Author Archives: Ann Bross

The Lean Startup: Vision

Delving Deeper: An analysis of Section 2 of Eric Ries’ new book, The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses. In the section of The Lean Startup entitled “Vision,”  Eric Ries outlines the importance … Continue reading

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The Lean Startup – What it is, How it was Born

One of our most popular posts to date has been a preview of Eric Ries’ new book,  The Lean Startup.  Our previous article (before the book was released) compared past product developing life cycles to Ries’ “approach to creating continuous … Continue reading

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The Polarizing effect of SOPA: What it is and why it divides us

SOPA is a hot topic. Currently CEOs, powerful politicians, Hollywood heavyweights and average Americans all seem to be at odds over one issue (and actually I am not referring to Occupy Wall Street). SOPA, or the Stop Online Piracy Act, … Continue reading

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Google+ has an Identity Crisis

Our last blog entry, “Anonymity, Accountability and Free Speech” discussed the chasm that has developed in the social networking world between those who encourage the enforcement of ‘real-name’ policies, and those who believe that the abolition of anonymity is irresponsible … Continue reading

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Anonymity, Accountability and Free Speech

Since the debut of Google+ there has been a storm of controversy surrounding the new social network’s real name policy. The attempt to enforce what Google believes to be a form of legitimacy on their users has been met with … Continue reading

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A Roadmap to Social Media: 13 Platforms You Should Know

Recently, there has been a rush to get every business online to interact with consumers, and for good reason:  50% of American adults and 70% of all internet users are on social networks, and Americans spend almost a quarter of … Continue reading

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100 Million Users and Counting: the 5 Largest Social Networks You Never Knew Existed

Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn: they can all count their users in the hundreds of millions, which is why you know them. But did you know that there are other social networks that can do the same, and you’ve probably never … Continue reading

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Finding Friends, Funding and a Future: Great Resources for Your Small Business

It’s always difficult to begin a new business, not only does the act require courage, it requires help, information, and resources. Finding those resources, and knowing how to use them properly is just another item on a growing to-do list. … Continue reading

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The “Lean” Mean Business Machine: How Eric Ries’ Entrepreneurial Philosophy is Making Waves

On September 13th a new book will be released; The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses. It aims to change the way businesses develop their products. Eric Reis, the book’s author, has taken … Continue reading

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What the Recent Weeks tell us about Social Media and Law Enforcement

There has been much controversy lately about how law enforcement agencies are using (or preventing the use of) social media in order to target criminals and avoid social unrest. Social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter have become central … Continue reading

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