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 ). Books book censorship china internet russia

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

YoungUpstarts

Others China education education system France Germany government expenditure Japan Russia students United States

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. 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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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 magnitsky

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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 taxes

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. Smart cities are a new approach to urban development.

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

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.

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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.

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. ENTREPRENEURIAL PROFILE : John Burke: Louisiana Caviar Company.

?????????? – 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. The Professor can go home to America, but can not go from here to Russia.”

5 Terrible Social Media Fails in 2016 That You Must Avoid

Brandanew

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.

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.

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

Autopsy.io is the anti-Product Hunt: A graveyard of startup failures

The Next Web

to the geopolitical (“Consequence of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.”) Thankfully, Autopsy.io 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.

Startups from Around the World at SXSW

SiliconHills

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

Let Me Point out to you How Ridiculous the Trump Tech Meeting Was

Both Sides of the Table

No, I don’t hold out much hope now that we have seen his cabinet picks, his Russia posturing, etc, but asking our best leaders to put their heads in the sand is also not a strategy.

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My Last Post About This Election – Don’t Waste Your Vote

Feld Thoughts

My grandparents came here from Russia and Germany in the early 1900’s. I am a son of immigrant grandparents from Germany and Russia. I probably would not exist if my grandparents hadn’t managed to get to America – there is a significant chance they would have been exterminated in World War I (Russia) or World War II (Germany). Please vote. Just so you know my bias before reading further, I’m voting for Hillary Clinton.

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Innovation at Speed – when you have 2 million employees

Steve Blank

The new National Defense Strategy states that we need to prepare for competition between major powers, calling out China and Russia explicitly as adversaries, (with China appearing to be the first.)

The Most Important Political Show on TV

Both Sides of the Table

And they had a brilliant session on Russia and Putin that featured Garry Kasparov who believes that if we don’t confront Putin now the stakes will get much higher. I now have a new metaphor for thinking about Russia.

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Manjit Singh Sahota on Energy Tech Innovation in Oil and Gas Exploration

The Startup Magazine

Countries like Russia, China, Canada, and the United States are involved in drilling races, trying to capture as much of the crude oil market as they can, all the while implementing new energy tech innovation to improve safety, productivity, and environmental impact.

Every Lie We Tell Incurs a Debt to the Truth

Feld Thoughts

The potential for nuclear war with Russia was a central theme for me growing up, especially during the Reagan years (1981 – 1989) as I went from teenager to young adult. I watched HBO’s Chernobyl the past few nights.

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Austin Startup Games to Showcase Entrepreneurial Athletes

SiliconHills

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

What Are The Best Markets For Startups?

YoungUpstarts

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.

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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.

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

Canada Is Going To Be The Next, Great, Entrepreneurial Tech Country

Feld Thoughts

I wouldn’t be here other than the immigration of my great-grandparents (and my maternal grandfather) in the early 1900’s from Europe and Russia. This article, Engineers Are Leaving Trump’s America for the Canadian Dream , stimulated a simple thought for me. Canada has a huge, near-term competitive opportunity over to the US. .

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7 Startup High Risk Factors That Scare Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

We all know that the success “rules” in Russia are different from the USA, so cross-boundary investments are considered high risk, even if you have operating experience there. We all know that every startup is risky. No risk means no reward.

A Privacy Tipping Point?

Start Up Blog

150 million downloads later, security experts have sounded the alarm about the consequences of uploading your data to an app based in Russia. This week I did media interviews from Sydney to New York to Washington to San Diego about the sudden popularity of FaceApp.

7 Leadership Lessons From Successful Immigrants

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.

Trading Precious Metals Online

The Startup Magazine

75% of the world’s platinum comes from South Africa, with the rest coming from Russia, Zimbabwe, Canada, and the US. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, it’s now easier than ever to trade in precious metals online.

Millennials In Asia Are Ambitious And Entrepreneurial: VISA Study

YoungUpstarts

Filipinos come a very close second at 79-percent, followed by Russia (60-percent). Much has been written about the characteristics – and quirks – of the Millennial Generation, those born between 1982 and 1995.

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Freelancing is the new normal: oDesk and the future of the workforce marketplace

The Next Web

In addition to speaking at IDCEE’13 in Kyiv, Cooper had another goal in visiting Ukraine (and Russia, a couple of days before that). The competition was intended for software developers from Russia and Ukraine.

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

YoungUpstarts

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.

[Infographic] International Internet Scam Hotspots

YoungUpstarts

Considering what we hear of online scams – the Nigerian scam or site hacking comes quickly to mind – one would think that most scam schemes originate from Africa or Russia (with China sneaking up from behind).

7 Ways Startups Get Tagged as Too Risky by Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

We all know that the success “rules” in Russia are different from the USA, so cross-boundary investments are considered high risk, even if you have operating experience there. We all know that every startup is risky. No risk means no reward.

Use Commonality To Attract Customers & Prospects

Mike Michalowicz

Just like it did for me in Russia. Commonality is a big, massive persuasion tool. You and I automatically know, like and trust people the more commonality we find.

Big Tech’s Competitor? Government

Andrew Payne

And while New York state has an economy comparable to Russia, South Korea, OR Canada, Amazon negotiates with them as roughly an equal. I’ve always felt my “best” Hacker News comments are the ones most down voted , like this nugget from about a year ago: (From: “ Zuckerberg struggles to name a single Facebook competitor “). Today, the concept of breaking up or limiting the big tech companies is far less abstract, with Sen.

The Same, But Different

OnlyOnce

I’ve been to India once before, when Mariquita and I came here on holiday in 2006. We did a lot of the main tourist things – the Taj Mahal, Rajasthan, a tiger safari, Goa. And we spent a little bit of time with our expat friends Anuja and Bobby in Bangalore.

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Is Google Letting Women In Business Down?

YoungUpstarts

Russia, Norway, Mexico and Japan were the only other countries to have no female representation in their respective top 25 Google Images results. by Steve Carpenter, Business Development Director at Creditsafe.

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Government and startups: It’s not them vs us

The Equity Kicker

In different times and in different countries there have been a multitude of experiments where services have been moved between the public and private sector, but these three categories have always been present, from black market economies in communist Russia to transport infrastructure in the USA.

Born Global or Die Local – Building a Regional Startup Playbook

Steve Blank

China, Russia, Brazil, India, Indonesia all meet those criteria. Entrepreneurship is everywhere, but everywhere isn’t a level playing field. What’s the playbook for your region or country to make it so? ———-.

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