Category Archives : Ali’s Personal Blog

Innovation. Urbytus: The Home Owners Association (Communities of property owners) web platform

On July 28, 2016, Posted by , In Ali's Personal Blog,Urbytus Network, By ,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Innovation. Urbytus: The Home Owners Association (Communities of property owners) web platform

How Urbytus came about. From idea to conception, years of patience and the final change.

Protecting Your Trade Mark

The Presidents Club  It is a thing that often most entrepreneurs forget.  It is not just about protecting your trade mark, but also making sure that you do not use someone else’s.  Let me begin with my own story as an example.  In 2007 I embarked on a new project….

What’s love got to do with it?

On February 21, 2015, Posted by , In Ali's Personal Blog, By ,,, , With Comments Off on What’s love got to do with it?

This was the title of today’s CB Insight, a weekly newsletter that I get from (cbinsights.com).  While their article was about falling out of love with a project after an entrepreneur took an early lump sum reward, my story is about those who haven’t.

Encuentro Emprendedores / Entrepreneurs meet up event.

On January 18, 2015, Posted by , In Ali's Personal Blog, With Comments Off on Encuentro Emprendedores / Entrepreneurs meet up event.

Join us for a beer and some crisps.  We are a bunch of entrepreneurs, who want to meet up and share expertise, ideas and help each other when and if we can.  If anyone has anything to say and share we will allow for a 10 to 15 presentation but…

Did we all turn mechanics at the turn of the Industrial age? And do we all need to become coders?

On January 4, 2015, Posted by , In Ali's Personal Blog, By ,,,,, , With Comments Off on Did we all turn mechanics at the turn of the Industrial age? And do we all need to become coders?

I have just managed to read the article of Zach Sims, Cofounder of Codecademy in FT Weekend issue ½ November 2014. I was kind of surprised to read that so many people believe that coding is so important. As a programmer, I don’t think coding is the important part, but…

Passion & Vision. Two vital ingredients for success

On December 9, 2014, Posted by , In Ali's Personal Blog, By ,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on Passion & Vision. Two vital ingredients for success

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to speak about my experience as an entrepreneur at the Founder Institute in Loyola University in Cordoba, during a session entitled “Vision & Passion” for young entrepreneurs.  I have never been employed but rather have always been an entrepreneur. To me an…

Moderation or Censorship? How to deal with neighbours who can’t control their language

On November 11, 2014, Posted by , In Ali's Personal Blog,Community Issues, By ,,,, , With Comments Off on Moderation or Censorship? How to deal with neighbours who can’t control their language

A few months ago, I found myself in the difficult situation of needing to moderate comments.  As the founder of a communication platform for home owners and as someone who is always encouraging his clients to let people say what they want even those who bark. My platform is not…

What have Tarzan, Bikini and Life of Pi got in common?

On September 16, 2014, Posted by , In Ali's Personal Blog, By ,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on What have Tarzan, Bikini and Life of Pi got in common?

I have been wanting to write about this for sometime now and I read the article earlier this summer in June, in the Financial Times Weekend that the Parisian pool “where the bikini was unveiled – and tarzan was a lifeguard” has been relaunched as a luxury hotel.

The Freemium Model and the Optimum Free Trial Period!

On April 23, 2014, Posted by , In Ali's Personal Blog, With No Comments

Over the past few years I have had the need to try many new services and equally we have been trying to find the best model for selling and promoting our own SaaS. One thing that I have found in many of the freemium models is the lack of free…

The next generation of Operating Systems

I have just come across an article in LinkedIn titled ” Business After Windows: Why the Microsoft Desktop OS Model is Irretrievably Cracked by SaaS and What the Future Holds” . The article reminded me of an article I had written sometime back in 1995 or 1996, on what the next OS…