Gladwell Entrepreneur Personality Traits – Business Insider

Author Malcolm Gladwell — who’s sold some 4.5 million books — says that entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs and IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad become so successful thanks to a rare combination of personality traits.

As he said on stage at on Tuesday at the World Business Forum in New York, they are open to experience, conscientious, and disagreeable. Continue

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I maker e Arduino: che cosa fanno gli artigiani digitali

L’unione tra artigianato e tecnologie nasce da alcune premesse e fortunati incroci storici, a partire dall’accessibilità degli strumenti, la crescente semplicità e la circolazione della conoscenza resa possibile da internet e la filosofia open source. Continue

Poggiani: “Ecco come farò l’Italia digitale”

Il direttore dell’Agenzia per l’Italia digitale: “La stella polare è la riforma della PA. Ma bisogna intervenire su banda larga, cultura e sostegno all’Ict economy. L’Agid sarà in prima linea per vincere queste sfide”. E avverte: “Basta progetti incompiuti” Continue

La moneta sparisce in tutto il mondo: crescita senza fine per i pagamenti senza contanti

Anche la Apple si prepara a sbarcare in grande stile nel mondo dei pagamenti mobili: insieme all’iPhone6 ha lanciato anche la piattaforma Apple Pay che permetterà di pagare semplicemente via telefonino. Continue

My new book on mentoring: “Mentorship. What does a mentoring relationship matter?”

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Dear all,

What is mentoring? Which is the difference between mentoring and coaching? Who is the right mentor for me? Is it useful for companies to reach their targets? Could it improve employability and personal development of people with an MBA degree? These and other questions are discussed in my book, “Mentorship. What does a mentoring relationship matter?”, with Mr Claudio Ceper and Mr Maurizio Bottari, expert headhunters and mentors, Mr Domenico Fama’, senior Hr Manager with deep experience in multinational companies, Miss Gini Dupasquier mentor

The preface is by Mr Gaetano Bonfissuto expert headhunter.

It’s an ebook available on Smashwords (

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/453909)
(where you can find the version for Kindle and Apple, Sony, PDF, text and other readers), iBook store, Kobo book store, Flipkart, Barnes & Noble, Fnac, Feltrinelli.”

On Smashwords you can find an interview made by the publisher to understand more about me and the book. I hope you will enjoy it.

Ventre: ‘Telecom Italia giochi la partita dei contenuti’

Il docente dell’Università di Napoli: “La compagnia deve guardare agli Ott. La sfida è creare una Internet tv interattiva e social”. E su Tim Brasil: “Vendere a patto che gli introiti servano per fare nuovi investimenti in Europa” Continue

Competition Is for Losers

What valuable company is nobody building? This question is harder than it looks, because your company could create a lot of value without becoming very valuable itself. Creating value isn’t enough—you also need to capture some of the value you create. Continue

Ovum: M2M, le Tlc faranno soldi con i dati più che con le connessioni

In palio 25 miliardi di dollari entro il 2019 per gli operatori mobili. A patto che sappiano puntare sulla raccolta e integrazione dati intorno ai loro clienti, andando oltre la tradizionale gestione della connettività Continue

Stanford Professors Want To Teach You How To Scale Your Business Without Screwing It Up

After eight years of studying best practices for expanding a business, a pair of Stanford professors are scaling up the size of their classroom with their first foray into massive open online courses (MOOC). Continue

My new book on mentoring: “Mentorship. What does a mentoring relationship matter?”

20140729-212807-77287939.jpg

Dear all,
What is mentoring? Which is the difference between mentoring and coaching? Who is the Right mentor for me? Is it useful for companies to reach their targets? Could it improve employability and personal development of people with an MBA degree? These and other questions are discussed in my book, “Mentorship. What does a mentoring relationship matter?”, with Mr Claudio Ceper and Mr Maurizio Bottari, expert headhunters and mentors, Mr Domenico Fama’, senior Hr Manager with deep experience in multinational companies, Miss Gini Dupasquier mentor

The preface is by Mr Gaetano Bonfissuto expert headhunter.

It’s an ebook available on Smashwords (
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/453909
) where you can find the version for Kindle and Apple, Sony reader, PDF and text, on iBook store, Kobo book store, Flipkart, Barnes & Noble, Fnac, Feltrinelli, Scribd, Oyster.

I hope you will enjoy it.

How the Internet of Things Changes Business Models

As the Internet of Things (IoT) spreads, the implications for business model innovation are huge. Filling out well-known frameworks and streamlining established business models won’t be enough. Continue

The Future of the Workforce May Be Part-Time, Says Google CEO Larry Page

What happens as machines and artificial intelligence push humans out of the workforce? It’s one of the more important problems of our time — theoretical as it may seem in some sectors today — as technology makes industry after industry more efficient. continue

Take This Final Exam to See If You Are Ready to Launch Your Startup

I teach entrepreneurship in the College of Engineering at Villanova University. We make the entrepreneurial learning experience as real life as possible but, at the end of each semester, the “real world” illusion ends with a final exam. continue

Principles for Open Innovation and Open Leadingship

Just found this awesome 27 min talk by Joi Ito on the 9 principles of open innovation. They are not that new – first version appeared in 2012 – but they seem to have matured, like good wine in well kept cellars. Almost every sentence he speaks is tweetable continue

Steve Jobs Sent This Email To A Startup Who Helped Design One Of The First iPad Apps

How do you know whether or not your iOS app is going to be a hit? Getting an email from Steve Jobs is probably a strong indicator.
Ashish Toshniwal, the 31-year-old CEO of app design firm Y Media Labs, told Business Insider about how one of the first iPad apps his startup helped create impressed the late Apple CEO and co-founder. continue