The only thing that beats the feeling of trying to make a positive impact is when you sense that you have succeeded. Someone, or ideally a whole group of people, is better off due to something you helped orchestrate or do. Nowhere is the opportunity for impact greater than in healthcare. While most people agree… Continue reading Doubling down on digital health
One of the things, I find most pleasure in, is helping others succeed with their ideas and ventures. It's a big part of the reason, why I joined People Ventures in the first place, as a core part of our DNA is helping the founders, we invest in, in very hands on ways moving their… Continue reading Join me in helping startups
Yesterday we finally unveiled what we have been working on for months; the launch of our brand new Venture Capital firm, People Ventures. So why am I so excited about that? First of all because it is a validation of how we have been operating since 2018; backing great visionary entrepreneurs not only with money… Continue reading It’s all about People
Some people think that being super aggressive and speak in war-like metaphors is the way to go, when it comes to showing leadership in a start up. I would suggest it shows more of a profound insecurity that you're trying to hide by bluster. Trying to hide things is borderline poisonous no matter how or… Continue reading Insecurity is ok
Back in the day I had a very experienced direct report who I used as a sounding board for thoughts and ideas to bring forward to executive management. We would meet in my office (even though technically I didn't have one), and we would go through the arguments, I had thought of making. If I… Continue reading That’s so junior…
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?
If you're stuck in whatever you're doing or trying to accomplish, look outside your team and get an outside view on what you're doing and where you should be taking things. True, the person you approach may not be a subject matter expert like yourself. But on the other hand the person is also not… Continue reading Get the outside view
The other day I read an interesting article on Noteworthy - The Journal Blog about some of the traits that characterizes a great founder. The article was written by Jess Li and based on her talking to more than 100 founders in her role as a VC. I have been fascinated by some time by… Continue reading Are you a great founder?