12 Questions: Meet Nausika Georgakopoulou (Greece)

crowdSPRING Blog

Nausika lives and works in Athens Greece. … it’s pronounced Nafsika) and I come from Greece. I live and work in Athens which is Greece’s capital. How has the economy affected the design industry in Greece?

Save the US from becoming Greece

David Teten

Save the US from becoming Greece. Sometime prior to the 4th Century BCE, the Greeks invented democracy. They were a model for the world. Unfortunately, I think the Greeks are well on their way to being a model for the world again.

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Global Innovation 2011

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Creativity and Self-Expression Innovation Politics & Government Trends, Futurism, and Research Alcatel-Lucent Booz and Company Chile China Confederation of Indian Industry Creativity Demark economics Finland Global Innovation Index Greece Gregg Fraley INSEAD Lithuania Moldova Sweden Switzerland UK United Nations USA World Intellectual Property Organization

More global innovation

deal architect

Mexico Technology on the ICE Train – Germany Shipping ice cream globally – US, China Big Data of Long Lives – Italy, Greece, Japan Nokia alumni. Innovation from around the globe'' iElevation – Nepal A museum or a library? Globalization and Technology

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[Infographic] Best Business Climates Of The World

YoungUpstarts

On the other hand, much of Europe is languishing in recession – Portugal, Spain and Greece bring up the rear as three of the five cities with the worst business climates. Did you know that the many of the best cities around the world for business is actually in the Middle East?

What Greek Startups Can Teach the World

ReadWriteStart

Whitehill “saw a real resurgence of people in Greece who realize entrepreneurship is the way out of the [economic] challenges they were having.” According to Whitehill, entrepreneurs are “viewed as outcasts in Greece.”

Ellison Eyewear the Multi-Billion $ Sunglass Industry

Hearpreneur

Ellison Eyewear offers designer quality sunglasses made in Greece using Italian components. Aristotle Loumis was born in Greece and grew up in Chicago, one of 8 children raised by a single parent. I was inspired by the culture, beauty, and history of Greece.”. Handmade in Greece.

Book: Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

Feld Thoughts

The book starts in Dallas, takes us to Iceland, to Greece, to Ireland, to Germany, and finally back to the California. If you want to understand what is going on in Europe, especially Greece, Ireland, and Germany, how it happened, why it matters, and where it might go, read this book. I’ve generally ignored the mainstream media during the original US financial crisis and the more recent European financial crisis.

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[Singapore][Competition] Applications For 14th Start-Up@Singapore Now Open

YoungUpstarts

Its recent edition attracted more than 3,000 teams and 9,000 participants, both locally as well as from countries such as Australia, Canada, Norway, India, Brunei, Pakistan, Russia, Greece, the Philippines and Indonesia.

What Greek Startups Can Teach the World

ReadWriteStart

Whitehill “saw a real resurgence of people in Greece who realize entrepreneurship is the way out of the [economic] challenges they were having.” Entrepreneurs as Outcasts According to Whitehill, entrepreneurs are “viewed as outcasts in Greece.”

ProductionHUB Helps You Search For Media Production Professionals

YoungUpstarts

Just this past week, we used ProductionHUB to find gear and crew in Athens, Greece!”.

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#Stream11

Start Up Blog

For the next few days I am at the WPP Stream Un-conference in sunny Greece. Many of the worlds best minds in technology, communications and media are here. So I’ll be living tweeting their insights and blogging what I learn. If you don’t already make sure you follow my twitter stream by click on the icon below and share the learnings with your crew too. Click this to follow me: entrepreneurship stream tweetstream unconference WPP

Some encouraging data on migration

The Equity Kicker

Spain and Greece, by contrast, have seen increases in emigration. Recruiting great staff is the biggest challenge for many startups. This is the central conclusion of the Scale Up Report and we see it every day in our own operations and at our partners.

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Startup To Translate Obama’s State Of The Union Address Up To 6,976 Languages In Real Time

YoungUpstarts

“Barack Obama’s address this evening touches more than just folks from the United States,” says Dunne, who first co-founded Babelverse in Athens, Greece. This evening, as U.S.

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How Packaging Design Can Help Create a Winning Product

Up and Running

The solution, designed by the Athens, Greece-based creative office Matadog Design , was a label that welcomes the consumer, and literally asks them to take it home. The label on the back reads: “I am a pure extra virgin olive oil from Greece and I am made especially for you.

Supercharge Growth Without Raising Money

YoungUpstarts

I applied this method to every single one of our hires and today our team consists of 22 people from United States, India, United Kingdom, Ukraine, Greece and the Philippines. I was scared with what was happening in Greece but myself and the team were determined to build our brand.

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Learning This One Language Will Instantly Make You A Better Leader

YoungUpstarts

Originally from Greece, Rafael lives in Los Angeles and when he’s not working at Weberous, he offers business and marketing consulting to small businesses.> by Rafael Romis , founder of Weberous.

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Business Ethics And Social Responsibility

YoungUpstarts

From its roots in ancient Greece to modern topics like unequal gender pay, business ethics is a large field of study. The study of business ethics refers to the ethical dimensions of productive organizations and commercial activities, according to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

The Procrastination You Don’t Even Know You’re Doing

YoungUpstarts

Originally from Greece, Rafael lives in Los Angeles and when he’s not working at Weberous, he offers business and marketing consulting to small businesses. by Rafael Romis, CEO of Weberous. A lot of small business owners want everything to be perfect before they launch a business.

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EURO: how short-term politicking is threatening our continent

Fred Destin

Countries like Greece were always going to have a hard time. What do you get when you marry Greece and Germany under one currency, as seen from Athens: Interest rates are low, which is an incentive to borrow, but there's no inflation eroding the principal.

Join a conference simulcast near you

Startup Lessons Learned

One of the most important things we do with The Lean Startup Conference is make a livestream of the plenary talks available for free to groups around the world, supporting entrepreneurship communities everywhere. The number of hosts has grown annually, and this year, we have 200+ groups joining us on Monday, December 3. They represent more than 10,000 people total. If you're not attending the conference in person, consider meeting up with one of these groups to watch.

3 Steps To “Activate” Visitors and Convert Them To Subscribers, Leads & Customers

ConversionXL

I’m planning on going to Greece with my family this summer, so obviously the first stop is to Google “Greek travel”. The image is stunning, the typography is welcoming & it makes me feel excited at the peace and relaxation I’ll have when I’m finally in Greece.

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Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Three Open Opportunities For 2012

ReadWriteStart

Today Stathis Katinas from Greece, pitched CarRentalBookers.com , a business he founded with his partner Tristan Mcvean. Nonetheless, I was very happy to see a European entrepreneur, especially one from Greece, amidst that country's utter crisis-ridden state.

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Here’s What’s Driving Collaborative Consumption and Where the Market May Head Next

Both Sides of the Table

Example: More than 50% of all youth in Greece & Spain (34% in Italy) are unemployed and if you take “under-employment” it is even worse. I spoke this past week at the LeWeb conference in London, which was a superbly well run event with a very quality production team. Kudos.

Startup Lessons Learned 2011 streaming live

Startup Lessons Learned

I have been getting emails and tweets all day from people upset that they cannot get into Startup Lessones Learned 2011 - either here in SF, where we're sold out, or in one of the more than 100 simulcast locations around the world, many of which are sold out, too. We struggle with this issue every year, because we strongly encourage everyone who can to participate with their local entrepreneurship community. Strengthening ties between entrepreneurs is one of our most important values.

Hacking for Diplomacy – The State Department Takes Notice

Steve Blank

But Blank and the teaching team encouraged the students to keep “getting outside the building” and iterating their MVP – particularly with refugees themselves and the first responders tasked with handling corpses in front-line countries like Greece and Italy.

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Hacking for Diplomacy – The State Department Takes Notice

Steve Blank

But Blank and the teaching team encouraged the students to keep “getting outside the building” and iterating their MVP – particularly with refugees themselves and the first responders tasked with handling corpses in front-line countries like Greece and Italy.

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The 3 Step Approach To Successful Customer Activation

ConversionXL

I’m planning on going to Greece with my family this summer, so obviously the first stop is to Google “Greek travel”. The image is stunning, the typography is welcoming & it makes me feel excited at the peace and relaxation I’ll have when I’m finally in Greece.

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Links

Venture Chronicles

What we are seeing happen in Greece right now, both with the insolvency and citizenry on the dole fighting against any cuts, is California on a national level. Greece can’t devalue their currency or print money, like California.

How Not to Screw Up Your Startup Presentation

ReadWriteStart

Method of Loci : This memory-retention device dates back to ancient Greece. It’s the moment every startup founder dreams about. You’ve spent countless days and nights, sacrificed your personal life and most likely tossed in your life savings - just for the chance to make this presentation.

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America, Inc.

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Lenders have been patient so far, but the sky-high rates on the sovereign debt of Greece, Ireland, and Portugal suggest what might lie ahead for USA Inc. Mary Meeker has created quite a buzz with her cover story this week in Bloomberg Businessweek. It is based on her analysis of the U.S. as if it were a corporation. Her assessment? The bottom line on USA Inc.? Cash flow and net worth are negative, profits are rare, and off-balance-sheet liabilities are enormous.

The 3 Step Approach To Successful Customer Activation

ConversionXL

I’m planning on going to Greece with my family this summer, so obviously the first stop is to Google “Greek travel”. The image is stunning, the typography is welcoming & it makes me feel excited at the peace and relaxation I’ll have when I’m finally in Greece.

The May cS Awards and the April cS Awards Finalists!

crowdSPRING Blog

Black Cat Design is based in Athens, Greece and actually teaches graphic design, typography, and multimedia design. Back in 2011, we announced a monthly cS Award to honor quality work by designers and writers in the crowdSPRING community. The May cS Award.

The Lost, Ancient Guide to Better Copywriting

ConversionXL

In Ancient Greece, public speaking was the main channel for political debate and decision-making, legal decision-making, and even philosophical discussion. Like memory, delivery is a little different today than it was in Ancient Greece.

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Stock Market Drops. Then It Rallies. What Happens Next for Funding?

Both Sides of the Table

Most of the informed people I know are telling me that the sharp sell-off has more to do with European national debt (PIGS as it is called: Portugal, Italy, Greece & Spain) than the current US dilemma of a S&P downgrade of the US government debt.

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Concentrated Production, Diversified Consumption

Growthink Blog

The world where I order new leather seat covers for my car, from Greece, on Ebay, and at a fraction of the price of what the dealership is asking. Watching the disaster of a process that was the D.C. fiscal cliff drama this past week, I found myself with a curious reaction.

The Socialist Republic of Twitter

Diego Basch

Same with censorship; if Europe threatens to block Twitter unless they filter out the word Greece, Twitter will probably do it (and probably Italy too, for good measure). I attended a Machine Learning meetup at Twitter yesterday. It was a very good event, and I learned a few new things.

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Twitter Link Roundup #120 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

Greece’s debt is 142% of GDP, unemployment 21% in Nov, industrial production plummeted 11% in Dec – [link]. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing.

Invest in Israel Newsletter – June 2012 Edition

VC Cafe

Girls in Tech London picked the top women in 19 countries – the UK, Ireland, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Turkey, Greece and Israel – on the basis of their leadership and excellence in innovation and technology.

Twitter Link Roundup #80 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

State of Web Design in Greece – [link]. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing.

Why Nuance Is Giving It Away

www.businessweek.com

Greece Steps Back From the Brink. Greece Steps Back From the Brink. Bloomberg Businessweek. Go To Businessweek.com. Bloomberg.com. Businessweek.com. Bloomberg TV. Professional Products. Bloomberg Anywhere. Bloomberg Tradebook. Industry Products. Bloomberg Briefs. Bloomberg Government.

Why haven’t European investors fully accepted the ‘failure is good’ mentality yet?

The Next Web

With huge unemployment rates in countries like Spain, Greece and Portugal, coupled with risk-averseness and impractical education this leads to a circle of hopelessness. Andrea Francis is a growth-hacking oriented marketer who loves to work with startups.

Tough Love

Growthink Blog

Because their partners in government – and whatever one’s political persuasion government is and will remain a key partner that must work well if business is to thrive (see Greece, Argentina, et al.) – have to and are working better.