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January 3, 2017

Best Startup/Business Books I’ve read in 2016

I’ve read several business books in 2016 and some of them were worth the time spent :)) Here are the two that I would read if I only had time for just two books. 1. The Hard Thing about Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are no Easy Answers It took me a little […]

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September 16, 2016

Multiplier Skills and Specific Skills

“I will never be able to sell something. I am the artist, I create things, I don’t sell them to the buyers at a fair. Sales people should sell, not me!”. This is what my fiance was telling me the other day, when she came back from a fair where she sold some of the art she […]

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September 2, 2016

Books I Read in the Last 3 Months

This was initially a small list, part of this article. It got longer, so I created a new article, specifically for it. Following are some of the books I’ve read in the last 3-4 months or so. Altered Carbon – Richard Morgan – a “noir like” SciFi detective book What I Talk About When I […]

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August 31, 2016

Experimenting

I’ve always read a lot since I was about 5 and I learned how to read. The thing is, building MavenHut took a lot of time and I’ve stopped reading as much as I used to. So I decided recently to read more. Reading books gives me a lot of ideas. And the worst thing […]

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August 11, 2016

English as an efficiency tool

I’m writing a longer article right now for the blog and I kept asking myself why I write in English and not in Romanian, my native language. It would be a lot easier to express ideas, after all, right? Well, it might be easier, but I think that English forces me to be more efficient […]

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August 9, 2016

Missing curiosity

I’ve been a curious kid. As most children are, I’m sure. The thing is I managed to continue being curious throughout adulthood. And I don’t mean being curious about my job or my personal hobbies and interests. I was always genuinely curious about what other people considered interesting, how they overcame difficulties, how they built […]

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May 18, 2016

Games to Play

Just a list of games I want to play when I’ll have the time, so I don’t forget about them: 2017 Tacoma Torment: Tides of Numenera 2016 Life is Strange Her Story (played) Adr1ft Heavy Rain Remastered No Man’s Sky (i don’t think I’ll play it, after all) Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter: review Stardew […]

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January 2, 2016

On Quantity vs. Quality

“The ceramics teacher announced on opening day that he was dividing the class into two groups. All those on the left side of the studio, he said, would be graded solely on the quantity of work they produced, all those on the right solely on its quality. His procedure was simple: on the final day […]

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September 9, 2015

Don’t Waste My Time!

Due to MavenHut’s success, there are people that think I know stuff and they want to meet me to talk about their business. And, time permitting, since I travel a lot these days, I actually love to meet the entrepreneurs. And why shouldn’t I? I love talking to smart people (who doesn’t?), I am interested […]

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January 2, 2015

Book Review: The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone

Amazon is one of the most interesting companies I’ve read about. Not especially Jeff Bezos, but Amazon. Obviously, you can’t really separate the two, but I’ve been always interested in how Amazon, a company that started on the internet by selling books, then became a retailer, then became again a technology company, single handedly starting […]

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January 1, 2015

Business Ideas: Heaven and Hell Lounge/Club

Ideas are a dime a dozen. We all have them, all the time. So I decided to share some of my business ideas (some that I had a while ago, some that I think would work now). Who knows, maybe someone can do something interesting about them. It’s gonna be a series of articles, so […]

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