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These start up lessons are among the most valuable!  Did you know that the top 4 startup lessons make up 80% of struggles that startups have?

I love the fact that being an entrepreneur is a club — sharing is part of it.   And that makes the startup nation lessons even more powerful and drives all boats to rise !

Let me know what you think of these lessons or others that have taught you!

 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Fun topic: Why do we call it a Turkey!? #socbiz #cloud #thanksgiving

Why Do We Call It a Turkey?

Turkey—the bird itself—is native to North America. But the name turkey is a geographic pretzel. As you might suspect, the English term for the bird comes from a country called Turkey. But more precisely, the word stems from Turkish merchants who, in the 16th century, imported guinea fowls to Europe, where they were called Turkey-Hens.

When similar birds were found in the Americas, they were mistaken as Turkey-Hens. So the name Turkey stuck and is now used worldwide for the bird.

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Happy Thanksgiving! Thankful for each of you including our #Open Source #Developers!

Do you know the TOP Trends? ! Watson does …

WOW!   Today we’ve announced a cool new app!   The IBM Watson Trend .   Try it out  ….  Watson Trend app is live  ( https://watsontrend.com/#/  ) and the team is excited to engage consumers to learn where we take this next.

The IBM Watson Trend app forecasts what’s in and what’s not this holiday season. It provides a visual feed of the top 100 trending products and the stories behind those trends across three popular gift categories: consumer electronics, toys, and health and fitness. Insights you can use right now to start crossing off your list!

Try it out and let us know what you think!!!

Softlayer is faster than a speeding bullet – VoltDB report! Nearly 3X Faster than AWS!

For Second Year In A Row, Cloud Benchmark Reveals IBM SoftLayer Nearly Three Times Faster Than Amazon Web Services!!!!!!

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https://www.google.com/search?q=softlayer+benchmark

Calling all Startups and App providers! It's Beacon time!

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New IBM CSuite Study – Flourishing in an era of continuous disruption

I am loving the new C Suite study on flourishing in this world of disruption!  Here’s my favorite top AHAs from the study!

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Prepare for digital invaders: Competitors are emerging to digitally disrupt business models and re-shape industries. Airbnb, Fitbit and Uber exemplify the new digital invaders and “ankle-biters” – focused competitors with the lethal combination of no legacy costs and the superior value to rapidly amass market share.

New competitors also are emerging through industry convergence, with traditional boundaries eroding as expertise from one sector is applied to another – for example, defense contractor Lockheed Martin partnering to develop personalized health and wellness solutions. C-suite executives see this trend rising above all others in the next three to five years.

Create a panoramic perspective: All business strategy is technology strategy. Most C-suite executives interviewed believe cloud computing, mobile solutions, the Internet of Things and cognitive computing will dominate the strategic business agenda in the near future with the confluence of these different technologies holding the greatest promise.

Be first, be best, or be nowhere: To create differentiation, C-suite executives are experimenting with alternative business models, collaborating across industries or exploring a new customer base./

Join me at Cloud Expo!!!

IBM India partners with NASSCOM 10K startups!

Johannesberg and Madrid SmartCamp Winners Drive Job Creation, Gaming Innovation and Mobile Business Solutions!

I have loved the IBM SmartCamps, which are pitch competitions with incredible talent!
These camps brought a huge talent pool of startups to showcase to judges worldwide, thank you to all the startups who participated! Today we’re taking a look at a few exciting innovations coming from Johannesberg and Madrid before announcing our ten finalists, at the end of the week, who will move on to the next stage of IBM SmartCamps.

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Congratulations to M4Jam from Johannesberg and both Jugo and Visualtis from Madrid. All three of these startups very much deserved their winner status for the solutions that they bring to the market.

About the startups:

1. M4Jam (Johannesberg) is a micro jobbing platform. They launched their solution as a platform as a service model taking the concept of EARN to existing communities and enabling people to earn extra cash while going about their daily routine by using apps that they are already using most.

2. Jugo (Madrid) believes that play will become the dominant way of human interaction within the next five years. By bringing game elements into everyday activities of organizations and individuals around the world, Jugo introduces a whole new level of purpose and passion to the workplace.

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3. Visualtis helps “mobilize ” existing information systems to manage them from a smartphone and further help clients manage any aspect of their business from their smartphone or tablet.

To learn more about these exciting companies, follow them on Twitter: @visualtis, @m4jam and @playjugo.

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Please continue to follow my blog to read more about the ten startups who will move on to the next stage of IBM SmartCamp 2015!

 

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