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Feld Thoughts

North Korea says huh, what, wait, it wasn’t us and seeks a joint probe with US on Sony hack (yeah – like that is going to happen.) I’m gearing up for a long series of posts about the various books I read on my month off on Bora Bora.

North Korea May Be Building Largest Missile Submarine Yet


Chad By Julian Ryall (Telegraph) Satellite images indicate that North Korea is starting work on a submarine that will be larger than anything it can presently deploy, with analysts suggesting the vessel may be used as the platform for Pyongyang's newly developed submarine-launched ballistic missiles. North Korea carried out a successful test-launch of a SLBM in late August , with the missile travelling more than 300 miles before falling into the Sea of Japan. Japan seizes nuclear-related materials.


Japan seizes nuclear-related materials from North Korea cargo. TOKYO: Japan has seized aluminium alloy rods which can be used to make nuclear centrifuges from a Singapore-flagged ship which was carrying cargo from North Korea , a government spokesman said Monday.

The Pirate Bay Moves Hosting From Sweden To. North Korea?


So last night the news hit last night that the popular BitTorrent site has moved their servers to North Korea. Yes, that North Korea. In that way, TPB and Korea might have a special bond. It's easier to do when your ship flies North Korean colors.

Jack Nicklaus Course Picked to Thwart North Korean Missiles


Chad By Kanga Kong (Bloomberg) -- A Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course in South Korea was picked Friday as the new site for a U.S. missile system aimed at defending the country from any North Korean attack. The missile defense system will now be located nearby at the Lotte Group’s Skyhill Country Club, according to South Korea’s Defense Ministry. golf Golf course Jack Nicklaus Korea North KoreaReprint - A great read, it's almost symbolic.

What Just Happened?

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

the US takedown of North Korea’s internet last week, and the state department official’s comment that “i guess accidents can happen” is a moment to remember as we head out of 2014 and into our future. I’m not much for the rear view mirror. I like to look forward, not back. I guess that’s why I’m in the line of work I’m in. But I’m going to force myself to look back at 2014 and explain what just happened.

Hacking for Defense @ Stanford – Making the World a Safer Place

Steve Blank

North Korea. Introducing Hacking for Defense – Connecting Silicon Valley Innovation Culture and Mindset to the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community. Hacking for Defense is a new course at Stanford’s Engineering School in the Spring of 2016.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 34: Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken

Steve Blank

How do you drop those on North Korea? . Blinken : We found that defectors getting out of North Korea have much greater access than we thought to technology, much of it coming in from China.

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Superfund Equities Report December 21 2014


North Korea denies hacking Sony, U.S. Superfund Equities Report Fiat Chrysler is having problems. Earlier this year we stood by them and the vision of the dynasty. We traded in and out and had an established level of confidence when the Ferrari IPO was announced. Then came the airbags. Let us wait to see about Ferrari. stands by its assertion.

10 Management Secrets of Kim Jong Il

Inc Startups

The death of North Korean Dear Leader, Eternal President and Lodestar of the 21st Century Kim Jong Il gives us a moment to assess the man – sorry, demigod – not just as a brutal, murderous, deranged dictator but also as a manager. In 1978, Kim ordered the kidnapping of South Korean film director Shin Sang-ok, , and his wife, the actress Choi Eun-hee, in order to build up North Korea's film industry. The Korean Dear Leader ran a complex enterprise for 17 years.

3 Leadership Tips for a Particular Kind of Entrepreneur: the Successor

Inc Startups

North Korea''s Kim Jong-un may be a despot, but his succession problems probably look a lot like yours. The young ruler of North Korea has been getting a lot of bad press.

How We Became an International Incident

Inc Startups

Remember that Dennis Rodman/North Korea incident? North Korea is the scariest country in the world. I had some inroads with people I had met on my first trip, so we proposed a goodwill game of basketball with North Korea''s national team.

Wilmington students pack 50K meals for global hunger relief

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Some 50,000 meals packed by students at Cape Fear Academy will find their way around the globe, to countries such as Madagascar, Indonesia, Romania and North Korea WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP)

The Most Important Political Show on TV

Both Sides of the Table

They also discussed North Korea’s nuclear test this week and what China’s role in containing NK has traditionally been and what it’s doing now.

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Goal: Be Bigger Than CNN

Inc Startups

Vice''s unorthodox editorial projects have included traveling to North Korea with Denis Rodman, filming correspondents'' drug use , and embedding with Mormons to explore Mexican thuggery.

Putin? Ahmadinejad? Those Guys Are Nothing To A Business Owner

Inc Startups

From Russia and China to Syria, North Korea, Iran, and Afghanistan, President Obama certainly has his foreign policy challenges. Kim Jong-un ("The Idiot Son") As is the case in North Korea, dad has passed away, and now it''s the son''s turn at this business.

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Rogen, Franco, others react to 'The Interview' online stream

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

NEW YORK (AP) — Celebrities react to Sony''s announcement Wednesday that it released Seth Rogen and James Franco''s North Korea satire, "The Interview," on digital platforms

11 cities in 3 months: The highs and lows of digital nomad lifestyle

Seoul, South Korea (Jan 11th → Jan 18th). There were so many fun things we experienced together, like a traditional sumo wrestling practice, getting drinks with Japanese and struggling with the language barrier, traveling out to the North/South Korea demilitarized zone, and many more.

The Fascinating Aura of Mystery, Awe, and Power Surrounding A Business

Growthink Blog

In other words, to suffer for just one week like the terribly poor, extraordinarily unfortunate and very marketplace mystique - deprived people of North Korea must unconsciously suffer through every day of their lives. Every day I see entrepreneurs trying to find that right balance between keeping their intellectual property confidential while sharing and promoting their business model - especially to investors - whose interest they so very much need to pique.

Twitter Link Roundup #171 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

Rare recount of escaping North Korea – [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.

One Surprising Way Apple and Google Excel

Inc Startups

Apple's current market cap is more than the gross domestic products of Iraq, North Korea, Vietnam, Puerto Rico, and New Zealand - combined. Sure, they create innovative products. But these companies outdo their competitors in another, very important way.

Small Business Tips: Foreign Payments, The Patriot Act, OFAC, and you.

crowdSPRING Blog

The Office of Foreign Assets Control administers and enforces various economic sanctions programs; you may be familiar with the restrictions and embargoes that are placed on countries such as North Korea or Iran which are designed to put foreign policy pressure on those and other governments.

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5 Things Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Diplomats

crowdSPRING Blog

With the red-hot temperature around the crisis in Syria reduced to a mere boil, and the government in North Korea backing away from the brink I gave some thought this week to what entrepreneurs could learn from global leaders and diplomats in general.

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Steve Ballmer from the Microsoft Corporation with an iPad review

Venture Hacks

He tells me that even The New Yorker publishes cartoons beside their articles about mass starvation in North Korea. Fred Destin tells me that Venture Hacks is too serious. And so, courtesy 1938 Media , we present: Video: Ballmer reviews iPad.

Jennifer Lopez and the NDA

Growthink Blog

In other words, to suffer for just one week like the terribly poor, extraordinarily unfortunate and very marketplace mystique - deprived people of North Korea must unconsciously suffer through every day of their lives. Every day I see entrepreneurs trying to find that right balance between keeping their intellectual property confidential while sharing and promoting their business model with partners - especially investors - whose interest they so very much need to pique.


Rock Solid Software Testing Without Hiring an Army | Trish Khoo | Google | BoS2015

Business of Software Blog

We’ve got the world maps, 200 countries and territories, North Korea is even in there somehow. Trish Khoo, Engineering Manager, Google. You’re already selling ahead of your roadmap and your dev team is getting pretty big.

Creating ‘Naked Businesses’ Jason Cohen @asmartbear at Business of Software 2011

Business of Software Blog

Sign: Republic of Cuba, People’s Republic of China, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea] [laughter] NONE of them are republic, none of them are democratic, none of them are run by the people, right? I mean, no one here, like if you didn’t believe that the 100% fruit had fruit you certainly don’t believe that North Korea is a republic, right?

3 Over-the-Top Marketing Stunts (That Worked)

Inc Startups

Vice recently partnered with HBO to produce a video series centered on a show-case basketball game with a few Harlem Globetrotters and former NBA legend Dennis Rodman in North Korea. Because there is no such thing as bad publicity, right?

Why I'd Do Business With Dennis Rodman

Inc Startups

Think twice before you diss what the flashy basketball player is doing in North Korea. Was Dennis Rodman really so wrong to go to North Korea, play in a basketball game and sing "happy birthday" to the nation’s leader Kim Jong-un?

Lessons and Impressions from Korea

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

Recently, I spent a week in Korea to speak at the World Knowledge Forum in Seoul. My big picture, touristic impressions of Korea: It felt very similar to Japan, which isn’t surprising given the country was ruled by Japan in the early 1900’s.

The Pirate Bay Celebrates 10 Years with Festival, New Browser


It seems like way too long to be true, but The Pirate Bay just celebrated their 10 year birthday by throwing a big festival experience just north of Stockholm.

Chris Christie Should Own the Cone #trafficgate

This is going to be BIG.

Elect me president and North Korea will experience the worst traffic jam you''ve ever seen.". I am stunned over this #trafficgate scandal where Chris Christie apparently caused a bunch of traffic with some fake road closures in order to strongarm another politico into getting his support. Just stunned. that people don''t think this kind of thing goes on everyday. And stunned that we think this is anywhere near the worst of it.

Foursquare? A Bakery?

Growthink Blog

The teapot dictators in Iran and North Korea may get all the ink, but it is the Chinese, Indian, and Brazilian technocrats with their quiet defense of free markets and trade that make hay. Picasso once famously said, “Work is the Ultimate Seduction.” Well, when it comes to the debt we all owe the world’s entrepreneurs and innovators, we should all thank our lucky stars that he was right.