Nokia’s App Social, Solving The Mobile App Discovery Problem

Apps rule the mobile world and it’s getting more difficult by the week to discover new apps. As we wrap up 2013, it’s time for tech blogs to publish their top apps articles. I’m sure after Christmas when everyone has unwrapped their new smartphone the big question will be, “What is your favorite app?” or What is the best app for preving docs”, or “editing photos”. Those are common questions online and offline, and it’s not getting easier.

Recently, I was having a conversion with a teacher who was complaining about all the educational mobile apps, and how it would be [...]

Entrepreneur University: Schools for Start Ups – #infographic


Source: GreatBusinessSchools.org

American Timeline for Entrepreneurship in Colleges

1947 Management of New Enterprises, first MBA entrepreneurship course offered at Harvard.

1953 Entrepreneurship and Innovation offered at New York University

1954 Small Business Management, first MBA small business course offered at Stanford.

1967 First contemporary MBA entrepreneurship courses introduced at Stanford & New York Universities.

1970 First entrepreneurship center, the Caruth Institute of Owner-Managed Business, established at Southern Methodist University.

1975: 104 [...]

Innovation starts with listening and change for Marriott Hotels – #TravelBrilliantly

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Marriott Hotels for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

In a society that’s part looking for the next “big thing” in terms of apps, social networks split with a society that doesn’t like change, for traditional companies looking to be innovative it came be challenging. Innovation though may come in small increments or in one big swoop. When looking at Marriott Hotels recent  #TravelBrilliantly campaign launch.  Marriott decided it was time for innovation in one big swoop. Before we continue [...]

The Future of Tech, Design, Culinary and Travel NY Event Recap – #TravelBrilliantly

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Marriott Hotels for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Tuesday night I attended online and offline social media mashup event hosted by Marriott hotels and Newsone. The event theme was #TravelBrilliantly which is Marriott hotels “innovation” hashtag of choice. The event featured a panel with Q&A along with a digital atmosphere and integration that you expect to see at a large social media conference.  

The panelist included actor Laz Alonso, fashion designer Natalia Allen, TV Host & Digital [...]

#startupschool notes: Nate Blecharczyk, Founder, Airbnb

You need confidence
You are going to fail more than you succeed
Past experiences prepare you
Worse thing is have a partner that doesn't work hard as you do
Choosing your partners is one of the most important things you can do
Three clicks to book it
There is a lot of stress when starting a company
Investors don't want Ms they want Bs
Before you quit you have to give it 100%
You need people who will never give up
It's better to have a few users to love you vs a 1000 users who like you
Do things that don't scale
perseverance is what matters the most