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Anna Barber
Anna Barber is a strategist, consultant and coach for entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes. She has developed a specialty in taking ideas from one liners to operating businesses, as a founder or early employee at five early stage companies. She has developed and launched a wide variety of new products including award-winning mobile apps and websites. She also successfully steered companies through crisis points – funding crunches, pivots, turnarounds, sales and winddowns.

Anna grew up in Chelsea, New York City with a book editor father and literary agent mother. She graduated from Yale and Yale Law School and has worked as a corporate lawyer, McKinsey strategy consultant, VP Product at an e-commerce company, talent manager and film producer, and founder/CEO at retail concept-turned-ed tech company Scribble Press. In that role she developed Scribble Press for iPad, which was chosen as one of Time magazine’s 25 Best Apps for Kids in 2012.

Since the sale of Scribble Press in 2013 Anna has turned her attention to building a consulting practice where she can bring her particular brand of creative problem solving to helping other companies and entrepreneurs thrive.

She loves to read and write, is mother to two active boys, and has always harbored a not-so-secret desire to be a lounge singer.

Entries by Anna Barber

The Hidden Terms of Startup Capital

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2014 | 2:00 PM

When you are starting a business, where you get your money from has mostly to do with who is willing to give it to you. Most entrepreneurs just want to get funded, and often don't think through the ramifications of their funding source. Whomever gives you money is now in...

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Who Do You Think You Are?

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2014 | 11:48 AM

I met a dynamic entrepreneur recently at a networking event. He was there showcasing his new product, something intended to "change people's lives," as he boldly put it. He told me his life story -- over 20 years of experience, he had founded multiple companies -- and didn't intend to...

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Britney Spears and the Future of Book Publishing

(4) Comments | Posted February 10, 2010 | 9:43 AM

The printed book is going the way of the 78 record. The Kindle, The Nook, and now the Ipad -- these new products with catchy names are the MP3 player-equivalents that are hastening the demise of the traditional publishing industry and the offshore printing companies in one fell swoop.


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Kid-Sizing the New Custom Publishing

(1) Comments | Posted November 19, 2009 | 1:44 PM

Self-publishing companies like Blurb, Lulu and ibook have experienced strong growth in the past few years, providing one of the few bright spots in the consumer economy. There are a few reasons for this growth: software platforms are more user-friendly; variable printing technologies have advanced so that...

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