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Airbnb Hits Hockey Stick Growth: 10 Million Nights Booked, 200K Active Properties

It looks like Airbnb, the online marketplace for listing and booking short-term housing accommodations, has officially accelerated out of startup mode and into a full-on big business.<p>The San Francisco-based company will announce today that it has reached a major milestone: <b>10 million guest nights</b> …

The 18 Companies Going After Airbnb Internationally

$800M in funding and a rumored $13B valuation tend to attract competitors. Here are 18 international startups going after AirBnB.<p>An impending …

Why the Lean Start-Up Changes Everything

Launching a new enterprise—whether it’s a tech start-up, a small business, or an initiative within a large corporation—has always been a hit-or-miss proposition. According to the decades-old formula, you write a business plan, pitch it to investors, assemble a team, introduce a product, and start …

Agile Vs. Waterfall: Evaluating The Pros And Cons

Agile and Waterfall are two distinct methods of software development. The Waterfall model can essentially be described as a linear model of software …

A life worth living according to Michael Smurfit | Smurfit MBA Blog

Dr Michael Smurfit arrived into the Laurence Crowley boardroom in Smurfit College on Tuesday Sept 30th where the noise filled room of curious MBA and …

Design-Driven Innovation

The Framework<p><b>The Strategy of Design-Driven Innovation</b><p>Two major findings have characterized management literature in the past decades.<br>The first is …

Strategic Management of Intellectual Property

References<p><b>1.</b> Peter J. King, managing partner of Arthur Andersen’s Intellectual Property Asset Management Practice, quoted in the introduction to K. …

Blue Ocean Strategy

A onetime accordion player, stilt walker, and fire-eater, Guy Laliberté is now CEO of one of Canada’s largest cultural exports, Cirque du Soleil. Founded in 1984 by a group of street performers, Cirque has staged dozens of productions seen by some 40 million people in 90 cities around the world. In …

The Innovator’s DNA

“How do I find innovative people for my organization? And how can I become more innovative myself?”<p>These are questions that stump senior executives, who understand that the ability to innovate is the “secret sauce” of business success. Unfortunately, most of us know very little about what makes one …

How To Build A Fast-Growth Startup

<i>The following guest post is by Rory O’Shea, a visiting professor in innovation and entrepreneurship at MIT Sloan School of Management and a faculty member at the Smurfit Graduate School of Business of University College in Dublin, Ireland.</i><p>For many “born-on-the-Internet” companies, slow growth isn’t …

How To Develop A Compelling Value Proposition

Silicon Valley entrepreneur and author Eric Ries calls startups “human institutions designed to create a new product or service under conditions of extreme uncertainty.”<p>With that apt description, he captures some of the challenges early-stage companies face: Besides inadequate understanding of …

Billionaire Peter Thiel Has A New Book Coming That Will Tell You How To Be A Startup Billionaire

Thiel is a billionaire who made his fortune on PayPal. He then invested in Facebook, co-founded Palantir, which is now valued at $9 billion, leads a hedge fund, and is a managing partner at Venture Capital firm Founders Fund. He also gave 20 teenagers $100,000 to drop out of college to work on …

How to Kill Creativity

When I consider all the organizations I have studied and worked with over the past 22 years, there can be no doubt: creativity gets killed much more often than it gets supported. For the most part, this isn’t because managers have a vendetta against creativity. On the contrary, most believe in the …

Review: Tony Ryan – Ireland's Aviator

A high-flier who started off with his feet firmly on the ground<p>It's easy to forget that Ryanair was ever an underdog. But as it began an assault on …

Entrepreneurship: A Process Perspective

Robert A. Baron is the Dean R. Wellington Professor of Management and Professor of Psychology; Ph.D., University of Iowa. He recently completed terms …

Entrepreneurship

Customer Value Propositions in Business Markets

“Customer value proposition” has become one of the most widely used terms in business markets in recent years. Yet our management-practice research reveals that there is no agreement as to what constitutes a customer value proposition—or what makes one persuasive. Moreover, we find that most value …

Ireland increases R&D spending to €2.7 billion

R&D expenditure as a percentage of GDP below EU-28 average of 2.02 per cent<p>Mon, Nov 17, 2014, 16:08<p>Ireland’s expenditure on research and development, …

Entrepreneurs who sell the business to live the dream

Selling a business is the ultimate badge of honour for entrepreneurs. But while a big-figure deal looks glossy from the outside, the process is thick …

Selling

Which Legal Form Is Best for Your Business?

When you start a business, you must decide on a legal structure for it. Usually you'll choose either a sole proprietorship, a partnership, a limited liability company (LLC), or a corporation. (Also, some businesses choose to operate as cooperatives.) There's no right or wrong choice that fits …

Supports for High Potential Start-Ups - Enterprise Ireland

High Potential Start-ups (HPSUs) - Do I qualify?<p><b>A HPSU can be defined as a company that is internationally focused and has the potential to employ at</b> …

The Legal Life-Cycle of a Startup

Outlining the various legal steps that a startup will have to go through and the importance of founders having a good legal advisor<p>Having sat on both …

Create a new Business Model Canvas

Key partners<p>Who are your key partners/suppliers?<br>• What are the motivations for the partnerships?<p>Key activities<p>What key activities does your value …

Writing Value Propositions that Work

A well-defined problem is half solved. But getting there is harder than you’d expect.<p>Enter the world of value propositions. Projecting “Here is why …

A General Theory of Entrepreneurship

Value Proposition Canvas Template

A value proposition is where your company’s product offer intersects with your customer’s desires. It’s the magic fit between <b>what</b> you make and <b>why</b> …

Turning university innovation into commercial reality

How Irish universities can learn from MIT and other leading institutions<p>A new book, co-edited by Dr Rory O’Shea, of the UCD Lochlann Quinn School of …