The thing that truly separates a corporate job from a job at the startup is the chance to have an outsized impact on solving a problem for customers. More often than not the distance between problem, potential solution and the ability to get that solution in front of customers to test out is way short… Continue reading Have you got a sales quota?
The deceitful stories
The jury came back on Elizabeth Holmes of Theranos infamy yesterday in the landmark case against her; guilty on four fraud accounts. What that will translate to in terms of sentencing remains to be seen, and it’s more than likely that Holmes will appeal. Nevertheless: Guilty. The really great question now is whether the Theranos… Continue reading The deceitful stories
Are you interesting?
There is a lot of talk about the effectiveness of content marketing for startups. And while I don’t doubt that it has some effect for some, I am firmly in the camp where I would advice anyone to up their game significantly, if they want to do content. Because there is som much ‘blah’ put… Continue reading Are you interesting?
Insecurity is ok
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
A happy note
Yesterday, a long time acquintance sent me a direct Twitter-message that made me really happy. In it he basically stated that it was great to observe from the sidelines the new things, I am involved in, and that to him it looked like, I had found a much better place for myself than was the… Continue reading A happy note
Lipstick on a gig
Starting today, food-delivery company Deliveroo will no longer be delivering meals from restaurants in Germany. While in itself there is nothing spectacular about a business exiting a market, it is spectacular that the notice to the companies delivery people - riders, as they are called - was only FOUR days. Variable low-wage pay, unclear working… Continue reading Lipstick on a gig