Gaurav Makkar

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dwr:

If by two “two short years”, you mean 15 years investing and 40 years working in Silicon Valley, then, yeah, he’s suddenly become a power broker.

fastcompany:

Your Personal Brand Is More Than Your Follower Count

Your brand isn’t about numbers, it’s about how people experience you in real life.

We’ve been discussing personal brands at Fast Company for a while now—like since 1997—but most of the time when we discuss the Brand Called You, we fittingly focus on Twitter tai chi and LinkedIn leverage. While these mediums are essential, we do live at least some of our lives offline—and your personal brand is present there, though you don’t get automated emails about it.

What we need, then, is a more holistic perspective. Writing for Forbes, Glenn Llopis supplies us with one:

“A personal brand is the total experience of someone having a relationship with who you are.”

So live mindfully—and authentically.

Branding isn’t acting the part—performing all day will drain you—but rather the consequence of living with authenticity. Like a wise woman once said, “brand is an exhaust fume from you running the engine of your life.”

Read the rest here.

[Image: Flickr user Kurt Haubrich]

Branding isn’t acting the part—performing all day will drain you.

parislemon:

John Paczkowski writing for AllThingsD in September of last year:

“One year from now, between Windows phones, Windows tablets and Windows PCs, we’ll see close to … 400 million new devices running those new operating systems,” Ballmer said during the unveiling of Nokia’s new Lumia smartphones this morning. “Those devices running Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 represent the single largest opportunity for software developers today. Four hundred million per year? That is unrivaled. I’ll bet you right now, the next app developer to hit it really big will do so on Windows.”

As Horace Dediu quipped on Twitter yesterday, “Only 320 million to go.”

Steve Ballmer and his outrageously funny predictions. I wonder what this man is doing in the tech industry. As somebody said it correctly in the comments: This person should be selling meat not twchnology.

thisistheverge:

Apple and Universal Music agreement on streaming iRadio service imminent

Apple is expected to sign the largest record label perhaps as soon as next week, sources say. Warner Music is right behind.

Seems music 2.0 innings for Apple is on the cards.

Between Sand Hill Road and Wall Street lies a big country that is going to bear the brunt of the coming connected age. Sorry Mark, but in the age of data, Facebook is Standard Oil and you are Rockefeller.
parislemon:

stevekovach:

staff:

Tumblr for Android just got a total facelift! We’ve completely redesigned the interface, added fancy post animations, made images pop, and a whole lot more. Download the update today.

:)

This fancy. (Refresh animation is great too.)

Hope to see the new UI on iOS soon!

parislemon:

stevekovach:

staff:

Tumblr for Android just got a total facelift! We’ve completely redesigned the interface, added fancy post animations, made images pop, and a whole lot more. Download the update today.

:)

This fancy. (Refresh animation is great too.)

Hope to see the new UI on iOS soon!

hackerhmb:

What is hope and fear? Sakyong Mipham in Running with the Mind of Meditation defines these as two emotions which arise from two kinds of pain: “the pain of not encountering what we want, and the pain of encountering what we don’t want.” Most entrepreneurs start down their path with a…

so true.

anscloud:

Three years from now, people are going to be sharing eight to 10 times as much stuff. We’d better be there, because if we’re not, some other service will be.

After struggling for a decade and surviving on government loans, Tesla turns profitable for the first time. I believe that electric car industry has reached the inflection point and Tesla is going to lead the revolution.