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.

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.

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.

More New Florence

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on the innovation blog GE’s Hybrid Power Plant Google’s post-PC world Iceland’s consensus constitution Smart “Pet Door”. Innovative Business Uses of Technology

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. But over time, the people of Iceland began to question if the town of Socialism was such a great place to live in.

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

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.

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).

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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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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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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How World-Class Mountain Guides Inspire Young Business Leaders

YoungUpstarts

Christian Hoogerheyde, now a project manager at Socrata, a cloud-based data platform, reached the summit of the highest peak in Iceland with his guide-led team. by Christopher I.

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. Also Available On. Show Summary.

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.

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.

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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.

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

Both Sides of the Table

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. So here is attempt two now that the alcohol is mostly out of me. The Magic of the Irish.

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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?”

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.

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?”

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.

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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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

What Businesses Can Learn From Donald Trump’s Email Marketing Failures

crowdSPRING Blog

The emails to Gale were among a wave of fundraising pleas inexplicably sent by the Trump campaign in recent days to lawmakers in the United Kingdom, Iceland, Australia and elsewhere. The Trump campaign made waves last week with the release of a poorly designed new logo. Like, really poorly designed. Like, begging for all kinds of jabs and jokes of a NSFW nature. And as some pointed out, there really was no excuse for the selection. realDonaldTrump This took me 5 minutes.

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My Operating System: How I stay productive and get things done

Jeff Hilimire

I joke that, like Ron Burgundy with the teleprompter, if someone were to hack my calendar and put an entry at 8pm tonight called “Flight to Iceland,” you’d find me trying to check-in for my flight at 6pm at the airport. The #1 thing I get asked isn’t how to create a startup. Or how to raise money from angels and VCs. Or how to start an agency. Or even, how did you come up with the name Dragon Army ( I didn’t )?

Two years of remote working – hiring, scaling, culture, and the lifestyle trade-off

The Startup Toolkit

This is just a story, not advice, but maybe there’s something relevant. At year’s end I’ll be trading away my location independence for something better. It’s been a fun stretch.

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 #36 – Design, Copywriting, Marketing, Small Business, Social Media And More

crowdSPRING Blog

Check out this photo of a volcano in Iceland—it’s crazy! 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 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! How To Create Outstanding Modern Infographics – [link].

Data Visualization Inspiration: Analysis To Insights To Action, Faster!

Occam's Razor

It is easy to see the outliers, countries that are bunched together, and wonder if you need to find a job in Iceland as they can afford four-star hotels much more than others! Like a vast majority on planet Earth, I love data visualizations.

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.

Europe’s Autumn (or, Why You Can’t Outrun Big Debt Forever)

Seeing Both Sides

First, the bond market knocks on Iceland’s door (see Michael Lewis' Vanity Fair article and his book Boomerang ), then Ireland's, then Greece's and now Italy's. "I used to think if there was reincarnation, I wanted to come back as the President or the Pope or a.400 baseball hitter.