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4 C innovative models of e-commerce

Convergence is disrupting the way businesses need to think about incenting its employees. For instance, an electronics retailer might have once given bonuses to employees who could sell the most appliances at the store. But if consumers want choice and prefer to purchase an item online, then an employee should also be incented to encourage the sale wherever it happens.

Other disruptive models of social commerce


Revolutionary technologies

How to distinguish a breakthrough, revolutionary technologies to thousands of new technologies emerging every year in the world? Charlene Li, Groundswell best-selling author and Open Leadership and co-founder of consulting company Altimeter Group, answers this question. Revolutionary technologies: provide people using their new, not previously available expertise, bring in new business that were absent before the business model, in principle, change the whole ecosystem evolving around the chain of value added (the developers and implementers, clients and suppliers, partners and subcontractors, products and services, as well as ways and means of bringing them to consumers, dealers and brokers, investors).
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Venture capital industry bounces back

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Europe does have a thriving startup scene, improving every day. But it's also undeniable that it's nowhere near the level of the United States in terms of capital, talent or ambition.

A great column in The Telegraph by angel investor Richard Titus intelligently points out the few key things that European VCs need to improve on.

Here's the key points:
Lack of entrepreneurial focus. Top Silicon Valley VCs understand, and most European VCs don't, that the raw material from which startups are made is entrepreneurs. In the US VCs valorize the entrepreneur not just to invest in them but as a source of information and dealflow.

Overemphasis on profits. Most of the huge tech companies, particularly on the consumer web, got that way by disregarding profits early on in favor of growth. Titus remembers VCs on the boards of companies he'd invested in actually telling them to "dial down the growth" to make some profits. If you're a startup and growing like gangbusters, that's ridiculous. You should hang on to that growth and do everything to feed it.

Lack of M&A expertise. A somewhat dirty semi-secret of the venture business is that a big part of the returns is not driven by the big winners but by the middling outcomes. Once it becomes obvious that a startup can't achieve a billion dollar outcome, a big skill of the VC is to find a way to, in VC speak, "park the asset" -- meaning find a buyer at a good price. The problem is that the big tech companies with the cash to buy those assets are almost all in Silicon Valley, and European VCs don't seem to have relationships there.

Not enough follow-ons. There's lots of money in Europe for sexy early stage investing, and relatively safe late-stage investing, but not enough for those crucial follow-on rounds that help startups kick up the growth. European VCs are smaller and less numerous than their American counterparts, so they find it harder to do follow-on rounds, and European startups' growth remains stunted.

Not enough operating experience. The vast majority of European VCs are bankers or former bankers. There are plenty of bankers in VC in the US as well, but the proportion of partners with operating experience is much higher. What's more, the "Entrepreneur-in-Residence" role is virtually unknown in Europe, but these guys can really help portfolio startups.

Also shocking: the column relays the well-known story of co-founder Marta Lane Cox, of whom VCs asked, "So what happens when you get pregnant?"

This is all sadly, sadly true. But things are getting better, however. In the past few years, entrepreneur-driven venture firms like the Skype founders' Atomico Ventures and founder-friendly superangel funds in France have changed the game.

On this page you can argue: it is.
However Future Europe Rating Association posed by Edward Mushinsky, will become a catalyst for venture capital industry in Europe.


Sponsorship of the revolutions in social networks

The U.S. State Department to open in 2011 in the microblog Twitter in Russian. As stated on Tuesday, February 15, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, it will become part of a deliberate policy

U.S. and its companies serious about the promotion via the internet revolution. When the Egyptian authorities have closed their citizens access to Facebook and Twitter, and then to the Internet, Google has even launched a special service that allows people of Egypt to send messages to Twitter using voice calls from your mobile.

How the bloggers have made a revolution in Tunisia - see post of digital marketing expert Edward Mushinsky


System of Systems - the future of network convergence

This has not yet working.

But in the video is presented as if everything is real.

Here it is, the famous marketing from IBM!

Wikileaks will open this bank secrets

Truth about Bank of America


Nokia fall

Today's big news is that Nokia has picked Windows as its smartphone operating system. It's abandoning its ambitions to build a standalone platform.

Other insiders news from Nokia CEO S. Elop


How to attract investments

How to attract investors.

Begin work with the investor should be to bring in order and structuring teams background, assets and customer base.
For example, the union of a customer relationship management with the telephone exchange will allow better quality monitor this channel of communication with customers - the customer can be identified by the incoming call, the call center and automatically transferred to the same employee responsible for work along this direction. The employee will be ready to talk, because all the data needed to talk, it will be displayed on the screen.This is possible by combining disparate customer data in one database, suitable for storage, processing and analysis of customer data. Synchronization of the database with directories of services, contracting, billing and invoices will help point your business to the real needs of customers - and they will appreciate. A loyal customers will help your business become more attractive for investors and attract new partners to you.

Expert - it is a guarantee for the investor.
Today, a team from a technological idea without even who to turn to for advice - how to pack the project, that he interested in venture capital investor, how to build a business model and business plan. As a rule, people who are trying to move in the field of technological entrepreneurship do not have enough business experience. The presence of such experience is often at odds with experience in technology - for his achievements should be thrown to engage in technology and do business.
Institute of business expertise will ensure availability of services to promote projects from technology to the company, the product, to a successful exit for the investor. Such expertise can provide an open community of experts. The need for this now feels, in my opinion, all market participants. And we are in its strategy to take on the role of initiator of this project.

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Future rating forms of social organization and business-models

One of the most important discoveries of the "virtual age" is that the images can be completely autonomous from whatever it was "reality." Including the state. You can open a website on the internet and call it "official representative" of any made-up country - and the quality of technical and artistic execution, he can not only does not differ from the government websites of real states, but to exceed them. To date, this possibility is hampered by a distribution of geographical domain of the first level between the real country, but it's likely only a matter of time. In the near future can not exclude the fact that many transnational groups to adapt their projects to a "not global" world perception of the majority of mankind simply positioned as a virtual, but it is the sovereign states.

Unlike these, actively created virtual states of the States real is that the latter "virtualized" forced, by inertia, under the authority of historical circumstances. But when the criterion of reality itself becomes a stream of images (ð 1-4) - then the boundary between real and virtual states disappears completely. Practically, this means a global revolution - when the battle with the government or the power is relevant only for those who delegate it to someone outside his own world.

Despite the partial "virtualization" of management and economics, the center of gravity lies in the modern states of the old reality, where they form a compact mass, bounded on all sides by geographic boundaries. However, in the context of globalization the importance of this material compactness is lost. Can already imagine the emergence of the state, the center of gravity lies in the virtual world. Such a state does not form a common territory and common citizens, are closely related to each other in space communications. Material enclaves such State may be scattered across the globe: land, businesses, offices, military bases, space stations, etc. Legally, most of these objects may lie in the normal states, and most of the "virtual citizens" can enjoy the benefits of dual citizenship - that does not interfere with this "virtual state" in political, economic, cultural and even military sense, constitute a powerful integrity, which have considered all other world powers. From the normal state, it differs only in that its power center, the center of his public life, the source of sovereignty lies in the virtual space that is "nowhere."

Establish a virtual space with the current state grade society - it is like opening a supernova light.

Those who want to become pioneers of today do not have to swim somewhere far away enough, without leaving their computers, to organize and play in space communication relations that constitute society: economic, social, political, cultural. It does not matter which mode of initially developing these relationships. Virtual state may start as a "game" - this does not detract from the reality of relationships formed in it. Economic game, which brings the participants to real income, allowing them to have a real economic relations, it is not a "virtual practice", but a real economic system. Also socio-political game that lets you really organize the masses of people can really influence each other and the situation on the sidelines - it's not a game, and the real socio-political system. And in the field of culture in general can not make a distinction between "game" and "reality." It is important that these flows of communication - the economic, social, political, cultural - did not develop in isolation, but together: to regulate each other, react to each other, complete construction of each other. On growing over the game in this society we can say if this "play" a network of relationships for party games will become more important than relationships, connecting with the "normal" discourse. Because society - is nothing more than streams of communication.

The subject of utopia in the network society are mikrokorporatsii - creative alliances, implementing a strategic project. These alliances often do not have a central office job hierarchy and other attributes of the "real" corporations, but often that's why they operate much more efficiently first. Vladislav Inozemtsev calls them "creative corporations, Dmitry Ivanov -" virtual ", but in essence we are talking about the same phenomenon. Make these corporations intellectual workers (knowledge-workers) - without a strict division of the narrow specialization, as the range of problems they solve is quite broad. Old, cumbersome institutional pyramid, built on the hierarchical principle and davivshie creative freedom need to "coordination" on different "floors", giving way to dynamic situational structures, which appear "to the task."

Leading expert on forecasting Edward Mushinsky, 4 years ago predicted the new forms of networked business - models


Forecasts by Edward Mushinsky come true

Forecasts and recommendations Edward Mushinsky, a leading expert in innovative marketing, on the theme "How to increase the audience of the site for a month, and profits doubled, "
- Implement in Branchout
and Hulu Plus

He wrote about this forecast of 4 years ago in his blog



Psychological factors in economy

Economic booms are often characterized by waves of optimism and the view that the economy is entering a new era in which the business cycle has been tamed. The idea that “this time, things are different” became pervasive during the expansion of the mid-2000s, just before the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. New financial products were thought to have protected market participants by spreading risk widely, thereby justifying the surge in mortgage lending and the phenomenal run-up in house prices. Similarly, the emergence of new information technologies fueled a wave of euphoria that drove the stock market boom of the late 1990s and the longest economic expansion in U.S. history. A similar sense of confidence developed during the Roaring Twenties, spurred by new technologies such as autos and radio, financial innovations, and improved business practices. The Japanese boom of the 1980s with its ballooning property prices also shared some of these characteristics. Each of these episodes ended with a stock market crash when overly optimistic expectations were dashed.

The proposition that confidence can influence the business cycle raises the question of how expectations are translated into actions that affect economic activity. One way that confidence can cause business cycle fluctuations is when people’s actions are influenced by what they think other people might do. For example, if customers start to fear that a bank may not be able to honor deposits, they may rush to withdraw their money before other customers do, triggering a run. The bank may fail and some people may lose their deposits. If this is repeated widely, a general loss of confidence in the financial sector can occur. Since fear is not always a rational process, even a solvent bank could suffer a run that mushrooms into a broad financial panic. Such a crisis of confidence could squeeze liquidity throughout the banking system, causing a contraction in credit that harms broad economic activity.

So, there is new cicle of economic growt started.

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