builder and go-getter startup team

Two types of people essential in any tech startup team

Thinking about putting together a team for your tech startup idea? Or are you already in a team and struggling to understand why things might be moving slow? What I have found building and advising startups, is that it requires two different but complementing types of people to successfully get a new venture off the ground: the Builder and the Go-Getter. The Builder (aka geek, tech wiz, code ninja) If you have hopes of getting any
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Value creation in startups

Value creation and commercial viability in startups

I have been involved with start ups and smaller companies for over 10 years now and there is still nothing like the energy which comes from people living and breathing their passion. For me, and most other founders, being able to work within the exact field and do the exact things that we are passionate about is what truly creates a meaningful work life. Most founders also dream about being able to make a good living while doing it, but
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5 tips for avoiding distraction

5 tips for avoiding distractions when working on your startup

One of my largest issues with running my startup on the side of my regular job has been finding time to give the startup the focus that it deserves. At least during hours where I am not on my regular job and my energy is not too low. Using vacations, as mention in an earlier post, has really been a great asset to me, where I have been able to be massively creative and productive.
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The best way to launch a startup: Vacation!

What have you been doing when on vacation this summer? Eat amazing food? Lie on the beach? Enjoy the sun? Read a lot of books? Ok, great! I have done that too. (Well, almost, since staying in the sun for too long is definitely not a healthy thing for my nordic skin, even with 5 layers of sunblock) But there is one additional thing I do when on vacation. I spend time working on my startup and exploring new business ideas; This
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McKinsey vs BCG vs Bain – 5 tips to make a decision

Are you in a situation where you are thinking about which management consulting firms that you would like to work at? You have already narrowed it down to McKinsey vs BCG vs Bain? I was in the exact same position some years ago and in this blog post I will give advice on how to decide. I will tell you what you should focus on, what you should not focus on and how to come to
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Balancing leadership and management

Let us begin to explore this with a question to you: are you a leader or a manager? On surface they both appear the same, don’t they? Both managers and leaders have to lead others and channel organization resources into getting things done. They are responsible for inputs and outcomes and the economy, efficiency and effectiveness with which they achieve their goals. Do the roles overlap? Here’s an exercise that should help clarify the matter.
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