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A Journey Of A Thousand Miles…


This quote brought to you by Lao-Tzu , famous Chinese philosopher. However, I’m still hoping that there’s a small pot of gold at the end of this one though… Just For Fun random stuff working mom working mother lao-tzu; chinese philosopherBegins With A Single Step. I’m starting a new journey this week. Here are some other interesting quotes by him and you can see even more here: [link]. “I have three treasures.

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In its emptiness, there is the function of a startup

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

Lao Tzu suggests the answer is “yes,” because the functionality of the ship — the “emptiness” created by those boards — is the essence of the ship. Can’t be the office space, Lao Tzu already pointed that out. This article was originally published on the WP Engine Blog. Calm your freneticTL;DR twitchy-Twitter-brain for five minutes, and let some Chinese philosophy wash over you.

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Franchises Finding International Niches

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Myanmar, Brunei, Cambodia and Laos are all seeing rapid growth in American franchise restaurants. ENTREPRENEURIAL PROFILE : Tony Chew: KFC Vietnam. One of the more active regions for international franchising is Southeast Asia. One of the most popular franchises is KFC. Kentucky Fried Chicken first came to Vietnam in 1997 through the vision of Singapore entrepreneur and franchisee Tony Chew.

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A Startup is Not a Smaller Version of a Large Company

Steve Blank

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Lao-tzu. If you read the academic literature or business press, you might believe that large companies and their business models are brought by the stork. This series of posts are going to offer a new three-stage model of how startups grow into large companies. And I’ll end with some thoughts about a new approach to entrepreneurial education using this model. Children, Adolescents and Adults.

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[Review] The Sales Bible


” – Lao Tzu. “Everyone wants to succeed at sales. Most people don’t. It’s not that they can’t. It’s just that they don’t know how.” ” Filled with motivational quotes like the ones above, Jeffrey Gitomer’s “ The Sales Bible ” is a hard-hitting, no-holds-barred compendium of ideas and techniques to boost one’s success in sales.

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13 Quotes on the Joy and Importance of Giving

Up and Running

” — Lao Tzu; Tweet this! Will your business end the year strong? Are your employees staying productive ? How will you get a jump on next year ? Amid these concerns, don’t forget to enjoy this season and share joy with others. Generosity is good for you and your business, and some of the most successful people have tapped into the power of giving.

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Going with the Flow

VC Cafe

Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like“—Lao Tzu. “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them—that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. I embarked on a 30 day blogging challenge to restore my childlike curiosity for writing (more about it here ). Please sign up to my newsletter to receive the latest updates. Today is day eight. Yours truly, July 31st 2011, San Francisco.

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[Review] The Rise Of The New East


Beneficiaries include ASEAN mainland cities like Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Are China and India still the “factory” and “outsourced service provider” of the world? How big is the market for Muslim-friendly products and services? What are the promises and perils of trading in the East?

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

VC Cafe

Lao Tzu. 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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My Personal Lesson on Race vs. Color

Austin Startup

If you were to take a closer look at ethnicity, you’ll know that refugee groups like Vietnamese, Laos, Hmongs, Burmese etc fall below the poverty line. I’m the East side of Austin one evening while on a date. A cute restaurant a bit on the fancy side. It was a typical evening in that we asked each other about our upbringings, aspirations and the typical things you’d want to know about a person. It wasn’t until midway through that things got a bit more awkward.

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Side Business: Side Hustle Interview with Chris Guillebeau

The Startup Magazine

That said, a few particularly memorable places include: Liberia, where I lived for nearly a year while working as an aid worker after that country’s decade-long civil war; Macedonia, which I found to be an especially tranquil place after a long overland journey; Laos, where I’ve never returned but it’s always on my list when revisiting south-east Asia, and Australia, which I understand is hardly unconventional but is nevertheless a place where I feel right at home.

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Autonomous Vehicles: The Empty Re-positioning Challenge

Venture Chronicles

billion of investment each year, have proven to not increase carpooling and remain underutilized (LAO report link), toll roads have gained favor. Over the next 10 years it is estimated that the number of autonomous vehicles on U.S. roads will become a mainstream force. The rate of progress to this goal is accelerating, building on the success of technology-enabled safety features such as lane assist, adaptive cruise control, and emergency braking.

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the world without altgate


@altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri ( ← Microsoft Buys 37signals For $300 Million The Coming Venture Capital Boom → The World Without Altgate Posted on January 1, 2009 by fnazeeri No, this blog is not going anywhere.    I was just looking at the 2008 Google Analytics data for Altgate.    It is an amazing tool.