Weekly Must Reads

Weekly Must Reads

Risk takers take: Being an entrepreneur means taking risks. But what risks are really worth it? Tucows Inc. CEO Elliot Noss gives his take. Fast Company (video).

Wall Street trader: Former JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs trader Eric Woods left Manhattan’s financial district to launch an uptown boutique wine store. Here’s why. Huffington Post.

Young guns: About a dozen high-school students in Palo Alto, Calif., have started a club committed to inventing the future. At meetings, members discuss their ventures and matters like money-raising and new markets. New York Times.

Patent pending: Silicon Valley will get one of four new regional patent offices, the USPTO announced this week. Inc.com.

Taking a break: In the summer, even entrepreneurs need to switch gears from R&D to R&R. Here are some tips on getting away. Entrepreneur.com.

30 Under 30: Inc. magazine’s list of the most promising young entrepreneurs, class of 2012, includes the founders of Pinterest, Spotify, and 28 other visionary outfits.

Crowdfunding test: Pebble Technology, the maker of a smartwatch that connects to smartphones, has become a poster child for raising seed money on the Web via “crowdfunding.” Now, the clock is ticking for it to deliver on its promise to investors.

Recruiting woes: Second-guessing a newly hired manager can be tricky business. British billionaire Richard Branson offers advice on how he works with managers. Entrepreneur.com.

Slow going: Kauffman Foundation researcher explains in this video why women-owned firms are growing more slowly than their men-owned counterparts. The Washington Post.

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