Working at startup takes it toll. Ambitions are running high, ressources are always stretched, a lot of processes are not in place, and getting the right talent to join the mission is super hard. There is absolutely every reason for why days and weeks can feel like an almost eternal struggle. But that's just the… Continue reading Affecting change hurts
Q1 of 2021 is behind us, and I have 'celebrated' it by being quiet around here for almost a month. The reason is that I have been busy doing other things while trying to recuperate. On the personal front, me and my girlfriend have decided to build a new home where our existing home is.… Continue reading It’s been oh so quiet…
The only problem with colleges and universities is that they have become profit machines essentially barring students of limited means from attending. The core of what colleges and universities do have probably never been more important. I fully understand that there is a lot of talk about certification for specific skills being the future of… Continue reading The (continued) case for higher ed
When you're working with researchers and/or developers, it can be super easy to completely focus on the research, the science and the product it is all (potentially) leading towards and the inherent value herein. And that nothing else matters to your future success. But that is a flawed assumption. Cool technology doesn't cut it on… Continue reading Commercialization as a science
People who know me well also know that for the past close to 30 years, I have nurtured a deep passion for Blackburn Rovers Football Club. (Heck, this season our Danish supporters club even have a first team player sponsorship between us). From a distance I have witnessed ups and downs (and lets face it;… Continue reading Startup-life as football fan
Years ago I worked at Microsoft in an international role. I had a lot of dealings with US colleagues, and one thing that always puzzled me was how resistant they were to change or doing something differently. That lasted until someone explained to me that in the US, the time is takes from a boss… Continue reading Put yourself on the other side
The documentary "The Mole" by Danish documentarist Mads Brügger about North Koreas dodging of UN sanctions is not only brilliant and important in its own newsworthy self. It also has an important lesson for entepreneurs. In the documentary the importance of the debrief is touted; when you have been undercover and alone for years, you… Continue reading Who’s your debriefer?
Considering all the progress electricity, the combustion engine and other major breakthroughs generated inside 50 years of inception, digital still has very little impactful progress to show for it. At least that's the argument, Greg Satell makes. To some extend he is absolutely right. Even though some real breakthroughs have happened and made a lot… Continue reading Has digital really bombed?