Ricardo Monagas

Entrepreneur | Product Manager | Android Developer

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Speech # 2: The book we should all read

“The unexamined life is not worth living” Socrates Since my arrival to Prague, 2 years ago, I’ve been reading more than 30 books. These have given me a new perspective of my personal and professional life. Although it’s kind of difficult to apply all the concepts predicated on each of these books, it requires a
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Interview with Melanie Akerboom [Founder of Whatamission.com]

Melanie is passionate about Social Entrepreneurship and she has built a platform called Whatamission. On the platform, you can find interesting interviews to startup founders in Berlin and other cities of the world. Furthermore, you can visit their online directory to know about all the organizations which can help you in your journey.
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Speech # 1: Connecting the dots

Life is a game. At the beginning, you are assigned a random character and circumstances. Later, you gain the power to start defining where to go and for what you are willing to thrive. 
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Interview with Herwig Springer [CEO of i5Invest]

Herwig Springer is the CEO of i5Invest, he works on this company approx. 1 year ago and shares his knowledge about startups: mentoring, internationalization, scaling and strategic business development.
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Interview with Anna Yukiko Bickenbach [Co-Founder and Chief Sales & Brand Officer at Ecotastic]

Anna Yukiko Bickenbach is a Woman Entrepreneur based in Berlin, Germany. She has co-founded an startup which created a mobile app called Ecotastic. Anna’s roles is related to Sales, marketing and expertise in Environmental Management. The app is a reward system where people who make environmentally-friendly actions in their daily life can receive sustainable gift certificates.
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Interview with Petr Stedry [UX Designer & Co-Founder UX Akademie]

Petr is an UX Designer who has been working on different Startups and Corporations. He is giving us insights about User Experience Methodologies, knowledge for a person who wants to start in the User Experience Area, his experience with his own business and other interesting topics.
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Interview with Monika Gmucova [CEO at Global Institute for Extraordinary Women]

Monika Gmucova is a business woman who leads a project to bring solutions to develop leadership and sustainable enterprises, so that people and their communities live fulfilling life in harmony. Learn about her idea, see her experiences and lessons learned on the way.
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Reflection # 1: The book we all should read

I’ll be starting a new section where I could write short reflections of stuff I can observe, read and experience in my daily life. It could be helpful for me and all of you to know some small insights could make us a better person.  
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How to create a movement?

We’re in a different world, it’s expected everyone could lead in different contexts, like inside an organization, nonprofits or your neighborhood. Leadership is about creating change, join a group of people who believe in something and make it happen.
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Valuable Lessons from 5 Women Entrepreneurs

During 2014, I made interviews to different women entrepreneurs in Prague, Czech Republic and Caracas, Venezuela. All of their projects are in different stages and circumstances, but some of the common points among them are: The courage of their founders, their purposeful vision and great enthusiasm to build initiatives which can contribute to solve problems.
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You should read these 10 books as well

The 2014 is finishing and it has been a great time where I’ve made a challenge to read one book a month. I’ve been successful in this and I’m implementing the knowledge I’ve got from them as well. I would like to share the titles and small descriptions of them and you can read it
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Interview with Jozef Vodicka [President of TrashOut]

Jozef is a very curious guy who detected a problem related to illegal dumps in Slovakia and other European cities in 2009. He compared the problem among cities with similar population size and analysed the problem wasn’t about the number of people living in the cities, it was about the way the environmental issues are
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Interview with Gaspard Bos [The Navigator at Perpetual Plastic Project]

Gaspard is talking about The Perpetual Plastic Project and The Better Future Factory, his experiences in these projects and lessons learned in the path. Furthermore, we are getting information about the Business Model and how is impacting The Netherlands and other countries.
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Latin American Evening in Prague

On November 6th, the University of Economics (VŠE) in Prague hosted one interesting event related to the promotion of the latin countries. It showed different aspects like nature, business opportunities, gastronomy and dancing of the participant countries (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, México, Perú and Venezuela). Every country had something special to show and
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Keys to Success

During the past month I’ve been reading the book “The Personal MBA” by Josh Kaufman, it’s been really useful to learn basic concepts about finance, statistics, management, psychology and even personal growth. It has been a kickstart to remind me we don’t really need a formal education to succeed, you need the combination of passion,
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Interview with Danha Zamalloa [Co-Founder of PagoFlash]

Dahna Zamalloa is a girl who has been working with a great team on the development of a startup called PagoFlash. This startup solves one big problem in Venezuela: how people who doesn’t have bank accounts and/or credit cards pay in online stores. Their solution allows to pay through a prepaid card people can acquire
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Day trip to Český Krumlov

During the past weekend, I got the opportunity to go to a nice town which can send you to the Medieval Times. It combines a great architecture with the magic of Vtlava River and great landscapes. The town is called Český Krumlov, it’s located at the South of Czech Republic and if you go from Prague, you
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Interview with Vanessa Marcano [Founder of Pollitoingles.com]

Vanessa Marcano is a Venezuelan Entrepreneur who has been developing an interesting project called Pollito Ingles. She is a great example of a Mom Entrepreneur. During this interview, we are talking about the beginning of the project, her inspiration and lessons learned during the path, How to inspire other women to start their own businesses
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Interview with Romina Kohei [Co-founder of GliderPath]

Romina Kohei is an woman who has been working in Project Management and Coaching. She has founded Cool Project Management, and some months ago decided to start a searching for a new business idea through a process called “Idea Extraction” and thanks to this and her effort has built GliderPath with a business partner.
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About time

We live in one of the best times of the world. We are able to access to the information instantly, talk with people who is living in the other side of the planet and work remotely. But we all overwhelmed and busy in our problems and sometimes we forgot about the real important stuffs and
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Interview with Claudia Valladares [Founder at Impact Hub Caracas]

Claudia Valladares is the Founder of The Impact Hub Caracas.  She is talking about Startups Development in Venezuela and giving advices based on her experiences. Furthermore,  we talk about the present and future of the Impact Hub Caracas and the benefits for the entrepreneurs and the entire society.
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Interview with Katerina Halakova [Founder of milujito.cz]

Katerina Halakova is one of the founders of milujito.cz. This great startup is created to make your everyday life happier. Some of their products are: Coffee Cups and Water bottles with colourful and unique designs.
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Improving your Personal Finance Management

During the past weeks I’ve been reading some blog posts and books about Personal Finance Management and how to improve it. And you can be wondering, is this important? And I would say: Yes, it is. Sadly, it’s not common people assist to Personal Finance classes during their education. If you are planning to have
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Venezuela: Heaven or Hell

Since I’ve been living abroad, every person has made a question: How is the lifestyle and current situation in Venezuela?. So, it comes to my mind what kind of tricky question. I’ve been trying to talk about the positives things (yes, if you are Venezuelan, you would say landscapes, food, people & culture). But you
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Living in Prague, Czech Republic

I arrived to Prague 8 months ago. I hadn’t had the time to write how have been my experience here. So, this is part of the story.
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5 advices for Future Entrepreneurs

Based on my own experience, I would like to mention some of the ideas you should develop to start your own businesses.
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