10 Business Models That Rocked 2010

Thought it was interesting to see the new models of businesses that are slowly changing the way we view… well, Business2.0.

I was particularly struck by how “privacy is dead” and how that opens up new opportunities for business (the PatientsLikeMe.com model) – it really blows the mind. Think about it: people willingly divulge their own patient records (the secrecy of which remains a cornerstone of ethical behavior in the medical profession). Personally speaking, I think this is a transitory phase before we reach the end of the pendulum swing and face a backlash (in fact, on Facebook there seems to be a backlash!).

Anyway, here are the 10 models for your consideration:

Stanford University’s Entrepreneurship Corner

Here’s a great FREE resource thanks to Stanford University: The Entrepreneurship Corner. It provides a free collection of over 1600 videos and podcasts, featuring lectures by today’s Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders.

Videos are available for browsing according to the following topics:

  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Opportunity Recognition
  • Product Development
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Finance & Venture Capital
  • Leadership & Adversity
  • Team & Culture
  • Globalization
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Career & Life Balance

Lessons Learned From Guy Kawasaki

I have been reading Guy Kawasaki for many, many years. I appreciate his wisdom and insight when it comes to starting up a company, marketing (or “evangelising”) an idea, and communication in general. Guy always has a great load of insights and creative ways to talk about them too.

So, here’s another article from Sources of Insight that distills all the key lessons learned from Guy Kawasaki into 25 key lessons, top 10 quotes and additional resources.

Full article here.

Businessweek’s Bootstrapping a Start Up Resources

Businessweek has a great, comprehensive (17 pages and counting!?) list of resources to help entrepreneurs bootstrap their business start up. Click here for the list.

I’ll try to scour through it and see what gems I can dig up for those of us interesting in branding, marketing and communications for budding businesses. Check back in!

Here are a few to start with: