March 11, 2018

Early Stage Investing is about Trust

I’m surprised how many early-stage entrepreneurs forget that raising money at this moment in their company’s life is all about trust. You don’t have numbers to show, all you have is a story and potential. So how come most of the entrepreneurs don’t try anything to establish trust in the relationships they want to build? […]

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January 1, 2018

Books I Read in 2017 – The CEO Library Podcast

At the beginning of December, we launched a podcast at The CEO Library. Well, the last episode we recorded, the fourth, was about the books we’ve read in 2017. The best books, the worst and some in between. Just to give you a taste, the best book I read was, I think, The Hard Thing […]

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December 21, 2017

Add Favicons to Safari on MacOS

I dislike Chrome more and more every day. The memory issues, the fact that when it comes back from sleep the extensions stop working… What stopped me from using Safari more is, among other things, not having favicons on the tabs. When you are working with multiple tabs it’s a lot easier to use the […]

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December 8, 2017

The CEO Library Story – Months #2 & #3

I’ve missed the monthly update on The CEO Library. I have a good reason, though :) I’ve been in the US for several weeks giving a helping hand to FreeBusy, one of the companies I invested in. As an offtopic, go and test their product if you’re frustrated with the back and forth of emails […]

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October 6, 2017

The CEO Library Story – Month #1

I talked about The CEO Library here. It’s a passion project I started about the books recommended by the people we look up to. After 3 weeks, we have some numbers from the project. The reason I’m adding writing this post is to keep me and my team accountable and, frankly, I think it’s an […]

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September 18, 2017

I launched The CEO Library – book recommendations from the people we look up to

About two months ago I was looking for some book to read from my Kindle collection. I was seeing titles like: Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World A Short History of Nearly Everything The Art of Learning: A Journey in the Pursuit of Excellence Letters to a Young Contrarian Smarter Faster […]

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September 11, 2017

Monday Entrepreneurship and Business Links #1

You might know that I write a weekly newsletter on Fridays. Besides interesting articles that I found during the previous week, I also update on what I do, from time to time. So, if you’re not a subscriber yet, what are you waiting for? Go here and subscribe. This being said, though, I will add […]

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July 28, 2017

There are bad days, too

I’ve crashed hard for the last 2 days. I don’t want to do ANYTHING :) Several years ago I’ve told myself I’ll never fly somewhere early-early in the morning for something just to fly back the same day. While I might be ok that day, it fucks up several days after that (I’m not 35 […]

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July 25, 2017

How to Handle the Investor Rejections

I was listening recently to Reid Hoffman’s podcast, Masters of Scale. Listen to the third episode, The Beauty of a Bad Idea. I would link directly to it, but the site is weird and there’s no direct link, so find it for yourself. The reason I think you should listen to the episode is that […]

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July 10, 2017

Difficult Investor Questions for the Early Startup Founders

I’ve put together a list of question you should have the answers to by the time you meet your investors. You don’t need a PERFECT answer, but you need a logical and well thought one. Even if it’s wrong, at least it shows the investor you thought about it. The list is generated from my […]

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July 4, 2017

Personal Health and Fitness as a Business

I’ve been up and down in weight a lot in the last 5 years. The lower limit was 96kgs at some point, the upper one was 115kgs. If the start would’ve been 115kgs and the end, today, 96kgs, I’d be happy. But it wasn’t like this. In November 2012 I was 97. In May 2013, […]

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