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. And only one day when the wind calms down can we invoke my favorite Warren Buffet quote of all time: “It’s only when the tide goes out that you learn who’s been swimming naked.”. ** Appendix for the overly anal: Yes, I know that some turkeys CAN actually fly. The wild turkey variety. A turkey is only a metaphor.

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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.

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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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. Plan business idea customer feedback customer validation startup ideas

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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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Inventors and Entrepreneurs

Born in "Turkey" in the 19th century, as he told us (we only later learned he grew up in Jerusalem, which was then part of the Ottoman Empire, ie, Turkey), steamship through various ports ending up in Ellis Island in the early 20th century, immediately shuffled off to a tenement house on St Marks and 2nd Avenue, later escaping to Flatbush, Brooklyn, then engineering degree at Stevens Institute of Technology (graduation picture below). skip to main | skip to sidebar.

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.

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

Your Employees Kept You Going This Year. Thanksgiving 2020 Is The Perfect Time To Step Up Your Gratitude Game.


But leaders can make Turkey Day special by giving workers the heartfelt “thank-you” they deserve and need right now. Here’s how: Take a pre-Turkey Day celebration break. by Deb Boelkes, author of “ Heartfelt Leadership: How to Capture the Top Spot and Keep on Soaring “.

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.

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. Andrea Boetti is a Business Development Manager at Fortumo, helping web and app developers and digital content merchants build out their monetization strategies for emerging markets. Spending on smartphone content is shifting away from Northern and Western markets and heading South and East.

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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. The normally hot and stuffy mascot suits now failed to keep them warm. The thing that kept […] The post Rackspace Hosting Holds 7th Annual Thanksgiving Day Food Drive appeared first on SiliconHills. San Antonio

How To Start A Medical Tourism Business


Turkey: Eye surgery. Are you an entrepreneur who needs fresh ideas for a startup company? A recent report shows that about 100 million new businesses are launched globally every year, according to GEM Global Report.

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. I first learned about the June Oven in 2014 and was impressed with how the June Oven was using technology to make cooking easier and more time efficient. Not only did we invest in June, but I’ve owned a June Oven for over two years.

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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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. Research studies show that women negotiate far lesser than men. Thus jeopardizing their brands and finances. All this when it’s merely a question of leaning in versus pure quality.

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Dropshipping in 2020: Does it Actually Work?


After a couple of days, I found a wholesale supplier of clothing for children from Turkey, the price of which was acceptable to me even without a discount. After a while, I found a domestic manufacturer of goods for children and several other suppliers focused on goods from China and Turkey.”

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YoungUpstarts - Untitled Article


If you’re an entrepreneur with a startup based in Africa, Asia, the Middle East or Turkey, check out the the Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST ) Initiative’s GIST Tech-I Competition as part of its vision to help build entrepreneurial ecosystems across those continents by identifying, coaching, and funding the most promising technology entrepreneurs. Looking to launch or grow your startup?

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. Is this true? Yes, tryptophan can make you sleepy. That is, if you ingest a ton of it on an empty stomach. But that's not what happens on Thanksgiving. Rather, on Thanksgiving, people get tired from all the food they stuff into their bodies.

4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Take Control Of Their Health – Dr. Ryan Shelton Zenith Labs

The Startup Magazine

Instead of fatty red meat, pick healthier choices such as turkey, lean ground beef, white meat chicken, or fish. Health is something of huge concern since the turn of the decade. More people have frowned upon poor food choices.

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. With the extensive focus on how the internet has divided Americans over the last two years, it’s hard to keep an eye on how it’s benefited businesses worldwide. Business is not local anymore, it’s global, and those looking to become Fortune 500 companies must expand beyond to really get ahead.

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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. Since even a small change can have a large impact on the atmosphere at work, consider the value of giving thoughtful employee gifts when appropriate. This simple gesture is a real, effective, and authentic way to make your business a wonderful place to work.

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. Ironically, thinking about how your stress levels are impacting your body, your business, and your relationships only adds more stress. Fortunately, you don’t need to do a complete overhaul of your life to improve your stress levels and overall health.

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Getting Through a Tough Christmas

Women Entrepreneurs Can

The best tip we have is to buy turkey breasts separately rather than a whole crown or to switch to beef or chicken for a lost cost effective meal.

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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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. “It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government, except all those others that have been tried” – Winston Churchill.

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Do Less. More.

Both Sides of the Table

And as I like to say, “ In a strong wind even turkeys can fly.” We are experiencing a frenetic time. I rarely talk to any startup entrepreneur or VC who doesn’t feel it and somehow long for simpler times despite the benefits we all enjoy from increased enthusiasm for our sector. For entrepreneurs there’s too much money sloshing around.

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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. In the annual 2017 Fortune 500 listing, including ten ranked biopharmaceutical companies , not one was led by a female CEO or had a female Chairman of the Board.

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. “Tasha, clear some space on my calendar tomorrow. ” “I want you in my offices tomorrow, Kara. Does that work for you?” ” Kara came. She didn’t tell me she was bringing anybody. I didn’t ask her for a deck.

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. Years ago, you create a product, service or solution, propose it to the market and become a millionaire. With some hard work and moxie, the American Dream was within reach. Since the Great Recession, however, the new reality is slow growth – if there is growth at all.

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

Both Sides of the Table

Turkey or China? If you’ve watched any industry in the last 20 years where technology has begun to transform how the industry works the results are always predictable driven by what Clay Christensen appropriately called “ The Innovator’s Dilemma ” (one of the most influential books that changed my thinking about markets).

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Holiday Guests and Essentials

The Startup Magazine

It can take hours and hours to prepare ham, turkey, and other savory dishes. As a good distraction to building your startup business, getting ready for the holiday season each year can be one of the most exciting things you do. It can also be somewhat anxiety-inducing, however.

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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. If you think of your revenue as the turkey, you need to allocate that revenue to different accounts that serve different functions. 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.

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. If you were caught sending out an email on your Blackberry you had to quickly whip out your iPhone to show that – wait! – I have one of these, too. It is stunning to think about the blind spots that market leaders can develop.

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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 ).

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. While the organizers are putting together an impressive speaker list with more than 180 people on it so far, we’d like to direct the attention of startup founders from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa to the event’s startup competition.

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Here’s Why a Booming Tech Market May Fool You into Thinking You’re Successful

Both Sides of the Table

I’d like to do a few posts on what life looks like on the way up and perhaps how to keep your head on straight and avoid drinking your own Kool Aid because as I often advise entrepreneurs on irrational exuberance, “ In a strong wind even turkeys can fly.” Since 2009 we’ve been in an unequivocal bull market. Venture capitalists have raised increasing amounts of money from their investors (LPs) every year.

The Case For & Against Cryptocurrencies (for those tired of all the noise)

Both Sides of the Table

That would be like Turkey’s voting to have Thanksgiving dinner. You think Turkey is going to be eager to allow the movement of capital it can’t track? In more than a decade of writing about the Internet and tech-enabled businesses I’ve learned that mobs don’t do nuance well. If you read the headlines or talk with zealous friends you may well think cryptocurrencies are either our savior from bureaucratic, ossified governments or are purely speculative Ponzi schemes.

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. Apart from the occasional real-life Scrooge, small business owners are happy to show gratitude to their employees.

Top Java Engineers Attracted by DHL ESS, the first and only DHL Freight R&D team based in Sofia, Bulgaria

Transformify - Recruiting

The system operates in France, and from the beginning of 2020, also in Turkey. Most people associate DHL with logistics, and few are aware of the fact that DHL ESS team develops Enterprise Software Solutions.

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. It’s a wonderful story and well worth your time to watch how an immigrant entrepreneur with a vision others thought was crazy, built a business that grew from zero to a billion dollars in just five years. He lived in Upstate New York when he saw an ad for a closed Kraft yogurt plant. Ulukaya initially threw the ad away.