I’ve said this before: after working for more than a year for a very dynamic company that’s in a, likewise, very dynamic industry, I’ve come to realize that I’m learning so much more now that I’m in the field and that the stuff that I’m learning here, critical stuff, are things that my Master of … Continue reading Entrepreneurship education is like a pair of glasses
DISCLAIMER: I’ve no direct connections with Inquirer.net or the Philippine Daily Inquirer and these opinions are based on nothing more than an outsider’s point of view. Feel free to read on while taking it with a grain of salt. Would be good if you could comment on it too. Interesting news about how Inquirer.net is … Continue reading new media + old business model = ???
So it’s been more than a year since I finished my postgrad and it’s almost a year since I started working as product manager for my current employer. What has changed since then? A lot. First off, I want to start by describing what my job is all about since I’ve found that a number … Continue reading Thoughts on Entrepreneurship – A Year Later
Great insights from one of the guys behind meebo.com. Folks are fond of saying that VCs have so much money they need to invest that they’re just giving money away. This really isn’t what’s going on. It’s true that VCs have pretty sizable amounts of cash to invest in promising startups, but the result is … Continue reading When to Raise VC
Note: Starting today, I will recommend the use of “Entrepreneurship” in place of “Technopreneurship” for a number of reasons. First is that I’ve come to realize that they are one and the same. Second is that there is a tendency for some individuals, especially the techie types (that includes me), to focus too much on the technology side and forget about the entrepreneurial aspects when the word “technopreneurship” is used.
First off, I need to acknowledge that an elective course on entrepreneurship (currently labeled technopreneurship) has been designed and integrated within computer science and I.T.(?) programs across a number of universities in Davao City. I’d like to clarify that this post is not intended as a criticism of those courses: I haven’t seen the design of those courses. Rather, I’d like to offer this post as a contribution as well as a means to start a discussion with the relevant individuals responsible for implementing this course. I’ll start by discussing some ideas that have been floating in my head since early last year. Continue reading “Designing the Entrepreneurship Course”
Over the past few months I have learned and collected a list of principles that make technopreneurship unique from entrepreneurship. Here is that list: Nothing to see here. I have learned that there are no special principles that make technopreneurship unique from entrepreneurship: Both regard innovation critical in remaining competitive in the marketplace, both regard … Continue reading Unique Principles of Technopreneurship
A dissatisfied customer who doesn’t complain won’t be a customer for long. Think about it. What is the underlying reason behind customer complaints? Is it because the customer just wants to lash at you one last time before she goes to the competition? I doubt if that’s even true 1/3 of the time. If the … Continue reading On Customer Complaints