Having great people means nothing if you are not building a great culture that allows everyone to flourish in it. And we are doing our best to continue building such a culture based on the learnings and experiences of the team.
It’s important to create a really good first day experience for the new members of the team. A well planned, productive first day is a sign of respect, sets expectations and provides a nice preview of the future.
Note to self: This is one of the areas that we can improve the most.
In the past we used the arrival of new team members as a trigger to change and improve both the technology stack we use (a topic for another blog), our infrastructure and our processes.
The 3 best habits I have developed over the last decade or so are Meditating, Listening to Audiobooks (and podcasts) and Booking time to go into slow thinking mode.
On the other hand, I have gloriously failed in getting myself in shape and exercising regularly, while the jury is still out about eating better – I have made lots of improvements in the last few years but I don’t feel I have reached a stable stage yet.
When people ask me what it is that we are doing at Ideas2life I always say we are building a great team. Yes we have built AtYourService and Foody but the most important thing we are building is a team of great people, that is learning how to work together, how to learn, succeed, […]
Yet we all spend 95% of our analytics time trying to go from simple to completely overcomplicated, without stopping to ask the question… Is it fucking worth it? This blog is about one of the dead simple models we use at foody, which is actually awesome. I am writing it today because… well… […]
In my last blog I talked about how constant distraction is the new normal, examined different situations and explained how we have created a structure as a team to handle them. If you haven’t read it yet I suggest you do it as the following thoughts are based on it. In this blog I will focus […]
Please allow me to briefly mention the story of how I joined Ideas2life and found myself being tied, for the years to come, with the team. Some months ago I was in search of a new job for numerous reasons, one of them was the fact that it felt the proper time to join a […]
It would be really horrible though if we added great people to the team, but never allowed them the time to go into the slow thinking – creative mode.
That’s something that has been central to our team culture from day one, as we tried to build strong communication channels. Let me borrow an excerpt from another blog entry I wrote, the blog about our team. This is also the first chapter in the onboarding of new members to our team.
Being a millennial in Cyprus today, you know that there are certain life and career paths you are expected to follow. These are usually “predetermined” for you in a way, not only by your parents but the island’s society in general. Usually this path consists of graduating from university or college, and instantly getting a […]
On the 3rd of April (2 weeks before Easter) we released a new page at foody that showed all the fasting dishes in one single page. This is a feature that was suggested to us many times since we first launched, and quite frankly we were very excited to launch it. Until today, we were […]
As you probably know this weekend we had a Startup Weekend in Nicosia and it was quite good. I personally got a lot of energy from the newcomers, sent a lot of hopefully helpful thoughts their way (ok I confused them) and had a chance to catch up with the ecosystem. I don't have a […]
Working with Great people is our passion at Ideas2life (the team behind AtYourService and Foody). Our goal is to have the most hard working, fast learning, dedicated people who thrive when working in teams join our team. The team aspect is really important and if you are interested to know more about our item I suggest that you read this blog entry about how […]
We are looking for an awesome person to join our team (the Ideas2life team which has created AtYourService and foody). The new team member will work on foody and the main responsibilities will be to: Create the menus of new restaurants that join foody Communicate with restaurants and make improvements on their menu and the ordering process Provide Customer Service and support […]
If you constantly find yourself thinking "is this the best way I can build this, but at the same time you have the ability to be practical when you find yourself going down a rabbit hole and say "fuck it – i m moving forward even though i don't have all the answers" and if […]
Last Friday I was fortunate enough to be one of the evaluators at the Impossible Pitch along with Peter, Maria and Tasos – an awesome group of people that I loved working with (that includes the other Maria who was in charge of everything) Our job was simple on paper. Watch 20something 2 minute pitches, and […]