Marines, Soldiers & Gendarmes. Which ones do you need?

Marines, Soldiers & Gendarmes. Which ones do you need?

This is a blog post about blitzscaling, difference between marines & soldiers & police officers, which of them are getting the shit done, why do the "code ninjas" & "programming rockstars" fail and how you can turn that all into your advantage.Few days ago I've started reading "Blitzscaling" by Reid Hoffman. I'm not done yet, book is OK, I do agree with a lot of things (but I still do not with some), however today I've found something really worth sharing. A classification of attitudes (mindsets?) of people that are the most desired/beneficial at various stages of modern…

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When does a "start-up" lose its label?

When does a "start-up" lose its label?

This blog post is all about: Google's 20th birthday, that missionaries do not have to be founders, how does start-up compare to the plane, what does Jack Ma say about the day after tomorrow, what happens when survival is not the only focus anymore ...Google has just turned 20. Amazing, isn't it? At the moment of writing these words: Facebook is 14, Uber is 9, Instagram is 8. Eight or nine years is already quite a long period of time, isn't it? Yet, these companies are notoriously categorised as ... "start-ups". They are worth billions (or multitudes of billions ...), rock-solid, they…

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Hyperledger - FinTech project that dares for more

Hyperledger - FinTech project that dares for more

Spotting an interesting product developing is always nice. And spotting a product that is related to few favorite topics of yours is almost like winning the lottery ;) That's why Hyperledger has grabbed my undivided attention so easily: it's highly distributed in a way that resembles BitCoin (but it doesn't introduce cryptocurrency by itself) it's OSS (the protocol is Open Sourced) (https://github.com/hyperledger) it's reference implementation is based on BEAM & written in Elixir it targets Financial Services business domain (but not only) ... ... and it aims very, very high Should I say more? Ok, but what's the fuss about?…

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