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Our Team: The story and how it works Nov 01, 2018

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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Focusing on the What vs Focusing on the Why Nov 16, 2018

In our cult err team we have a lot of things that we are proud of but the one thing that may be unfathomable to some, but one of the most significant for me, is our Transparency. Transparency within the team ranges from all of our salaries being open...

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Using lots of different software, and the non-stop learning of the first couple of weeks Nov 13, 2018

Working in a start-up company in Cyprus is quite a challenge. Nowadays, technology is evolving every minute and the only thing that you have to do is to follow. From the interview round, I remember Argyris saying that, “we are a team who likes to use technology”. I did...

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Wait… What? But… How? Oh… OK! Nov 01, 2018

Let me introduce myself, I’m Natalia, the newest of the Visual Designers at I2L. This is my first blog post of hopefully many:) Warning, you’re entering my wacky streamline of thoughts and then diving deeper into my even wackier streamline of thoughts. Being a member of an awesome and...

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My First Two Weeks At Foody Oct 23, 2018

First experience job-wise happening at Foody during Millennial generation. That is a lot to take in. It is I, Katerina, one of the newbies at Foody and I am taking this opportunity to write my first blog to express my gratitude and excitement entering this new chapter of my...

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Date = Today. My Thoughts on Managing Time Oct 05, 2018

Screwing it up shouldn’t “screw” you in general. What do I mean? We’ll probably never get to the point where everything we do will be “just perfect”. Even though, we should always shoot for the stars, screwing it up is part and can be the end result of the...

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Foody Turns 3 Sep 28, 2018

For the last 2 hours I have been staring at my screen trying to come up with something to say about our Birthday. Yes #foodyturns3. But what can I say about it?   The only thing I can say is a big Thank you for all your love, patience and support....

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Velocity.Partners (pre-seed & seed VC) intro to the Cypriot ecosystem Sep 28, 2018

In our recent trip to Greece we met Velocity.Partners. Velocity is a pre-seed and Seed Venture fund in Greece. We had a very friendly chat with Dimitris and George and touched on a lot of topics. One thing that was immediately obvious is that they want to be very...

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Team Review & OKR setting Sep 05, 2018

One of the most valuable things we did in the past in our tribe cult err team was a Team Review in a circle format. We haven’t done it yet in 2018 due to lack of time (that’s an area we should improve) but we `ll be doing it...

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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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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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