A peaceful story for the overwhelmed

Some time ago, I was feeling down every day. Not everything at work went well. You have probably been there too. I felt anxious all the time. Not a happy time. Until one day… Life feels easier written down One day, I tried one thing that changed it a lot. I sat down, closed all the browser tabs, […]

It spreads like Ebola

I hated it. I believed that instant messaging at work is just for nerds that dislike face-to-face contact. We started using Slack last week. The result surprised me. This is a list of my findings, some exciting, some terrifying: #1 Slack makes us productive Slack is the new rising star of business apps, helping teams work […]

Never do this at work:

The more I work with I team, the more we come to this challenge. The hardest thing for every startup team is to find what not to do. Few ears ago, I worked as an consulting intern at KPMG. I really loved my job for the great feeling of accomplishment. The tasks usually looked like this: I […]

The power of Exponential: Your math teacher never told you about this

Last fall on a cloudy Saturday, I attended a talk that changed how I see certain things. Why nobody showed me this thing before? Every Tuesday, I post  a new story for this blog. If you read it regularly, you know that I am obsessed in finding how to make things work better and faster. On that […]

The Offline CEO: Can you run a startup without a computer?

No, this is not a joke. I do believe that a CEO can run a company without using a computer. I am not talking about printing e-mails, but spending more time offline with people and pen&paper. What if working offline helps you be more effective? I haven’t ditch my computer. I still keep using my computer for most […]

GDP goes down when you use Skype or Netflix

Did you know that watching Netflix or using iMessage can decrease our GDP? And I don’t mean that people spend more time playing instead of working. This Idea comes from the book “The second machine age.” I just finished reading it yesterday and I can’t stop thinking about it. The GDP idea The basic idea is […]