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Are There Red Flags Investors See in Startups? How Can You Prevent Them?
60 Views Are There Red Flags Investors See in Startups? How Can You Prevent Them? Securing investment can be the difference between success and failure. But what do investors look for, and more importantly, what deters them? Understanding the red flags that investors are wary of can help startups better position themselves for success. This article delves into these warning signs and offers actionable steps to prevent them.
Why is Building a Positive Culture Essential for Your Business?
106 Views Why is Building a Positive Culture Essential for Your Business? To succeed, it's not just about products, services, or marketing strategies. It's about people. The culture of a company plays a pivotal role in determining its success or failure. But why is culture so important? And how can businesses cultivate a positive culture that not only attracts star employees but also propels the company forward? This article delves into the significance of culture and provides actionable insights on fostering a culture that can help build your team—and your business.
Are You Asking the Right Questions for Your Startup?
98 Views Are You Asking the Right Questions for Your Startup? Starting a new business is an exciting journey, but it's also filled with challenges. One of the best ways to navigate these challenges is by asking the right questions. These questions not only help you understand your startup's position but also guide your future decisions. Let's delve into these essential questions every startup should consider.
Grubhub's Big Shift and What It Signals for Food Delivery's Future
56 Views Grubhub's Big Shift and What It Signals for Food Delivery's Future Why are giants like Grubhub, Zomato, and DoorDash streamlining their workforce? As the pandemic's impact fades, the food delivery landscape is shifting. Discover how these changes might redefine the industry's future. Dive in to learn
The Dark Side of Venture Capital: Five Scams to Watch Out For
754 Views The Dark Side of Venture Capital: Five Scams to Watch Out For Demystifying the complex world of Venture Capital Scams, this article unveils five cunning strategies used by fraudsters. It offers valuable insights into spotting red flags and protecting your investments, supplemented with real-world scam examples. An essential read for any aspiring investor.
10 Signs You are a Successful Entrepreneur
298 Views 10 Signs You are a Successful Entrepreneur The mark of success isn't just in the figures, but also the traits that build sustainable enterprises. Discover the 10 signs of a successful entrepreneur.
Chasing the American Dream on European Grounds
216 Views Chasing the American Dream on European Grounds The American Dream—the emblematic emblem of the U.S., a siren call of prosperity, has long since mesmerized the masses.

Now, let’s perform a thought experiment. Can this American Dream find a home on European soil? Let’s traverse real-world examples, detours and bridges on this unique journey.
Harnessing the Power of ChatGPT for Business Competitive Advantage: A Comprehensive Guide
329 Views Harnessing the Power of ChatGPT for Business Competitive Advantage: A Comprehensive Guide In a rapidly evolving digital age, leveraging technology is no longer an option but a necessity for businesses.

Advanced AI models, like OpenAI's ChatGPT, offer unique capabilities that can be employed to enhance customer experience, streamline operations, and gain a significant advantage over competitors.
A Better Way of Conducting Meetings in a Tech Company
343 Views A Better Way of Conducting Meetings in a Tech Company Meetings are an integral part of any tech company’s workflow. However, too often, they can become unproductive due to people talking over each other or not listening to others. To solve this issue, we propose a new meeting template that encourages active participation and constructive dialogue.
The Power of Content Marketing for SaaS Startups: Penetrating the Market
412 Views The Power of Content Marketing for SaaS Startups: Penetrating the Market Unlock the potential of content marketing for SaaS startups to achieve market penetration and growth
The Power of Storytelling in Boosting Online Sales
326 Views The Power of Storytelling in Boosting Online Sales Storytelling can help e-commerce businesses create emotional connections with customers and increase sales. Learn how to incorporate it into your strategy with practical tips in our latest article.
Succeeding Alone: Debunking Entrepreneurial Networking Myth
376 Views Succeeding Alone: Debunking Entrepreneurial Networking Myth Entrepreneurs are advised to network, but is it vital? Dell, Zuckerberg & Musk disprove this myth, building empires by hiring talent. Uncover the advantages of recruiting the right team in this article.
How to recognize and manage positive conflict in the workplace for growth and innovation
441 Views How to recognize and manage positive conflict in the workplace for growth and innovation Conflict is a part of every workplace, but positive conflict can lead to growth and innovation. Let's explore how to recognize and manage positive conflict to avoid potential negative consequences.
How to avoid startup amnesia?
382 Views How to avoid startup amnesia? Startup amnesia refers to the tendency to forget or overlook important lessons learned during the early stages of building a startup.

This can happen when a company experiences significant growth or success and the founders and employees become complacent, thinking that they have everything figured out.
How Startups Can Succeed, Adler's Angle
905 Views How Startups Can Succeed, Adler's Angle The success of your startup depends on your ability to develop a healthy balance of social interest, a healthy sense of inferiority, and a positive sense of superiority.
Incubators Uncovered: The Comprehensive Guide to Advantages and Disadvantages
710 Views Incubators Uncovered: The Comprehensive Guide to Advantages and Disadvantages Looking to understand the pros and cons of business incubators? Dive into our detailed exploration of incubator advantages and disadvantages to make an informed decision for your startup. Don't miss out!
How to score more investors for your startup
490 Views How to score more investors for your startup There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the steps to score more investors will vary depending on the company, industry, and market. However, here are some general tips that could help you attract more investors
Scam Techniques by VCs Explained
833 Views Scam Techniques by VCs Explained It's important to be aware of the potential for unethical behaviour in any industry, and to do your due diligence when working with any individual or firm.
The 10.000-hour rule to become an expert debunked
676 Views The 10.000-hour rule to become an expert debunked The "10,000 Hour Rule" is a popular idea that originated from the book "Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell, where he suggests that it takes approximately 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to become an expert in a particular field.
What Is Vital To Attract Your Initial Customers For Your Startup?
637 Views What Is Vital To Attract Your Initial Customers For Your Startup? Acquiring the first customers for a startup can be challenging for several reasons, including lack of brand recognition, competition, and limited resources. Let's dive in what is really important to get started acquiring customers?
The Truth About the "Fail Fast Mantra"
795 Views The Truth About the "Fail Fast Mantra" The Fail Fast Mantra approach enables startups to pivot, adjust, or abandon projects early on, rather than investing heavily in a flawed idea and potentially incurring significant losses.
How to become an expert in your industry by linking from any website to you
1,044 Views How to become an expert in your industry by linking from any website to you What if I tell you I found a simple solution to post more high-quality content without writing anything, using your competitors'/other creators' work legally. This sounds too good to be true? Let me explain.
How Bitcoin Fails to Solve Inflation Issues: A Comprehensive Analysis
907 Views How Bitcoin Fails to Solve Inflation Issues: A Comprehensive Analysis Bitcoin has been hailed as an inflation solution, but it's not a panacea. This article dives into its limitations and presents a balanced perspective.
Top 10 Richest People in Europe 2021
9,076 Views Top 10 Richest People in Europe 2021 Now Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos isn't the richest person in the world anymore, beaten by a French citizen Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH.

Who are the other billionaires in Europe, the old continent and are there any women?

Follow me with a quick top 10 of the wealthiest people in Europe, who they are, where they live, and what they do.
Local Businesses are killing themselves, not Amazon ●● Controversial?!
1,609 Views Local Businesses are killing themselves, not Amazon ●● Controversial?! When we talk about this subject, most of the articles explain how giant Amazon is, the pro and cons of working with Amazon as a local shop.

Today I want to bring you another point of view, the one where local businesses are doing wrong and why they should change their mindset.
The Importance of Storytelling in Online Sales + Solution
1,807 Views The Importance of Storytelling in Online Sales + Solution Some people are convinced they can't sell a new product. Then, the next day, another person does just that.

Let's discuss the 5 reasons why Storytelling in sales is important and I will explain how you can use Storytelling online.
A True Story:The Tale of VC Scams: When the Predators Become the Prey
3,910 Views A True Story:The Tale of VC Scams: When the Predators Become the Prey A first-hand account of a near-miss with a deceptive VC scam, this article provides valuable insights to help you navigate the venture capital world. Learn to spot red flags, understand the importance of due diligence, and safeguard your startup from fraudulent schemes.
YouTube Editor - Loosing Watch Hours
1,501 Views YouTube Editor - Loosing Watch Hours Many channels on YouTube explains how to get more views, and one of the idea is to use YouTube Editor to cut or trim your video. The reason behind not to have "drops" in the users retention. Before you start using this, be sure you understand the impact.
67% of Europeans want to get inspired while shopping online.
1,743 Views 67% of Europeans want to get inspired while shopping online. New research by iPaper and Epinion, interviewing 6.000 shoppers, showed that 67% of Europeans want to get inspired while shopping online.
6 Types of Ecommerce Fraud & How to Fight Them
1,740 Views 6 Types of Ecommerce Fraud & How to Fight Them Ecommerce fraud takes many forms, every eCommerce business should protect themselves & their customers Today I will explain 6 eCommerce frauds and how to prevent them
Will Amazon use this loophole in the new G7 tax deal?
1,490 Views Will Amazon use this loophole in the new G7 tax deal? Last weekend, the finance ministers of the G7, reached a historic agreement on a minimum tax rate for multinationals.

What is written in the little lines of the G7 tax deal?
Should Businesses Accept Bitcoin? 6 Myths Debunked
3,349 Views Should Businesses Accept Bitcoin? 6 Myths Debunked The hype around Crypto is not slowing down. Elon Musk, who announced first a considerable stake in buying Bitcoin, then announced Tesla would accept Bitcoin as payment and a few weeks after that, he announced they stop accepting Bitcoin as payment due to environmental concerns.

Meanwhile, Bitcoin grew up to 60.000 dollars, to fall back to under 50.000 dollars.

The questions came up, should other businesses accept Bitcoin or other "to the moon" coins?
Which eCommerce Marketing Tools to use? ●● In a profitable way!
1,454 Views Which eCommerce Marketing Tools to use? ●● In a profitable way! Trying to get a handle on all the latest marketing technologies is beyond most local brand and shops, but are necessary to survive in the future.
Jack Dorsey Beginnings in 1 minute
1,704 Views Jack Dorsey Beginnings in 1 minute How did Jack Dorsey start his success?

Part of a series of short 1-minute documentaries on successful entrepreneurs or companies
How to add a Shop Now Button to Your YouTube Channel
4,719 Views How to add a Shop Now Button to Your YouTube Channel YouTube announced the Merchant Shelf - YouTube Store, but it is probably not for you!

Let's discuss the 2 issues and a solution you can start using instantly
The Future Of Shopping - eCommerce Series
2,065 Views The Future Of Shopping - eCommerce Series New research by Alix Partners shows that 43% of shoppers want to buy less in the future. And if they shop, it will be more online.

The report also showed that younger people age between 18 to 24, in all the researched countries, are concerned about mental health.

Let's dive deeper into these 2 findings and how they are related to each other
Get More YouTube Subscribers? (Easy with watermark)
1,576 Views Get More YouTube Subscribers? (Easy with watermark) To maximize organic search on YouTube, the second-largest website in the world, getting more free YouTube subscribers is the way to go.

Easier said than done? There are many techniques available, but did you implement this one?
Oprah Winfrey Beginnings in 1 minute
1,793 Views Oprah Winfrey Beginnings in 1 minute How did Oprah Winfrey started her success?

Part of a series of short 1-minute documentaries on successful entrepreneurs or companies
Elon Musk Beginnings in 1 minute
2,050 Views Elon Musk Beginnings in 1 minute How did Elon Musk started his success?

Part of a series of short 1-minute documentaries on successful entrepreneurs or companies
Bill Gates Beginnings in 1 minute
1,887 Views Bill Gates Beginnings in 1 minute How did Bill Gates started his success?

Part of a series of short 1-minute documentaries on successful entrepreneurs or companies
The Surprisingly Simple Ways to Reach Big Goals
2,157 Views The Surprisingly Simple Ways to Reach Big Goals Often we are told to dream big, the sky is the limit, and nothing is impossible.

While this is excellent and lovely advice to set those big goals to make you (and your surroundings) happier and healthier, how to reach those goals is often less clear.

Does a simple and accessible framework for success based on scientifically tested steps exist?
Coffee with the Camorra? (Italian Mafia)
2,920 Views Coffee with the Camorra? (Italian Mafia) On a Tuesday, In the late afternoon, I got a phone call. Frederik, come stai, let's have a coffee tomorrow morning.

I replied to Dario and Mario that I need to take my flight to Brussel as I can't miss my connecting flight to Miami.

No worries Frederik, we want to have a coffee with you, as friends, discussing the good life.

...You got our word, they told me.
The Secret To Let Millennials Buy From Your Brand
2,262 Views The Secret To Let Millennials Buy From Your Brand Businesses that don't market to Millennials, probably it will be their last mistake they make. Not marketing towards Millennials equals missing a key piece of the market.

And I can go even further; understanding Millennials not about young people; it is about understanding the future. If you do, you will leave behind your competitors who don't

In this episode, I will talk about 3 solutions any business can implement instantly and that works
Should I Become an Entrepreneur? + 4 Myths Debunked
1,972 Views Should I Become an Entrepreneur? + 4 Myths Debunked I am lucky to have asked by Shirah to talk to her students at EPFL about entrepreneurship. From the students, I always get the question if they should become an entrepreneur or make a career as an employee.

Not only from the students, but I also get this question from the network around me—people who are bored in their job, and thinking of changing their lives.
9 Errors Businesses Make With Gift Cards
2,365 Views 9 Errors Businesses Make With Gift Cards Gift cards have emerged as an indispensable tool for businesses to stimulate sales, build customer loyalty, and generate brand recognition. However, there are common mistakes that businesses often commit, jeopardizing the potential of this marketing strategy.
Narcissist on the work floor and how to deal with it
2,910 Views Narcissist on the work floor and how to deal with it Tonight; I want to bring up a more serious topic, that many organization have problems with, but have no easy way to detect or even stop it. I am talking about Narcissists on the work floor.
Fail Fast Mantra Debunked
4,478 Views Fail Fast Mantra Debunked Part of the folklore about successful entrepreneurs is that they succeeded because they first failed. We, entrepreneurs, are told to "Fail fast", you'll learn valuable lessons that will help you in your next venture.

Where is this idea come from? Does it come from athletics where we rehearse and rehearse movements, practice over time, resulting in what appears as an almost effortless success?
Grow your Business With Web Stories
1,784 Views Grow your Business With Web Stories Marketing is no longer about the stuff that you make, but about the stories you tell. - Seth Godin
Impact of Language on Your Success - Interview
2,204 Views Impact of Language on Your Success - Interview I'm interested in finding out how important language is in business today. Does not being fluent in a language block your future success or not?

How does the way our voice sounds affect our success? And if yes, how can we overcome this?

An interview with Leonilda Renaldo
The Path To Overnight Success
3,362 Views The Path To Overnight Success What is the link between Maurizo Cattelan, the artist who duck-taped a banana on a wall, and sold it for $120.000 and Jeff Bezos, owner of Amazon?

In their beginnings, neither Maurizo Cattelan, Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma and myself were not taken seriously about our goals and projects Jack Ma has been refused 30x times applying for a job. Nobody believed in Jeff Bezos giving up his high paid wall-street job.
#1 Social Selling Tool Explained
3,317 Views #1 Social Selling Tool Explained If your business doesn't already have gift cards in its arsenal, it's time to start.

Not only are gift cards a common gift for birthdays, holidays, and other celebrations such as graduations, but they're also the most requested gift, according to the National Retail Federation.

Gift cards offer significant benefits for business owners too.
Why Do Bankers Need A Coach? Interview
2,637 Views Why Do Bankers Need A Coach? Interview We all know about people who take a personal coach when they want a career change or a sports coach. But when it comes to bankers, well I was surprised. For me, bankers aren't the first group of people that comes into my mind that needs a coach.
Using Dating Techniques To Close Sales
2,796 Views Using Dating Techniques To Close Sales Have you ever tried to walk into a bar, go straight to a person you are attracted too and ask her or him to have sex with you? I recommend you not to try it, as you will get 100% smashed in your face.

It is the same as selling your products and services. How many times do you see people on LinkedIn, trying to connect, send you a message selling their services?
I Hacked My Brain & Stay Focused up to 6h
2,094 Views I Hacked My Brain & Stay Focused up to 6h You probably heard about the idea we use only 10% of our brain? What if we can unlock 100% of our mind? Did you?

I will debunk this idea immediately. It's a myth. Fake news in words of today. We use our brain for 100%. You can find research online about these facts on Wikipedia and TedX talks.
My Error Has Beaten The Google Algorythm
2,710 Views My Error Has Beaten The Google Algorythm We all want high rankings on Google; we all want our business on Page 1 of the search results. This article/podcast/video will be relatively short, as I will explain to you about a grave mistake I made but gave me a big win in the end.
The Science Of Crazy Ideas
2,103 Views The Science Of Crazy Ideas Let me introduce you into the science of crazy ideas, and how it creates a new way of thinking about your business, your organisation, the world around us. You will see how small changes in structure, rather than culture, can transform the behaviour of groups, the same way a slight change in temperature can turn ice to flowing water.
Robots Making 1MM/month
1,990 Views Robots Making 1MM/month How do you feel about the idea a company makes 1 million per month, and no staff is on the payroll, only robots? When I asked this during my speeches, I get answers like terrible, fraud etc.
Dinner With The Japanese Mafia Yakuza + What I Learned
4,149 Views Dinner With The Japanese Mafia Yakuza + What I Learned The phone rings in my office. I picked up; the Sales VP asked me to come to his office as our Japanese partners arrived to greet them. I was not prepared. I was in jeans and a t-shirt as we had to install a lot of computers for the new shops. Anyway, I went down.
Debunking the Myth of Brand Purpose: Separating Fact from Fiction
2,367 Views Debunking the Myth of Brand Purpose: Separating Fact from Fiction Discover the truth behind the notion that brands with a purpose perform better than those without one. Join me as we explore whether this widely promoted idea holds up to the data.