Email is still the king. 3.8 billion of us are now using email every day. This year we will send 100 trillion emails.
Master email and you will be the king. Or maybe the hand of the king. Definitely someone in the named cast.
Last year was exhilarating, strange, painful and adventurous journey for me.
Scaling up is never easy. One has victories and one has defeats. Easy things are easy while hard things are really hard. Culture, focus and right people travelling with you are definitely the keys to success.
How did our companies do last year? Nepton grew 28 % and Hoika grew 51 %. Total revenue reached 1.8 million euros. My focus on Dimensional and Centibel remained somewhat fragmented, but they both progressed onward quite a bit.
What about the future? What about that scary and unknown land of infinite possibilities?
We are all humans and life throws surprises to us. There is too little time to achieve everything. If we learn from our mistakes, then making no mistakes is our greatest mistake. Be brave and embrace the future. Go to places, take risks, make mistakes, break things and have fun doing it all.
This book was released in 2006. The big idea is that people are only willing to change when the pain of their current situation outweighs the perceived pain of trying something new.
Ideologically this book is somewhat related to lean startup movement. It’s a reasonably good read. But that’s not the main point. Instead this book was staggeringly interesting, because it so nicely reminds us how much the world and technology really has changed in ten short years.
Nepton is growing fast! Last year our usage grew 47%. Together with customers we can now solve increasingly larger and valuable HR challenges. We can now truly make work better and more productive.
The Platform Scale book gave me new insights into Centibel. Reading through the book I tried to understand everything in the context of Centibel. This proved to be quite fruitful approach indeed.
Now one key Centibel platform property has been clearly identified. Realizing this property would drastically assist in Centibel growth and scaling. First this seemed impossible to achieve, but now I believe otherwise.
SaaStr is now the largest community of Software-as-a-Service founders. Since early days SaaStr has been on my must-follow list.
Hundreds of top articles and discussions. Top actionable insights. If you have a SaaS company, it’s simply awesome 🙂
2015 was another record record year for Nepton. Our work management SaaS usage grew 79 % as we gained increasing market acceptance. Average customer size more than doubled as even the largest of organizations are now preferring us.
Wildfires are a common and costly phenomenon in warm climates. On the island of Sardinia alone there are 3,000 wildfires every year. On worldwide scale dozens of lives are lost every year while the infrastructure damage is counted in billions of dollars.
At World in a Box we have been creating a new wildfire simulation model with a special focus on fire perimeter evolution. The model is simple, fast and reversible. Our hope is for the new model to better assist communities in reducing the risk and cost of wildfires. We call our perimeter model Tirailleur, a shooting skirmisher in French, as it closely reflects the nature of our model.
Together with our academic partners we presented Tirailleur research poster in the 2nd International Conference on Fire Behaviour and Risk. It was well received and our work on fire simulation is continuing with application deployments to Southern and Central Europe. Our core perimeter model is open sourced and available on Codeplex.
Purposefully difficult and obtuse, Royals is an awesome game 🙂
Email remains the main tool for many organizations. You can drastically affect your career by having excellent email and communication skills. Too few really understand how important such skills are. For me this is an infinite journey of improvement. Far from drudgery I consider this journey a privilege and an immense source of enjoyment.
Please take my gift of tips from below and use them well. May your journey of improvement never end.