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Yes - If you truly love ideas, then the chance of someone stealing it (very small) is worth the risk. Bear in mind - when pitching ideas, you invariably find that nobody understands it, even when you're there to explain it to them - how could they "get it" when they are only getting a text overview! [over 12 years ago]
Would you risk posting a new venture idea online with hope to find seed funding
Poorly thought out framework to avert modern endemic loneliness [over 12 years ago]
What comes to mind when you think of weddings and marriages?
Everything you think of as TECH is all based on that one breakthrough and computing has been around for centuries, transistors just let us do it better/faster. We haven't seen the end of the evolution of the semiconductor breakthrough, yet, but WHAT is the next one? [over 12 years ago]
What will be the next technological breakthrough?
Go to a professional networking service (www.linkedin.com comes to mind) join up and then search the site for web designers (this is a CAKE WALK). Alternatively, go to their "Answers" section and ask people to recommend a good web designer in your area. Technically LinkedIn Answers and Brainreactions do similar things, but the difference with LinkedIn is that there are millions of users all over the world - there are somewhat fewer here, I think. [over 12 years ago]
What would you search for if you were looking for a web designer in your town?
Start with Linked In (www.linkedin.com). Then you probably want to join some social network(s) that are focused on your interests. Of course, if there aren't any that are in line with your interests, you can go to Ning (www.ning.com) and create your own social network around your interests. Finally, set up a site with a blog and start talking to the world about what you are interested in (www.terapad.com). Don't forget to interconnect all your stuff with links on your emails and posts etc. [over 12 years ago]
How do I get more people to contact me and share my interest world wide?
There are hundreds of ways! Money, extortion, blackmail the list is endless. But if you are trying to get in cheap/regular price and through the traditional channels, you need to write one hell of a GMAT or whatever their grad school entrance exam is. There are, of course, THOUSANDS of grad schools that will take almost anyone - thought of going that route, or do you have your heart set on Yale, Harvard, Stanford, MIT, etc? [over 12 years ago]
How to get into US grad school with bad academics ?
Any business that is online oriented can be conducted from anywhere - I lived in europe the last 5 years, and now in canada - but my work is the same [over 12 years ago]
Ideas for career to let you live in US for 6 months of year & Europe the other 6
Anand - The job boards are not representative of demand - anyone who's been on the market for a while can tell you - half the postings are dead, 90% of the old ones are dead and gone (but still posted), and recruiters and internal HR staff are never quick to update and/or clean up their postings. Any data gathered that way is purely anecdotal and not representative of reality. While many of the ideas in Freakonomics are fallacial, the undelying framework has validity - think all the way around! [over 12 years ago]
How can skill shortages in a labour market be measured?
Now to the problem at hand - A skill shortage implies that companies have skill requirements that are being unmet by the local labour market. Given that companies will not tolerate this type of situation for long, they will likely import the skills they require from elsewhere. The demand WILL be met, just not necessarily by a local labour market. You want to measure? Measure the skills and numbers of labourers being imported. That will give you accurate data. [over 12 years ago]
How can skill shortages in a labour market be measured?
Newspapers were invented as the most effective means for broadly distributing information, and centralising the costs of gathering that information - both tasks are no longer required by a print infrastructure. Information is flowing more freely and is gathered more cheaply than at any other time in history - newspapers are redundant. Books, on the otherhand are not - we've a long way to go to get to a digital book that works as well as a print one. [over 12 years ago]
What should newspapers be doing if they want to survive?
Your logic above is rather flawed. Awareness of open source will not affect bandwidth!! And the learning curve for open source is just as steep as for proprietary (not very, IMHO). If you want to distribute open source software, I suggest putting a nice chunk on a bunch of USB keys and air drop them. Their mass will eliminate any chance of impact damage and they will be "plug and go." Just a question - Why wouldn't you distribute using village networks - altready there and effective! [over 12 years ago]
How does one make a Computer student in rural India aware of Open Source S/w ?
Hey! I just noticed, are you suggesting that the airline SELLS its frequent flyer program to its customers?!! Well, THAT will be a hard sell. Loyalty programs are designed to REWARD the customer when they spend more and/or more consistently with the vendor. You want to CHARGE the customer for the right to benefit from giving you their business?!!! I wouldn't surprised to see the attemtpt (especially in America) but any measure of success would be sad. [over 12 years ago]
How could an airline promote its frequent flyer program at check in?
THEN - study whatever you like - university isn't for job training - that's a community college task - university is for learning that makes you happy, that interests you. Few people end up in the sector they studied in university. - Also, if NOTHING at university appeals to you, DON'T GO!!! Get a job doing something interesting and start building a network of business contacts who can open new horizons for you. And READ!! Literature, Fiction, Non-Fiction, everything you can get your hands on! [over 12 years ago]
What should the emerging generation learn and how should they learn it?
Everyone should spend at least 1 year as a waiter or bartender in a place where tips are common. This teaches valuable neural wiring for being rewarded for good (smart) service. [over 12 years ago]
What should the emerging generation learn and how should they learn it?
Through the reservation system, the airline can already get all the data needed to sign someone up for their points program - simply ASK at checkin, if the person says okay - give them a temporary card and number (full kit arrives in the mail) some bonus miles and the current flight miles. It ain't rocket science. [over 12 years ago]
How could an airline promote its frequent flyer program at check in?
And how to apply this GLOBALLY, not just in countries in distress. When you look at the food production of Africa vs. its population (and population growth) you see a pretty silly situation - but if you can't make the population aware of this in a real, immediate and tangible way, the problem can't be solved. Sending aid makes the problem worse, not better. - Sorry if I've offended anyone. [over 12 years ago]
What are questions to ask for a BrainReactions.net community service brainstorm?
I think a better idea might be to first have a brainstorm on what are the truly pressing issues that need to be addressed. For example; "foreign aid" has done more to DESTABILIZE Africa than to stabilize it - it might be worthwhile to look at the bigger picture first, prior to solving apparent problems in the current worldview. For example; how about investigating options for sustainable community based independence, where we figure out how to make a village require no basic imports to survive. [over 12 years ago]
What are questions to ask for a BrainReactions.net community service brainstorm?
As a "gadget" it plays - market it through premium wholesalers of "tchotchkes." Beyond that market, it's doomed. In fact, it has been my observation that premium wholesalers are becoming more discerning as they are finding that people are simply refusing to take swag that is useless or just a blantant excuse for brand spam. A good trend IMHO. This is a fun exercise in industrial engineering, a heinous waste of an investor's money, though. [over 12 years ago]
What are some ideas around ways to market this pen with paper built in?
6 months is barely enough time to see indo-china, let alone Asia! I would suggest you see as much as possible (focus only on that) and then when you are getting to the end of the trip - decide whether you've seen anything useful and go from there (likely extending your trip). This is a better use of your life than wasting time during your voyage thinking about business. [over 12 years ago]
Start own business when traveling
Unless that isn't the message you are trying to convey!!! [over 12 years ago]
What do you think of this logo for an Emagazine on idea generation?
It works fine as it is; the artwork says "boutique," "playful," "young," and maybe "irreverent." The last word comes primarily from the typeface. [over 12 years ago]
What do you think of this logo for an Emagazine on idea generation?
Think in terms of a situation where everyone can know almost everything about everyone else easily. No where to hide, but in your own head. Now, what does society look like now? [over 12 years ago]
Privacy is becoming a rare thing - what if it was eliminated? What would happen?
Bear in mind - EVERYONE has access to EVERYTHING - so while your neighbour can "spy" (the term losing meaning all of a sudden!) on you, you can do the same to them [over 12 years ago]
Privacy is becoming a rare thing - what if it was eliminated? What would happen?
By the way - NO ONE is right, or wrong in philosophy - so don't let anyone tell you otherwise - we're all guessing! [over 12 years ago]
Where is the best place to start learning about philosophy?
After that - find a philosophy cafe, or meeting group - philosophy is not practiced in solitude, it is discussed and debated [over 12 years ago]
Where is the best place to start learning about philosophy?
From there, I suggest reading the first testament (Bible), Qu'uran, and some Buddhist texts - Lot's of food for thought, along with examples of how little we accept as a basis for belief [over 12 years ago]
Where is the best place to start learning about philosophy?
Sophie's World (Fiction) - probably the best introduction to philosophy ever written. Designed for young people, it reads well for all ages, and is just as challenging! [over 12 years ago]
Where is the best place to start learning about philosophy?
Given easily achievable rates, my initial idea would net you $25,000 the first month, with each subsequent month making a little more as the capital grows to pace inflation assumptions of 3% p.a. [over 12 years ago]
If you had $10,000,000.00 - what would you do with it?
Clarification - There would be no tax on the win, only on subsequent gains, should you leave the capital in a taxable vehicle/jurisdiction [over 12 years ago]
If you had $10,000,000.00 - what would you do with it?
This would allow me (and my decendants) to benefit from it indefinitely, while keeping me engaged in my life (rather than adrift from it) [over 12 years ago]
If you had $10,000,000.00 - what would you do with it?
I would place it in a guaranteed investment paying at least 2x inflation - I would let the principal grow at the inflation rate and take the rest out monthly to live on/play with. It would be held by an offshore trust (tax free) [over 12 years ago]
If you had $10,000,000.00 - what would you do with it?
Call me a cynic, elitist or arrogant "****ole," - BUT - what about a "members only" community that documents what is necessary to get through a given professor's course? Referal only, spies ejected, commentary on professorial foibles, biases, relevant personal histories, etc. It would be a slow build at first, but it would become a very valuable database for students who "get" social engineering [over 12 years ago]
What ideas can I start businesses around while I am in college?
Reading books online has been around a while - the hurdle isn't tech, it's publishers. The day we can monetize the electronic book effectively enough to entice authors to bypass traditional publishers, your idea will happen automagically and everyone will say "duh!" :-) [over 12 years ago]
What are some good web 3.0 website ideas?
This is actually a good brainstorming topic - but Web 3.0 is about using today's technology (all Web is rehash or repurposing of existing (15 year old) tech) - So WHAT would be cool to do via the net that currently is a pain to do traditionally - THAT's where you will find Web 3.0 [over 12 years ago]
What are some good web 3.0 website ideas?
PC Hardware management solutions (remote web based) abound. The best I've seen so far can be viewed at BigFix.com [over 12 years ago]
What are some good web 3.0 website ideas?
Remote Desktop Access is built into Windows XP/Vista and works fine over the internet - in addition there are dozens of "pay" solutions such as Unyte (via Skype) or LogMeIn. [over 12 years ago]
What are some good web 3.0 website ideas?
Convert Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series to an unabriged serial (it would be at least 8 26 40 min episode seasons long) - Sell subscriptions to it online - bypass the networks and use creative ad placement to minimize view annoyance [over 12 years ago]
ideas for a television show
You don't get it - BYPASS them!! Happy to elaborate in a dedicated brainstorm [over 12 years ago]
why can't we unprivatize central banks?
Ignore everything that isn't important to me - Try it - it's F**ing hard!! [over 12 years ago]
What are usually the things you know you should do and you're actually not doing
Respire - Mickey 3D; Alaicum Salaam - Manu Chao; I Alone - Live; Vertigo - U2 [over 12 years ago]
What are songs that help you to become energized, inspired, or creative?
Ragazzo di Hannibal [over 12 years ago]
what's your name
Sounds very french to me, how about; Cafe de la Paix, La Verre de Joie, or something - I could go on for days [over 12 years ago]
Name for Coffee Shop
It reminds me of www.toplinkedin.com where folks compete for the largest network - They don't KNOW most of them, but who cares! [over 12 years ago]
Could I beat the record of 382 most activities on a brainstorm?
Now, isn't this sad?!!! [over 12 years ago]
Could I beat the record of 382 most activities on a brainstorm?
Passive boredom - engaged people don't watch it unless they are trapped and bored - ask yourself whether you're engaged or not. [over 12 years ago]
What ideas come to mind when you hear the word "television"?
www.teslamotors.com - with a wind and solar power base at home. Ideally replace Tesla's Li-ion battery with the emerging hypercapacitor technology and add jump chargers to all gas stations [over 12 years ago]
What is your concept for the most eco-friendly car of the future?
It isn't George's problem, it's the muslims' problem. You can only be persecuted if you accept it. America may be confused right now, but Islam isn't - just some muslims. The plaintive nature of much muslim commentary is causing much of the perception issues. It isn't an America vs. Muslims issue, it's some people being unkind to some other people because of their faith. Deal with it at that level [over 12 years ago]
What can George Bush do to soothen hurt feelings of muslim community
Find someone "way out of your league" and invite them for dinner/drinks/coffee [over 12 years ago]
What are ideas for '100 (or more) fun things to do in a lifetime'?
Face your fears - immediately [over 12 years ago]
What are ideas for '100 (or more) fun things to do in a lifetime'?
Sand ski a super dune [over 12 years ago]
What are ideas for '100 (or more) fun things to do in a lifetime'?
Sit in a sidewalk cafe in a busy city (Paris is perfect) and look passing people in the eye and smile - It's harder than you think, but VERY uplifting [over 12 years ago]
What are ideas for '100 (or more) fun things to do in a lifetime'?
Tell the truth, no hedging, for an entire day (week!) - no hiding either! [over 12 years ago]
What are ideas for '100 (or more) fun things to do in a lifetime'?
www.isohunt.com - The google of bittorrent, and the true democratisation of digital media - there are models to make this work legally, but until someone implements one, it is still a great platform [over 12 years ago]
What are the most innovative and cutting edge websites?
More to the point - how do you retain those whose talent is C&I? Many people aren't interested in this, those that are, are invariably "outcasts" and rarely get to contribute to the fullest before becoming disillusioned and moving on. - Find them, and keep them in constant movement - they'll stay and add huge value! [over 12 years ago]
How do you engage lifelong creative and innovative learners?
Take people (once a year) and put them for a week in the role of their boss, their peer in another division/department, etc. (at least 3-4 events a year) where the incumbent assists them. There will be some serious improvements realised. [over 12 years ago]
What are ideas around what a positive culture of innovation could be like?
A monolithic business management platform for multi-national SME businesses. No one's even TALKING about building it, but it would rip SAP, MSFT, Oracle and Netsuite a new one! [over 12 years ago]
Which kind of web service is really missing?
Take nothing seriously or personally - Joy is a CHOICE not a result [over 12 years ago]
What are the little things that can make your day great?
You don't. Technology spreads all by itself - what you do is create useful technologies, human nature and ingenuity will take care of the distribution. The trick is creating a USEFUL tool. Cell phones are useless in an isolated village unless they are virtually free, for example. [over 12 years ago]
How can you spread the use of technology to each and every corner of the world ?
I'd invest it; 80k is too little to risk on most business ventures - especially if it is a major portion of your net worth. The suggestions here are fine if it is 10% or less of your net worth - otherwise, keep working and let it grow undisturbed in a mutual fund [over 12 years ago]
what constructive things would you do with $80 000 cash to keep it coming?
Sea Shepherd? Seriously; you either have sensitive assets or not - if not, municipal waste disposal; if so, a bonded secure disposal service [over 12 years ago]
Whom should prepare assets for final disposal?
Subject them to a high gauss field and then recycle them as bedding for highways and roads. I'm not sure the processes are cost effective enough to render them to their component alloys. [over 12 years ago]
By which method should hard drives be prepared?
Advertising in the new millenium is primarily brand imprinting through entertainment. Since the consumer is becoming ever more sophisticated (blase), entertainment is harder to achieve - shock is one way to get there, but the anesthetic nature of shock means ever more shocking ads are required [over 12 years ago]
controversial advertising
Anything that could read your mind is both good AND bad. Think the invention of TNT or nuclear power. TV, however, is by nature bad - "1500 channels and nothing on!" - so having it read your mind is a bit pointless, isn't it? [over 12 years ago]
what if your TV could read your mind? Is that good or bad? Why?
You are either a global org or you aren't: If you sell service to other time zones, you are committed to support them - deal with it! If you are working "construction" across timezones, the Veriphone model seems to work well; Make sure you have at least 3, ideally 4, centers equidistant around the globe where the end of one "day" overlaps the beginning of the next region's "day." Daily handoff mtg [over 12 years ago]
Working in different time zones?
Hahaha - Good one Anand; Given that few people can accurately define Web 2.0 - Paul must be asking "What's next?!" - If I have my way, Web 3.0 will see the demise of several traditional business models as enablers (not necessarily web based) disintermediate several unthinkable industries - media and banking come to mind - this interface is too limiting to delve deeper [over 12 years ago]
What are some good web 3.0 website ideas?
The Record: It spawned the recording industry which has ruined the live performance industry and shackled musicians - or, at least those who can get noticed [over 12 years ago]
What innovations do you think have fallen to the "dark side"?
Ladies and Gentlemen; in the era where you can buy a used Genetic Sequencer on eBay for $500, guns become somewhat ridiculous - let them carry them if they want - think Darwin awards!! :D [over 12 years ago]
Should the Second Amedment be repealed?
Jajah.com [over 12 years ago]
What are your favorite innovations?
Bittorrent [over 12 years ago]
What are your favorite innovations?