In a Strong Wind Even Turkeys Can Fly

Both Sides of the Table

In other words, in a strong market even turkeys can fly. In a strong wind, even turkeys can fly. The wild turkey variety. A turkey is only a metaphor. One of the wisest people I worked with in my career was Ameet Shah.

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The Accel 5 Mantras of Ecommerce in Turkey

Cracking the Code

I was lucky to enjoy the sun, warmth and excitement of Istanbul in the past couple of days to attend the Webrazzi Summit, which is the poster child of Turkey’s vibrant start-up scene. The Accel 5 mantras of e commerce in Turkey from Philippe Botteri I have been to Turley several times in the past 18 months, and find the region very exciting.

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How Many Thermometers Do You Need to Know the Turkey’s Done?


How Many Thermometers Do You Need to Know the Turkey’s Done? But as I was thinking about it a bit more, I think there are situations where you might want multiple thermometers to tell you about the done-ness of the turkey. Full credit to my colleague Jack Abbot for using this awesome phrase in an Engineering Management meeting I observed recently. It’s a gem. Filed! The context was around spending extra cycles creating more metrics that basically measure the same thing.

Your Startup Idea Sucks Until You Validate It – Follow 6 Simple Steps

YFS Magazine

Launching a startup idea without validation is like roasting an expensive, 20-pound organic turkey for a dinner party, only to find out the guests are vegans.

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Thanksgiving Day

Steve Blank

Families gather from across the country to spend time with each other and feast on a traditional turkey dinner. Imu turkey can’t be beat if you’re trying to exceed any rational amount of salt intake.)

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Yam Jam This Sunday; Music Feeds the Homeless

Austin Startup

For many years now the Austin technology community has been behind the annual Operation Turkey program, which feeds thousand of homeless in Austin (and around the country) every Thanksgiving. Tags: Events operation turkey yamjam The main source of funding to buy the food comes from the Austin Yam Jam ticket sales ( $15 pre-sale here ) which is an incredible lineup of musicians every year. This year, the lineup features: Van Wilks. Guy Forsythe. David Grissom. Lance Keltner.

The future "future of work"

deal architect

His sisters, each a year or two older had come back from similar trips to Portugal, Egypt and Turkey. John had just returned from a trip to Italy. His cousin was headed to Amsterdam today, and another was describing her.

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Rackspace’s 9th Annual Thanksgiving Day Food Drive Helps Families


Tania Jess joined her husband and daughter to volunteer at Rackspace Saturday morning to giveaway turkeys and food boxes. They wait for a line of cars to come through their stations in the parking at Rackspace’s headquarters and then they load up each car with a turkey and box of […] The post Rackspace’s 9th Annual Thanksgiving Day Food Drive Helps Families appeared first on SiliconHills.

June Launches their Second Generation Oven for $499

Feld Thoughts

It can even cook up to a 12-pound turkey, not that I eat turkey. When Amy and I cook, we want it to be as hassle-free as possible. That’s where the June Oven comes in.

Why are digital music merchants ignoring emerging markets?

The Next Web

Yet many of the big digital content distribution platforms like Pandora and Netflix are not available in countries like Brazil, Turkey and India (Spotify just.

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Rackspace Hosting Holds 7th Annual Thanksgiving Day Food Drive


By ANDREW MOORE Reporter with Silicon Hills News Despite the 40 degree weather and high wind, two turkeys and the Roosevelt Rough Rider mascot continued to dance to the music in front of Rackspace Hosting’s San Antonio headquarters.

Rackspace’s Thanksgiving Day Food Drive Helps Needy Families


By LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News A voucher for a free turkey and a box of food items from Rackspace came as a surprise to Robin Dysart. Crestview Elementary School sent the voucher home with her daughter. “It It means the world to us, we’ve been having some difficulties for the last few years,” […] The post Rackspace’s Thanksgiving Day Food Drive Helps Needy Families appeared first on SiliconHills.

Austin YamJam This Sunday

Austin Startup

Created by Austin technology veterans, Operation Turkey provides thousands of home cooked meals to the homeless on Thanksgiving day. One of the events that generates funds for that is the Yam Jam, an incredible day of music coming up this Sunday, October 26th at Simphony Square. Events yamjam

How Do You Negotiate More To Know What Your Brand Is Worth?


In our second mentorship event focused on women, we talk turkey. Your personal branding is determined by your ideas. You get to decide what your brand is worth. Taking this into the professional realm isn’t that easy though. Especially, for women – and women led businesses.

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Snapchat posts more photos than Instagram

Lightspeed Venture Partners

” Last week Forbes also noted Instagrams had its biggest usage over Thanksgiving : “ Instagram had its busiest day ever on Thanksgiving, with 10 million photos shared mentioning turkey day-related words, the company said. That’s a lot of turkey pictures.” We seed funded Snapchat , a terrific mobile photo sharing app, back in April when it had less than 200,000 installs.

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An Entrepreneur's Tryptophan

Growthink Blog

We've all hea rd it before - eating Turkey on Thanksgiving makes you tired. And the ingredient within turkey that's responsible for this is called Tryptophan. Mainly that people THINK they are supposed to be tired after eating turkey.

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Never Be Caught Short On Taxes Again With This Simple Trick

Mike Michalowicz

Work with me here: on Turkey Day, we don’t eat off the tray that holds the entire turkey. We allocate turkey from the serving platter to individual plates. Death and taxes … the two things that are certain in life … and it’s as much fun to talk about one as it is the other.

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5 Benefits Of Expanding Your Business Into Global Markets


If you had a location in Turkey currently, you might find yourself in dire straits, but your location in China may more than offset the losses in Turkey’s current economic crisis.

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Affordable Employee Gift Ideas for Small Business Owners

The Startup Magazine

Rather than unload a bunch of hors d’oeuvres onto the office whether your employees are hungry or not, opt to give them a certificate good for popular grocery items including turkey, ham, and assorted fruit.

How To De-Stress For Optimum Health


For example, you may not be ready to quit smoking cold turkey but might switch to an electronic cigarette instead. Operating a business can be extremely rewarding and equally as stressful.

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How Effective And Organized Is Your Employee Gift Giving Program?


You don’t, for instance, need to go on a massive shopping spree for Turkeys during Thanksgiving. Services like Perfect Feast Corporate Gifts offer turkey, ham, and other holiday feast gift certificates.

How Diversity Can Increase Innovation And Growth In Your Business


Since emigrating from Turkey to San Diego with her husband and business partner Serhat Pala, Zeynep has amassed great success. by Zeynep Ilgaz, Chief Executive Officer of Confirm BioSciences. It’s no secret that many industries like tech and biopharma have struggled with diversity.

What is a good site or Gmail extension for an angel investor to manage their startup deals?


Boy, do I wish there was a magical Gmail extension to let me manage my startup deals!

One simple trick to take back your life… (from your phone)

Jason Ball

I’ve gone cold turkey by swapping my SIM card out of my iPhone and into a Nokia 3310. This is a *great* option and better than cold turkey – I *do* leave the house on short errands with only my watch on. My New Year’s resolution was simple: spend less time on my phone.

Heads up, EMEA startups: Check out the Webit Congress StartUp Challenge

The Next Web

Later this year, you’ll be able to find The Next Web (more specifically, me) at the huge international Webit Congress in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Weekend Favs November Thirty

Duct Tape Marketing

Annual Turkey Day run with family members. Weekend Favs November Thirty written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week.

Got A Million Dollar Idea?


Ask yourself what the quantifiable basis is for which you’ll determine if you have a winning idea or a turkey. by Paul Szyarto. Making a million dollars in today’s economy is more difficult than ever.

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What is the Primary Reason For Startup Failure?

Startup Professionals Musings

The people around me are all turkeys.” When I heard a friend make the statement “Your startup can’t fail if you don’t quit,” I realized that every entrepreneur should adopt it as their mantra. Pivoting or dealing a new hand is not quitting.

From Iranian Refugee, To Successful But Unfulfilled Corporate Employee, Then Self-Made Info Entrepreneur – The Farnoosh Brock Story by Yaro Starak

Farnoosh Brock fled with her family from Iran to Turkey when she was eleven years old. Press play to begin streaming the audio or right click the text link and choose save as or save link. Download the MP3 [ 60 Minutes - 29 MB ]. Subscribe to this Podcast in iTunes.

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Hustle isn’t the answer, its actually part of the problem

Jeff Hilimire

Let those other turkeys hustle (or pretend to) all day. Alright, cue all my startup friends (and really, anyone anywhere in the startup world) to be upset with this post. But I just can’t take another sticker-blog-video-tshirt-etc espousing the necessity of hustling.

The First Step, No Matter How Small, Is Crucial To Success

crowdSPRING Blog

Ulukaya was born in Turkey and was an accomplished feta-cheese-maker. Hamdi Ulukaya , CEO and founder of Chobani , recently talked about how he started Chobani.

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6 Entrepreneurs Reveal The Industries That Are Ripe For Disruption


I’ve volunteered and worked in non-profits in multiple countries, on projects ranging from an organic olive oil operation in western Turkey to a permaculture demonstration site in the West Bank of Palestine to a reforestation project in the mountains of western Guatemala.

After Ringing the IPO Bell

Seeing Both Sides

2) Don''t Let The Turkeys Get You Down. When Ronald Reagan left office, he provided a final note with words of wisdom for incoming president Geroge HW Bush: "Don''t let the turkeys get you down." Many Wall Street analysts are total turkeys.

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Why Uber Should Go Public

Both Sides of the Table

The competitive nature of these populations and ultimately countries meant that while each was always vulnerable as societies they progresses much better and faster than the autocracies of China and Turkey.

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Two Amazing Women Setting Out on Their Startup Journey

Both Sides of the Table

my wife bought activity sets to put together little collages of turkeys and Pilgrims and talk about Thanksgiving. Note: if you’re a parent please check out their website. Kara called me on a Tuesday. She was leaving IAC to start a company.

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How You Know You’ve Got the Right Startup Model?

Both Sides of the Table

Turkey or China?

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Happy Holidays

Jason Ball

It’s that time of year, and I’m heading off into turkey, present and (hopefully) gadget land for a few weeks. No real posts (unless total boredom sets in) until 2009. Happy Holidays everyone! Picture credit: gun show ).

Why Nobody is Finding Your Content

Duct Tape Marketing

Did we mention that he’s built this growing business while traveling in countries like Thailand, Japan, Spain, and Turkey? Did we mention that he’s built this growing business while traveling in countries like Thailand, Japan, Spain, and Turkey?

Would the Last Blackberry User Please Turn Out the Lights? I Already Left the Building

Both Sides of the Table

I knew I had to go cold turkey. My Blackberry died today. Or maybe yesterday, I don’t know. It seems so long ago that we had to start hiding our Blackberry’s in our pockets to avoid always being chastised.

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You’ve graduated from the incubator cocoon… now what?

The Next Web

For the entrepreneurs who are in Israel, Turkey, Europe (CEE or Western), New Zealand, Singapore, and other markets: understand your limitations. In Turkey alone there are 200+ Groupon-like companies.

Find Out Why Nobody is Finding Your Content

Duct Tape Marketing

Did we mention that he’s built this growing business while traveling in countries like Thailand, Japan, Spain, and Turkey? Did we mention that he’s built this growing business while traveling in countries like Thailand, Japan, Spain, and Turkey?

What is a good site or Gmail extension for an angel investor to manage their startup deals?


Boy, do I wish there was a magical Gmail extension to let me manage my startup deals!