Entrepreneurship is difficult

Actually, I wanted to have the title of the post as “Life is difficult”,  I believe Entrepreneurship is Life because it starts to consume everything you do. To quote Steve Jobs, if you want to do great things you have to love what you do and when you love what you do you give every…

Customer Development and Running Experiments – 9th Meetup

We tried a different method to capture our discussion this week using SoundCloud.com and I have to say it works like a charm, here is the SoundCloud stream, fresh off the press. We discussed the January 18th, 2012 class Customer Development and Running Experiments session, especially the presentation by Giff Constable on the process of running experiments.…

Should overnight success take 11 years?

Saw this post on Facebook about Mr.Thordur Magnusson, the Chairman of Eyrir Invest. Eyrir has been one of the private venture investors in Iceland and they have strong track record in their portfolio like Caldiris, Marorka, Ossur, Marel etc all household names in Iceland. They have a strategy of Buy and Build, which means the…

Reykjavik Digital Freedom Conference

First the logistics, the conference is in Bíó Paradís, Hverfisgata 54, 101 Reykajvik. Here is the link to the site and here is the Facebook Event Page. I planned to attend this conference but unfortunately, have a whole bunch of meetings and commitments that I cannot get out of is preventing me from participating. There is an…

Entrepreneurial Design – Revisited

I have written about the course being offered in the School of Design in NY with the title Entrepreneurial Design by Christina Cacioppo Gary Chou of Union Square Ventures. I wanted to take the opportunity to bring attention to the material. I believe the structure, the reading material and all the links they have put together…

When Harry met Sally…

I saw this clip in Reuters Tech Tonic TV, it was so simple yet profound. It described the relationship between a VC and the Entrepreneur. I want to ask the question, how is your relationship with your Investor? Would you be proud to have a video done this way with your Investor? I strive very hard…

Business Model vs. Business Plan

There is a fundamental difference between a business model and business plan. A Business Model defines how you will make your product or service economically viable. A business plan describe how you are going to make your business model work. One does not always know how the plan is going to evolve, so building detailed…