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Imagine going to your e-mail for a random check (for the 15th time today even thought productivity experts say you should only open your e-mail once daily), only to see the message “this e-mail doesn’t exist”.

You see, a few days prior I had moved my e-mail hosting and my domain from one registrar to another, not realizing that it was on me to copy databases, set up new addresses etc. Needless to say, I hadn’t done any of these things.

My primary inbox went from 1506 e-mails to… no e-mails. All the “inbox zero” enthusiasts might be doing their happy dance at this point, but i assure you that I wasn’t. I thank my lucky start that the handfull of my really important messages were safely resting in the “Important Urgent” folder stored in my Dropbox, but all the others… lost. …


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A tattoo on my left arm.

Have you ever questioned what the heck you are doing? As a business owner, has a thought of changing directions ever crossed your mind? Have you analyzed that beloved project of yours thinking: “how did this happen”? If so, maybe at some point an idea of a pivot struck you.

The inspiration for this story came from conversations with highly talented business people who, for one reason or another, felt ashamed for changing directions. As if their business idea was carved in stone and they were forced to pursue it at all cost. …


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I am not a gamer. Unless you count way too many hours playing 2048 as gaming, then I am. But really, I’m not. So I apologize in advance for making up my own lingo and not knowing all the hacks and rules. Gamers, stay with me, this is going to be worth it despite lack of COD skills (I am only at level 46).

Let’s start from the beginning. A few weeks ago we were having a quiet night at home and my partner was playing Call of Duty. I wanted to try, so I downloaded the app to my phone… and the rest is history. As any other well designed game, this one is meant to make you stay for hours on end. So I did, #sorrynotsorry — what happened the other day is the interesting part of this story. I was discussing Entrepreneurship with a friend who said “in business, you need to keep moving all the time” and the first thought that came into my head was: “just like in Call of Duty”. …

About

Magdalena Bibik

Brings ideas to the table. Expert in idea generation and creative business thinking. SE, ENG, POL . MBE & MLL Lund University. https://www.magdalenabibik.com/

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