This is a summary I have written for Sahlman’s article “How to Write a Great Business Plan”, originally as part of my Harvard Innovation and Business Transformation class assignment. Business plans are not a good predictor of a venture’s ultimate success. There are many unknown factors that influence revenue and profit, making financial projection beyond […]

Article Summary: “New Venture Ideas: An Analysis of their Origin and Early Development” by Klofsten & Magnus

February 11, 2009 | Comments Off on Article Summary: “New Venture Ideas: An Analysis of their Origin and Early Development” by Klofsten & Magnus

This is a summary I have written for Klofsten’s article “New Venture Ideas: An Analysis of their Origin and Early Development”, originally as part of my Harvard Innovation and Business Transformation class assignment. The early formation of business ideas are heavily affected by the founder’s technical skills. Technical know how heavily regulates the early process […]

Article Summary: “Get Inside the Lives of Your Customers” by Seybold

January 24, 2009 | Comments Off on Article Summary: “Get Inside the Lives of Your Customers” by Seybold

This is a summary I have written for Seybold’s article “Get Inside the Lives of Your Customers”, originally as part of my Harvard Innovation and Business Transformation class assignment. Companies often focus narrowly on fine-tuning their products and overlook the contexts which a customer does business (“The Customer Scenario”). Internet can provide customized information and […]

Article Summary: “How Venture Capital Works” by Zider, Bob

January 10, 2009 | Comments Off on Article Summary: “How Venture Capital Works” by Zider, Bob

This is a summary I have written for Zider’s article “How Venture Capital Works”, originally as part of my Harvard Innovation and Business Transformation class assignment. Venture capitalists buy a stake in an entrepreneur’s idea, invest in the balance sheet and infrastructure until the business grows large enough to be sold to a corporation or […]

Acceptable ways to present Harvard Extension Degrees on resume

December 17, 2008 | Comments Off on Acceptable ways to present Harvard Extension Degrees on resume

So, some of you aspiring Harvard Extension students and employers emailed me, what does the extension degree look like? I figured it’s better to write a post about this so everyone – people I know and people I don’t know, can benefit from this information. The Harvard Extension website provided some guidelines as to what […]

Many employers and HR practitioners are unaware that (1) Harvard has an extension school ; (2) Harvard extension is indeed one of the degree granting schools within the University; and (3) Many Harvard extension alumni went on and did great things in their chosen field, one even went ahead and became the President of Columbia, […]

Article Summary: “Marketing Malpractice” by Christensen et al

December 12, 2008 | Comments Off on Article Summary: “Marketing Malpractice” by Christensen et al

This is a summary I have written for the article “Marketing Malpractice”, originally as part of my Harvard Innovation and Business Transformation class assignment. Marketing professionals should understand how their clients live their lives and create relevant products that solve their problems and meet their needs. Customers buy products for a reason, they often have […]

Article Summary: “Just in time strategy” by Bryan

December 2, 2008 | Comments Off on Article Summary: “Just in time strategy” by Bryan

This is a summary I have written for Bryan’s article “Just in time strategy”, originally as part of my Harvard Innovation and Business Transformation class assignment. Corporate strategy can be viewed as a portfolio of initiatives. Companies can earn high returns relative to the risk taken by adopting the “portfolio of initiatives” approach, and only […]

Article Summary: “Constructing the first customer reference to support the growth of a start-up software technology company” by Ruokolainen Jari

November 18, 2008 | Comments Off on Article Summary: “Constructing the first customer reference to support the growth of a start-up software technology company” by Ruokolainen Jari

This is a summary I have written for Ruokolainen Jari’s article “Constructing the first customer reference to support the growth of a start-up software technology company”, originally as part of my Harvard Innovation and Business Transformation class assignment. Customer references can help a new business build credibility, trustworthiness and reputation, especially for new companies and […]

Book Summary: “Blue Ocean Strategy” by Renee Mauborgne

November 14, 2008 | Comments Off on Book Summary: “Blue Ocean Strategy” by Renee Mauborgne

Blue Ocean Strategy is a groundbreaking book on opening up uncontested markets. This is a book summary I have written originally as part of the assignment for my Harvard innovation and entrepreneurship class. Blue ocean strategy is a value innovation strategic move that opens up new uncontested market, creates new demand, makes the competition irrelevant […]

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