Inside the ‘World Cup of E-sports’ – Bloomberg

Two squads battled it out at a 50,000-seat stadium in the South Korean city of Incheon. Photography by Jean Chung
— Read on www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-11-04/inside-the-world-cup-of-e-sports

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Dutch cycling figures

Dutch cycling figures

BICYCLE DUTCH

The Dutch cycle more. They cycle more often and they cycle longer distances. But the modal share of cycling has been more or less stable for the last three decades at 27% of all trips. How can both these facts be correct? Time to dig into some of the cycling figures in the Netherlands.

Cycling in the cities increased with 12% from 2005 to 2016.

Before we get to the story for this post I’d first like to wish you all a very happy new year. May 2018 bring you good things and fulfil wishes and expectations. I will continue to try to bring you information about cycling in the Netherlands, the good and the bad, but always in a positive tone. This is the beginning of the tenth year that I will be making videos for you. When I published the first video, in January 2009, I never expected…

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The First-Ever WorkFlowy-Centric Find-and-Replace Tool

WorkFlowy

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WorkFlowy is now in the early development stages of an API – which is enabling the creation of scores of robust 3rd-party WorkFlowy tools. In this post I’ll be showcasing one such tool – the indispensable Find-and-replace utility by rawbytz – one of a slew of his must-have solutions – built to streamline your workflow like never before.

I’ve put this Find-and-replace bookmarklet through the paces and I must report back that I have not been able to break it. Also, being that this is a bookmarklet, it’s as easy as dragging and dropping a link into your bookmarks toolbar (in your browser of choice). And when you need it… you just click on it.

Replacing words

In the below example, you’ll see that I replace the Latin word “sit” (let it be) with the more contemporary, “Bazinga“. This is what I do:

  1. Search for 

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Entrepreneurship as a Science – The Business Model/Customer Development Stack

“As described in my HBR article “Why the Lean Start-Up Changes Everything,” we developed lean as the business model/customer development/agile development solution stack where entrepreneurs first map their hypotheses about their business model and then test these hypotheses with customers in the field (customer development) and use an iterative and incremental development methodology (agile development) to build the product. This allowed startups to build minimal viable products — incremental and iterative prototypes — and put them in front of a large number of customers to get immediate feedback. When founders discovered their assumptions were wrong, as they inevitably did, the result wasn’t a crisis; it was a learning event called a pivot — and an opportunity to change the business model.” Steve Blank (https://hbr.org/2018/08/newtv-is-the-antithesis-of-a-lean-startup-can-it-work)

Steve Blank

Over the last 50 years engineers have moved from building computers out of individual transistors to building with prepackaged logic gates. Then they adopted standard microprocessors (e.g. x86, ARM.) At the same time every computer company was writing its own operating system.  Soon standard operating systems (e.g. Windows, Linux) emerged. In the last decade open source software (e.g LAMP) emerged for building web servers.

Each time a standard solution emerged, innovation didn’t stop. It just allowed new innovation to begin at a higher level.

In this post I want offer a solution stack for Entrepreneurship. It’s the combination of Business Model Design and Customer Development.

Business Model Design
Today every business organization from startup to large company uses the words “business model.”  Some use it with certainty like they know what it means. Others use it with an implied question mark realizing they don’t have a…

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