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  • posted Startup Reykjavik Investor Day was a blast, I believe all the teams are investible... there I said it, what we really need to be doing in Iceland is writing $50k to $100k checks for each of these teams and see the magic happen. Read more for why I believe that picking winners is a fools game.
  • posted The way we do online payments is being disrupted do you know who the players are? Bitcoins is not the only way this is going to happen, there are several very promising startups and technologies that are already making it easy to cheaper to do this.
  • posted A really wonderful article about writing from Adam Griffin, one of our new authors.
  • posted I have not written openly about my end game, here it is I want to END POVERTY in my lifetime. I believe it can be done and it starts with one startup community at a time. I have been experimenting and working on the building blocks in Iceland, my belief is that this model can be replicated everywhere. What do you think?
  • posted it's selfie time, lets take a selfie and discover beauties
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  • posted #YouCanLearnAnything - even running a profitable hotel in Iceland. One would think that developing and running a hotel in Iceland should be great business, but if you talk to investors/bankers you will hear a sob story how hotels in iceland have to go bankrupt 3 times before they make any money. Makes me want to ask Really? Why?
  • posted What tools and methods do you use to reconcile differences of opinion, disagreements and conflicts? Here is a good tool to enable you to do that. It is the guiding philosophy of Rotary International.
  • posted A terrific read into the sanctity of craft. Oh... and books, too. :)
    • SandyGrason I read this too. I loved this quote:

      "Giving a shit does not require capital, simply attention and humility and diligence. "Giving a shit is the best feeling you can imbue craft with. Giving a shit in book design manifests in many ways, but it manifests perhaps most in the margins."
  • posted In life everybody faces choices between doing what's popular, easy and wrong vs doing what's lonely, difficult and right. These decisions intensify when you run a company, because the consequences get magnified 1000 fold - Ben Horowitz
    Why do you want to do a Startup anyway?
  • posted Engaging holographic presentation can help your brand to grow?
  • posted The more I invest in startups, I see the true value apart from the team, it is usually the data, design and the network that is created by the startup. Growing fast is a function of metrics that track the above 3. If you are a startup and not focusing on the above 3 three then you may be in the wrong path.
  • posted People problems are the leading causes of failure in startups. Listening to Founder's Dilemma a book by Noam Wasserman. What do you think? I can say based on my limited experience this is very much the case.
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    If u need some new type of challenging and fun game this is the right thing for you.
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  • posted David Cohen shares the story of his first startup + video
  • posted Lessons from the Founders
  • posted Accelerate | Interview with Ben Uretsky, Founder of DigitalOcean (Techstars Graduate)