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Qualities for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Are entrepreneurs born or made? This is a question endlessly debated in start-up circles.

As an employee, Angel and Venture investor, participant in social entrepreneurship, and teacher, I’ve seen 5 essential qualities in common for entrepreneurial leaders:

5 Essential Qualities for Entrepreneurial Leadership

In your own self assessment of whether you are an #entrepreneur, take stock of which of these 5 capabilities come naturally to you, and for those that don’t, develop a plan to systematically learn the others. #leadershipdevelopment #leadershipskills #leadershiptips

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Berlin challenges rivals in the IT startup scene

“Berlin has a good name in the IT startup scene and plays in the same league as London and Tel Aviv,” said Roesler, who is also vice chancellor. “There’s no reason for our companies to hide. Our goal should be for Berlin to become Europe’s No. 1 IT location.” #berlin #IT #startup

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-07-25/berlin-to-challenge-london-or-tel-aviv-as-no-dot-1-it-location

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Microsoft is aiming to get in on Berlin’s startup action

With its Microsoft Ventures program, Redmond is essentially combining its existing start-up outreach initiatives — accelerators, seed funding (through the Bing Fund) and software support (BizSpark) — into one package, while launching a series of new accelerators around the world. The company has already operated accelerators out of Bangalore, Beijing, and Tel Aviv, but with the new program, it will expand to include Moscow, Rio de Janeiro, Paris, Seattle, and Berlin.

So why Berlin? In short, Microsoft sees opportunities in what has been called the Silicon Valley of Europe. #berlin #startup #microsoft

The software behemoth is set to join a growing fray of tech accelerators in the city.

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What Bill Gates Learned From Warren Buffett

Not many people get to ask Warren Buffett for advice on a regular basis. I feel very lucky in that regard: The dialogue has been invaluable to me, and not only at Microsoft… Here are three things I’ve learned from Warren over the years: #entrepreneurship #entrepreneur

Three Things I’ve Learned From Warren Buffett

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