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Contrarian Thinking

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salmonI was one of the first investors to invest in Iceland right after the financial collapse of 2008. That does not make me a contrarian, why I invested and the thinking behind that investmenthopefully does. Being a contrarian is a tough job, think about being wrong and alone, being right and alone is hard enough. Well, I was not thinking about the crowd or going with the flow or being right or…

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Everything starts inside out

Everything starts inside out

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Old-BooksI love books, I read a lot but I am not a fast reader, my wife on the other hand devours books. I think a lot when I read books and it takes me quite a while to finish a book when I read books that I really enjoy. I listen to books more these days and have the hard copy for reference. I have too many books on my to read list than the books that I have finished but that is the fun part. The more…

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Do things that don’t scale

Do things that don’t scale

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The counter intuitive thing about building a scalable business is to start by doing things that do not scale. What is not scalable? doing things manually that is impossible to do to scale. I remember how Team Clara did the classic non-scalable thing. Gunnar Holmsteinnthe founder and CEO of Clara always shares this story whenever he is talking about their journey. Gunnar and his team…

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Embrace the chaos

…And when you figure out the money making machine get people who love guarding the machine to take over, but continue building an environment that embraces and builds on chaos, it creates more money making machines.

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How much do you care about your customers?

How much do you care about your customers?

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When I was CEO of GreenQloudthere are many things that I am proud of what and how we did, but there is one thing that stands out personally for me. I changed how we responded to customer support emails. Everyone in the team responded including the CEO, the Founders, the Marketing Team, The hardcore infrastructure engineers and the Software Engineers. The way we managed…

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