Bill Gordon
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  • Westport, CT
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Bill Gordon and Rod are now friends
Oct 8, 2012
Bill Gordon liked Rod's page Steve Jobs and Apple's SECRET WEAPON for Killing Industries That "Suck"
Mar 12, 2012
Bill Gordon commented on Bill Gordon's blog post Serendipity at an analog bookstore....
"Great synthesis Mike.  I really appreciate such a thoughtful comment and the additional data points on other lean/agile startup tools as well as visual thinking."
Mar 12, 2012
Mike Lachapelle commented on Bill Gordon's blog post Serendipity at an analog bookstore....
"Great story Bill, and not the first tale I have heard of serendipity in learning about BMG. I had another member of the Hub tell me a story about being in the Tokyo airport about to fly home to Canada. While browsing the books on business he spotted…"
Mar 12, 2012
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Serendipity at an analog bookstore....

I have always loved walking into bookstores just to browse - hoping for serendipity to strike - which for me is finding a hidden gem somewhere on the shelves.  I find it very relaxing but exciting at the same time.  Sometimes I stay for a hour or more digging deep in different sections and other times I do a quick scan of the shelves and leave because nothing jumps out at me because the vibe isn't feeling right that day to make it worth my time.  As a serial entrepreneur and angel investor I…See More
Mar 11, 2012
Bill Gordon is now a member of Business Model Innovation Hub
Mar 10, 2012

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Why are you passionate about business models and business model innovation?
I am a serial entrepreneur and angel investor always looking for new technologies and new business models to develop and support. I have been deeply involved in social innovation in recent years with PopTech.org
How would you best describe your level of expertise when it comes to business models?
knowledgeable
What's your URL?
http://stamfordinnovationcenter.com
Who do you work for? What do you do?
I work for myself or in collaboration with others under various banners. I am most recently a Founder of the Stamford Innovation Center in Stamford, CT and an entrepreneur in residence
What industry do you mainly work in (e.g. financial services, telco, utilities, public sector, academia, pharma...)?
Venture finance
What is the size of the organization you work for?
freelance/independant
Do you want to add anything? Feel free. Any topic.
I was very excited today when I came across the book Business Model Generation in the Fairfield University Bookstore in Fairfield, CT. I believe in serendipity and felt that was why I came across this book today. I noticed that at least one of its co-creators is someone I have done business with in recent months, Pablo Azar of Allstate Insurance.

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Serendipity at an analog bookstore....

Posted on March 11, 2012 at 5:30pm 2 Comments

I have always loved walking into bookstores just to browse - hoping for serendipity to strike - which for me is finding a hidden gem somewhere on the shelves.  I find it very relaxing but exciting at the same time.  Sometimes I stay for a hour or more digging deep in different sections and other times I do a quick scan of the shelves and leave because nothing jumps out at me because the vibe isn't feeling right that day to make it worth my time.  As a serial entrepreneur and angel investor I…

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