Mark Zuckerberg’s year of books: The essential points from Why Nations Fail

The Next Web

Riddle me this: Why has Botswana, a landlocked country in the south of Africa, become one of the fastest-growing countries in the world, while other African nations — Zimbabwe, the Congo and Sierra Leone among them — remain caught in a miasma of violence and poverty? Mark Zuckerberg’s 18th pick for his Year of Books is Daron Acemoglu and James Robinsons’ Why Nations Fail.

Will Bitcoin adoption be driven outside the US?

Lightspeed Venture Partners

In Zimbabwe, hyperinflation drove the US Dollar became the de facto local currency even while foreign currency trading was illegal. Right now, more than 80% of Bitcoin volume is in the USD market. And many of the pundits commenting on Bitcoin, both positively and negatively, are in the US. So it is natural to assume that Bitcoin adoption will start first in the US. I think that that is a reasonable assumption, but it is one worth questioning.

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Bitcoin: Resilience in Crisis

thebarefootvc

Those in countries that have previously experienced massive inflation (Zimbabwe, Venezuela, Argentina) or capital controls (China, India) have long seen relative value in an asset that is independent of government financial manipulation. As investors try to navigate the COVID-19 world, they’re taking a hard look at their portfolios and solving for the new normal.

Finding a Problem Worth Solving

K9 Ventures

It was on a trip to Zimbabwe that Logan saw carpooling being used extensively. When we started in the PhD program in Computer Science at Stanford , Prof. Rajeev Motwani , who was the “default PhD advisor” for all incoming PhD students told us that our only priority should be to find a research topic that we care about. In fact, Prof.

Is Your Start Up Idea Gold or Goop?

Austin Startup

That is roughly several gazillion dollars today (in Zimbabwe). Is your business idea an undiscovered gem, or a flaming dumpster fire leading you to your doom? Here’s a quick rule to help. A lot of entrepreneurs ask me to look at their business ideas since they know what I do for a living. Some are gold, some are meh, most are flaming dumpster fires. It stinks to tell people when their ideas are smoldering rubbish, so most VCs don’t and just politely decline or ignore bad business pitches.

From Airbnb to TaskRabbit to Zimride, sharing is becoming big business

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Inspired in Zimbabwe The founders of Zimride were inspired by drivers in Zimbabwe, who pick up strangers and give them a lift for a few bucks. Skip to Main Content. USA TODAY. Subscribe. Mobile. Travel. Money. Sports. Your Life. Weather. Tech: Blogs. Technology Live. Game Hunters. Science Fair. |. Products. Products Home. Edward C. Talking Tech. Talking Your Tech. Kim Komando. Shop for Gadgets. |. Gaming. Gaming Home. Game Hunters. Jinny Gudmundsen. Marc Saltzman. Shop for Games. |.

Is Your Start Up Idea Gold or Goop?

Austin Startup

That is roughly several gazillion dollars today (in Zimbabwe). Is your business idea an undiscovered gem, or a flaming dumpster fire leading you to your doom? Here’s a quick rule to help. A lot of entrepreneurs ask me to look at their business ideas since they know what I do for a living. Some are gold, some are meh, most are flaming dumpster fires. It stinks to tell people when their ideas are smoldering rubbish, so most VCs don’t and just politely decline or ignore bad business pitches.

Crisis Management for Lion Killers

Venture Chronicles

Ignore the Zimbabwe authorities: This is a country run by a notorious thug, Robert Mugabe , who has ruined the economy and perpetuated many human rights abuses over his 33 year dictatorship. The story of the Dr. “Lion Slayer” Palmer is all over the internet and people are outraged, for good reason. His dental practice is in limbo and he is in hiding after receiving death threats.

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Alfred Jorgensen Laboratory

crowdSPRING Blog

And its reach is amazing – I have LinkedIn contacts in more than 90 countries from Albania to Zimbabwe. Now, I may be the reigning champion of Christmas Party Beer Pong here at crowdSPRING (no big deal…) but this next company may have me beat. The Alfred Jorgensen Laboratory , located in Copenhagen, Denmark, has been supplying breweries all over the world with pure cultures of brewing yeast for over 130 years.

16 Powerful Tools and Services to Help Non-Marketers Grow Their Business

crowdSPRING Blog

Crowdspring’s 210,000+ designers from Australia to Zimbabwe, and everywhere in between, are standing by to help you. Most small businesses and young startups can’t afford to hire marketers. That leaves those companies in a tough situation: they need to market to grow their business but they need to grow their business to hire marketers. Fortunately, there are terrific services and apps that can help non-marketers to market their business until they can hire experienced marketers.

16 Powerful Tools and Services to Help Non-Marketers Grow Their Business

crowdSPRING Blog

Crowdspring’s 210,000+ designers from Australia to Zimbabwe, and everywhere in between, are standing by to help you. Most small businesses and young startups can’t afford to hire marketers. That leaves those companies in a tough situation: they need to market to grow their business but they need to grow their business to be hire marketers. Fortunately, there are terrific services and apps that can help non-marketers to market their business until they can hire experienced marketers.

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