Friday, December 15, 2017

BUSINESS

BUSINESS
Business. An organization or economic system where goods and services are exchanged for one another or for money. Every business requires some form of investment and enough customers to whom its output can be sold on a consistent basis in order to make a profit. We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects. - Alexis de Tocqueville The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights. J. Paul Getty Source: Business Dictionary.
"Allocentrism is the practice of trying to see things from others' points of view. This is very useful in business just as it is in life. There are many possible uses: negotiation, persuasion, teamwork, sales, marketing, and just about every other aspect of business." - Tom Murcko
One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency. - Arnold H. Glasow

Should Sony be broken up? by (courtesy BBC) One of Sony's biggest shareholders has suggested that the Japanese firm should spin off up to 20% of its entertainment business and use the money to shore...

by Ryan Lawler (courtesy TechCrunch) By now you’ve probably seen that 500 Startups Accelerator has a new class of startups, its sixth. And it’s got a ton of international folks taking part and that is...

by Katie Fehrenbacher (courtesy gigaom) Summary: Orange, the French telco giant, unveiled the first 6 startups in its inaugural accelerator program, including startups building hardware and software for the developing world, and startups using data to...

by Red Herring Editorial (courtesy Red Herring) Ouya, a Los Angeles-based startup whose Android-based games console attracted a lot of attention, not to mention money, from a better than anticipated Kickstarter campaign, recently raised $15...

By Cristina Alesci & Trish Regan (courtesy Bloomberg) Billionaire Carl Icahn, seeking to upend a $24.4 billion buyout of Dell by its founder and Silver Lake Management, proposed an alternative that could enable investors keep...

by Ingrid Lunden (courtesy techcrunch) With the introduction of Siri on the iPhone 4S in 2011, voice recognition, not exactly a new innovation, suddenly took center stage with consumers. But before that, and especially since...

(courtesy TechCrunch/Slash Gear/wikipedia) A startup called Webflakes aims to bring some of the best international content on fashion, food, travel, and more to English-speaking readers with the help of volunteer translators. The site is officially...

By Cornelius Rahn SAP’s financial software includes programs to detect insurance fraud, allocate cash among bank branches, analyze consumer behavior such as comments on Facebook Inc.’s and Twitter Inc.’s social-media sites, as well as applications...

by Sarah Perez (courtesy techcrunch eu) Panna, a video cooking magazine iOS application which connects users to celebrity chefs, has raised $1.35 million in a round of funding led by Anthem Ventures. Others participating include...

by Sean Gallagher (courtesy Ars Technica) Deal includes promised renegotiation of terms of Windows OEM agreement. The terms of Microsoft's $2 billion loan into the war chest of Denali Holdings, the Dell private buyout entity...

Reuters – An investor in Uber, the fast-growing alternative taxi service, has reached out to a venture capital firm about a potential new funding round that could value the company at $1 billion or...

by Ari Levy (courtesy Bloomberg) In 2010, Ben Milne made a journey across the Silicon Prairie for his first taste from the big tech trough. Then a twenty-something founder of a two-person startup in Iowa,...