GREECE, GERMANY, HUNGARY, SLOVENIA, CROATIA, DENMARK AND SPAIN JOIN ST.BAITHIN’S CULTURE CLUB!

first_imgThe visiting European teachers pictured with some of the staff and pupils from St. Baithin’s N.S.St. Baithin’s N.S in St Johnston was buzzing with excitement last week as it welcomed 20 teachers from 7 European primary schools to their school as part of the Comenius School Partnership.This initiative is part of the European Commissions Life Long learning Programme and focuses on the first phase of education in Primary and Secondary schools. Schools create partners with other schools throughout Europe to work on projects which are pedagogically relevant and encourage intercultural exchange.European teachers are taught to set dance by Ms. Mc Kenna Clarke and the pupils from 4th and 5th classes.St. Baithin’s N.S. paired up with primary schools in Greece, Germany, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Denmark and Spain.The 20 teachers arrived on Tuesday and spent two very enjoyable days visiting the school, sampling the Irish education system in the classrooms and being entertained by the children with irish music and culture. All the pupils interacted with the visiting teachers and also communicated with the European children via Skype over the two days.The teachers were also taught set dancing and left experts in St. Brigid cross making. The project will run over two years with close communication between the pupils and staff of St. Baithin’s N.S. and their linked European primary schools.European teachers learning the art of making St. Brigid crosses at St. Baithin’s N.S., St. Johnston. GREECE, GERMANY, HUNGARY, SLOVENIA, CROATIA, DENMARK AND SPAIN JOIN ST.BAITHIN’S CULTURE CLUB! was last modified: February 5th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:St Baithin’s NSSt Johnstonlast_img read more

Golfurlaub in Sudafrika

first_imgFur den Golfenthusiasten ist Sudafrika ein wunderbares Ziel – und das ist nicht ubertrieben. Das Land bietet ein ideales Klima auf den Fairways unter der strahlenden afrikanischen Sonne und Golfer habe die Qual der Wahl.Wenn Sie die Herausforderung eines Kustenparcours lieben, gibt es eine atemberaubende Auswahl; Wenn Sie gern in großerer Hohenlage spielen, wo der Ball gleich so viel weiter fliegt, gibt es eine ebenso gute Auswahl.Der wahrscheinlich beruhmteste Golfplatz Sudafrikas ist der Gary Player Country Club in Sun City, das Zuhause des Nedbank Golfturniers, welches den hochstdotierten 1. Preis aller Turniere der Welt bietet.Jedoch gibt es viele andere Weltklasseplatze, welche beide Besonderheiten aufweisen, sowohl die Europaische PGA Tour als auch die lokale Sonnenschein Tour und einen Reichtum von ausgezeichneten Platzen außerdem.Sudafrika hat eine Anzahl hochkaratiger Golfer hervorgebracht, einschließlich Gary Player, Bobby Locke, Ernie Els und Retief Goosen und Trevor Immelman, alles Turniergewinner und sobald Sie einige Platze erlebt haben, die wir anbieten, werden Sie verstehen warum.Planen Sie Ihre Golfsafari also schon jetzt!Sudafrikas Top 10 PlatzeLeopard CreekVon der Golf Digest USA (2005) als bester Platz Sudafrikas und Nummer 25 der Welt außerhalb der USA bewertet, liegt Leopard Creek an der Grenze zum weltberuhmten Kruger Nationalpark. Gary Player´s Entwurf bezog die naturliche Umgebung ein, das Zuhause von Afrikas “großen Funf” – Lowe, Leopard, Elefant, Rhinozeros und Buffel – und uber 200 Vogelarten, wahrend die Spieler mittels innovativer Architektur- und Landschaftsbaumethoden geschutzt bleiben.Gary Player Country ClubDer Gastgeber des Nedbank Turniers, Gary Player Country Club in Sun City in der Nord West Provinz, hat 2 Holes, die sich auf der Golf Online Liste der 500 besten Golfholes im Jahr 2005 platziert haben: Das 520 m neunte Hole Par 5 und das 402 m achtzehnte Hole Par 4. Golf Liste USA (2005) setzte den Platz auf Nummer 29 in der Welt außerhalb der USA.Wild Coast Country ClubEntworfen von dem weltrberumten Robert Trent Jones, prasentiert sich der Platz wunderschon vor dem Hintergrund des Indischen Ozeans – aber ist eine Strafe fur diejenigen, die sich in die Wildnis verirren. Das Vorzeige-Hole des Clubs ist das 13. Par 3, welches mit nur 146 Meter eine wirkliche Herausforderung darstellt und in die 500 besten Holes von Golf Online aufgenommen wurde.Fancourt Hotel, Country Club und Golf EstateAuf dem umwerfenden Fancourt Hotel, Country Club und Golfanwesen im malerischen Sud-Kap gelegen, waren die Golfplatze bei Fancourt 2003 Gastgeber eines unvergesslichen Presidents Cup Aufschlages zwischen den USA und dem internationalen Team, wie auch bei der Eroffnung des Women’s World Cup of Golf im Jahr 2005. An 59. Stelle in der Welt außerhalb der USA in der Golf Liste USA im Jahr 2005 gefuhrt, ist der Platz einzigartig in Sudafrika. Gary Player’s Plan benotigte ein Konstruktionswunder, um ihn zusammenzusetzen – mit uber 700.000 Kubikmetern Erde, die bewegt werden mußten, um einen typischen Links-Platz zu kreieren, wo vorher ein flaches Stuck Land war.Durban Country ClubDieser Platz hat mehr sudafrikanische Meisterschaften ausgerichtet als irgendein anderer im Land, die Liste der Gewinner beinhaltet Namen wie Gary Player, Bobby Locke, Bob Charles, Ernie Els und Tim Clark. Auf einem von hohen Dunen umgebenen alten Sumpfland gebaut, verschmilzt der Platz mit seiner Umgebung entlang der Kustenlinie unweit des Indischen Ozeans. 2005 bewertete Golf Digest USA bewertet den Platz mit der Position 62 in der Welt außerhalb der USA, wobei 3 Holes in den Golf Online Top 500 aufgenommen wurden.Arabella Country ClubArabella Country Club ist seit 2003 Gastgeber des Nelson Mandela Invitational und zieht einige der weltbesten Golfer zum Westkap. Angrenzend and die großte Lagune Sudafrikas bietet der Platz – mit dem neunten, siebzehnten und achzehnten Hole parallel zum Wasser – sowohl eine wunderbare Herausforderung als auch eine auffallige Landschaft. Entworfen von dem einheimischen Top-Architekten Pete Matkovich wurde der Platz auf Nummer 100 in der Welt außerhalb der USA vom Golf Digest USA (2005) gelistet.Glendower Golf ClubIm Jahr 1937 erbaut, gewann der Johannesburg´s Glendower Golf Club fruh an Bedeutung als Gastgeber des Transvaal Open nach nur 2-jahrigem Bestehen. Der Gewinner war Bobby Locke mit einem damaligen Weltrekord-Score von 265. Seit der Zeit war dieser Platz dreimal Gastgeber des South African Open und hat große Veranderungen durchlebt. Baume, Wasserhindernisse – bei 11 Lochern – und Bunker sind reichlich vorhanden. Das Vorzeige-Hole 10. Par 4 wurde in Golf Onlines 500 besten Holes der Welt in 2005 einbezogen.George Golf ClubDer malerische, hugelige Platz nicht weit von Fancourt auf der schonen Garden Route des Westkaps ist vollgepackt mit Baumen. Das Vorzeige-Hole, das siebzehnte, das letzte der vier Par 3, war eines der Golf Online´s 500 besten Holes der Welt in 2005.Pecanwood Golf and Country Club EstateAn der Grenze zum Hartebeespoort Darn in der North West Provinz, ist der von Jack Nicklaus entworfene Pecanwood Golf and Country Club Estate vor dem Hintergrund der schonen Magaliesberg Berge gestellt. Golf Digest wahlte ihn zum schonsten neuen Golfplatz des Jahres bei seiner Eroffnung im Jahr 1998.River Club Golf CourseDer sehr exklusive River Club Golf Course in Sandton, Johannesburg wird wegen seiner immer makellosen Bedingungen sehr hoch bewertet. Leider haben nur Mitglieder und deren Gaste Zugang zu dieser malerischen Anlage.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Cape Town gets a literary nod

first_imgThe international prize differs from the Man Booker Prize in that it honours a writer’s body of work and achievement and contribution to international fiction, as opposed to focusing on a single work. (Image: Janie Airey, Man Booker Prize)• Man Booker International PrizeTruda SpruytMedia Liaison+44 (0)20 3697 4248Truda.Spruyt@fourcolmangetty.comMelissa Jane CookCape Town, this year’s World Design Capital, has been named as the host city for the announcement of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize finalists list next March.Planning of the event is already beginning, with the Man Booker International Prize organisers in partnership with the University of Cape Town. The list of finalists has traditionally been published in a city other than London, home of the Booker Prize Foundation; it has previously taken place in Toronto, Washington DC, New York City, Sydney and Jaipur.The international prize differs from the Man Booker Prize in that it honours a writer’s body of work and achievement and contribution to international fiction, as opposed to focusing on a single work. The £60 000 (R1 094 730) prize is awarded every second year, to a living author who has published fiction either originally in English or whose work is generally available in translation in English.The last prize, in 2013, was won by American author Lydia Davis. Other winners include Philip Roth (2011), Alice Munro (2009), the late Nigerian author Chinua Achebe (2007), and Ismail Kadare (2005). In addition, there is a separate award for translation and, if applicable, the winner can choose a translator of his or her work into English to receive a prize of £15 000.Judging panelA diverse array of people makes up the judging panel for the 2015 Man Booker International Prize. It is chaired by Marina Warner CBE, the British writer and academic, and consists of British-Pakistani novelist Nadeem Aslam; British-South African novelist, critic and professor of English at Oxford University, Elleke Boehmer; editorial director of the New York Review Classics series, Edwin Frank, and American; and professor of Arabic and comparative literature at Soas, University of London, Wen-chin Ouyang, who was born in Taiwan, raised in Libya and is now based in the United Kingdom.Fiammetta Rocco, the administrator of the international prize, said: “We are in conversation with a number of potential partners in Cape Town, including the University of Cape Town, to firm up plans for an announcement in March 2015. We’re delighted to be bringing the announcement to the continent of Africa for the first time.”The prize is sponsored by Man Group, the British investment management business. It also sponsors the annual Man Booker Prize for Fiction.Fast factsThe Booker Prize for Fiction is in its 46th year. It became the Man Booker Prize in 2002 when the Man Group came on board as sponsor. That year, Yann Martel won the award with Life of Pi.Since 1969, 30 men and 16 women have won the prize. The Booker Prize initially awarded £5 000 to its winners. The prize money doubled in 1978, and today the winner receives £60 000.In 1974, eyebrows were raised when Kingsley Amis’s Ending Up appeared on the shortlist chosen by a judging panel that included his wife, the novelist Elizabeth Jane Howard. In the end, the prize was split between Nadine Gordimer and Stanley Middleton.The following year, there was a shortlist of only two books out of 83 submissions. Ruth Prawer Jhabvala won with Heat and Dust. In 1977, the judging panel chair, poet Philip Larkin, threatened to jump out of the window if Paul Scott’s Staying On didn’t win. It did.At 132 pages, the shortest novel to have won the Booker was Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald, in 1979. Ian McEwan’s On Chesil Beach and Julian Barnes’s The Sense of an Ending were just slightly longer. In terms of length of eligible books, the rules simply state that the judges must be of the opinion that a book is a unified and substantial work.Twice, two members of the same family have been recognised: Anita Desai has been shortlisted three times since 1980 but has never won; however, her daughter, Kiran, won in 2006. Martin Amis has been shortlisted and longlisted, in 1991 and 2003, respectively; his father, Kingsley Amis, won the Booker in 1986.Jonathan Cape is the publisher with the highest number of winning titles, with eight winners: The Sense of An Ending by Barnes in 2011, The Gathering by Anne Enright in 2007, Amsterdam by Ian McEwan in 1998, The Famished Road by Ben Okri in 1991, Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner in 1984, Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie in 1981, Saville by David Storey in 1976 and The Conservationist by Nadine Gordimer in 1974. Faber & Faber follows with six winning titles.One of the bestselling Booker winners is Schindler’s Ark by Thomas Keneally, which was adapted into the box office hit Schindler’s List. The film by Steven Spielberg won seven Academy Awards.Two authors have won the prize with their first and, so far, only novels: Keri Hulme with The Bone People in 1985, and Arundhati Roy with The God of Small Things in 1997.Over the years, winners have admitted to what they planned to do with their prize money. In 1990, AS Byatt famously announced she would use her money to buy a swimming pool for her house in Provence, while McEwan said he would probably spend the money on “something perfectly useless” rather than fritter it away on things like “bus fairs and linoleum”. When Howard Jacobson won in 2010, he promised to buy his wife a new handbag.A number of Booker and Man Booker winning novels have been adapted into film. Some of the best-known are Kazuo Ishiguro’s 1989 novel Remains of the Day and Michael Ondaatje’s 1992 novel The English Patient. Other adaptations include Midnight’s Children, Life of Pi and Byatt’s Possession.Hilary Mantel was the first woman and the first British author to win the prize twice. JM Coetzee was the first person to win twice, in 1983 and again in 1999, when he described the Booker as “the ultimate prize to win in the English-speaking world”. Peter Carey first won in 1988 and then again in 2001. Mantel was the first person to win the prize for two novels in a trilogy.In 2013, Eleanor Catton made Man Booker Prize history twice – as the youngest winner at 28, with the longest winning novel at 832 pages. Catton began writing The Luminaries when she was 25 and was just the second New Zealander to win. In September that year, the organisers announced the global expansion of the Man Booker Prize to include novels originally written in English and published in the United Kingdom, regardless of the nationality of the author.last_img read more

Sponsor Post: Cloud Freedom or Cloud Control? Why Not Both?

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Editor’s note: We offer our long-term sponsors the opportunity to write posts and tell their story. These posts are clearly marked as written by sponsors, but we also want them to be useful and interesting to our readers. We hope you like the posts and we encourage you to support our sponsors by trying out their products. Let’s face it. As users, we all love the cloud model. Cloud enables us with self-service freedom, on-demand resources and pay-as-you go flexibility. In a matter of minutes we can get access to cloud resources without too many constraints. That freedom leaves users wanting more. The proof of this adoption is evident in both market growth estimates (Gartner1 predicts cloud services to grow 49% annually until 2014) and overall usage growth. At Skytap we have seen our usage grow by 400% from last year).The cloud solution you choose determines how well you can instrument your process and more importantly, how well your people can adhere to them. While cloud computing is about delivering self-service, scalability, and cost efficiencies, it is also about enabling your business and security processes.Business and IT leaders, however, are worried about data security and governance issues. They want to ensure the transformative value of the cloud model does not come at the cost of having no visibility and control. This concern is the primary barrier to cloud adoption in user surveys. The natural question is, can a cloud solution provide both security and freedom? Can users be empowered with self-service access while the business maintains full visibility and control? What is required to make that happen successfully? Customers who are using the cloud successfully to transform their business typically organize their solution requirements under three Ps: PeopleProcessPlatform TechnologyLet’s discuss individual solution requirements that make up the three Ps. PeopleFirst and foremost, before you engage a cloud provider with your business applications and data, you have to be able to identify the right people with specific roles in your organization. Here are some questions to explore: What business problem is the user trying to solve?Does the problem require highly dynamic IT resources?Is this a cloud proven use case such as development, test, migration, training or POC type environments?Does the user have the functional skills to manage cloud resources on their own?Are they moving an existing application or creating a new application?If an existing application is being moved to the cloud, will the cloud require custom code? For example, a solution such as Skytap may be able to run your existing applications without modifications, while infrastructure services such as Amazon Web services may require you to fit a particular format. Knowing the difference will help you be clear about whether the user has the skills to leverage the cloud they are after.How will the data movement be handled? Will it be as easy to move out, as it is to move in?By being clear about these questions upfront you can identify whom the primary cloud owner in your company is going to be. Successful cloud customers assign a primary cloud owner that has the day-to-day business and IT management responsibilities and individual users with specific roles. For example: In a development and test project, the dev manager may be defined as the primary cloud owner with lead engineers and testers defined as project users.In a virtual training project, trainers may be defined as cloud users and students may be provided only anonymous access to cloud resources.In an app migration project, the IT administrator will likely be the cloud owner with individual developers and business analysts playing a restricted functional role.By being clear about the problem, the team, the cloud owner, the user roles and responsibilities, you can govern the security and compliance aspects of the cloud per your individual corporate policies. ProcessThe next step is to be clear about the process of moving to the cloud and managing the cloud on an on-going basis. Defining an upfront process that is simple, easy and automated is necessary for consistent and successful cloud adoption. If you are using a cloud-based application such as Salesforce.com, you have to be clear about the sales process it automates and define the rules of engagement. If you are using cloud resources to automate your development, test, and training processes, you must be clear about process your users will adopt.Here are some best practice process tips: Create application and system templates that are policy compliant from a security, licensing and data perspectiveOrganize different use cases by projectCreate users with project specific roles and provide project specific templatesProvide user specific quota limits to align cloud usage with business needsOnce you define the process, it is easier to empower your teams with a self-service cloud solution. Platform technologyThe cloud solution you choose determines how well you can instrument your process and more importantly, how well your people can adhere to them. While cloud computing is about delivering self-service, scalability, and cost efficiencies, it is also about enabling your business and security processes. Here are some important technology factors to consider. Self-service solution – Does the solution you are considering implement the applications and business processes you already have? Can you manage your user groups as a team? Will your users require substantial training and enablement? Visibility and control – Can the cloud solution deliver detailed visibility reports at the user level as well as at the project level? Does it give you granular control over user access by role and by project? Will you be able to avoid uncontrolled usage with pro-active monitoring? Scalable and reliable architecture – Can the solution provider articulate how they can provide on-demand resources you need? How do they operate on a reliable basis? Do they allow you to snapshot and save an entire virtual data center as a template? Security – It is important to cover with the provider how they will enable you to manage your application and data security. The security topic can cover many aspects including: Application and data transportability – How open and flexible is the cloud solution provider? Do they allow you to move in and move out easily? Data center security – Do they operate out of SAS 70 Type II data centers? Are their personnel well trained? Resource security – How are the physical machines and storage controlled and how is access to the machines managed?Virtualization security – Do they use virtualization? If so, how are the compute nodes, network and storage nodes integrated and secured?Granular access controls – Does the cloud solution enable you to define multiple groups, individual roles, granular role based access control for projects, proper password policies and data encryption (in transit and at rest)?Cost efficiencies – How is the cloud architected to scale so that you get the benefits of volume discounts as well as a pay-as-you go model? Will you be required to pay upfront capital expenses? When you exceed your subscription level how are overages handled? Up to this point, individual developers taking matters into their own hands have driven most of the cloud adoption. As businesses focus on getting visibility and control, factors identified through the people-process-technology framework can play a crucial role in how you will adopt the cloud model for your business. Of course, only a hands-on trial can help you decide that for yourself. Armed with this knowledge you can actively engage your business users, partner with them to define the right roles, process and select the right cloud solution that will transform your business.About the Author: Sundar Raghavan is chief product and marketing officer at Skytap, a leading provider of cloud automation solutions. He is an industry veteran with a successful 18-year career in product and marketing roles at Google, Ariba, Arbor Software (now part of Oracle), and Microstrategy.1Cloud Infrastructure as a Service – Lydia Leong, Sep 2010Photo by sundstrom Tags:#Sponsors#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… rww sponsor 1 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Finding The Perfect Startup Co-Founder

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#start#StartUp 101 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Adam and Eve. Sonny and Cher. Jobs and Wozniak. Legendary partners all. Sometimes even the most dedicated, uber-competent entrepreneur doesn’t have everything it takes to ensure startup success. That’s when you need that “perfect partner.” But how do you find the right one?Finding that ideal startup partner can be as elusive as finding a compatible mate. And just like millions of people have put their love lives in the hands of technology, you can now find your business soul mate online.  Kaviani co-founded CoFoundersLab less than two years ago with the aim of bringing entrepreneurs together to launch startups. CoFoundersLab makes matches (for free) via its online platform or through in-person Meetups. The company is currently in six markets, but expects to at least double that number by year end. It has also teamed up with TechStars in Boulder, Colo., Harvard i-Labs in Boston, and with New York University’s Stern School of Business. To find out more about how co-founders can help startups succeed,and how founders can find the right partners, I talked with Kaviani and Julie Edge, Ph.D., who is the founder of Inside Edge Solutions, on the faculty of Washington University in St. Louis, and has worked with Kaviani.RIEVA LESONSKY: CoFoundersLab has been described as “eHarmony for entrepreneurs.” Is looking for a co-founder like looking for a mate?DR. JULIE EDGE: Ironically it is a bit like looking for a marriage partner.You need to have great trust, be able to engage in healthy conflict, and hold the other person accountable. You need the right personality match to get through the dark days together. In business you need to know if this person has the right skill set for you.But don’t look for someone who is “most closely aligned” with how you think. The Hogan Personality Inventory (a personality assessment tool) shows that the best teams are the ones that are the most different on all [measurement] scales.SHAHAB KAVIANI: You also need an equal-level appreciation of the co-founder’s “art” and what they do. The level of complexity for tech roles is highly valued today; the subtle skills of sales and marketing not as highly. But there needs to be mutual appreciation.LESONSKY: If tech skills are more highly valued, how do the co-founders strike the right balance?EDGE: First, you need to make sure you need a co-founder, and not an employee. Co-founders = co-owners, both parties have skin in the game.KAVIANI: Ask yourself, “Am I ready for a co-founder? Can I give up the sole decision making, or am I really just looking for [help]?”LESONSKY: Then why not go it alone and hire the skills you need?EDGE: Not everyone needs a co-founder. If the business doesn’t have to scale quickly, going it alone might be the way to go. Technology is a highly competitive industry with a race to market. To get up and running is often too much work for one person. You need a co-founder so you can divide and conquer and get a leap ahead.KAVIANI: Industries with high partnership rates include clean energy, green businesses, biotech and health. They’re also growing the fastest.EDGE: The biotech and health fields [are ideal for partners] since science and tech come together. Science doesn’t know business. Two to three skill sets are needed to make a company viable. Many accelerators are only looking at co-founder teams. There’s a 12-14 week period to build a company very quickly.LESONSKY: Shahab, you’re a veteran of co-founding. What do you look for?KAVIANI: Here at CoFoundersLab we meaure “teamability.” Are they ready for commitment, and compatible with the team? They need to be empathetic, level-headed, and have ability to look at issues from different points of view.LESONSKY: So in this age of technology, can co-founders have a long-distance relationship? Or do they have to “live” together?KAVIANI: Co-founders don’t need to necessarily spend all their time together, but partners should be within 150 miles of one another and get together at least two to three times a month. [Co-founders] need to build trust. That happens in person. The more distance, the higher the likelihood of failing.LESONSKY: But why would someone need a “matchmaking” service? Isn’t it riskier to partner with a stranger?KAVIANI: Almost half the people who team up now do it with family or old college roommates. But you have to think with your head and not your heart. The new aspect [of our business] is getting people who don’t know one another to team up.EDGE: Trust is the primary reason people turn to people they already know. It’s more comfortable to team up with someone from college. There’s a tradeoff using a service like CoFoundersLab. You get a better fit, but you don’t have trust at the beginning.LESONSKY: How do you establish trust with a stranger?KAVIANI: You have to make sure the innate characteristics of the size of play is the same — that you share a common goal. Do you [each] want to build a lifestyle business or a VC-backed business? These have different tempos and you have to be on the same page. You both have to be willing to do whatever it takes.EDGE: The hard part is people don’t know that at the beginning. And don’t divide the equity too early. One co-founder might not do as much as the other. Don’t worry about defining equity until you understand what each co-founder does.LESONSKY: How does CoFoundersLab help?KAVIANI:We look at a range of skills.  What does each person bring? It could be money, sweat equity, connections or industry experience. Very soon you’ll be able to filter by personality, values and goals.EDGE: The science of personality has been around a long time, but there’s no magic formula. There’s a better chance of success if you’re paired using personality theory. We’re talking about fit, not just for a job, but with another person. Tools, if used properly, pull emotion out of the decision. They make co-founders see how they behave vs. how they think they do.LESONSKY: You both feel strongly about the benefits of a co-founder?EDGE: Yes. Entrepreneurship is a hard road. It’s easier to grow a business if you have someone to share the journey with.KAVIANI: Emotional support is not talked about a lot. But that, and camaraderie are valuable contributors to a startup’s success.Sonny & Cher image courtesy of Shutterstock. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Related Posts rieva lesonsky Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more