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I am a Toyota – Learning how to drive faster

February 12, 2012 by

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If you have read the last two (one, two) posts of the series “I am a Toyota” you might know that I might have been quite occupied lately with studying for various exams. That’s the reason why I haven’t uploaded a new post in two weeks. I have a quite good feeling about what I […]

Opposites attract

February 10, 2012 by

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This might not only be true for the choice of partner, but for many other areas in life. For example in business: in this post I would like to examine the importance of interdisciplinary teamwork and connect it to start-up businesses. Interdisciplinary work, interdisciplinary studies, interdisciplinary learning,… Those terms and definitions are not new to […]

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

February 4, 2012 by

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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 by

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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 […]

Why crime bosses are hot or How to become a pirate

January 23, 2012 by

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Well, not all of them are hot. But think of the real bad ones. Those with the money. With charisma. With muscles and posture. Those who know what they want and get it. Those from the top of the food chain.  Still doesn’t sound familiar? Never mind, as this is neither going to be an […]

“Kitchen – Networking” or “How to teach a man how to fish”

January 22, 2012 by

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From a kitchen-talk to a blog post: how I got there  A couple of weeks ago I went to a birthday party and as usual, the kitchen was once again the central contact point of the flat, where spontaneous conversations with complete strangers took place. This is exactly what happened to me; I had an […]

I am a Toyota – Checked tires and fuel status to drive where again?

January 22, 2012 by

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As mentioned in the first post of my series “I am a Toyota” I described the background of the problem I have. It’s the end of semester, I have several exams to sit and some other stuff to do for uni. In short, I have to study more than I can take and it drives […]