Entrepreneur turned employee

26 Mar

Not many people can go from high school straight to a high-paying job at Yahoo. Nick is an exceptional case. Nick D’Aloisio, 17, invented the app, Summly. Still in high school, he was recently hired by Yahoo. Summly is a news-reading app. His algorithmic invention takes long-form stories and shortens them for readers using smartphones.  His app creates abbreviated versions of any news story.

He is an example of an independent entrepreneur that will now be an internal entrepreneur. An independent entrepreneur starts out on his or her own; an internal entrepreneur is an entrepreneur that goes from working on his or her own to working within another company.

I read about Nick in the NYTimes. The book, The Art of the Start, by Guy Kawasaki contains a list of recommendations for internal entrepreneurs. I highly recommend reading it.  Kawasaki also explains business plans, pitches, branding, and more. Kawasaki is a writer, entrepreneur and former employee at Apple.

– John Hyland


One Response to “Entrepreneur turned employee”


  1. Godin | The Business $tartup Initiative - April 10, 2013

    […] years will most likely have more expertise than an employee straight out of college. There can be exceptions […]

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