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Iqbal V Gandham
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"Everything That Happened In 2013 In One Cartoon" http://feedly.com/k/1g1E7HS
While millisecond by millisecond we spend our lives focused on the machinations of the "markets", a lot of 'other stuff' happened in 2013. The following incredible image from Beutler Ink's Mario Zucca packs in an entire year's worth of 2013's major events.
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"The Definitive History Of Bitcoin" http://feedly.com/k/1kKHXoX 
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"Picturing The Biggest Scam In The History of Mankind" http://feedly.com/k/1gD9vA1
Last week Mike Maloney exposed the "biggest scam in the history of mankind" in 7 easy steps in his latest presentation. As Mike explains, most people can feel deep down that something isn't quite right with the world economy, but few know what it is. Gone are the days where a family can survive on just one paycheck...every day it seems that things are more and more out of control, yet only one in a million understand why. Here is the simple infog...
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"Hypnotic Burning Man Time-Lapse Captures Magic in the Desert" http://feedly.com/k/1buBL4s 
Reminisce on the beauty and eccentricity of the summer festival with this hypnotic time-lapse.
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If that is a sighting, I've just seen Santa Claus,
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Typing/ Computers are killing the are of handwriting. Mine looks like an intoxicated any has stepped in a pot of ink, before deciding to do a random walk across a page.

Tablets are killing the art of typing, my spelling is going to pot, and I now use one finger and thumb for everything

Soon we will not type, just talk.

Our attention spans are already so poor that anything above 140 chars or 2 lines is no longer read. We do not like to listen

Eventually all we will do is sit and watch, whilst others talk....I think they call it TV :-)
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nice observation Iqbal... I hate reading text messages totally misspelt.. or is it a new slang?
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17mn adults in the Uk struggle with basic maths. I hold my head in shame. How can you not know howto work out 25% of 84

I blame the teachers, they do not know maths, hence how can they teach it. It's not difficult to add two numbers together, or divide 84 by 4 and subtract that from 84. Maths is used everywhere and everyday, its a language.

Ban all calculators from classrooms and in fact from university.
Almost half of British adults have the maths skills of an 11-year-old or worse, figures show, leaving them struggling to manage family finances, calculate change and use transport timetables.
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"The Correlation Between New Technology and Your Age" http://feedly.com/k/Jf38U0 
In this comic, Manu Cornet of 'Bonkers World' proves that your reaction to new technology directly correlates to the year you were born.
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Ironically,early adopters find it a waste, however I'm seeing a lot of companies still using it for hiring
 
LinkedIn has become almost useless now
I’ve been using LinkedIn for years and I really used to like it a lot. I have only connected with people I know/people I have worked with. Now I see a meaningless news stream with a load of meaningless skills updates and questions e.g. does X know about Y the company he actually works with (?) and other ridiculous skills from a dumb machine. I can no longer get a clear view of my connections and their current status. 
This is such a pity, LinkedIN is now just another address book. 

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Only one post worth sharing today. Spend 30 minutes out of life and watch this video, and make Kony famous
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Boutique consultancy for high growth startups as well as tinkering with his own ideas
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C + I^2 = P + I -> £[$]
Introduction

Receiving his bachelors in Physics & Astrophysics and post graduation in Spacecraft Engineering, from UCL, Iqbal commenced his career as the third employee of a jobsite, one of the first in the UK, which subsequently listed on the London Stock Exchange. Iqbal then joined an ISP, leading it to achieve accolades such as ‘ISP of the year’, and finally supervising the merger between it and and Telco.

Following this he invested in, and led the technical team at another ISP; re-engineering it to become the UK’s first ISP to offer lifetime Internet access and listing it on Ofex for over $200 million

Realizing the Internet opportunity in India, Iqbal co-founded a web hosting company in 1999 as its CTO. Within two years, they opened branches in 11 cities, hired over 300 employees, developed an e-commerce platform and were recognized as the largest domain registration and web hosting company in Asia. In due course it listed on the Mumbai Stock Exchange. He also launched  India’s first and largest [legal] VoIP provider. 

Cloud computing was to be Iqbal’s next foray. He developed a  technology platform which led to the 80 member team being identified as ‘Tech Pioneers‘ at the World Economic Forum in 2009, and achieving an investment valuation of $100 million 

Currently he consults for a number of high growth startups in the e-commerce and mobile application space. In his free-time he developed an image recognition technology platform for mobile e-commerce, which was voted as one of the top ten companies in the UK by UK Trade & Industry in 2010.

Iqbal is a regular speaker at Universities such as UCL and Warwick Business School on entrepreneurship. He is an advisor for portfolio companies at Europe’s largest seed-fund, and was shortlisted as best advisor for Internet Businesses in Europe by Techcrunch [Europas]. 

If you want to find him, he usually spends his spare time on the Opencoffee mailing list, or here on G+

Iqbal excels at only two things, building great products and obtaining customers.

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All startups he's been involved in have either been acquired, merged or IPO'd since 1994
Education
  • University College London
    Spacecraft Engineering, 1994 - 1995
  • University of Birmingham
    Astrophysics, 1990 - 1993
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