• CEO, TransparentBusiness
    TransparentBusiness SaaS platform was designated by Citigroup as the Top People Management Solution
  • International Entrepreneur
    Created the largest bank in Russia by age of 25 before defecting to the United States in 1992 and starting from scratch.

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Wikinomía: los retos de un nuevo modelo

Las plataformas que revolucionaron la web 2.0 están ayudando a repensar la economía del futuro. Claves y desafíos de un modelo de negocios totalmente diferente.

Cuando leen las palabras "economía" y "digital", una al lado de la otra, no son pocas las personas que tienden a creer que los recursos tecnológicos se han vuelto incluso más importantes que los recursos humanos.

Sin embargo, como venimos enfatizando desde esta sección cada semana, la influencia de la tecnología en nuestra forma de producir y consumir bienes y servicios va mucho más allá del acceso ilimitado a Internet. Implica, en verdad, un cambio de paradigma que afecta los esquemas tradicionales de trabajo, consumo y organización.

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Crecer y competir desde la nube

El "cloud computing" ya no está reservado a grandes empresas ni a compañías del sector informático. Cuáles son las ventajas de la nube y por qué crece el acceso a ella.

La economía está cada vez más atravesada por los cambios tecnológicos. Como hemos visto en artículos anteriores, las transformaciones en este campo impactan decisivamente en múltiples áreas: aparecen y se consolidan nuevas formas de consumir y trabajar y se plantean esquemas laborales que poco tienen que ver con los de la era industrial “clásica”.

En medio de este fenomenal cambio de escenario, los líderes de negocios se encuentran ante el desafío de innovar. Y de hacerlo en la dirección correcta. En este sentido, más allá de la obvia necesidad de contar con la mejor tecnología posible, la clave de toda innovación corporativa descansa hoy en la habilidad para aprovechar los recursos tecnológicos.

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Nativos digitales: así influyen en la nueva economía

llamada "generación Net" está transformando el modo de diseñar e implementar los negocios. Por qué impulsan la transparencia organizacional y cuál es su nuevo rol como consumidores.

En nuestra imperiosa necesidad por comprender la creciente interdependencia entre la economía y la tecnología hemos venido hablando de cómo la segunda está reconfigurando a la primera. Las formas de trabajar y de consumir están evolucionando ante nuestros ojos a toda velocidad, y los hombres y mujeres de negocios deben seguirle el pulso a estos cambios para poder tomar las mejores decisiones.

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Transparencia digital: el paradigma inevitable

La cantidad de información disponible tanto como la velocidad a la que circula son dos datos innegables de la economía digital. Impulsada por ellos y por la nueva generación de nativos digitales, los modelos de gestión transparentes se consolidan.

Los cambios tecnológicos están impactando de modo decisivo en todos los aspectos de nuestra vida. El mundo de los negocios no sólo no es la excepción sino que es el ámbito dónde todas esas transformaciones se entrecruzan. Pensemos en como la vida digital ha modificado radicalmente nuestras rutinas laborales y nuestras formas de consumir (y de decidir qué y cómo lo vamos a consumir).

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Innovar: del concepto a la estrategia

En la competitiva economía digital de hoy, el desafío de innovar se vuelve casi obligatorio. Empresas, tecnología y el nuevo paradigma de la transparencia.

Vivimos una actualidad cambiante en la que todas las compañías –sin importar su tamaño– se esfuerzan poraggionarse continuamente. Para muchos líderes de negocios, esto significa asegurarse de que su empresa esté siempre equipada con la mejor tecnología y con los recursos humanos capacitados para manejarla.

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Washington Post:
Konanykhin, one of the first Russian millionaires after the fall of the commies, left in 1992 and was granted asylum here in 1999. He's built a very successful Web advertising business in New York City. He had been chosen "New York Businessman of the Year." "As such, you will be honored and presented with your award," NRCC chairman Thomas M. Reynolds (R-N.Y.) said, at a "special ceremony" April 1. " President Bush and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger are our special invited guests.
CNN:
Alex Konanykhin controlled Russia's largest commercial bank in the 1990s
Wall Street Journal:
Mr. Konanykhin was a whiz-kid physics student who became a pioneering Russian capitalist in early 1990s, building a banking and investment empire valued at an estimated $300 million all by his mid-20s. He was a member of President Boris Yeltsin's inner circle.
The Sun:
Alex Konanykhin fled Russia in 1992 and won asylum in the US after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The entrepreneur had set up 100 different companies in Russia and had an estimated net worth of $300million by the time he was 25. He is regarded as one of the first Russian millionaires after the fall of the Iron Curtain. One of the newly open country's leading lights, he even met with US President George HW Bush in 1991 on a joint visit with Russian leader Boris Yeltsin. However, he was then kidnapped in 1992 while visiting Budapest and all of his business assets were seized in Russia. … Being hunted by the Russian state, Konanykhin won asylum in the US in 1997 and set up a new life - but the shadow of the Kremlin continued to loom over him.He went on to rebuild a business empire and set up multimillion dollar firms such as TransparentBusiness in the US.
The Deal:
... a New York-based software startup called TransparentBusiness Inc. has drawn backing from Fortune 500 executives through a relatively new type of securities offering called 506(c) as part of an effort to raise $10 million this year ... Alex Konanykhin, CEO of TransparentBusiness, said he decided to reach out directly to accredited investors by purchasing ads in financial publications. One particularly bold ad includes the figure, 90,000%, with a question mark next to it. Konanykhin said the ad speaks to the large market opportunity for his company's software, which helps governments eliminate fraud by verifying billable hours charged by outside contractors. ... One of the investors, Ken Arredondo, told The Deal he invested in TransparentBusiness and agreed to serve on its board of directors because of the company's strong management team and the huge market opportunity to increase transparency of outsourced contracts worldwide. He believes in the company's product and said it's unique. "It's a Saas-based, easy-to-use tool," he said. "There are a lot of technology players out there that are a lot bigger, but none of them have what they have. There will be competition, but they have the product now. They have first-mover advantage."
The Baltimore Sun:
Business whiz kid.
WJLA TV / ABC:
Russian Bill Gates.
The Times:
By the time he was 25 he was one of the most important figures in post-Communist Russia. But in 1992, while on a business trip to Hungary, Alex Konanykhine was kidnapped.
The New York Times:
The Federal Bureau of Investigation notified Konanykhin that Russian organized crime figures had paid to have him killed.
Los Angeles Daily Journal:
Representing himself through much of the process, Konanykhin managed to convince an immigration judge of an alleged INS and KGB conspiracy and cover-up. Following the court's admonishment, the INS agreed to drop all charges and also pay $100,000..The judge also ordered an investigation of the Justice Department. In separate actions, Konanykhine subsequently won multimillion dollar libel judgments against two Russian newspapers. A $100 million lawsuit against the Justice Department is pending, alleging perjury, fraud, torture and witness tampering by U.S government officers on behalf of the Russian Mafia.
Profit Magazine:
Imagine you are a teenage physics genius who quickly amasses a $300 million empire of real estate and banking ventures, has dozens of cars, six hundred employees, several mansions and two hundred bodyguards—but you are nonetheless kidnapped by those you trusted, threatened with torture and death, and have your entire empire stolen from you one dark night in Budapest. You escape with your life by racing through Eastern-block countries and flying to New York on stashed-away passports—only to have the KGB and Russian Mafia hell-bent on your hide and the U.S. government jailing you and conspiring to serve you up into their clutches. All this before your 29th birthday. Sound like a Tom Clancy thriller? No. . . just a slice in the life of Alexander Konanykhine.