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When I first started writing this blogpost, the dust from last year’s International Women’s Day debates had hardly settled. Headlines and debates early 2019 were heavily skewed towards the absence of women on the entrepreneurial scene and the apparent lack of interest for investments among women.
Wherever you work in the business world, identifying the values of your organization brings the benefit of a strong and healthy company culture and empowered employees. However, your values will only bring value if they spring from true beliefs and convictions, and if you have the courage to let them serve as your organization’s behavioral compass.
According to neuroscientists, we make about 35 000 small and big decisions every day*. In business, we collectively make decisions that are sometimes widely important – but how do we know whether those decisions are as good as they should be? To improve our decision-making, we could draw parallels with the branches of science that deal with optimization challenges.
Building a company from scratch is generally a rough patch. As an investor, choosing which startups to bet on can be equally challenging. In fact, taking the best from both worlds might be the best way to build successful companies. Here is why I think co-founding is a superior model for shortening the time from startup to sweet spot.
Why do we all keep adopting traditional management methods? They were originally designed to de-skill and routinize work - the extreme opposite of what the knowledge workers of our era need.
Let’s be clear: I’d rather build companies than write stuff for the internet. I’m not much into doing interviews or presentations, either. My whole life has been about starting new ventures. What I really love is digging into the actual work of curating first-rate ideas and creating robust and scalable companies together with sharp and determined people. That’s why I became a founder in the first place.
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