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Startup Reykjavik - Investor Day 2014

Startup Reykjavik – Investor Day 2014

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SuiteMe Founder Emile telling the story of finding his perfect wedding suite and his challenges

Really impressed with the teams of 2014 batch of Startup Reykjavik. There were interesting companies, from making Protein Bars from Insects to Virtual Reality Desktop platforms. What really impresses me is the fact that we have come such a long way from 2008. The event was hosted in Arion Bank‘s…

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SWIFT is the new Kodak

SWIFT is the new Kodak

Have you tried sending money from your bank to another bank? chances are you use something called SWIFT, which stands for The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication. Yeah, I know who uses Telecommunication as a word anymore? Anyways, this is an organization owned by the members who use it, about 10,500 financial institutions use this protocol to make money transfer. The guts…

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End Poverty

poverty-quotes-1I need to thank Siggi with Viking Entrepreneurs Podcast for first, interviewing me about my journey so far and also for helping me with the new look and feel of StartupIceland.com website, blog and Community Platform. If you have not signed up you really should we are going to be talking about everything from building companies to connecting a community of entrepreneurs in Iceland. Coming back to…

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Zero to One

Zero to OneI am looking forward to the book by Peter Thiel with the above title. Here is a brief description for the book:

Every moment in business happens only once.

The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. And the next Mark Zuckerberg won’t create a social network. If you are copying these guys, you aren’t learning from them.

It…

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#YouCanLearnAnything

This blog is motivated by an article that I read written by Sal Khan of Khan Academy. The summary of that article is that our brain and our capacity to learn grows when we struggle with a problem or a subject. Interestingly, when we encourage kids to struggle through problems, they get better at learning rather than praising them for things they already find easy. Subconsciously, this is one of…

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