Worth Reading 10/26/2012

It’s another busy week at the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship and the Smith School of Business in general as Term B began this week for MBA students, beginning the countdown to winter break! The Dingman Center was working overtime this week with the China Business Plan class meeting for the second time last night, and both Pitch Dingman and Dingman Center Angels Review Day happening simultaneously today! But there’s no rest for the weary, next week is a HUGE week for the Dingman Center. If you’re not following us already on Facebook or Twitter, you’re going to want to like and follow us ASAP as next week we’ll be dropping some very important information about the upcoming 2013 Cupid’s Cup. You’re not going to want to miss it!

In the meantime here are a few things worth reading to tide you over. Shorter list this week as the Dingman Center blogger (me) is tied up volunteering at the Net Impact MBA Conference in Baltimore!

One of the most important lessons an entrepreneur can learn from other entrepreneurs is how to learn from failure. This feature from Fast Company shows how the CEO of YouSendIt deals with it in 30 seconds!

NASA is more than just a space program, it is a creator of amazing and engaging talent.  This article, also from Fast Company, examines the lessons about harnessing social media that you can learn from NASA.

Dingman Center Board Member Glen Hellman warns against poser angel investors and advises entrepreneurs on how to spot an investor who may not be 100% on the level.  Remember to follow Glen’s blog and his twitter feed for more of his insights!

Finally, something the Dingman Center believes strongly in is the benefits of sharing ideas and allowing others to add value and perspective. That’s why we have programs such as Pitch Dingman (every Friday from 11am – 1pm) and Dingman Center Angels Review Day (Every last Friday of the month, 10am – 1pm). Don’t believe us? This article from the New York Times offers several reasons why holding onto your idea may not be the best strategy!

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