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Aug 5, 2014

Service Culture QANTAS vs United – Astounding difference in customer experiences

I just arrived in Hong Kong for my first time and so far I love it.

Whilst I am on holidays for most of the week, I plan to duck across the border for a few days and meet with a few Shenzhen traders, do a PCB factory tour and meet with a few fixers and the CEO of a local hardware incubator to help in some hardware projects we are working on.

One of the things that struck me on the flight up here was that I had never had such fantastic service on any airline (except for that wild First Class upgrade to Bangkok on British Airways a few years ago).

Even when the company policy is allows business class I tend to look for premium economy flights as it galls me to [...]

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Jul 5, 2014

Hops: Learns what beer you like and finds new ones you’ll love – Cool #Startups

What can I say, you had me at Beer

Given the proliferation of craft beer in most Western countries finding the sorts of beer you like requires a lot of experimentation, whilst this is part of the fun, its probably better if you know the type of beer you do and don’t like and using something like the Hops app to find great examples of this.

When I was in San Francisco recently it surprised me how far craft brewing had come since I was there only a few years back, every bar we went into had at least 4-5 craft brews. By the end of it I was so over India Pale Ales, everything was so overhopped, would have loved a great european lager.

So Im thinking [...]

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Feb 14, 2014

US Crowdfunding expands into Real Estate – Community rallies to save old San Francisco book store

Community participation will help stabilize the neighborhood an insure the future of this landmark renowned for hosting many jazz and literary greats.

Crowdfunding is one of the latest methods of raising capital to start businesses, finance projects or fund causes.  Ushered in by Internet technology and powered by online social networks, this new source of capital is significantly transforming the business landscape of the United States.

Marcus-Bookstores-SanFransicso-Crowdfunding – Credit http://iconoclastproductions.wordpress.com/

One such project is Marcus Books, the oldest family-owned African-American bookstore in the United [...]

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Jan 13, 2014

Heading to Silicon Valley to raise capital in 2014? Here is what you need to know.

Inna Efimchik

Inna Efimchik is a Partner at White Summers Caffee & James LLP a Silicon Valley & San Francisco based Law Firm and specializes in assisting emerging technology companies in Silicon Valley and entrepreneurs seeking to establish themselves in the Bay Area. Inna can help with incorporation, financing, and licensing services as well as general corporate counseling.

If you are traveling to the Silicon Valley to raise capital for your startup from abroad, you can save yourself a lot of time and make the trip more efficient by preparing thoroughly and doing your homework before the trip.

Inna offers a free 1/2 hour [...]

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