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Status Updates - October 2014 #5

..Big Brother isn’t just watching. A single mother in upstate New York was surprised to find that she had a Facebook page in her name, complete with photos of her, her son, and her niece. She hadn’t actually set up the page....more

Entrepreneurs: The New Wave of Immigrants

In the last ten years, the number of US companies started by foreign-born entrepreneurs has skyrocketed. From Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Zip Car and Tesla, foreign-born founders created some of the most successful US...more

How Could Avis Blow It?

In my last blog post, I wrote about the wisdom of Avis’ purchase of Zipcar for $500 million and the challenge that each company faces to become a brand based company like Zipcar....more

Converting Reputation Into Serious Money

In my previous blog post, I argued that reputation, if converted into brands/trademarks, can be the most valuable asset for a company. While all companies claim to have “brand”, typically the company’s name but it is mostly...more

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