Go Start Something and Have No Regret!

PREFACE

I have never been very much fond of people writing about the continuous transcendental analysis of our human existence and spirituality. My needs to revisit my doubts and urges regarding the meaning of life, the universe and everything else where pretty much solved the day I found out the answer to all of them was 42.

I guess this apparent lack of depth or spiritual curiosity has a lot of different philosophical and psychological explanations and is probably the leading cause of why I decided to quit pursuing my childhood dream of becoming a songwriter when I was 17 to study International Business. However, not long ago a good friend of mine posted on Facebook a link to blog post analyzing a book that compiled the 5 most common regrets of people in their death bed, and suddenly something clicked in my mind.
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Video: Startup Bootcamp Madrid Demo Day 2011 (22/09/2011)

“One Picture is Worth Ten Thousand Words” (Confucius)

Please watch below a summary of the happiest, proudest, most thrilling, most fulfilling, most rewarding, most joyous, most exciting,… day of my professional life so far.




A big thank you to everybody that made it possible, there aren’t enough words in the world to thank you neither are there enough prizes, favors or wealth to reward you!

The Difference between Return on Investment and Return on Ego (@ tetuanvalley.com)

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NOTE: The following article was written by yours truly and published at Tetuan Valley‘s blog on December 21st, 2010

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Really hope this would be the case, but unfortunately...

In these times of economic turmoil in Europe, in which none of the guys that are (allegedly) leading our economies seem to have a clear strategy to get us out of this mess, there is an incipient trend that is dangerously starting to become business-as-usual for public administrations, large corporations and academic institutions: The incessant use of fostering entrepreneurship as a marketing tool instead of as a real investment opportunity.

As time goes by, it is becoming quite difficult for European entrepreneurs to know who is out there really doing something useful for them and who is just there making an effort to appear smiling in an article’s picture. Sure, being part of a relevant entity is quite easy to get the attention of the media if your face or your entity’s logo can be somewhat related to “entrepreneurship” or “start-ups” and it is obvious that this has a lot of benefitial attributes for their brands but who is really doing something for the sustainable development of a fully functional start-up ecosystem in our economies?

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“If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem” (@ tetuanvalley.com)

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NOTE: The following article was written by yours truly and published at Tetuan Valley‘s blog on September 22nd, 2010

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It’s been already a couple of years since we first started reading about Spain’s economic downturn. Since then, our brick & mortar-driven economy has collapsed leaving a weakened country with very little productive industrial sector and a service industry highly dependent on the well-doing of foreign economies. As normal side-effects, unemployment rocketed through the roofs and consumption plummeted. Yet, there is still a general sentiment amongst Spaniards that these are problems that the government should fix for them where the crude reality is that the public administration has only the power to create new tools and promote certain methods.

As a non-politically affiliated organization, Tetuan Valley is in no position to neither evaluate nor comment on the quality and the performance of the tools and methods implemented by our current government or the ones proposed by the opposition. However, as citizens of this country, we do believe that is ultimately us [the Spaniards] the ones responsible of taking the reins of this horse and ride it out of the crisis.

Looks familiar??? (courtesy of Scott Adams)

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Hello Blogosphere!

Greetings,

Today I am starting to build my own personal digital brand as a blogger, an entrepreneur but most of all, as a professional citizen in the worldwide web.  I am starting this blog without really knowing where it might lead me, and that is what I find to be the most exciting part of it; so please, let me invite you to join me in this journey of shared learnings and self discovery. Pack your bags light; it is going to be a long and bumpy journey and hopefully there will be plenty of things to pick up and carry along the way.

I have been rambling around the idea of this blog for quite sometime now, especially after my beloved cousin ML Moreno started her own blog about pursuing and finding new professional opportunities, Zumo de Empleo (highly recommended), but up until recently I couldn’t figure out what was supposed to be my angle. See, so far, my life hasn’t been that interesting, I am not famous or rich or anything like that, and I am certainly not a real expert in any particular subject of interest to neither mainstream audiences or any respectable niche group of erudites. However, it was not until recently that I figured out that this was quite an archaic mindset.

Every single one has a story to tell and this is mine, and it’s about entrepreneurship, and it’s about startups, and it’s about technology, and it’s about business, and it’s about problems… and hopefully about solutions too.

Why?
Because I want to write about these sorts of things.

Who am I to write about this?
Just a guy that loves these subjects and wants to talk about them along with other subjects too that I might try to find an excuse to mention around here from time to time.

Why should you read this blog?
I don’t know to be honest, hopefully because you like these subjects too and want share your views about them with me.

Why am I writing in English?
I could try to justify myself by saying that English is the main language in the Business and Entrepreneurial arenas worldwide and that ultimately those are the audiences I want to attract, but to be 100% honest I do it not only so I can attract a wider audience globally, but also to force myself to improve my english writing skills everyday.

Well, I think this is it for my first post, feedback and comments are always welcome, and if you will like to share it somewhere like Twitter or something like please do.

Enjoy the rest of your day!