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How Uber, Google, Facebook and Other Tech Giants Avoid Paying Billions in Tax?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Let’s start with Uber. Let’s say an Uber rider in Kuala Lumpur taps her iPhone and requests a ride. At the end of the ride the details (such as distance and time spent on the road) are recorded and the rider gets off. No money changes hands, it’s all billed through the rider’s credit card seamlessly; …

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Startups Are Hard. Really Hard.

Reading Time: 4 minutes No one will give a damn about your startup if you don’t (even your mum won’t) So work harder, hustle more, cry less and quit all your whining. Entrepreneurs like Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Kevin Hale make building a startup feel easy. Don’t Believe The Media! Globally, there has been this mega trend to glamourise startups. Instagram sold for a $1B. …

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Top 11 Mistakes By Entrepreneurs (Inspired by Guy Kawasaki)

Reading Time: 6 minutes Guy Kawasaki (@GuyKawasaki) is a special advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google. He is also the author of APE, What the Plus!, Enchantment, and nine other books. Previously, he was the chief evangelist of Apple. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate …

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What Is The The Opportunity Cost of Working For Someone Else?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Why do people choose to start businesses instead of working for someone else? Economically, you can think of a startup as a way to compress your whole working life into a few years. Instead of working at a low intensity for forty years, you work as hard as you possibly can for four. This pays …

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Money Can Buy Happiness – Only if You Know Where to Shop!

Reading Time: 10 minutes Part 1: Is it all about the Benjamins? Three sociologistsfrom the University of British Columbia asked 315 Americans to rank their happiness on a 100-point scale and predict how happy they would be if they made ten different incomes, ranging from $5,000 up to $1,000,000 a year . They found a few interesting things related to …

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The Quick Follower Advantage

Reading Time: 6 minutes Al Ries & Jack Trout’s are completely wrong with their law of leadership. it is exceedingly difficult for a first mover to keep their advantage. This worked in the 90s when the book was written (1994) where the network effects were not as viral and people didn’t have the ability to reconsider their options with just a touch of a button (smartphones). Find out what works here.

How to do your investor updates right in less than 30 minutes?

Reading Time: 8 minutes At Infinite Ventures, we have more than 70 mentors and investors. During the founding batch of our accelerator, we realised that creating a system that connects 70 mentors to 5 startups can get pretty messy. We did a couple of things right, and many others wrong — but somehow it worked. A major factor that contributed to …

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