Forget it, passion is for pussycats. You need to be obsessed.   You heard all that many times. But what does it actually mean? What constitutes such a great founders team? Team means team. A founders team is not one founder with a few people joining him or her somehow but multiple founders with more […]

You have a new business idea. You are so excited that it quickly becomes your best kept secret. You get almost paranoid about somebody stealing this great concept that apparently nobody else figured out yet. Now – one day you have to share the secret, when you hire somebody helping you to build the product […]

This post was inspired by a question on Quora “What are the most common mistakes first time entrepreneurs make?”. If seen these mistakes over and over again: Trying to be the nice guy – instead selfishly execute your vision because nobody will if not you. Being fearful, avoiding risks – instead stand up and be bold […]

Try to MAKE money before you TAKE money I was recently asked what ways I’d know how to get money to start a company before you really raise money. Except donations, I successfully tried all of them myself. There is a huge value in getting money from other sources than institutional investors in the first […]

I was ask what to do to motivate yourself to work harder. I was wondering why on earth you want to work hard. But obviously that is what most people tell others on their quest to success. When I was 28, somebody told me a bout Confucius’ saying: “Seek an activity you wholeheartedly love and […]