Coverage of Apple's iPhone 4 Press Conference - MacRumors.com. Backstage at Apple Town Hall (via mrvideobba) Apple today is holding its iPhone 4 press conference where it is expected to address issues with the device's cellular signal reception.
The event is scheduled to kick off at Apple's Cupertino headquarters at 10:00 AM Pacific Time / 1:00 PM Eastern Time, or just about one hour from now. Apple will not be providing live video or audio coverage of the event, and thus observers will have to rely primarily on text and photo updates coming out of the event. Live Web/Twitter Coverage. A FANCY INFOGRAPHIC RÉSUMÉ PAINTS A THOUSAND WORDS.
Blog, The Ultimate 6-Week Startup Crash Course. I met another young man today who is en route to a world class MBA program to fill in the gaps in his knowledge prior to starting his life in a startup. I gave him the same metaphor I have given droves of others. If you wanted to be a world-class cyclist and told me you were going to spend the next 2 years rock climbing in Nepal, I would advise that, sure, you would probably return in shape and with stronger lungs, but you would probably be a better cyclist if you spent the next 2 years cycling. For some reason, many business guys have a Mr. Miyagi-style notion of doing something else full time for the sake of building skills prior to engaging in what you want to do directly. It worked in the Karate Kid, but it’s poor advice for entrepreneurs. Rather, I recommended he start his own company in 6 weeks instead. We talked through a concept he was batting around, which was actually quite sound, and I recommended setting specific milestones for no/no-go gate at the end of the 6 weeks.
16 Brilliant Insights From Steve Jobs Keynote Circa 1997. 16 Brilliant Insights From Steve Jobs Keynote Circa 1997 Like millions of others, I'm a big fan of Steve Jobs.
He's a genius and an exceptional communicator. I came across this old video recently of Jobs doing a keynote at the Apple WWDC in 1997 (yes, I know that was 14 years ago). Leroy Merlin passe à la sémantique. E-sens est un site de contenu depuis 2001. Il informe ses lecteurs des enjeux économiques et sociétaux du Web. Par son mode de production d’un véritable savoir Web, e-sens constitue une source d’information fiable dans le domaine de la e-communication et de la veille technologique. e-sens est une création des partenaires - participants, formateurs, invités - de nos formations : DAS en Stratégie Marketing, Communication & e-business. Skype’s Worthless Employee Stock Option Plan: Here’s Why They Did It.
Skype is being criticized for terminating employees immediately prior to the closing of the Microsoft acquisition, and people are assuming they’re doing this to keep the value of those employees stock options.
Skype’s response boils down to saying that the employees were fired because they weren’t good employees, and that the value of the stock is negligible and didn’t affect the decision making process. Ok. But it gets worse. Employees aren’t even able to keep the vested portion of their stock options. The vast majority of stock options granted to startups have a vesting period, typically four years, with chunks of those options becoming vested during that four year (or whatever) period. Skype did things differently. Here’s the relevant language in the stock option grant agreement. And here’s the letter the employee received when he was terminated: How to put a VC in the hot seat. 5 months, 45 startup lessons learned - TNW Entrepreneur.
Check Out This Beautiful Presentation About How Media Companies Can Act More Like Startups. 6 Small Business Websites To Learn From. From Craft Coffee to Fashism, these websites are models to learn from.
May 16, 2011 According to a recent report, small businesses are putting an increased focus on improving their websites this year. A Partnership Is Not a Purchase Order - Ben Gomes-Casseres - The Conversation. By Ben Gomes-Casseres | 8:36 AM May 16, 2011 This post is part of the HBR Insight Center Making Collaboration Work.
PETER THIEL: Winning Big By Betting Against Everyone. Small Business Advice from Jason Fried of Inc.com. When It Is Time To Leave Your Job. Regardless of how unhappy they are, people are always afraid to move jobs. Though the odds of success may be higher at another company, it is the uncertainty that clouds their judgment. I have seen candidates wait out an impending lay-off just to keep some glimmer of hope that it may not come. If you work hard enough and become very good at what you do, you should feel comfortable moving to another company. It’s worth the risk, if you make an educated, carefully considered decision. Damntheradio - Social Media Tools for Bands and Brands. Lessons on Going Viral - Audio & Photos. Peter Thiel Explains Why Dropping Out Is Cool.
This Man Wants To Beat LinkedIn In All The Places That Matter * The Best Ways to Answer "Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?" - Lifehacker. DITCH THE DONGLE. iCanPilot Strategy and marketing tools from top business experts. 10EQS. 10 Unusual Things I Didn’t Know About Google (also: the worst venture capital decision in history) Altucher Confidential. I made the worst decision in venture capital history in late 2000. Top 10 Ways to Rock Your Resumé. Double Irish Arrangement. The double Irish arrangement is a tax avoidance strategy that multinational corporations use to lower their corporate tax liability.
The strategy uses payments between related entities in a corporate structure to shift income from a higher-tax country to a lower-tax country. It relies on the fact that Irish tax law does not include US transfer pricing rules. Specifically, Ireland uses territorial taxation, and hence does not levy taxes on income booked at subsidiaries of Irish companies that are outside of the state. In the late 1980s, Apple Inc. was among the pioneers in creating this tax structure. Overview Typically, the company arranges for the rights to exploit intellectual property outside the United States to be owned by an offshore company.
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