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Visnja Zeljeznjak (luckyisgood)
Works at Simpfinity.com - App for Digital Agency Business Owners
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Google helped me make this wonderful park look even more dreamy.
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I started to read the start of the sentence "God helped me make this..."  :))
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A tree was so beautiful today, I had to take this.
And later today I decided to CC0 the photo: https://pixabay.com/en/pine-tree-pollen-flower-evergreen-1363125/
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This is why Twitter is failing: "While Twitter has retained its big brand advertisers, it has failed to develop an enormous self-serve ad platform in the manner of Google and Facebook." Twitter has 310 million users, and small businesses want to reach those customers - but Twitter won't let us. Google and Facebook are truly international companies, they do not discriminate based on geography and wallet depth. That's why they're winning and Twitter is failing.
Twitter reported its first-quarter earnings today, and they came in under expectations: the company's haul of $595 million was less than the $607.8 million that analysts expected, and so is the...
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+Firas Hermez no more toxic than Youtube, but I don't see Youtube failing. Maybe that's because Youtube is actually working on making their advertising global :) 

I guess it's hard to be an advertising company and limit who gets to pay you, at the same time. US companies are too slow to realize that in the end, there's always more revenue available from international customers than from U.S. customers. This is universally true, no matter which country one comes from: the world is always bigger than your country.
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Educate yourself about the flu - I bring you awesome links to do so. It's still inconclusive whether or not Prince died of flu, but now is a good time to educate ourselves and revisit our old misconceptions and delusions about this deadly disease: "So, yes, young healthy people can die from flu and it’s not uncommon for the currently circulating flu strain to disproportionately affect young and middle-aged adults. The best approach, always, is to not get the flu or at least reduce its severity by getting your annual influenza vaccination."

I decided to get a flu shot this year (for the first time in my life). Yesterday I spent a couple of hours to educate myself about the flu, so here are good links:

CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/ - everything about the disease, the vaccine, the history of influenza. Reputable and content-rich source of information on most diseases and health conditions, I use CDC regularly to teach myself about health and medicine.

Common flu vaccine excuses: https://www.khanacademy.org/science/health-and-medicine/infectious-diseases/influenza/v/5-common-flu-vaccine-excuses - an awesome video which you can use to educate your friends and family, without insulting their intelligence

Refutation of 'Vaccines Are Bad!' myths (this will inevitably come up in a discussion with your friends and family, and most myths originate in the Wakefield study that Sal Khan of the Khan Academy refutes here in a respectable manner):
part 1: https://www.khanacademy.org/science/health-and-medicine/infectious-diseases/influenza/v/vaccines-and-the-autism-myth-part-1

part 2: https://www.khanacademy.org/science/health-and-medicine/infectious-diseases/influenza/v/vaccines-and-the-autism-myth-part-2
Could a health nut fit enough for long flamboyant performances be taken down by influenza in his mid-50s? Many strains of flu are most dangerous to infants and the elderly, but recently the Northern Hemisphere has seen a resurgence of a strain that is killing young and middle-aged adults through a phenomenon immunologists call a cytokine storm.
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Bananas are in trouble! Some bloody fungus wants to eat all our bananas. I seriously did not know this, but in the '50s the world lost one most popular variety of banana, called Gros Michel, to the Panama disease. This variety is now virtually extinct, and the world switched to the Cavendish variety, which has been resistant to the fungi until the '90s. Since then, a new fungus has destroyed many plantations around the world, and scientists still don't know how to fight it. Most bananas are clones, and this genetic uniformity is not helping. Hopefully genetic engineering can save everyone's favorite fruit. 
In the 1950s a deadly strain of Panama disease wiped out almost all banana plantations in Central and South America.
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+Panu H didn't know. Poor creatures :(
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I'm feeding cats in the 'hood.
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:) made me smile!
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Funny story of Noah's Ark, told on Noah's Facebook feed.
 
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good way to start a friday morning. :-D 
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In the new Snowden trailer, I love how close to the real man Joseph Gordon-Levitt is :) Deeper voice, older look... I just hope the movie is not hopelessly naive regarding the tech :(
The first trailer for Oliver Stone's Snowden is here, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the former NSA contractor. The film is set to hit theaters on September 16th, and also features Shailene...
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Why Okinawans live 100+ years: a scientific study

Basically, up to 30% genetics (luck) and the rest is healthy lifestyle. But what exactly? In short:

- caloric restriction (they eat less than their body needs): "one of the most important findings in free-radical research has been that eating fewer calories increases life span. Okinawans following the traditional ways have low blood levels of free radicals."

- they have impressively young, clean arteries, low cholesterol, and low homocysteine levels when compared to Westerners. "Diet, regular exercise, moderate alcohol use, avoidance of smoking, blood pressure control, and a stress-minimizing psychospiritual outlook"

- Okinawans are at extremely low risk for hormone-dependent cancers including cancers of the breast, prostate, ovaries, and colon. high vegetables/fruits consumption, higher intake of good fats (omega-3, mono-unsaturated fat), high fiber diet, high flavonoid intake, low body fat level, and high level of physical activity

- fewer ostheoporosis cases: "high calcium intake by Okinawans in both food and their natural drinking water, high vitamin D levels from exposure to sunlight, increased physical activity, especially at older ages, and high intake of dietary flavonoids (estrogenic compounds from plant foods)."

- "Okinawan centenarians have been lean throughout their extraordinarily long lives, with an average body mass index (BMI) that ranged from 18 to 22 (lean is less than 23)."

- women have fewer complications from the menopause: "Okinawan women also have a very high intake of natural estrogens through their diet, mainly from the large quantities of soy they consume. All plants, especially legumes (beans, peas), onions, and broccoli, contain these natural estrogens."

So, there's our blueprint for living a hundred years.
Okinawa Centenarian Study findings: world's longest life expectancy,health,successful aging due to lifestyle
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Scifi fans, don't miss this! A story about a plane crash, and a beloved celebrity who was in it, will probably move you to tears.
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How to hide your wine addiction.
Somehow Amy Schumer comes to mind :)
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I write books and guides about the business of web development at Simpfinity.com.
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Sales, Digital Marketing, Writing, Public Speaking.
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  • Simpfinity.com - App for Digital Agency Business Owners
    Co-Founder and Writer, 2010 - present
    I write about my personal experience in co-founding, running and organizing a website development business. I'm happiest when I hear from business owners (software developers, designers, marketers, project managers) who are inspired by my many mistakes and victories.
  • logit.net - Python & Django Web Development Consultancy
    Co-Founder and Senior Internet Consultant, 2002 - present
    At my consultancy www.logit.net I help experienced companies who sell complex products and services succeed online. My main consulting products are comprehensive B2B and eCommerce website audits and reviews which solve tough problems such as "Why isn't our website attracting enough visitors?" and "Why isn't our website converting enough visitors to sales and leads?". Tell me what goal you want to achieve and I'll show you exactly why and where your website is leaking sales.
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B2B Digital marketing, business, entrepreneurship, sales, writing, and science are my favorite topics.
Introduction
★ I'm a writer  

I wrote a business book called Recurring Revenue For Web Agencies. It helps web professionals skip months of indecision, avoid common mistakes and build profitable recurring revenue services in the fastest way possible.

I'm writing a weekly newsletter about the business of website development for Simpfinity. Articles I publish there I don't publish anywhere else, so subscribe. It's free and the readers love it. 

★ I'm an entrepreneur  

I have spent 12 years acquiring experience. I will spend the next 12 sharing it through my books, articles and the products my company makes.

In 2002 I co-founded a European Python & Django web consultancy logIT where I work today and where I acquired my sales, digital marketing and copywriting skills. Follow our Google+ page.

Now I work on Simpfinity: a sales proposal + project management + client support web application for web agencies. My company developed Simpfinity in 2010 for internal purposes and my team is currently working on releasing it as an all-in-one software product for everyone to use. Follow our Google+ page and subscribe to Simpfinity email newsletter.

I'm passionate about building my own expertise in website architecture, web usability, conversion rate optimization, sales, lead generation, writing, copywriting and digital marketing in general. The Internet is in my DNA.



★ MY BUSINESS TOPICS ON GOOGLE+ ★

- running a digital agency / web development consultancy business
- organizing business processes
- managing web agency's workflows
- achieving and maintaining profitability

- entrepreneurship
- sales
- digital marketing (inbound, SEO, content, social, Google+)
- copywriting
- blogging
- books & publishing

- eCommerce
- conversion rate optimization #cro
- web usability

If you like these topics, you can: 

1) follow the profiles, pages and communities where I post:
- my personal G+ profile (the one you're looking at now)

2)  subscribe to my posts on Google+: 

- put me in a special circle and turn the notifications on, so that you get all my Google+ stuff. I never post garbage.

- OR go here and leave a comment and I'll put you in a special circle: http://goo.gl/QtAuV. I will then notify you directly when I post original content on the above BUSINESS topics. I don't send out notifications when I post about my PERSONAL topics



★ MY PERSONAL TOPICS ON GOOGLE+ ★

I'm all of this: writer, pirate, activist, vegan, fan of cats.

- writing
- science
- science fiction
- #pirate party stuff
- #bitcoin
- #BasicIncome
- social justice
- vegan
- #Caturday (posting a few times a year)



★ EXAMPLES OF MY GOOGLE+ POSTS ★

"Perfect Digital Business" Series
I've started writing this Google+ original post series, where I explore the features of a freedom-enabling business.

Announcing the series: http://goo.gl/NCpkB
Part 4: Passion

People also liked these posts of mine: 

http://goo.gl/8jw3Q (Why don't you just summarize the article you're sharing on social media?)

http://goo.gl/NCcwu (How to start building your internet maketing platform from absolute zero followers, post on Google+)

http://goo.gl/ixhmD (How to write when you're afraid you're not expert enough, post on Google+)

http://goo.gl/IWeCK (What Guy Kawasaki does to sell shiitake-load of books, post on my blog luckyisgood.com)



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Currently
Rijeka
Previously
Varazdin - Zagreb
Food was very good, I only wish the portions were a little bigger because I was hungry :) the ambience is wonderful, you're eating your meal in the old city, practically on the street!
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Private jacuzzi in your own apartment with thermal water, the best vegan meals in the country - bar none, friendly staff, and spa area with whirpool and saunas. Luxurious stay at prices anyone could afford. Really, you should come here.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Great ambient, very good beer.
Food: GoodDecor: ExcellentService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Excellent chinese food, and people working there are so friendly and fun, it's an enjoyment! Everytime I'm in Rijeka, we meet our friends for lunch there.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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The best vegetarian pizza I've ever eaten. Highly recommended.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Delicious food and friendly staff and owners. I love having a lunch there and I would recommend this restaurant every day and twice on Sunday. Excellent WIFI signal, ask the staff for the password.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Otkako smo dedicated servere prebacili iz SAD k Avalonu, preporodili smo se jer se sad možemo koncentrirati na naš vlastiti biznis, a brigu za servere povjerili smo ljudima koji znaju što rade, uvijek su dostupni i reagiraju na naše specijalne muzičke želje.
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago