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Crucial Lessons on Funding a Business Enterprise


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Repost from Medium.com/what-i-learned-building

Talking again about Startups, I came across this Article which discusses about the crucial lessons that a Fundraiser can make in Funding his Company. The author, Boris Silver, is Co-Founder and President of FundersClub.

Crucial Lessons on Funding a Business Enterprise (Online)

We Put the Fun in Business Fundraising

We Put the Fun in Business Fundraising

Read the whole text for the below at the bottom.

  1. Only talk to investors when you are ready to raise money
  2. Make it easy for investors to research/find you online
  3. Timing matters for fundraising
  4. Raising money is about momentum. Continue reading


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The Top 100 Outsourcing Cities in 2013


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The Top 100 Outsourcing Cities in 2013 by Tholons

IT Hub for Outsourcing in Bacolod City

Growing IT Hub for Outsourcing in South East Asia

Read the Summery: Top 100 Outsourcing Cities 2013

The Full Report of Top 100 Outsourcing Cities for 2013 

The Tholons Report for Top 100 Outsourcing Destinations for 2013 has come out last January. I was wondering why I haven’t heard about Bacolod City – it is confirmed the it didn’t make the list in 2011 and 2012.  The Tholons Report reflects the changes in the global competition for outsourcing.

The Big Three

The report shows a significant change in 3 major regions: Southeast Asia, South America and Eastern Europe. Continue reading


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Manila at 4th, Bacolod City back at 94th of Top 100 Outsourcing Cities in 2013


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Manila at 4th, Bacolod City back at 94th of Top 100 Outsourcing Cities in 2013

IT Hub for Outsourcing in Bacolod City

IT Hub for Outsourcing in Bacolod City

After a long hiatus in 2011 and 2012, Bacolod City comes back to the prestigious list of the List of the Top 100 Outsourcing Cities in the World for 2013.

At the Top of the list are the two greatest Information Technology Cities in India, – Bangalore and Mumbai. Their strong competitive advantage is having English as their second language. This is followed by our beloved Manila, in 3rd place – one notch higher than before. What is interesting in the list is that it is dominated by India followed by China. Continue reading


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State of the WordPress Bloggers Address March 2013


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State of the WordPress Bloggers Address March 2013

It has been 3 years since I started this blog and lots of tears and sweat has fallen, countless nights of watching statistics and analyzing data and statistics. All of these have been our bread and butter; – constantly tweaking our machine to give the best results for our few posts and articles. Welcome to WordPress.com, this is the home to the best bloggers all over the world! That includes you (if you blog here.)

Wordpress.com Blogs Logo 2013

WordPress.com Blogs Logo 2013

Every month, about 287 million people reading about 2.5 billion pages in WordPress.com blogs. This blog, archian.wordpress.com is my personal blog. WordPress.com isn’t just available in English, it empowers bloggers to write in their own language – all 120 different languages. But English is the native language of two-thirds of all written articles. Trailing English are Spanish and Portuguese wordpress.com sites.

WordPress is the top choice for bloggers, this includes non-English bloggers. The articles are written in more than 120 languages. Here is a breakdown of the top 10 languages:

1st English 66%
2nd Spanish 8.7%
3rd Portuguese 6.5%
4th Indonesian 3.5%
5th Italian 2%
6th German 1.8%
7th French 1.4%
8th Russian 1.1%
9th Vietnamese 1.1%
10th Swedish 1.0%

Below is my screencapture (Archian here) of Alexa Statistics in March 27, 2013. It shows the World Statistics of WordPress.com in different countries. My anaylysis brings me to the question: if English is the main language of wordpress users, why doesn’t wordpress come up as the top websites in the Top English Speaking countries?

Wordpress Statistics March 2013

WordPress Statistics March 2013

From the graph above, it shows that Romania and Indonesia are countries with the highest rating for wordpress. More percentage of the population use wordpress.com than any other nation on earth. This is followed by the Philippines in third and India at fourth.

You may find it interesting to find that wordpress.com is ranked at 20th in the UK, 21st in Canada, Australia in 22nd and 27th in the US. One way I could explain this is the distributed focus of those countries. Their advanced economies are driven to more important concerns while the third world economies, the Philippines and India are getting the article making, blogging and research to drive traffic and earnings for those companies.

It is also noteworthy to see that Romanian’s population blog more than any other population. They may also be doing the blogging more directly than than their European, American and Australian counterparts. I am surprised to learn that Indonesia spend more time in wordpress than the Philippines, knowing the Filipino’s love of books and learning.

Wordpress Blogging Software 2013

WordPress Blogging Software 2013

One thing to understand is that each country is segregated, not by the number of bloggers from that country but the percentage of active bloggers in wordpress.com in comparison to other countries. This means that for India’s 11th standing for wordpress as the most utilized website, could have millions of bloggers knowing their 1.2 Billion population. And if we take out the Filipino Bloggers from the 65% English bloggers, could they “outblog” the 3.5% Indonesian bloggers? Just thinking. . .

How about you? How do you read the above statistics?


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Pacquiao vs Marquez 4: Competition and the Game of Life


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Competition and the Game of Life

Lion and Deer - Preadator and Prey

Lion and Deer – Preadator and Prey

“Every day in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed.

Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows that it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death.

It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle. When the sun comes up, you better be running.”

Abe Gubegna

This was the quote from Abe Gubegna, an author and journalist from Ethiopia. While we Continue reading


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Applying Blue Ocean Strategy to Architecture and Business Models


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Applying Blue Ocean Strategy to Architecture and Business Models

The Blue Ocean Strategy is a discipline has been developed by W.Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne, professors at INSEAD, who are co-authors of the book, Blue Ocean Strategy, and are co-directors of the Blue Ocean Institute. Blue oceans are defined by untapped market space, demand creation and the opportunity or highly Continue reading


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Looking for PHP Programmers in Manila or Bacolod City


Archian - Life, Bacolod, Architecture, Finances & DubaiWe are looking for PHP Programmers in Manila or Bacolod City to Customize a few existing WordPress Plugins.

Qualifications:
They should have basic knowledge of WordPress Core in creating db tables through a wordpress plugin. (We can use existing plugins in http://wordpress.org

Responsibilities:

We are looking for an experienced PHP Developper / Programmer who Continue reading