- Category: InCommN Almanac
- Published on Monday, August 11, 2014
- Written by Daniel Lieberman
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"A good many things go around in the dark besides Santa Claus."
—Herbert Hoover, American president, born August 10, 1874
"(Part 1,2) The notion that musicians face problems that are local and specialized is wrong; the majority of musicians around the world face the same problems. This creates the opportunity for a universal solution.
"(Part 3) Actually, there is only one problem to be identified: the false belief that the ways we obtain knowledge and do business are still the same like in the past. Things have changed and the problem is our resistance to change."
"(Part 4) Exploring Marshall McLuhan’s ‘Medium is the Message’, we currently use labels and technology companies as our main Medium to solve business problems, while music academies and blogs serve the purpose of the Medium for obtaining knowledge. These Mediums offered a lot in the past, but they create an outdated ecosystem for musicians today, failing to solve our problems efficiently."
- Category: Continually Creative
- Published on Friday, August 08, 2014
- Written by Rick Feldman
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Let's start with an immediate example or two. Valley Venture Mentors, now a "rave" program and event because of the news about funding, is a great example of a participatory, continually creative process and program. And it is great: by being all that, VVM has grown, pioneered new and profound approaches to venture creation and development, and attracted large-scale regional support. Three years ago, we had a few entrepreneurs and 20 to 30 mentors. Last month, we heard from the 13 entrepreneurs who will be completing their program in September, as they presented their updates to an audience of over 140 business and social venture leaders from around western Massachusetts. There's more coming: VVM is recruiting new applicants right now for the next round, AND VVM will be also launching an accelerator program in Springfield in January 2015.