279 days to overnight success, the manifesto by Chris Guillebeau.
Great article talking about whether a product helps people improve (vitamin) or solves a painful problem (pain killer). The latter being what people buy most easily. Also introduces the concept of pain points, when products go from vitamin to pain killer.
Acumen is a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty.
Crowdfunding business in the UK. Similar to KickStarter, but focused on actually buying equity rather than a finished product. Seems a lot less polished and much smaller scale that kickstarter.
Useful article about types of business, the powder keg explosive business, the empire built long and hard or the movement, built slow and steady on a gradual rise to success. Most businesses are movements, aka tribes.
A clever business built by Jeremy Rice on top of Ning and Ether.com. Literally genius. On demand translation services delivered over the phone. Find somebody online right now.
People pledge to make payments, developers deliver, then payments are collected. Similar to kickstart, but a little different. Very cool. Hat tip Anthony Feint.