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Being An Entrepreneur
 

Being An Entrepreneur

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This is a presentation I gave to an entrepreneur class at the Weatherhead school - at CWRU.

This is a presentation I gave to an entrepreneur class at the Weatherhead school - at CWRU.

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    Being An Entrepreneur Being An Entrepreneur Presentation Transcript

    • Yo! Marc Canter Feb. 4th, 2010
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    • Thank you for having me
      • 26+ years a CEO
      • Dabble in everything, do nothing
      • Just as wrong to be an artist, as a musician
      • Most common ?? about running things virtually
    • Culture change efforts
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    • IIME 371, 471
    • A little about myself
    • The History of…..
      • MacroMind
      • Macromedia
      • The multimedia industry
    • I used to be famous
      • 22 years ago I said I wanted to build Multimedia Encyclopedias
    • MacroMind/Macromedia
      • 1 st multimedia player = 1984
      • 1 st multimedia authoring system = 1985
      • 1 st author once, playback on many platforms = 1988
      • Macromedia IPO = Dec. ‘93
    • Marc since then
      • ‘ 92-’94 = MediaBand
      • ‘ 95 = Marc Canter Show – consulting
      • ’ 96-’97 = MediaBar, OnCommand
      • ‘ 97-’98 = ChoiceSeat SuperBowl XXXII
      • ’ 98 = Trieste ‘Digitale Citta’
      • ‘ 99 = NOW.com, Digiscents
      • ‘ 00 = Reuters, Simkin, blogging, server-in-a-closet
      • ‘ 01 = AOL, Digital Studio Productions
      • ‘ 02 = early social networking……
    • Social Networks
      • ’ 03 = Tribe, AlwaysOn, aSmallWorld, 1UP
      • ’ 04 = EMI, Conde Nast
      • ’ 05 = Cyworld, Avid
      • ’ 06 = PeopleAggregator
      • ’ 07 = Sac Kings, Bell Canada, Mondadori, TimesofIndia, Cyama, PictureMkt
      • ’ 08 = Nvidia ClubSLI, RadioOne, Rockland, NY
      • ‘ 09 = ROTClink
    • #10. How rich do you want to be?
      • Or do you want to go to heaven?
      • Inherent conflict between capitalism & humanity
    • #9. Change is the only way forward
    • #8. Bootstrap
      • Monetize yourself
      • Consult, Volunteer
      • Build your social capital
      • Collaborate with others
    • #7. Think
      • Don’t believe everything your read
      • Follow your instincts
      • Define what YOUR ethics, goals and tactics are
      • Think strategically - FIRST
      • There is no ONE right
    • #7. Crush it
      • Passion
    • #6. Compunction
      • Invest in yourself
      • Define your own goals for success
      • Stick to it
      • Zig while others zag
    • #5. We are the future
      • The people united can never be defeated
      • Keep it a two-way process!
      • Question authority until YOU are in charge!
      • Then contribute to change!
    • #4. Meetups, Unconferences
      • Find partners
      • Not everyone can be a CEO
      • Leave no student behind
    • #3. Know your friends
      • Understand your enemies
      • Why are they insisting that you HAVE to come into work?
    • #2. All software will be social
      • Evolution of Technology has brought us here - today
      • It’s about the people
      • Break down the walls of fiefdoms
      • Those who resist – are doing so because…….
    • #1. The Internet is your friend
      • Google
      • Wikipedia
      • Twitter
      • Facebook
      • Archive.org