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The importance of tolerating failure

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A new working paper tackles an interesting topic: the relationship between tolerance for failure and innovation. In particular, authors Xuan Tian and Tracy Y. Wang looked at venture capitalists' tolerance for failure  -- and its effect on the innovativeness of the young companies they invested in.

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Summer funding for start-ups

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These days, March is apparently the season for young innovators to apply for start-up financing for the summer. Y Combinator, TechStars and DreamIt Ventures all have deadlines within the next ten days for their summer programs for very early-stage high-tech start-ups.

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News from the start-up scene

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As the downturn continues, some technology start-up companies are closing or being acquired at low prices, The Wall Street Journal reports. That, along with a reported decrease in angel investing, raise questions about the environment for innovation.

But the news isn't all bad.

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Taking the pulse of Silicon Valley

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A new BusinessWeek article raises the question of whether Silicon Valley -- and, more generally, America's environment for innovation in information technology -- is losing its edge.

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Wooing the next wave of software innovators

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How do you ensure that your product stays relevant in the future? Reach out to the next generation of innovators. Several large companies are doing just that — as they attempt to encourage software start-ups to use their products and services.

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When all businesses become uncertain

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What if every business had to be managed like a start-up? Rita Gunther McGrath, an associate professor of management at Columbia Business School, has some interesting observations along those lines -- about managing in today's uncertain business climate.

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What makes a place entrepreneurial?

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Why do some locations — such as Silicon Valley — seem to have higher rates of entrepreneurship than others? Given the role start-ups often play in bringing forth new ideas, that's a question many people interested in economic development would like to know the answer to.

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Is it a good time to start a business?

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The economic news of the last few weeks has been grim. But things may not necessarily be so bad in the start-up sector. Opines venture capitalist Carl Weissman in a recent posting on Xconomy, "The investments that I am making...a

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