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More sleep, and fewer hours at the office

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I used to be that guy who sat up all night coding, reading and socializing on the web. I was that kind of guy who could wake up with my nose stuck flat on my keyboard with a slice of pizza and a can of Cola next to me. I used to be proud that ...

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Unplugged

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July equals time to unplug and spending quality time with my loved ones. Last year I bought a dumb phone for my summer vacation. It can only receive texts and calls – and doesn’t even have a color screen. The battery lasts around 11(!) days. It’s perfect when you need to recharge and reflect. I ...

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The 20-year-old-CEO

I’m so fortunate that a part of my job is traveling around, meeting interesting people, and talking at conferences all over Europe. One of my favorite things is spending some extra time and energy on really getting to know some of the people I meet every time. During my recent trip to the Netherlands (or ...

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Leadership is a choice, it is not a rank.

What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety — especially in an uneven economy — means taking on big responsibility. I could not agree more. I highly recommend to take the time ...

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Did you loose your focus? I found mine.

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The key to success is to be able to focus. If you can stay focused over time, you’ll get more stuff done. With focus you get more productive, you create a space where you can reflect and make important decisions on what to do, and when — instead of letting your inbox and the people around you ...

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Let your audience be your voice

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What’s the number one mistake most brands do in social media? They just want to talk about themselves and topics they care about. That turns out to not be the best way to create a community around your brand.

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Seth Godin told me how to be a better marketer

I had the pleasure of meeting one of my long time heroes and role models within marketing at Gulltaggen last week. Seth Godin had just delivered an inspiring presentation to about 1500 people, after he went of stage I went backstage to talk to him. He was a really nice guy and even let me ...

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Kjære Rafiq

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Det er vondt å tenke på at du ikke kommer til å lese disse ordene. Jeg skulle ønske du hadde mulighet til å se hvor mye du betydde for meg, og lese alle de fine ordene folk har skrevet om deg i dag. Du var unik Rafiq, på alle måter. Vårt vennskap begynte nesten som ...

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