Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Technology Venture: FACEBOOK

Company Summary and History
Facebook is an online social engagement platform that allows individuals manage social relationships and meet new people. It was set up in February 2004 by four Harvard Students originally under the name “thefacebook” as a network for Harvard Students. It quickly grew popular and grew to include support for photos and other colleges and high schools. By 2006, it was made open to anybody with an email address. Facebook ranks as the second most trafficked website in the world as of November 2010 with more than half a billion registered users and over 40 billion views per month.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Diary of a Start-Up: The First Negativity

It had to happen at one point or another. A problem of being educated and looking at developing a start-up is the potential opportunity cost. Take my fiancĂ©e for example who is rapidly becoming one of Accenture’s most valuable employees. She is leading a team three years before she should and knows that if she stays on the path she has chosen she will be making six figures well before the time she is 30. She’s a shining light towards tenacity and commitment to a corporate and the rewards it can bring if you play the game correctly. I’m incredibly lucky to have her but not sure she’s so lucky to be with me!