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The Best Idea in your city ideakick

6mins Interview with Trevor Goss, founder of ideakick. From the ideakick site: So you want to know what happens at an ideakick? Well, here’s your answer… IDEA PITCHES The main point of coming to an ideakick is to pitch an idea that you have for something… anything. This might be something you’ve been thinking about for 6 months or it might be something you’ve been thinking about for 6 minutes. It’s all good. Basically what happens is you get to stand up in front of the group and tell them what your idea is. You have a total of 10 minutes, and in that 10 minutes you can use as much time as you want to tell everyone about your idea. Once you’re done, everyone else in the room gets to use the rest of the time that’s left to “kick” the idea around. Don’t stress about whether your pitch is refined or not. This isn’t like you’re testifying before Congress or anything like that. All you really need to do is say enough to get the conversation started. You might talk about a specifi

The New How - A Must Read if you can get past the academia.

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Clipped from: www.amazon.com ( share this clip ) Have you ever read one of those books you know was packed with critical information only to realize you retained only a fraction of it? This is what happened to me in this book due in part to a tendency for the heavy use of academic corporate lexicon as opposed to a more every persons conversational digestible tone. This is a shame as the critical lessons in The New How could reach so many more, much like author’s Jason Fried and Tony Hsieh have successfully done. That opinion aside it was an amazing feat to chronicle detailed business (mainly enterprise) lessons both successful and failed, dissect them in turn produce a framework for successful strategy creation. The artwork is very well done, (nice to see an author who considers design) it did enhance the experience and retention of some points. The latter part of the book is where things really shine, this is where we do get that conversational tone from Nilofer that I wish would