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Rollo Wenlock — CEO and video guy @ Wipster
Why only men?
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Mauro Sicard — Bookicious.com
@rollowenlock Hi there Rollo!

It's true, Bookicious need women collections too. I am adding them really soon. Thanks for the feedback!
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Mauro Sicard — Bookicious.com
@rollowenlock Just added a collection of Marissa Mayer. Feel free to suggest another female founders or entrepreneurs and I will add them too!
Nick Zieber — Consultant - Xpand, Hong Kong
@maurosicard @rollowenlock Add Danielle Morrill
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Mauro Sicard — Bookicious.com
@nzieber @rollowenlock Done! Just added Danielle Morrill!
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Jack Smith — Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
@maurosicard @rollowenlock now that is taking on board user feedback and implementing fast ;) implemented in <1 hour from suggestion
Joost Schuur — Product manager, Playmob
@nzieber @rollowenlock Maybe randomize the order? Now it looks like two token women were just added to the bottom (it's obviously an evolving collection, so kudos for reacting this fast). A bit more racial diversity would be good too.
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Mauro Sicard — Bookicious.com
@joostschuur @rollowenlock Will randomize the order in some minutes, thanks for the feedback. Also, feel free to suggest another founder :)
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Mauro Sicard — Bookicious.com
@joostschuur Just made a new commit and added Keith Rabois collection, and also randomized the female founders collections :)
Rollo Wenlock — CEO and video guy @ Wipster
@maurosicard something to be aware of.
Armando Osuna — Head of Accounts (USA) AppsFlyer
@rollowenlock maybe other ethnicities too..
Tony Hue — Community Manager, Disqus
@maurosicard Hmmm not seeing "Bobbie Had a Nickel" in this collection...;) http://www.bookicious.com/mariss... http://www.businessinsider.com/m...
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Mauro Sicard — Bookicious.com
@tonykhue I am adding it tomorrow morning, thank you for the suggestion ;)
Clément — Co-founder, Nalyze
Not cool @MauroSicard :( it's just a bad copy of my product "Bookstck" hunted a month ago.
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Jack Smith — Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
@clemkn that seems very rude to me to describe this project as a "bad" copy; in fact this site seems like a nice design and minimalistic. You should also appreciate that your site doesn't seem to be being updated - you still only have 6 authors even a month later.

The fact is that collecting books of famous entrepreneurs is not an original concept; rather than trying to claim that someone shouldn't compete with you and describing their work as "bad", I'd suggest contributing more effort towards your project to make it succeed more. On the internet, there are many competing projects taking similar approaches (see Digg, Reddit, Voat etc); what defines which one succeeds comes down to many factors: e.g. who can keep their servers up, who can keep innovating, who can create a sense of community etc. An idea is worthless, it's all about execution.
Clément — Co-founder, Nalyze
@_jacksmith I know an idea is worthless blablabla... we have the same readings. I congratulate him, same design and no source. Also, he simply took books already on Bookstck without add others. While if he had tried to find, he would have found a lot (I hadn't put everything). Well played!
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Jack Smith — Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
@clemkn in fairness, checking again on my desktop; you are right that it's not cool that the starting book collections are quite identical to yours (same authors and books), it should have been easy to find others. @maurosicard do you have any comment ?
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Mauro Sicard — Bookicious.com
@_jacksmith @clemkn Before Bookstck was launched, I was also planning and prototyping Bookicious.

When It launched, It helped me a bit of research, so thats true I took some books from there. Anyway, I added another collections too, and this week I was going to submit even more.

If its true Bookstck helped me to save time on research, I am not trying to copy it. Sorry If you feel like that, in this moment I am improving collections and adding more books so you won't feel its a copy.

P.S.: I am adding the sources right now so give me some minutes and its done :)
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Jack Smith — Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
@maurosicard @clemkn I hope that you can both maintain your projects. Mauro's angle seems that there are lots more collections being added fast. Clément - your one seems to showcase individual books better (which I also think is interesting - which books multiple people recommend etc)
Dean Levitt — Founder, Teacup Analytics
@_jacksmith Great refereeing there Jack! :)
Rollo Wenlock — CEO and video guy @ Wipster
@_jacksmith beautifully said
Tam Pham — Community at The Hustle
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