Dreamers Gonna Dream. On Personal Goals Baked During the Pandemic

Dreamers Gonna Dream. On Personal Goals Baked During the Pandemic

In the pandemic, I had way more than enough time to think about what I want from life and what kind of mission I would like to accomplish. The concept was baking in the back of my head for a long time. And here it is.
Fundamental Analysis in the Times of Digital Transformation

Fundamental Analysis in the Times of Digital Transformation

Do the principles of fundamental analysis as described by Benjamin Graham in his famous book, "The Intelligent Investor" still hold in the XXIst century?
How To Create a Business Development Strategy As a Person Who Never Competes

How To Create a Business Development Strategy As a Person Who Never Competes

This week, I observed a lot of discussion on the media related to ecology, sustainability, and Bitcoin’s place in the picture. As a person who is now professionally involved in looking for value in people and projects, I would like to refer to the main arguments mentioned in the discussion and explain what I believe is the value of Bitcoin.
On The Intrinsic Bitcoin Value

On The Intrinsic Bitcoin Value

This week, I observed a lot of discussion on the media related to ecology, sustainability, and Bitcoin’s place in the picture. As a person who is now professionally involved in looking for value in people and projects, I would like to refer to the main arguments mentioned in the discussion and explain what I believe is the value of Bitcoin.
Working On Myself: Why I don't Want To Be Famous

Working On Myself: Why I don't Want To Be Famous

I still remember that cold winter day when I learned that there is a dark side to being famous. And, this dark side has nothing to do with envy, hate from the public, or the lack of privacy.
Pencils of the Digital Era

Pencils of the Digital Era

While most Millenials and Z-generation are obsessed with building influencial projects that change people's lives, thousands of people out there become wealthy steadily and silently - by providing simple online services that solve little everyday problems.
5 "Best" Business Models in the World

5 "Best" Business Models in the World

Can you build an unflappable business model? A perpetuum mobile that always works, no matter what? Oh yes, you can. In this article, I list five such business models. Should you take an example from them? Well...
Poland Fights With COVID

Poland Fights With COVID

There are lots of stereotypical opinions you can hear about Polish people world-wide. Hard-working, with a tendency to steal, yet traditional and religious. But one undeniable fact about Polish society is that it can be unbelievably creative and solidary — especially in times of crisis. And that shows especially clearly when you take a look at how Polish entrepreneurs deal with the lockdown.
Business Development Responsibilities: Looking for a Co-founder? Read This Before You Make Your Choice

Business Development Responsibilities: Looking for a Co-founder? Read This Before You Make Your Choice

In this classic scheme, two or more people come together, work out a new business idea, share the responsibilities, seek funding from angel investors in the seed phase, before going for round A, round B… This is the typical development trajectory followed by virtually every successful startup. But, what if we thought out of the box?
My Biggest Little Achievements of 2020 — Part 2

My Biggest Little Achievements of 2020 — Part 2

Last week I posted 10 of my little wins of 2020. And now to the bottom of things!
My Biggest Little Achievements of 2020 — Part 1

My Biggest Little Achievements of 2020 — Part 1

2020 was impossibly long — and to say that it was a good year, would be a far stretch. Yet, I believe that this year allowed us to figure out better what is really important for us — not only at work but also in life — and what is not, and to focus on our core projects. Or at least, it is how it worked for me.
Why You Should Never Buy Bitcoin

Why You Should Never Buy Bitcoin

You might be watching Bitcoin price charts with interest or even with excitement. Perhaps, you already bought it. Or you are seriously considering it. Just wait a second.
Starring at the Sun

Starring at the Sun

The summer is over for a long time now, yet, I’m in a mood to bring some memories from this summer. Of course, it wasn’t a typical summertime but rather, quite an unusual one. It’s hard to neglect that the corona crisis changed the landscape of what you can or can’t possibly do.
The First Ever Virtual Tedx Has Concluded!

The First Ever Virtual Tedx Has Concluded!

Some ideas are worth spreading. With that thought in mind, in 1984, Marry Marks and Richard Saul Wurman found TED Conferences LLC. Now, in 2020, TED is going through a little revolution. Can we give TEDx talks in virtual reality? It turns out that yes - we can!
The Winter Is Coming! My Top 5 Tips How You Can Prepare Your Mind and Body

The Winter Is Coming! My Top 5 Tips How You Can Prepare Your Mind and Body

This is a difficult year for everyone. It’s not only due to the decrease in global productivity, the crisis in the job market, and the fact that we suffer from limited personal freedom. And the winter is coming! Here in the Netherlands, winters are always dim and a bit depressive, and it’s often hard to find the energy to jump out of bed in the morning. So, how to stay positive in the winter right now, in deep crisis?
How (Not) to Build a Business

How (Not) to Build a Business

I remember how once upon a time, I was impressed when someone was introducing themselves to me as a “serial entrepreneur.” Well, it’s not the case anymore — and let me tell you why.
Should You Write Your Own Blog?

Should You Write Your Own Blog?

Have you ever thought of writing your own blog? Perhaps, as a way of promoting yourself as a person, promoting your expertise, or your little business? Or, as a way to foster your creativity and put your ideas on paper before you forget about them? Perhaps this blog post will help you make the decision to start (or to bury your plans!).
How to (De)motivate an Employee?

How to (De)motivate an Employee?

Can a raise in salary infuriate an employee? Yes, it can. Especially if that employee is an ambitious person with a PhD. And it’s all about the timing.
Come on, Ladies!

Come on, Ladies!

As we all know, women don’t have an easy time in their professional lives. However, while working with lots of people in pursuit of improving their situation in the job market, I noticed that some women also involuntarily make their situation in the job market even harder than it already is — in at least five different ways.
How I Fail

How I Fail

This blog post is a recording from an interview I did for Veronika Cheplygina's blog series "How I Fail." It's all about the mindset and personal strategies that helped me in getting over hardship and difficulties—both in academia and in industry. Most of these strategies, I learned by trial and error and I'm happy to now share them with you.
Should You Consider Working As a Career Advisor?

Should You Consider Working As a Career Advisor?

Career advisory - what a crazy ride this is! So many turns and unexpected events down the line, and so many interesting people with their unbelievable, unheard of stories on the way! In general, I am happy about my decision to embark on this journey. But the reality is: no job is ever perfect. After my long and delightful honeymoon with career advisory, I can say that there are also several downsides to this job. Let me list a few of them here.