fevereiro 6, 2016

For some unknown reason, I decided to remember a few cartoon characters that rock the hell of some instruments. Could they live as musicians instead of drawings? Maybe…. Do they play better than me? For sure!!!!! So… lets make a list ranked by me and myself exclusively – 10 cartoon characters that can play better than me!

Number 10 – Josie and the Pussycats

I never really liked this cartoon… But well, they WERE actually a band, so I feel like it is a must-add to lhe list… So here it is, the 10th place.

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Number 9 – The Flintstones

Ok… That’s not like the Flintstones were playing music all the time, but well, they could really “ROCK”…. got it??? Ok… bad joke, but enough to get them to the 9th place!

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Number 8 – The Smurfs

The Smurfs were more like a big orchestra band… But the thing is, are they even real, or just some mushroom trip from Gargamel? No matter what is the truth, they also got some crazy Luthier Skills when they made a magic flute back in 1976!!!!!! And that skill took them to the 8th place!

 

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Number 7 – Sponge Bob and Patrick

There are quite some times that Sponge Bob and Patrick are playing some stuff… But the real reason why they got in this list is because they had some really cool instruments that actually works under water!!!!!

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Number 6 – Jon (Garfield)

Jon is a really weird, geek, loney, with a lazy cat as only friend, guy… What do you do under this circunstances??? You play the hell out of the accordion!!!!!!!! And get the 6th place of course!!!!!

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Number 5 – Peanuts’ Band

With at least one amazing talent, Schroeder (the Piano guy, Peanuts’ best friend…. after Linus…. and after Snoopy… and maybe after some other characters), this band has some good multi-instrumentalists, and sometimes a dog… How does it get better than that? 5th place to them!

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Number 4 – Doug Funnie and Skeeter

This brings me some really good memories… The teenage life, the girl you could never get, the band you loved it (the Beets!!!!!!!!), your banjo (what, you didn’t have a banjo?), and of course, the first band!!! The 4th place goes to Doug’s Garage Band, and their great hit, Bangin’ on a trash can!!!!

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Number 3 – Lisa Simpson

What to say about Lisa…. Anything would be pointless other than “She is Homer’s daugther”…. When you are blood related to Homer it doesn’t matter if you are an awesome Sax player, with unbeliveable Blues skills, you get into any list and that’s it!

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Number 2 – T. Boone Pickens, aka Bluegrass (SilverHawks)

First things first… Human-Hawk Cyborgs are too cool to be left out of anything… Second, think about Bruce Dickinson, a musician who flies planes… That is basically what Bluegrass do… The main pilot from the SilverHawks space ship, the Mirage… A big fan of Country Music, he could control the Mirage with his awesome guitar, the Hot Licks, always making music of course…. It is so random, that it got to 2nd place!!!!!

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Number 1 – Animal (The Muppets)

The crazyest of all the Muppets (and most likely off all cartoon characters), Animal’s vocabulary is generally limited to guttural shouts and monosyllabic grunts, which he compensates with incredible music skills!!!! It is so much talent, that while playing he is chained to the drum set to hold his violent outbursts (music ones of course)… All of this was enough to get him into this list…. but why in first place? Simple, he beat Dave Grohl on a drum challenge… How could he not be on the top of the podium?

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Think I should have listed other characters? Leave a comment and maybe I throw another list like this one!!!!

From 'The Social Network' Movie: Mark Zuckerberg Business Card [CEO, Facebook]

From ‘The Social Network’ Movie: Mark Zuckerberg Business Card [CEO, Facebook]

When you have that one billion dollar idea in the shower and decide that you should have your own Start Up, become CEO, and have a nice business card with your name on it, that are some little things that need to happen between that idea and that one billion dollars. Those little things are basically work, work and work a little more.

First thing that should be really clear, you will work at least twice as you used to in any other job. You have a business depending on you, there is no more weekends, no more sleeping late or calling sick, there are only goals that you must accomplish. You have to find time to make things happen, otherwise that “billion dollar” idea is just an idea. Execution matters way much more than ideas.

In the beginning of fleeber (we were named JamOn at the time) I was sure that I wouldn’t be able to build a great company by myself, so I found two other crazy people to join me in this ride. Later we realized that we still needed more expertise in the company (we also have had some changes in the founding team through the time), so another two guys joined the group (personal reminder: write about finding the right people to start a company with and about our founding team). Now we are six founders… So, how shall we divide our responsibilities? IT, Product, Marketing, Operational, Commercial? Everyone in their own world? Friendly reminder, we are all first time founders (at least in the IT world)… The answer for us was never too difficult to get… we can´t be specialists. We must work as a team, getting every next “to-do item” and deciding how to attack it.

It is true that we have “owners” for the company areas (IT, Marketing, etc..), but at the end of the day, is everyone’s responsibility to get the job done. So, each one of us works in more than one area of expertise.

Going even further, we don´t think that having strictly defined roles should be an option… not to us, and probably not to our first 50 employees… Everyone should be accountable for the company, because in the end, if it fails, it is going to fail for everyone. We should be ready to do just about anything, whether is serving coffee or setting a barbecue together (by the way, Loucão, one of our founders, is unbelievable great at this) while some of us are coding, learning about legal stuff, or supporting an user.

The sentence “this is not my job to do” is not acceptable at fleeber… It is everyone´s job to make the company grow. We have gone through changes from the first founder´s team to finally get to this one, and we are not afraid to do even more changes on the way if that is going to be better for the company.

So, the most important thing is, what you are willing to do for your start up, or your cool executive title? By the way, I have chosen my own title… I´m CCTO bi**…. Chief of Cheap Talk Officer… and maybe that is the real reason why at least I don´t need a job title on my business card.

By the way… thanks to Rafael Volpato for this post’s idea.

The first post

by Ramon Canales on

So… why does fleeber have a blog? I guess there is no right answer for this question…

May its because we want to share all the great things we are doing in our company… Maybe we want to share all the bad things we are doing with our company… Maybe we have too much free time and don’t know what to do with it… Or maybe we just want to show off (I don´t know exactly what, but, who knows)… I guess in the end, the truth is we just want to lie about some stuff!

Anyway, in this blog we will talk about music, techonology, work, achievements, failures, and every/anything related to building our company, or random subjects we decide!

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