Tag Archives: service

This is art – Day 79/139

Today morning I met with a performance artist and presented our lost&found service to her. As an engineer and a business person I love artists because they say what they fell. You can get to great lengths by doing what you know and can logically reason.

But there is a limit to logical reasoning.

At some point you have to take a leap of faith. You have to believe the feeling that what you do is good and act accordingly. This is my definition of art – the remarkable things that are only defined by feelings.

Business can be art in its purest form.

Today we had a constitutive meeting for founding a new company. Indeed a good way to celebrate the last two months of this million before 30 project. To leave out modesty to those who need it, we’re now owners of a new public limited company and I’m its majority shareholder.

Ask for the reasoning and you’ll get lousy explanations.

Ask for the feelings and you’ll see faces filled with love.

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Big decisions – Day 45/139

This was again a day to remember!

In the morning I met with a group of great people who shared my passion for the project we’re working with. Two possible alternatives were discussed:

  1. Playing it safe
  2. Doing it big

Surprisingly we chose to pursue the latter strategy. The exact details are still open but I can already say that we will have a nationwide impact in the Finnish people during the spring.

Later in the day I contacted two people whom I know to be true professionals in their respective fields. I got really good feedback. The strategic decision we made in the morning makes our project just too awesome to ignore.

In the evening I participated in an event called the Aalto Social Impact. The project we’re working with is strongly social, ethical and ecological so it was well suited to be presented in this event. Although it clearly wasn’t the point of this particular event, I asked a permission to pitch my idea to the public and I have to say it became my best pitch so far.

All this takes our idea forward.

Having worked towards a single goal for over a month, it is increasingly easier to answer the obvious questions that our pitch raises in people. If our idea was easy to implement someone would obviously have done it a long time ago.

It all comes down to getting the users realize the awesomeness of helping each other.

Status update 2 – Day 19/139

Things move forward at an amazing pace. Me and my team have decided to launch a pioneering social media service in the next few months.

At this point I can safely say that we will have a technical dream team to make miracles. This is what we have now:

  • Me
  • Server/hardware wizard
  • Back-end guru
  • Web usability specialist
  • Two graphical designers
  • and a hairy, tech-savvy North American beaver with an iPhone

I will dedicate my next week to finding the best people to fill in the gaps. A couple of web developers with an eye for social media will be hired.