Antanas Bernatonis on Stop procrastinatingHead of Business Development @Montonio |Fintech|POS|B2BSales|BDabout 2 months ago
Literally the dark side of space- travel 😄 🚀It's a shame that in 60 yeas of space odyssey humans have created amazing technological achievements to significantly reduce the cost of space - travelling, but have not found any better idea than a "poop-bag" for astronauts to poop 🎈 Luckily, Nasa finally understood the enourmous psychological impact of this process for astronauts and now is calling innovators for help 😉 https://www.businessinsider.com/nasa-is-offering-20000-lunar-loo-build-a-toilet-challenge-2020-6
NASA is offering up to $20,000 to anyone who can design a better space toilet for astronauts sent to the moon
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Antanas Bernatonis on Stop procrastinatingHead of Business Development @Montonio |Fintech|POS|B2BSales|BD3 months ago
💊 Anti-vaxxers are still dying from 5G, and here comes the news that Chinese companies uniting towards further creation of 6G! Poor conspirators will get wild 😄 🔋Two major Chinese telecommunications companies China Unicom and ZTE team up for 6th generation network development to ensure further Chinese dominance in mobile technology. 💰Yes, countries like Korea, Finland or Japan also doing research projects on the topic for some time now, but none of them has financial backing as China 📡 Nobody knows how exactly 6G technology will look like, but the excitement about value it will bring is huge, since the technology might enable to do things like bridging the gap between man and machine by providing permanent AR overlays with its near-zero latency, AI-optimised connectivity. 🔌5G is already here with China leading the party. US is trying to create obstacles by banning Huawei and offering alternatives, but with 85million Chinese 5G customers technological Cold War battle seems lost for Trump administration, don’t you think?
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Antanas Bernatonis on 5 steps to improve your B2B sales processHead of Business Development @Montonio |Fintech|POS|B2BSales|BDabout 2 months ago
📌 Imagine yourself on another beautiful day, sitting in front of a pool, drinking carrot juice and enjoying sun baths, when all of a sudden - boom, you loose 7 billion $. 🎈In the past days Mark Zuckerberg was feeling something like that, when “Stop hate for profit” movement caused Facebook market value fall by more than 8% and Zuckerberg net worth shrunk by 7.2 billion$. 🚫“Stop hate for profit” started when some companies have joined a boycott of Facebook after critics accused the social network of inadequately policing hateful and misleading content on its platform. 💡List of companies that stopped advertising on social network includes such names as Starbucs, Microsoft, Coca- Cola, Upwork, Ford Motor etc. with more companies to join when the movement will go global. 🥉Moreover, this also move Zuckerberg one rank down from the top 3 gang leaving him behind Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Bernard Arnault.��So if you’re having a bad day, imagine what a shame Mark is feeling now being in the fourth position with just 82.3 billion valuation ;)

Antanas BernatonisHead of Business Development @Montonio |Fintech|POS|B2BSales|BD
Dominykas Rimša, great example! But let's not forget the rest of the story, a month or so ago Twitter banned couple of Trump posts. It might be that it was in order to get even more attention from the media, but it also shows that soc. media platforms can adress issues and do something about it and still get paid ;) However, unless there will be some alternative, I believe majority of the companies will come back to advertise on FB after a while even if FB won't do anything about the hate speech. Here is a list of companies that joined the movement, you can see that most of them stopped ads just for month or two: https://en.mercopress.com/2020/06/30/some-of-the-largest-corporations-that-joined-the-boycott-of-facebook-stop-hate-for-profit
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Antanas Bernatonis on 5 steps to improve your B2B sales processHead of Business Development @Montonio |Fintech|POS|B2BSales|BD9 days ago
Have you ever listened to a podcast where one of the talkers is broadcasting from his van somewhere in the fields of Lithuania? 😄 If not it's definitely worth to take a look at Redefining Human Value podcast where me, David Wing (CEO at EduFlow), and Vlas Lezin (COO at Silicon Valley Innovation Center) are talking about role of mentorship for entrepreneurs 🤓 $ANTBER today trading at +661.64% https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=S2iNlYiLAqk
Redefining Human Value: Role of mentorship for entrepreneurs
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Antanas Bernatonis on 5 steps to improve your B2B sales processHead of Business Development @Montonio |Fintech|POS|B2BSales|BD11 days ago
💡 Today I'm about to become the first Human IPO in Baltic states! 💡 Wait what? Yeah, that's crazy! 🔎 So there is this great startup Human IPO which is seeking to redefine human value by allowing people to invest to individuals they believe in! 📊 Just like in the normal IPO's, this means that now you will be able to #invest, #trade, and #earn from my shares (Which are backed by #time) as well as redeem the time you bought and use my knowledge for your business, ideas, personal life or whatever else :) 🚀 As I personally won't earn almost nothing from this and I do not seek to become next Jeff Bezos or Elon Musk, my goal of becoming first publicly traded person in Baltics and allowing the market to define the value of my time is to rather get attention to this startup and idea that they are bringing, as there are so many talented and promising people in Baltic States that I myself would love to invest to! ⏳ For now I'm releasing only 20 hours of my time at the price as low as 13$, and anybody will be able to buy it starting 5PM LT (GMT +3) time today. You will find the link to my profile in the comment section, also follow Human IPO and recommend it to the people you believe in! Let's begin to redefine the human value 😉

Antanas BernatonisHead of Business Development @Montonio |Fintech|POS|B2BSales|BD
Update no. 2 Price is up 661% 🚀
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Antanas Bernatonis on 5 steps to improve your B2B sales processHead of Business Development @Montonio |Fintech|POS|B2BSales|BD18 days ago
🚀Sharing an exciting news with Qoorio community from Montonio as we raise 500k eur in pre-seed funding round to further develop our PoS financing product 🔹As there are quite many VC and private investors from 4 countries that believes in us, what would be your advice on keeping a good relationship with them and using their knowledge and network to achieve our milestones fasfer? https://www.eu-startups.com/2020/07/estonian-fintech-montonio-raises-e500k-to-compete-with-the-traditional-installment-credit-model/
Estonian fintech Montonio raises €500K to compete with the traditional installment credit model
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Mangirdas AdomaitisArtificial inteligence, Data science
Great to hear. Congrats Antanas and the team!
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Antanas Bernatonis on 5 steps to improve your B2B sales processHead of Business Development @Montonio |Fintech|POS|B2BSales|BDabout 2 months ago
🌐 Today EU Parliament confirmed a very important definition of what qualifies as green or sustainable activities to boost the shift toward eco-friendly investments in EU. 🚫It was necessary to do so because of the small and big scale greenwashing activities across various businesses, when they represent themselves as socially responsible and eco-friendly but they are not. This definition will help to optimise the investments to actually meet the targets. ✅Talking about the targets, it is estimated that Europe needs around €260 billion per year in extra investment to achieve its 2030 climate and energy targets, which is a lot! But having in mind European Green Deal and dream of EU free of Carbon Emission by 2050 it might be achievable. 📌 To sum up, Parliament outlines six environmental objectives and allows economic activity to be labelled as environmentally sustainable if it contributes to at least one of the objectives without significantly harming any of the others. Meet the objectives: 🌱 Climate change mitigation (avoiding/reducing greenhouse gas emissions or increasing greenhouse gas removal) 🌱 Climate change adaptation (reducing or preventing adverse impact on current or expected future climate, or the risks of such adverse impact) 🌱 Sustainable use and protection of water and marine resources 🌱 Transition to a circular economy (focusing on the reuse and recycling of resources) 🌱 Pollution prevention and control 🌱 Protection and restoration of biodiversity and ecosystems 💡So, can you call your business environmentally sustainable? https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/headlines/economy/20200604STO80509/eu-defines-green-investments-to-boost-sustainable-finance
EU defines green investments to boost sustainable finance | News | European Parliament
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Antanas Bernatonis on 5 steps to improve your B2B sales processHead of Business Development @Montonio |Fintech|POS|B2BSales|BD3 months ago
🔹Big news from Facebook: 🔹 FB is introducing Facebook and Instagram Shops to support small businesses! It's huge having in mind the enormous no. of potential buyers in both platforms. For now on it will be possible not only advertise and redirect them to your shop, but immediately call to action and sell by staying on their platform. Taking into count amazing interface and easy to use set up, users are about to experience whole other level of selling, shopping and advertising online in upcoming months! https://about.fb.com/news/2020/05/introducing-facebook-shops/
Introducing Facebook Shops: Helping Small Businesses Sell Online - About Facebook
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I can be a master of procrastination. Even if going though my senior year of high-school, I managed to work at Qoorio and move out of my parents' home, pushing important tasks away for one episode of Suits still happens from time to time. 🌳 Forest is one of million apps that I've tried to overcome this procrastination devil and I think it is of the most effective ones for me. Your goal is to set up a time that you will be completely focused and let your trees grow. After some time you can analyse your results, take pride in your forest and know exactly where all your precious time went. 🌳 No, Forest in not sponsoring this post. Jokes aside, highly recommend this free, yet amazing tool!
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Gabija Grušaitė on How to make peace with your own white privilege?Author of Stasys Šaltoka, Co-Founder of Qoorio & Vieta2 months ago
Everytime protests over racial injustice erupts somewhere in a world (mostly USA), I notice quite a few people around me start telling stories how they are not racist, but... Just stop it - we all are. I was once stopped by police in LA, because my friend ran a stop sign. We smiled and told him we are stupid foreigners who are not familiar with driving in a LA. He frowned and asked if our country has Stop signs. We admitted it was wrong and promised to be careful. He waved goodbye and didn't even write us a ticket. Most of us here in the North have no idea what it means to live in fear in your own country. We usually are welcome everywhere. Blue eyes open doors. It was very different for our parent and grandparent generations. Their life was shaped by oppression. Out of respect for those who fought for our freedom, we should show compassion and empathy for people trying to lift themselves out fear. To have their voices heard. Just admit your privilege and be kind.
'That was crazy to me': black film-maker captures own pepper-spraying by US police
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Povilas GodliauskasFounder & Coach @ coach.lt
Indeed, we all are. The question is: are we aware of it? And if so, how we manage it?
Quite often we are good at starting new things: books, habits, hobbies, activities - you name it. But what about stopping? What is at least one thing you should stop doing in order to become a better person or achieve your goals?

Paulius TuzikasShaping better work environments
My short answer is...make that habit difficult/impossible or try replacing it with other activity. I highly recommend a book called Atomic Habits by James Clear if you would like to learn more about habits.
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7 investment lessons from Mom. Part 2. 4) If Everyone Jumped Off The Cliff – Would You Do It Too? At one point or another, we have all tried with our Mom’s what every other kid has tried to since the beginning of time – the use of “peer pressure.” I figured if she wouldn’t let me do what I wanted, then surely she would bend to the will of the imaginary masses. She never did. “Peer pressure” is one of the biggest mistakes investors repeatedly make when investing. Chasing the latest “hot stocks” or “investment fads” that are already overvalued and are running up on speculative fervor almost always end in disappointment. In the financial markets, investors get sucked into buying stocks that have already moved significantly off their lows because they are afraid of “missing out.” This is speculating, gambling, guessing, hoping, praying – anything but investing. Generally, by the time the media begins featuring a particular investment, individuals have already missed the major part of the move. By that point, the probabilities of a decline began to outweigh the possibility of further rewards. It is a well-known fact that the market works in what is called a “herd mentality.” Historically, investors all tend to run in one direction at one time until that direction falters, the “herd” then turns and runs in the opposite direction. This continues to the detriment of investor’s returns over long periods and this is also generally why investors wind up buying high and selling low. In order to be a long-term successful investor, you have to understand the “herd mentality” and use it to your benefit – which means getting out from in front of the herd before you are trampled. So, before you chase a stock that has already moved 100% or more – try and figure out where the herd may move to next and “place your bets there.” This takes discipline, patience and a lot of homework – but you will be well rewarded for you efforts in the end. 5) Don’t Talk To Strangers This is just good solid advice all the way around. Turn on the television, anytime of the day or night, and it is the“Stranger’s Parade of Malicious Intent”. I don’t know if it is just me, or the fact the media only broadcast news that reveals the very depths of human sickness and depravity, but sometimes I have to wonder if we are not due for a planetary cleansing through divine intervention. Back to investing – getting your stock tips from strangers is a sure way to lose money in the stock market. Your investing homework should NOT consist of a daily regimen of financial media, followed by a dose of taxi driver tips, capped off with a financial advisor’s sales pitch. In order to be successful in the long-run, you must understand the principals of investing and the catalysts which will make that investment profitable in the future. Remember, when you invest into a company you are buying a piece of that company and its business plan. You are placing your hard earned dollars into the belief the individuals managing the company have your best interests at heart. The hope is they will operate in such a manner as to make your investment more valuable so that it may be sold to someone else for a profit. This is also the very embodiment of the “Greater Fool Theory,” which states that there will always be someone willing to buy an investment at an ever higher price. However, in the end, there is always someone left “holding the bag”, the trick is making sure that it isn’t you. Also, you need to be aware that when getting advice from the investment bank experts who tell you about a company that you should buy – they already own it – and most likely they will be the ones selling their shares to you. 6) You Either Need To “Do It” (polite version) Or Get Off The Pot! When I was growing up I hated to do my homework, which is ironic, since I now do more homework now than I ever dreamed of in my younger days. Since I did not like doing homework – school projects were almost never started until the night before they were due. I was the king of procrastination. My Mom was always there to help, giving me a hand and an ear full of motherly advice, usually consisting of a lot of“because I told you so…” I find it interesting that many investors tend to watch stocks for a very long period of time, never acting on their analysis, buy rather idly watching as their instinct proves correct and the stock rises in price. The investor then feels that he missed his entry point and decides to wait, hoping the stock will go back down one more time so that he can get in. The stock continues to rise, the investor continues to watch becoming more and more frustrated until he finally capitulates on his emotion and buys the investment near the top. Procrastination, on the way up and on the way down, are harbingers of emotional duress derived from the loss of opportunity or the destruction of capital. However, if you do your homework and can build a case for the purchase, don’t procrastinate. If you miss your opportunity for the right entry into the position – don’t chase it. Leave it alone and come back another day when the Price Is Right. 7) Don’t Play With It – You’ll Go Blind Well…do I really need to go into this one? All I know for sure is that I am not blind today. What I will never know for sure is whether she believed it; or if was just meant to scare the hell out of me. When you invest into the financial markets it is very easy to lose sight of what your intentions were in the first place. Getting caught up in the hype, getting sucked in by the emotions of fear and greed, and generally being confused by the multitude of options available, causes you to lose your focus on the very basic principle that you started with – growing your small pile of money into a much larger one. Conclusion: There is obviously a lot more to managing your own portfolio than just the principles that we learned from our Mothers. However, this is a start in the right direction, and if you don’t believe me – just ask your Mother.

Marija MireckaitėPhotographer. Curious person.
I don't know anything about investing, but you truly have a gift of presenting a complicated topic in such an understandable manner. Keep up the amazing insights!
Povilas Petrauskas on Coach mindset: hobby or businessExecutive coach helping leaders create great tribes
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“The Unlucky SEVEN” - things you need STOP doing and your coaching business will grow. Its a promise? Lets look closer. In my 11+ years of coaching practice I found that it is very easy to do these actions and I call them “The Unlucky SEVEN”. If you are a beginner in coaching - it will be very easy to dive in this routine. Don’t go for the easy way. Better to go for the right one. [1 - Coach everyone] I know that it is easy to say “I can coach everyone” as everybody could benefit from coaching. You are right. They could. But not everybody knows it so first - do your educational part for them and let them decide if they want to be coached. [2 - One man orchestra] Yes, you are good in doing things by your own and you know how to write posts on social media, you know how your website should look like and you even know how to create it and you sure know how to write a sales letter. But you know what is better? Better is together with your team. Maybe not right now but it will be better later so prepare for that. Look for your future team. [3 - Solve client’s problems] I know that you want to help your client to solve his problems. Stop It. You are a coach not a problem solver. Work on your client not on his problem. (S)He created problems by being smaller as a personality so (s)he can solve those problems by becoming bigger, right? Work on client, not on problems. [4 - Learn nothing new] Coaching is not just a profession. It is more like a mindset, lifestyle with huge amount of curiosity - so you can’t stop learning as there are so many things you could learn to be more valuable to your clients (and to yourself too). It easy not to learn. Stop It. More Learning is more Earning too. Actions 5, 6 and 7 still left. Can you relate with first 4? If yes - take a look what can you do differently and in the next insight I will share the rest.

Justas JanauskasCEO @ Qoorio
I am not a coach, yet qoorious to learn 5,6,7
Andrew Lim Mao Tung on Trouble shooting Computers.Windows System Admin with a passion to motivate and likes Technology.10 days ago
Life span of a Server is about 5 years, then we will need to change, some companies over look at this and waited last minute, till it is too late, when the Server fails, your operation and revenue stops, so do take actions before it is too late. https://www.google.com/amp/s/blog.accentonit.com/should-i-replace-my-server%3fhs_amp=true
Ask an IT Guy: Should I Replace My Server?
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Dominyka Venciūtė on MARKETINGPersonal Branding & LinkedIn Consultant | Marketer | Educator2 months ago
If I had to name one global brand that undoubtedly excels in marketing and communications, that would be Burger King. Their campaigns in different parts of the world never stop amazing me. Here’s a new one from Burger King Israel. During this period of the year the brand knew it would find its target audience at the beach. Thus, this is a special towel to help BK fans to navigate physical distancing and enjoy the beach like Kings (with burgers of course). Credit: Down the Field Agency
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Marius Čiuželis on Sidabrinė linija (the Silver Line)Investor / Advisor / Social Entrepreneur3 months ago
A subtle shift from “against” to “for” is enormously powerful. Gandhi famously spoke of this in his talks and writings: “It’s not that I’m against British rule. It’s that I am for Indian independence.” When we are clear that our goal is for something, we stop moving away from something negative and start moving toward something positive. This kind of movement has a whole different quality to it—a quality of gentleness, generosity, and light. At Sidabrine linija we do not fight old age people loneliness (we are not “against” it) but rather offer them a friend to talk to, an emotional support when needed and that helps to create a huge positive impact in their daily lives.
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Ng Ke Ning on Don’t give upForex Trader | Introducer Broker3 months ago
Never doubt yourself When facing huge losses, it’s only natural to feel a sense of doubt. But just remember those successful traders that you emulate and follow today. For sure, they had their fair share of setbacks early in their careers. They didn’t back down and give in into their doubts. Patience and consistency are the keys to success in trading. Stay focused on your trading strategy, find the right trading platform and financial instrument. If you stop early, you will deprive yourself of the invaluable learning you should be getting along the way. You can’t learn the ropes of trading overnight; it takes an awful lot of time. Be patient and consistent in learning the ins and outs of trading – from basic education up to the creation of your own trading techniques.
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Gabija Grušaitė on PetfluencerAuthor of Stasys Šaltoka, Co-Founder of Qoorio & Vieta3 months ago
Grožis and Hazelnut were born in Malaysia and are normal dogs 🐕🐩 Somehow, people think that pure breed dogs are normality, but that's not how mother nature works. Dogs with breeds are engineered by humans and therefore suffer from various diseases and have much shorter lives. Poor things would be much healthier if humans would stop obsessing about how their dogs look and consentrated on the wellbeing of their beloved dogs 🐶 Look at Gorgeous, isn't she a beauty? At 8 years old she is perfectly healthy and active, thereas for some pure breed dogs this would be considered old age. I highly encourage people to adopt pets from shelters. Please book a call with me if you would like to chat about my experience with two Malaysian Normal dogs ⬇️⬇️⬇️
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Agne Nainyte on Problem Solving Rock StarDigital Transformation | Process Excellence | Women Empowerment
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What a great story how Jeff Bezos used a 5Whys technique to find the root cause of a problem. A few pitfalls I have experienced when using 5WHYs in problem solving process: ❌ Start asking WHY too early. 5 whys is effective when we already have a well scoped problem by e.g. using Pareto charts. ❌ Stop with WHY question too early. Tip: usually you know that you found a true rootcause when you can make an action. ❌ Forget to include gemba (actual place where value is created) evidence at each WHY step. This is crucial to show that you don’t rely on assumptions. Most importantly, remember to ask WHY instead of WHO. We cannot ever blame people, it is usually the process to be addressed. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/use-5-whys-find-root-causes-peter-abilla/
Watch Jeff Bezos Use the 5 Whys Technique To Find Root Causes
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Thomas DesimpelAngel Investor, Polyglot, Real Estate Investor
Thanks for sharing. The story of Jeff Bezos analysing and using the 5 WHYs to find out about that minor accident and eliminating it is really inspiring and also a great example of leading by example. 👌👍☀️
Ng Ke Ning on Risk controlForex Trader | Introducer Broker3 months ago
How to control your account risk The number of dollars you have at risk should represent only a small portion of your total funds. Typically, the amount you risk should be below 2% of your account balance, and ideally below 1%. For example, let’s say a forex trader places a 10-pip stop-loss order and trades 1 mini lot, which results in a risk of $10 for the trade if he/she trades $0.1 per lot. If risking 1%, that means they have risked 1/100 of their account. Therefore, how big should their account be if they are willing to risk $10 on a trade? You would calculate this as $10 x 100 = $1,000. To risk $10 on the trade, the trader should have at least $1,000 in their account to keep the risk to the account at a minimum. This is the way to keep your account ALIVE.
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