We bring to you this week’s must reads, your weekly resource of some of the curated articles from around the web.
Recap Of On-Demand Conference :Understanding The On Demand Economy
On-Demand Conference was held on 19th May and was organized by Pascal Levy-Garboua, Semil Shah, and Tradecraft. The conference started with Pascal’s Opening speech who is an active angel investor in many on-demand companies. He started with giving his views on these companies along with reasons why these are exciting times for them. He added ,” On Demand Economy is at the intersection of two mega trends impacting all of us: the future of local commerce and the future of the workforce.” Not only this the conference had Fireside Chat where they discussed customer experience & brands, New business models and more.
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How A Hacker Made His Way To Become Obama’s CTO
Being a hacker and being a developer are worlds apart. A hacker knows no bounds, for him every roadblock is a new opportunity to explore and expand his repertoire of knowledge. A hacker aggrandizes his skills and put them to use. This is a story of how a hacker who was an avid reader started with Bulletin Board Systems and went on to learn about hacker culture. He started as CTO of Threadless, then CTO of the Obama for America campaign, and currently, CEO at Modest, Inc.,
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Why No One Is Using Mobiles To Pay
A lot of hype and sense of euphoria came in when mobile payments was introduced by google and apple with google wallet and apple pay respectively. There was a time when people needed to do away with need of carrying cash which led to invention of credit cards and with advancing times mobile was the viable solution to eliminate the need of credit cards though it seems to be otherwise. There are reasons why the move did not fructify as expected. Lack of small retailers transition to this technology is the main reason why this method is lacking behind.
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19 Things Nobody Tells First Time Entrepreneurs
Starting an Entrepreneurial Journey has its own risks and a first time entrepreneur needs to collect vim and valor to tread those paths. Still, there are things which no one would tell a first time entrepreneur and these experiences have to be earned the hard way. Every entrepreneur has failures and these failures give him the required experience as well as an insight what went wrong and what should not be done again. Things which are not told to a first timer are Networking is working, Nobody gives a shit about you or your company and more.
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Modi Government’s Progress So Far In Easing Entrepreneurship
Government made promises since its advent to ease entrepreneurship in India. India ranks at 142 on World Bank’s Doing Business Index which shows that there is some fallacy in the whole structure. Following which, government came up with some measure to improve the state. It simplified the company registration by introducing form INC-29, lowered cost of registration mixed with fewer rules and deadlines. Even after these measures there is a long road to go. There should be relaxations when it comes to starting up a business from scratch, paying taxes and enforcing contracts.
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