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Old 13.05.2011, 19:13
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Wow......!!! I am sorry K&E, your application has been rejected.

Thomas Watson, Chairman Of IBM In 1943
I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.
"There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home."

-- Ken Olsen, the founder and CEO of Digital Equipment Corporation

However, this is often quoted out of context:

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What Olsen was addressing in 1977 was the concept of powerful central computers that controlled every aspect of home life: turning lights on and off, regulating temperature, choosing entertainments, monitoring food supplies and preparing meals, etc. The subject of his remark was not the personal use computer that is now so much a part of the American home, but the environment-regulating behemoth of science fiction. Digital historian Edgar H. Schein described it thusly:

What Olsen [was focusing on was] that in the 1950s and 1960s there existed the notion that the computer not only could but would control all aspects of our lives. Images of the fully computerized home that automatically turned lights on and off and that prepared meals and controlled daily diets were popular. And the fear that computers might, as in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, even try to take charge altogether was widely experienced.
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Old 13.05.2011, 20:09
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Re: I want to start a company and be extremely rich.....come join me.

Digital Equipment Corporation, that takes me back to my first computer:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DEC-10
It was 1975. You had to reboot by fiddling the swiches. But I automated my NMR diffusion measurements, whatever they are.....

If you need a mega nerd for datamining or customer statistics, then I might be persuaded with the right offer.
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Old 13.05.2011, 20:40
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"There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home."

-- Ken Olsen, the founder and CEO of Digital Equipment Corporation

However, this is often quoted out of context:
Well, if we are quoting, how about John Opel, chairman of IBM back in the mid-1980s:

"Don't fake it!"

Invaluable advice for career success, I think.
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Old 13.05.2011, 22:39
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Well, if we are quoting, how about John Opel, chairman of IBM back in the mid-1980s:

"Don't fake it!"
I think you'll find that guys have a tough time faking it....
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Old 13.05.2011, 23:02
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Re: I want to start a company and be extremely rich.....come join me.

Wow....my first post on EF and I am part of a huge get-rich-quick scheme!! I'll be able to retire before I even move to Switzerland.

I think we need to diversify. We should set-up a pay website that tells people exactly how much money they need to live in Switzerland, where they should live and what they should do. We get our customers from EF by gently suggesting to noobs, like me, that they will find all the answers they need on our site. Once they pay (500 CHF) and get on the site, each section directs them to a premium rate phone number that bills them 50 CHF a minute....and after 30 minotes of subliminal advertising for our apps business it suggests that they use the search function on EF to get their answer. Win-win.

I don't care what I do in the company as long as I'm called "El Presidente".
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Old 13.05.2011, 23:33
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Wow....my first post on EF and I am part of a huge get-rich-quick scheme!! I'll be able to retire before I even move to Switzerland.

I think we need to diversify. We should set-up a pay website that tells people exactly how much money they need to live in Switzerland, where they should live and what they should do. We get our customers from EF by gently suggesting to noobs, like me, that they will find all the answers they need on our site. Once they pay (500 CHF) and get on the site, each section directs them to a premium rate phone number that bills them 50 CHF a minute....and after 30 minotes of subliminal advertising for our apps business it suggests that they use the search function on EF to get their answer. Win-win.

I don't care what I do in the company as long as I'm called "El Presidente".
If you had elaborated your ideas a bit further, you might even be called "L. Ron Hubbard."
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Old 14.05.2011, 05:23
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Re: I want to start a company and be extremely rich.....come join me.

Ok, what's the business plan here ? I understood "phone company" and then? What's next? What's the USP ?

And who is going to buy the company to make us all rich? Danish TDC already has Sunrise in Switzerland.
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Old 14.05.2011, 07:44
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And who is going to buy the company to make us all rich? Danish TDC already has Sunrise in Switzerland.
I think you'll find they don't
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Old 14.05.2011, 07:51
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Re: I want to start a company and be extremely rich.....come join me.

You're obviously too clever by half. Tea boy calling I think - far too clever for management.



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Wow....my first post on EF and I am part of a huge get-rich-quick scheme!! I'll be able to retire before I even move to Switzerland.

I think we need to diversify. We should set-up a pay website that tells people exactly how much money they need to live in Switzerland, where they should live and what they should do. We get our customers from EF by gently suggesting to noobs, like me, that they will find all the answers they need on our site. Once they pay (500 CHF) and get on the site, each section directs them to a premium rate phone number that bills them 50 CHF a minute....and after 30 minotes of subliminal advertising for our apps business it suggests that they use the search function on EF to get their answer. Win-win.

I don't care what I do in the company as long as I'm called "El Presidente".
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Old 14.05.2011, 08:28
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Re: I want to start a company and be extremely rich.....come join me.

Regardless.... perhaps the telecom idea is not fine-tuned enough (yet), but that's what this thread is about:

brainstorming

You've got a collection of educated polyglots (many are experts in their field) thinking together.

Find the right product
Find the niche in the market
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Old 14.05.2011, 09:47
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I would rather brain storm for a children charity foundation.

Then again I always found opening a new bank is a superb way to wealth!


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Regardless.... perhaps the telecom idea is not fine-tuned enough (yet), but that's what this thread is about:

brainstorming

You've got a collection of educated polyglots (many are experts in their field) thinking together.

Find the right product
Find the niche in the market

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Old 14.05.2011, 18:47
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I think you'll find that guys have a tough time faking it....
Hey - I was talking about the boardroom.....
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Old 08.06.2011, 14:43
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Re: I want to start a company and be extremely rich.....come join me.

Not dead yet.......

I am looking for an entrepreneurial mind with extensive skills in programming Android Apps.

Is that you or do you know someone who might be interested in co-starting something new?
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Old 08.06.2011, 14:46
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Not dead yet.......

I am looking for an entrepreneurial mind with extensive skills in programming Android Apps.

Is that you or do you know someone who might be interested in co-starting something new?
Sorry, not possible. To be entrepreneurial you need to be creative and practical. Most programmers are basically autistic spectrum. Try getting two separate people for this.
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Not dead yet.......

I am looking for an entrepreneurial mind with extensive skills in programming Android Apps.

Is that you or do you know someone who might be interested in co-starting something new?
*paging Phil_mcr*
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Old 08.06.2011, 14:50
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Re: I want to start a company and be extremely rich.....come join me.

didn't i hear recently that the android apps store was about to be totally redone as there are millions of apps, most of them rubbish, and google isn't making any money out of it, there are supposed to be going down the apple route (think that was on the bbc)
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Old 08.06.2011, 14:51
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Sorry, not possible. To be entrepreneurial you need to be creative and practical. Most programmers are basically autistic spectrum. Try getting two separate people for this.
Yep, Programmers never came up with anything remotely useful, and programming has absolutely nothing to do with being practical or creative.
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Old 08.06.2011, 14:53
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Sorry, not possible. To be entrepreneurial you need to be creative and practical. Most programmers are basically autistic spectrum. Try getting two separate people for this.

is that spectrum 16/48/128/+2 or +3 ?
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Old 08.06.2011, 14:56
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I gotta find Bubba!
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Thank you for reminding ElggDK about the true meaning of life! Switzerland has enough billionnaires who stuff their ears with banknotes till they stuck out of their nose and still would like more! In the meantime, what do they do for the environment, their local community, their "family" (i.e. other than buying what lots of money can buy)? No wonder the ordinary Swiss is getting "immigration" wary!


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