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Habits of Successful People: Start Before You Feel Ready

Habits of Successful People: Start Before You Feel Ready
In 1966, a dyslexic sixteen-year-old boy dropped out of school. With the help of a friend, he started a magazine for students and made money by selling advertisements to local businesses. With only a little bit of money to get started, he ran the operation out of the crypt inside a local church. Four years later, he was looking for ways to grow his small magazine and started selling mail order records to the students who bought the magazine. The records sold well enough that he built his first record store the next year. He rented the recording studio out to local artists, including one named Mike Oldfield. Over the next decade, the young boy grew his record label by adding bands like the Sex Pistols, Culture Club, and the Rolling Stones. How I Met Sir Richard Branson Two weeks ago, I walked into a conference room in Moscow, Russia and sat down ten feet from Branson. “I was in my late twenties, so I had a business, but nobody knew who I was at the time. —Richard Branson Start Now Read Next Related:  VieStoriesBusiness development

Coca-Cola to open startup accelerators in nine countries around the world Coca-Cola has already launched accelerators in Sydney and San Francisco. When you think of Coca-Cola do startups come to mind? The beverage giant has plans for accelerator programs in nine cities including Berlin and Istanbul by the end of the year. The accelerators in Sydney and San Francisco have already launched. According to a presentation given by Coca-Cola VP of Innovation David Butler in Sydney in early August, the Mexico City program should also already be active. “About a year and a half ago, the company stepped back and said – what are we not doing in terms of innovation?” The details so far are pretty vague – deliberately so, as it’s still an experiment for the company. A Coke-branded device to make you healthy? Butler told the crowd in Sydney that two broad areas of interest will be well being and distribution but the specifics will depend on each city and country. It’s not the first foray for Coca-Cola into the world of startups. Photo credit: sge Via Venture Beat

Gab Roy, FUCK YOU y’é drole bon. | le web-jeu Gab Roy est un humoriste ( pour ceux qui vont sur internet une fois tout les siècle ) de l’internet qui est probablement un des vloggeurs les plus connu au Québec. Son humour est très deuxième dégrée et ca parfois les matantes sont trop conne pour le comprendre. Pourquoi parler d’un gars déja connu vous me direz ? Eh bin, il sait passé quelque chose ces dernières heures qui on suscité grandement mon intérêt. Le billet a été vu plus de 100 000 fois fesant le tour de la province assez vite. Attention Mario Benjamin rajoute sont grain de sel : Mario, Mario, Mario, Mario. Juste avant, parce que vous avez l’air sur de vouloir le lire, un petit test juste pour vous : Est-ce que tu pense que Mike Ward fais de l’humour trash ? Si ta répondu oui DÉCALISSE =============================================> Oublie pas la : Chère Mariloup, Commençons par mettre ceci au clair: je n’ai jamais aimé Guillaume. Flip-flap-flip-flap-flip-flap-PING!!! Assez parlé de lui. Émoustillée?

The "Chosen Ones" Choose Themselves In 1994, a young woman asked for an order of restraint against her husband and filed for divorce. With no job and little money to live on, she signed up for welfare benefits so that she could afford to care for her baby daughter. The woman’s mother had died a few years prior. She had a rocky relationship with her father and they hadn’t spoken in years. Years later, she would refer to herself as “the biggest failure I knew.” However, during the five years that followed her divorce, this woman would battle through fear and depression and go from living on welfare to becoming a multi-millionaire. The woman’s name was Joanne, but the world would come to know her as J.K. The Rise of J.K. J.K. Rowling’s success is even more astounding when you consider her backstory. There are many pieces of the puzzle, of course, but here is one factor that I believe made a huge impact on her success: When bad things happened in her life, Rowling saw it as her responsibility to do something about it.

8 Tips for Successful Business Development This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business. Many founders and CEOs come asking, “we need to hire a biz dev person, do you know anyone?” Few roles have more varied job descriptions than business development. It’s no wonder why it is hard to figure out who to hire, what this person should do and how to measure success. Read below for tips on successful business development for startups, including how to avoid many of the typical frustrations with business development. 1. A person with deep industry knowledge and strong network ready to “do deals” can turn into a disaster if it is too early in a company’s product lifecycle. Scouting: The earliest stage of a company. 2. In general, business development will identify and create partnerships that enable leverage for driving revenue, distribution or that enhance the product. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Eric Grafstrom

Atul Gawande: How Do Good Ideas Spread? Why do some innovations spread so swiftly and others so slowly? Consider the very different trajectories of surgical anesthesia and antiseptics, both of which were discovered in the nineteenth century. The first public demonstration of anesthesia was in 1846. The Boston surgeon Henry Jacob Bigelow was approached by a local dentist named William Morton, who insisted that he had found a gas that could render patients insensible to the pain of surgery. That was a dramatic claim. In those days, even a minor tooth extraction was excruciating. On October 16, 1846, at Massachusetts General Hospital, Morton administered his gas through an inhaler in the mouth of a young man undergoing the excision of a tumor in his jaw. Four weeks later, on November 18th, Bigelow published his report on the discovery of “insensibility produced by inhalation” in the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal. There were forces of resistance, to be sure. Sepsis—infection—was the other great scourge of surgery.

Gab Roy, l'humour et les médias Ce qui se passe, c'est pas juste Gab Roy, c'est qu'il y a une partie de la population qui n'est pas représentée par les médias. Sarah Silverman est une humoriste américaine que j’aime bien. Avant sa naissance, ses parents ont eu un enfant. Plusieurs années plus tard, toute la petite famille est dans la voiture et la grand-mère dit : « Attachez-vous les enfants! - Oui, on ne voudrait pas finir comme Jeffrey! Silverman dit que c’est la première fois de sa vie que « she bombed », ce qui veut dire, pour un humoriste, faire une joke et être accueilli par rien. J’ai ri à cette joke. L’humour, c’est de la création. Dimanche soir à Tout le monde en parle, ce que j’ai regretté, c’est que c’est ça qu’on a perdu de vue. De un, on a un combat réel, des femmes violentées et des homosexuels et de deux, on a un gars qui essaie de faire rire en récupérant les clichés et l’inconscient collectif pour en faire des jokes selon son regard. Et cette partie tente de se faire entendre.

When Hell Froze Over – in the Harvard Business Review “I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.” Groucho Marx In my 21 years as an entrepreneur, I would come up for air once a month to religiously read the Harvard Business Review. It was not only my secret weapon in thinking about new startup strategies, it also gave me a view of the management issues my customers were dealing with. Through HBR I discovered the work of Peter Drucker and first read about management by objective. I learned about Michael Porters’s five forces. For decades this revered business magazine described management techniques that were developed in and were for large corporations – offering more efficient and creative ways to execute existing business models. To fill this gap I wrote The Four Steps to the Epiphany, a book about the Customer Development process and how it changes the way startups are built. I’m proud to be called the “father” of the Lean Startup Movement. Then go do it. Listen to the post here Audio Player or download the podcast here

This Little Sticker Works Like an Anti-Mosquito Force Field | Wired Design The Kite Patch is a little square sticker that emits a cloak of chemical compounds that block a mosquito's ability to sense humans. Image: ieCrowd The idea is to make humans "invisible" to mosquitos. Image: ieCrowd The sticker is small enough to be unobtrusive to the people who wear it. Image: ieCrowd Olfactor Laboratories developed non-toxic compounds that work against mosquitoes' long-range abilities to detect humans through CO2, as well as dampening the bug’s short-range ability to sense us from our basic human odors. Image: Olfactor Laboratories A scientist testing the chemical compounds. Image: Olfactor Laboratories Without the compounds. The Kite Patch is a little square sticker that emits a cloak of chemical compounds that block a mosquito's ability to sense humans. Mosquitos were born to bite us, and aside from lighting worthless tiki candles, haplessly swatting them away, or resorting to spraying toxic DEET all over ourselves, there’s really not a whole lot we can do about it.

Une vidéo par jour en janvier (bilan à la moitié) | Solange te parle Il y a de la fatigue et aussi l’urgence de mes autres activités (le montage de "Solange et les vivants" et la nouvelle saison de "Solange pénètre ta vie intime"), mais je tiens encore. Merci (ému, gros) de vos messages d’encouragement qui me font chaud au cœur suite à la dernière fois où je me suis trop épanchée. J’essaie de prendre de la distance avec les réseaux, mais c’est dur. Je souffre de l’incompréhension du dehors, même si je sais rationaliser ; et j’ai ce cruel besoin d’envisager la réception des choses. Cet exercice quotidien réveille parmi vous les petits "inspecteurs de collège" et autres "contrôleurs de qualité" qui ne manquent pas de signaler que "le niveau baisse" ou que "je ne me suis pas foulée" ou que "telle chose vaut mieux que telle autre", etc. J’ai mal de ces certitudes à l’égard de mes objets, et ça me rend sombre. Il m’apparaît de plus en plus clair que la résolution portera des fruits. Le 9e jour, je croule sous le travail pour la radio.