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  • Wizard of Oz Syndrome

    Wizard of Oz Syndrome

    July 19th, 2014

    Most entrepreneurs end up enduring  the "Wizard of Oz Syndrome" dozens of times before they develop [...]

    Crowdfunding Fraud: How Big is the Threat?

    Crowdfunding Fraud: How Big is the Threat?

    March 24th, 2014

    Last week I published an article, written with Crowdfund Insider director and editor Charles Luzar o[...]

    "Am I really LinkedIn?" - The Dilemma of Weak Ties.

    March 7th, 2014

    In this week's edition of "Cynopsis: Classified Advantage" (part of a highly regarded set of newslet[...]

    8 Simple Rules For Dating Your Advisor

    8 Simple Rules For Dating Your Advisor

    December 30th, 2013

      Getting time and attention from experienced advisors is a rite of passage for the first-ti[...]

    Entrepreneurs: What People Think You Do

    Entrepreneurs: What People Think You Do

    November 21st, 2013

        Credit: Rubin[...]

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    CJ Cornell-Oct-2013-03-Standard (2)My name is CJ Cornell.Over the past 20 years I have worn many hats: Serial Entrepreneur. University Professor. Software Engineer. Media Executive. Venture Capitalist. Researcher. Marketer. Advisor. Mentor. Author and Speaker.

    I’ve founded or co-founded nearly a dozen companies in software, digital media and television. Some were painful failures, while others ended up having notable success with millions of customers – with revenues, funding and exits totaling over $3 Billion.For the past few years I’ve been Co-Director of the Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship and Professor of Digital Media & Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University, and the university’s first full time Entrepreneur-in-Residence.

    These days I am taking a hiatus from academics to focus on writing, speaking, consulting and research in digital media and entrepreneurship – as well as helping a few promising start-up ventures become the next Apple, Google or Facebook.

    You can email me at:
    CJ (at) CJCornell (dotcom)




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