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Who are you Mr. and Mrs. Entrepreneur?

February 13, 2012

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For my last blog post I want to write a resume of what an entrepreneur actually does, what characteristics can be found in them and what drives them. On our blog we wrote about what you need to be a leader, how to recruit your employees, how to raise funds and described different start-up ideas, so […]

Once upon a time there was a small Start-Up called Facebook…

February 4, 2012

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…which filed IPO this week. And I am still asking myself how such a young company – it has only been 8 years since it was founded! – Can be worth so much money! I found a nice explanation on Slate saying that the difference of Facebook and Google and amazon is simple: “What’s different […]

Is the Oryx overtaking the Rocket? Another Story on Leadership and Entrepreneurship

January 25, 2012

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Now, this might not help you a lot when you are unhappy but in this blog post I want to give you an example of how unsatisfied Rocket Internet employees changed their job/life. To start with: obviously not everybody has this chance. And thus this isn’t an advise of what you should do, but sort […]

STOP WHINING.

January 17, 2012

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Exploring opinions on work-life balance Sometime it all sucks, too much work and studying, the week is almost over and you feel you haven’t even come close to what you planned to do. So you start whining and complaining about how horrible life is. Everybody does it, but from own experience I can say that […]

I WANT TO WORK FOR YOU or DO I REALLY?!

January 10, 2012

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This blog post I wanted dedicate to HR strategy in Start Ups. But then I decided on leaving the strategy and rather look at the people and capture a variance of different views. What does working in a start-up mean? What do to I get and what is expected of me to give? Why work […]

How to get ‘em employees?

January 3, 2012

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-A three-course menu-   For me HR is always an interesting topic in businesses. And considering my last post it’s quite important for Start-Ups as well. So I’m asking myself how does it work in Start-Ups? Any special effects here? What do HR managers do to attract and keep the best people?   Google Blog Search […]

Success!

November 29, 2011

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After listening to a presentation held by HitFox Co-founder and CEO Jan Beckers I decided to write my next blog post about his experiences and expert knowledge on founding five companies. His presentation leads the listener through his entrepreneurial path – starting with being a party entrepreneur and organizing parties on a big scale, going […]