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Seriously, I am open to any and all questions. Just join my Telegram chat and ask away. Here are the results.
Originally asked by Marina: Dima, what would be your main tip of how to switch to the next level? Like a switch ... from a team of few freelancers - to a well functioning growing business collective... ...from a small business owner to a serial entrepreneur... ...from...read more
Originally asked by George: I am curious what do you think about the hiring of outsourcing software development company to build MVP or on later stages for startups? Answer: As @tomaszw rightfully said - "it depends". Which also happens to be my favorite answer to...read more
Originally asked by Tomek: What do you think about bootstrapping vs funding startups? Are there industries where the former is better than the latter? And vice versa. Answer: You raised an excellent point earlier about the difficulty of hiring the best people. So I...read more
Originally asked by Dima (Not me): On one hand, investors want to see a familiar pitch deck structure. On the other hand, thinking out of the box and surprises are welcome. What's your take? Answer: Just talked about this with one of the companies that I mentor. The...read more
Originally asked by Tomek: Is Arctic15 a good place / community / conference for service providers? We _may_ be pitching / doing “sales”. Is it welcome? Or is it rather a place for startups investors relationships? Answer: Will do my best not to sound "salesy" and to...read more
Originally asked by Tomek: Probably asked already: what’s your background? Is it technical? Can we argue being technical is more about the “people” anyway? Everything is people’s business in the end... Answer: This answer might get a bit philosophical, but I do not...read more
Originally asked by J R: Hey Dima, not a big question but maybe still helpful for other founders... I was at your great seminar yesterday and want to ask which service you use to track the views of your presentation slides? I never saw this online tool before but it...read more
How do you overcome disappointments / negative feelings? What would be your advice for a person who has a tendency to wallow in things they can’t change?
Originally asked by Milla. There are three rather big parts to your question. So let's tackle them. First, let's tackle the feelings - as it is a little easier to start here. Then we can move on towards disappointments. The word "negative" next to feelings, is...read more
Original Question by Micah Gland: "I'm learning that finding true meaning is often a recurring process of action and reflection. Your thoughts? Reflection tips?" To answer your question, it is important, I find, to be a little more clear on the terms. Words are...read more