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Car Pool Pitch – Том Боломж TV Show

Finally after 2 years, we are making this show happen.  Car Pool Pitch is a show /competition where people compete to pitch their ideas to prominent Mongolian CEOs during their car ride to work, allowing them to fine tune their vision, make connections, and find mentors. CPP is a Startup Mongolia and SWMONGOLIA Initiative in collaboration with C1 Television.
“Том боломж” С1 Телевизийн шинэ нэвтрүүлгийг танилцуулж байна. 
Оролцохыг хүсвэл бидэнтэй холбоо бариарай. 
Холбоо барих утас: 99196613
Байгууллагуудын захирлуудад машинд хамт суух хугацаандаа өөрийн бизнессийн санаагаа тайлбарлан өрсөлдөх тэмцээн бөгөөд үүгээр дамжуулан хөрөнгө оруулалт авах боломжтой юм.
Оролцогч нь гүйцэтгэх захирлын машинд  сууж өөрийн санаагаа танилцуулна. 
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Michael Jordan “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed. “

Michael Jordan “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed. “

Of course you always have to try first! 

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11 Hard Things I have to always do to get somewhere!

Found this amazing list – that seems to be super articulate and on point. Obviously this is not all of I have to do to be successful but It’s a super simple starting point! 
  1. You have to make the call you’re afraid to make.
  2. You have to get up earlier than you want to get up.
  3. You have to care more about others than they care about you.
  4. You have to feel unsure and insecure when playing it safe seems smarter. Stay forever Curious!
  5. You have to lead when no one else is following you yet.
  6. You have to invest in yourself even though no one else is.
  7. You have to make mistakes and look like an idiot.
  8. You have to try and fail and try again.
  9. You have to meet deadlines that are unreasonable and deliver results that are unparalleled.
  10. You have to be accountable for your actions even when things go wrong.
  11. You have to keep moving towards where you want to be no matter what’s in front of you.
These are not meant to be easy! But these are the things that can define you. These are the things that make the difference between living a life of mediocrity or outrageous success.

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What Is the Memory Capacity of the Human Brain?

Paul Reber, professor of psychology at Northwestern University, says: The human brain consists of about one billion neurons. Each neuron forms about 1,000 connections to other neurons, amounting to more than a trillion connections. If each neuron could only help store a single memory, running out of space would be a problem. You might have only a few gigabytes of storage space, similar to the space in an iPod or a USB flash drive. Yet neurons combine so that each one helps with many memories at a time, exponentially increasing the brain’s memory storage capacity to something closer to around 2.5 petabytes (or a million gigabytes). For comparison, if your brain worked like a digital video recorder in a television, 2.5 petabytes would be enough to hold three million hours of TV shows. You would have to leave the TV running continuously for more than 300 years to use up all that storage.


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Marc Ecko: Mastering the Art of Authenticity Fashion designer Marc Ecko talks to Inc.’s Scott Gerber about his best advice for entrepreneurs, his lowest moment in business and his new book, Unlabel.

Ecko says despite his success, his route to inspiration remains the same as it was when he was just starting out more than two decades ago. He says he finds ideas during quiet moments doing everyday things like working out or taking a walk at his home in New Jersey.

Read more: http://www.inc.com/marc-ecko/marc-ecko-ecko-unltd-authentic-entrepreneurship.html 

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The people drawn to startups are independent self-starters who thrive in uncertainty

The people drawn to startups are independent self-starters who thrive in uncertainty

It’s Not a Democracy or a True Meritocracy
Many entrepreneurs hold egalitarian management ideals. “The best idea wins!” we proclaim. Unfortunately, the best idea is not always practical or pragmatic. In that case, it falls to the leader (you) to squash it, which can inspire more than a little backlash from its most passionate supporters. So be careful in the expectations you set and assumptions you allow when canvassing your organization for good ideas.
Additionally, remember that incentives aren’t always aligned. Younger salaried employees have very different goals than do personally invested founders or executives whose compensation hinges on the performance of the business. Those incentives lead people to assess decisions very differently, and it may lead your people toward projects that are at odds with your goals.
You set a tone with your decision making style. Set the wrong tone and you’ll either never make a decision or your employees will grow frustrated when their recommendations are overridden. Simply explain the major constraints (time, money, technology, etc.) and how the decision will be made (democratically, by a committee, by you with input from others). Once the decision is made, be sure to explain why that path was chosen. Transparency helps your team see how you’re keeping the organization on track with the goals you’ve previously articulated.
Another great tip: Wake Up With More Energy

Many people feel tired in the morning not because they didn’t sleep enough but because they have low blood sugar. You can minimize this by consuming a tablespoon or two of unsweetened almond butter before you go to sleep. It’s a very simple way to stabilize your blood sugar. (I’ve tested this by having a continuous glucose monitor implanted in my side.) Right away, a lot of people will go from feeling groggy to feeling extremely alert when they wake up.
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Greatness is doing lots of small things right!

Something I read from an article recently- some great sales tips and observations. As more things get automated and mass communicated –  personal selling can become advantageous. 
Here we go 
When selling, a key thing is to get to the root of the rejection and see if you can solve that. 
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1. Real-time communication (skype, gtalk, texting, phone-calls) wins. This was the most effective way in selling vs more passive forms (emails, Facebook/Twitter posts).
2. Ask for referrals. If someone isn’t interested, ask who is. If someone is interested, just ask for 1 person who else they think will like it. I incentivized this with an extra month of jerky with any successful referral.
3. Downsells work. If someone didn’t want 3 months which helped me with my goal, I asked if they were okay with just 1 month of jerky.
4. You can’t sell everyone. With limited time, anyone who did not eat jerky or didn’t care about high-quality specialty jerky wasn’t worth selling to.
5. Focus on what already works. Quickly, I noticed offices already order snacks AND have larger budgets to expense things (perfect).
6. Ask people what they want. If people liked a certain type of jerky already, I noted that and will just get them the kinds they like. Why guess? Work backwards from what people already want.
7. Social media is noisy. I posted twice on both Facebook/Twitter to make sure anybody who knows me has a better chance of finding my jerky. I usually assume one tweet should reach everyone, it doesn’t.
8. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to start a business. With only 24 hours and $7.99, I got this biz going. You don’t need to spend tons of money and time to validate a business.
9. The secret to success … is work. That’s it. It’s hard and tiring but if you want it, you can do anything.
10. You’ve got to ask. I focused on people who I thought the jerky would genuinely be good for. It is a bit uncomfortable but I noticed that’s generally the case when you aren’t promoting something you believe in.
11. Build (or maintain) your network. If you complain you don’t have enough people to sell to, build it now. I noticed I hadn’t reached out to many friends in awhile. You have to tend to your “garden” or it will decay.
What it all boils down to is yourself. If you really want it and are willing to work, the lifestyle you want is available to you.
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GEW 2013 Report -Startup Weekend Mongolia 9 Results

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Enough is enough?

Hand Made OKTYABRI Case

After 10 different manufacturers and 9 versions, We have decided to introduce our first product in our HAND-Crafted Line. Hand-Crafted is OKTYABRI’s leather and felt products for Men (and women).

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From the beginning we wanted to create stuff we wanted to own ourselves. Luxury, quality and limited edition were some of our main criteria. This in itself was a tough task.

While working with our team and deciding on the design, stitching, corner radius, color, leather finish etc…. we faced many decisions. Anybody who is trying to create a winning product, would like to be able to say exactly what it is they need. But in reality, many unplanned factors and the process itself can make the process quite tough. Often people go back and forth changing their product features! So when is “Enough is Enough?”

While building NGOs, School, Strategy for other companies, and finally OKTYABRI products – I have come to consider few criteria to be crucial on this process. Often these helped me push the product forward and gave me opportunity to test the market and still activate the brand! these include:
*MVP: Minimum Viable Product – A product that has features that allow the product to be deployed. We will more likely further develop our offering.
*Cost – In many cases, this is one thing that can be controlled and has the real impact on your business model.
*Customers – Without clearly defining your customers, you wouldn’t be able to get a honest feedback on your product.

What do you all think? I will continue to share our story as we try to create a successful men’s lifestyle brand!

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Evolved Men Brand!

After 3 years, we are finally rebranding and relaunching “OKTYABRI

OKTYABRI is a personal evolution brand for men
providing honest values to its members and the society. 

Evolved Men: We refuse to accept the norm and will shift the
paradigm. We won’t just indulge what life has to offer but will actively add
value to the society. We still open the doors for women. 

Care about the future of the world and will standby when
bullshit is being said and acted. We give the only thing we have unlimited:
love.

OKTYABRI is a product of all our combined experiences. We are young men who wanted to create something that we saw the need for! It’s a lifestyle brand for new young luxury consumers around the world. As consumers are being offered  ”everything” – they are looking for unique and custom products with real value. After learning and collaborating with creative people, we will experiment and deliver something special. 
With our partners and friends, we hope to create a long-lasting supplier “partner/ brand” for men.  I hope that not only does the brand help our members but also the young partners of our business to grow as individuals. 
We are planning some exciting stuff in the near future and I hope to share this exciting experience with everyone.