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Readings Week 11

Easy one for this week. Just give me one thing (at least) that you found interesting or relevant from this week’s discussion and/or readings/video

As noted in syllabus, these include:

Read: Finish Briggs book

Give before you get by Brad Feld

Watch: TechStars at least one episode of The Founder’s Group

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Week Seven Reading Questions

1. Do you think the idea you pitched was “sticky” as described in Briggs Chapter 5? Why or why not? Be as specific as you can.

2. Describe one other thing from the chapter you found interesting or relevant.

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Week Five Reading Reflections

For this week, in addition to the Facebook post assignment I mentioned in class:

How do you think you might go about deciding what goes into an MVP?

How do you think you could apply basic entrepreneurial principles such as those we discussed and you read about in an established media organization?

Name one other thing you found interesting or relevant from the readings.

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Week Four Reading Questions: Organizational Change

Describe, briefly, one reason organizational change is challenging.

Give an example of dysfunctional or at least “less optimal” forms of leadership and how they can negatively affect an organization’s ability to innovate.

Anything else you found interesting or relevant, feel free to share!

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Week Three Readings

Easy question for this week since you are working on the legacy media case studies. Just tell me one thing you found interesting or relevant about the readings for this week.

 

 

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Questions on Readings Week Two 9/2

Please answer the following questions in a comment on this post before our next class on 9/8:

1. As succinctly as you can, describe your key takeaway from Paul Graham’s piece on how to get startup ideas.

2. What do you think about Clay Shirky’s argument about the new news environment? Do you agree?

3. Describe a way in which you might use design thinking techniques in your current or future work

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Reading Reflections for Week 10 March 27

See syllabus for the readings. This week’s readings have a number of important concepts about different kinds of funding models for media-related startups.

Before class begins on March 27, respond to the following questions:

  • Based on what you’ve read here and learned in class so far, what do you think is the most promising funding model for the future of news and/or other types of media content?
  • Share one additional thing you found useful or interesting from the readings.
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Readings Etc. – Respond to this post by 3/20

Hopefully you are keeping up with your reading even when I’m not quizzing you or asking you questions about it (cough, cough).

Two things:

1. Share what you found most interesting and relevant for the readings for this week.

As the syllabus says, they are: Briggs Chapter 6 and 7 and sample business plan in the appendix, Jarvis, What Would Google Do? “Media” thru “Manufacturing”

2. Please watch this Seed Hatchery Investor day pitch by local entrepreneur Richard Billings of Screwpulp. Remember, what we are building toward at the end of the semester is a pitch just like this. Watch this and everybody share one thing you observe that’s notable about the pitch that you think could be persuasive to potential investors or customers of the product.

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Readings Response Week 3

Read:  Jarvis, What Would Google Do? book “New Publicness” and “New Society” sections

Easy question for this week since you are working on case studies. Just tell me one thing you found interesting or relevant about the readings for this week.

 

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Questions About Readings Week Two 1/23

As noted in the syllabus, readings for this week are as follows:

Read: Briggs Chapter 1

How to get startup ideas by Paul Graham 

Why We Need the New News Environment to be Chaotic by Clay Shirky 

Jarvis, What Would Google Do? book: Read intro and first two sections “New Relationship” and “New Architecture”

Please answer the following questions in a comment on this post before our next class:

1. As succinctly as you can, what is your key takeaway from Paul Graham’s piece on how to get startup ideas?

2. What do you think about Clay Shirky’s argument about the new news environment? Do you agree?

3. Name one other thing in the readings for the week that you found interesting or relevant to you.

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