Finnish startups attract the most venture capital in Europe Finland heads the charts in European venture capital investments in startup and early stage growth companies as percentage of GDP between 2012 and 2016. In 2016, Finnish startup and early stage growth companies raised the second highest amount of venture capital funding in Europe when looking at investments as percentage of GDP.

The common ways software costs to sneak in | We’re used to hearing of software being described as “free as in freedom” and “free as in beer.” But there’s another kind of “free” that doesn’t get talked about as much: “free as in puppy.” This concept is based around the idea that when someone gives you a free puppy, that puppy isn’t really free. There’s

Why the last thing open source needs is more corporate oversight – TechRepublic Well-intentioned people keep proposing solutions to open source governance and revenue models. They’re wrong. Here’s why. According to a new Black Duck survey, developers can’t get enough of open source, ramping up open source adoption by 60% last year. Why the uptick? A whopping 84% cited superior cost savings, ease-of-access, and no vendor lock-in. Open

What to know before you open source your project Before your company makes a project open source, make sure you’re ready for all your new responsibilities to the community that forms around it. It’s the ecosystem, stupid With so much innovation happening in open source projects, why not take advantage of it across your product and supply chain?

Great DevOps engineers follow these five laws “A good engineer is a lazy engineer,” some will say. And to a certain extent, it’s true: Laziness is a great quality if you’re automating repetitive tasks.” Banish the phrase, “I don’t know” . But saying, “I’ll have to do some research,” or “I know someone that might be able to point me in the

If Humble People Make the Best Leaders, Why Do We Fall for Charismatic Narcissists? The research is clear: when we choose humble, unassuming people as our leaders, the world around us becomes a better place. Humble leaders improve the performance of a company in the long run because they create more collaborative environments.  When leaders behave humbly, followers emulate their modest attitude and behavior.  A clinical study illustrates that when charisma overlaps

Digital Marketing Mistakes This article lists 5 mistakes. For this list I can add two common mistakes advertises do quite often: Buy advertisement on web site, get some users to click, but have incorrect URL on advertisement – users do not get forwarded to page you wanted them to go – money is spent on advertisement, no

10 work skills for the postnormal era – Work Futures World Economic Forum’s skills list is way out of date. We need new ways to think about — and talk about — this rapidly changing world. Deep generalists can ferret out the connections that build the complexity into complex systems, and grasp their interplay. In postnormal times creativity may paradoxically become normal: an everyone, everyday, everywhere, process.

How to Save Money and Reduce Risk Developing a New Electronic Hardware Product Bringing a new electronic product to market is generally difficult, risky, and expensive. To succeed, and make it to eventual profitability, you need to focus your early efforts on minimizing risk and cost. This article gives tips if you plan to go to hardware business.  Here is another related article worth to read: Let’s