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Month: March 2009

Rationale for TwiCRM

My analysis of Twitter is: It is the best tool after e-mail (and ofcourse after edocr.com) Twitter is here to stay for a while, and have a good chance of being bigger and more influential than Facebook, YouTube, etc, especially from a business perspective I have lately been frustrated by: Inability to build a holistic view of each of my Twitterers Inability to track tweets exchanged with each of my Twitterers Inability to set a strategy and actions for each Twitterer, both from NS20 and edocr perspectives Inability to view full details of each of my Twitterer on an spreadsheet…

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Vision, Mission and Strategy of Northern StartUp 2.0

In Feb 09, Phil Tapsell of TechVenture Solutions Ltd and Tom Cheesewright of The Lever Ltd joined Manoj on voluntary basis to steer NS20 forward, especially with respect to marketing and business development activities respectively. As you would have expected, one of the first activities of the team was to refine the vision, mission and strategy of Northern StartUp 2.0. Your comments and thoughts are most welcomed. Our Vision A thriving community of technology startups in Northern England, with access to all of the knowledge, services and capital that they need to grow rapidly. National and international recognition of the…

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You do not need to buy A Silicon Valley? A response to Paul Graham

Imran Ali just pointed me to a blog post by Paul Graham of Y-Combinator titled "Can You Buy a Silicon Valley? Maybe". Even before I finished reading the second paragraph I knew I had to respond to it. So here I am reading and responding to Paul Graham. If you agree or disagree with what is written below, please do not hesitate to leave a comment.  I do not buy Paul’s argument that having a first-rate university in a place where rich people want to live will create a Silicon Valley. If you take Manchester (UK) as an example, University…

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