Last week I attended the MicroConf Europe 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal and spent two days and three evenings listening to interesting talks and having inspiring conversations. MicroConf is a conference targeted at small, self-funded software companies. The audience consists of people at different stages of founding and running a company: some are looking for an idea, some are just starting out and others have a company they want to grow. MicroConf is hosted by Rob Walling and Mike Taber, which you might know from the Startups For the Rest of Us podcast. I just listened to the latest episode of the podcast where Mike Mike and Benedikt Deicke looked back on the conference, so I decided to write a small recap myself. Continue reading
For a quite a while, the book Zero to One by Peter This (with Blake Masters) has been covering dust in the “to-read” section of my bookshelf. That would probably not have changed, had I not discovered the Business Book Club Cologne on Meetup.com. I liked the idea of the meetup and as chance would have it, Zero to One was the book that was discussed at the inaugural meetup, so I finally had a good reason to read it. I kind of rushed through the book to finish it in time for the meetup, but I was so impressed by the notes other folks had taken, so I decided to give it a second read and take some notes and form a better opinion, which I want to share here.