Archive for the ‘Interview’ Category

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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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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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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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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Digital Shoreditch 2015 As we’ve done in previous years 9others has teams up with Digital Shoreditch to do the ‘Digital Shoreditch Networking Dinners‘ during the week of the festival. Details and signup for the festival are here and tickets for the 9others networking dinners are here (you don’t need a festival ticket to sign up to the dinners). In the run-up to the festival Matthew did an interview (at 19 mins) alongside James and Rebecca from Digital Shoreditch. All In My Business 1st May…

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Julie Pham has been the 9others Host in Seattle since early 2013 and before that wrote about 9others in Forbes. Julie is a Cambridge-trained historian, Forbes.com blogger, venture philanthropist, and marketing professional and holds a number of positions including Vice President, Community Engagement and Marketing at the Washington Technology Industry Association, Commissioner at the Economic Development Commission, Board Member at Social Venture Partners Seattle and Co-Owner of Northwest Vietnamese News. Home is… International District, Seattle Favourite city discovery? Underground tour What was the last play you saw? Seven ways to get…

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Nicky Surapaitoon is Co‐Head of Deliveree and Member of the Board for Inspire Ventures – a newly established US$25 million principal-backed venture fund with investment teams in Thailand and Vietnam. Inspire Ventures invest in businesses that execute proven, and sometimes novel, business models in the ASEAN markets with a strong emphasis on localization. Inspire Ventures’s portfolio company, Deliveree, is mobile and web app that connects customers with transporters to move anything from a few boxes up to a full truckload in key metro areas across…

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Tom Bass is a co-host of 9others in Sydney (along with William Page) and is the Co-founder and COO of Flirtey, which hopes to turn Australia into a worldwide industry leader for the use of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) in e-commerce deliveries. What are the best and worst things about being in the Sydney? Best: Beaches and sunshine. Worst: OMG the cost of living and traffic. What are you most proud of in your business? We’re pioneering a new industry that…

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What was your earliest ambition? To have an office with my name on the door. Public school or state school? University or straight into work? State school, straight to work, then Durham University aged 27 and Imperial College aged 32. What did you do for money aged 16? Worked in Woolworths and rented out Sky TV videos to friends at school. Who was or still is your mentor? I have a network of mentors I guess – I ask different…

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