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. No wait, maybe it’s to replace Cuba which Obama has decided to restore full relations with. I’m gearing up for a long series of posts about the various books I read on my month off on Bora Bora.

5 Reasons For Monetizing The Idle Resources Of Others

Startup Professionals Musings

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

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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. The pervasive ability and need to communicate constantly and globally through the Internet and smartphones is incenting everyone to get more out of their own assets and time, and capitalize on the idle resources of others. This sharing economy is rapidly becoming the new business of sharing, with major winners already including Airbnb (rooms), Uber (rides), and Chegg (books).

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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. The pervasive ability and need to communicate constantly and globally through the Internet and smartphones is incenting everyone to get more out of their own assets and time, and capitalize on the idle resources of others. This new sharing economy is rapidly becoming the new business of sharing, with major winners already including Airbnb (rooms), Uber (rides), and Chegg (books).

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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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. The pervasive ability and need to communicate constantly and globally through the Internet and smartphones is incenting everyone to get more out of their own assets and time, and capitalize on the idle resources of others. This new sharing economy is rapidly becoming the new business of sharing, with major winners already including Airbnb (rooms), Uber (rides), and Chegg (books).

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10 Amazing Microfinance Success Stories

YoungUpstarts

from Cuba despite speaking no English and being legally blind. The benefits of microfinance have been debated since the ’70s when the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh began making tiny loans to impoverished small business owners. In 2006, Muhammad Yunus, the bank’s founder and “the father of microfinance,” won the Nobel Peace Prize. Since that time, at least one study has shown the practice does little to empower women in oppressed cultures or improve quality of life for poor people.

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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Mini Saga #107 – The Other Side

Rajesh Setty

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. If you flip the switch and look at exactly the opposite even for a few minutes – our perspective may change. Mini Saga #107 – The Other Side. Being Jim’s mentor, Ron knew Jim wanted Patrick’s job. Ron asked Jim to write three things he loved about his job.

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Thumbs Up On Gatekeepers, But Who… And How?

YoungUpstarts

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. Until recently, agents and traditional publishers were publishing’s gatekeepers, deciding whose work was printed and whose was rejected.

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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. They “don’t care what people ate for lunch.&# They’re fine on their existing social networks, which these days mostly means they’re happy with Facebook. I think they’re missing something.

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. Since 2006, I’ve been learning how to combine passion, purpose, people, and profits.

It starts with the (right) intent

Rajesh Setty

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. However, common sense shows us that intent influences actions so for competent people can notice actions to get a sense of underlying intent. When you have the right intent, you ensure that all parties involved (including you) are fairly treated.

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Top 5 Fastest - Growing Freelance Platforms in 2020

Transformify - Recruiting

The entire invoicing and payments process is managed by the freelance platform which includes payment transfers to any bank account all over the world (although there are some restricted countries like Cuba, North Korea, Iran, etc.). Given that the gig economy is on the rise and Industry 4.0

21 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business

Hearpreneur

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. For each business owner, the story of their journey can range from monetary needs or the passion for a unique project. Each story is different though the reasons may be the same.

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Social Login and CRO: 9 Things You Should Know

ConversionXL

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. Forward-looking businesses are using social login, also known as social sign-on, to do just that. For the uninitiated, social login allows users to access websites using their existing social account IDs, such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Screenshot from: SurveyMonkey.

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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. I didn’t grow up seeing my parents or anyone close to us really getting their own business off the ground, or elevating their existing business consistently.

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9 Things You Should Know About Social Login & CRO

ConversionXL

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. Forward-looking businesses are using social login, also known as social sign-on, to do just that. For the uninitiated, social login allows users to access websites using their existing social account IDs – such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn.

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

ConversionXL

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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Out of the Crisis #26: Brian Armstrong of Coinbase on cryptocurrency, being mission-oriented, and institution building

Startup Lessons Learned

At one point we had to turn off all the hosts in Cuba, because US companies weren't allowed to work with Cuban citizens. A few weeks ago, Coinbase , which facilitates buying, storing and purchasing cryptocurrency and also operates a cryptocurrency exchange, went public. It was one of the year's most successful IPOs so far, and has been heralded as a "landmark moment" for cryptocurrency's entrance into mainstream investing.

29 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Name

Computer Weekly

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? Some people turn to their childhood for inspiration or a beloved family pet. It could be a made up word you dream of one night and feel it has the right ring to it.

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.

Out of the Crisis #17: Max Henderson on Covid Act Now, exponential growth, and how to help

Startup Lessons Learned

As the son of immigrants from Cuba and Germany, Max has deep faith in the power of American ingenuity. From the very start, the coronavirus has been a fast-moving target. The mechanisms of where and how it's moved through the country have made managing the spread challenging.

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

crowdSPRING Blog

Julio Alvarez – In Photos: Cuba’s Tech Revolutionaries [link] crowdspring.co/1MbfVlt Not one, but two of our favorite technologies were Gilles Deschaud’s film, “Chase Me.” ” We love the art and the painstaking craft of stop-motion animation and Deschaud has got it down cold. Maybe more impressive is the fact that he produced the entire film using 3d print technology! As mashups go, h cool is that?