AT THE BEGINNING OF START. HOW VENTURE INDUSTRY IS FORMED IN RUSSIA
“Somehow I was present at the discussion of one startup. The head at that moment was filled with problems of my own business, and I did not respond to the results of the presentation. As a result, my colleague, who invested $ 100,000 in this project, received almost $ 100 million at the output, ”Alexander Galitsky sighs with regret. It was one of those rare occasions when an IT guru let down his instincts.
Alexander – Sasha, as he is called in the community – Galitsky founded several IT companies. He managed to attract investment from Western venture capital funds, and then partially sell the business to industry leaders such as Sun Microsystems and Telenor. Continue reading
INVESTMENTS IN UKRAINE: FAVORABLE, BUT TOO TOO RISK
Investors are withdrawing assets from Ukraine, because over the past two years it has become difficult and dangerous for them to work here. Even such a dedicated partner to Ukraine as the EBRD can reduce the amount of investment. The Ukrainian government calls the creation of a favorable investment climate one of the priorities of its activities. In particular, the Cabinet of Ministers regularly reports on the simplification of bureaucratic procedures for business. However, innovation does not make Ukraine more attractive to investors, criticized by experts interviewed by DW. “Over the last two years the investment climate in the country has deteriorated significantly. First of all, this is due to the deterioration of capital protection. Continue reading
Rubik’s Cube in Counseling
Training, as a tool, relates to training counseling. From the point of view of the subject of counseling, it is aimed at solving the problem set by the client. The object of counseling is a person, more precisely, a group of persons. The ideology of the training approach is based on the fact that the person is the main actor of the organization and, accordingly, his problem can be solved through his training. At the same time, the client, in most cases, determines the “place” that requires treatment, assuming that he is supposed to know better. Thus, the client’s problem is considered “pointwise” – where it hurts, it is treated there, without going into an analysis of the causes of such pain. For example, a company wants to be helped to develop a strategy; accordingly, training on strategy is provided. Or there is a client’s desire to increase sales, then training is conducted on relevant topics. Continue reading