PK RasampostedI am about to embark on a challenge #30K#30days (1000 words per day for 30 days) - To all my writers, bloggers, authors - I am looking for a simple tool that I can use to capture my words daily (any where, any device, any time) -- What tool do you use currently &/or would suggest I check out?! Thank You!
Bala KamallakharanpostedAre you building a culture of Missionaries or Mercenaries. One endures the other does not. Listen to Brian Chesky of Airbnb talk about building a great team culture. http://startupiceland.com/2014/10/25/missionary-vs-mercenary/
Bala KamallakharanpostedWatched Marc Andreessen talk about what makes them invest in founders, it is quite simple... Be So Good at what you do that no one can ignore you. http://startupiceland.com/2014/10/22/be-so-good-that-no-one-can-ignore-you/
If anyone understands the concept of first-mover advantage, it’s venture capitalists. With this week’s announcement that it’s setting up an office in Waterloo Region, iNovia Capital hopes to take full advantage of being the first mover among VC firms in our large-and-growing startup community. Given the competitive nature of investment, it’s unlikely iNovia will be […]
Bala KamallakharanpostedWhat is the most contrarian thing you have done? In my case it was convincing my partners and myself to invest in Iceland in 2009. Being contrarian is hard, the reason it is hard is due to how our society works. http://startupiceland.com/2014/10/21/contrarian-thinking/
Bala KamallakharanpostedEverything starts inside out. I have created a reference to a list of books, this is by no measure an exhaustive list but it has helped me a lot. What books are you reading? http://startupiceland.com/2014/10/20/everything-starts-inside-out/
Bala KamallakharanpostedAre you doing things that feels like will not scale? welcome to the perfect startup world. All successful startups start with that conundrum. The key is to look past that and focus on building the customer engagement and traction. http://startupiceland.com/2014/10/17/do-things-that-dont-scale/
Bala KamallakharanpostedHilarious talk by Ben Chestnut, the founder and CEO of MailChimp on building a creative team and Leadership. The secret ironically is not that obvious. http://startupiceland.com/2014/10/16/embrace-the-chaos/
Antonio RossipostedBiocentric Game reports measurements of the effects of the interaction among Consciousness and physical processes, and utilizes this process as a precise instrument to rapidly and accurately feed back information to the user. The simulation is rich of archetypes inspired by the traditions of the videogames, the links driving the player towards influencing the target are already put in place since the beginning, they are the foundation of the process. In our intentions, the consciousness of the user (if he has experience with videogames) can't avoid to provide the effect.
In Biocentric Game you play with cellular automata, called “Emoticells” because they are able to show their mood, in a fast paced and dynamic environment.
The fascinating part is that their mood might be influenced by your Consciousness.
Bala KamallakharanpostedBuilding great products and companies starts with empathy for your first customer or user. If you cannot build that emotional connection to the one there is no way you are going to grow your customer to millions. The road to million customers starts with the 1. Kevin Hale the founder of Wufoo and Partner at Y Combinator gave the 7th lecture, IMHO this was by far the best lecture in the series. Watch it, learn it, do it... you can thank me later! http://startupiceland.com/2014/10/15/how-much-do-you-care-about-your-customers/
Bala KamallakharanpostedAll companies have a secret sauce, exciting times given all the developments in technologies like blockchain and mesh networks http://startupiceland.com/2014/10/14/secrets-in-blockchain-and-mesh-networks/
Bala KamallakharanpostedPower Law governs everything in our world but it is difficult to understand. Here is a simple way to think about Power Law, think about the Rule of 72, a simple trick to find out the time it takes to double your investment. You just need to divide 72 by the rate of return approximately you get the number of years i.e if an investment gives you 12% return then it will take 6 years to double your money (i.e 72/12). http://startupiceland.com/2014/10/13/why-is-power-laws-difficult-to-understand/