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Jeff Bezos’ brilliant advice for anyone running a business

Washington Post Company has agreed to sell its flagship newspaper to Bezos

“I very frequently get the question: ‘What’s going to change in the next 10 years?’ And that is a very interesting question; it’s a very common one. I almost never get the question: ‘What’s not going to change in the next 10 years?’ And I submit to you that that second question is actually the more important of the two — because you can build a business strategy around the things that are stable in time. … In our retail business, we know that customers want low prices, and I know that’s going to be true 10 years from now. They want fast delivery; they want vast selection. It’s impossible to imagine a future 10 years from now where a customer comes up and says, ‘Jeff I love Amazon; I just wish the prices were a little higher,’ [or] ‘I love Amazon; I just wish you’d deliver a little more slowly.’ Impossible. And so the effort we put into those things, spinning those things up, we know the energy we put into it today will still be paying off dividends for our customers 10 years from now. When you have something that you know is true, even over the long term, you can afford to put a lot of energy into it.”
Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO.


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Ahead of the Twitter ($TWTR) IPO

As Twitter prepares to go public  on Nov 15 (source here), take a look at their latest data on finances, users growth, impact on social TV and more.

Ahead of the Twitter IPO an Infographic


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The World without mobile

Did you know that Mobile Users reach to their phone 150 times a day*?

150 times…. that makes almost 10 times per hour over a day.

Addicted? Really? I see a wealth of opportunities for marketers here 🙂

But what if there was no mobile? What if tweets were actually birds, and spams fighters?

That’s what Qualcomm have imagined and it’s hilarious!

* according to the KPCB Internet Trends 2013 report here.

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Umair Haque on the Global Economy

The Meaningful Brands study based on 56 global brands across 12 industries released this week by Havas Media highlights that the world’s most valuable companies (such as Apple) rank low on the Meaningful Brands list.

But what does “Meaningful” mean?

What is a “Meaningful brand”?

Do consumers care about brands?

Umair Haque explains why brands need to repair their relationship with consumers and give back, not give more.



Also read this article from the FT.

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BitCoin Explained

Symbol of a new collaborative mindset, Bitcoin is a currency that only exists online and isn’t controlled by any kind of central authority.

This video will help you understand the promises and risks of Bitcoin:


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Code is great, but is it enough?

Unless you’ve recently travelled to Pluton, you know how Code has taken the web by storm last week. With Zuck, Gates, Dorsey and other internet superstars as ambassadors, we’ve discovered that coding isn’t actually difficult, and if you know how to program a computer, chances are you’re likely to become a rockstar.


Tell me about the American dream.

I’ve never coded – yet I don’t feel dumber than those who know how to do so. But don’t get me wrong, I actually wish the Code initiative had been around in the 90s and it’s been long since I made plans to take classes, so I’m sure the current Code vavavoom will help. Thanks for that leaders and trendsetters.

Now if programming a computer should be taught in school, what about cooking? What about sewing? What about DIY-ing? What about giving first-aid?

These might not teach you how to think and for sure ain’t sexy. But they will teach you life. As in ‘real-life’. You know ? The every-day-kind-of-life.

Only saying…

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Entrepreneurs in 2012: losing Sleep, but not losing Hope

Based on a recent Hiscox study involving 3000 SME’s partners and owners in the US, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, France and Spain, conclusions highlight that the Entrepreneurs’ DNA is made of optimism and determination. Despite yet another year of global economic struggle, a majority of five in six countries report an increase in new customers. Backed-up with long working hours (approx. 42.8 hours a week, 51.3 hours/week for our German fellows), one of the key findings was that optimism outnumbers pessimists. There-you-go.

The power of mindset… Changing your perception will lead to changing your emotion. And if you can change your emotion, your outlook on life will shift and you will come up with new ideas and a constructive frame of mind. Optimism enables to capitalise on each possibility: it fuels success and personal growth.

Need I say more? Check the infographic below and click here to download the full DNA of an Entrepreneur Study to uncover the attitudes, values and ambitions of global entrepreneurs.
It’s energizing and inspiring 😉

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