This is somethings which I found many years ago. Unfortunately I don’t know who originally wrote it. Whoever they are, I would like to thank them as it has helped me on my journey... A time comes in your life when you finally get it. When, in the midst of all your fears and insanity, … Continue reading The Awakening
I was at a client meeting the other day. Everyone had narrow eyes and that look of intensity. There was a task force which needed to immediately be created to solve a massive problem. At one moment I took a step back and realized that all this negative energy was becoming an even bigger problem… … Continue reading Embrace the Struggle
A friend of mine once told me that he needed to "stay in his lane" many years ago. In the meantime I have heard that saying quite a lot. And I think it's terrible! Staying in your own lane might keep your manager happy but are you really going to grow long-term if you keep … Continue reading Get out of your lane!
"I know that I know nothing" is a famous quote by Socrates. Leonardo was of a similar viewpoint throughout his life. What does this actually mean? The more we know, the more we understand that we don't know. Let that sink in for a minute. This is a tremendously humbling feeling which I get quite … Continue reading Leonardo you fool!
Is there a link between billionaire entrepreneurs and reading? Maybe not, but they seem to think so… (and I would listen to them). I will be the first to admit that I was late to the game. As a jock in highschool I had no real interest in lituratue. But as I got older I … Continue reading A founders reading list.
Executive Strategic Recruitment & Talentmanagement (the short version). Thanks Sam Cooke. During growth periods in young companies, it is vital to look at the senior management and honestly ask if they are the right individuals for that job moving forward. Most startups don’t even consider this point until it’s too late, allowing minor problems to become … Continue reading A change is gonna come…
Get yourself a Greyhair! The underappreciated experience of previous generations is untapped knowledge and a valuable resource for all Startups. Call them what you want: Consultants, Advisory Board, the old guy who keeps rambling on about how easy the younger generation has it – either way, get yourself 1 or 2 or even 3! Your … Continue reading Great advice no one ever told you…
The business will pivot, the strategy will change, the target market will be altered (you might go crazy and go live up in the woods, never wanting to hear the word startup again), but the one factor which must stay constant is a successful core team. The founders and core team are perhaps the most … Continue reading Execute and don‘t pull off the band-aid slowly!