Julia Satsuta

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Welcome To The New Startup Nation

<i>The following guest post is by Juan Cartagena, founder and CEO of Traity, which measures people´s personal strengths.</i><p>Context: I am from Spain, a country with 25% unemployment and 47% youth unemployment.<p>When I read politicians say that “Startup Nation” is the way to reduce unemployment, it makes me …

Beyond Jeremy Rifkin: How Will the Phase Transition to a Commons Economy Actually Occur?

In his new book, Jeremy Rifkin focuses on the value crisis of contemporary capitalism based on the revolution in marginal costs which destroys the profit rate. He concludes that this will mean that the economy and society will re-orient itself around collaborative commons, with a more peripheric …

The internet’s biggest companies are breaking themselves into small pieces

Facebook is falling apart. On purpose.<p>Last year, Facebook tried—and failed—to get Android users to use Facebook as the primary interface for their phones with the Facebook Home app. Now, instead of going big Facebook is thinking small.<p>At the end of January, the company released “Paper,” an app that …

Apps

Stop Accumulating Stuff And Start Accumulating Experiences

Could you spend a month and have bought nothing physical by the end of it?<p>The most important question you’ll ever ask yourself–even more important than “sneakers or shoes?”, “what’s for dinner tonight?”, or “should I stay or should I go?”–is the same one Aristotle asked about two and half thousand …

The new hot startup model is being an exceptional middleman

Many new and valuable startups don’t really make anything. Instead of cutting out middlemen, they’ve become them, connecting people with specific genres of services or merchants.<p>Successful examples of this include transportation providers Uber and Lyft, and travel rental startup Airbnb. They have …

Startups