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Business lessons from Steve Jobs

September 25th, 2009 · No Comments

I just read a great Steve Jobs interview article on Fortune.com. I have to share with you my notes. On choosing strategy: "We do no market research. We don’t hire consultants.” On demanding reputation: “My job is to not be easy on people. My job is to make them better.” On Apple’s focus: “Apple is […]

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Tags: Build a Company · Innovation · Learning and Growing

An inspirational story of two Michigan mom entrepreneurs: Part II

August 18th, 2009 · No Comments

Today I’d like to share with you part II of my interview with Jessica Clark, co-founder of Suds Homemade Soap. If you haven’t read part I, please read “We have lost our beautiful home, our new cars, and in some respect, our dignity, but … “ an inspirational story of two Michigan mom entrepreneurs first. […]

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Tags: Build a Company · Start-up Success

“We have lost our beautiful home, our new cars, and in some respect, our dignity, but … “ an inspirational story of two Michigan mom entrepreneurs

August 17th, 2009 · No Comments

Today I have a special treat for everyone. Jessica Clark is the co-founder of Suds Homemade Soap. I first learned about Suds when Jessica visited this blog and commented on Go Scooter Girls! – An inspiring entrepreneurial story of starting of starting a business during the current financial crisis. Jessica wrote: “We are two moms […]

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Tags: Build a Company · Start-up Success

It’s a lie: the owner went to Hawaii

June 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

My family enjoys going to a Chinese restaurant near where we live. For the past three years, we go there once or twice a month. One day a few months ago, we went there again. The first thing we noticed when we walked into the restaurant was that all of the waiters and waitress were […]

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Tags: Build a Company · Start-up Success

New Balance store associate recommends me to buy shoes at Zappos.com

June 1st, 2009 · 2 Comments

Tony Shieh, CEO of Zappos.com, will be delighted to hear this story. 🙂 I was looking to buy a pair of New Balance running shoes last weekend. We went to the New Balance store in the local mall. The sales associate in the store was very patient and helpful. I finally decided on a particular […]

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Tags: Build a Company · Product Management · Start-up Success

Should a start-up enters emerging markets?

April 8th, 2009 · 3 Comments

A friend works for a start-up company. They’re on track to generate $30 million revenue this year, which will allow the company break even. Eighty percent of the revenue are from the US, while the other twenty percent are from western Europe. They still have about $10 million of cash that they received as part […]

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Tags: Build a Company · Innovation · Start-up Success