Entrepreneurship Acumen [4 of 7]: Stubborn

The fourth Acumen Fund question (see the first, second and third) went like this: “Pick one word that describes you and describe why you picked that word.” This is what I said: Stubborn. This is probably not the word I would like to see engraved upon my gravestone. However, if my grandchildren were to be …

Entrepreneurship Acumen [3 of 7]: Pyramid Principles

The third question (see the first and second) asked me to “Describe an experience in which your capacity for listening resulted in something that made you proud”. This was my answer: In 2004/05, I coordinated a few EU Youth Projects. These projects aim to build understanding between youths from different cultures. One such event was …

Entrepreneurship Acumen [2 of 7]: Personal Relationships

The second question (read the first) asked me to describe “How I contributed to something bigger than myself and what I learned from it”. This was my answer: After completing my Master’s degree in 2006 I applied, and was hired, for the post of “Senior Web Specialist” at Uniblue Systems Limited, a Swedish software company …

Entrepreneurship Acumen [1 of 7]: The Birthday Fund

In 2008 I had written 6 one-pagers as part of my application to become an Acumen Fund Fellow. Although I had been shortlisted I did not get the position and subsequently forgot about the whole thing. In the (almost) 3  years since then many things have changed and I somehow now find myself in Cambridge …

Persistence

I haven’t really been diligent with blogging these past few weeks. And yet… …the readership of this very humble blog keeps growing. It’s no Robert Scoble or Fred Wilson-like traffic, but hey, I’m just a lowly designer after all. Posting reasonably regularly to this blog is the one thing I’ve persisted at in the last …

Calacanis Scores?

Just read Jason’s diatribe today on Comscore. The dude certainly has balls and if he’s right I certainly applaud his very public call for a Comscore boycott. Will be an interesting weekend seeing Fred Wilson’s, Mike Arrington’s and others’ reactions :-) Update: Mike Arrington, Fred Wilson and Comscore reply. – If you liked this post …

Blogging is Dead. WordPress is Dead. Technology is Dead.

Is “Advertising Dead”? Robert Scoble and Guy Kawasaki seem to think so. Michael Arrington thinks that RSS is dead and one of his guest authors thinks that comments are dead. ‘Traditional media’ is also dead (it seems to have died twice in fact) and in case you haven’t heard, Facebook is also dead. What is …

Entrepreneurship Interview on “Phase” magazine:

Yesterday Phase Magazine published a short interview feature about entrepreneurship and start-ups with yours truly. Am posting the answers to the original questions here together with scans of the actual published article below. Thanks to Caroline Gatt for taking the time :-) — 1.    What is ethical entrepreneurship and why do you think it is …

VRM Hub Open Space – Post event thoughts

Last Sunday I headed down to the Sun Microsystems building for another VRM event in London. This time it was called “VRM Hub Open Space” and the objective of the session was to participate and listen to ‘participant-sourced’ conversations about VRM. Lloyd Davis did a splendid job of explaining the Open Space method to newbies …

Looking for Participants for a Research Project

A new research project will focus on consumer and personal behavioural styles. The objective is to understand in depth the “role of roles” in people’s daily lives. More details will be coming in the following weeks and the project is planned to start end-April / mid-May. At the moment we are compiling a list of …