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How to Invest Like a Burner

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 5/10/2015 Jonha Revesencio

Earlier this month, tens of thousands of people from around the world converged in Black Rock City, Nevada to embrace self-expression, sustainability and community.
These Burners were as far removed from the trading floors as possible, yet there are positive traits that can be learned from their habits that will help with making wise investments when they returned home from the desert.
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"For us, Burning Man is a study of the mechanisms and patterns of human interaction between individuals," said Dmitry Volkov, Owner of Social Discovery Ventures, an international umbrella brand for a group of technology and software engineering companies. In an interview with Volkov, he shared with me four tips for investing like a Burner to make the most of your money:
1) The box is not your friend. It's all about thinking outside of the norm.
The venture business is about investing in something that has the biggest future. Burning Man is something that will only last seven days, but will completely change the perspective of every person who attends. The companies you invest in should do the exact same thing; completely turn the industry on its head in a short period of time. There's no time for conformity.
2) Art inspires innovation and innovation drives technology.
There is a false way of thinking that puts art and technology on opposite ends of the spectrum. At Social Discovery Ventures we've found this couldn't be further from the truth. That is why we decided to bring OracleTang to Burning Man, it provides the latest technology and engineering to a point of artistic quality.
3) Burning Man is a way to experience a total change, at least for a week.
Social Discovery Ventures is seeking to invest in the industry disruptors, companies that bring total change, and so should the average investor.
4) Don't bypass diversity.
Just as you embrace the diverse group of people around you at Burning Man, apply the same thought process to your investment portfolio.
Although not everyone can disconnect in the desert at Burning Man, these tips can provide some great tools for your readers to apply as they look for inspiration from a successful tech entrepreneur who thinks outside the box and secure great outcomes as a result.

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