Book: The Red Web: The Struggle Between Russia’s Digital Dictators and the New Online Revolutionaries

Feld Thoughts

The Red Web: The Struggle Between Russia’s Digital Dictators and the New Online Revolutionaries was one of two books I read this weekend (the other was Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness ). The Red Web covers Russia’s history around the Internet starting during the Cold War with a focus on the last twenty years. The post Book: The Red Web: The Struggle Between Russia’s Digital Dictators and the New Online Revolutionaries appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

What the West needs to know about Russia’s tech scene

The Next Web

For many investors and entrepreneurs in the West, doing business in Russia can seem like a step into the unknown. With a little knowledge of some of the key cultural differences and unique properties of the local tech scene, Russia can easily become one of the most attractive tech markets in the world for investors. Russia in numbers. To fully grasp the size of the opportunity Russia offers, let’s start by looking at the numbers.

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[Infographic] Education By Country (United States, China, Russia, France, Germany and Japan)


How a country values its people (and its future) can sometimes be told by the percentage of the country’s government expenditure that goes towards education.Here’s an infographic that shows you how six different countries – the United States, China, Russia, France, Germany and Japan – compare when it comes to education, in terms of factors such as government expenditure, hours of instruction per year, class size and student/teacher ratios, etc.

Can the Bitcoin code be forbidden by democratic governments?

The Startup Magazine

Finance Legal insight Technology banks Bitcoin blockchain blogger capital China commercials Community Contract cryptocurrency developer financing Government Innovation Investment legal Magazine Money policy production profit robots Russia software strategy taxesMany Bitcoiners are wondering if the bitcoin can be forbidden. It’s a thorny question that not so many think about. Anything in this world can be outlawed.

Urban Technology: The Business of Smart Cities

The Startup Magazine

Skolkovo Innovation City in Russia has been recognized as an attempt to emulate Silicon Valley. Community Technology air pollution Austin brian neese Center for Technology in Government China CommunityLogiq Concordia University Texas Education GE Digital Gideon Kimbrell greenhouse gas emissions Guangzhou Herman Chandi John Gordon LED lights Mike Zeto online MBA Reykjavik Russia Skolkovo smart cities Texas urban technologySmart cities are a new approach to urban development.

Book: Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice

Feld Thoughts

It starts out as the autobiography of Bill Browder and his creation of a massively successful hedge fund ( Hermitage Capital Management ) that was one of the first non-Russian investors in Russia in the mid to late 1990s. Books book browder hermitage capital russia sergei magnitskyAfter the election, I took a break from social media. Prior to this election cycle I rarely read online news and almost never watched news on TV, so that was easy to stop as well.

Its a small world after all

deal architect

Innovation from around the globe Wagenstandanzeiger – a beauty of data visualization - Germany Daring New Buildings – Azerbaijan Microsoft and the Sochi Olympics – Russia Video Analytics Capital – Macau World Design Capital – S. Africa Innovation is GREAT. Globalization and Technology

Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 1

Steve Blank

It’s worth considering the reasons why nations decline — they lose allies, a decline in economic power (the UK in the 20th Century); they lose interest in global affairs (China in the 15th Century); internal/civil conflicts (Russia in the 20th Century.)

List Of The Best SEO Chrome Extensions In 2020


Supported countries are Brazil, India, Japan, Great Britain, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, South Africa, Ireland, Russia, China, Poland, Hungary, Salvador, Australia, and Canada, as well as the com.

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7 Ways Of Using An Immigrant Culture In Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

Yet, I find them often jumping to the forefront, with many notable successes , including Elon Musk (South Africa) at Tesla, Sergey Brin (Russia) at Google, and Arianna Huffington (Greece) at the Huffington Post.

Technology, Innovation, and Modern War  – Wrap Up

Steve Blank

In addition to the non-nation states (Al-Qaeda and ISIS) we’ve fought for the last two decades, our military now faces “Great Power” competition from China and Russia.

These are the 4 biggest challenges for Latin American startups

The Next Web

Understandably, having a population higher than Russia and America combined, Latin America also comes with a vast amount of differences between our North American cousins. We in Latin America are the happiest people in the world. We have dominant international soccer teams. We have over half our population using the internet, and some of the highest daily internet usage in the entire world.

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Hacking for Allies

Steve Blank

Last fall, Russia conducted a cyberattack on the Norwegian parliament. During the Cold War U.S. diplomatic and military alliances existed to defend freedom around the world.

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Like Selling Ice to Eskimos?

The Entrepreneurial Mind

The Louisiana Caviar Company , founded by John Burke, sells its product to customers in an unlikely foreign market: Russia. The Russian market opened up due to efforts to ban caviar from the Caspian Sea in Russia. Louisiana Caviar Company exports 80 percent of its product, with half of its exports going to Russia. [i]. ENTREPRENEURIAL PROFILE : John Burke: Louisiana Caviar Company.

When National Security Falls Between the Cracks

Steve Blank

There are a number of specific areas where these blurred lines led to subpar policies that undermined America’s technological competitiveness and left the country weaker against adversaries like Russia and China.

Why Defense Could Now Be a Market for Startups

Steve Blank

This emerging opportunity reflects the urgency of keeping pace with rivals like China and Russia, who are furiously integrating commercial technologies like AI, quantum computing, and unmanned systems into their armed forces. The U.S.

E Pluribus Unum – A Rallying Cry for National Service

Steve Blank

And with our country focused for two decades on fighting non-nation states – Al-Qaida and Isis – Russia re-armed and China has built weapons that have negated our strengths, matched our military, and threaten democracy around the world. This post previously appeared in Real Clear Defense.

Technology, Innovation, and Modern War

Steve Blank

Next, we’ll discuss the challenge of our National Defense Strategy – we no longer face a single Cold War adversary but potentially five – in what are called the “2+3 threats” (China and Russia plus Iran, North Korea, and non-nation state actors.).

Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 1 – Ash Carter

Steve Blank

It’s worth considering the reasons why nations decline — they lose allies, a decline in economic power (the UK in the 20th Century); they lose interest in global affairs (China in the 15th Century); internal/civil conflicts (Russia in the 20th Century.)

?????????? – Tenacity: How I Spent A Year One Night in Kiev

Steve Blank

As I approached the check-in desk, a very gruff Ukrainian customs official looked at my visa to Russia and said, “You cannot travel. Your visa to Russia has already been used. A mad scramble uncovered the problem: when I had changed planes for Kiev back in Moscow they stamped my visa as “entered” so that counted as “visiting” Russia. The Professor can go home to America, but can not go from here to Russia.”

Why Traders Should Be Using MetaTrader 4


Established in 2000 in Russia, the MetaQuotes Software Corporation has arguably revolutionised mobile trading in developed companies across the globe.

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Lessons for the New Administration – Technology, Innovation, and Modern War

Steve Blank

At the same time, Russia has reemerged as a regional power.

Startups from Around the World at SXSW


By SUSAN LAHEY Reporter with Silicon Hills News There were startups from Guatemala and Germany, Malaga, Spain, France, Australia, Russia, Denmark, Sweden and more at the invitation-only SXSW Global Startup Forum at City Hall. In addition to local dignitaries like Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell and SXSW Interactive Director Hugh Forrest, was a panel of venture […] The post Startups from Around the World at SXSW appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Introducing Maëlle Gavet as CEO of Techstars

David Cohen

“ Thoughtful leadership evolution in growing and scaling companies is healthy. It happens in strong, successful, mission-driven companies all the time.

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5 Terrible Social Media Fails in 2016 That You Must Avoid


Coca Cola traps itself between Russia and Ukraine Politics. The cola giant posted a Christmas card showing a beautified map of Russia, as a part of a greeting to Russians. This resulted in the Ukraine embassy showing its concern for the illegally occupied Crimea region by Russia. Brands are closer to their audience with the help of social media. They experiment and try various creative styles to win hearts.

How two expats found themselves at the center of Moscow’s entrepreneurial scene

The Next Web

The Soviet Union had collapsed, yielding a vacuum in which every consumer product could be updated or reimagined; with communist politics phased out, private enterprise had come to Russia for the first time in the country’s contemporary history. It started with snacks. When Simon Dunlop and Victor Frumkin met in their mutual adoptive hometown of Moscow nearly 20 years ago, they hit it off well enough to go into business together. is the anti-Product Hunt: A graveyard of startup failures

The Next Web

to the geopolitical (“Consequence of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.”) Thankfully, isn’t “Uber for hearses”. Rather, it’s a newly-launched site that collects stories of startup failure, with the aim of sharing the lessons learned with the whole community. The great thing about the project – which is growing daily – is the bluntness of founders’ reflections on their shuttered startups, with reasons ranging from the brutally personal (“We were naive idiots.”)

Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 4

Steve Blank

In this session we provided the students with an appreciation of how the United States National Security Strategy arrived at the conclusion that we are in an era of great power competition with Russia and China. Russia at the time showed promising signs of moving closer to democracy.

What Is The Forex 3-Session Trading System And How To Leverage It


However, the Asian market encompasses more than 40 individual states and nations, including China, Australia, New Zealand and even Russia. The foreign exchange is unique in the financial market, as it remains accessible to investors 24-hours a day and six days a week.

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Austin Startup Games to Showcase Entrepreneurial Athletes


But if you can’t wait that long and you can’t travel to Russia, there’s a solution much closer in Austin. By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News It’s less than a month to go until the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi kicks off. It’s the Austin Startup 2014 Winter Games! The event begins […] The post Austin Startup Games to Showcase Entrepreneurial Athletes appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin Austin Startup Games startups technology

Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 2

Steve Blank

The Department of Defense has to decide which of these technologies and new weapons will be most important across these five: China, Russia, North Korea, Iran and non-nation states. We just held our second session of our new national security class Technology, Innovation and Modern War.

Garry Kasparov Griefed by Flying Penis

Hacking Startups

Garry Kasparov Griefed by Flying Penis : In Soviet Russia, Second Life plays the world chess champion. RC helicopter with a giant penis attached buzzed around Kasparov’s opposition assembly, in real life

Garry Kasparov Griefed by Flying Penis

Hacking Startups

Garry Kasparov Griefed by Flying Penis : In Soviet Russia, Second Life plays the world chess champion. RC helicopter with a giant penis attached buzzed around Kasparov’s opposition assembly, in real life

Staying Cyber Aware in a Crisis: Smart Tips for Nonprofit Boards

Board Effect

There are a good number of hackers lurking in cyberspace that have the backing of their governments —namely in China, North Korea, and Russia. In Russia, the Hades group is a well-known hacking group.

What Are The Best Markets For Startups?


Russia. It is common knowledge that startups are currently soaring in Russia. In spite of the fact that Russia does not have too many foreign investments, it is doing pretty good. When it comes down to startups, as well as emerging businesses, they have to make efforts to succeed in getting where they want. Can newly-established businesses make a real impact? As a matter of fact, yes. You can be profitable and bring change in the world.

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7 Emigrant Entrepreneur Traits We All Should Emulate

Startup Professionals Musings

including Sergey Brin (Russia) at Google, Elon Musk (South Africa) at Tesla, John W. In my experience as a business advisor and angel investor these days, I seem to more frequently hear from entrepreneurs and business owners with “can’t-fail” or “get-rich-quick” ideas. In my view, these are the least likely to succeed, partially because the people behind them have the wrong expectations and traits. The instant gratification approach just doesn’t work in business.

Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 10 – The DOD and Modern War –– Michèle Flournoy

Steve Blank

I think the real long pole in the tent is in developing new operational concepts, in light of a clear-eyed assessment of what we’re going to face from either China or for example Russia’s A2/AD network in Europe.

Millennials In Asia Are Ambitious And Entrepreneurial: VISA Study


Filipinos come a very close second at 79-percent, followed by Russia (60-percent). Note: This study was conducted from the responses of some 5,500 Millennials aged 18-28 from across Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Russia, India, South Africa and the United Arabs Emirates. Much has been written about the characteristics – and quirks – of the Millennial Generation, those born between 1982 and 1995.

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


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. One of Singapore’s oldest startup competitions – Start-Up@Singapore – is back, this time for its 14th edition.

The Fatal Flaw of the Three Horizons Model and How To Fix It

Steve Blank

Ironically rapid Horizon 3 disruption is most often used not by the market leaders but by the challengers/new entrants (startups, ISIS , China, Russia, etc.). I’m a big fan of McKinsey’s Three Horizons Model of innovation. (if if you’re not familiar with it there’s a brief description a few paragraphs down.) It’s one of the quickest ways to describe and prioritize innovation ideas in a large company or government agency.

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Why The Government is Isn’t a Bigger Version of a Startup

Steve Blank

Russia, Iran, and North Korea have also fused those activities. This article previously appeared in War On The Rocks. There was a time when much of U.S. academia was engaged in weapon systems research for the Defense Department and intelligence community. Some of the best and brightest wanted to work for defense contractors or corporate research and development labs. And the best startups spun out of Stanford were building components for weapon systems.

Shipping Reliablity Scares and Overcoming Export Odds

Women Entrepreneurs Can

Trading lanes that were once calm and free, are being contested by geopolitical actors such as Iran, UK, China, USA and Russia. Exporting your goods to new markets is the dream of every small business owner.

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Looking Back On Tech, Startups, And VC In 2018


A concept discussed during that time was “ glasnost ,” a part of the new Russia’s restructuring to provide more openness and transparency in information. Russia has evolved in a different direction, with tight information controls and state-run media. It’s that time of year, time to look back and reflect on the most significant storylines in the tech, startup, and VC world.

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