The Interview, Censorship, Terrorism, Dr. Evil, and Lots of Other Stuff

Feld Thoughts

He’s decided that the North Korea hack on Sony Pictures was not an act of war but is now trying to decide if it’s terrorism so he can put North Korea on the terrorism sponsors list to join Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria.

The Sharing Economy Is Changing The Rules Of Business

Startup Professionals Musings

In Cuba today, there are over 1,000 restaurants in people’s homes, known as paladares.

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Be A Winning Entrepreneur In The New Sharing Economy

Startup Professionals Musings

In Cuba today, there are over 1,000 restaurants in people’s homes, known as paladares.

Mini Saga #107 – The Other Side

Life Beyond Code

Photo courtesy: Cuba Gallery on Flickr. The grass is always greener on the other side… Typically, we compare everything that’s not working in our current situation with everything that works with the new situation.

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5 Principles That Drive The New Market For Sharing

Startup Professionals Musings

In Cuba today, there are over 1,000 restaurants in people’s homes, known as paladares.

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Don’t Make Yourself Indispensable

David Cohen

Now, that doesn’t mean you should run away to Cuba for six weeks right off the bat. When you’re first starting a company, you’re right there in the thick of it, all the time. During that heavy lifting phase, you naturally have to throw yourself into getting your startup off the ground and figuring things out. But it can’t go on like that forever.

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How to Get Your Startup from Point A to Point B

Startup Professionals Musings

If you don’t, you might take a left turn and end up in Cuba. ###### Today’s guest post is by Bob La Loggia, who is the founder and CEO of Appointment-Plus online scheduling software. By Bob La Loggia, CEO StormSource Software I enjoy the ride on a good commercial airline flight.

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It starts with the (right) intent

Life Beyond Code

Photo Courtesy: Cuba Gallery on Flickr. Intent is the state of one’s mind at the time one carries out an action. The power of the right intent is often underestimated because what you see are actions and what you can rarely see is intent.

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When Products People Love Die in the Cloud

This is going to be BIG.

You''re left with no cottage industry of users--a SaaS Cuba, where you can seemingly keep a 1950''s car running forever. My dad, after a 20 year career as a New York City firefighter, went back to school and became an accountant. He was an early adopter of technology in his practice, buying a computer in 1987 and getting some of the earliest versions of tax prep software. To do the bookkeeping for some of his business clients, he used a DOS-based program called One Write Plus.

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Thumbs Up On Gatekeepers, But Who… And How?


Her 10th novel, “ Havana Lost “, a stand-alone literary thriller and love story set in Cuba will be released in September, 2013. by Libby Fischer Hellmann, author of ” Havana Lost ” and “ A Bitter Veil “ Some say the lunatics have taken over the asylum.

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Twitter Networks are Different than Social Networks

Both Sides of the Table

He then twittered him a yes at the Mondrian Asia Cuba at 8.30 If you use Twitter and think it is a valuable service then you’re probably tired of the steady stream of your friends who tell you it’s just a fad and they don’t feel compelled to join.

How to Build a Boss Brand [Part I]

Up and Running

We also do this type of work in our retreats—we had two recent retreats to Cuba and Costa Rica, and one upcoming to Brazil! Building a boss brand is the process of reviewing where you are, and where you want your life and business to go.

21 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business


I work with clients from New York to Jerusalem, and get to work on the road, most recently beachside in Cuba and Brazil. Each business has a story. No matter if the business is a Goliath like Wal-Mart, or a local business owned by a couple or family, the business has roots in an idea.

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29 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Name


Named after General Maceo who led Cuba to Independence against the Spaniards. The idea of exactly what your business is going to usually come first. Secondly, most often, is giving a title to your idea. What exactly is going to be the name of your business?

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Twitter Link Roundup #278 – Freaky Good Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

crowdSPRING Blog

Julio Alvarez – In Photos: Cuba’s Tech Revolutionaries [link] Not one, but two of our favorite technologies were Gilles Deschaud’s film, “Chase Me.”

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How to Build a Boss Brand [Part 2]

Up and Running

Pictured: Katrina Julia, Jen Morilla with @thesocialgirltraveler, and Carly with @light.travels @weekendvoyagers at a retreat in Cuba. Karina Julia, during one of her business’s retreats. Before we get into Part 2 of How to Build a Boss Brand , I encourage you to read Part I here.

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9 Things You Should Know About Social Login & CRO


The same goes for businesses operating primarily in countries where social networks are blocked, such as China or Cuba. We are always striving to boost conversion rates and encourage users to engage more.

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Beyond Reason: 8 Subconscious Marketing Techniques to Boost Sales and UX


The example below is for “Maverick Biker,” a package designed for the curious cyclist who wants to visit Cuba. According to research by Harvard Business School professor Gerald Zaltman, up to 95% of our purchase decisions are directed by subconscious mental processes. As digital marketers, we know this intuitively. How many articles have you read that advised you to appeal to the emotional, irrational, subconscious part of the brain?

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The Secret History of Silicon Valley Part VII: We Fought a War You.

Steve Blank

The low-level conflict continued until the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis when the local Soviet commander shot down a U-2 over Cuba.

Soundbites from the Future – 2013

Start Up Blog

While Clouds over Cuba represents something more apocalyptic, it is still part of the ‘what if’ narrative. Recently I’ve been lucky enough to attend a few events which have been centered around what’s next socially and commercially. So I thought I might pull all these thoughts together in a new edition of Soundbites from the Future – The 2013 edition. You’ll find it is full of contradictions and juxtapositions.

More thoughts on Logorama

Jeff Hilimire

First “Middle East” equates to oil, and “Cuba,” rolled cigars. I wrote a little while back about Logorama. If you haven’t watched it yet, you can see it for free here. I then hosted a lunch club meeting in the DIG area in Atlanta last week and showed the movie. We had a great discussion with the 20 or so folks that attended, and after wards I asked if a few people wanted to put their thoughts down for my blog.

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