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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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Silicon Valley Trends by Loic Le Meur

With the 2013 edition of LeWeb approaching, Loic Le Meur, co-founder of the Conference, released a presentation of some of the latest trends that will be discussed in Paris, Dec 10-12, 2013. Full programme here including 150 speakers to cover these fascinating trends. Promising!

The next 10 years:

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What Can Your Business do in 140 characters?

I recently attended a workshop where we were asked to create a company’s elevator pitch in 140 characters.

Who? How? Purpose? Benefits? Uniqueness?

Storytelling in 140 characters. So powerful.

Twitter just released a beautiful video on what a business can do in 140 characters. For more input and advice, check the the Twitter for Business website full of resources.

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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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