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8. Start-Ups: Revenues and Economic Sustainability

8. Start-Ups: Revenues and Economic Sustainability

Revenues. It is the most hated but also the most loved word for newly started startups. Probably from the start you will be selling products your company produces, or providing the service you specialize in against a fee. And this handicraft way of operating your […]

7. Start-Ups: Company Intermezzo: Bungalo

7. Start-Ups: Company Intermezzo: Bungalo

Okay, enough with all the theoretical aspects of a start-up. Time to look at real life now. Yes, using some theory in building a business is important and it will definitely guide you through some difficult steps and bridges. Also the theoretical knowledge is a […]

6. Start-Ups: The Traction Trap

6. Start-Ups: The Traction Trap

Traction. If you’re very serious about this business that you want to start, you probably have come across this word already. As soon as you launch the business you will hopefully see some traction happening. If it is an app that you’re launching, you’ll see […]

5. Start-Ups: Competitors or Monopoly?

5. Start-Ups: Competitors or Monopoly?

You’re walking in the grocery store, it’s been a while since you did groceries. You have to go to a meeting in 15 minutes so there is not much time to waste effort on what you take for breakfast tomorrow morning. Here is where traditional […]

4. Start-Ups: Product vs. Business Design

4. Start-Ups: Product vs. Business Design

  “Design is creativity mixed with strategy” – Rob Curedale   “Design is not what it look like and feels like. Design is how it works.” – Steve Jobs   It is time for some story telling. Once upon a time there were 3 guys […]

3. Start-Up: Million-Dollar Thinking

3. Start-Up: Million-Dollar Thinking

Stop right here. And think. Yes, start-ups have to move fast. And yes, the competition also moves fast. Start-ups have the advantage over large organizations that they can move fast, there is no bureaucratic hierarchy, and the risk stakes are much lower. The power of […]

2. Start-Ups: The Million-Dollar Team

2. Start-Ups: The Million-Dollar Team

If you are reading this, then congratulations! As mentioned in the first blog post Start-Ups are all about not giving up on your idea! Showing courage, wanting to keep going, that’s where the amateurs drop out. If you haven’t read the first post, read it […]

1. Start-Ups: That Million Dollar Idea

1. Start-Ups: That Million Dollar Idea

Starting a start-up. It is an idea that rises to the mind of many, is tried by many, is failed at by many, but these ideas can also change the mind of many. Probably once during a fun night with friends you together came up […]

Multilingualism

Multilingualism

Multilingualism is the use of two or more languages. Nowadays, the vast majority of the Earth’s population is bilingual; more and more people speak at least three languages. To be considered multilingual, you do not have to have full proficiency in all languages- just enough […]

Problems in the airline industry

Problems in the airline industry

First a cyberattack on B787 Dreamliner, then a crash of A400M near Seville. .. It seems that airline companies should really update their softwares. For the airline companies- whether civil or military, this means not only losing their employees but also this may scare some […]

6 Things You Didn’t Know About The Erasmus Programme

6 Things You Didn’t Know About The Erasmus Programme

With my Erasmus exchange semester coming to an end I realized just how amazing of an adventure Erasmus exchange actually is. You have all probably heard that before and there has been already a lot written on different experiences students had during their exchange. But […]

A year as Vice-Chairman at Asset | International Business & Management

A year as Vice-Chairman at Asset | International Business & Management

After nearly 11 months of full time work at study association Asset | International Business & Management (IB&M), it is time to look back at an unforgettable, wonderful year. For a whole year I have had the opportunity to fulfill the position of vice chairman […]

Clash of Clans: A satire on process management

Clash of Clans: A satire on process management

A long, long time ago, in an office building a few cities away, a young graduate was introduced to his colleagues; nice, decent people, most of them looking, thinking and living like himself. It was a peaceful place, where emails were read in the right […]

The perfect exchange: Mariska Maessen in Canada

The perfect exchange: Mariska Maessen in Canada

The perfect exchange Name: Mariska Maessen. Age: 21. Study: Master in Marketing Research. Exchange destination: Canada The most important reason for Mariska to go to Canada was the fact that the main language spoken over there was English. “I was also attracted to Canada, because […]

The “Ridiculous” numbers in football wages

The “Ridiculous” numbers in football wages

How often do you hear people saying that football players earn way too much money? Or that it is crazy that Real Madrid buys a player for 100 million, yet having their huge debts and residing in country that has a seriously bad economy? This […]