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Scott Annan
Works at Mercury Grove
Attended University of Ottawa
Lives in Ottawa, Canada
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Social + Technical Entrepreneur
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startups, entrepreneurship, publishing
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  • Mercury Grove
    Founder, present
  • Guides.co
    Founder, present
  • StartupPlays.com
    Founder, 2014
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Ottawa, Canada
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I'm a startup entrepreneur, mentor, blogger, and speaker. My passion lies in collaborating with smart, passionate people, discovering new innovative business models and using technology to enhance global collaboration.

You may have seen or read about me or my startups on TechCrunch, Venture Beat, This Week in Startups, The Globe and Mail magazine, TechVibes, the Washington Post, or several other popular blogs and publications.

I blog and frequently speak about innovation at work, entrepreneurship & web startups, social engagement, collaboration, and community development.

Over the last six years, as founder of Mercury Grove, I have provided strategic consulting to senior executives at Tempur-Pedic, Proctor & Gamble, Western Southern, Applebee's, The Coleman Company and several smaller, innovative companies.

I'm changing the world, one digital guide at a time at guides.co
Bragging rights
In 2010 I was recognized as "Top 40 Under 40" and won a regional "Bootstrap Award" in Ottawa, Canada, where I work and live. In "past lives" I've won a global innovation award at Lexmark International, was President of the Student Union at the University of Ottawa
Education
  • University of Ottawa
    Philosophy, English Lit, 1995 - 2000
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Thanks Linkedin...
Last week Linkedin helped me celebrate my "work anniversary" and I got a lot of "likes" and congratulation messages.  I appreciated that.  It meant people noticed the "milestone" and took a second to recognize it.  So thanks.I realize it was pretty easy to hit a like button -- much easier than reading a long post about what's happened in that year -- but I thought I'd take a minute to write a review of the year and let you decide if you still wan...
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An absolute must-read for parents (not just dads) with kids in sports.  So funny.  And sad.  And true.
What is it about watching your kid play sports that brings out your inner homicidal maniac?
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Last year +Guido Giordano and I ran an accelerator that helped launch some successful companies including http://openera.com, http://vegancuts.com, and http://Healthwave.co.  I put together a very comprehensive guide for startups to share actionable steps that worked to accelerate those companies, and I'm giving it away for a limited time - would love to hear what you think.
The DIY guide is written and produced by serial entrepreneur and Accel.io & Startupplays.com founder Scott Annan based on his experience launching and building businesses and ...
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I just downloaded your guide and love it!
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No more guest blogging (and other SEO tricks you should stop doing)
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An article I wrote about my daughter, Chinchillas, and sharing what you know.
...my daughter was writing a guide on Chinchillas.Before I met my daughter I didn't know anything about chinchillas. I know that I've seen a chinchilla before, but I can't tell you when or where. My best guess is that before my daughter, the concept of a chinchilla may have passed through my mind maybe every five years or so. I'm not even sure if the word "chinchilla" is supposed to be capitalized or not. And I can say for certain that I've never...
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Great post on the early days of marketing automation... there's still a lot of opportunity to come!
After several years of 50-plus-percent growth, marketing automation is still the new kid on the block. Even with 70+ vendors in the space. cliffdiver3 “If you're in the business, it seems like everyone's doing it,” analyst and consultant Dan Freeman told me yesterday.
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One of my favorite articles of all time is 10 years old.  A must-read for entrepreneurs, parents, teachers, and people who work: http://www.paulgraham.com/wealth.html
May 2004 (This essay was originally published in Hackers & Painters.) If you wanted to get rich, how would you do it? I think your best bet would be to start or join a startup. That's been a reliable way to get rich for hundreds of years. The word "startup" dates from the 1960s, but what happens ...
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Become a banker.
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This took a lot of work, but very excited about the future!
There are plenty of how-to sites on the Internet, but sometimes, in the words of Guides.co CEO Scott Annen, you need to look up something "more complicated..
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Great (and necessary) SEO guide for any internet marketer.
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Great coverage on a great local company!
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