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Ideas don’t Matter by Adeo Ressi [Video]

Posted in conference, ideas by aldorf on August 10, 2011

Many people don’t realize that more than half of Founder Institute companies start the process without their final idea – and in many cases, without an idea at all. In fact, the first 1/3 of the program is devoted to identifying and refining a meaningful, enduring and defensible startup idea.

In the video below from the very beggining of the program, Adeo Ressi outlines a simple, 5-step method to forming and beggining to evaluate startup ideas. Adeo is a serial entrepreneur, founder of the Founder Institute and TheFunded.com, and is on the board of the X PRIZE Foundation. He also runs the Silicon Valley Founder Institute, and has a second child due any day now congrats Adeo!). (via Founder Institute)

Adeo Ressi on Coming up with Startup Ideas (06/08/10) from Founder Institute on Vimeo.

Mike Maples: “You Have to Be Willing to Throw it all away” [Video]

Posted in conference, ideas, innovation, internet, web by aldorf on August 2, 2011

Superstar investor about having the courage to dismantle a mediocre business and rebuild it into one that has the potential to hit a homerun. This is a must-watch video for any/every entrepreneur.

Mike Maples at the Founder Showcase from Founder Institute on Vimeo.

Mastering Gamification by G. Zichermann [Video]

Posted in ideas, internet, Media by aldorf on July 27, 2011

Gamification is a hot term these days – but what does it really mean?  At it’s core, Gabe Zichermann explains in the video below from the NY Founder Institute, gamification is simply a way to look at customer loyalty campaigns as not about tangible customer value, but rather about status.

Gabe Zichermann on Mastering Gamification (12/01/10) from Founder Institute on Vimeo.

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