The 3 problems with ‘purpose’

There are three problems with purpose. The first problem is that a lot of companies really don't have a big interesting purpose aside from making a profit no matter how hard they might go looking for it (which is absolutely fine in itself). You can put a lot of standard webshops into this bucket. None… Continue reading The 3 problems with ‘purpose’

Passion versus perspective

When you're passionate about something, it is very easy to let passion get the better of you and lose the grander perspective on things. That's the trouble with passion; it has a capacity to leave you blind-sighted during the very times when you need perspective the most. You focus too much on the here and… Continue reading Passion versus perspective

Startup-life as football fan

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

What’s in a co-founder?

Not so long ago I met for the second time with a potential co-founder for our MedTech startup. It was a really good and interesting meeting, and the conversation was really good. One of the things we talked about was what it means to be a co-founder of a startup. "What does being a co-founder… Continue reading What’s in a co-founder?

Remote humans

Working remotely is getting a lot of additional buzz following the outbreak of corona-virus, as people all over scramble to try to put themselves out of harms way and/or following the advice of local health authorities. While there is a lot of great things to be said about working remotely - and there are -… Continue reading Remote humans

Outrage versus passion

One of the things I have found while working to create our case competition on climate change, iQnite, is that there is a big difference between outrage about something and passion for doing something about it. Just because you're outraged about something doesn't mean that you want to take real action towards doing something about… Continue reading Outrage versus passion