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Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media
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57 Startup Lessons I’ve Learned The Hard Way

57 Startup Lessons I’ve Learned The Hard Way | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Editors Note: This is a guest post by Slava Akhmechet, founder of RethinkDB. You can follow him on Twitter here.



There are already very good lists of startup lessons written ...
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Half Of Us May Soon Be Freelancers: 6 Compelling Reasons Why

Half Of Us May Soon Be Freelancers: 6 Compelling Reasons Why | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
My cofounders and I started Contently in 2010 because we saw the world of journalism shifting. Where newspapers and magazines once provided stable, salaried jobs for reporters, writers and editors,
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Believe In Something? Here's One Way To Prove It.

Believe In Something? Here's One Way To Prove It. | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Think back to high school or college: What was on your bedroom walls?Mine were covered in posters of bands: The Matches, The Academy Is, Sugarcult.Can you guess what was the most important thing in
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How to Hack Your Morning Routine

How to Hack Your Morning Routine | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
I love me a good life hack, and a couple years ago I stumbled upon what has proved - for me - the most effective life hack of them all. Hacking my morning routine.I start my mornings with a 7-step
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Is being an entrepreneur really a viable option?

Is being an entrepreneur really a viable option? | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Following last week’s post about the importance of establishing entrepreneurship as a self fulfilling cultural norm, several people asked me what I thought was the key to jump starting this process...
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WebRTC Is Peer-to-Peer, Not Browser-to-Browser

WebRTC Is Peer-to-Peer, Not Browser-to-Browser | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
One area of confusion in WebRTC has been the comment that it is real-time communications for browsers. I have repeatedly heard this in discussions and seen it in public comments.
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Migrating to the cloud? Here's how to do it right

Migrating to the cloud? Here's how to do it right | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
I was recently involved with appraising the feasibility of moving one of the largest Oracle eBusiness suite installations in the UK to “on-demand.” This experience gave me some insights into the co...
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15 steps to start your own tech business: Part 1

15 steps to start your own tech business: Part 1 | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Editor's note: This is a guest post by Christian Reber, CEO and co-founder of Berlin-based 6Wunderkinder. Today he begins a series, cross-posted from his own blog, in which he draws ...
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A Secret Of Long-Term Business (And Career) Success

A Secret Of Long-Term Business (And Career) Success | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
I recently went to a dinner party where John Mackey, the slightly awkward-but-lovable hippy founder of Whole Foods, spoke about his theory of success."You want love to be the dominant value in
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Bye bye Codecademy, MIT shows off a way to program using natural language

Bye bye Codecademy, MIT shows off a way to program using natural language | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Learning to program isn’t for everyone, but people are increasingly saying it should be considered an integral element of digital literacy. But perhaps new research from MIT might change that.
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Failure Is the New Buzzword in the Start Up Space

Failure Is the New Buzzword in the Start Up Space | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
The startup space is as guilty of hyping up jargon as any other sphere of business.
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Being a manager doesn’t make you a leader

Being a manager doesn’t make you a leader | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by Ilya Pozin, the founder of Ciplex, and a columnist on entrepreneurship and marketing.



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homeos - Microsoft Research

To simplify the management of technology in the home and to simplify the development of applications in the home, we are developing an operating system for the home.
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Bill Gates on the future of education, programming and just about everything else

Bill Gates on the future of education, programming and just about everything else | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Bill Gates answered audience questions during a session at Microsoft’s Faculty Summit on Monday morning. Among the topics: education, patents, computer science, machine learning and philanthropy.
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8 ways to cultivate more inventiveness at work

8 ways to cultivate more inventiveness at work | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
When people think of the word "work," a creative space perfect for cultivating ideas isn't exactly what comes to mind. But really great startups tend to do one thing well, ...
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Kaggle now has 100K data scientists, but what's a data scientist?

Kaggle now has 100K data scientists, but what's a data scientist? | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
Kaggle has reached an impressive milestone of 100,000 data scientists competing on its online platform. This is due, in part, to Kaggle helping lower the bar for getting started with data science.
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4 Reasons why Startups need Middle Management

4 Reasons why Startups need Middle Management | Functional Finds - Design, Technology & Media | Scoop.it
I firmly believe that startup founders will gain from building a strong middle management layer.
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