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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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January 1, 2015

Book Review: The Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Remains of the Day is a well known movie based on a book. I have to say I didn’t see the movie, but I read the book during the winter holidays, after finding out it was the book Jeff Bezos from Amazon considered one of the best (and mistakenly considered the reason he started […]

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November 3, 2014

Open Finder in Other Folder than All My Files

For the Mac OSX users out there: It’s not that complicated, you can find it in Preferences for the app, but I just want to be sure I will not forget, so here :)) Found the solution on this page, after becoming frustrated by the “speed” of this action.

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November 2, 2014

Facebook’s Mobile Apps

Top 3 most downloaded apps on iOS, in US, are from Facebook. So, it should not come as a surprise when their mobile revenues grow at a high pace. And this without even thinking about What’s App. Screenshot from AppAnnie

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October 23, 2014

Investor-Startup Relationship

Bill Liao, the partner that we work with at SOSventures, just published an interesting blog post about the relationship between an investor and the companies they invest/want to invest in. It’s called Road to Investment. The interesting thing is that part of this article is the opinion of MavenHut’s lawyer, David Ryan, the guy that […]

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