Good Business Writing is Not a Mark Twain Novel

Startup Professionals Musings

No one is born with business writing skills, and everyone can learn them. Thus, I thought a quick refresher on business writing basics might help you more than any tip on the next big thing on the business horizon: Select clear purpose and focus. Tailor writing to your audience.

A Must Read Book for the Educated Class

Both Sides of the Table

Mamaw isn’t educated and, in fact, scorns “elites” but knows that if J.D. In another post coming soon I’ll write about my own journey. I just finished Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. I can’t recommend this book strongly enough. I loved it in so many ways.

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Writing Your Press Releases

SoCal Tech Calendar

Friday, November 14, 2008 -- "Writing Your Press Releases" SDSIC. If you're writing your press releases like it was still 1994, you're not maximizing the value of this tool in this Internet-centric age. Discover how to write for the 3 audiences that delivered-by-Internet releases can reach: media, search engines, and direct-to-public. will educate us on the new things happening in online media relations and PR.

How To Write An Effective Answer On Quora: Communications 101

InfoChachkie

I write a bit more about how entrepreneurs can protect their ideas here: Spilling The Beans. As described in Buzz Kill , many college-educated professionals tend to write at a level that is uncomfortable for most people (including college graduates) to read.

Stage 32: An Education Hub For Entertainment Industry Creatives

Tech.Co

by providing cutting-edge online education to a global population of people looking to make it in the ever-evolving entertainment industry. There’s a community feel even to our education. And the ability to bring education to the world has been our intention from day one.”. In the past year alone the company has amassed over 1k hours of educational content and generated over $1 million. Educating the next generation of media talent.

Business Writing Style is as Important as Content

Startup Professionals Musings

No one is born with business writing skills, and everyone can learn them. Thus, I thought a quick refresher on business writing basics might help you more than any tip on the next big thing on the business horizon: Select clear purpose and focus. Tailor writing to your audience.

XPRIZE Awards $15M In Global Learning Competition

socalTECH

Diamandis which seeks to spur innovative solutions to the world's problems, has awarded $15M in the Global Learning XPRIZE , the prize which challenged innovators to create a way to enable children to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic within 15 months. xprize learning competition kitkit onebillion school education educational software swahiliMarina Del Rey-based XPRIZE , the organization led by Dr. Peter H.

Lynda.com Buys Compilr

socalTECH

Carpinteria-based online video education site Lynda.com said today that it has acquired Compilr , a developer of a software coding and development environment which lets people learn how to write, compile, and test code from their web browser.

Quantum Computing 101: Brilliant, Google, Microsoft Training Workers

Xconomy

But tech companies are already writing the novel kinds of software these revolutionary computers will need in order to operate—and businesses are even helping to train the workforce for a future era of “quantum speed-up.’’

Wpromote Launches Scholarship For Students In Digital Marketing

socalTECH

Wpromote said that entrants will be asked to write a blog post on any topic of their choice about the field of digital marketing, which will determine the winners of those three scholarships; the winners will be featured on Wpromote's digital marketing blog. wpromote scholarship digital marketing high school student education contest competition

Wpromote Opens Apps For Student Scholarship

socalTECH

Students are asked to write a 500-word minimum blog post answering the question "If you were going to run a digital marketing campaign for your school, what would it look like?". wpromote digital marketing scholarship student undergraduate education schoolLos Angeles-based digital marketing agency Wpromote has opened up applications for several student scholarships, with the top prize being a MacBook Pro and $500. According to Wpromote, it is accepting applications from U.S.

Interview with Sunil Rajaraman, Scripped

socalTECH

to the business of script writing, and is looking to combine a free online tool for writing scripts with matching those scripts with content producers. Over 150 educational institutions are using our free screenwriting software, and we've attracted writers to our community by providing a free, web-based alternative to expensive screenwriting tools like Final Draft and Movie Magic, which charge $200 to $250 for their tools.

Interview with Ramit Varma, Revolution Prep

socalTECH

Out of 41 companies who submitted their software for approval, only three were accepted--us, McGraw Hill, and Peoples Education. Software is set to be transformative in the space of education. I take it the software then really requires lots of education experts to make work?

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Build Entrepreneur Credentials Early and Wisely

Startup Professionals Musings

While I agree that successful company builders usually have a natural inclination to be entrepreneurs, a good education helps polish that apple. If offered at your college, don’t forget the practical business skills like “Critical Thinking”, “Business Writing” and even “Dress for Success.”

Most Great Entrepreneurs Don’t Drop Out of Harvard

Startup Professionals Musings

While I agree that successful company builders usually have a natural inclination to be entrepreneurs, a good education helps polish that apple. If offered at your college, don’t forget the practical business skills like “Critical Thinking”, “Business Writing” and even “Dress for Success.”

How to Teach Computational Thinking

Xconomy

Whether it’s sensor-based medicine, computational contracts, education analytics, or computational agriculture—success is going to rely on being able to do computational thinking well. So now the question is how to educate kids about it.

Boundless Learning Wants to Replace the College Textbook for Free

Tech Zulu Event

The startup has released free online educational materials in beta to the public. At the moment the startup has released biology, economics, psychology, sociology, anatomy and physiology, history and writing online materials for use in colleges.

Interview with Zareh Baghdasarian, 15desks

socalTECH

Zareh Baghdasarian is the CEO of 15desks (www.15desks.com), a new startup focused on the education market. Zareh Baghdasarian: 15desks is all about managing your educational lifestyle, all the way from early education to your graduate work. If you look at what you go through, starting high school, and maybe even middle or grade school, you go through your educational life managing courses, relationships with your teachers, and relationships with your parents.

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Can you finance your company with grants?

Berkonomics

I am chairman of a company that, as I write this, is twelve years old and has not yet taken a dollar of outside investment. Grant writing takes skill and immense amounts of time. First, here’s a link to my recent TEDx talk, “Smiling at success; laughing at failure.”

Panel: How Blogging, Widgets and Streaming Video Can Make Your Marketing Efforts Take Off

Technology Council

Phil Becker writes: On Wednesday, September 24, I had the opportunity to moderate a truly interesting and educational dinner meeting of that Tech Council's Marketing SIG. An audience of about fifty people heard three panelists speak on “The New Business Boosters; How Blogging, Widgets and Streaming Video Can Make Your Marketing Efforts Take Off“ As that title

The lion and the ant: A managerial lesson

Berkonomics

So the lion recruited a cockroach who had extensive experience as a supervisor and who was famous for writing excellent reports. He also needed a secretary to help him write and type his reports.

Pathbrite Shows the Fruits of Having a Crystal Clear Value Proposition

Tech Zulu Event

As a former educator, I understand the complexity of the bureaucratic processes of secondary and post-secondary education systems. That is why I am amazed and extremely excited at how fast Pathbrite is storming through the education system and slugging home-runs.

Killer Potato Salad Kickstarter Campaign Raises > $41,000

InfoChachkie

At the time I am writing this, he has enticed nearly 6,000 backers to commit over $49,500, and counting. For those donating at the $20 "POTATO MADNESS" level, Zack will, "write a (personalized) potato-salad themed haiku." So far, Zack will be writing 4 haikus.

6 Marketing Tips To Attract Customers To Your Rollout

Startup Professionals Musings

Educational. Highly relevant and educational content if irrelevant if you can’t make it easy for people to understand. If you want to connect with customers, put aside your writing formalities. Then write it down.

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Entrepreneurs: Take the time to celebrate your exit.

Berkonomics

Take with you the best wishes from those in your past, and build upon the education you received with this effort. Write a book; I did. Write a long hand letter to someone who helped you make it to the finish line.

Why Mommy Bloggers Can Help Your Business

Eric Greenspan

There are over 4,500 influential Mommy Bloggers covering topics from pregnancy to child raising to education. Some write about relationships and others about sex. They write how they feel and they influence millions. Recently I was approached by a writer of erotica and quality pornography requesting a spot on the TEDxAmericanRiviera stage. I declined but I was intrigued just the same.

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Interview with Fariborz Maseeh, Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition

socalTECH

That course is different in that it will help mentor the engineers to write their business plans, which is very different from regular entrepreneurship courses, where it's usually an outside speaker lecturing students about what they have done in the past.

How I Promise You One of the Most Meaningful Days of Your Life

Both Sides of the Table

Defy Ventures is a program that aims to educate people in prison to become better humans upon graduation. I wasn’t raised badly — I was well educated. I promised her I would write about this experience for the LinkedIn platform so I didn’t write about yesterday’s trip here.

An Unlikely Unicorn: Lynda.com’s Journey From Garage To $1.3B Sale

InfoChachkie

Like a true entrepreneur, even though she was young, she took control of her life and pursued an alternative education. Bruce also experienced a challenging time at school, struggling with the limitations of a 1970’s public school education which emphasized conformity over creativity. [3:27]

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Remind Me Why I Love You? (Why “In Person” is Everything)

Both Sides of the Table

I was amazed at your innovation, approach, cleverness, enthusiasm, leadership traits, background, education, team?—?everything. You had an amazing meeting with an investor. Your product demo crushed. The dialog was great. They told you how much they loved your space.

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In 15 Years From Now Half of US Universities May Be in Bankruptcy. My Surprise Discussion with @ClayChristensen

Both Sides of the Table

Disruption of Education. He talked about how for centuries education had “no technological core” (meaning it was bound by physical locations) and thus disruption was very difficult. “Online education is truly going to kill us.”

10 Academic Courses To Kickstart Your Business Career

Startup Professionals Musings

Writing in business is not the same as in an academic environment. Amazingly, it seems that people in business are more highly educated these days, but less well prepared than ever before.

How to Know if You Have ADD and What to Do About It

Both Sides of the Table

I have checked Twitter at least 10 times during the writing of this post so far and Facebook 3 times. I can’t write a blog post and then wait 3 days to publish. It’s why I don’t write for TechCrunch or similar much any more.

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Why Lawsuits Are On the Rise at Startups and What To Do About It

Both Sides of the Table

As I write these words I already imagine my next deposition in which I’m asked to read this out loud. I started writing about problems when founding a startup years ago but the problem has gotten worse. *. Lawsuits.

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Why I Backed a 24-Year-Old Trying to Assess Human Potential

Both Sides of the Table

She highlighted for me how we measure human potential today and it’s based on the workforce that existing post WWII where teaching rote memorization of facts: Math, reading comprehension, writing, basic science, etc.

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