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Five Cultural Shifts Facing Entrepreneurs with Mark Drapeau


Culture is becoming more and more a part of the everyday conversation when it comes to starting and running a business. Culture – we’re not talking about what’s hot in pop culture or which celebrities are getting married to whom, but more the large cultural shifts that are happening within organizations. Mark Drapeau of Microsoft Public Sector join us at our last Startup Mixology conference in Chicago to share his perspectives on the five cultural shifts facing entrepreneurs and businesses today.

Watch the full video (below) of Mark Drapeau’s Startup Mixology talk and let us know what you think about the cultural shifts in the comments section below. Be sure to stay tuned for details on the the next Startup Mixology conference.

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Frank Gruber is the founder, CEO and Executive Editor of Tech Cocktail. He is an entrepreneur and new media journalist focused on sharing his tech product expertise and analysis on emerging technologies. Previously he built products for millions of users while at AOL and Tribune Company. He is a startup advisor and investor. He is the author of the book, Startup Mixology, Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success. Find Frank Gruber online and follow him on Twitter at @FrankGruber.


4 Responses to “Five Cultural Shifts Facing Entrepreneurs with Mark Drapeau”


    John R Dallas Jr

    It was great to be in the room to hear Mark during this presentation, and afterwards to chat with him awhile. He is the real thing. He cares deeply about the people side of technology's impact on long-term cultural changes. He separates from technology's real value today's pop culture fads and trends. He gently reminds us to think much deeper about what we are doing with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, FourSquare, etc. His points about "nobodies as influencers" opened my mind. I felt it happening, but had not put a name to the phenomenon. Still I hear people quote so-called "nobodies" more than seasoned leaders, credentialed journalists, etc. This talk is a must-hear. [Thanks, TechCocktail, for posting this.]


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