• Tokyo: Japanese Toilets And Express Trains

    I was really looking forward to visiting Japan for the first time. First, let’s talk about Japanese toilets. Japanese Toilets In Thailand, you get a teaser of Japanese sophistication when you visit one of those sophisticated Thai shopping malls and sit down on one of those sophisticated Japanese toilets. In case you didn’t know, they…

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  • Estonia’s e-Residency Is Awesome And Sucks, Too

    If you’ve read my recent rant about how painful it is to found a company in Germany, you probably realized that I was quite annoyed about bureaucracy in Germany at the time. What you didn’t know, however, was that I was also looking at founding a company in Estonia, or moving my current one there.…

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  • How To Found a Company In Germany: 14 “Easy” Steps And Lots Of Pain

    While Estonia has famously introduced its e-residency which enables future founders to incorporate their company in minutes, things are still quite different here in Good Old Germany. Germany has a reputation for precision and adhering to rules. I’m not sure how any of these aspects apply to the founding of companies though. It’s just damn…

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  • Don’t Make These 9 Mistakes When Building Your Startup

    I see many founders focusing on the wrong things when building their startup. I briefly mentioned this observation in my other post. Here’s a more expanded list of things which don’t matter. All of this is my personal opinion, of course – but I thought I’d share it because not many people state this publicly, yet…

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  • How I Built a Bootstrapped Consulting Company: From Zero To 60k€ Revenue

    I’m part of a few incubators where I mingle with future startup founders and pretend to have knowledge on how to build a startup. Generally speaking, I perceive myself as being relatively clueless, but then again, when the founders ask me some questions, I briefly think that I actually have something useful to share. One…

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  • Don’t Take VC Funding – It Will Destroy Your Company

    I’ve talked to quite a few people who were considering founding their own startups. Many of them were quite inexperienced regarding, well, everything, as they were either fresh out of University or currently in a day job which was completely unrelated to startups, the economy and broader reality (mostly doctors). All of them tell me…

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