Tag Archive: israel

  1. ILTechTalks – Facing the Technology Challenges Together

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    I’m writing this on behalf of Ori Lahav, the CTO of Outbrain. ILTechTalks is one of those initiatives that initially sound too good to be true. Go ahead and take advantage of it, see for yourself! — Eden

    “If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.”

    George Bernard Shaw

    That’s basically what it’s all about.

    Building a technology based business requires investment in knowledge. A software company, by the end of the day, has one big asset which is knowledge. During the road of building this business you are facing the questions around it like:

    • “How do I hire the best team?”
    • “How do I manage it?”
    • “what tools should I choose? open-source vs vendor tools? cloud vs private setup? etc…”
    • “How do I scale my technology? (that’s a good problem)”

    and so on many challenges we are facing on our day to day. (more…)

  2. The Blessed Few – We can Change it

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    Recently I had the opportunity to attend a political meeting. The objective of the meeting was of significant importance to me and, to be presumptuous, to our country – Reformation of a party that, hopefully, will some day ascend to power and once again bring true social-democratic values to our society.  Yet, a careful scan of the faces of the 40 or-so participants, revealed an extremely homogenous crowd. A good and caring crowd, yet a totally non-differentiated group. All relatively or even highly successful people, extremely caring and motivated, but, essentially without an exception, the kind of persons that the common Israeli either dislikes or even, dare I say, hates. Despite many claims to the contrary, Israel has always been a “class-oriented” society, where those who have been here longer sneer upon the new arrivals and feel that the new comers do not appreciate the hard work that their predecessors in this country have done. For an illustration, go and review the Lul gem produced by Arik Einstein and Uri Zohar approximately 40 years ago.  (more…)