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  2. Is Bratislava on track to join the top European tech startup cities?

    If you come from ICT, economy or marketing world, and are about to graduate, you might be wondering what is the best place to get a job. Today I read an article on The Next Web presenting Slovakian capital Bratislava as one of the best places to start doing great things for yourself and the world. Since situation in Croatia isn’t great for starting new business or just finding a job, I found this article very interesting. 

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    Slovakia is part of European Union and the euro zone. It enjoys fair corporate taxes and not too crazy bureaucracy. The knowledge and expertise amongst the Slovaks IT workforce is very high with Slovaks employed by companies such as Google and Facebook. Bratislava also hosts a couple of technical universities. Still, when it comes to living conditions, the relatively small Bratislava lags behind London or Berlin, although proximity to Vienna helps a bit. If you wonder which Slovak startups are considered to be the best, continue here.

     

  3. Best Startup Sectors for New Business Ideas

    I read a very interesting article about entrepreneurship, which has been one of the precious few bright spots in a terribly gloomy economy, and this new generation of entrepreneurs, both intentional and accidental, has taken it upon themselves to keep things going along.

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    What did they do? They recognized ten sectors that are trending up

    • decision
    • collaborative commerce
    • customization
    • true mobility
    • creativity
    • urban farming
    • gamification
    • design
    • extreme fitness
    • jobs

    that will probably get bigger this year. Each trend is explained, and you can also read which three businesses or startups are leading the way in specific sector. Whole article can be found here.

     
  4. Kieran Hebden’s psychedelic breakfast.

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  5. Nujabes

    Jun Seba (February 7, 1974 - February 26, 2010) was a Japanese hip-hop music producer who recorded under the name Nujabes. His music is known for a strong cool jazz influence, frequently using samples from artists like Miles Davis and Yusef Lateef.

    Nujabes was one of the most prolific contributors to the background music and soundtracks of Samurai Champloo, an anime which blends a feudal Japan setting with modern anachronisms, especially in regard to hip hop culture.

    His chillout, jazz hop and trip hop tracks seem perfect for studying and relaxing. Enjoy ‘Reflection Eternal’ here.

    Jun Seba

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  6. The Lean Startup

    I wrote an article about The Lean Startup. I met with this method few times, and decided to further study it. Eric Ries' method provides a scientific approach to creating and managing startups and get desired product do customers’ hands faster. 

    The Lean Startup method teaches you how to drive a startup - how to steer, when to turn, and when to persevere - and grow a business with maximum acceleration. It is a principled approach to new product development.

    For example, Dropbox revolutionized file-sharing by making an extremely easy-to-use, seamless application. The company started iterating their product much faster to test what customers really wanted, early and often. Using Lean Startup principles, in just 15 months, Dropbox went from 100,00 registered users to over 4,000,000.

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  7. China rises

    I wrote an article about China’s economy and biggest corporations. Covering last year and future plans, facts about China’s middle class and case studies, with sources in BBC, The Economist and Financial Post, I think it’s my best article so far. 

    We could all see China’s economic growth last decades, but the great things from east are yet to come. If you would like to know more about it, feel free to read my article

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  8. "

    The ego exists between the mind and the body. It is a false creation. The self exists not between body and mind, but beyond mind. And to reach to the self you have to learn the ways how the mind can be silenced, so its constant chattering is not there. Because the real self is absolute silence.

    - Osho (11 December, 1931 – 19 January, 1990)

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  9. "

    Though free to think and act, we are held together, like the stars in the firmament, with ties inseparable. These ties cannot be seen, but we can feel them.

    - Nikola Tesla (10 July, 1856 - 7 January, 1943)

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  10. "

    It was a marvelous night, the sort of night one only experiences when one is young. The sky was so bright, and there were so many stars that, gazing upward, one couldn’t help wondering how so many whimsical, wicked people could live under such a sky.

    - Fyodor M. Dostoyevsky (November 11, 1821 - February 9, 1881)

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  11. It is hard to categorize Carbon Based Lifeforms' music, but the best description might be that of a groundbreaking mixture of acid, techno and house music. The term “acid/ambient" has also been coined, perhaps as a respectful nod to the great pioneer Brian Eno.

    Johannes Hedberg creates the building blocks of sounds and harmonies and could tweak sounds forever, whereas Daniel Segerstad develops the rhythms and sculpts the ideas into tracks. It remains unclear which of them derives the greatest pleasure from manipulating the distinctive, squelching sounds of the Roland TB-303. If you wonder what ‘Abiogenesis’ sounds like, try this.


     
     
  12. curiositycounts:

    A history of Earth in 24 hours   (via)

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  13. Gil Scott-Heron

    Gil Scott-Heron was an American soul and jazz poet, musician and author, known primarily for his work as a spoken word performer in the 1970s and 80s. His collaborative efforts with musician Brian Jackson featured a musical fusion of jazz, blues and soul, as well as lyrical content concerning social and political issues of the time. He remained active until his death, and in 2010 released new album entitled I’m New Here. His poetic style was influential upon every generation since his popularity began. Here is for you, Gil.

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  14. "

    Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

    ~ Lao Tzu

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