A Million and Change

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A Million and ChangeHuman Nature, Innovation, Startups

by Rusty Williams on 2 January, 2014 with 0 comments
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Kevin Systrom.  Mark Zuckerberg.  Larry Ellison.  Jeff Bezos.  Feel free to fill in more names.  Off the top of your head I bet you can think of a dozen or so business successes.  These are the poster children of entrepreneurship.  They beat the odds.  Bet everything and won.  This is proof that perseverance pays off, …

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In Defense of Ideas

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In Defense of IdeasInnovation

by Rusty Williams on 10 December, 2013 with 0 comments
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There’s a refrain that’s become popular with some of the most respected voices in the start-up landscape. It goes this like this: “Ideas are worthless; execution is everything.” I agree 100% with the second part of this statement — execution is key — but the first part pisses me off. Ideas aren’t worthless. In fact, …

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