It’s always a pleasure to see some ‘others’ in the news – here’s some recent news we were delighted to see: Howard (host of many Quarterly Parties at MadeSimple HQ) has sold MadeSimple Group to Monepenny – read about that here. what3words has taken investment from Daimler and continues to go from the obscure to the obvious (Chris came to his first meal with 9others in 26th June 2013). See the news here.
A good meal with 9others in the CitizenM Hotel, Tower of London, London.
A good meal with 9others last night at Ziferblat in Manchester. Thanks Stuart & Josh.
9others, By Cristina Crucianu, Founder Stories, Insight, Investment, London
22nd March 2017
“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…
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.
9others, By Cristina Crucianu, London, UK
1st February 2017
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,…
But where did the algorithm come from? by Seth Godin “Just because it makes the stockholders happy in the short run doesn’t mean it’s the right choice for the people who trust you” The card I’ve carried in my notebook by @DJ44 “What’s required to cut the timeline in half?” Asking the wrong questions by @benedictevans “We didn’t make a home newspaper facsimile machine – we made computers” Peter Thiel, Trump’s Tech Pal, Explains Himself by @maureendowd “Somehow, I think Silicon Valley…
By Matthew Stafford, Insight, Weekend Reading
6th January 2017
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…
9others, By Matthew Stafford, Insight, Interview, Weekend Reading
30th December 2016
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…
By Matthew Stafford, Insight, Reading, Weekend Reading
24th December 2016
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…