Ideas, Creativity, Innovation

When You Teach Programming to Kids

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In this article,  How I taught my kids Python programming, Matt Lerner shares his experience in teaching kids programming and some interesting side effects.  His approach: Make some animations using Scratch (a simple visual programming language from MIT) Make  the computer talk (get the kid interested) Start with a few games I love his observations on […]

Ideas, Creativity, Innovation

The Law of Requisite Variety

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the Law of Requisite Variety. This is a law described by cybernetician Ross Ashby which perfectly describes the creative entrepreneur. Basically, the law says that in any system (company, department, a meeting) all things being equal, the individual with the widest range of responses (the most ideas) will control the system. To me this means […]

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A Couple of Pieces of Startup Advice

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Present your startup idea to anyone who will listen. And even to those who won’t. Startups do not reward security and safety. If you are hesitant about exposing your idea to others, you won’t be able to expose it to prospects, customers and investors. Don’t expect constant support, either. Most people will say something like, “yeah, […]

Ideas, Creativity, Innovation

Besides a Great Idea, it Takes…

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Here is a great post on 6 Myths and Fallacies about Small Business Startup. One of the myths is that idea is everything . To make your business work, besides a great idea, you will also need to: Create an effective business plan. Develop marketing that effectively introduces your great idea to the world. Network effectively […]