How to get the job you want

The first step to getting the job you want is to have a successful application process. Most people don’t think strategically about this. They send the same CV to every company and they don’t do anything to stand out. Here’s…

businesswriting

The secret to improve your business writing

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

Sfat profesional pentru un tanar de 20 de ani

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…

Google for Startups 2020

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

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…

taleb

Nassim Taleb’s Program

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…

Cum sa nu spui prostii

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…

Networking is overrated. Building relationships is what matters.

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

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…

The Rise of the Sharing Economy

The Rise of the Sharing Economy

Last week I had the chance to talk about the Sharing Economy and my previous role at BlaBlaCar during an event organised by NextGen Leaders Hub and CEO Clubs. Here is the (slightly) edited version of the presentation:    …

Letter to Aspire 2016

Letter to Aspire 2016

This is a message I wrote to the Aspire Academy 2016 participants, at the end of the program. While it’s a bit hard to understand its true meaning if you haven’t been at Aspire, I decided to post it here….

The meaning of life

The meaning of life

“Meaning is not something you stumble across, like the answer to a riddle or the prize in a treasure hunt. Meaning is something you build into your life. You build it out of your own past, out of your affections…