Achieving More by Having a Routine

I always tended to denigrate people who lived according to strict schedules – seeing my neighbor leave the house to go to work at 7am every morning for years on end, or friends who would skip a social event to go to the gym AGAIN. “They don’t know how to enjoy life”, my subconscious was…

Learning How Computers Work

Over the past 2 weeks I have intermittently been watching the YouTube video series by MadMaxx – “Lets Build – 8 Bit Computer” – because I really wanted to learn how a computer works on the lowest technical level: the individual transistors. In his series he covers how transistors work, how logic gates function and…

Pros and Cons of Growing up with an Entrepreneurial Parent

Oftentimes I get the impression that others consider me lucky for having an entrepreneurial father. I won’t deny that I have been fortunate to live the life I have, but as with everything; there is a downside. Allow me to share the benefits, the limitations and the subjects¬†about which I am indifferent because I know…

Hiring your own boss and swallowing your pride

Why would you do that? As a young entrepreneur there are many challenges; both the challenges that an experienced entrepreneur has, and the challenges that you face as a young businessperson in a world where seniority still dominates as a property required to be respected. Yesterday, I was told: “If you think this way, you…

Doing business in rural Tanzania (6 useful tips)

Shockingly, I do have to clarify this often; Tanzania is in eastern Africa, just south of Kenya, and not near Australia (that would be Tasmania). Last month I was in the mountainous town of Lushoto, near the Kenyan border, to install a series of weather monitoring stations with the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture. This…

Sitting on the Edge of a Changing Online Business World

Today I read an article by Steve Case, the Founder and previous CEO of AOL. He claims that during AOL’s rise, the Internet was being built by companies like his, and that AOL’s success was created because it created an online community. He then goes on to state that the biggest change occurred when broadband…

The Hashtag as the new URL

Thanks to great companies as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, the Hashtag (#) has made it through the tough chain of acceptance and become the new norm for linkage, expression and even the aggregation of data. My personal favorite tool in hashtagging is the #tagboard, which was introduced to me during the START Summit at the…