The story of human history, as told by those who wrote it, and as I understand it; tells the tale of a homo-sapiens which was stuck on the second stone-step of Maslow’s Pyramid of Needs.

This early human being became conscious of the fact that the only way for her…


First, they took the phone operators. But I didn’t care because I wasn’t a phone operator.

Then, they came for bank tellers. But I didn’t mind, because ATM’s were ridiculously more convenient. Next, they eliminated the taxi drivers, hotel workers, translators, logo makers, and the lawyers. But it was perfectly ok, because I was working for them as a developer. When they told me that programmers…


Eleven years ago, while I was still in the navy and relatively disconnected from the world, a friend posted something on his Facebook wall. I commented something presumably witty on his post, and a girl named Irene replied to my comment. We started dating after two weeks, got married after…


It’s all about the information

In the previous article, we’ve already established that a creative process requires the ability to register and store information. In order to do so, you have to become an infinite learner; You need to be the most prominent expert about your company, your products, and the industry.

Your knowledge should…


In the previous post, I made an argument that at first glance might seem as if it contains an inherent contradiction; I argued that business development is an abstract, almost artistic endeavor, and despite that, there is a methodology to an effective business development process. …


Within start-up culture, it’s sexy to talk about Biz Dev. But within that same start-up culture, there isn’t much of a consensus on what “Biz Dev” actually means.

Lots of words have been written in an attempt to explain the process of business development. Some use it interchangeably with “sales.” Others refer to it as a function that relates to marketing. …

Natan Birman Manoim

Business developer, entrepreneur, learner, social activist, Itamar’s dad. Business strategist for Fiverr. Raging against local machinery. | http://natanbm.com

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