Adam Kidan's Blog

BitOasis, Bringing Bitcoin to Dubai

After having trouble finding any place to buy bitcoin in the Middle East, Jordanian entrepreneur Ola Doudin has launched the bitcoin wallet and exchange BitOasis in Dubai.  The company plans to be the first bitcoin company in the Middle Eastern and North Africa region...

Pokemon Go and Mobile Advertising

Since it launched last month, everybody has been talking about Pokemon Go.  Combining an addictive gameplay with a pop culture icon, it has shattered downloading and revenue records, overtaking all sorts of breakout mobile hits.  While the game has been prompting...

Words You Should Avoid at Work

Employers aren’t just interested in what you say, but also how you say it.  When you come across as unprofessional, it can hinder your chances of job advancement, lose support from your colleagues and prevent you from earning recognition you deserve.  I recently came...

Myths About Success

Watching Shark Tank and listening to Mr. Wonderful talk about why he doesn’t want to invest in a business doesn’t teach us much about success.  Watching “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and trying to figure out why that family is relevant won’t really teach you much...

Accepting Failure

Failure is terrifying, but it’s also surprisingly instructive; success without failure often takes away from any sort of underlying lessons.  Some investors even prefer to fund entrepreneurs with some sort of setbacks under their belts, since it tends to bring...

Promoting Your Content

Let’s imagine that you’ve written some great blog posts, optimized them and added the important keyword phrases.  You now need to post them onto your social media and watch them generate traffic.  Yet in the modern day and age, effective marketing goes a lot further...

Negotiating and You

When it comes to negotiation, it’s often easy to just think of yourself and not direct about what it is you actually want.  But I recently came across an article by Gary Vaynerchuk that talks about his style of negotiation; according to him, the most successful...

Becoming Your Own Boss

Quitting your job and leaving your jerk boss behind is a dream that we’ve all had, but it’s much easier said than done.  You might be an entrepreneur with a big idea that’s going to make you millions, but what if you don’t have the money to fund it, or you don’t even...

Business Lessons From Coach Wooden

UCLA basketball coach John Wooden shares a fascinating story in his autobiography.  Before the start of each season, the coach would time to personally show his players how to properly put on socks with meticulous detail, then check to make sure there weren’t any...