Assorted Links by Cyber Consultant

Sound Ventures, Ashton Kutcher & Guy Oseary’s VC firm announce investment in world’s #1 local transit app – https://blog.websummit.net/sound-ventures-ashton-kutcher-guy-osearys-vc-firm-announce-investment-in-worlds-1-local-transit-app/

I’m an iOS developer, and there are two main reasons I’m giving up my Apple Watch – http://qz.com/533215/why-im-giving-up-my-apple-watch/

Premium Organic Greek Food Products from selective producers. Discover an ancient culture of wellbeing! – http://hellene.gr/product/ella/

10 Most Important Functions of WordPress SEO by Yoast – http://www.wpexplorer.com/wordpress-seo-yoast-functions/

Professional Diploma Digital & Social Media – http://digitaldiploma.knowcrunch.com/

Hellene.gr Newsletter – http://us8.campaign-archive2.com/?u=5a01bbe49a6942d83ae8637b4&id=d8b4dd812e

A free report by Cisco on Cybersecurity latest trends & issues –http://www.cisco.com/cisco/web/UK/offers/lp/2015-midyear-security-report/index.html?000938898

Six Totally Free CRM For Your Business –http://uncommonbusiness.blogspot.gr/2015/09/six-totally-free-crm-for-your-business.html

Apple Expands Music Streaming Service Into China for First Time – http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-09-30/apple-expands-music-streaming-service-into-china-for-first-time

Alumni from Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University appointed as new CEO of Ralph Lauren Corp. –http://wwd.com/fashion-news/designer-luxury/ralph-lauren-corp-appoints-stefan-larsson-ceo-10246354/

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-Stathis

The Mediterranean model of startups – Domenico Nicolò

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The Mediterranean model of start-ups work, because it is simple and consistent with our anthropological characteristics and those of the ecosystems of the South, in which institutions and markets do not function efficiently.

The guiding principle is very simple: to foster the creation of partnerships between small businesses specialized, autonomous but interconnected. A kind of collaborative economy, very different from the EU meant, too bureaucratic, it has never worked and never will work.

The enterprise is market, anarchy, freedom, not stupid bureaucracy.
The Anglo-Saxon model, applied in the South due to the systematic repayment of funds to the EU. The funds spent, then, are awarded to people who have no business experience, but they have consultants very good to write “dream books” they call business plan.

The states should not give money, but:
– Stimulate demand for Hi-tech innovative products and services;
– Encouraging meetings between entrepreneurs and established entrepreneurs;
– Provide advisory free services and assistance to startupper;
– Fight the mafia and the occult organizations that move decisions on tables other than those of democratic institutions, often called to ratify decisions already taken;
– delete laws and regulations

Southern countries may grow by exploiting their reputation and their resources: the creativity, beauty, environment, quality food products, the lifestyle, the culture, the cultural and artistic productions, fashion and design , tourism, scientific research.
In the new era, the nations will have to specialize doing what they do is taking advantage of their reputation (brand).

The Mediterranean countries must focus on the cooperation between small family businesses, independent but interconnected. It makes no sense to think of the Anglo-Saxon model of startups, venture capital, the stock markets, the exit.

These things are so simple that few people understand them.

Domenico Nicolò
http://www.startupmedlab.it/

via Zorba The Entrepreneur & Hellene Global

Starting-Up Your Business with Apostolis Aivalis

Please introduce yourself to the readers of this blog.

I am a business strategist the last 10 years. Mentoring businesses or start-ups. I focus on business strategy and growth.

skassios.com

 

Why should somebody attend the forthcoming seminars Starting-up your Business in Athens and Thessaloniki?

In this seminar you can get 6 months of business consulting in 4 hours. It is a solid course on the basics that every start-up is searching for. It will give you a great overview so you can go start your business doing the right things.
Your opinion on the Greek start-up ecosystem?
Greek start-up ecosystem is growing fast. Some people will say its a hype, I ll say most emerging industries go through the same stages. There are plenty of start-ups (many of them really growing and scaling fast), available funding, several organizations, accelerators and service providers offering help and support so now is the time to take the leap of faith and risk to transform your own idea into a business. I believe the ecosystem will get better and mature soon. It is a matter of time.
Does Greece need a new global marketing plan? Your suggestions for Greece’s revival?
Definitely YES! Greece needs a global marketing strategy. There is none. Decide our ‘product offering’, our strengths, avoid (while improve) our weaknesses, form the proper go to market strategy and then start a great implementation to bring back results. Greece is an amazing ‘product’. It can be a cash-cow while it represents values that people want and understand. The thing is we (Greeks) do not realize that and in some cases we don’t want to implement and become better even if there is enough strategy and intelligence to use. I wish I will see Greece thriving again someday, and I am always available to help.
 Please close this interview as you see fit.
I often support talents when I see them. I try to jump into the entrepreneurs shoes too. If there are people out there willing to do the next big thing please try to challenge me too. Inspiration is the best thing you can share

Thank you for your answers Apostolis!

Stathis Kassios

Note: If you would like to attend the seminars in Athens (24 October) or Thessaloniki (30 October) with a 50% ticket discount, contact me in my personal email to provide you with a promotional code: skassios(at)gmail(dot)com

Ignite Hellenism @IgniteHellenism (Twitter)

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Very proud to be acknowledged as ‪‎leaders‬ (@newZorbas on Twitter) with our startup Hellene.gr + global social media community Zorba The Entrepreneur for Igniting Hellenism! Follow the link below and share with friends or re-tweet!

https://twitter.com/IgniteHellenism/status/494698539193073665

Assorted links by Cyber Consultant

 Zorba The Entrepreneur + Hellene.gr support Nepenthe Short Film – a short drama film for the elderly facing society’s abandonment – https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/nepenthe

The Top 5 Implications of the Technological Singularity – http://voices.yahoo.com/the-top-5-implications-technological-singularity-12682189.html?cat=15

How Ancient Greece and Rome Defined Western Entrepreneurship – http://seobrien.com/ancient-startup-communities-greece-rome

A dream for Dresden – http://leanthinkers.blogspot.de/2008/11/team-action-learning-jouney-into-future.html

How startups fail – http://www.cbinsights.com/blog/startup-failure-post-mortem

Greek Startups Can’t Break Jobless Cycle Alone but their tech platforms can help others scale faster – http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-04-17/greece-startup-leaders-say-they-can-t-break-jobless-cycle-alone

How to turn your customers into your brand’s evangelists – http://thenextweb.com/entrepreneur/2014/05/24/selling-customer-service-turn-customers-brand-evangelists/?utm_content=bufferfbac4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=plus.google.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Apple’s unmatched ability to marry ‪‎culture and technology – http://www.nme.com/news/dr-dre–2/77574?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=drdrebeats

5 Things I Learned Growing $2,000 Into a Multi-Million Dollar Business – http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/234039

Google Developing Tablet With Advanced Vision Capabilities – http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303749904579578833557306544

Assorted links by Cyber Consultant

Alibaba Enters Messaging Market With $215 Million Investment in Tango – http://mashable.com/2014/03/20/alibaba-tango-investment/

Tech Trends That Will Change How People Conduct Business in 2014 – http://blogs.cisco.com/smallbusiness/tech-trends-that-will-change-how-people-conduct-business-in-2014/

Useful Google tools: 14 Google Tools You Didn’t Know Existed –http://mashable.com/2013/07/05/google-tools/#:eyJzIjoidCIsImkiOiJfYnBseDNqaDh4dzMzZmZzaCJ9

Intelligent Business Operations Bundle powered by SAP HANA(R) Helps Organizations Contextualize Big Data Insights into Processes –http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20140319-903434.html?mod=wsj_share_facebook

Hellenic Seaplanes Bets on Greek Airborne Island Hopping –http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-06/hellenic-seaplanes-bets-on-greek-airborne-island-hopping.html

Greece 2.0 by Marco Veremis, CEO of Upstream –http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marco-veremis/greece-20_b_4921543.html

This Insane New App Will Allow You To Read Novels In Under 90 Minutes – http://elitedaily.com/news/technology/this-insane-new-app-will-allow-you-to-read-novels-in-under-90-minutes/

Thomson Reuters Taps Into Twitter For Big Data Sentiment Analysis – http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/03/twitter-raises-its-enterprise-cred-with-thomson-reuters-sentiment-analysis-deal/

Bitcoin-the-network needs Bitcoin-the-currency –http://timothyblee.com/2014/03/01/heres-why-bitcoin-the-network-needs-bitcoin-the-currency/

Build a trustworthy company –http://www.torbenrick.eu/blog/strategy/the-trusted-company/