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The blog of Jakob Persson – consultant and entrepreneur

I am confused – why did it take ten years to compete with file sharing?

Netflix just launched its streaming service in Sweden. Call it the Spotify for movies and TV. What blew me away was the PS3 application that delivers almost instant HD streaming video in 5.1 surround sound. Easier than file sharing. Legal and sustainable. Only problem is, it should have existed ten years ago. What I am wondering is why Hollywood dragged its feet for so long.

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Venice – the city of winding streets

Canals, gondolas, palazzos, Basilica di San Marco and the Rialto bridge – that's what comes to mind when you say "Venice" to someone. And they get a tired "yeah, that old tourist trap" look on their face. But Venice can surprise, and the genuine can be found even in the middle of a place where the sellers of Venetian masks outnumber the general population.

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Post NodeOne and the road ahead

By June it was clear, NodeOne, the well-renowned and highly respected Drupal company I'd founded together with Thomas, Fabian and Matts, was becoming Wunderkraut. In the minds of the majority of the owners this was a step in the right direction for them personally, and for the company. This cast in stark light the differences in what motivates us five as entrepreneurs, founders and business owners and prompted me to act with that in mind.

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How to write a cover letter that works

When applying for a job you're usually expected to send in two things: résumé and cover letter. Of these two, the cover letter is often what shifts the scale in your favor. Writing one may seem daunting at first, but it's easier than you think.

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