Scratchpaper Recommended Links [Ed. 0010 / Mixed]

Latest selection of the best stuff I’ve seen lately across some of the ScratchPaper focus areas. This time we have items in Business, Crowd Sourcing, Entrepreneurship, Green, Internet/Big Data/Internet of Things, Media/Publishing, Mobile, and Social Networking, including items on Why 2013 Will Be The Year of the Internet of Things, Ten Reasons You Should Self Publish Your Book, and Five Ways Social Media Will Change The Way You Work in 2013.  Enjoy.



  • The #1 Career Mistake People Make (Greg McKeown)
  • Six Lessons To Live By (Ari Emanuel)
  • Developing Women Leaders (Huffington Post)


Crowd Sourcing

  • Why crowd funding could disrupt how solar power is created (GigaOM)
  • Crowdfunding Efforts Draw Suspicion (WSJ)



  • Entrepreneurshit. The Blog Post On What It is Really Like (Mark Suster)
  • What makes for a great entrepreneur? (Pando Daily)
  • Five top tips for starting a successful business (Richard Branson)



  • The advantages of distributed generation (rooftop) far outweigh the advantages of isolated desert installations (PVTech)
  • Prism power – solar cells could dramatically improve by splitting light into parts (KNovel)
  • 13 battery startups to watch in 2013 (GigaOM)
  • Solar Mosaic turns ‘the kickstarter of solar’ into a way to make money (GigaOM)


Internet / Big Data / Internet of Things

  • Why 2013 will be the year of the Internet of Things (The Next Web)
  • No Longer Vaporware: The Internet of Things Is Finally Talking (Wired)
  • Nest CEO Fadell: Internet of things is a decade away (CNET)
  • For the Internet of things, a cheap but slow network (CNET)
  • Technologies Of The Future: 5 Trends To Watch For 2013 (Forbes)
  • Energy harvesting wireless will make the internet of things happen (Energy Harvesting Journal)
  • 2013 will be the year of ‘the Internet of things’ as more than 5B wireless … (Venture Beat)
  • How The Internet Of Things Will Change Almost Everything (Forbes)
  • The internet of things is going to need its own Android-like project (GigaOM)



  • Publishing Without Perishing (NYTimes)
  • Guy Kawasaki’s Top Ten Reasons to Self-Publish (Sources of Insight)


Social Networking

  •  Five Ways Social Media Will Change The Way You Work in 2013 (Forbes)
  • The Air Above Our Heads: The Growth Of Ambient Social Networking (TechCrunch)
  • Developing Nations Adopting Social Media Quickly (CNet)
  • Let’s stay in touch: 5 apps for actually keeping up with contacts (GigaOM)

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