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How to Be an Entrepreneur on Your Own Terms: Interview with JetPens.com Co-founder Adrian Mak

How to Be an Entrepreneur on Your Own Terms: Interview with JetPens.com Co-founder Adrian Mak

Jul 28, 2010

JetPens.com is the leading online retailer of Japanese pens, pencils, and stationery.  Started in 2004 with an initial investment of $9,000 from its three founders, the company managed to achieve profitability after two years, without any additional financing.  Because they never had to sell any equity to outside investors, the three founding partners have...

A Shiny Orb On The Internet

A Shiny Orb On The Internet

Jul 8, 2010

“Social commerce” is the idea that the Internet provides a marketplace at the intersection of commercial activity and virtual interactions for marketing goods and services. In this vein, Andrew T. Stephen of INSEAD and Olivier Toubia of the Columbia University  Graduate School of Business offer further insights into what exactly “social commerce”...