Self-Education

Hyper-connectivity: Mobile Devices, the Internet of Things, and Big Data

According to MIT Technology review from Open Innovation Forum and Exhibition that was held in Moscow on 31 October-1 November 2013, there are many ways of exploring and getting involved into the world of mobile devices, the Internet of Things, and Big Data. Here are…

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A Gift for the Hackers

IT companies are failing to secure devices connected to the internet, leaving them open to hackers. This shocking report reveals how anything from your pins to your passport could now be accessed online. From shop owners whose security cameras can be watched and controlled remotely,…

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Karl Marx: master of money

Masters of Money is a 2012 British documentary series produced by the BBC. In this episode it explores life of Karl Marx who was a great economic genius. Marx divided the world into bosses and workers. He was born 5 May 1818, deceased 14 March 1883 was a German philosopher, economist and revolutionary socialist. Marx’s work in economics served as the basis for understanding of labour and its relation to capital. During his life, Marx published lots of books, the most notable being The Communist Manifesto (1848) and Das Kapital (1867–1894).

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Is your startup right for crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding differs from the old methods of raising money with its convenience. Thanks to electronic money sponsor has an opportunity to communicate with author of the idea directly and give money not getting up from a chair. Thereupon, crowdfunding is suitable for almost all business endeavors.

Nevertheless it is vital to remember that it is suitable not for every startup. So what projects can be successfully financed under this scheme, and what – not?

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Julian Assange: Whistleblowers Debate – WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks – a non-profit international organization that publishes classified information, unpublished media news from anonymous resources. Iceland organization Sunshine Press has launched this site in 2006. In one year, on the site were uploaded about 1.2 million different documents. Julian Assange – an Australian Internet activist, founder, editor and director of the resource. Sarah Harrison, Joseph Farrell and Kristin Hrafnsson only people apart from Julian, who are known to belong to the organization. Kristin Hrafnsson also a member of Sunshine Press Productions along with Julian, Ingi Ragnar Ingason and Gavin MakFadenom.

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Richard John: TED members’ secrets of success

One day Richard traveled by plane to the conference. Next to him was sitting high school girl from poor family. She asked about what leads to success. Richard felt confused because couldn’t give an answer on her question. He’s got an idea: to ask successful people about the things that leads them to success and then tell kids.

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Crowdfunding: a Powerful Tool for Democratization of Finance

Crowdfunding is a new stage in the democratization of finance, which attracted the attention of investors, businesspeople, technologists and media. Crowdfunding can be defined as a mean of raising capital for a project or a business gathering funds via the internet the pooling of numerous small contributions or investment.

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Copying of Startups Ideas

Recently, one theme has attracted public attention and provoked heated discussion – copying of startups. Copy algorithm is incredibly simple: to find a successful company, to create a clone, then ramp up and sell the business for a lot of money.

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Secret Billionaire: The Chuck Feeney Story

Charles Francis Feeney was born April 23 1931 in Elizabeth, New Jersey is an Irish-American businessman and philanthropist who found The Atlantic Philanthropies, one of the largest private foundations in the world. He is also a co-founder, with Robert Warren Miller, of the Duty Free Shoppers Group. Its concept is offering high-end concessions to travelers, free of import taxes. DFS began operations in Hong Kong and later expanding to Europe and other continents. DFS’ first major breakthrough came in the early 1960s.

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Simon Sinek: Distinctive Traits of Successful People

Simon Sinek tells about what makes all the leaders special and how do they differs from ordinary people. And he also presents the world simplest but immensely powerful model called golden circle. In this video, Simon Sinek gives you a key to success by explaining the importance of ideas, reasons and coworkers. All the facts that touched upon in his speech are proved by biologists and other scientists.His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers — and as a counterpoint Tivo, which (until a recent court victory that tripled its stock price) appeared to be struggling.

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