Hey, Hot Shot!

February 8, 2012


Jen Benkman really fascinates me. She offers a lot to upcoming, already in business artists, or the ones who lost their track in the business of sharing and selling art. My last blog posts gave you further information on how 20×200 works and how artists profit from it. Also I talked about how the business […]

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

February 4, 2012


…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 […]

Posted in: hype, strategy

20×200 continued

January 29, 2012


My last post offered you an insight on 20×200. In this one I want to talk about the recruitment of artists, their payment, traditional ways and new paths and of course cite the hosts amibition. Selection Of course, the selection of artists is not an easy thing to do. I think, the larger the offer […]

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

January 25, 2012


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 […]


January 24, 2012


“I think there are tons and tons of people who don’t buy art, because no one’s tried to sell it to them”, says Jen Bekman, founder of 20×200. I will tell you more about 20×200 in a minute. How did I get there? Well, since I paint pictures myself, I asked myself the question, how […]

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Posted in: start-ups

Why crime bosses are hot or How to become a pirate

January 23, 2012


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


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 […]