A practical guide & best practices for WFH: some life-hacks for higher productivity – at home

Nowadays, you read (perhaps even too much?) news about the impact of COVID19. Apart from the potentially serious health- as well as economic impact it can have on individuals, it most likely will have an immediate impact on you: your company will introduce (or be forced) to implement a working from home (“WFH”) policy. WFH … Continue reading A practical guide & best practices for WFH: some life-hacks for higher productivity – at home

The Hard Truths Entrepreneurs Do Not Want To Talk About: Anxiety, Panic Attacks & Depression

„The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.“ Nelson Mandela Disclaimer: This article is not meant to provide health-related solutions and is based on personal experiences only. There are other professions and individuals who are also affected by these symptoms. The author writes from an entrepreneurial-perspective … Continue reading The Hard Truths Entrepreneurs Do Not Want To Talk About: Anxiety, Panic Attacks & Depression

The Hard Truth: Re-pricing of Tech Assets in SEA

Most people with interest in Venture Capital and brand building have actively followed the Icarus story of We: Going from a $46b valuation to survival mode. There have been couple of good articles writing about the challenges of todays' startups - from brand building of artificial unicorns to what's currently wrong with the start up picture. … Continue reading The Hard Truth: Re-pricing of Tech Assets in SEA

How do you mange your time wisely? Some life-hacks for high(er) productivity

„Your greatest asset is your earning ability. Your greatest resource is your time“ This was the quote I saw years ago on the computer of my entrepreneur friend Patrick Linden.   Just 3 years ago I was cramping every single minute with calls, meetings or work. 2 years ago I added a Triathlon training and … Continue reading How do you mange your time wisely? Some life-hacks for high(er) productivity

Social Selling: A Paradigm Shift Happening Next Door

"Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined walking down a small street in an outer city district in Saigon/Vietnam and go to a social seller specialized in selling Japanese and Korean stroller."  Google/Temasek released the latest e-eConomy report for Southeast Asia (SEA) with some astonishing numbers: SEA eCommerce has been growing by 62% … Continue reading Social Selling: A Paradigm Shift Happening Next Door

“Be crazy” Interview with Zaky

Zaky is Co-Founder and CEO of bukalapak - one of Indonesia’s unicorn companies (=worth more than $1 billion dollars). Zaky and I, we have both attended the first Innovators-Retreat consisting of a delegation of entrepreneurs, innovators and high-tech people from South-East Asia and Austria. We were also on the same EurAsian Entrepreneurship panel at the … Continue reading “Be crazy” Interview with Zaky

“Passion & excitement in ideas” Interview with Marco Breu

Marco and I, we got to know each other through our co-investment in OkieLa in Vietnam. Apart from his day job (Global Partner of McKinsey and Managing Partner for Vietnam) he is also supporting start-ups in the region. In addition, he has co-founded the Mekong Business Challenge to promote Entrepreneurship. Marco is currently on a sabbatical … Continue reading “Passion & excitement in ideas” Interview with Marco Breu

“One important bit of advice: just start” Interview with Jonah Levey

Jonah and I, we have got to know each other through our co-investment in OkieLa in Vietnam. He has started the largest job-listing platform in Vietnam (VietnamWorks) which got acquired by en-Japan in 2015, and is now an angel investor and advisor to startups.  He has become a family friend and I truly enjoy bouncing … Continue reading “One important bit of advice: just start” Interview with Jonah Levey

The Era of D2C Is Coming: Why I believe in Direct-2-Consumer Businesses

Going through my Instagram feed & stories I realised a common theme: There are a lot of new category brands’ in the feed but rarely do I see an established brand directly marketing to me aka the end consumer. After doing some more research I found a Nielsen study that stated that “96% of traditional … Continue reading The Era of D2C Is Coming: Why I believe in Direct-2-Consumer Businesses