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Don’t Expect Facebook’s WhatsApp to Make Any Real Money for Years | Re/code
“By being a part of Facebook, it makes it so that [WhatsApp] can focus for the next five years or so purely on connecting more people,” Zuckerberg said. Were Facebook not to have acquired WhatsApp, he continued, the pressure would have increased on WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum to eventually “focus more on revenue models” and monetization over the near term, rather than on the company’s continued growth. [...] “I think by itself, WhatsApp is worth more than $19 billion. It’s hard to make that case today because they have so little revenue, but look at the messaging apps already out there,” Zuckerberg said, pointing to existing competitors like KakaoTalk, WeChat and Line, which are already monetizing (in some cases, quite successfully). [...] 70 percent of those returning to the app on a daily basis. Those levels of engagement are unheard of in Internet circles, and it’s why Zuckerberg and company were so taken by the fast-growing mobile app.
Facebook  WhatsApp  exitstrategy  exit  strategy  monetization  virtual  goods  virtualgoods  freemium  Start-Up  entrepeneurship  entrepreneurial  Social  Network  socialnetwork  Platform  KakaoTalk  WeChat  Line  Viber  Skype  Rakuten  ICQ  Messaging  Platform  Communication  Platform  Twitter  Instagram  Silicon  Valley  engagement  interaction  returning  user  KPI  message  app  message  application 
february 2014 by asterisk2a
▶ How to Sell Yourself Without Selling Out with Marc Ecko | Chase Jarvis LIVE | ChaseJarvis - YouTube
+ v=L6md-7K3uSE Kanye West gon 2 Gatekeepers. Also talks abt journey and the journey is not a straight line. It's a zig zag. You cant see u destination/future. Its only in ur head/pipe dream. There's no Final Destination. [thus LEGACY over Money *Gary Vaynerchuk.] T-Shirt Design is a Garage thing. ... Its about the Buyer, the Fans, the Following - the one's vote and buy/transact. "Don't be that guy that is loved by the Gatekeepers but your business sucks." + v=IpCPJm7K07s "Fashion Industry is very different than Music Industruy." + v=ZePy-MXRDBU "Create Wealth that Matters. [...] Success is the Path, the Game, the Journey, [not the Final Destination]" [...] "Put in the Work and need to Execute and Hustle beyond your Talent." "Industrious Times!!! [...] Ur not the only game in town!" + Book - Shirt Kings Pioneers Hip Fashion // +Airbrush T-Shirt v=L9zxio7Wz90 YouTube "how to Airbrush T-Shirt" // + v=tcdlhylX8g4
Marc  Ecko  book  brand  branding  brands  personal  brand  Gary  Vaynerchuk  Fashion  Industry  Kanye  West  Music  Industry  Luxury  artist  freemium  youthification  Social  Media  T-Shirt  Design  entrepreneurship  entrepeneurship  entrepreneurial  entrepreneur  conglomerate  conglomerate  life  lesson  lifehacks  lifehacker  collaboration  Collaborative  Street  Smart  perspective  Legacy  personal  values  validation  self-belief  self-awareness  self-respect  Self-esteem 
january 2014 by asterisk2a
Behind the Brand--Tim Ferriss, The 4-Hour Chef - YouTube
talking about the book
talking about selling in digital age
talking about content creation and attention span
people have to trust the messenger before they send out them self the message
writing is thought on paper
polymath is not dead
talks about haters, blogging,
talks about 80/20, fear, goals,

Tim Ferriss, "The Four-Hour Chef": Authors at Google

Samovar Tea Talks with Tim Ferriss
goals  fear  Pareto  principle  rule  80/20  rule  happieness  internet  culture  hater  blogging  entrepeneurship  lifehacks  lifehacker  life  lesson  polymath  book  writing  elevator  pitch  selling  social  marketing  digitalnatives  digital-content  digital-economy  marketing  attention  span  content  creator  Tim  Ferriss 
january 2013 by asterisk2a Crew at MLG Dallas - YouTube (entrepreneurs behind it) pivoted several times ...
from reality tv via web
to let others stream on - making it a platform
to focusing on a growing vertical; Gaming. launching specifically
"After launched in 2007, the site quickly began building subject-specific content categories like Social, Tech, Sports, Entertainment, News & Events, Gaming and others. Gaming, in particular, grew very fast and became the most popular content on the site.[3]
The company then decided to spin off the gaming content under a separate brand at a separate site. They named it TwitchTV, inspired by the term twitch gameplay. It launched officially in public beta on June 6, 2011.[4]"  entrepeneurship 
april 2012 by asterisk2a
A Sign Of The Hiring-pocalypse | TechCrunch
An entrepreneur-turned-venture investor told me over the weekend: Booms are the worst time to build a company.

Only capital is cheap. Everything else is expensive — talent most of all.


Fed's ZIRP and QE (and Bailout bonanza, moralhazard) - did fuel VC/Seedfund pockets - overthrowing capped supply (investments in companies).
ZIRP and QE do increase the demand for alternative investments. And skews investors risk sentiment. They take on more risk in hope for the next big thing that brings them that more ROI that the market can not produce due to World Wide QE, ZIRP, currency debasement, Sovereign Debt Crisis.
monetarism  monetary  theory  monetary  policy  Fed  behavioral  finance  behavioral  economics  QE  supply-demand  economics  unintended  consequences  ycombinator  instagram  Zynga  Google  Facebook  Technology  Boom  bubble  entrepeneurship  venturecapital  vc  ZIRP  2012 
april 2012 by asterisk2a
Facebook buying Instagram - Kedrosky Says Facebook Responding to Users’ Needs
Kedrosky Says Facebook Responding to Users’ Needs (Audio)

Apr 10, 2012

Paul Kedrosky, author of the Infectious Greed Blog and a Bloomberg contributing editor, says Facebook's plan to buy Instagram is a response to users' needs to post content on multiple platforms without duplicating their effort. Kedrosky talks with Bloomberg's Ken Prewitt and Tom Keene on Bloomberg Radio's "Bloomberg Surveillance."
2012  entrepeneurship  instagram  facebook 
april 2012 by asterisk2a
Get Rich or Die Trying | TechCrunch
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”
President Calvin Coolidge

Determination is critical to success as overnight successes actually take years to build; indeed, “overnight successes” are a myth.
lifelessons  life-style  lifehacker  lifehacks  advice  education  entrepeneurship  success 
march 2012 by asterisk2a
Milton Friedman - Greed - YouTube
The market, the free market rewards virtue, entrepreneurship, the effort to better one self.
liberalism  free  market  free  enterprise  system  entrepeneurship  greed  miltonfriedman 
march 2012 by asterisk2a
Everything I need to know about startups, I learned from a crime boss — Tech News and Analysis
1. Don’t sell rocks when you can sell mountains
2. Cut out the middleman
3. Don’t shit where you eat

“When someone’s doing something for the money, people can sense it, like a desperate lover. It’s a turnoff.” – Derek Sivers, Anything You Want

4. If it don’t make dollars, it don’t make sense

“A business without a path to profit isn’t a business, it’s a hobby.” – Jason Fried, Rework

5. Closed mouths don’t get fed

6. Be a badass

“There’s only one thing that will make them stop hating you. And that’s being so good at what you do that they can’t ignore you.” – Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game

The one thing these badasses shared was the source of their power: influence rather than authority. This lesson is the most important and also the most difficult to implement. There’s no pill, book, or retreat that will turn us into badasses. But if we want to captain a pirate ship, we must become the most badass version of ourselves. Kobayashi taught that we lead only with the influence we earn.
advice  wisdom  entrepeneurship 
january 2012 by asterisk2a
Italy - Frustrated Entrepreneurs | Made in Germany - YouTube
The eurozone crisis shows no sign of ending. While Italy's interest rates for government bonds are rising, and prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has announced he'll step down, the country's entrepreneurs are frustrated. They feel betrayed by Italy's politicians, and they've started to protest.We meet business owner Enrico Frare, who has started a provocative newspaper ad campaign in which he is posing nude. His message is that Italy's entrepreneurs are in danger of losing the shirts off their backs -- and he's blaming what he says is Berlusconi's lack of any economic policy.
Italy  lostdecade  entrepeneurship  creditcrunch  2011  economy  sovereign  debt  crisis  entrepreneur  SME 
november 2011 by asterisk2a

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