OPPMAKR Blog by Reza Ghiabi

How to be a professional? What are the latest innovation trends? How to sell? How to work with/in Iran? Find out the answers and more on Reza's blog.
May 8, 2017

How Startup Ecosystem is Changing Iran’s Economics Dynamics

In the past month my colleague Yasaman Dadfar and I did our usual seasonal startup ecosystem review for Iran at SWPars Ventures which led to this article. This article refers to the current startup situation of Iran, nearly 2 months before the 2017 presidential elections.…
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October 17, 2016

Iran Startup Ecosystem by September 2016

Inspired by Simon Sinek's Golden Circle, in my talk and the I presented how to build a Golden Brand for startups and other organizations. The following slides includes parts of the talk. I have added some orange boxes and notes to describe the illustrations. The…
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June 15, 2015

How to Build a Golden Brand

Inspired by Simon Sinek's Golden Circle, in my talk and the I presented how to build a Golden Brand for startups and other organizations. The following slides includes parts of the talk. I have added some orange boxes and notes to describe the illustrations. The…
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March 29, 2016

Why & How to Make a Better “Made in Iran” Brand

There is a new trend which has been growing for more than 3 year now in Iran's economy. It seems like every organization within Iran is trying to support manufacturers and service providers inside Iran. But how? my suggestion is via having a better "Made…
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December 11, 2015

X The Unknown: My TEDx Story

It is now more than 6 years that TED —a conference with the mission of sharing “Ideas Worth Spreading”, launched one of the world’s most successful programs called TEDx. A TEDx is a TED-like event for the local communities. According to TED, the mission for TEDx…
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September 7, 2015

Here is How to Sell: Don’t!

In this article Reza argues that the vast majority of online business audience are no fools anymore. The article also provides understanding of your audience experience through AIDA(OR) platform and introduces three important paradigm shifts in marketing: From Sales Campaigns to Movements, From Sales People…
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August 16, 2015

Information is NOT Power Anymore, Knowledge Is

If you ask any corporate c-executive or high end consultant "what drives a business?", chances are the answers you get have all one word in common: "information". But now that there are huge information sharing tools like creative commons, wikipedia, and basically the whole internet,…
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July 18, 2015

How to (Properly) Use Business Model Canvas

Develop the ability to substantially ideate, describe, evaluate and discuss a business model using the Business Model Canvas.
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May 23, 2015

Opportunity Making: Mutual Needs, Mutual Actions

Here is my LinkedIn article for Persian readers on how to make mutually possible for organizations
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April 4, 2015

Why I am an Opportunity Maker, NOT an Opportunist

Opportunities are everywhere waiting for us to activate them... When I think of this sentence, I remember what I do for a living. We spend almost above one third of our lifetime building a career, dedicating ourselves to a job, which whether we want or…
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April 1, 2015

Why Entrepreneurs Start Their Own Business?

Why people start businesses, what they want out of the entrepreneurial life, and how their values change over time
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January 19, 2015

5 Habits That Effective Team Members Should Never Forget

If you want to do something (anything) more quickly, cost efficient, effective and joyful, do it with the right team. How to be part of the right team? We have to make it the right team, starting with ourselves! Read On.
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