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How Font Awesome became the most funded software project on Kickstarter

You might not have heard of Font Awesome,  a font and icon toolkit made by Dave Gandy for use with Twitter Bootstrap, but you’ve probably seen their work everywhere on the Internet without even noticing. If you don’t know them, here are some incredible things they’ve achieved: Font Awesome has a 20% market share among those websites which use third-party …

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How Ted Talks went from one to over 2600 events per year in 9 years

Whether you are a fan of TED talks or you find them a bit elitist, with over 1 billion views in 2012 from thousands of speakers, talks available in 116 languages and local events in 179 countries, you can’t deny that they’ve actually spread a lot of inspiring ideas that challenge the status quo. That’s why today I’m going to …

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How Open Source will be everywhere

Remember how Amazon, Uber and Airbnb ran over physical retail, taxis and hotels with no one understanding what was happening to them? If you are in the business of creating technology, designs, processes or education, you’ve got a similar tsunami coming that will force you to rethink your business. And this tsunami is Open Source. Once there is an open source …

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The Success Habit That Doesn’t Give Up On Ethics

When talking about business and ethics, someone always replies: “That’s nice, but I have to pay for <rent, bills, loans, a lifestyle I’ve grown used to…>” This idea comes from the very loud and over-represented examples of unethical behavior we see in the Media. People who keep behaving unethically, but do pretty well for themselves: Travis Kalanick who has created …

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What Change Making Hippies Could Learn From Nike Athletes

How can collaborative organisations “outrun” and perform better than the competitive society we live in? How can collaborative and cooperative startups, organisations or political ideas spread faster than the Ubers, Walmarts or Trumps of the world? This is something that I’ve been looking up to as a collaborative hippy wanting to make change happen. And for this I’ve always been …

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The 5 steps to turn a Collaborative Business into a Unicorn like Red Hat

Sounds pretty impossible, right? Creating a traditional business is a great struggle. Finding clients, polishing your product, making payroll, finding the right employees, automating processes… Since there are so many moving parts, you’re always wondering, “Where do I focus now? Am I doing the right things? What should I be doing next?” And if you are trying to build a …

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How to stop the 1%, solve inequality and grow rich

There is an ancient Chinese myth that helps illuminate what happens with increasing inequality where fewer rich people concentrate more and more wealth, while other people are being deprived of resources: There was a monster, it is said, called the Taotie, which was possessed of an insatiable appetite. It consumed every creature around it, even the earth itself, yet it …