Success-in-progress

I have a fondness for paradoxes. I find them interesting, intriguing and sometimes even amusing. One of the paradoxes is the one about working agile and lean while at the same time lamenting the lack of progress. Why is it that we often judge something that is work-in-progress as a failure because it’s not the…

Burning the Midnight Oil

“I work all the time.” It is one of the things, you most often hear from entrepreneurs trying to succeed with whatever their venture may be. And while in no way surprising, to me it has always been kind of puzzling. I am a guy who likes to picture things in my mind. And I…

Who’s your debriefer?

The documentary “The Mole” by Danish documentarist Mads Br├╝gger 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…

A necessary read

While working to create a MedTech startup either from scratch or later trying to get the product to market, John Carreyrou’s book “Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup” about the Theranos scandal should be absolutely required reading. The story about Theranos is well documentet by now: Only the lies were bigger…