Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoins have taken the world by storm and created many discussions in the past few years, mostly in the financial community. Today, an increasing number of people and merchants are using and accepting bitcoins for everyday transactions. One of the technology that makes bitcoins possible is called the blockchain. A blockchain is a distributed database […]
Google which has been reorganized under the company name Alphabet will today offer for the first time a more detailed information about how its different businesses are doing. As the company reports its quarterly results, analysts are looking to better understand how much YouTube, Android and other of its previous bets are contributing to the […]
When we get first started with a new project, we should have quite a good idea of what we want to achieve and what we are trying to build. The more laser-focus we can be, the faster and the better we will manage the first key steps of the creation of a company. Still, having […]
The economy is cyclic. We have period of growth followed by period of deceleration. We all know that and we have witnessed some of the biggest bubbles and period of growth in the last decades. This will always be the case as it is the normal cycle of business. Still, the interesting aspect of this […]
It is sometimes puzzling how people in an organization can hear the same ideas and concepts and have a completely different take on a matter. We tend to believe that what we communicate is clearly understood by other parties when most often than not, people hear what you say with different nuances. Being able to communicate […]
We all know how important it is to have the right skills and talent in a company to make it succeed. Still, it is sometimes hard to keep the discipline of spending the right amount of time to find the best collaborators. Because we are in a hurry or because we need to replace someone, […]
Most if not all startups and companies use external service providers to be able to offer their products and services. Having your servers in the cloud with AWS, your company’s email through Gmail, your databases with MongoDB or any other 3rd party extensions shows to which extent we have become reliable to their services to be […]
Many reports have come out this week showing how many skilled jobs will disappear in the future because of technology, robotics and other new ways to work more productively. It is true. New technologies and progress are changing the work environment and many positions and jobs that exist today could rapidly become obsolete in the future. […]
When we launch a new company or project, we usually analyze how much money we are going to need short-term, make an initial budget and get started. The issue is that most often than not, things tend to take more time that we initially planned and if we didn’t carefully save some extra money, we might […]
Reports on the exponential increase of the usage of messaging platforms are abundant. Experts believe that 2016 is the year in which more and more people will use messaging platforms instead of traditional social media to communicate. Facebook recently purchased WhatsApp for a staggering amount and Facebook Messenger has reportedly reached 800 million users on its platform. […]
The beginning of this year 2016 is filled with substantial uncertainties. China is still heavily suffering which provoke important turmoil and volatility in the financial markets. The Fed just raised its interest rates for the first time in years. The Middle East is prone to constant incidents and geopolitical tensions. Europe’s growth is uncertain. Valuations […]
For the longest time, the way to incentivize employees and sharing a piece of the action was exclusively through option grants rather than with restricted stick units (RSUs). Stock options offers a form of ownership to employees by giving them the right to purchase stocks in a company after certain conditions have been met (traditionally based on […]
It’s key to know what not to do in an business as some mistakes can be extremely expensive down the line. We often think about what we need to do next to continue growing our business.
Diversification is one of the key difference between entrepreneurship and investing. When you create and run your project, you need to spend most of your time focusing on it if you want to succeed. There are so many elements to be managed that you don’t really have the time to think about something else. On one […]
When we create a startup, we usually have a bold and grand vision about its future. We want to create a product or a service which will have an impact and change to an extent the existing dynamics in a market.