Monotheism 101– Fiji Edition

Pascal's View

  My theological work in Fiji was done. One of my favorite tropical drinks is dark rum, tonic, and a generous lime wedge, served in a tall glass with lots of ice.    I sat down at Navutu's beach-side bar in the beautiful Yasawa islands yesterday evening, ordered my favorite, and the bartender made some conversation as he prepared the refreshing potion.    This is what followed: "Are you going to go to church tomorrow?"

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Bridge The Gap Villages

crowdSPRING Blog

The organization has created a partnership with Vorovoro, a village in North Fiji. We’re starting in the “friendly North” of Fiji, giving travelers new, authentic, and magical ways to experience the world.

9 Counterintuitive Lessons About Success You Can Learn From Tony Robbins

Inc Startups

Yes, he's charismatic, inspiring, and owns a resort in Fiji. But the reasons he's so successful are very unglamorous

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How a Background in Italian Craftsmanship Led This Founder to Launch a Tech Startup

Inc Startups

Then, a brush with environmental activism in Fiji inspired him to shift his philosophy into a startup Giovanni Alessi Anghini won numerous design awards for household products, including bottle openers and desk lamps.

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Advertising has become content

The Equity Kicker

The surfer is Sean Woolnough, the wave was in Namoto Island, Fiji, and the photo was taken by Stuart Gibson. I love this picture which was a finalist in the ‘Spirit’ category at the Red Bull Illume Image Quest photo competition.

[Review] Rubies In The Orchard


Serial entrepreneur and billionaire Lynda Resnick’s book “ Rubies in the Orchard: How to Uncover the Hidden Gems in Your Business ” provides a fascinating glimpse into the marketing strategies behind brands like POM Wonderful, FIJI Water, Teleflora and the Franklin Mint.

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The Bastardisation of the Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Babbling VC

After exiting (and deciding to not spend the rest of their lives on the beach in Fiji) they were looking for something to do. I''ve seen this happening over the years but it seems to have come to a fever pitch in the past year or so. Ever more people I run across or who apply for positions have held the title of "Entrepreneur-in-Residence".better better known as EIR''s. This has become one of the most loaded terms in the startup world.

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Essie Weingarten: Be True to Your Brand

Inc Startups

It could be places that I aspired to go to, that I hope one day I will be in Fiji. But how many of you have worn Fiji? To succeed, know your customers, ignore what your competitors are doing and follow your instincts.

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The Importance Of Cultural Understanding In Business


Inspired by the traditional tattoos of Fiji, Samoa and New Zealand, this product was soon scrutinised and considered to be a violation of the indigenous people of the Pacific.

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How Startups Can Benefit From Cloud Accounting


This means you can have all of the information at your fingertips whether you’re at the office or on vacation in Fiji. by Sam Michaels, founder and managing editor of Cloud Accounting Today .

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Of Sharks and Men

Pascal's View

I went on my first shark feeding dive last week in Fiji in the Yasawa Islands. I've been a PADI certified scuba diver since 1991 and just recently obtained my advanced diver certification.  I've dived over 100 times, always in the ocean, and, of course, every diver is fascinated by, if not afraid of, shark encounters.


This is going to be BIG.

Fiji anyone?

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Millennial CEO Disrupts Bottled Water Industry


Basically its a Carbon Neutral, Naturally Alkaline Fiji meets Tom’s Shoes with a Red Bull approach to lifestyle branding ;). Anytime there is a disruption, there is usually a signal of opportunity. This is no different in the bottle water industry.

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First Impressions Matter: The Importance of Great Visual Design


the idea of going on a holiday to Fiji), inspiring photography is the leading first impression creator. People make snap judgements. It takes only 1/10th of a second to form a first impression about a person, and websites are no different. It takes about 50 milliseconds (that’s 0.05

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12 Questions: Meet Vinay and Asha (India)

crowdSPRING Blog

We have traveled around the world, working in places as far and diverse as Fiji Islands and Dubai, not to mention all the cities across India. In our 12 Questions blog series, we feature interviews with someone from the crowdSPRING community.

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Protecting Your Online Reputation from Trolls: 8 Tips

Inc Startups

I found one of the best public responses to an irate customer complaint from Savusavu, Fiji. Some customers have legitimate complaints. Others are just itching for a fight--or a refund. How to respond.

How About You Take The Day Off by Yaro Starak

I got sick a couple of weeks before leaving Brisbane for Fiji because I had so much to get done before I left. I then got sick again in Fiji, probably as a result of the stress built up and releasing as I finally started traveling. I’m sitting down typing this on my mac air, outside on my verandah (or deck or patio depending where you come from), on a Wednesday afternoon. So far today I’ve done two “tasks&# that you would call work.

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Tell Stories & You'll Boost Sales

Inc Startups

It was the real-life stories: how Life is Good founder Bert Jacobs built a business by throwing a pumpkin-carving contest, or GoPro CEO Nicholas Woodman found inspiration surfing off the coast of Fiji. Storytelling appeals to how the brain processes information.

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Meet the 'Richard Branson of Iceland'

Inc Startups

We looked at what Fiji did. THE WATER'S FINE: The former media mogul Jon Olafsson sold all his entertainment properties, attempted to retire, and then dove head-first into a completely different industry.'> Jon Olafsson has been a music executive, a media mogul, and a retiree.

Start Your Business in One Day

Inc Startups

Take Tonga, for example, a small island country near Fiji," says Belayachi. "It How can the U.S. ease the process of starting a business? Take a note from countries like New Zealand that are using a "one-stop shop" approach encourage entrepreneurship.

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Smart Dashboard Modules: Insightful Dimensions And Best Metrics

Occam's Razor

The Fiji pens look a lot more normal. My last post, perhaps provocatively, called for a reduction of data in executive dashboards (digital, online, offline). More English (IABI, specifically) would lead to a smarter understanding of performance, and of course glory for data practitioners.

The Screwy Logic of Crowdfunding and Venture Fund Regulation

This is going to be BIG.

You know, because sometimes startups just simply don't make it [shrug] but you gotta watch out for those financial hucksters who are looking to take your money and run off to kick it in Fiji.

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Great business model


Our “secret sauce” will be the label – yes, it will be our company name and logo that will differentiate our product from Evian, Vasa, Fiji, San Pelegrino and those many other indistinct brands. OK, so times have been tough in the IT market over the last couple of years. Luckily, it is starting to get better.

the world without altgate


The Making of a Spec-zilla

Launching Tech Ventures

You talked to a gazillion people, did three months of market research, got your parents’ advice, and bought a timeshare on the islands of Fiji in anticipation of your soon to be great fortune. by Vlad Loktev So you’ve got an idea for the next kickass software product. You’ve done your homework. You are so excited you also went out and spent 50 bucks on brand new business cards.

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Volunteering in China with my son

David Cohen

it’s really fun to play with the kids – reminded me of qamea in fiji with volleyball. Recently, I took my 11 year old (Andrew) to Beijing, China for 10 days.

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What living in different countries has taught me about life (and work)

Austin Startup

Over the next 6 months, I traveled to various parts of the country and abroad to countries like Fiji, Bali, and New Zealand, where I was captivated by the natural beauty of the region. Lately, I’ve been feeling uneasy. A sense of staleness.

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Hazon 2006 NY Ride: The Shabbaton

Venture Cyclist

Discussion ranged from the practicality of local organic farming in an industrial world, to the notion of Fiji brand water being shipped all the way round the world because somehow we like it better than the local water (According to Wikipedia , it has more arsenic in it than Cleveland municipal water). The Hazon rides are not just about cycling.

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Transcript And MP3 Of My $180,000 Website Flipping Presentation by Yaro Starak

The response to the video I shared of my presentation – How I Made $180,000 Profit Buying And Selling Websites Part Time – was awesome, and as I promised, here is the text transcript for you. I’ll also include the MP3 download if you just want the audio without the video. I’d appreciate it if you shared this with as many people as you think would benefit from the information.