Archive | April, 2012

Why (most) entrepreneurs don’t have college degrees and (some) blonde women are dumb

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Simply put: Most entrepreneurs don’t need one. If you’ve ever had a really good-looking girl in your high school, you probably noticed that she can say the dumbest things in the world, and yet no one would correct her. Men would simply stare at her ‘eyes’, and women would giggle. While regular, average looking people get corrected, […]

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The thin line between business and economics

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A couple of years ago, I’ve heard a very interesting discussion between a rich business man and an economics professor. It went something like this :Biz man : I have a question regarding my business planProf : Sure, I can help you with the economics Prof : But the economics of the model don’t workBiz man […]

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eToro wins Red Herring Top 100

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I am on my way back after spending 2 amazing days at the Red Herring top 100 event in Amsterdam. Red Herring represents the dot com era, and it seems it’s coming back to lead the new wave of the social era. Alex Vieux said on stage, “We are at the beginning of the best bull market […]

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Does Google know the secret behind Facebook Social IPO ?

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A couple of days ago I found out the secret behind the Facebook Social IPO, that Facebook plans to start selling its shares directly to customers on a monthly subscription.It suddenly hit me, that if I am on it, Google probably found this out, and that’s why they recently issued a new class of shares […]

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The similarities between Tony Soprano and Facebook

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The Sopranos must be one of the best TV Series ever made, it also started (some other great series before that like The Simpsons) a trend of really high quality, deep characters that evolve with time series.Facebook is a great platform, with time it gets better, it evolves with its customers as well, I used […]

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LindzonPalooza – Techcrunch disrupt meets Burning Man

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Better late than never. I Came back last week from my second LindzonPalooza, a yearly event setup by the lovely and crazy Howard Lindzon, founder and CEO of Stocktwits, Hedge/Startup fund Social leverage and off course a beloved advisor and investor in eToro.What is LindzonPalooza ? Its a 2 day hangout in San Diego with Howard’s friends, […]

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Social Insurance Network = Insurance 2.0

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While I was in Lindzonpalooze, I came across a very cool startup called giveforward, and its founder Ethans Austin , the concept of GiveForward is amazing, raise money for your medical expenses through friends and family over the internet. Now getting funds for medical expenses is something that should be handled by insurance, but unfortunately […]

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The Social IPO and why you are going to buy facebook shares on facebok very soon

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I have just found out about Facebook’s ‘secret’ weapon planned for its IPO very soon. It’s called Loyal3, a way for Facebook users to buy its shares using $10 in their Facebook account. So why is this a secret weapon? Loyal3, which seemed to have come up from nowhere, has a SEC approved model, and […]

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A new hope – Valley Jedi Vs Wall St. Empire

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I thought of explaining this with a lame attempt at a star wars begining :“There is a new hope in the horizon, the Valley Jedi – a few brave people that try to change the world, to make it a better place with great products and believe that great products are more important than short […]

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Would you deposit your funds in the Google Bank ? I would

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It is mind boggling to realize that retail banking is still a local offline activity, specially when you realize banking is a virtual service.For anyone that grew in a any country in the world (but the US), it is easy to see that a lot of products we consume are global, the shoes you wear (Nike, […]

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