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Steve Keen on Education - YouTube
economy future relies on innovation. and if you check and monitor to death a system, and add bureaucracy on top of it, and low wages, and being under staffed and being over worked. and crowded, noisy class rooms (unable to spot talent and unable to sponsor). you can't have a prosperous future economy/generation with high social mobility. higher incomes. new industries. // oh and theyve cut research to nothing // oh and the creative digital industry is complaining, and added value industry is complaining about lack of qualified/skilled young workforce. // // UK will lose rest of its heavy industry because of energy prices it can't compete on world wide because it hasn't invested in the Smart Grid, energy storage systems, infrastructure, and renewable energy! Period. Budget2015 they cut all of renewable investment schemes and even had the audacity to put a carbon tax levy on it!
UK  education  policy  social  mobility  income  mobility  Gini  coefficient  STEM  University  College  vocational  education  apprenticeships  austerity  Tories  Conservative  Party  Toff  Establishment  Privileged  Research  knowledge  economy  knowledge  worker  skill-biased  technological  change  skills  gap  capital  skills  practical  skills  practical  skill  set  softskills  Fachkräftemangel  Millennials  generationy  entrepreneurship  entrepreneurial  social  entrepreneurship  capitalism  creative  destruction  disruption  Software  Is  Eating  The  World  Robotics  3D  printing  automotive  automation  self-driving  cars  autonomous  car  globalization  globalisation  borderless  flat  competitive  competition  competitive  advantage  competitiveness  public  investment  business  investment  underinvestment  productive  investment  infrastructure  investment  long-term  view  short-term  view  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  social  contract  Generationengerechtigkeit  fairness  secular  stagnation 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Paul Mason: what they aren't telling you about work - YouTube
hollowing out // automation - vs - skill & problem solving (figuring out how to automate/put something together/create new) - vs - end of the chain work (low end, manual, repetitive, service...) // within the next 20 years, 47% of jobs in developed world could be replaced by robots/automation/machines // Future of Work is about problem solving, not putting (end of the chain) things together. figuring out the new, making the new, making something better, more efficient, faster, better quality, ... // and as it stands now, those who reap the rewards will be few. and gov policy, ie tax evasion, tax avoidance, tax code, fairness, --- gains have to be shared.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Anti-Angel-Gesetz: Auch die CDU schießt gegen Schäubles Pläne | Gründerszene
Die Lage ist schon jetzt nicht rosig. Die Zahl der Unternehmensgründungen geht zurück – die Liquidationen übersteigen bereits seit 2012 die Neugründungen. Zudem sind die Wagniskapital-Investitionen rückläufig. „Die wenigen Risikokapitalgeber jetzt zusätzlich durch drohende Gewinnbesteuerungen von einer möglichen Investition abzuschrecken, ist äußerst kontraproduktiv“, [...] Das Finanzministerium verteidigt sich. Bei der Reform gehe es darum, ein Steuerschlupfloch zu stopfen, das durch Änderungen bei der Dividendenbesteuerung im Jahr 2013 entstanden sei. Außerdem gebe es weiterhin einen Steuernachlass für Investoren in Startups. [ ja und die grossen konzerne? ] [...] Um den Startup-Standort Deutschland attraktiver zu machen, fordert der CDU-Wirtschaftsrat eine Etablierung von Wachstumsfonds für Startups und einen verbesserten Zugang zu Wagniskapital.
Berlin  Start-Up  Scene  tax  code  Venture  Capital  Angel  Investor  Seed  Round  tax  evasion  tax  avoidance  Wolfgang  Schäuble  Angela  Merkel  GroKo  Germany  Mittelstand  entrepreneurship  entrepreneur  entrepreneurial  Failure  society  stigma  SME  SMB  national  interest  creative  destruction  Software  Is  Eating  The  World 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Howard Schultz: 6 Habits of True Strategic Thinkers | Inc. Magazine - YouTube
Howard Schultz - curiosity to see around the corner, around the bend, work for and have to courage to work to be ready for the post-bend world. // take risks, limit the downside, double down when traction, ... // even disrupting yourself // road less travelled - if you do what everyone else is doing, you are doing it wrong (see Peter Thiel and competition).
Book  Wall  Street  Leadership  Starbucks  entrepreneurial  risk  taking  dogma  disruption  competition  Peter  Thiel 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
Bank of England says UK economy to grow by 2.5% in 2015 - BBC News
Mr Carney warned of "underlying weakness" as the Bank gave a gloomier picture for productivity growth. The Bank revised down its productivity forecast because it sees a disproportionate number of new jobs as low-skilled and low-output. Productivity growth is now expected to improve only modestly in the coming year before remaining below past average rates. 'Underinvestment' "Today's report should leave nobody in any doubt about the fundamental role of productivity growth in the UK economy's performance," said Aberdeen Asset Management chief economist Lucy O'Carroll. "The Bank of England has downgraded its growth outlook, and Mark Carney has put poor productivity right at the centre of the story. "He may have put part of the productivity disappointment of recent years down to a disproportionate pick-up in low-productivity jobs, but he has also admitted that underinvestment has played a role." [...] [+ EU&Global (China) headwinds] = in no rush to raise interest rates. &! bbc.in/1RIb9Ah
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Why Silicon Valley Will Continue to Rule — Backchannel — Medium
“You can’t really understand what is going on now without understanding what came before.” Steve Jobs is explaining why, as a young man, he spent so much time with the Silicon Valley entrepreneurs a generation older, men like Robert Noyce, Andy Grove, and Regis McKenna. [...] He who lives to see two or three generations is like a man who sits some time in the conjurer’s booth at a fair, and witnesses the performance twice or thrice in succession. The tricks were meant to be seen only once, and when they are no longer a novelty and cease to deceive, their effect is gone. History, Jobs understood, gave him a chance to see — and see through — the conjurer’s tricks before they happened to him, so he would know how to handle them. [...] To invent the future, you must understand the past. [...] the Valley’s past matters today and that the lessons of history can take innovation further.
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
We Are All Venture Capitalists Now | TechCrunch
In Mediocristan, you work fixed hours for a fixed wage. In Extremistan, success is enormously lucrative, but failure is far more common … and, for artists, condemns you to a life of grinding poverty and/or working outside of your chosen field. Of course tech startups also live in Extremistan. So too does venture capital itself, a meta-tournament of picking winners, in which enough money is (hopefully) made from the few big hits to outweigh the inevitable failures– –and so too will we all, soon enough. I’ve argued before that, because software is eating the world, “technology is slowly dragging us all, economically, away from Mediocristan and into Extremistan.” The power of software is such that it gives ever-smaller numbers of people ever-greater leverage. Meanwhile, much of yesterday’s rote Mediocristan work can and will be automated tomorrow. As a result, our economies are moving (slowly, in fits and starts) to a power-law Extremistan future. [ Seth Godin "be remarkable" ]
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april 2015 by asterisk2a
Fred Wilson's unique advice for entrepreneurs - YouTube
“One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead.” ― Oscar Wilde // &! Casey Neistat - Zero F*cks What People Think - (1) do your own thing, of try to fit in (2) all the bullies are losers now (3) stop caring what other ppl think, they don't matter/their prejudice them being judgmental - youtu.be/NN68oWwLTMk?t=4m // &! Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. - Oscar Wilde // &! “Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple, and the simple thing is the right thing.” ― Oscar Wilde // &! “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.” ― Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest // &! “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” ― Oscar Wilde // &! “Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.” ― Oscar Wilde // &! ON FAILURE: “Experience is the name we give to our mistakes.” ― Oscar Wilde
entrepreneur  entrepreneurial  entrepreneurship  serial  entrepreneur  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  life  hacker  life  lesson  philosophy  Casey  Neistat 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
ClassPass Acquires Competitor FitMob | TechCrunch
// see article, timeline from idea to MVP to feedback (don't build lonely MVP), to experimenting with Subscriptions and Passport (bundles) and seeing traction. It's called being a Start-up. The struggle. It rarely is it that what you think will work, works. But that is not public's perception about Silicon Valley nor Start-up life and how it is portrayed widely in media nor even in specific publications. Website Startupanonymous is the product of a symptom of that. Actually to talk about struggle and doubt and stress only in a non identifiable way ... possible.
MVP  Product/Market  Fit  Pivot  feedback  feedback  loop  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  entrepreneur  entrepreneurial  entrepreneurship 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
The Illusion of Product/Market Fit for SaaS Companies - Feld Thoughts
Myth #3 and myth #4 show up all the time at MRR’s > $1m. You disrupted someone a few years ago which is what caused you to discover product/market fit. Don’t be confused about the world – someone else is gunning for you now that you are the big player in whatever segment you are in. Every time you work on something new, whether it’s a new feature, a new product, or a new product line, recognize that you are searching for incremental product/market fit. The search is a continuous and never ending quest. Don’t confuse illusion with reality.
Product/Market  Fit  user  churn  user  acquisition  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  entrepreneurship  entrepreneur  entrepreneurial  incrementalism  incremental  piecemeal  approach  feedback  feedback  loop  word  of  mouth  Net  Promoter  Score 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
Building entrepreneurship - YouTube
Note: Start-ups (with traction) can be the cheapest real-world MBA for undergrads with some business/job experience at an established firm. // Business Schools still have to sell themselves.
MBA  entrepreneurship  entrepreneur  entrepreneurial  execution  Business  School 
march 2015 by asterisk2a
Without Their Permission: An Interview with Alexis Ohanian // HackCville Media - YouTube
11:20 - entrepreneurial venture, learning a ton. equivalent to MBA &! Without Their Permission: Alexis Ohanian's Full Talk at UVA // HackCville Media - youtu.be/Qa_yNfRALkY - 22:00 if you have not figured it all out, it is ok. your first version will be jenky and that is ok. sucking is the first step to becoming better at X. If you don't ship, you will never find out. Will never get any kind of user feedback.. &! Be Awesome Without Their Permission - SXSW Interactive 2014 - youtu.be/6_STlNJHDMQ &! Triangulation 131: Alexis Ohanian - http://youtu.be/2-Kg33VwT7U &! HubTalk Alexis Ohanian Reddit - youtu.be/XFNTVyjMiko &! Alexis Ohanian: Full Video from WTP Book Tour - youtu.be/5mBhQEuC8jQ
MBA  entrepreneur  entrepreneurial  entrepreneurship  HR  human  resources  book  Start-Up  advice  Start-Up  lesson  Alexis  Ohanian  hiring 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
Florian Heinemann (Project A): "Hipness verdient kein Geld" - YouTube
4:50 - "[Oliver] lebt fuer den Erfolg." Kaempft aber nicht gg Silicon Valley & Co. auf Silicon Valley's ebene ... frontal mit neuen creativen dingen. Sondern greift an von der Flanke (existing, proven biz models, w known risk/reward ratio into their favour, global - where SV is not). // 8:00 constant iteration on small things to improve on them while keeping the big picture with known best practices (#Exportweltmeister) // 9:30 Kapitalaufwand (die nehmen wenn, dann wirklich Geld in die hand) von Rocket Internet's world expansion into Virgin Territories with known & proven business models. // 15:00 Execution, Focus, Value Prop Customers are willing to pay for - click. // 19:00 TEAM & different personalities (introverted etc). Failure because you run out of money. Your timing 2 raise $ is inverse related 2 when you need it. // 21:30 Zalando: detail oriented. BigData. Key Hires. // &! Jeff Jarvis: "Deutsche haben zu viel Angst vor dem Scheitern" - DLD 2015 - youtu.be/VAxGX4LYITI
Rocket  Internet  Zalando  Samwer  Brothers  Oliver  Samwer  entrepreneurial  entrepreneurship  entrepreneur  Exportweltmeister  Germany  USA  culture  failure  experiment  experimentation  A/B  Testing  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  risk  aversion  risk  taking  mitigating  risk 
january 2015 by asterisk2a
DLD15 - Rocket: The Sky is the Limit (Oliver Samwer, Stefan Winners) - YouTube
Kid of Lawyer, trained Lawyer w private College Education. "Rocket Internet = Platform to push proven business models w known risks (known risk/return ratio). & plan 2 play on their strengths (Experience/Speed/working harder/Best Practices). [...] We are the West Point of the Internet [about their workplace]." - Oliver Samwer, European Founders - Building Global Companies - NOAH13 - v=KMQr5m7ENmQ &! Oliver Samwer, Rocket Internet - NOAH14 - v=XTBCnlgYv3U &! Classic: Oliver Samwer's "you have to live in the dirt" talk at Idea Lab 2013 "TAKE CAPITAL IN HAND AND BUILD A PROVEN BUSINESS MODEL IN PLACE X THAT IS VIRGIN TERRITORY. PLAYING TO THE GERMANIAN STRENGTH & CULTURE; EXPORTING AND HARD WORK. [...] [he is also comparing Entrepreneurship with Bruce Wallace (Braveheart) living in the dirt] "big offices tend to become losers [...] and talks about sense of discomfert a part of progress & success/achieving xyz in life or business. you dont learn till you launch v=vBYAofSZpVk
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january 2015 by asterisk2a
The Downtown Project Suicides: Can the Pursuit of Happiness Kill You? | Re/code
http://www.feld.com/archives/2014/10/founder-suicides.html "I’m saddened by the struggles around The Downtown Vegas Project. I’ve long thought, and continue to think, it’s a really interesting experiment." + http://chrisyeh.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/the-manic-side-of-entrepreneurship.html !+!+! http://pando.com/2014/10/01/sarah-lacy-talks-vegas-downtown-project-on-npr/ + http://knprnews.org/post/tony-hsieh-i-was-never-downtown-projects-leader "no hard decisions were made, no confidence inspired / transpired, etc etc ... media was overwhelmingly/breathless positive and cheerful with very little doubt and questioning. ... if you start a company, you are responsible, can't expect landholding and infinite pay checks etc etc ... it is your responsibility to get to cash flow positive (see their 5 year plan)" + https://gigaom.com/2014/10/02/5-questions-for-tony-hsieh-and-the-downtown-project/
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october 2014 by asterisk2a
The Case For Intelligent Failure To Invent The Future | TechCrunch
The future will not be like the past. The future will be built by those who will take risks and action to invent the world they want. [...] Over the years, I have developed great skepticism toward so-called experts and pontificators who seem authoritative in forecasting and create an illusion of knowing based on very little actual expertise. [...] I have experienced the power of doers, the chaotic and naïve world of optimistic entrepreneurs who just try things, admit mistakes, fail, learn, iterate, try again and find solutions – often out of necessity. Accepting, even encouraging, the right kind of failure is the best way to discover the solution to our problems and close the resource gap. Learning by engaging, iterating and persisting, rather than pursuing academic studies or writing papers, seem to be the major drivers of change. [...] The biggest risk we can take is to not take any risks at all. [...] we need the impossible to bridge our resource gap.
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
A Chat With Jack Conte, Musician And Entrepreneur | TechCrunch
Learn about EQ, compression, and limiting, starting now. It is an art that takes years and years to master. The internet is the greatest textbook ever written. And it’s free. Seriously, read that shit. Get a cheap video camera, a laptop, and a crappy microphone. Start right now. Stop reading about how to do it, and go do it. Record a song, publish it, and get feedback. Then do that 100 more times. [...] Expecting results within 5 years. This is a long fucking haul. You gotta love it….
Music  Industry  entrepreneurial  entrepreneurship  entrepreneur  Mobile  Creative  Mobile  Creatives  practical  skill  set  practical  skills  creativity  differentiation  differentiate  Indie  Music  DIY  crafting  Music  Artist  artists  digital 
august 2014 by asterisk2a
The most ridiculous quotes from NYMag’s feature on the future of Time Inc. | PandoDaily
That said, it hasn’t stopped Time from at least talking like a startup. The company’s CTO Colin Bodell, a former Amazon executive, sounds almost like a parody of a fail-fast entrepreneur, spouting off Silicon Valley koans to Sherman like, “I don’t care if it’s the janitor who comes up with the next big idea,” and “We know we have to iterate very, very fast.” [...] Time seems as confused on the editorial side of the company as it is on the business side. Ripp tells Sherman he brought in Pearlstine, a longtime staff reporter for the Wall Street Journal, because he understands the magazine’s “traditions.” And yet Ripp supports both native advertising (hell, who doesn’t these days) and, perhaps more troublingly, Forbes’ contributor model, which basically lets any hack publish under a Forbes byline no matter how compromised by special interests the writer is. [...] Time is talking the entrepreneurial talk, but not walking the walk.
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
The Long Game Part 1: Why Leonardo DaVinci was no genius on Vimeo
honing your craft, put the work in, grind it out, ... sort of the 10k hour rule by gladwell - sort of. // Part 2: http://vimeo.com/87448006 // ++ THE GAP by Ira Glass - http://vimeo.com/85040589 - hone your skill your craft by putting stuff out. period. // ++ “The most important possible thing you can do is do a lot of work.” [...] The question of what makes someone successful has occupied some of history’s greatest minds. For Alexander Graham Bell, success was bound to befall the person “who carefully advances step by step, with his mind becoming wider and wider.” [... prolonged exposure ... grit ... personal growth and professional growth mindset ... there is no overnight success. ] http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/01/29/ira-glass-success-daniel-sax/
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
Newsweek Feature Stories: The Future of Branding - YouTube
+ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Imyo7r2L_1o << democratisation of voice, KPI - social following, influence, engagement, ... currency is respect; long-term view/long-term thinking - domain knowledge - domain expertise. ... long-form content << measure of quality. not just instagram snaps. differentiation. standing out from the noise. the constant bombardment (( full video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vy0VaJL4XO8
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
Travis Kalanick of Uber - TWiST #180 - YouTube
MVP - minimal viable product, test of thesis; they rented a handful of cars with drivers in SF & build little app, the rest is history. make move to not have drivers but enable people to be drivers with income. Uber - elegance, design, ... this is now a brand, a status symbol. +++ on demand lifestyle, making magic happen via technology - employing STEM people. +++ could, because of supply liquidity, deliver, at premium, food to your door. +++ because of their technology, their platform, they either could licence out their problem solving platform (ie demand prediction - people just opening up the app - math is an operational cornerstone) to air transportation and or goods transportation. +++ Travis Kalanick at Startup School 2012 - http://youtu.be/rQ6GoY2_Ujw >> multi-product company - for different budgets. Operations, Scaling - one problem that needed solving, a Playbook for expanding from one city to the next. Changing how u live, over months. not decades, today's age.
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june 2014 by asterisk2a
DLD NYC 14 - Winners/Losers in a Digital Age (Scott Galloway) - YouTube
Apple knows that competition is catching up faster and faster in terms of design and functionality etc etc. They hired 2 fashion people already (burberry and from LVHM). And to differentiate the brand further (price/status symbol - above middle class) and to keep selling it's Apple Products ... including wearables (Watch & Headphone) they hired those key people or b(r)ought them into the mothership. They could have long ago bought personal cloud storage companies and other stuff to add to its portfolio bla bla bla.... but that 'Software', you can't display - show off - walking around downtown manhatten. Wearables, phones, tablets - you can. ... Apple focuses on their core competencies - software like iTunes is only 2nd class, that is why it still doesn't stream. >> “They want Jimmy and they want Dre,” said the source. “He’s got fashion and culture completely locked up.” ( http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/22/apples-beats-deal-is-happening-and-its-a-dre-acquihire/ ) + !!! v=NP0P2BT0vTc !!!
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may 2014 by asterisk2a
Franchise redux: The professionalization of the sharing economy has deep implications | PandoDaily
But for all Airbnb and Uber’s much deserved “disruptive” acclaim, these businesses have older roots than the hype cycle suggests. According to conventional wisdom, Airbnb and Uber enable “regular individuals” to make a few extra bucks renting out an extra bedroom or giving fellow travelers a ride. They unlock a new class of assets, where fellow consumers share in collaborative consumption. In fact, while these businesses nailed rapidly changing consumer preferences  –  buying services at time of usage, rather than owning assets fits the post-recession, Millennial sensibility of the moment –  the supply side of their businesses does not match the narrative. Supply in these marketplaces is increasingly delivered by entrepreneurial, small business owners, not fellow consumers. Uber and Airbnb are best understood as reimagined franchise operations that leverage mobile data, the social graph, and continuous feedback loops to deliver a better consumer experience.
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may 2014 by asterisk2a
WordPress.com Parent Automattic Has Raised $160 Million, Now Valued at $1.16 Billion Post-Money | Re/code
Wordpress - democratising publishing. Wordpress VIP plus its new corporate communication platform geto2.com - will compete with the likes of Yammer (MSFT owned) and Slack, atlassian's platforms as well as Salesforce's platform. smart raising a round when money is flushing around - hunt for yield. taking the money for the long-term. likely giving them +5 years runway and solidifying their publishing platform might. there will be acqui-hires along the way I guess. + Automattic’s competitors have certainly been investing, noted Mullenweg. In their last rounds, Weebly raised $35 million, Squarespace $40 million and Medium $25 million. In addition, Wix is currently valued at around $730 million, raising $127 million, in an IPO. ... Automattic's aim is, to become cash-flow positive - I guess. Not in a hurry but naturally with pushing mobile, e-commerce and the Freemium model (driving up conversion) on Wordpress.com.
Automattic  Matt  Mullenweg  Wordpress  Tumblr  Blogger  publishing  2.0  self-publishing  publishing  Blogging  bloggers  microblogging  MovableType  Twitter  LiveJournal  hunt  for  yield  growth  round  ZIRP  QE  monetary  policy  asset  bubble  WallStreet  acqui-hire  acquihire  Squarespace  Weebly  Wix  medium.com  Platform  Open  Platform  GNU  General  Public  License  GNU  GPL  short-form  content  digital  content  paid  content  content  creator  content  distribution  micro  content  Niche  throwaway  content  BuzzFeed  digital  economy  digital  natives  digital  artist  VIP  mobile  first  freemium  conversion  Start-Up  Start-Ups  entrepreneurship  entrepreneurial 
may 2014 by asterisk2a
Why I’m Bullish on the News - POLITICO Magazine
Go maximum mass or maximum specific. [...] News organizations are also going to have to mix and match revenue models. I see eight obvious ones: advertising, subscriptions, premium content, events, cross-media promotion, crowdfunding, micropayments and philanthropy. [...] Today, this same science culture, this civilization of engineers and math, is again on the rise. And to many, it feels like it’s running away with the future. [...] The point is that, for people who aren’t deep into math and science and technology, it is going to get far harder to understand the world going forward. || + http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/05/1-destroy-the-village-2-save-it-105923.html + http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/05/lords-of-the-viral-internet-105905.html + http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/04/brauchli-keller-interview-the-new-york-times-is-not-going-to-turn-into-buzzfeed-105900.html
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may 2014 by asterisk2a
Amazon.com Full Story - World Biggest Online Retailer Revealed - YouTube
his business accumen, eye for detail and design - enabled him to see his vision(s) though. period. execution, execution. business ops. and co.
Amazon  e-commerce  Zappos  jeffbezos  commodity  business  commoditization  Kindle  ebooks  Silicon  Valley  Start-Up  entrepreneurial  entrepreneurship  competitive  advantage  competitiveness 
april 2014 by asterisk2a
"The main thing that has caused companies to fail, in my view, is that they missed the future," - Larry Page At TED - Business Insider
"The main thing that has caused companies to fail, in my view, is that they missed the future," Page said. This is why Google is going full steam ahead working on a variety of projects.  "When we bought Android, it was small and I felt guilty working on it, but it was smart, it was the future," he said.
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march 2014 by asterisk2a
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
▶ Awe!thenticity: Mark Ecko at TEDxMidwest - YouTube
Mark Ecko "guts to the skin." + "School comes to you. [...] School is everywhere. [...] Don't lose the core, don't get distracted by the noise in the white wash. [...] Own it. [...] It's how you make people feel, not necessarily what you make (quality, means [$$$] to produce great quality product]. Evoking emotions and imaginations and connections and relational feelings. To relate." + Friends. Hold on to the word friend. Friend - to love. People are more like acquaintances or companion. Noise - filter it from inside out.
Mark  Ecko  Fame  celebrity  culture  Kim  Kardashian  Pop  Gossip  Perception  authenticity  personal  brand  Book  brand  branding  brands  execution  entrepreneurial  entrepreneurship  entrepreneur  Start-Up  self-awareness  self-belief  Eminem  Jay-Z  Bill  Gates  Abraham  Lincoln  Social  Media  friends  Failure  Fail  learning  formal  education  street  smart  artist  digital  artist 
january 2014 by asterisk2a
▶ Marc Ecko Interview at The Breakfast Club Power 105.1 - YouTube
Marc Ecko - legacy over money. + Perception is perception, it's not reality. How are you perceived, your brand. Focus on what you are good at (Talent), and do that well (+Hustle). And then later comes the Hustle, even more so + harder work, if you want to go beyond that. ... "Kanye! You don't need those gatekeepers. [...] Don't let your product be defined by a certain price point [by those gatekeepers]. [...] Don't try to imagine your future in a straight line. [...] Hubris can kill yourself. Don't get high on your own supply. [Stay Humble, authentic, down to earth, stay true to yourself.]" [...] "Nike makes an event out of a product." + v=k3SIkVIj7TQ "Perfect is the Enemy of Great. Constrains drive Creativity. Pro/Am Picture." [...] "Public Perception (and ur perception) is not Reality. [...] Problem of being disconnected. Swing ur dick without being a dick. Be intellectually honest" + http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Marc+Ecko+Unlabel+Selling+you+without+selling+out&sm=3
Marc  Ecko  Book  Gary  Vaynerchuk  Social  Media  brand  branding  personal  brand  brands  marketing  perception  PR  differentiation  Music  Industry  Urban  Culture  Fashion  Industy  Kanye  West  entrepreneurship  entrepreneurial  entrepreneur  Gatekeeper  Gatekeepers  Luxury  Consumerism  consumerist  Fame  Fan  Base  lifehacks  lifehacker  life  lesson  self-belief  self-respect  self-awareness  Self-esteem  Pop  Culture  celebrity  internet  Tony  Robinson  Law  of  Attraction  Nike  Entertainment  Industry  Jay-Z  hubris  Legacy  digital  artist  artist  digital  economy  digital  natives  digital  content  Start-up  content  creator  creativity  creative  craft  Web  2.0  Tobuscus  Andy  Warhol  GoPro  life  hacker  Perspective 
january 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" // http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/magazine/phade-interview + v=tcdlhylX8g4
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january 2014 by asterisk2a
Staying Ahead of the Curve — The Entrepreneur’s Journey — Medium
RE: @garyvee @stunwin How do you stay ahead of the game? How do you strategize with your team? Any particular methods you use? [...] RE: Staying Ahead of the Curve Innovation isn’t a tactic. It’s a religion. It’s not a method, it’s a mindset. Everybody’s looking for tactics, but it’s more about religion. So the reason my team and I stay ahead is that we’re built to stay ahead. We value the ROI that comes from the time we spend researching and pondering and debating and playing. [...] We’re in the business of always trying to put ourselves out of business. [...] But when it call comes down to it, nothing trumps execution. When Vine came out, I spent many hours between 11pm and 2am playing and understanding. At the end of the day, those hours were taken out of leisure time, sleep, and preparing for projects. I knew that and I still allocated that time. On paper, that seems very counter-intuitive, but I understand that value, and if you want to stay ahead, you should, too.
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january 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Is Hollywood's blockbuster model broken?
The irony is that Spielberg almost singlehandedly invented the blockbuster genre. When his film Jaws was released in 1975, Hollywood realised that making a few big-budget films a year that appealed to the masses was more lucrative than making dozens of smaller ones, and a business model was born. Since then budgets have soared and artistic merit has taken a back seat. [...] After a wave of acquisitions in the 80s and 90s, the six "majors" that dominate global box office are now parts of massive media conglomerates. They have found ways to both boost profitability of their films and mitigate the risks associated with making such huge investments. [...] The first thing the studios have done is spread the risk by getting dozens of smaller production companies to invest alongside them, reducing their exposure to a potential flop.
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december 2013 by asterisk2a
▶ Genius Network® Presents: Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of Vaynermedia, interviewed by Joe Polish - YouTube
click through rate rock bottom. emerging platforms. + social media (work) is a marathon of investment. + attention span. + storytelling + extrovert + love the game (social media, internet - as a business) + legacy over currency + being right over the long-term + haters, hate - don't dismiss criticism. feedback. continue to critically think and keep executing. thus staying relevant. the marathon. + ad targeting + "Social Media is the only substitute for money. But it costs you time and knowledge." + Effort + Social Media is Word of Mouth @internet age + Infographics + have to work, effort / drive. Play xbox when your are well off. "I don't like complaining." + Social Media is sweet science. Marketing is hard, and it got harder. + "Marketing is applied Psychology." is Seduction. is Dating. + Freemium, giving away some content, luring them in. Content Marketing. MicroContent. Jab Jab Jab Ask. + Life gives to the giver and takes from takers.
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december 2013 by asterisk2a
How Ford's Assembly Line Has Changed Over 100 Years - YouTube
2:20 :: anticipate what they need, think what the consumer will value. the next big thing.
entrepreneur  Henry  Ford  Steve  Jobs  entrepreneurial  entrepreneurship 
october 2013 by asterisk2a
Seth's Blog: Redefining productivity
Innovation drives the connection economy, not low cost.

The decision about what to do next is even more important than the labor spent executing it. A modern productive worker is someone who does a great job in figuring out what to do next.

(( A commodity business is one that competes primarily on the basis of price. )) > Amazon Retail unit
future  economics  philosophy  entrepreneurial  entrepreneur  entrepreneurship  innovator  innovation  jeffbezos  Amazon  commodity  business  productivity 
october 2012 by asterisk2a
Ashton Kutcher's Big Plans for YouTube: Video - Bloomberg
... eventually you have to cannibalize yourself, your business, bc if you don't do it, someone else will. One that is willing to take the risk, to go and bet on the future.
YouTube  entertainment  mediachange  media  ashtonkutcher  entrepreneurship  entrepreneurial 
may 2012 by asterisk2a
Dont Bet Big. Little Bets Are The Ones That Turn Into Billion-Dollar Ideas
small bets are affordable and achievable ways to learn about problems and opportunities, while big bets are for capitalizing upon them.

Sarasvathy points to the value of what she calls “affordable losses.”  Seasoned entrepreneurs, she emphasizes, will tend to determine in advance what they are willing to lose, rather than calculating expected gains.  They don’t teach this in business school; just the opposite, in fact.  But the next new billion-dollar idea is virtually impossible to predict, even for a visionary like Mark Zuckerberg for much of Facebook’s early history.
entrepreneurship  business  startup  innovation  lesson  life  entrepreneur  entrepreneurial  loss  losses  learning  curve 
march 2011 by asterisk2a
How Victoria's Secret Made Lingerie Mainstream - Newsweek
“The great thing that Wexner did was recognize the huge white space in the market that was unspoken for, and he brought in innovation,” says Craig Johnson, president of Customer Growth Partners, a retail consultancy in New Canaan, Conn. “He made sexy mainstream. That was his genius.” But Wexner, still a reserved Midwesterner who has been the chairman and CEO of the company—now known as Limited Brands and including brands such as Bath and Body Works, Pink, La Senza, and Henri Bendel—for more than 45 years, doesn’t see anything “genius” about it. “I didn’t invent anything. I didn’t invent the bra or stores or the name,” he says. “I just see things differently.” Still, when it comes to how women think about the most pragmatic items they wear, that’s made all the difference.
entrepreneurship  entrepreneur  entrepreneurial  retail  fashion 
january 2011 by asterisk2a
Twitter, SXSW, and Building a 21st Century Business - Umair Haque - Harvard Business Review
Openness as a survival strategy. I asked Ev about why Twitter's been focused on openness, and his response was that it's a "survival strategy." New ideas, new concepts, new applications — all flow to open organizations. That's a great way to express the point that for next-gen organizations, openness is now table stakes: fail at it, and you're not even in the game.

Organizing for experimentation. "Why don't you guys have a business model?" That was the essence of my first question — and the response was about experimentation. Though many organizations want to experiment, they can't — because they're not built to. Ev gave a blow-by-blow description of how Twitter organizes for experimentation, by creating modular teams that rapidly iterate to solve tough problems. That's what 21st century organizations look like: networks, not pyramids.
twitter  openness  ecosystem  platform  entrepreneurship  business  management  network  culture  scarcity  entrepreneurial  entrepreneur  innovation  socialmedia  ethics  advertising  ads  advertisement  trends 
march 2010 by asterisk2a
Ev Williams: Twitter’s First Principle, “Be A Force For Good”
helping others succeed

EW: There are two types of entrepreneurs. What drives me is creating things that didn’t exist before. Your product or service should be at the end of the sentence: “wouldn’t it be awesome if…”

It’s creating new stuff versus extracting from old stuff. There are people who look at money as the goal versus the teams. I create businesses to make new things. It’s a fuel for creating more things in the world. I’ve been lucky to stumble upon things that have helped change the world.

Create something you want to exist in the world. Another is focus. Many people are trying to do a lot of things when they should be doing one thing. You may be wrong with whatever you’re trying out, but you’ll try other things.
twitter  entrepreneurship  evanwilliams  entrepreneur  entrepreneurial  advertising  advertisement  businessmodel  tuki 
march 2010 by asterisk2a
Paul Buchheit: If your product is Great, it doesn't need to be Good.
Kevin Rose spoke about it, now Paul buchheit,
Twitter is about it.
... blown up MSFT is where we see mistakes.
ipad  products  product  innovation  design  usability  apple  entrepreneur  entrepreneurship  entrepreneurial  basic  lesson  leadership  management 
february 2010 by asterisk2a
Dialogue: Rupert Murdoch
during a changing model of communications: television, moving pictures and so on. But the Internet has been the most fundamental change during my lifetime and for hundreds of years. Someone the other day said, "It's the biggest thing since Gutenberg," and then someone else said, "No, it's the biggest thing since the invention of writing." With the technology that goes with it, the fact is that everybody now is empowered: Anyone can buy what they want, shop where they want, talk to anybody in the world that they want (and) state their own opinions. There's no mystery to a blog: Put up your thoughts (and) find friends. And the younger people are, the more time they're spending on it -- it's extraordinary. We bought (MySpace.com) a few weeks ago and just closed the deal last night, legally. There are 32 million people already registered on that, and there are 125,000 a day being added to it. They're finding common interests: ....
rupertmurdoch  entrepreneurship  entrepreneurial  business  management  leadership  risk-taking  blogging  future  community  myspace 
october 2009 by asterisk2a
The Importance Of Enthusiasm In Any Product
Speaking of the newest employees, Twitter’s new COO, Dick Costolo, just started at the company recently. During TechCrunch50, he was asked on stage why he joined Twitter. After all, he had sold his previous company, FeedBurner, to Google for $100 million, and upon leaving Google, he probably never needed to work again. But his response is telling, “My first reaction was, you don’t get a chance to work on potentially one of the pivotal companies.”
apple  amazon  marketing  philosophy  leadership  inspiration  passion  business  google  enthusiasm  twitter  facebook  netflix  zappos  entrepreneurship  entrepreneurial 
september 2009 by asterisk2a
Daniel Ek: Spotify will kill file-sharing, be a European home-run
sustainable business
http://twitter.com/michaeljung/status/4084581521
Like id did with the comment about Mint.com acquired by Intuit. Selling to a big house / competitor.

I fav the mindset of @Eldsjal (Daniel Ek) CEO of @Spotify bc he thinks about sustainable business/growth/meaning http://bit.ly/YwocV
spotify  music  europe  freemium  start-ups  entrepreneurship  entrepreneurial  business  sustainability  growth  future  trend  trends 
september 2009 by asterisk2a
When It Comes To Founding Successful Startups, Old Guys Rule
These clearly aren’t the talented 20-somethings who have “great passion” minus the “distractions like families and children…that get in the way of business” which Sequoia Venture’s Michael Moritz raves about (also in this Building 43 video). Or the ”very low paid” young entrepreneurs who, according to Google’s Eric Schmidt, make “all the right things happen” by “working themselves to death”. But these are the companies which Silicon Valley VC’s seem to flock to. And maybe that’s one reason why the failure rates of VC investments are so high.
entrepreneurship  VC  leadership  advice  ideas  age  business  startups  startup  herd  venturecapital  trend  entrepreneurial  silliconvalley  management  failure 
september 2009 by asterisk2a

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