A collection of publications about how to apply innovation techniques to every aspect of life and business.
The VentureForge Way: Funding Your Startup
Financial capital is the lifeblood of any new venture. Without it, the startup will crash and burn before it even has a chance to fully launch. Far too many great ideas never reach the marketplace because innovators, entrepreneurs, and founders fail to raise the money needed for creating and sustaining success. VentureForge captures the essence of the work that goes into starting and financing a new business venture. It is not unlike what the blacksmiths of bygone years did when shaping metal in a forge. You begin with an unshaped lump of an idea you think might be viable, but a whole lot of pounding and reshaping goes into making it a finished product worthy of the attention and dollars of investors. Authors Stephen Di Biase, David Collette, and Kshitij Arora show you how to make it happen, the VentureForge Way.
Intellectual Property Strategy: A Handbook for Startups
Intellectual Property, while critically important to startups, is often not high on the agendas of founders and can be lost in the chaos of other activities. This handbook helps startup founders and their leadership teams make IP the priority it must be by utilizing a well-honed approach in protecting their firms from losing early successes to competitors. If you’re an Investor, your risk isn’t minimized if your Founders don’t have a strategy. If you’re a Founder, you need to own the strategy. Have a well-developed strategy and be the only Founder pitching Investors that can show they know the value of IP.
A “road map” to applying innovation to create wealth and a better life.
Innovation is like the weather: It’s widely discussed, poorly understood while being critically important. Much has been written about how innovation drives competitiveness be it as a person, community, business or country and is critical to increasing our quality of life.
10 Keys to Unlock Your Innovative Self
A quick but essential read to help you integrate innovative thinking into your daily life
Simply put being an innovator is the same as being a problem solver and solving problems better leads to a higher quality of life. Despite everyone being born an innovator many people forget how to do it when they go to school and need to be retaught to do so.
Advancing Your Tech Career
A handbook that prepares you for a career in a tech career with lessons they don’t teach you in school
You just graduated from college, where you worked very hard to acquire a technical degree, the nature which is not material, be it information technology, biology, physics, engineering, and many others. In addition to working very hard you may now be entering the workforce with significant debt. A recent estimate made by the government suggests that the average debt for student today is nearly $30,000 and when combined with a slowly growing economy and wage stagnation, paying off this debt is not only a burden you but a significant drag on the economy. So your first priority is finding a decent paying job, beginning your life, leading to a financially successful career.