I was given a mandate this morning. A mandate that 90% got me excited and 10% got me nervous. I was excited because it is a personal accomplishment to me. My reading and my willingness to apply best practices, paid off. I was nervous because it is responsibility i have to carry for the next 18 to 24 months. My confident level is high, about 90%. I have to be realistic. I have to give a little space to doubt and uncertainty. 10% would be the right number. That little space would allow me to do some errors and learn from them.
Yesterday was awesome. This is the first time i attended AJL (Anugerah Juara Lagu). First time ever to show my support for local entertainment scene. Partly because i am heavily seduced by a friend, Pijol. However, the highest appreciation would go to a friend of mine, Melo, for giving us the tickets. If not because of him, we may have to queue like so many others.
I wish a friend of mine Asha could have joined us. Unfortunately, she cant.
Before i got back from work, i flipped my book, one that was left unattended for quite a long time, "Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman". It was a chapter that discussing about the subject, "flow". It is stated that - one can only achieve flow when the tasks is well-aligned with one domain skill and that would allow one to stretch his limit.
This could be the reason why i love my job now. Design (right brain), programming (left brain) and coordination (ever flowing of small small tasks).
There are milestones to hit this quarter. And major tasks to deliver by the end of the week. Go go!
Straight from the VC’s mouth: 5 things I look for in a CEO - The insights are useful and an entrepreneur could certainly learn something from this. But the post still sounds like 'buy-me-please'.
A Simple Guide for Setting Up Your First Google AdWords Campaign - To those entering into SEM, this could be their most valuable source. No bluff and practical for every marketers or entrepreneurs across industries.
Last week, i received a request from a friend in my inbox asking if i would want to bring her into the team. To make it more interesting, she is not asking for any money. She was a grad from a university in the UK and i was like "are we attracting a good talent now?" - sounds good for a new-found startup.
Yes, our startup is moving fast. After joining the team as CTO, we have seen an increase of 500% in online exposure and 50% increase in sales. We have came up with plan and strategy to double the result on November and execution is ready in place.
I well-aware that the first 5 members of the founding team will be the most important part of startup lifetime and i want to make it right. I interviewed the person and she seems to get in pace with what i'm talking about and i'm quite happy with it. Now, with the new talent coming in, am i able to develop her up to what she is expecting? A challenging question to answer.
However, with my experience growing Laina S0fia successfully in my previous venture gave me a huge boost of confidence.
Ive talked to my partner about her particular request to not to pay her. And we don't see it as a good idea. We decided, we will pay her anyway, on allowance basis - like internship.
I must remind her tho that this is pirate ship she is joining.
So, good luck!
Last week was a big week for me. I am taking the role at JomWeb as Project Director leading the team to execute their noble vision; to identify and develop potential entrepreneurs to become world's leaders in business. Its huge and we constantly learning to make it happen. We tried to snap deal with big telco firm and tried to tie partnership with few consulting agencies to increase our strength in the market.
I finally settled down in KL, Sunway City specifically, after few weeks of searching room in good neighborhood. I was hoping to get a room at Pantai Hillpark, but no room was available. But hey, the room i got here is in good condition and housemates are awesome. 2 personalities to highlight; ougoing and entrepreneurial.
Today, i had a morning tea with a founder of nations up and coming mindset shift consulting firm. Lots of things shared such as vision, how do each of us execute and what we could do to help each other that would help entrepreneurs we are helping. We are also looking into speaking and conducting workshop at 2 universities; all at the east cost and this month alone, tons of improvements have been carried out internally in our effort to always be better at what we do.
Have a good day everyone