter user Evan Moore, @evancharles, saw the first car delivered to a customer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Who's the owner? Steve...
SPOTTED: The First Tesla Model S Sedan

Why Job-Hopping Is Essential For Startups

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A lot of people in Silicon Valley are down on job-hoppers these days. They're flaky, they're bad employees, they steal all the Sharpies when they leave, blah, blah, blah. But it turns out that all that job-hopping is an important part of what makes the Valley so special.  Everyone loves...
Why Job-Hopping Is Essential For Startups

The Art Of Manipulation

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Editor’s Note: Nir Eyal is a founder of two startups and an advisor to several Bay Area companies and incubators. He is a Lecturer in Marketing at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and blogs about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business at NirAndFar.com. Follow him on Twitter@nireyal and...
The Art Of Manipulation

Duke's Fuqua posts video of Tim Cook speaking at class reunion

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In April, Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed leadership while at his class reunion at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, and Fuqua has now posted snippets of Cook's remarks, giving an insight into the style of the man who took over Apple in Steve Jobs' wake.    ...
Duke's Fuqua posts video of Tim Cook speaking at class reunion
The sharing economy isn’t motivated by the environment

One week with Bing: A firsthand look at Microsoft’s search engine

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Over the past week, I’ve used no search engine but Bing. Both on my phone, and on my computers, it’s been a Bing world. This week long test came to be during an excellent meeting in Portland. I was enjoying a few cocktails, talking smack with locals and Microsoft PR folk, and...
One week with Bing: A firsthand look at Microsoft’s search engine

Stanford Study Claims That IPOs Stifle Start-Ups' Innovation Chops

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If your young, hip 'n' happening tech firm is Superman, then going public is its Kryptonite. A study by a Stanford academic has concluded that a firm's IPO can put the lid on creativity and innovation. Shai Bernstein of the university's Graduate School of Business studied thousands of startups...
Stanford Study Claims That IPOs Stifle Start-Ups' Innovation Chops
SoCal Angel Summit Focuses Attention of $1 Billion on 3 Finalist Companies

Why women VCs shouldn't give a damn about the Silicon Valley stereotype

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This is a guest post from venture capitalist, Jenn Wei.  I feel extremely lucky to be working at a job that combines my passion for technology, entrepreneurship, and meeting interesting people who dare to challenge the status quo. Don’t get me wrong, after living in the outwardly glitzy New York...
Why women VCs shouldn't give a damn about the Silicon Valley stereotype
What makes for a great entrepreneur?

In One Of His Most Revealing Quotes, Tim Cook Explains His Strategy For Running Apple (AAPL)

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Tim Cook gave one of his most revealing quotes to date about how he's running Apple in an interview at Duke's Fuqua School of Business. Cook got his MBA at Duke 25 years ago. He was on campus for a reunion and did a one hour interview with Fuqua's Dean....
In One Of His Most Revealing Quotes, Tim Cook Explains His Strategy For Running Apple (AAPL)

In health care, price transparency alone isn't enough

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It’s hard to argue that more price transparency in healthcare isn’t needed – especially as employers increasingly shift to high-deductible plans and Health Savings Accounts that demand more responsibility from their employees. But a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research suggests that price transparency alone could lead consumers...
In health care, price transparency alone isn't enough

Chicago’s Impact Engine Accelerator Is Looking For Environmentally & Socially Minded Startups

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Impact Engine is a newly launched venture accelerator in Chicago designed to attract both environmentally and socially-minded businesses that want to – well, you know — make an impact on today’s world. The belief is that you don’t have to be a non-profit business to make this happen, but that...
Chicago’s Impact Engine Accelerator Is Looking For Environmentally & Socially Minded Startups

Groupon, the SEC, haters, and what the future may bring

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I’ve been hard on Groupon in the last few weeks for a number of reasons. Its accounting mistakes, coupled with its continued losses, multiplied by its declining stock price have made the company something of an easy target, and one that hitting has felt appropriate. However, this short post is...
Groupon, the SEC, haters, and what the future may bring

Here Are The 2 Biggest Timebombs In Groupon's Dodgy Accounts (GRPN)

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Groupon could be required to write off a huge amount of goodwill from acquisitions it overpaid for, and it may have to redefine its operating cashflow, according to two business school professors who predicted the daily deal firm's woes seven months ago. The accusation is another headache for the...
Here Are The 2 Biggest Timebombs In Groupon's Dodgy Accounts (GRPN)
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