I started my career in Malaysia, and since have worked with companies across the world. Over the years, I’ve found European and North American companies to have better office culture, more transparency and less bias in their hiring compared to Asian companies.
It can be dangerous for startups to rely too much on investors. The point of funding is to get your business up and running so you can launch your product and start turning a profit. This article looks at problems that arise with too much fundraising and not enough focus on KPIs and profit.
Conferences are great networking opportunities, but there are some great hacks that can help you meet more people and get invited to satellite events. Start with a Hit List for people you want to meet, and venture outside of the main events to connect with key people and get the most value for your conference fee.
Working with an enterprise-level company is very different than working for a startup. Differences in communication styles, culture and the chain of command will all impact how effective you can be. Here’s a guide to working within the structures of each to maximize your performance and relationships you build along the way.
As a remote worker, it can be hard to visit new places without social or professional connections there. Here are my tips for finding people who can help you get settled in a new place and possibly even help you build your business.