Summer is for dreaming, stargazing, emptying your head, doing nothing, switching off. Above all, summer is for taking part in the subtle art of how to rest.
To intern or not to intern. It’s a question many new, fresh-faced graduates are faced with, but before you make any decisions, you would do well to consider interning at a startup accelerator.
“I now define company culture as the way it feels when I walk in the door, and the way it feels to leave at the end of the day,” – Author Kristen Hadeed.
As far as company culture goes, you can’t get much simpler and authentic than the above sentence.
To scale up, or not to scale up: that is the question. No, hold on. It’s not a question at all – it’s a must if you want your startup to be successful. If you’re running or working at a startup, the question of scaling up should hopefully be a “when”, and not an “if” issue.
There’s only one thing better that nightswimming in summer if you’re one of the Starttech runners (or if you simply love to keep moving). Night running of course!
Should one go abroad? Is there a common space between academia and the “real world”? What makes a good professional? What opportunities and challenges do technology advancements bring when compared to previous eras? And how can one “survive” and thrive in that context?
There are numerous ways to launch a product, but learning how to use agile methodologies to launch products is by far the best way to increase your chances of success while eliminating waste.
If iteration leads to perfection in product development, then automation leads to scale-up success for a startup. Startup automation, to be more precise, can be in many cases, the single most important thing which can make or break a business.
Rule one of startup success. Ask not what your customer can do for you, but what your product can do for your customer. Yes, that’s right, you need to sell benefits not features.
Great leaders have a common quality, they are (usually) great communicators. This is an area where Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) can help a great deal.