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Ten Rules for Business Success

There was an article about France's best known blogger, Loïc Le Meur, in the Financial Times today. He has ten rules for achieving success in business. I found it quite interesting and copied it all here:

  • Don’t wait for a revolutionary idea. It will never happen. Just focus on a simple, exciting, empty space and execute as fast as possible
  • Share your idea. The more you share, the more you get advice and the more you learn. Meet and talk to your competitors.
  • Build a community. Use blogging and social software to make sure people hear about you.
  • Listen to your community. Answer questions and build your product with their feedback.
  • Gather a great team. Select those with very different skills from you. Look for people who are better than you.
  • Be the first to recognise a problem. Everyone makes mistakes. Address the issue in public, learn about and correct it.
  • Don’t spend time on market research. Launch test versions as early as possible. Keep improving the product in the open.
  • Don’t obsess over spreadsheet business plans. They are not going to turn out as you predict, in any case.
  • Don’t plan a big marketing effort. It’s much more important and powerful that your community loves the product.
  • Don’t focus on getting rich. Focus on your users. Money is a consequence of success, not a goal.

Wed Dec 5, 2007   (06:03 PM) | Permalink | Persian Version | Keep Reading
Yahoo and Google Announced their Top Searched Keywords in 2007

Yahoo!'s


   1. Britney Spears

   2. WWE

   3. Paris Hilton

   4. Naruto

   5. Beyonce

   6. Lindsay Lohan

   7. Rune Scape

   8. Fantasy Football

   9. Fergie

  10. Jessica Alba

Google's:


1. iphone

2. webkinz

3. tmz

4. transformers

5. youtube

6. club penguin

7. myspace

8. heroes

9. facebook

10. anna nicole smith

Tue Dec 4, 2007   (07:32 AM) | Permalink | Persian Version | Keep Reading
'Pi' and 'e' Go on a Date

Pi and e are on a date -- but one of them has a chilling secret!

Watch this Olde English Sketch Comedy.

Sun Feb 25, 2007   (10:09 PM) | Permalink | Persian Version | Keep Reading
Documentaries on Iran

Here are a couple of interesting documentaries on Iran:

BBC's Rageh inside Iran: Rageh Omaar embarks on a unique journey inside what he describes as one of the most misunderstood countries in the world, looking at the country through the eyes of people rarely heard - ordinary Iranians.

Time's Paolo Woods in Iran.

Wed Feb 21, 2007   (10:41 PM) | Permalink | Persian Version | Keep Reading
Biggest Databases in the World (2007)

I wrote about the biggest databases in the world a few years ago. The latest list is out and I thought it would interesting to compare them against each other.

One of my friends, who used to work for one of those top 10 companies, says that the data they have in this document is pretty accurate. It is interesting that some Internet companies such as Yahoo!, AOL, and MSN are not even in the top 10 list.

Sat Feb 17, 2007   (07:32 PM) | Permalink | Persian Version | Keep Reading
Two-way Television (TV for two) by Sharp

Researchers at Sharp have developed a TV that can show two different programs at the same time. Your viewing angle determines the program you watch.

Watch the video here:

Sun Jan 7, 2007   (10:51 PM) | Permalink | Persian Version | Keep Reading
Safa's Pictures from Iran

Safa is in Iran and posts interesting pictures from Tehran every day.

See all of his pictures from tehran.

Sat Jan 6, 2007   (08:24 PM) | Permalink | Persian Version | Keep Reading
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