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Food, Work stories

I swear this company runs on sugar

by Emanuel Rabina

Wellington — “Rowena!” I shout in the general direction of her desk. “Why is there a box of donuts on my desk?” Only 3 months into working for Xero, and I’ve asked a variation of this question several times already. It’s not always donuts; today, it happens to be a ‘cronut’, which in name is close enough. (I imagine if someone took the time to create some kind of evolutionary tree showing the common ancest...

startups, amsterdam, Today's office

Almost at the end of the Hub's 60 day challenge, finally realized where I got stuck in my business-model

by Aafke Mertens

Amsterdam — I’ve been part of the Hub’s 60 day challenge - a program for startups. And it was here, on the last few days, that I realized that I had been stuck in fear - fear of validating my assumptions, since s...

Work stories, startups, park

Hours after I found out someone took my business idea- I sat behind a tree in the park and cried.

by Aafke Mertens

Amsterdam — After posting this dramatic sketch last week I decided to take a breather before I extended the moment. What happened was dramatic in my eyes, it started with my marketing intern telling me she had f...

Work stories, startups, Sunshine

Well, it's not that bad. Not that bad at all...

by Aafke Mertens

Amsterdam — I was pretty jealous by some pictures here at Hi.. people working in the sun and yummy food… My day has been a combination of relaxing and annoying moments. 10am: Packing my things and passport, w...

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