When asked what was the biggest challenge he came across while building his company, Robert Knapp, the co-founder and CEO of CyberGhost VPN explained that “it has to be building your core team – your wolfpack.” A few months later, Robert and his team have become a part of Crossrider – Israeli online distribution and digital product company, in an acquisition priced at over EUR 9.2 million, news that simply took our breath away. As he is one of the closest friends of our community, we had the opportunity to go behind CyberGhost’s acquisition together with Robert Knapp and the CEO of Crossrider, Ido Erlichman.
A wish to have more hours in a day is ubiquitous. Though most of us want it, it is impossible to attain. What we can do is to free up some time of our workday to complete the tasks that really matter. In today’s post, I’m going to tell 21 non-core tasks that you can easily delegate to a virtual assistant and increase your productivity.
Romanians are smart and creative and people all over the world are aware of this. Romanian tech startups – and other verticals as well – are constantly growing, managing to catch the attention of well-known entrepreneurs and investors. And the best part is that some of them are so impressed by what Romanians can do that they decide to actually buy their companies.
Networking events are organised to meet people. If some of them simply find it hard to open a conversation or get nervous every time they discuss with a stranger, others are natural connectors that start meaningful relations at every event they are joining. And this applies both to our offline and online interactions. If you want to master networking and start influencing people – keep going! Watch the video below in which Colette Ballou, the Founder & President of Ballou PR is presenting 13 rules for effective networking.
Building a team is the biggest underestimated challenge that a tech startup faces in its early days. Because it’s not just about building any team and start working on a product. It’s about THE best team you can come up with, to support your vision while not neglecting their own individual goals. In this piece (built on the insights shared in a meeting at TechHub Bucharest) four successful startup founders & executives express their ideas and experience about the long-term effects of starting with the right people beside you when you’re an early-stage, even first-time entrepreneur.
As we work with so many entrepreneurs, we are regularly asked for product manager book recommendations. There are lots of excellent books about product management recommended on Internet, so if you’re looking for some essential product management readings, you shouldn’t have a hard time to find them. This time around we decided to ask the expert. So, we asked our very own Vladimir Oane, Director of Product at Hootsuite, what are the top 5 product management books he would recommend reading and why? Check out the video below to see his top and leave a comment below if you’d like to share with us the titles you’ve enjoyed most by now.