Archive for the ‘Insight’ Category

“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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Notes for the New Year by @sama “As an adult, I realized that the future is not guaranteed to be better” The Calm Company (our next book) by @jasonfried “Sustained exhaustion is not a badge of honor, it’s a mark of stupidity. Companies that force their crew into this bargain are cooking up dumb at their employees expense” ‘James Bond of Philanthropy’ Gives Away the Last of His Fortune by @jimdwyernyt “For years, Mr. Trump lobbied hard to get onto lists…

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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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Computer Science from the Bottom Up by Ian Wienand. “Although a slight divergence, it is important to understand a bit of history about the C language” Hedge Fund Math: Heads We Win, Tails You Lose by James B Stewart. “If the losses are big enough, the hedge fund manager can capture 100 percent of the gross return” How Travis Kalanick Is Building The Ultimate Transportation Machine by Miguel Helft. “Jams determine how problems get turned into ideas, how ideas get turned into…

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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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As you know, Katie and I meet many startups on a regular basis and hear very interesting insights and stories about how they were founded, the challenges they face and how they manage to solve some of these challenges. So, we have decided to note down the best founder stories we’ve heard here. Story #2 – FanBytes Even the largest video influencer network in the UK had to get their first customer, but before bagging GoPro, Disney and Adidas how…

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It used to be the case that new employees would settle in, take their time to learn the ropes and, if they were unsure about anything, they were encouraged to ask. No question was too simple and – especially in front of a client – if anything wasn’t certain then admit the uncertainty and seek the right answer from a more experienced colleague. The thing is, now there are no certainties at all – even senior colleagues don’t know, they’re…

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We partnered with COIN Research to produce a report on the people shaping your future of work. COIN interviewed members of the 9others network who are shaking up different elements of our working lives and together we explored the cultural changes reflected by these movements. Ultimately, you will find throughout the report significant insight into how these cultural developments will impact your product, brand and communication development in the future. Issue 1: Work “We live in extremely fast-changing, culturally transformative…

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As you know, Katie and I meet many startups on a regular basis and hear very interesting insights and stories about how they were founded, the challenges they face and how they manage to solve some of these challenges. So, we have decided to note down the best founder stories we’ve heard here. Story #1 – yReceipts Getting more clients is not always easy. In a B2B business, it can be even harder – lots of people knock on one person’s door.…

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Adam Mitcheson is the CEO and Founder of my2be, a social network for Students and Professionals that helps get them where they want to be in their career through career advice, networking, and mentoring. What was your earliest ambition? To become a Professional Football Player and play for Manchester United What did you do for money aged 16? Worked as a Kitchen Porter in a local Restaurant, also worked in a call centre. Who was or still is your mentor? Recently a family…

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