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This is what Keeps Europe from creating Amazing Startups

Do you know that there are over 742 million people in Europe and only 4 million people in Silicon Valley? How is it then, that, Europe has too little successful startups while Silicon Valley has too many successful startups with amazing innovations? I believe the reason for this difference is…

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4 Checklists to Build A Successful Product

I was recently discussing with a fellow startup founder about what we can do as founders to limit a product failure. That discussion got me thinking about the numerous other points I’ve got and the lessons learned from my own experience or experience feedback from friends & founders. Everyone can build a product, only…

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International DJ Armin Van Buuren shares his thoughts on success

Armin Van Buuren is one of the most successful and amazing DJ that I really love listening his tracks when writing code. I recently came accross his interview on NextShark and his answer to the question “What do you think is the secret to success” was a great one and worth to…

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The Dunning-Kruger effect

I was reading Sacha Greif excellent blog post “I know nothing” and found the diagram below absolutely awesome. I think this is especially true in the information technology field where learning is a neverending process. Technology evolving exponentially with time, the amount of tools, frameworks, languages, libraries & technologies increasing/changing…

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Create an ultra fast, distributed & resilient datastore with Riak

In one project I am working on, I needed to store a *large* amount of data. My main constraints were that it should be able to store data as a simple key/value pair collection, blazing fast, with a quick learning curve & highly resilient. I also tend to avoid swiss…

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5 great things about cold calling and why your startup should do it more

It might sound stupid, but in my previous startups, I used to think that cold calling was not for us. Why cold call when you can create adwords or emailing campaigns, find prospects on Twitter, leverage our network of friends, friends of friends, forums, etc. For me, cold calling was…

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3 lessons that start-ups can teach to big firms about effective innovation

I am always amazed at how most of big firms can be ineffective when it comes to innovation. During the past years, much companies seem to have created departments dedicated to innovation to cope with an aggressive competition from smaller companies. Unfortunately, most of these departments seem to end up simply…

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