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A Success Story From A Young Entrepreneur

July 28, 2015, by Mihaela Georgieva in: Technology

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It's been a while since our last success story, but we come back with a new and exciting testimonial from a brilliant young entrepreneur - George Stoyanov, Co-founder of Craze. Future Ideas: Hi George, thank you for taking the time to join us for this conversation today! Would you tell us a bit about yourself, your background and interests? George: I appreciate the invite. Well, [...]

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Interview: Ana Carvalho – Crowdfunding Applied to Culture

February 9, 2015, by Olga Penkovska in: Interviews

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Last week we had a pretty inspiring talk with one of our FutureHeroes - Ana Margarida Carvalho, that we wanted to share with you, the Future Ideas community!  Ana is a former participant in the Worldwide Academic Competition and has a master's degree in Communication Sciences with a major in Culture, Heritage  and Science for Universidade do Porto. She wants to be perceived as cultural m[...]

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Inspired By The Coach – Rita Orozco

January 13, 2015, by Mihaela Georgieva in: Interviews

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In this edition of our Newsletter we want to introduce to you Rita Orozco, our current Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. We had a fun and energizing interview with her, in which she shares one of her most thrilling passions and her secret on how to get inspired. We are excited to share with you insights on her career path till now: Future Ideas: Rita, how did your marketing career start?[...]

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Mentors Inspiration: Rita McGrath

November 19, 2014, by Aneliya Evtimova in: Interviews

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Today we are excited to introduce to you Rita McGrath, associate professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Business and author of The End of Competitive Advantage: How to Keep Your Strategy Moving As Fast as Your Business (2013), a book shortlisted by Thinkers50 for the Best Book Award. Enjoy reading Rita's answers for us!   FI: What was your life like when you were writ[...]

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Interview: Lisa Ittner – From research to a real-life business

November 17, 2014, by Mihaela Georgieva in: Interviews

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There is a lot of valuable research generated within universities that no one eventually utilizes. Many hours of hard work and loads of innovative ideas that could have contributed to a better future, but instead are collecting dust in a drawer or are stored in a folder somewhere on a PC (exact location - unknown). So what is the alternative? Let us tell you Lisa Ittner's story. Read further [...]

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Using science in the nightlife industry: DJ Rosh

November 14, 2014, by Aneliya Evtimova in: Interviews

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Roshan Binda, also known as DJ Rosh, DJ and event organizer of One Night in Amsterdam, is a personal friend of one of the members of the Future Ideas team. He wrote his graduation paper by exploring one of the most exciting and constantly booming industries - the electronic dance music scene! We asked Rosh a few questions about his experience. Enjoy and be inspired!   FI: Please tell[...]

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Mentors inspiration: Richard Florida

November 10, 2014, by Aneliya Evtimova in: Interviews

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We also asked our Future of Design mentor to answer a few questions for the Future Ideas community. This is Richard Florida - Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, and senior editor at The Atlantic, where he co-founded CityLab. Enjoy reading!   FI: What was your life like when you were writing your graduation paper? [...]

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Mentors inspiration: Dan Pink

November 7, 2014, by Aneliya Evtimova in: Interviews

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We are extremely thrilled about the grand prize we have for you this year - mentorship by one of the world's biggest thinkers! Dan Pink, bestselling author of Drive, To Sell is Human and A Whole New Mind, answered a couple of questions to inspire you on your journey.   FI: What was your life like when you were writing your graduation paper? Did you worry a lot about it or not at al[...]

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Interviewing: Internship Japan

November 3, 2014, by Mihaela Georgieva in: Interviews

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Japanese organisations tend to follow a standardized and old-fashioned way when hiring employees and internships are rare if not impossible to find. Changing the system means more multicultural experience for students and graduates, leading to internal internationalization of Japanese corporations. A step towards this change is Internship Japan – an organization that tries to incorporate [...]

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