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[24 Jun 2010]
Destructive Entrepreneurship: How the Wrong Incentives Can Lead to Global Crises

For those of you with an international development or social entrepreneurship bent, you may want to check out the United Nations University panel discussion (website, webcast, powerpoint) from this morning featuring Wim Naude, a senior research fellow who spent two years on a UN-funded expedition to study the links between entrepreneurship and development. He defines “entrepreneurs” broadly as people who identify opportunities and create businesses around them and discusses the often ignored link between entrepreneurship and the rising frequency of both natural and man-made disasters in the last 20 years. Naude …

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[22 Jun 2010]
How to Download Your Facebook Pics in One Fell Swoop

…or in a single ZIP or PDF file!
PicNZip is a new service I just discovered via Twitter and am currently using to download the hundreds of photos that have been tagged of me on Facebook. If you’re too popular for your own good and have always been discouraged by the sheer number of your photos to try any manual downloading techniques, or if you shun Firefox and refuse to use their FacePAD plugin, PicNZip might be the answer to your photo-downloading woes.
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[21 Jun 2010]
Producing PeerAround: Lessons from Startup Weekend

Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in Startup Weekend NYC, a three-day event during which hackers, designers, and visionaries rally around new ideas on Friday and race to turn them into viable products and companies by Sunday to be judged by a panel of VC experts.  I highly recommend that anyone with a smidgeon of entrepreneurial spirit try out these weekend startup events. You’ll have a chance to sample, in a controlled setting, the compressed fury that accompanies the transformation of ideas into reality. You’ll start with a whirlwind …