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It's a Shareable Life - A Practical Guide to Sharing Economy by Chelsea Rustrum Time Magazine dubbed the Collaborative Consumption one of the top 10 ideas that will change the world. The three co-authors (Chelsea, Gabriel and Alex) of It's a Shareable Life have cumulatively hosted over 100 people on Couchsurfing, earned over $50,000 on Airbnb, coworked from all over the world, and made hundreds of dollars per month sharing their cars – just to name a few. With their hands on experience and observations, this trio will give you the low down on the new sharing economy. - Work from anywhere - Travel the world on a backpacker budget- Live rent free- Find work even in a down economy- Have a new car for every occasion Chelsea, Gabriel and Alex spent the last 12 months researching, filming and writing about the new sharing economy from all angles. We wrote this book from the user perspective with tons of how-tos, case studies and tips and tricks. Now we’re in the process of self-publishing and we need your help. How about an awesome t-shirt your friends will be jealous of?

Principales medios de comunicación especializados en emprendedores Los medios de comunicación son uno de los canales de difusión principales para que emprendedores y startups puedan dar a conocer sus proyectos e iniciativas empresariales. Es por ello que el diario El Referente ha realizado un reportaje sobre el ecosistema español de los principales medios de comunicación (radio, televisión, y prensa escrita y digital) que tratan de impulsar a dichos emprendedores a través de diferentes iniciativas periodísticas… Si eres emprendedor y estás buscando cómo mejorar tu presencia en medios, aquí tienes un listado actualizado de medios con los que poder contactar para que se hagan eco de tu iniciativa emprendedora. Más de 45 medios de comunicación enfocados en emprendedores, a tener en cuenta a la hora de planificar tu campaña de comunicación. También es de obligada lectura Loogic uno de los primeros blogs especializados en emprendedores lanzado por Javier Martín, fundador de Smart Money. Territorio Pyme. Impulsamos. Emprendedores 2020. La revista Capital.

3 Key Leadership Tips From Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Twitter CEO Dick Costolo took the stage at TechCrunch's Disrupt event Monday afternoon, but he didn't talk about his own company. In fact, Costolo didn't even mention Twitter during his brief stint on stage. Instead, the former entrepreneur and one-time Google employee shared leadership advice with the audience, which is appropriate considering he may soon lead his own company through an IPO. Costolo presented the audience with a short but passionate speech on how to lead, particularly in a startup environment where leadership roles may not be well defined. "If you don't deal with [leadership roles], dysfunction becomes embedded in your company," he said.

Bitcoins, ¿tiene futuro o es el futuro? — Partido de la Red No hay dudas que Internet revoluciona todo lo que toca. Con la creación de esta moneda virtual, ahora le tocó el turno al sistema monetario. Empecemos por aclarar que los Bitcoins son una moneda virtual que todo el mundo puede comprar y vender fácilmente, sin ningún tipo de restricción, como aquellas a las cuáles nos tiene acostumbrado el sistema financiero en general. El otro punto a destacar de esta moneda virtual, creada por Satoshi Nakamoto allá por el año 2009, es otra propiedad opuesta a las tradicionales monedas estatales: es finita. Cabe aclarar que no soy programadora, ni codifico, ni sé cómo “minar” Bitcoins; por ello me quiero centrar, como economista que soy, en el debate acerca si esta moneda tiene futuro o no. Todo este debate que se generó en torno a esta moneda virtual me lleva a pensar que esta bueno el intento de romper estructuras dadas que nadie pone en duda, y a abrir la mente a nuevas posibilidades que antes eran impensadas. Agustina Comelli.

10 comportamientos de la gente auténtica Ya sea que estés construyendo un negocio o una red, siempre querrás buscar a personas que sean genuinas. Después de todo, nadie quiere trabajar o pasar tiempo con alguien falso. En caso de que tengas dudas, genuino significa actual, sincero, honesto. La gente genuina actúa más o menos igual por dentro y por fuera. Desafortunadamente, es una cualidad difícil de discernir. Ser genuino es una cualidad poco común. Para ayudarte a identificar esta raza extraña, así es como la gente genuina debe comportarse: No buscan la atención. No les preocupa caerte bien. Se dan cuenta cuando los demás son falsos. Se sienten cómodos con ellos mismos. Hacen lo que dicen y dicen lo que sienten. No necesitan muchas cosas. No tienen la piel delgada. No son tan modestos u orgullosos. Son consistentes. Practican lo que predican. Estas personas se ven a sí mismas como los otros lo harían si fueran observadores objetivos.

13 Ethical Ways to Increase Your Site's Search Traffic If you have a product you're really proud of, it should speak for itself. But when it comes down to it, you still need to get customers on your website in the first place — especially if you're running an e-commerce operation. We asked a panel of 13 successful entrepreneurs to share their best advice for generating high-quality, organic search traffic to their business websites. 1. If you are a new site, it can be difficult to go after popular keywords right away. - Lawrence Watkins, Great Black Speakers 2. The longer you are in business and producing quality online content, the more likely you are to pop up in search results for all related keywords. - Alexandra Levit, Inspiration at Work 3. There are three main ingredients to a successfully optimized web page or article: your meta title, description and keywords. - Nathalie Lussier, The Website Checkup Tool 4. Keyword-embedded links are the foundation of off-page search engine optimization. - Christopher Kelly, Convene 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. - Being a Freeworlder (Press Release July 2013) Details Published: Wednesday, 10 July 2013 09:16 Written by Colin Turner Hits: 6175 Being a Freeworlder Colin Turner (a.k.a. freeworlder), believes that a world without money is possible and is about to put his 'no-money' where his mouth is to prove it. Colin, founder of the The Free World Charter movement, which outlines the base principles for a money-free society, is all set to embark on a round-the-world odyssey on this July without money, relying only on the good will of people and his own wits to get around. Irishman Colin, 44, says: “I believe that a world without money is not just possible, but preferable – and urgently necessary for humanity to progress.” He continues, “We humans are a social species. “I want to do my part to show that life beyond money is not just possible, but better. Colin, a professional guitarist and singer, will be leaving behind his music career in Dublin on the 28th of July and is looking for support from people around the world to help him on his journey.

Proyectos » Appiario 57 Startup Lessons I’ve Learned The Hard Way Editors Note: This is a guest post by Slava Akhmechet, founder of RethinkDB. You can follow him on Twitter here. There are already very good lists of startup lessons written by really talented, experienced people (here and here). People If you can’t get to ramen profitability with a team of 2 – 4 within six months to a year, something’s wrong. Fundraising If you have to give away more than 15% of the company at any given fundraising round, your company didn’t germinate correctly. Markets The best products don’t get built in a vacuum. Products Product sense is everything. Marketing Product comes first. Sales Sales fix everything. Development Development speed is everything.Minimize complexity. Company administration Don’t waste time picking office buildings, accountants, bookkeepers, janitors, furniture, hosted tools, payroll companies, etc. Personal well-being Do everything you can not to attach your self esteem to your startup (you’ll fail, but try anyway). Image Credit / Shutterstock

The Moneyless Manifesto | Mark Boyle Nail It Then Scale It Summary - The Principles and Process NISI Principles Principle 1: Entrepreneurship has Three Myths Myth 1 – The Entrepreneur Hero Myth: What does it take to be a successful entrepreneur? We all hear the same list of qualities: passion, determination and vision. But the same qualities that are heralded as traits of the successful may lead to your startup’s demise. Myth 2 – The Process Myth: What should you do if you have a great idea for a business? Myth 3 – The Money Myth: Do you think you need significant investments to start your business? Instead of focusing on what customers want, money validates your assumptions about what you think they want and gives you the green light to execute on your plan. Principle 2: The Mystery of Market-Winning Innovation Market-winning innovation happens when invention meets market insight. There are thousands of patents sitting on the shelves at universities. Principle 3: Get Outside In order to understand the world, you have to get outside. Principle 4: Fail Fast and Learn to Change

Hakkımızda Nöromarketing araştırmalarıyla tüketicinin bilinçaltına ayna tutarak pek çok pazarlama sorusunun “gerçek” yanıtlarını bulmaya çalışan ThinkNeuro, deneklerin beyin EEG’lerini çekerek belirli bir algoritmayla reklamlara, pazarlama araçlarına, sloganlara vb. verdikleri bilinçaltı tepkilerini analiz ediyor. Analizler sonucunda özellikle reklam filmleriyle ilgili “dikkat”, “duygusal etki” ve “duygusal zorlanma” verileri saniye saniye görülebiliyor ve filmin nöroskoru tespit edilebiliyor. Tüketicilere herhangi bir anket uygulanmadan veya soru sorulmadan gerçekleştirilen araştırmayla, geleneksel pazar araştırmalarında bulunan sistematik ve sistematik olmayan hatalar minimize edilmiş oluyor. ThinkNeuro’nun yönetici ortağı Dr. Yener Girişken pazarlama doktorasını ve tezini bilinçaltındaki marka algısını en etkin biçimde yansıtan marka kişiliği üzerine yazdı.

Blog do Mútuo 10 Start-up Incubators to Watch Founded in 2006, TechStars is one of the country's most prestigious incubators. Its four locations in Boston, Boulder, New York City, and Seattle, host 10 teams for three months of the year on rotation, funding each team member between $6,000 and $18,000. More than 600 teams applied last year, making TechStars one of the country's most competitive incubators. TechStars focuses on technology companies with transnational appeal, and requires a 6 percent equity stake in any new companies that are funded. Each program ends with a pitch event with venture capitalists and other investors. Since 2005, Y-Combinator has set the standard for technology incubators. Michael Gaiss, a senior vice president at Highland Capital Partners, decided in 2007 that an in-house incubator might be an ideal way for investors to acquaint themselves with next-generation entrepreneurs. DreamIt Ventures began hosting start-ups in Philadelphia in 2007.