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A good meal with 9others last night at Ziferblat in Manchester. Thanks Stuart & Josh.

“El no ya lo tienes” In Spain, when faced with a challenge or a situation that will take you out of your comfort zone, we say “El no ya lo tienes”. This literally means that a ‘no’ is already on the table – you already have a ‘no’. So what do you do? Do you want to survive past that ‘no’ and get what you want? Or do you stick with the ‘no’ you already have? For me this is the one…

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A meal with 9others was hosted at The King’s Head in London last week – some great challenges shared and beginning to be solved. Next up, meals in Ramallah, Manchester and London and the Q1 Party in London.

My second day in London and I landed at this amazing dinner with 9others on January 25th. Having the chance to work with 9others and meeting entrepreneurs willing to make a social impact is an experience that has already started to empower me as an entrepreneur. 9others’ aim is to help entrepreneurs worldwide through building a network based on genuinely helping others based on the philosophy that “your success requires the aid of others”. The dinner and the following days,…

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Quitting something you love by @Sivers “I still love everything I quit. But not as much as I love all this room for change.” A billion dollar gift for Twitter by @anildash “Twitter can’t decide what the hell the checkmark means” Stop saying that 2016 was the ‘worst year’ by @MaxCRoser “Imagine if newspapers did not come out every day but instead once every half-century” [Podcast] China Business Cast 53: Marketing With KOLs in China with Kim Leitzes from ParkLU @KimParkLU…

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A house divided: The alarming response to Russian meddling in American democracy Mr Trump is unapologetic. “Why not get along with Russia?” he asked Time. The Russians are “effective” and “can help us fight ISIS.” The Outwork Myth: The people who’ve made it didn’t make it because they worked harder than everyone else “It’s about the decisions you make. How you spend your time, what you do and don’t do. Especially what you don’t do” – @jasonfried After interviewing over…

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Brian Chesky: What a Professor Told Me in College That Still Gives Me Strength “it allowed me to stop editing my imagination” – @bchesky Y Combinator Office Hours in London “We recommend coming to office hours with a specific question or challenge that you want feedback on” – @ycombinator Office Hours with Kevin Hale and Qasar Younis at Startup School “Kevin and Qasar chose three marketplace companies for this round of office hours” – @ycombinator Ev Williams: How I Keep Tech in…

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9others is 5. This is my first proper blog contribution to 9others. It has taken me 5 years so don’t expect a Seth style one-a-day, the following hit me when I was walking to Waterloo to get my train home recently. This feeling happens a lot but today, on our 5th birthday, I had to share it. Today is also Seena Rejal’s birthday. Seena is the Founder of 3D Industries and came to the very first meal 9others – the one where Matthew…

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The 6th good meal with 9others in Manchester last night – thanks Stuart & Josh for hosting.

Above and below are photographs of the first dinner in Santiago, Chile. Thanks to Shokoufeh and Startup Chile for hosting the first meal with 9others in South America. Challenges in the group were issues with talent, keeping up quality content as a startup scales, making money from content and how to streamline team admin. If you’d like to hear more about meals with 9others please get in touch.