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PhD: Encapsulating the Alchemy of Entrepreneurship by Mind Map: PhD: Encapsulating the Alchemy
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PhD: Encapsulating the Alchemy of Entrepreneurship

Current resources

Entrepreneurs Networking Events

Mobile Monday, 1st Monday of the month

Manly Geeks, 1st Wednesday of the month

Young Entrepreneurs Sydney,

Silicon Beach Drinks,

The Australian Society of Entrepreneurs - Sydney,

Coaching Young Entrepreneurs

Coaching portal website

Holistic Cafe

Personal experience

Setup of Bikey, Sustainable Smart Phones Applications

Books & articles

Socialnomics: How Social Media Transforms the Way We Live and Do Business By Erik Qualman

The rise of the social entrepreneur By Charles Leadbeater

Suggested Suresh's articles, "start up in a box" framework, Pattinson, H. M., & Low, D. R. (2008). E-novation: An offbeat view of innovation, e-marketing and a new collaborative information platform., Moore, A. (2005). Simple ideas lightly held. In Sattersten, T. (Ed.), More space: Nine antidotes to complacency in business, astronaut projects., Edmondson, A. (2008). The competitive imperative of learning. Harvard Business Review, (July- August): 60–67., Baghai, M., Coley, S., & White, D. (2000). The alchemy of growth. New York, NY: Basic Books, Hills, G. E., & Shrader, R. C. (1998). Successful entrepreneurs’ insights into opportunity recognition. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research. Wellesley, MA: Babson College., Blink from Malcom Gladwall, Streetlights and Shadows: Searching for the Keys to Adaptive Decision Making (Bradford Books) Gary (Naturalistic Decision Making: pick up cues and pattern)., try to write to him ton include him in my project, Innovation and diffusion of software technology from HUFF, focus on his phD plan and cognitive mapping, "The secret language code (2 pager article) from Penny Baker, Compass (resource website), FA QCA, Check video, New Node, Roger Schank, The future of decision making, How revolutionary, New Node, Dimitris Lyras, Go to blog, New Node, Klein, Gaslight and shadows

Factors contributing to the success of local SMEs: an insight from Singapore

Narrating the Entrepreneur

How to Write a PhD Thesis

Handbook of research on international entrepreneurship

Brain ports from Pattinson, Create a case base repository, How to write like an academic, Bricolage, Bricoleur


Kaufman institute for entrepreneurship

TV Show, The Alchemist of Entrepreneurship

Ernst & Young: Entrepreneurs - shaping the future of Australia

Australian centre of entrepreneurship

PhD Thesis

Corporate entrepreneurship; antecedents and consequences of entrepreneurship in large established firms

Motivations of aspiring male and female entrepreneurs


Standford eCorner: Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders


Ted Talks

Possible topics

How can entrepreneurs leverage social media to achieve their business plan faster

How Social Media can help entrepreneurs, Networking, Funding partner, Raise their profile, hire the right staff, New node

How Social Media can help the start-up, Reach more potential customers, Raise Brand Awareness

What should entrepreneurs not do with Social Media

The role of Social Media in Entrepreneurship

Encapsulating the alchemy of entrepreneurship?

info from entrepreneurs' today way of communication - social media, Suresh Sood chapter 12: The startup employee prefers not to be constrained by the old broadcast model of email instead exploiting social technologies.

How do we capture/encapsulate knowledge in natural setting (social media, blogs,...)

- start with Steve Jobs's bio: encapsulate Steve's knowledge

reflect on my own exp

look for pattern

psychological assessment

Test methodology on Steve Jobs' bio

Potential resources

Interviews with LinkedIn Australia

Interviews with Facebook Australia

Interviews with Google Australia

Develop existing

Networking events

Coaching entrepreneurs

Paramatta Smart City Project


French society media conference, Paris 2.0



Entrepreneurs, New business, Existing business


All industries

preference for online industry


First 3 years of business plan, 80% of start-ups fail within first 3 years


OECD, North America, Europe, Oceania



strengthen writing

remove "it", "be"....

Action Research

Graziano and Raulin (1993) make a similar suggestion when referring to situations where the control of variables is impractical or unethical.

Dick (1995) summarises his interpretation of the most effective research methodology as one that generates data and interpretations appropriate to a given context.

Action provides change and research provides understanding

Winter’s (1996 p14) description of action research

Dick (1995a) suggests that the way in which cyclic activity provides for rigour and thus validity is through: the collection and interpretation of data in each research cycle before testing both data and interpretation in later cycles; seeking to disconfirm emerging interpretations in each cycle; critiquing and refining methods of reflection and action in each cycle; seeking out divergent data to challenge other data already collected.

PhD Application Process

Social Networking

Social Networks








Different ways entrepreneurs react to social media

What does it REALLY take to leverage the power of social media? When it comes to social media, people have variety of stands. The common ones are

1. Ignore, Don't care about social media or don't know enough about them.

2. Watch, Just stand on the sidelines and see the magic unfolding

3. Dabble, They are excited enough to setup a profile here, post a message there and occasionally be 'social’ with others.

4. Play, They are involved in it seriously but not all of them are getting the right returns on their investments.

5. Leverage, They are not only players but they are making this a core part of their business and personal lives. They can't live without it and more importantly, they know how to get the right return on their investments in social media

Landmark Articles

Potential Funding

Capital Raisin Australia