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Can a little-known blogger turn his site into a business by selling memberships? Ben Thompson is sure going to try

If the launches of various new-media entities over the past year — from Beacon’s crowdfunding efforts and Syria Deeply’s topic-focused site to Ezra Klein’s Vox project and Jessica Lessin’s… 937 more words


Toms Shoes and the Buy-One Give-One Model

by Kevin Shellito


Somewhere between social entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility lies an increasingly popular hybrid model—buy-one give-one. Blake Mycoskie, the founder of Toms Shoes, championed the concept with his business, which donates one pair of shoes to children in need for each pair that it sells. 982 more words

The secret of #DevOps success isn't in the IT literature (yet)!

Can you find “DevOps Success” by reading only IT literature?

The answer is “mostly No, but a little bit Yes”, for a number of reasons. 280 more words


Gamechanger? A crowd-sourced fully transparent rating agency

Annette Heuser, executive director of the Washington branch of the German Bertelsmann Foundation, presents a blueprint for a new, non-profit solution to loosen the market grip that the 3 current rating agencies have on the global economy. 48 more words

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Ubisoft and Getting It

I obsess about Ubisoft Entertainment S.A. much in the same way I obsess about Zelda, Assassin’s Creed, Leonardo DiCaprio, and what came before the Big Bang. 670 more words

The Next Big Things?

At last week’s Fiesole Retreat in Cambridge, England, Clifford Lynch gave an interesting and thought-provoking talk about what he called the ‘simmering’ issues – issues that aren’t at the top of anyone’s list of priorities right now, but that could well be in the near future. 762 more words

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