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On Working And Relaxing At The Same Time

On Working And Relaxing At The Same Time

Originally asked by Ilkka at my AMA Telegram Channel.  "Do you work always also on vacation? How do you relax? Is it necessary to relax?" The concept of a "job" or "work" is a surprisingly new one, and as such, I feel it is important to remember our history, before...

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Strategy is Dead: Get S**T Done Instead

Strategy is Dead: Get S**T Done Instead

This post originally appeared on ArcticStartup.com during our "strategy days" at the company. So we decided to have strategy days at ArcticStartup. You know, the couple of days per year when the company gets together and decides on their future. However, we decided...

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How Dreams Can Help You Fail

How Dreams Can Help You Fail

Everyone has a dream - make a million dollars, go around the world in a car, become a successful actress, participate in the Olympics, sell your company to Facebook or perhaps IPO on NASDAQ. Good dreams. Right? Well, I tend to think that having a dream like one of the...

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Should we learn from the best or the worst?

Biographies of successful people, stories about their companies, their traits and paths they have chosen in life (From the mundane habits to very specific actions). Many of us try to follow it all, from structuring our companies exactly as they did to keeping the same...

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Why are there so many useless start-ups?

  The other day we were talking with Tina Aspiala, creator of eat.fi, about the state of the world start-up ecosystem. One thing that we discussed was the fact that increasingly, start-ups are “solving a problem” of doing something in a cool and new way as opposed to...

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I Am Quitting E-Mail Completely

I Am Quitting E-Mail Completely

Being a CEO of a media company, I get a lot of e-mail. Too much e-mail: partnerships, fund-raising e-mails, sales related e-mails, social-media e-mails, startup press releases, PR e-mails, notifications, the list goes on. Altogether, my inbox gets ferociously attacked...

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Unicorns Are Dead – Let’s Build Dragons Instead

Unicorns Are Dead – Let’s Build Dragons Instead

This story is a part of my series on ArcticStartup.comIf you are a startup - raising money in 2017 is a piece of cake. All you have to have is a semi-realistic idea, a couple of people who have a LinkedIn profile and a warm introduction to investors, who want to "get...

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