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3 Types of #Leaders Who Never #Succeed. #startup #founder #entrepreneur

3 Types of #Leaders Who Never #Succeed. #startup #founder #entrepreneur | Rachid Sefrioui on Venture Capital | Scoop.it
Do you rise again and again to the very edge of success, only to fall back down? You may be guilty of one of these leadership styles.
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I've seen countless startup founders being #2 "Strategy Yankers"...I call them "Skaters", running from one idea to the next, never ever being able to FOCUS and stick to make a goal happen

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#Solar power is growing so fast that older #energy companies are trying to stop it

#Solar power is growing so fast that older #energy companies are trying to stop it | Rachid Sefrioui on Venture Capital | Scoop.it
The battle over solar power in the US, explained.
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#US @PayPal #Merchants Can Accept #Bitcoin Starting Today! #startup #innovation #breakingbarriers

#US @PayPal #Merchants Can Accept #Bitcoin Starting Today! #startup #innovation #breakingbarriers | Rachid Sefrioui on Venture Capital | Scoop.it
The excitement around PayPal’s first foray into Bitcoin via Braintree is barely over, but now the company has announced its merchants will be able to opt to accept Bitcoin as payment – from today.
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Optimism Grows as #IsleOfMan #Bitcoin #Conference Draws to Close. Boost to #OnlineGaming. #startup #entrepreneur

Optimism Grows as #IsleOfMan #Bitcoin #Conference Draws to Close. Boost to #OnlineGaming. #startup #entrepreneur | Rachid Sefrioui on Venture Capital | Scoop.it
Day two of the Crypto Valley Summit on the Isle of Man saw companies showcased and big possibilities discussed.
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Softbank’s Masayoshi Son Becomes Japan’s Richest Person With $16.6 Billion

Softbank’s Masayoshi Son Becomes Japan’s Richest Person With $16.6 Billion | Rachid Sefrioui on Venture Capital | Scoop.it
Masayoshi Son surpassed Fast Retailing Co. Chairman Tadashi Yanai as Japan’s richest person yesterday after SoftBank Corp. surged 16 percent since the start of last week.
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Where Are the Hardest Places to Live in the U.S.?

Where Are the Hardest Places to Live in the U.S.? | Rachid Sefrioui on Venture Capital | Scoop.it
There are various ways to evaluate living standards, but by many of them, eastern Kentucky comes out at or near the bottom.
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Things to consider when selling a private company

Things to consider when selling a private company | Rachid Sefrioui on Venture Capital | Scoop.it
For a private company, finding a buyer involves more than just putting the company up for sale. An auction, or other structured sale process, is a complicated undertaking that starts many months be...
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Walmart Corporate - Fact Check: The New York Times "The Corporate Daddy"

Walmart Corporate - Fact Check: The New York Times "The Corporate Daddy" | Rachid Sefrioui on Venture Capital | Scoop.it
We saw this article in The New York Times and couldn't overlook how wildly inaccurate it is, so we had some fun with it. I hope you will too.
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Google just bought a satellite company for $500 million

Google just bought a satellite company for $500 million | Rachid Sefrioui on Venture Capital | Scoop.it
Google is in the ground, on the roads and floating through the skies, and now it's looking beyond, by agreeing to the half-billion dollar cash purchase
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This map reveals exactly where Silicon Valley gets its talent

This map reveals exactly where Silicon Valley gets its talent | Rachid Sefrioui on Venture Capital | Scoop.it
Where does Silicon Valley's talent come from? This incredibly detailed map tells all. The visualization, made by Bloomberg Businessweek, shows the top 100 sources of "imported talent," from both U....
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Google: This Oracle Lawsuit Could Damage The Whole Software Industry

Google: This Oracle Lawsuit Could Damage The Whole Software Industry | Rachid Sefrioui on Venture Capital | Scoop.it
The courts handed Oracle a surprising win in its years-long lawsuit against Google and Android. And Google, to say the least, is not pleased.
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22 Qualities of Entrepreneurs Likely to Fail

22 Qualities of Entrepreneurs Likely to Fail | Rachid Sefrioui on Venture Capital | Scoop.it
An angel investor's take on qualities entrepreneurs must not possess.
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The world cities with the most powerful brands - LA tops the World

The world cities with the most powerful brands - LA tops the World | Rachid Sefrioui on Venture Capital | Scoop.it
The first Guardian Cities global brand survey has thrown up a surprise winner, plenty of surprise losers and some interesting ones to watch for next time. Here's a breakdown of how the list was compiled
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Corporate #US #Healthiest in Decades Under @BarackObama With Lower #Debt. #recovery

Corporate #US #Healthiest in Decades Under @BarackObama With Lower #Debt. #recovery | Rachid Sefrioui on Venture Capital | Scoop.it
Steve Wynn, founder of the Wynn Resorts Ltd. casino empire, once called President Barack Obama’s administration “the greatest wet blanket to business and progress and job creation in my lifetime.” Barry Sternlicht, chief executive officer of Starwood Property Trust Inc., said Obamacare was driving down wage growth and “affecting spending and the desire to buy houses and everything else.”
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#SiliconValley #billionaire @VKhosla forced to allow access to the #beach he had blocked. #CantBuyEverything

#SiliconValley #billionaire @VKhosla forced to allow access to the #beach he had blocked. #CantBuyEverything | Rachid Sefrioui on Venture Capital | Scoop.it
San Mateo County Court Judge Barbara Mallach has ruled against Silicon Valley billionaire Vinod Khosla in a lawsuit over public access to Martin's Beach.
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.@Bitmarket Takes #Bitcoin 's Fight Against #BigBanks to Court

.@Bitmarket Takes #Bitcoin 's Fight Against #BigBanks to Court | Rachid Sefrioui on Venture Capital | Scoop.it
Lithuania-based startup Bitmarket.lt talks about its ongoing court battle with Swedbank.
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#Banking Crackdown Dominates Day One of #IsleOfMan #Bitcoin Conference

#Banking Crackdown Dominates Day One of #IsleOfMan #Bitcoin Conference | Rachid Sefrioui on Venture Capital | Scoop.it
Day one of the Crypto Valley Summit ended on a positive note, despite a dire outlook at the outset.
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.@Calpers Is Done With #HedgeFunds; Paid $135 Million in #Fees Last Year for 7.1% #Return. #Finance #Pension

.@Calpers Is Done With #HedgeFunds; Paid $135 Million in #Fees Last Year for 7.1% #Return. #Finance #Pension | Rachid Sefrioui on Venture Capital | Scoop.it
The California Public Employees’ Retirement System’s decision to divest its entire $4 billion from hedge funds came after officials concluded the program couldn’t be expanded enough to justify the costs.
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A #Startup Envisions a Low-Power, Long-Range Internet of Things #IoT

A #Startup Envisions a Low-Power, Long-Range Internet of Things #IoT | Rachid Sefrioui on Venture Capital | Scoop.it
A startup called Iotera wants to let you track your pets, your kids, or your belongings without relying on commercial wireless networks.
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.@LinkedIn buys @Newsle, a site that pings you when your friends make #headlines

.@LinkedIn buys @Newsle, a site that pings you when your friends make #headlines | Rachid Sefrioui on Venture Capital | Scoop.it
LinkedIn today announced it has bought Newsle, a service that sends you notifications when people you know or care about are in the news.
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Google tests domain-name purchasing service, freaking out competitors

Google tests domain-name purchasing service, freaking out competitors | Rachid Sefrioui on Venture Capital | Scoop.it
With Google Domains, small businesses will be able to purchase their own domains with just the click of a few buttons.
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These Are The 9 Hottest Startups In Los Angeles

These Are The 9 Hottest Startups In Los Angeles | Rachid Sefrioui on Venture Capital | Scoop.it
Silicon Beach, as some describe it, is producing some top-notch startups.
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Barclays Has The Best Explanation Yet Of How Solar Will Destroy America's Electric Utilities

Barclays Has The Best Explanation Yet Of How Solar Will Destroy America's Electric Utilities | Rachid Sefrioui on Venture Capital | Scoop.it
The utility companies have had a good run. But it's coming to an end.
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Artists & Talent #startup @Talenthouse Raises $10M - #LAtechscene #LA #entrepreneur

Hollywood-based Talenthouse, which operates an online community of artists and creatives, said this morning that it has raised $10M in a funding round. The funding was led by Germany company Starwatch,
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Being An Entrepreneur…

Being An Entrepreneur… | Rachid Sefrioui on Venture Capital | Scoop.it
You’ll be disoriented all day I hardly sleep much these days and keep forgetting everything else but for Mammoth and my family...
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