The Only Wisdom is Knowing You Have None thoughts

2416 years ago Socrates stated that the only thing that might perhaps make him wiser than others was the fact that he realised that he was not wise. He understood his own limitations and was always open to learning from others. I agree with his thought on the individuals limited wisdom and I...

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The Founder's Looking Glass thoughts

“Be careful what you wish for,  you might get it”

Modern people view the world through a looking glass, a facebook looking glass, a instagram looking glass or a media looking glass and when we look through we only see very well picked out moments in the lives of others and...

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Why Are We Scared of Transparency thoughts

I recently got the chance to hear the founders of BufferJoel Gascoigne and Leo Widrich, speak at a small meetup in Iceland about how they started and built up their business. What I found refreshing in the way they spoke was their transparency about their company and the...

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Im In It To Improve The World startup communities thoughts

I remember so clearly why I became an entrepreneur, I wanted to improve the world.

The feeling was so strong within my heart that I had no doubt that my purpose on this earth was to help others and make the world a better place.

However when you are young with such a big purpose yet limited...

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The More I Learn The Less Qualified I Feel To Mentor startup communities thoughts

I have been mentoring young business owners now for almost 6 years and at the same time always continuing to learn more myself. I find it a bit strange that the more I learn myself the less qualified I fell to mentor others.

The startup industry is complex and developing at a very fast pace,...

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You Must Sail The Seas startup communities thoughts

I’m from Iceland, a small Island in the North Atlantic Ocean with a population of only 320.000 people, beautiful nature and harsh living conditions (at least for previous generations who didn’t have our modern comforts). I, like most Icelanders, am very proud of being Icelandic but...

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The Holistic Founder health life startup communities thoughts

I just learned a new word in english that has helped me sum up the relationship between the founder and his or her business, the word is “Holistic” and in my dictionary it is defined:

“characterized by the belief that the parts of something are intimately interconnected...

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Be Willing To Ask For Help life startup communities thoughts

“If You Want To Go Fast, Go Alone. If You Want To Go Far, Go Together”

It’s very important to be humble, know when you can’t do things by yourself and then be unafraid of asking for help.

I have currently hit a wall in the sense that my company has been growing and...

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Startups Are Like Ticking Time Bombs startup communities thoughts

The best way to describe running a startup is by comparing it to a ticking time bomb in a James Bond movie. For some reason you’re never able to deactivate the bomb until the last possible second.

In movies they do it to create suspense for the audience but in startups I feel like...

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Funding The Measurement Of Success funding startup communities thoughts

I love working in the startup environment, where anything is possible and positivity flows in abundance. However I feel like there has become too much focus on funding. I see young startups work towards getting funding and celebrating when they do as if they have won the jackpot and I see...

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You're Not An Entrepreneur Until You've Had A Mental Breakdown health life startup communities thoughts

One of my favorite saying these days is;

“You’re not an entrepreneur until you’ve had a mental breakdown”.

I say it jokingly but there is a big truth behind it. After having been a business owner for 10+ years I have had to go through some trying times. I have...

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Thriving On The Edge Or Falling Into The Abyss startup communities thoughts

The only way to build up a successful startup is by always stretching your and your company’s limits, so you must start becoming comfortable with living on the edge.

I remember 15 years ago when I felt horrible if I owed even a single dollar or if I didn’t have all...

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