I truly believe in the power of new things. New people, new business models, new places. You name it. I try to learn as much as possible, every day. This includes making mistakes and learn from them.
One Chinese wisdom describes it pretty clear. Every thing has three sides: One that you see, one that I see and one that we both don't see. So I keep changing perspectives on as much things as possible.
Tell me and I listen. Show me and I see. Let me experience and I understand. I really like to be fast and learn on the way. Of course I do my math. I just reduce it to the minimal amount possible.
After finishing my aerospace engineering degree, I decieded to found a tech company. Self funded and hands-on. Here I discoverd my love for marketing aspects.
Kids change a lot and of course they are great fun. The most things I learnt from them was to see things from a different perspective and treat everything without prejudice.
If you want to accelerate things, you really need other peoples money. So I managed to get my first VC investment. This changed a lot. More speed and more rules.
I learnt a lot what failure can do. For you, for your friends, for your family and for your business. It is the perfect time to re-start with fresh eyes. In failure there is power, too.
My first company exit. Well, it was probably not the way I thought it would be. And still it was really something, which shaped me. I learnt to trust my gut feeling and make changes when ever needed.