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What do Google, Apple, and Facebook have in common? None of them were “first movers” in their core market. With Google, they weren’t even a second mover (you old guys will remember Infoseek and AltaVista). . .
When RIM/BlackBerry was going through its first growth spurt, we were hiring hundreds of new employees and I was tasked with bringing in talented product managers. One candidate named David went through the gauntlet of being interviewed by 4 or 5 of us and got a thumbs up . . .
I recently had the opportunity to hear Peter Diamandis, author of Abundance, speak to an enthralled group of 1200 Calgarians. His remarkable talk left me convinced that he’s one of the most important thinkers and doers of our time...
When you turn 25, you will look back and realize that you just spent 5 years and over 10,000 hours getting really good at something (assuming 40 hours/week investment of time). If you believe Malcolm Gladwell, this level of investment in practicing a skill makes you world-class or certainly a lot better than your peers...
One of my biggest challenges as Program Coordinator at the Institute, is supporting those who love this whole thing we call Innovation and Entrepreneurship, but don’t have an idea yet. . .

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