The Oaks Ignore Their Pleas

Links for the Week Ending 1/27/07

Posted in Links by Jeff Graves on January 28, 2007

Some random interesting links I’ve come across this week…

Interesting studies show a trend towards two emerging groups of new entrepreneurs – 20-somethings and baby boomers.  The question is, where does that leave an aging Gen X-er like me?  Courtesy of Jeff Cornwall and his Entrepreneurial Mind blog

More blurring of the lines between Second Life and the “real life” of work, as IBM extends their real-world Lotus conference into the metaverse.  Courtesy of Second Life Insider

Help for budding entrepreneurs and start-up artists is here!  Pam Slim of Escape from Cubicle Nation is collaborating with Startup Nation’s Jeff and Rich Sloan, and John Jantsch of Duct Tape Marketing to offer a coaching program for start-ups entitled “10 Steps to Open for Business”.  If I wasn’t already taking a class this semester, I’d be fighting for a spot in this one – hopefully this will be the first in a series of similar programs.

Staying in the start-up / small business vein, John Marrioti pens a fascinating look at anticipated trends facing small business in 2007 at Small Business Trends.  One of the most interesting notes is the very first point – that the exodus of talent away from corporate America to the world of small business or self-employment is expected to continue unabated in 2007.

Tara Hunt offers an interesting take on the meaning of economic progress and the metrics used to measure that progress on her HorsePigCow blog.  Tara and her PiC Chris Messina are the drivers behind Citizen Agency, a San Francisco consultancy that’s taking a refreshing approach to a hidebound business.

That’s it for now…enjoy the rest of the weekend, and here’s best wishes for a great week ahead!

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