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“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
-Marcus Aurelius
Dare to try #2

As Marie Curie said, “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood and accepted”. The following three women dared to challenge the status quo, facing obstacles and moments of great uncertainty. We want to share the stories of these inspiring women who refused to let...

Entrepreneur portrait: Nick Harvey

82SB: Please introduce yourself Nick: I’m Nicholas “Nick” Harvey and I founded BayAreaRedwood.com – we repurpose urban trees into timber products. My undergraduate degree is in chemistry from UC Santa Barbara and in my first career I was a Staff Scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; and I was concurrently...

The world changed and business too: environmental initiatives

The planet is in danger. People realize it more and more and are progressively changing their consumer habits. Since few years now, our grand parents habits are brought up to date again. It's the case for the Marseille soap utilisation to replace the laundry detergent. You can...

International community of Young and Professional in Saigon

8s2business supports great initiatives such as the Y&P. Young and Professional Saigon (Y&P) is a community to connect people and share different views about the professional world. After a year of organizing events with the French community, Y&P decided to actively widen the international scope of its activities. Denise,...

Entrepreneurs portrait : Rick

8S2B : Please introduce yourself Rick : I have many years of experience with developing embedded hardware products and bringing them to market. I have also worked over the past decade in renewable energy for emerging markets. These factors came together in creating Sunny Irrigation which markets...

The power of mind: 7 parallels between sport and entrepreneurship

Sports and business have a lot in common in terms of values, motivation and vision.   We found strong similarities between athletes and entrepreneurs, here are 7 characteristics we wanted to share showing what those 2 categories of people have in common. Tolerance for fear and uncertainty - Starting...

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