businesswriting

Tl;DR* Business writing can accelerate your career as it’s a force multiplier for your judgement. Clarity and influence make your writing better, and the principles you need to apply are summarized in this post. Isn’t it weird that we send…

advice

Evit sa dau sfaturi deoarece consider ca sunt mult prea subiective si daca ceva a functionat pentru cineva, nu inseamna ca va functiona la fel pentru toata lumea. Astfel ca la intrebarea “ce sfat profesional ai da unui tanar de…

Stadia in Romania

We’ve just launched Stadia in Romania, an incredible gaming experience! Stadia is the cloud gaming service from Google which allows you to play games directly from the browser. You don’t have to install anything and there is no need for…

Google for Startups 2020

It has been a busy period for the fast-growing Romanian startup ecosystem, with 3 of our partners organizing Demo Days in November and December:– StepFWD, pre-accelerator focused on diverse teams;– AdvancingAI, accelerator dedicated to AI startups;– Startup Spotlight, program and…

Accel Starter

I am extremely happy to announce that I’ve recently been invited in the Accel Starters initiative, an angel investing dedicated program. Accel is one of the leading VCs in the world, early investors in Facebook, Spotify, Slack, and tens of other…

Google Pay in Romania

Google Pay is now live in Romania! I am really excited about this milestone, for one of the most expected services locally :). We are happy to welcome Banca Transilvania, ING Romania, UniCredit Bank Romania, Revolut, Orange Money, CEC Bank, Alpha Bank Romania, and those who will…

Grow Romania with Google

We’ve just launched Grow Romania with Google, a series of initiatives to support the economic recovery of the country: 1) Help SMBs come and grow online, 2) Provide Digital Skills for everyone, and 3) Drive Innovation via Startups and AI….

Google

Happy Googleversary! Today we are celebrating 10 years of Google office in Romania. I joined in 2017, and I am amazed every single day by how diverse and impactful are the projects I get the opportunity to work on:– Helpful…

taleb

In August I attended Nassim Taleb’s 2-week program on topics such as: Antifragility, Decision Making, Risk Taking, Black Swan, Skin in the Game, and many more. I’ve always been a big fan of his work because I believe he is…

advancingAI

I truly believe that AI can solve the biggest problems for most people and that is creating many new opportunities in all industries. Therefore, I was very to support Techcelerator’s initiative to start the first AI accelerator for startups in…

Helping Kids Be Safer Online

In order to help Romanian children be safer online, we launched Eroii Internetului, a dedicated platform to teach them the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence. Moreover, we provided a $200k…

Better decisions through unbiasing

We often resort to mental shortcuts due to the huge amount of information that we have to process on a daily basis. Some of these shortcuts are useful and help us operate in this fast moving environment, while others lead…

getfeedback

Some managers are eager to provide feedback to their team and peers, and understand the value of it…until they are on the receiving end of it. Try to avoid these two common mistakes: 1) Not making it clear enough that…

Lupta impotriva COVID-19: Apple, Google și Criptografia

Disclaimer: Lucrez pentru una din companiile menționate în titlu, dar această postare și acest blog) reprezintă strict opinia mea personală. Mai menționez și că lucrarea mea de licență de la Informatică a fost pe Criptografie (“Discrete Logarithm Problem in Cryptography”)….

Cum sa nu spui prostii

E foarte dificil – chiar imposibil as spune – sa fii inteligent pe subiecte pe care nu le cunosti foarte bine. Pe de alta parte, e destul de simplu sa nu spui prostii. Trebuie doar sa incerci sa eviti anumite…

Inteligenta Artificiala pe intelesul tuturor

Este foarte probabil ca Inteligenta Artificiala (AI) să fie cea mai importanta tehnologie la care vom lucra vreodata ca umanitate. Cu toate ca se vorbeste extrem de mult despre AI, discutiile se duc adesea in zona de Science Fiction, si…

Networking is overrated. Building relationships is what matters.

One of the things that people who know me well would agree upon is that I have a very strong network. What I mean by a strong network is a group of people from diverse industries and roles (from entrepreneurs…

Stop tracking (and bragging about) the number of books you read

Reading is the foundation of learning therefore one of the best investments you can make with your time. Nevertheless, setting goals to read a certain number of books is a vanity metric. Don’t optimize for quantity, but for quality, and…

Accelerate Romania's Digital Economy

On the 3rd of December we organized a Grow with Google event on the topic of Digital Economy. During the event we discussed digital initiatives that drive economic growth and productivity. Among our guests, we had: Raluca Turcan, Romanian Deputy…

Stream Your Dream: YouTube Premium & Samsung

Stream Your Dream is one of Samsung’s local projects to inspire more people to launch quality content. We decided to partner with them in order to further grow the creators’ YouTube ecosystem and to also promote the partnership between YouTube…