The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

by Yule Heibel on August 21, 2011

  • Amazing photographs…
    As much as the project is about the quirkiness of childhood, it is, more strikingly, a commentary on class and on poverty. But the diversity also provides a sense of togetherness.

    Everybody sleeps. And eventually, everybody grows up.

    Grows up into what…?

    tags: education childhood children james_mollison nyt photography class

  • Two Thursday morning nuggets from live-blogging of Grow Conference (Vancouver) by TechVibes:
    9:00 AM. Debbie says entrepreneurs need nourishment. Talks about the “next gen entrepreneur.” They grew up online. Their businesses are lean, cloud based, collaborative, viral, social, authentic, metrics driven, and transparent. Old businesses were about location—with the internet, new businesses are about attention.

    9:05 AM. Howard returns to discuss philosophies—”social leverage over financial leverage,” “too small to fail,” “punch a banker, hug a developer,” and more. He says you have to be passionate about your startup, build domain exprtise, and expect to fail once, twice, thrice. He says distribution is underrated, don’t worry about profitability immediately. In Today’s world, developers make you, not bankers anymore. It’s important to visualize things and wirte stuff down. Howard advises entrepreneurs to play Risk. Attack incumbents with one core feature that you have mastered and grow from there. Entrepreneurship is a little like Poker, where a young kid can beat an older man. It’s a mix of skill and luck and underdogs can win.

    tags: growconf howard_lindzon debbie_landa entrepreneurship techvibes vancouver

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