If you are a founder or a CEO, read this great interview with Daniel Ek, Founder and CEO of Spotify. In this interview: On a Typical Day → On Good Meetings → On Being Intentional with Time → On Personal Time Management → On Creating an Open Calendar → On Company Bets → On Delegated Decision Making → On Working in Flow → On Learning as a Personal Habit → On Founders → On Spotify and Content Acquisition→ On Creative Process → On Acquisitions → On Shadowing Other CEOs → On his Personal Leadership Style → On Handling a Board → On Swedish Culture → On Algorithms → On Becoming a Father → Link: https://www.theobservereffect.org/daniel.html
The Observer Effect – Daniel Ek
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Justas JanauskasQoorious human
Oh, and they use ‘next company bets’, cc Gabija, Ronaldas :)
8 days ago
Andris BerzinsVC investor, former startup founder, startup activist, weekend warrior
Awesome interview, had missed it the first time round, definitely a must read
8 days ago
Marijus KrasnickasValue Creator Through Unity. Founder of UNO Parks. Your Gold Fish.
I had a very funny experience with C level exec of Spotify at one of IAAPA's conferences. The subject was AI and ML. Not a single speaker (incl Spotify's) knew the difference :)
8 days ago
Marijus KrasnickasValue Creator Through Unity. Founder of UNO Parks. Your Gold Fish.
Justas Janauskas thanks for sharing. #SharingIsCaring
8 days ago

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Sam Altman, CEO @ OpenAI, ex President @ Y Combinator writes about idea generation: “The best ideas are fragile; most people don’t even start talking about them at all because they sound silly. Perhaps most of all, you want to be around people who don’t make you feel stupid for mentioning a bad idea, and who certainly never feel stupid for doing so themselves.” “Finally, a good test for an idea is if you can articulate why most people think it’s a bad idea, but you understand what makes it good.” Read full post here: https://blog.samaltman.com/idea-generation
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Povilas GodliauskasFounder & Coach @ coach.lt
Well said, Justas Janauskas. Allowing people to act on their ideas and fail requires courage and trust.
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