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October 19, 2010

多家中国民间教育机构赴美国上市

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Totally 8 chinese private training companies are listed in US stock market. These companies offer different training other than official education to chinese students or professionals. Given the huge chinese market, there is always a niche market for such company to grow.

And how about teach students to develop app on smart devices? Will it be a good niche market?

Check the link for more details.

General information.  http://news.chinaventure.com.cn/2/20101019/44729.shtml

A latest training company which will be listed in New York stock exchange.  The founders are all born in 80s.  Come on, MBAs! You work hard to get into school like wharton, Harvard and finally get into wall street and helping these entrepreneurs to achieve their dream. So how about your dream, MBAs?

http://news.chinaventure.com.cn/47/20101013/44380.shtml

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October 18, 2010

Nowadays collaboration is much easier

My business plan involves software out-souring and collaboration among designer, programmer, project manager and client. I’v been struggling to think of the way to facilitate such cooperation. But in fact, quite a few start-ups have come up with the tool to assist. They are called Collaborative Diagramming Tool.

Take a look following article from techcrunch which introduced a few tools to use. The world really is getting smaller and starting your business costs much less. No better time than right now to start your own business and realize your business dream.

 

http://tcrn.ch/bKYXff by @serkantoto

Cacoo, the browser-based diagramming and design application launched in November 2009, came out of beta today. The Flash tool allows users to create, share and publish wireframes, sitemaps, network diagrams, flow charts, UMLs, etc.

What makes Cacoo stand out is that it lets multiple users in different locations create and edit designs collaboratively and in real-time. Changes to designs shared online, i.e. on a blog or wiki, are reflected in the embedded item automatically and in real-time, which means uploading them again isn’t necessary (more on Cacoo’s main features in our previous coverage).

Next to shedding the beta label, Cacoo maker Nulab has introduced a freemium model, under which the free plan will continue with some restrictions. Users paying $4.95 monthly (or $49 per year) will be able to create unlimited sheets for their designs, export them in more formats (SVG), share diagrams and folders with an unlimited number of people, and more.

 

October 7, 2010

开复创新工场新动向

 

一直关注开复创新工程的进展,关于工场首个公司出炉让我感动非常鼓舞。因为首个公司的CEO,推出Tapas手机操作系统,是华为的前员工张磊。如果他可以,我也可以。华为的经历+MBA的学习和实践+确实可行的商业计划书,一定可以让我获得在开复面前pitch的机会。我相信law of attraction,我一直非常欣赏开复老师,渴望和他认识,如果我在创业的路上坚持,并选择了移动互连网作为我的方向,我就会找到会面的机会。

law of attraction不断被证明,在大学我就一直留意出国学习的机会,最后我获得到韩国交流学习的机会,成为我第一次出国的经历;大一一开始我就计划要保研,结果我做到了;我本科就对华为公司,老板任正非非常感兴趣,读了很多相关的书籍,最终我来到华为,并也见到了任总本人。真的,相信law of attraction,to dream,to imagine and work hard, 真的可以实现。

补上关于patas张磊的故事。

http://www.chuangxin.com/portfolio/portfolio-news/

http://en.chuangxin.com/

October 7, 2010

Recommend a book for Entrepreneurs: The E-myth Revisited

It’s the right decision to have my first ipad and most valuable use of my ipad to read book at any circumstances i can.

I would like to recommend a book for any entrepreneur even though i haven’t finished it yet. But i can’t help to make the recommendation.

It’s a book to address why most small business don’t work and what to do about it. Since every business start small and it’s vital to survive and to grow in the infancy stage. The review on amazon of this book is 4 stars and a half with many comments.

I just finished the 2nd chapter and am very impressive by the idea the book reveals to me. As the book suggests, every person has three personalities: the Entrepreneur, the Manager and the Technician. About 70% of business are started by Technician and they will run into the wall somehow. Because they lack of the personality of the Entrepreneur.

So who is the Entrepreneur?

The Entrepreneur is the visionary in us. The dreamer. The energy behind every human activity. The imagination that sparks the fire of the future. The catalyst for change.  The Entrepreneur lives in the future, never in the past, rarely in the present.

and what does Entrepreneur do?

The Entrepreneur is our creative personality always at its best dealing with the unknown, prodding the future, creating probabilities out of possibilities, engineering chaos into harmony.

Ok, that’s fine for the definition. But what exactly does the Entrepreneur do.  In my interpretation, They dream and ask the right questions.  They see the future, they dream big and they ask what’s the uniqueness of the business, how to make people like it and keep coming back for it, how to create better delightful experience, what will the business be in 5 years, in 10 years. how to grow the impact to the community and affect more people. The work of an Entrepreneur is to wonder, to imagine and to dream.

Keep coming……

http://www.amazon.com/E-Myth-Revisited-Small-Businesses-About/dp/0887307280/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1286468803&sr=1-1

August 9, 2010

10 Secrets of Successful Entrepreneurs

10 Secrets of Successful Entrepreneurs

How do you know whether you can be a successful entrepreneur, or if you are better off as a salaried employee? While there is no surefire formula for success, studies have shown that successful entrepreneurs share these ten characteristics. Check if you possess any one of them.
by Isabel M. Isidro
Managing Editor
Running a one-person business is a creative, flexible and challenging way to become your own boss and chart your own future. It is about creating a life, as it is about making a living. It takes courage, determination and foresight to decide to become an entrepreneur. From the relatively safe cocoon of the corporate world, where paychecks arrive regularly, you will be venturing into the unchartered territories of business.
Is there a way to determine whether you can be a successful entrepreneur, or you are better off to work for somebody else? Alas, there is no formula for success. However, most successful entrepreneurs share these ten characteristics. Check if you possess any one of them:
1. Think success. To attain the kind of success that you want, you need to dream big. Every success story starts with big dreams. You need to have big dreams for yourself – which you want to be somebody rich, famous or fulfilled. You need to have a clear vision of what you want to achieve. But it doesn’t stop in dreaming alone. You should actively visualize success in your mind that you can almost feel it, touch it or it is within your reach. Play this image back at every opportunity. What does it feel to triple your current income? How will your life change? What will your business look like if you achieved the million-dollar mark?
Successful entrepreneurs possess an attitude of openness and faith that you can have what you want if you can simply envision it as the first step on the path of action to acquiring it. Management gurus have taught us the power of visualization – seeing yourself in your mind as having accomplished your dreams. If you want to be a successful writer, envision yourself signing books for a throng of people who have lined up to have your autograph. If you want to be rich, picture yourself in luxurious surroundings holding a fat bank account. And the process of envisioning success for you should be a constant activity! You need to think that you are successful (or will be one) every single waking hour. A personal development coach shared me her secret to help her continuously visualize her goals for the moment: when climbing stairs, recite your goal with every step you take. So if you want more money, say “I will have money” in every step of the stairs. This technique will reinforce your goal and keep it fresh in your consciousness.
2. Be passionate with what you do. You start a business to change any or all part of your life. To attain this change, you need to develop or uncover an intense, personal passion to change the way things are and to live life to the fullest. Success comes easily if you love what you do. Why? Because we are more relentless in our pursuit of goals about things that we love. If you hate your job right now, do you think you will ever be successful at it? Not in a million years! You may plod along, even become competent at the tasks, but you will never be a great success at it. You will achieve peak performance and do what you have to do to succeed only if you are doing something that interests you or something that you care about. Entrepreneurs who succeed do not mind the fact that they are putting in 15 or 18 hours a day to their business because they absolutely love what they do. Success in business is all about patience and hard work, which can only be attained if you are passionate and crazy with your tasks and activities.
3. Focus on your strengths. Let’s face it; you cannot be everything to everybody. Each of us has our own strengths and weaknesses. To be effective, you need to identify your strengths and concentrate on it. You will become more successful if you are able to channel your efforts to areas that you do best. In business, for example, if you know you have good marketing instincts, then harness this strength and make full use of it. Seek help or assistance in areas that you may be poor at, such as accounting or bookkeeping. To transform your weakness to strength, consider taking hands-on learning or formal training.
4. Never consider the possibility of failure. Ayn Rand, in her novel The Fountainhead, wrote, “It is not in the nature of man – nor of any living entity, to start out by giving up.” As an entrepreneur, you need to fully believe in your goals, and that you can do it. Think that what you are doing will contribute to the betterment of your environment and your personal self. You should have a strong faith in your idea, your capabilities and yourself. You must believe beyond a shadow of a doubt that you have the ability to recognize and fulfill them. The more you can develop faith in your ability to achieve your goals, the more rapidly you can attain it. However, your confidence should be balanced with calculated risks that you need to take to achieve greater rewards. Successful entrepreneurs are those who analyze and minimize risk in the pursuit of profit. As they always say, “no guts, no glory.”
5. Plan accordingly. You have a vision, and you have enough faith in yourself to believe that you can achieve your vision. But do you know how to get to your vision? To achieve your vision, you need to have concrete goals that will provide the stepping-stone towards your ultimate vision. Put your goals in writing; not doing so just makes them as intangible fantasies. You need to plan each day in such a way that your every action contributes to the attainment of your vision. Do you foresee yourself as the next Martha Stewart of hand-made home furnishings? Perhaps today, you need to see an artist to help you conceptualize the new line of hand-made linens that you hope to launch. Intense goal orientation is the characteristic of every successful entrepreneur. They have a vision, and they know how to get there. Your ability to set goals and make plans for your accomplishment is the skill required to succeed. Plan, plan and plan – because without which failure is guaranteed
6. Work hard! Every successful entrepreneur works hard, hard and hard. No one achieves success just by sitting and staring at the wall every single day. Brian Tracy puts it out this way, “You work eight hours per day for survival; everything over eight hours per day is for success.” Ask any successful businessperson and they will tell you immediately that they had to work more than 60 hours per week at the start of their businesses. Be prepared to say goodbye to after-office drinks every day, or a regular weekend get-away trip. If you are in a start-up phase, you will have to breathe, eat and drink your business until it can stand on its own. Working hard will be easy if you have a vision, clear goals, and are passionate with what you do.
7. Constantly Look for Ways to Network. In business, you are judged by the company you keep – from your management team, board of directors, and strategic partners. Businesses always need assistance, more so small businesses. Maybe the lady you met in a trade association meeting can help you secure funding, or the gentleman at a conference can provide you with management advise. It is important to form alliances with people who can help you, and whom you can help in return. To succeed in business, you need to possess good networking skills and always be alert to opportunities to expand your contacts.
8. Willingness to Learn. You do not need to be a MBA degree holder or PhD graduate to succeed in your own business. In fact, there are a lot of entrepreneurs who did not even finish secondary education. Studies show that most self-made millionaires have average intelligence. Nonetheless, these people reached their full potentials achieved their financial and personal goals in business because they are willing to learn. To succeed, you must be willing to ask questions, remain curious, interested and open to new knowledge. This willingness to learn becomes more crucial given the rapid changes in technologies and ways of doing business.
9. Persevere and have faith. No one said that the road to success is easy. Despite your good intentions and hard work, sometimes you will fail. Some successful entrepreneurs suffered setbacks and resounding defeats, even bankruptcy, yet managed to quickly stand up to make it big in their fields. Your courage to persist in the face of adversity and ability to bounce back after a temporary disappointment will assure your success. You must learn to pick yourself up and start all over again. Your persistence is the measure of the belief in yourself. Remember, if you persevere, nothing can stop you.
10. Discipline yourself. Thomas Huxley once said, “Do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you like it or not.” Self-discipline is the key to success. The strength of will to force yourself to pay the price of success – doing what others don’t like to do, going the extra mile, fighting and winning the lonely battle with yourself.
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