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Eric Ries

Blog Entries by Eric Ries

A Startup Inside a Fortune 500 Company? The Nordstrom Innovation Lab

Posted November 4, 2011 | 19:20:19 (EST)

Commonly, when we think of the word startup, we think of those "two guys in a garage" tinkering, inventing, and changing the world. Big companies, by contrast, are supposedly sclerotic, bureaucratic, and doomed to fail at innovation. I believe this narrative is false, and that companies -- even large, established...

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Startups: Winter Is Coming

Posted August 10, 2011 | 14:46:54 (EST)

It doesn't matter if you call it a boom or a bubble. The startup business moves in cycles, and what goes up will eventually come down. We're in summer. One easy way to tell: notice all the startup experts and prophets that have sprung up in the last two years...

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The New Startup Arms Race

Posted March 21, 2010 | 15:43:25 (EST)

There is no greater country on Earth for entrepreneurship than America. In every category, from the high-tech world of Silicon Valley, where I live, to University R&D labs, to countless Main Street small business owners, Americans are taking risks, embracing new ideas and -- most importantly -- creating jobs.

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