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Fucking Valuations- Out With the Old in With the New… Startups course class 3

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We are in the second round of eToro startup course,  below are some insights following Startup Class 3 on Value Systems. As usual the week’s class was attended by an eclectic group of the highly talented people that we have here at eToro along with one or two visitors checking out the scene. Just before tha […]

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Hippies and Techies, Culture, Purpose and Talent define Companies

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Sheryl Sandberg caused a lot of buzz this week, saying that the Netflix document about culture is the most important document to ever go out of the valley. This was preceded by great input from Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, who discussed the 3 key growth factors of any company, mentioning culture as the primary factor. […]

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Startup and Management 2.0 – Party Like It’s 1999? Learn to Dream and Disrupt

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Following  the-last-class-youll-ever-have-to-take (by Petel Thiel), I thought I’d share my experience and insights following each class in a blog post with several buzz words. We started the course at eToro after 40 employees (out of 200) asked to join. I had to split the team into Winter and Summer sessions. I made sure the group […]

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The Challenge of the Future, eToro Class 1 of Peter Thiel’s “Last Course You Will Ever Take”

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In one of my previous blog posts, I wrote about Peter Thiel‘s “Last Course You Will Ever Take”, after which I actually opened the course and had 40 people from eToro sign up. We began with 20 students, and we’re committed to begin the next course early next year. I opened a shared presentation and shared notes for the course, […]

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My shared passion with angel Bar Refaeli (Mycheck)

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My favorite model, Bar Refaeli, caused a lot of buzz with the recent launch of Mycheck, an Israeli based payment app for iOS, Android and Blackberry smartphones. This is a brilliant move by Refaeli, an attempt to leverage her status as an international super-model in order to get involved with start ups. Mycheck enables you […]

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I am indirect communication challenged, I simply don’t get what people don’t say, why should I? say it damn it!

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I am a direct person. I always knew I was very direct, for some it might seem rude or blunt sometimes, but I simply say what’s on my mind.What I learned during the last year is I simply do not understand indirect communication, I really need people to tell me what they want, and when […]

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Startup course – Peter Thiel’s “The Last Class You’ll Ever Have to Take”

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I love the startup “scene”; cool and crazy people trying to change the world, VC and angel investors who are looking for talent to give them millions to pursue their dream. I find it romantic. I was excited to learn that Peter Thiel, Paypal founder and Facebook’s first investor, is teaching a course on Startups in Stanford. […]

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Leave Mark Zuckerberg Alone! Thoughts on the “Facebook IPO Scam”

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It seems everybody just loves to hate Facebook these days so much that only a video of Chris Chrocker shouting Leave Mark Zuckerberg Alone can explain how ridiculous I think this is (a spoof on the famous Leave Britney Alone video) . I have never seen so many people bash a company like the recent bashing of the Facebook IPO. […]

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eToro – Be All You Can Be

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In one of my conversations with Lior Hakim, an eTorian who recently moved to Berlin, we talked about how hard it is to inspire and motivate your employees all the time, and he told me something that suddenly made a difference: “We helped their dreams come true”. We should always seek how to help our […]

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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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