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The Book Club

It always amazes me how, in 2017, the age of 3 minutes videos and 140# tweets – books still play such a big role in my life.

People are still shocked to discover that 1,200-2,000 words long blog post get more engagement and shares than the 500 words one, so let alone 400 pages.

At any given moment, I’m in the midst of reading a book.

You know what was a real fun surprise, though? The understanding I’m surrounded with people who feel just like me.

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What does having a a company with a ‘Social DNA’ look like – Lessons learned from Spotify and Tesla

Spotify logo

This is a quick post I put together I think might clarify the obscure mantra of “Having social be a part of your brand’s DNA.”

In my professional blog, I cover tactics and hacks companies can use to grow their user base. BUT, all tactics in the world wouldn’t work as well as having a good ‘Social DNA’ carved into your brand.

Having “Social’ as a part of your DNA can manifest in many ways. The phrase is often used as high-level talk with little concrete examples of what it means.

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Why I’m pivoting the “Startup Marketing Challenge” group

Why I'm pivoting

About 2-3 months ago I started a closed FB called “The Startup Marketing Challenge.”

For me, this was an experiment in mass mentoring – and this was this was the MVP.

I spend a lot of time helping early stage startups for free through mentoring, workshops, etc.

With the new agency starting to shape up (soon, I promise) I have less and less time to do the one on one’s.

So I’ve decided to test a new format.

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12 Books I read in 2016 that changed my entrepreneurial life

2016: Books to read for entrepreneurs

These are the last days of 2017 and I think that it’s a good excuse to recommend some great reads.

At the beginning of 2016, I set up a personal goal to read a new book every two weeks.

I always felt that learning by doing is important, but reading can help direct your actions and accelerate your learning process.

Also, as a content marketer and blogger, I think reading is like inspirational fuel that helps keep you fresh.

Did I achieve my 2016 goal? Hell no. Not even close.

But I did read quite a lot of books that I think worth mentioning.

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Solving the Manager VS. Maker conflicts when growing a business

Maker VS. Manager

Becoming the hybrid between manager & maker usually happens when you are either a one-person company or when you try to scale up.

Most companies start with one or two founders. Maybe even a hobbyist or a one-man (or woman) show who’s looking to grow.

In the beginning, everyone starts off as makers – they are the ones doing everything. But then, you have to become a manager as well. 

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Change happens in a second. Willing to change can take forever.

Decision Making Processes

Honesty and openness are a big part of this small blog’s agenda . So I’ll keep it brutally honest.

In this post, I will share with your exactly why I’m dissapointed with myself at the moment and the key thing I learnt to change that. So lets dive in.

We’re in August, and I haven’t moved an inch on achieving my 2016 goals.

Well, it’s not true – We’ve doubled the business revenue and doubled our team size. But those were all linear. The leap I was planning for was bigger than that.

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Why mastering feeling uncomfortable will set you free

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Throughout life, we face hundreds of awkward, uncomfortable or embarrassing situations.

Getting turned down by a girl you wanted to ask out. Failing at your first venture, Giving the wrong answer in front of a class filled with bad kids or simply falling flat on your nose on the street because you stepped on a wondering stone.

The fear of feeling uncomfortable is dangerous.

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