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. Email is not accessed easily in Fiji, and there is a slight but manageable issue of language barrier compounded by cultural differences. Awesomeness community Interviews Small biz spotlight Fiji small biz small business sustainability tourism traveling

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[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. As a moderate greenie, however, I liked how FIJI Water strove to be the only “Carbon Negative” bottled water on the planet.

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Understanding Paying Taxes for Small Businesses

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Countries such as Fiji are used by corporations to avoid paying high corporation tax; that is, by registering their business in that country, they pay far lower taxes than if they registered in the United States, even if they operate mainly here in the US.

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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. The contrast between the obvious power of the wave and the relaxed surfer paddling on top is mind wrenching. I also love that Red Bull and other great brands are funding this type of content by sponsoring competitions.

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. While globalisation has meant that businesses now operate and compete on a level playing field, this single marketplace has also brought different and distinctive cultures together too.

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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 . The difference between cloud accounting and a traditional PC-based accounting program is that cloud accounting is a service that is accessible on any number of computers via the internet, whereas PC-based accounting is in-house and usually limited to just one computer.

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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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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. We had the opportunity to hear from Ryan Emmons, the CEO of Waiakea on how he’s disrupting his industry and tips that he has for fellow millennial entrepreneurs. .

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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 seconds) for users to form an opinion about your website that determines whether they like your site or not, whether they’ll stay or leave. This number comes from specific studies.

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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. Here's the post: Strategic & Tactical Dashboards: Best Practices, Examples.

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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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. After some reflection, I came to the realization that 2015 and 2016 marked the first time in my life that I did not travel outside of the United States. I have promised myself that will never happen again.

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. For these interviews, we pick people who add value to our community – in the blog, in the forums, in the projects. Plainly – activities that make crowdSPRING a better community.

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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.

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. Inspired by Mark Solon , and organized through Globe Aware , we worked in a school for the children of migrant workers who have no government services. The goal was for my son to experience more of the world and to learn how many others are not as fortunate as we are. Mission accomplished.

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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.


This is going to be BIG.

Fiji anyone? That’s how much credit card debt I had when I started at First Round in the Fall of 2009—over thirty grand—residual from when you’re doing a startup and taking just enough to pay for the roof over your head and a few other things, then eating through your bank account and credit line for everything else. I can proudly say that I went as far as I could technically go—maxing out my card and having $17.91 left in the bank.

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Togo El Salvador Montenegro Tonga (Nukualofa) Equatorial Guinea   Mozambique Turkmenistan Eritrea Myanmar (Burma) Tuvalu Micronesia Namibia Uzbekistan Fiji Nauru Vanuatu   Gabon Niger Vatican City Georgia Palau, Republic of Yemen Guinea   Papua New Guinea Zambia   Guinea–Bissau Paraguay Zimbabwe   Guyana   Republic of Congo Lastly, something that Google Analytics doesn't do is allow you to see where visitors are going when they leave your site. 

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.