100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 13. Change Your Work Space

Clean up your desk. Re-arrange furniture. Add some color to that space. Make the place where you work really enjoyable. So enjoyable that work there won’t be perceived as work anymore. It will be something you actually crave to do. I love to change my work space every now and then. Because I consider that … Read more 100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 13. Change Your Work Space

100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 12. Start Your Own Business

Be your own boss. Work your own hours. I know, it sounds so shallow, for you, who hate your job but still have to stay there because of that mortgage. Well, unless you make the first step, nothing is going to change. That’s for sure. When I started my own business, I did it mainly … Read more 100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 12. Start Your Own Business

Be The Plumber. Or The Electrician

How would you feel, as a business owner, to have repeat clients for more than a decade? What makes a business sustainable? What makes you buy the same service over and over again, from the same provider? Not month after month, but year after year after year? Let me tell you a story… 15 Years … Read more Be The Plumber. Or The Electrician

How To Be A Part Of Connect Hub

Launching a new business is always exciting, wether you’re starting it because you want it, or because you’re compelled to. I’ll come back later to this (apparently strange) dichotomy. For now, let’s take it one step at a time: many of my blog readers know that I started a new business. This time is a real … Read more How To Be A Part Of Connect Hub

8 Things I Learned From Starting My 8th Business

Connect Hub

A few weeks ago I wrote about disruption, and how to embrace it. The context was related to my sudden involvement in a new business (doubled by a drastic change in lifestyle, but that’s another story). The new business, a co-working space in Bucharest, called Connect Hub, is up and running now, and although it’s … Read more 8 Things I Learned From Starting My 8th Business

The Diamond Cutter – The Buddha Of Managing Your Life And Your Business – Book Review

It’s been a while since I wrote a book review here. It’s not as much because I didn’t read much lately, as it’s because I didn’t write on the blog much lately. As you may already know, I’ve been quite busy with a business called Open Connect. But now, that the storm relaxed a bit, it’s … Read more The Diamond Cutter – The Buddha Of Managing Your Life And Your Business – Book Review

How To Create An Online Community – The Make Money Part

In the last article I described the process of creating an online community – namely the one around the Open Connect event. As of today, I started an experiment in monetizing this community. I’m going to share the entire process here. I don’t yet know if this experiment is going to be successful or not, … Read more How To Create An Online Community – The Make Money Part

How To Build An Online Community

What follows is a rather detailed breakdown of one of my most rewarding experiences as a digital nomad: namely, creating a real life community behind the Open Connect concept. If you want to know how to transform a personal, enriching experience, into a social experiment, if you love working from coffee shops or if you … Read more How To Build An Online Community