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Websummit and Slush– the hottest events of November

Running a startup is a hard core sport, like climbing the Himalayas, it’s dangerous. You risk everything, your career, your mental health, your family, friends and loved ones. 20 years ago when I started, I felt like an outcast. My friends were asking why does that guy want to run a startup? Now the sexiest events happening in Europe are the big startup conventions. How does it make me feel? I’ve spent nearly 20 years in...

Deciding and preparing for Dreamforce’15

Orange pants and pitching rehearsals. Books, use case stories, brochures, stickers, pins and booth reels. Buying flights, booking hotels, checking out bike rentals, applying for ESTAs.  Partner meetings, customer appointments, webinars, newsletters, social media presence. Setting goals, counting ROIs, checking out the cool parties.  Development  sprints, scrum meetings, workshops, recruitments, onboarding new team members , telemarketing campaigns, getting lightning ready - the amount of decisions we’ve made at Fingertip related to sponsoring Dreamforce’15 is overwhelming. We...

Crowds and the innovitaveness of Social Decision Making

Crowd Dialog Europe gathered the European crowd knowledge yesterday in Helsinki - united in diversity and driven by a common goal: to enable the crowd for a greater good. Prof. Dr. Thomas Peisl invited me to co-present with him in a workshop on predictive crowds and showcase our Fingertip tool as platform to implement predictive crowds in innovation work. Peisl has extensively studied predictive crowding, and has interesting theories about how to set up well functioning...

First times leading to decision-making best practices

One of the things I love about start up life is constantly facing situations with the company for the very first time. Doing things without prior experience is a thrill and a challenge, but also at the same time a risk. Two weeks back we held the Fingertip Webinar #1, hopefully a first in a series of many to follow. We got to choose a webinar platform, build the content and the marketing campaign, brand...

Decision-making is the buzz

Do you know how many times the word ‘decision’ was mentioned in the Salesforce World Tour Amsterdam keynotes last week? 44 times (oh yes, we counted!). That’s amazing. The most dangerous place to make a decision is the office. The decisions need to be made in the field with the customer, said Ulrik Nehammer from Coca-Cola.  Carmina Coenen from Salesforce.com stated that we should have all our decisions at our fingertips. The mobility of todays’ decision-maker requires good...

Deciding to cross the sea

Excitement, loneliness, eagerness, sleepless nights, hunger, waiting, uncertainty, passion, decisiveness, intuition – every business leader has probably experienced these. If you’re a serial entrepreneur like myself, these might be part of what you’re hooked on and what makes you tick. Surviving in the constant swirl of change is hard, trying to thrive in it is a real challenge. It takes good timing, luck, resilience, the ability of visionary thinking – and above all, good decision-making. I’ve...