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Ikigai is the Japanese concept of ‘reason for being’. The French have an equivalent idiom — raison d’être — that translates to “the most important reason or purpose for someone’s existence.” In practical terms, your Ikigai lies at the intersection of what you love, what you’re good at, what you can be paid for, and what the world needs. Not everyone has […]
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The wonder drug for Korean startup growth, domestic hyper-consumerism, is pivotal in the development of the startup market and for this reason deserves a more in-depth analysis than the window dressing it normally receives. For those new to this concept, Korean hyper-consumerism is the fixation on having the nicest and newest gadgets, clothing, etc. which […]
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(Women on Top in Tech is a series about Women Founders, CEOs, and Leaders in technology. It aims to amplify and bring to the fore diversity in leadership in technology.) Susanne Birgersdotter is a Swedish serial entrepreneur, investor, and global speaker. She is the founder of Stockholm App Lab, iGotcha, Birgersdotter innovate and SBDM Invest, as […]
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How could you go from almost no traction and running out of money, to getting millions of visitors to your website? You could do like Crew accidentally did with Unsplash. Create an open source side project that directs millions of visitors to your paid product. At the beginning, when they were starting a marketplace for […]

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