Startup Iceland 2012 Was Phenomenal

Feld Thoughts

Amy and I just spent an incredible week in Reykjavik, Iceland. Bala Kamallakharan was our host and the founder of Startup Iceland. He’s got a great post up titled Startup Iceland 2012 – Done! that summarizes the event and there are plenty of details on the Startup Iceland Event site about the participants and the agenda. 300+ people participated in what turned out to be a great concentration of the people in and around the Iceland startup community.

Startup Iceland Interview With The Brads (Feld and Burnham)

Feld Thoughts

Brad Burnham ( Union Square Ventures ) and I were in Iceland a few weeks ago for the Startup Iceland event. Amy and I had an awesome week in Iceland and have decided to go back again next year. Startup Communities bala kamallakharan brad burnham iceland startup communities startup icelandBala Kamallakharan organized the event and moderated the discussion (and was an amazing host.)

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The Future Is Not What We Anticipate

Feld Thoughts

This morning, I did a talk with Om Malik at the Startup Iceland 2019 conference. Bala Kamallakharan , who is the founder of Startup Iceland, asked a question of us at the end about the future. Technology iceland stan feld startup iceland the futureStan Feld at his 60-year Columbia Reunion. My dad had his 60-year reunion at Columbia this weekend. He looks great. Om was in a hotel room somewhere and I was in my office in Boulder.

People Place Thing

Feld Thoughts

I’m in Iceland spending the day at Startup Iceland 2012. Life iceland life philosophyAmy and I are having a great time in this fascinating country. At dinner last night, I got into a long conversation about what makes for a fulfilling life. My answer was: Spend as much time as possible with PEOPLE you love in a PLACE you want to be on a THING you are passionate about. I believe it’s that simple. What do you think?

Societal Structures Change Much Slower Than The Machines

Feld Thoughts

I’m at Startup Iceland today. I like Iceland – this is the second time I’ve been here. Technology future iceland machines matrix societyIt’s the closest place on earth I’ve been to Alaska, which I love dearly. And it’s fun to see and hang out with my friend Bala Kamallakharan. As a super bonus, Om Malik – who I adore – is also here. Om and I did a fireside chat with Bala.

Reflections On My 40th Birthday: Blogging, Business, Travel And A Party I Will Never Forget

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Diary Laptop Lifestyle birthday party croatia Cryptocurrency digital nomad iceland norway solar energy travel ukraine yaro yaro-travels yaro-travels-1On July 19th, 2019, I turned 40. When I was a teenager, I saw 40 as REALLY old. It was the age you properly became an adult. No more using youth as an excuse for anything, plus you have to consider things like visiting the doctor for prostate exams… yikes! As I got closer to […].

Tonight Is Life Dinner

Feld Thoughts

Occasionally we’ll invite another couple – tonight we are having dinner with Bala Kamallakharan (the creator of Startup Iceland ) and his wife Agusta who have been incredible hosts for us this week in Iceland. I think this month I’m getting a bunch of Puffin Made In Iceland Wool Hats. Work-Life Balance iceland life dinnerIt’s June 1st. And that means it’s Life Dinner. On the first day of every month, Amy and I go out to dinner.

HPthe other transformation

deal architect

Every global supply chain was rocked by the Japanese tsunami and the Iceland volcano. With all the negative news swirling around HP, it is easy to lose focus on the complex operations that continue to drive the $120 billion behemoth. Cloud Computing, SaaS

Two Trains Heading Down Different Tracks

The Entrepreneurial Mind

The other train was called Iceland, which had begun its journey somewhere between the town of Socialism and the village of Communism. For years, the train called Iceland was considered a socialist utopia -- a gleaming example of what socialism can accomplish when left unfettered by the trappings of free markets. But over time, the people of Iceland began to question if the town of Socialism was such a great place to live in.

Embracing the Beauty of Earth

Transformify

It enabled me to see the beauty of Iceland Working remotely allows people to see many beautiful sights.

SpareFoot Wins Austin Startup Games Again

SiliconHills

The company recruited Icelandic strongman “Thor” Bjornsson to join the company as its senior vice president of Icelandic business. SpareFoot won the Austin Startup Games for the third year in a row. The Austin-based startup, which bills itself as the nation’s largest marketplace for finding and booking self-storage, had a ringer this year. Bjornsson, known […] The post SpareFoot Wins Austin Startup Games Again appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin Austin Startup Games

I Just Watched “The Startup Kids” Documentary

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

It’s an hour long movie created by two woman from iceland, Vala Halldorsdottir and Sesselja Vilhjalmsdottir , who came to America to interview people about life as a young entrepreneur working on a tech startup. Tweet Last night I was at the Sunshine Coast premier of the documentary The Startup Kids.

What’s Old Is New Again

Feld Thoughts

And last night, while laying in bed in a hotel in Iceland and reading the wikipedia page on Iceland on my iPad, I kept thinking “what’s old is new again.” Over the weekend, Kwin Kramer, the CEO of Oblong , wrote a great essay on TechCrunch titled Hey Kids, Get Off My Lawn: The Once And Future Visual Programming Environment. He starts off with a great Mark Twain quote.

Bitcoin Miner CloudHashing Operates Multi-million-dollar Facilities on Two Continents

SiliconHills

Today, his Austin-based company CloudHashing has mining facilities both outside Dallas and in Iceland, and he’s signing million-dollar contracts with investors looking to cash in on the cryptocurrency phenomenon. By LESLIE ANNE JONES Reporter with Silicon Hills News Emmanuel Abiodun’s first foray into bitcoin mining took place at home in London in January 2013.

Quick Left Startup Life Event In Boulder

Feld Thoughts

We know we’ll be in New York, Boston, Dallas, San Diego, Iceland, and London this year. Quick Left is hosting a Startup Life event with me and Amy on April 25th at their office in Boulder. Registration is open – as of now there are 20 tickets left (it’s a free event).

No Excuses not to Travel: Noken is the First Digital Native Tour Operator and Here's Why I Backed It

This is going to be BIG.

A few weeks ago, I booked a customized tour of Iceland with Noken , and I did it in about five minutes. They've created something branded that a consumer can be loyal to and come back again and again as new countries are added (they have Iceland and Columbia currently). I'm also excited to see Iceland in two weeks

7 Rules For Better Data Protection Compliance

YoungUpstarts

Always seek the concerned individual’s consent before you place information pertaining to them online (apart from perhaps basic office contact details) and before you send any personal data outside Norway, Lichtenstein, Iceland, or the European Union. In a world where corporations and businesses are trusted with people’s data, better data compliance is a must. Check out these tips to improve it in your business: 1. Consent.

FutureBrand 2010: Israel Up 11 Spots in Ranking As a Country Brand

VC Cafe

Israel was also crowned as one of the ‘Rising Starts of 2010′ along with Chile, Argentina and Iceland. C ountries are also brands. Since 2005, the FutureBrand Country Brand Index , produced in partnership with BBC World News, has measured the strength of a country brand based on its levels of awareness, familiarity, preference, consideration, advocacy and active decisions to visit.

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Female Founders: Two Women Disrupt Shower Head Industry

The Startup Magazine

Sara (Australian and Icelandic) and Kristina (Bulgarian) met while working for fashion content powerhouse INDIGITAL GROUP in London when the concept of Vitaclean was born. Two girls with a love for beauty and wellness are helping consumers rethink their daily shower by sharing information on shower water quality, and raising awareness on the importance of water conservation. Vitaclean HQ is a lifestyle product with a sustainability twist.

FutureBrand 2010: Israel Up 11 Spots in Ranking As a Country Brand

VC Cafe

Israel was also crowned as one of the ‘Rising Starts of 2010′ along with Chile, Argentina and Iceland. Countries are also brands. Since 2005, the FutureBrand Country Brand Index , produced in partnership with BBC World News, has measured the strength of a country brand based on its levels of awareness, familiarity, preference, consideration, advocacy and active decisions to visit.

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FutureBrand 2010: Israel Up 11 Spots in Ranking As a Country Brand

VC Cafe

Israel was also crowned as one of the ‘Rising Starts of 2010′ along with Chile, Argentina and Iceland. C ountries are also brands. Since 2005, the FutureBrand Country Brand Index , produced in partnership with BBC World News, has measured the strength of a country brand based on its levels of awareness, familiarity, preference, consideration, advocacy and active decisions to visit.

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How World-Class Mountain Guides Inspire Young Business Leaders

YoungUpstarts

Together with a remarkable group of expert mountain guides, we climbed Wyoming’s Grand Teton and navigated canyons in Utah, explored the wilds of Patagonia, Peru, and Mexico, learned winter survival skills in Quebec, and traversed remote glaciers in Iceland, all with the aim of building leadership and teamwork skills that would be transferrable to business. by Christopher I.

30 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business

Hearpreneur

Having clients in America, Iceland, Denmark, Swiss and other European countries is very interesting & educative for me. 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.

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. I’ve generally ignored the mainstream media during the original US financial crisis and the more recent European financial crisis. My lack of interest in mainstream media (TV, newspaper, and magazines) – especially about non-tech related stuff – is well known. The last domino to fall was when I finally stopped listening to NPR a few years ago.

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Making Your Business More Eco-Friendly

Women Entrepreneurs Can

There are plenty of companies out there that supply green energy and you can see entire countries (like Scotland or Iceland) operating purely on eco-friendly energy. We’re living in a world where people are becoming increasingly aware of the impact they have on the planet. Scientific studies are showing that human behavior is, in effect, destroying the planet we live on and slowly making the space uninhabitable for both ourselves and other living beings.

Bitcoin Emerges as New Standard in Post-COVID Economy?

ReadWriteStart

The Icelandic krona suffered a similar fate after that country’s financial collapse in 2008. Bitcoin has always had the potential to become a world standard for money. Even if the blockchain that powers Bitcoin lacks the bandwidth to handle the required transaction volume, and even if the world wasn’t ready 11 years ago for non-governmental e-money to go mainstream, the potential was always there.

Megaupload and the Future of Multi-tenant Services

Feld Thoughts

While I was in Iceland a few weeks ago, there was a set of discussions driven by Brad Burnham of Union Square Ventures about trying to make Iceland and “Internet Neutrality Zone” similar to Switzerland and banking. This is a draft post by Dave Jilk, a long time friend, business partner, and CEO of Standing Cloud. While the words are his, I agree 100% with everything he is saying here.

Five Drivers of Real Opportunity for Startups

Startup Professionals Musings

The BP oil spill in the Gulf, the volcanic eruption in Iceland, and recent earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, all suggest that real opportunities for change are needed in pollution control, just-in-time manufacturing, and building materials. One of my favorite sayings is the “Real change doesn’t happen until the pain level gets high enough.” There aren’t many of us who love change, just for the opportunity to learn something new, and even we won’t pay much for it.

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Episode 39: Cash Flow and Niche Focusing with David Knowles and Kacee Johnson

Mike Michalowicz

Before joining Creditsafe, he led the brand strategy for a number of international beer and cider brands in Europe, such as Aspall, Steinlager, Toohey’s, and Iceland’s leading brewer, Vifilfell. Before joining Creditsafe, he led the brand strategy for a number of international beer and cider brands in Europe, such as Aspall, Steinlager, Toohey's, and Iceland's leading brewer, Vifilfell. Also Available On. Show Summary.

An Untitled Post About Having Money, Not Having Money and The Number

Hunter Walker

” [Nope, that was $33 billion, at least last November] “Iceland’s GDP?” $19 billion. That’s a lot of money, right? A week ago if you mentioned that figure in Silicon Valley without context you might get a variety of responses. “Is that the public market cap of LinkedIn?” ” [No, that would be $23 billion] “Jeff Bezos’ net worth?”

Here’s to You, Women in Business

Up and Running

Iceland scored the highest for national gender equality on the World Economic Forum’s 2014 Global Gender Gap Index. Even the top country – Iceland – is only 85% of the way towards closing its gender gap. The United Nations Headquarters, pictured here, will hold the inaugural Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Conference.

The Magic of the Irish – Dublin’s Resurgence on the Global Tech Scene

Both Sides of the Table

If you’re interested in learning more about how this happened as well as stories of what went on in Iceland and other places there’s a great book called Boomerang by Michael Lewis , which also serves as a cautionary reminder to all of us in the tech industry about assuming that our recent big boom in valuations will continue. I wrote this on my flight home from f.ounders & web summit in Dublin, Ireland late last year. I think I was too hung over to finish it, hit publish and move on.

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The Story of Techbikers (You can Play a role too)

VC Cafe

I was traveling in India with my wife when the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull erupted, wreaking havoc in air travel worldwide. A month from now, 70 people in the London tech industry will be (hopefully) on the last leg of a 320km (200 miles) cycle ride from Paris to London. What made these ‘geeks’ get off their laptop and get on their bikes? A combination of wanting to do good and yearning to be part of a strong startup community in London.

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21 Entrepreneurs Explain Their Favorite Songs to Get Them Motivated

Hearpreneur

Right now one of my new favorite bands which I’m listening a lot to is Kaleo – originally from Iceland, now based in Austin, Texas. Music can change your spirit. If you’re having a bad day and listen to your favorite song, it can change your entire mood. Music can also help you to get through difficult moments in life. One of the hardest things anyone can ever do is start and run a business.

Benchmarking Performance: Your Options, Dos, Don'ts and To-Die-Fors!

Occam's Razor

Finally, just to bring this whole thing home properly… I focus on the country of Iceland because… well, why not… and in a few seconds I have my report… We are crushing it in Iceland! We are all blessed with more data than we know what to do with, and all for the price of a few lines of JavaScript added to your website. In this type of an environment, I've frequently stressed the value of identifying targets for your key performance indicators.

Urban Technology: The Business of Smart Cities

The Startup Magazine

From automatic street light dimming in Reykjavik, Iceland, for viewing the northern lights to needs like flood prevention and air quality reporting and advising, technology can make a big impact. Smart cities are a new approach to urban development. They hope to “solve tangled and wicked problems inherited in the rapid urbanization,” according to research from the Center for Technology in Government at the State University of New York at Albany. Rapid urbanization is a crisis.

The Panama Papers and WordPress Security

Duct Tape Marketing

The leak directly implicates 12 current or former heads of state in these activities as well, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, and has already resulted in the resignation of Iceland’s Prime Minister. The Panama Papers and WordPress Security written by Alex Boyer read more at Duct Tape Marketing. WordPress is without a doubt the best, most flexible platform for a small business website.

Brexit: What Start-ups Need to Know

Cracking the Code

like Norway, Iceland). In 30 days, on June 23rd, UK voters will be asked a simple question: “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?” I hope the answer will be yes - currently the betting odds are 1:5 for "Stay" and 10:3 for "Out" , so the odds are clearly in the "Stay" camp. But who knows?

Twitter Link Roundup #96 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

Showcase of Web Design in Iceland - [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. These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week! Sometimes, you just gotta hoop.

Twitter Link Roundup #90 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

Iceland Is Crowdsourcing Its New Constitution – [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. These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week!

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: TripBucket

crowdSPRING Blog

Want to backpack in Iceland? Did you know that January is the considered by pseudoscience to be the most depressing month ? The holidays are over, the days are still short and, if you live in the Midwest, it means day-dreaming on how you’re going to get out of this icy, cold, snow-filled landscape. Might we suggest this week’s Small Business Spotlight, TripBucket, for your trip- planning daydreams? TripBucket helps you organize the wildest, most outrageous vacation escapades.

Twitter Link Roundup #142 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

A Happier Workplace: 4 Tips From Iceland – [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. These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week!

Great Storytelling With Data: Visualize Simply And Focus Obsessively

Occam's Razor

Pick a village in Iceland. The difference between a Reporting Squirrel and Analysis Ninja? Insights. As in, the former is in the business of providing data, the latter in the business of understanding the performance implied by the data. That understanding leads to insights about why the performance occurred, which leads to so what we should do. Do you see how far away a Reporting Squirrel's job is from that of an Analysis Ninja?