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What does Ideas2life Stand for Jul 11, 2018

So today I had to provide guidelines for the redesign of our Ideas2life website. The question was “what are the key associations we want the Ideas2life brand to stand for”   Simultaneously I heard three voices in my head say Huh? Woahh and isn’t it obvious   Given the...

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Our Team: The story and how it works Oct 20, 2017

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.

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Building Good Habits: Meditation Sep 13, 2017

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...

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In analytics, simple is usually awesome Aug 28, 2017

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...

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The even darker side of constant distraction Aug 22, 2017

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....

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Working at Ideas2life is a disease Aug 04, 2017

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...

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Balancing a Maker’s and a Business Schedule Jul 25, 2017

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....

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My first few months at a startup Jun 27, 2017

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...

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New feature evaluation at foody – baffling results May 19, 2017

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...

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Startup Weekend random thoughts May 11, 2017

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...

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Thoughts on the Impossible Pitch Nov 08, 2016

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....

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[Closed]Summer Internship Program Apr 27, 2016

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. We currently have 5 full time team members (who all own shares of the company) and 3 part time team members....

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Competitive monitoring in a small and very competitive Market — Updated Apr 27, 2016

  As most of you know by now, in October we launched Foody a food ordering & delivery startup. This is the 2nd major launch of our team after AtYourService and I now understand what all the fuss is about second time founders :) I do not have words (maybe that comes with...

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Whatever Works Apr 26, 2016

Most people who have seen me present AtYourService or Startups in General have probably heard me say “Whatever Works” or the full version of it which is “Don’t be more Catholic than the Pope – Whatever Works is usually the Best option” But what does it really mean? Well I guess most...

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Facebook acquired WhatsApp: 4 points that maybe help you understand that Feb 24, 2014

Dear Friends, In 19th of February, Facebook announced that has bought WhatsApp mobile application for 19 billion dollars. Wow! I was impressed with that deal, so I would like to share some thoughts with you about it. What is mostly interesting in this story is not the deal as...

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