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What is Russia’s problem?

We were told that there are two problems in Russia: fools and roads. In my opinion, the key problem is that this country lacks a key idea or mission.

Last year, during a Clubhouse meeting with Arkady Dvorkovich, I asked the question, “What is Russia’s mission?” The high-ranking leader of the country was unable to provide an answer. In my opinion, the lack of understanding of where people are going is the key problem in the country. If such an influential person cannot answer this question, then how will the head of the police department, housing and utilities department, bank or region answer it? If these people do not understand the vision of the country, then they are left to pursue only their personal interests.

When I first came to America, I asked myself, “Why do they do what they can’t do in other countries?” And I realized that the main difference between this place and others is that here everyone understands the key idea, which is as follows: if you do something with your own hands, sell it, and pay taxes, the state will protect the interests of its citizens and provide them with the necessary infrastructure to effectively earn money.

If we look at any Silicon Valley corporation, they all have a key idea, principles that help employees choose priority tasks to achieve this vision.

In September, our company set a new record: over 45 people participated in the program. Together with talented entrepreneurs from all over the world, we:

Learned about the cultural code of Silicon Valley, finding out how to quickly become oneself and make new friends.

Visited Stanford University to learn about startup creation. We not only studied the unique infrastructure of the university, admission and education features, but also learned about the internal culture that allows for future business context changes worldwide.

Discussed specific tools used by Silicon Valley corporations, which will allow our program participants to engage in strategic tasks and key partnerships instead of turnover and operational work.

Met with a Google employee and product manager to learn about unique approaches in hiring and process development to achieve the goals set by the company’s management.

Visited the Apple Park Visitor Center to understand why the company spent half a billion dollars to build one of the most expensive offices in the world and to buy souvenirs for ourselves and our loved ones.

We met with a Netflix employee to learn how to delegate responsibility to the team, inspired by the example of the company with the world’s most popular streaming service.

Learned to develop strategies and tactics based on Silicon Valley companies’ examples during a design thinking session with a Cisco Design Thinking Lab specialist.

Visited Berkeley University to learn how the university where Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, Shantanu Narayen, founder of Adobe Inc., Eric Schmidt of Google’s Board of Directors, and 29 Nobel laureates studied is organized. We met and talked with a professor who personally knows all the celebrities of Silicon Valley: Elon Musk, Reid Hoffman, Mark Zuckerberg, and others.

Met with the founder of Circuit Launch, a native of Brazil who created two technology startups in the United States. Participants learned from him about launching startups in America and what challenges to be prepared for.

Visited the Plug and Play startup incubator, where we learned how startups are selected for the incubator and what distinguishes those that attract the most investment. This allowed participants to look at their business challenges from a different perspective and analyze their weaknesses.

Met with a venture investor and organizer of startup battles in more than 120 countries worldwide to learn how to create a funnel of investors and startups in their project.

We met with an expert in machine learning who previously worked as an architect in Adobe’s artificial intelligence team and as an architect/project manager in SAP’s machine learning team. Now, he runs his own business and shared his knowledge on important qualities that a startup founder should possess.

We had a meeting with an immigration lawyer where we learned about various types of immigration and non-immigration visas, the possibilities of obtaining them, and a list of documents necessary for their approval.

We met with a venture investor and managing partner of Mindrock Capital. During the meeting, participants learned how to develop an investment strategy that allowed the speaker to create a venture business, which currently manages over $1 billion.

We met with a serial entrepreneur who managed to create a company valued at tens of millions of dollars and raised $22 million. During the meeting, participants learned about the differences between Pre-Seed, Seed, and A rounds, what investors primarily look at, and how to effectively create a Pitch Deck to attract investments despite the crisis.

We also had fun and eventful time on two excursions around San Francisco, visiting the most iconic places in the city.

Come to our immersion program to experience the idea of the United States and the missions of corporations that change the business context around the world. Our program will help you adopt new tools for your business, allowing you to withstand everything that happens in the world and create a strong business.

The next program will take place from November 5th to 13th.

Only 5 spots left.

To participate in the business tour, follow the link below.

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