Alejandro Suárez Sánchez-Ocaña. Entrepreneur and private investor sector Internet and New Technologies.
Popular wisdom says that "if you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together." In any project of a certain size must be accompanied. Even add "go well" together. To include this little nuance is essential to have motivated people around you who share your goals and concerns. Continue reading "Be 'cool': encourage your employees " A few days ago I was invited to the program Positive Thinking where he spoke about the "entrepreneurial". Here you have the video, it was a great time with the team of Sergio Fernandez and spend a Saturday morning very entertaining. Hope you like it, you can see it here: Here you have a forum for the "Diario de Sevilla". Click on image to read the PDF. If tomorrow you want to be an entrepreneur you have to consider some things that, quite possibly, you have not learned in college. Recent graduates who enjoy entrepreneurship and want to start their projects do not have many of these things in mind, and that is especially dramatic for several issues: they create confusion and, sometimes, have to learn from scratch what is strictly necessary and they believed and known by heart. Continue reading " 10 Things They Do not Teach at the University " One of the words he raises more laziness is 'innovation'. It's not that I'm becoming an Amish, but some words begin to prostitute their meaning radically when abused beyond measure. And, worse, when they enter the game and in the political-all told, is another of those words 'entrepreneur' who, since entering electoral campaigning for years, has come to mean almost anything. Continue reading " innovative Prostitutes " The first time I heard someone ask an entrepreneur "You want to be rich or king?" Was for many years the mouth of Spanish entrepreneur Carlos Blanco, founder Itnet Group. I remember he told me that the phrase was not his and that he had heard somewhere. I found a fairly intelligent and with some trap to be made at an investment forum, to ask the entrepreneur who is portrayed. Continue reading ? Rico or king? Mariano Rajoy takes over six months to rule and this law has not been a priority. There is no doubt today that these initiatives are an autonomous demand and entrepreneurs. Click here or on the image to read the entire PDF. Being an enterprising company is an asset. You may be retired, a student, officer, Employee or self, and be both an entrepreneur in any of these fields. Being an entrepreneur is a core value and we all can-and must-tend to be both in our personal and professional aspects. Continue reading "10 ideas to stimulate your entrepreneurial spirit" Now that seems to be popular the concept 'entrepreneur', possibly because of its social necessity and the few alternatives offered by the live-time, I would emphasize the importance of people, plain and simple, unpretentious, generate his own self. Continue reading "dignifying self " Here you have a new article published yesterday in the supplement of the Journal and Business University World: The University should look longer at the company. Click on the image to read the PDF.
The term "intrapreneur" is increasingly necessary in large companies. It is relatively new to talk about "intrapreneurs" and many people even discuss the concept. Continue reading "Do not touch me the link" . I leave the diary information relating to Almeria Day of the Entrepreneur in Malaga last week, in which I went to lecture. This 1st of December, with the same reason, I will be in Seville supporting the Entrepreneur Day in Andalusia. Journal of Almería: PDF Read Part 1 and Part 2 . To paraphrase the great John Gray (" Men Are From Mars Women Are From Venus "), let me brief parody is to leave a tiny reflection in the background, people are very different, but the conflicting roles further distance us. Thoughts previous day before: Investor: Fuck, I meet another kid geek these tomorrow. I hope it's worth seeing if just hitting a pitch like this in Google ... flipping through the first few pages of the Business Plan may even out something interesting: this beautifully presented, does not have many misspellings and even dare I say the numbers consistent sounded. Still, as always prepare a good excuse to cut the conversation if the issue gets out of hand, lest one of these enlightened members of the Church of "my idea" to make me lose the morning. Entrepreneur: The truth is that no are doing very well this guy I see tomorrow, but I read in Loogic and various internet forums that have pasta. I have to rehearse my arguments on the 60 slides that I have prepared, look very professional going to freak out!, Total, this guy will not know half of what I tell so I mostly seem very safe at all ... to see if I can get pasta ...! prints in the first instant of the Meeting: Investor: This guy is not wearing a suit in life. You can tell. Certainly not the kind that I would like my daughter's boyfriend ... Well, let's see that pussy and tell me if there is more of the same ... I have a meal at 14 hrs, with 30 Minutillo has more than enough ... Entrepreneur Joe, I was going to eat with potatoes and now intimidates me a little stage. Well, luck and the bull, total, this tacky bitch has no idea, and thus can not dare to argue with anything. Thoughts for the presentation ...: Investor: Beautiful graphics, nice logo, nice Mac, fuck every day these kids ride better these power point ... hopefully not another one of these professional presentations and then no more where to scratch. See if just to tell me once and let the roll numbers. Entrepreneur: Juas! The guy's like listening flipao, is not in doubt is that it is all or very clear?. To see if a pirate and talk more and I try to copy bastard my idea. Nahhh no noses ... never find someone like me to get it going. Following the presentation, the questions come: Investor: - Man sounds interesting, but do not you think that a score of 2 million Euro, for a company that still there is tad ... as I say ... aggressive? Entrepreneur: (Menudo gypsy!, but what's wrong with this guy, do not see the potential of my idea?) - Man, it seems a fair market price. The assessment of this potential projects in other European countries is much higher. Moreover we check 20 million Euros in 2014 - yes yes ... well, and I could say on the basis that we may think that billing is possible the investor asks. In fact, I think there is just Internet companies with turnover figures as those in Spain ... - Man, look no further than the American market!. This sector is almost logical evolution in Spain. - Ahhh, of course, Americans! ... But do not you think that the American market is, say, anything larger and populated, with greater economic potential than Spanish? - But we also be industry leaders, thought in 2011 to expand throughout Europe. - I understand, but do not require large investments that have not seen covered in the current Business Plan? - That will contemplate a second round in 2010. Now we offer you 10% of the company for 200,000 Euros. Is the money needed to start. - The only thing my investment range is up to 100,000 Euros, that figure is too high for me ... - No matter, we can modify the business plan and start with 100,000 Euros also spending less on advertising. - And this decline in advertising, how the supliríais?. How are we going to popularize the product? - Using social networks!. Thanks to the virality of social networks! - (Poker Face) And that prospects have the company. Who is able to sell in the future? - (Sell? But this guy is an idiot?? If we are going to charge 20 million in 2014 and I offer to be the King of the world, how to sell?. Buah, go out of the way and say the usual ...). Surely in 1 or 2 years Telefónica and our international competitors will be interested and will be a great opportunity to raise cash. - Man, I is not buying Telefónica I see this ... in fact do not buy anything online ... - Well, then our international competition ... or a bank. - Because ... well, the fact is that I like the idea and it looks like a good team ... would appreciate it a bit ... I have my doubts ... based on advertising revenue I get a little scared, I do not if this application is really disruptive as to achieve these milestones billing ... - Well, it's a chance ... I've talked to John and Gregory and are interesadísimos ... who take longer to his investment committee and want to close it and go sooner ... - (Does John and Gregory? Come Fuck me, often bluff!, these do not fall or subpar God in these valuations, insurance that offer pay "in kind"). Well, well, the investor-sentence because we do one thing, I have to go ... see advancing it a meal with them, I'd like to see you in a few months, when you have a little more mature ... - (because your Your loss, bud!). No problem, hope it's not too late and stay out, because the price will be higher and I are taking away from the hands. Later. - (This does not give one euro or God). Ciao Any resemblance to reality is pure coincidence, is this could be the summary of one of the many meetings-type between investors and entrepreneurs, two groups as complementary and necessary. And, in the end, we are all very different But the investor and the entrepreneur, it is much more even. (This post is an expanded version of the platform published in Expansion and Employment Editorial Unit, can be reduced article here ) Entrepreneurship in Spain has some merit. An entrepreneur in our country is a mixture of a dreamer, a Don Quixote surreal and crazy modern feeling that goes against the mainstream of the society around him and often get confuse to desist in their epic battle . Some days I wake up and wonder if it's worth. Certainly if I lived in the U.S. or much closer to Spain, in some Northern European states not raise me with the feeling that sometimes comes over me. Socially in some Latin countries the entrepreneur, the entrepreneur, is clearly undervalued. While it may not be worth some sacrifice and effort, to take forward a project, it is inevitable. In Spain immobility rewards. Undertake no prize, sometimes it's just a last outing, a search for self when the subject becomes so ugly that no other options are medium to long term. But there is also an entrepreneur, which is exactly the profession, undertaking, is a career entrepreneur, does not work or will not work for others and will continue to undertake new projects all his life, with varying success, but he will because he knows do nothing, only take. What is there is no doubt that this country needs more entrepreneurs, more initiative, more innovation and possibly less spirit officials. In these tough economic times, the crisis is being carried forward to the first: the daring and innovative. Times are tough all over the world and Spain is no exception, in 2008 more than 300 autonomous knocked down every day in Social Security. A grim fact that we lose initiative, innovation and creativity. You need to have people able to take risks and jump into the void, is a high-complicated option that contrasts wildly with other options very controlled and safe in the workplace, is something like jump or jump into the empty net as we are seeing in the For many freelancers. Entrepreneur Vs Officer / Employee An entrepreneur is no more nor less than an official or wage-earners or. In a society like ours, all sensitivities are needed, and with a system like the Spanish, it is understandable that there is a high number of staff, it is true, but, I wonder, does not say very little about a country we have almost as many autonomous (3.2 million) and officials (3 million)? Dignifiquemos the term entrepreneur! They are very necessary, first, because we all, with varying degrees of success provide initiative within a "momentum" mostly mediocre and unchanging. Secondly, because the entrepreneur is the embryo of the entrepreneur who creates wealth and value. True, many believe and fly, an idea, a project, an effort, a middle and sometimes create the illusion of diluted and tends to a businessman looking to continue the work and to dream again. That's because an entrepreneur not only need not necessarily be a good manager, but also on many occasions, including very successful scenarios, the entrepreneur is bored everyday and start thinking unwind positions and find a new idea. It is the concern of the entrepreneur who does not make them stay in comfortable positions and start again when you feel your project has led to its destination.? Few entrepreneurs in Spain? Very few. Yeah, it's true, but it is also true that many of them are sensational. This initial screening Spanish, which prevents power rather take the fighting spirit of the individual who wants to write his own future, is what makes the few who decide to undertake and they try with all their might, do it thoroughly. Institutions, the financial system and capital risk, very rarely support the initiatives of our entrepreneurs, and when the support, sometimes they do so aggressively a mentor with the project, they just strangling. ICO Aid There are nights when all we undertake in Spain, we woke up in a cold sweat. Must be the night that I worry that things get even more difficult and you have to resort to that character smiling ICO announcing an "open bar" aid and money on television. It's like Freddy Krugger of entrepreneurs, if you need it and you think you'll have help from ICO, you're lost, here you have to fend for yourself, without expecting any help, and especially do not believe you'll have the option to aid constantly advertised on television, if you're finally in business critical moment, we all fear. To all of us who like to undertake also comes a time that we see ourselves as we were years ago, but this time on the skin of a new entrepreneur, restless and full of ideas. Gambling and support for a new generation of Spanish entrepreneurs and act as "Business Angel" is for some of us as vocational as creating a new project in the first person, is an illusion as special as we have all experienced our first project to generate and create that first company. But in this country is so difficult to undertake and assist any third party to undertake. Is missing sector specific support of dreamers, builders of illusions, and even mentors of these that are even harder to find than the former. I have an old claim that has permeated all had our political class. Something as basic as patronage-regulate if, incredibly, there was even a specific regulation or even the slightest benefit or tax incentives-will finally be possible. Not asking much, a minimal agreement on the recognition and enhance the role of business angels and incubators authentic unifying and third projects Light at end of tunnel On April 22, 2009 was approved by the Committee on Science and Innovation Spanish Parliament's non-legislative proposal # 161/000 858, the regulation of "Business Angels" as an instrument of empowerment innovation, and I am informed in Congress, the text of the non-legislative proposal will be officially published in the Official Gazette of the Parliament in the coming days. look forward to than a new piece of paper, an excuse politically instrumentalized communication, and that really is the momentum that we have waited so long. That this proposition of law becomes a stimulus for entrepreneurs and their mentors, which history has shown many times that they are the true innovators who can eventually grow a country.
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