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Digital Nomads and the Remote Work Revolution

What will the world look like in 2030? According to business mogul and SpaceX founder Elon Musk we may be travelling into space. However if that seems too unrealistic his high speed "Hyperloop" transportation system is well on its way and could take you between locations in 45 minutes that currently take hours. Then there's air travel which is expected to get significantly faster and significantly cheaper.   Cheaper and faster is also something that we can expect from th...

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Startup on a Shoe String

While everyone is talking about the successful startups, there is hardly any data available about the failed ones. CBInsights recently published their updated startup failure post-mortem list with 34 new startup failure post-mortems from 2015. The reasons for the demise of these 34 startups are incredibly varied ranging from patent trolls (Ordr.in) to running out of money (Zirtual) to not gaining enough traction (Nebula, Circa) to suffering a Slack attack (Kato).   Zirtual is...

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What Asia and Facebook’s Free Internet Project Have in Common?

Nepal. Days before the earthquake in April 2015. Buildings that could hardly survive an earthquake and the kindest people I have ever met. Just five days later it was all history. Nepal was in ruins and thousands were reported dead or missing. The world watched the terrifying videos over and over again, and donated. Now, a few months later, the world is already silent. The donations have most probably been utilized and the tourists are reluctant to visit Nepal. It will take years for t...

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GREECE: Crowdfunding versus Jobs

  The world is living in interesting times. Greek people voted ‘’no’’ for bailout and the world came to Greece’s rescue through crowdfunding for the price of a feta salad. Greece Bailout Fund Campaign has been initiated on Indiegogo by Thom Feeney, a UK marketer who was tired of watching politicians debate their way to an agreement. The campaign received an incredible support and over 72,000 backers – the most in Indiegogo history – from 167...

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Digital Nomad for a Year

You don’t expect a senior executive to become a digital nomad for a year, do you? Well, many executives do so and I am not an exception. A year ago I completed a challenging and rewarding project for Coca Cola Enterprises, got admitted into Oxford University and had an idea for a new business model that could help improve the wellbeing of lots of people all over the world. All three made my choice easy as the digital nomad lifestyle was a perfect fit for someone who needs time to st...