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5 Tips on Managing Virtual Teams

At first sight, it appears that hot air balloons and virtual teams have a lot in common – you see them on a distance, have a feeling that you not really control them and that they may fail any minute. The good news is that it only appears so. If properly managed, the virtual teams can save costs and boost productivity.   Here are five tips that will help you achieve great results:   Know your teams   Usually the management of virtual teams goes hand in hand...

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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...