Entrepreneurs carry risk and uncertainty, and in this lies their possible greatness. But there is a fine line between heroes and villains, between value and profit. Here then comes the contrepreneur.
An interview with Rahim Taghizadegan.
Do you have to be crazy to still become an entrepreneur in Europe? Or have entrepreneurs always been the crazier ones? These are questions Rahim Taghizadegan asks in his book Helden, Schurken, Visionäre: Entrepreneure waren gestern – jetzt kommen die Contrepreneure (English: Heroes, Villains, Visionaries: Entrepreneurs are the Past – Here Come the Contrepreneurs). And while there is no definite answer on the insanity of entrepreneurs per se, Taghizadegan constructs a grand picture of entrepreneurship throughout time. Continue reading
We all crave success. We join companies, we build companies, we strive to close the perfect deal. But here’s the thing: Success is complex, and in the process of striving for it, we might be forgetting the most essential ingredient.
How to Keep Your Services On Fleek
When it comes to a nation’s most significant economic output, most people associate leading export countries such as Germany, the US, and Japan with their most famous physical products. Automotive, IT, and apparel are only a few well-known examples. What many people don’t know, however, is that these products don’t actually dominate the economic landscape. It’s the service sector that contributes most to their GDP. Continue reading
We’ve been talking about a sustainable future for a long time now, but one thing still strikes me: Many people are just waiting for it to happen. Of course this isn’t the way to success, nor is it the way towards sustainability.
Instead, I like to look at the future like building a puzzle. Skill by skill, idea by idea, we all have to add a piece. What contribution can you make? Here are 7 questions to ask yourself to approach a new business or simply re-evaluate a current one. Continue reading