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I am a big believer in the Give First philosophy. I have the pleasure of meeting so many people from so many different backgrounds, experience and nationality. I am really blessed to have this opportunity. Frantisek Borsik, is one of those individuals. Frank moved to Iceland and wanted to work here, he had a funny…

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I have made all the mistakes in hiring. Every single one of them! You name it I have done it. I have seen it unravel from many different roles. I want to go back in time and talk about how I got hired into my jobs. I think there are many theories on how to…

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Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba Group has been doing the rounds and I see a lot of quotes from him in my twitter feed about how Alibaba made more money in the last 20 days than Amazon did in the last 20 years. I think he is fascinating and Alibaba Group is a fascinating…

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If you have not heard the story of how I met and connected with Brad Feld, you should read this post and Brad’s response. We launched the Startup Iceland conference and the rest is history. This was the 3rd year we held Startup Iceland the conference, and I am kicking off the initiative to plan for…

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I thought I will just capture Seed Forum through my Tweets during the event, here is the flow: Seed Forum kicked off by the head of investment banking at arion bank… we have turned the corner in… http://t.co/HA10B7gXIY — Bala Kamallakharan (@BalaInIceland) October 24, 2014 "I am worried that we have not seen a lot…

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The 10th lecture of How to Start a Startup was given by Alfred Lin, the former COO of Zappos and venture partner at Sequoia Capital and Brian Chesky, the founder of Airbnb. The topic was about Company Culture and Building a Team. I have written about building teams and creating a great company culture. I think this is…

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