Designers & Researchers – Your Time Is Now !!!


Im Changing Direction – Again

Tradeshift and Everbread are now running on their own – I don’t have to be there every day. And I see 10 amazing start ups every month – I can’t stop myself anymore – I need to kick a lot of these guys in their bud – and help them to become global and successful. (PLEASE RT THIS TO DESIGN COMMUNITIES).

I’m loosing it – in Design Talent

I’m getting old – and I have lost my touch with the design community and the hackers – who are doing consulting –

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We Techies Are Wining Pussies – or just lucky?

An email this morning from my friend Matias – made me feel stupid.

During 2009 – I have felt some self petty and I have been thinking that life was hard – but imagine if I was into real old school business – like farming (where we all came from – and yes my grandfather has a medium sized farm until early 1970’ies). But fuck me – and all the spoiled kids in the tech world. Its hard but NOT THIS HARD – as in farming where:

  • Product cycles are 3-4 years
  • Weather can kill all
  • Its hard physical work
  • Capital requirements are insane
  • Lots of heritage
  • Lots of environmental trouble

I feel humble that I can work in a sector where the screen always lets me work when and where I want to –

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Zyb Sold

Its not possible for me to describe wth words how proud I am of Tommy Ahlers – with whom I started Zyb. Its sold today for 31mio€ to Vodaphone – and besides a THE VERY BRAVE VC
(Henrik Albersen from Nordic.com ) only Tommy and the amasing team can take credit for this one…

And for me: Its incredible to do it time after time ;) – sorry – I had to say it. AND IT IS!

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Friendship Business

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I’ve been VERY VERY squished  in a couple of deals – and was a little scared wheather i could solve things. But I must say that everything I was ever told about how bad and cruel business and capitalism is suposed to be is WRONG. I have been heped out by my parters, my investments, my advisors, friends and my team – in a fantastic way.

Its all about LUCK ?

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I Forgot How Cool Zecco Is

Its been a 18 months now and growing like hell – and Zecco is now getting to teenage stage ;) – and so well run.

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A Super Kid

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Just had a skype call with Murti from www.peanutlabs.com – started jan 07 – and now doing 5mio$ rev this year. Please tell me stories that beat this (in comment).

Someone in the deal called them 4 founders – a bunch of unorganised kids :) – I originally invested in their social network – www.xuqa.com – now a 70k$ a month business in Turkey. This is such a seldom story – and now they are even doing one more thing.. So I can end up with 3 companies instead of one… Wholly cow…

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Keeping Busy

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These last weeks have been fun, Im really happy with my wrklife – the newspaper seems to be doing realy gd – and takes a lot of time. I spend a lot of time on my water project (if you feel like helping out – drop me a mail at m aatt lundxy dot com with subject water – its game changing and can REALLY PRODUCE DRINKING WATER out of poisoned rver water and salt water – AND its 100% all gore compliant). Im also spending quite some time on Hostedlabs.com (super efficient aplication hosting) – Im talking o 4-5 new startups –

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Nyhedsavisen – the numbers

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Im so happy with my paper – its so so big and positive. And here (for danes) you see that we are nt oly number one in readers – but also in the most interesting segments for advertisers. WOW.

Also the numbers – are interesting:

Alle (15+)
The readers of Nyhedsavisen spend average 11% more time on a page than the readers of Politiken do on a page in their paper. 

The readers of Nyhedsavisen spend average 60% more time on a page than the readers of Metro do on a page in their paper.

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Nyhedsavisen Officially Number One

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Today was a FANTASTIC day for my newspaper – Nyhedsavisen is now officially number one in readers in Denmark. Dont mix it up with being number one in profitability – but its a VERY VERY good start 4 weeks after taking over. Im still feeling trouble in my stomach when I think about the 180 people we have fired – but its time to move forward. Humble and Ambitious and Positive – and get the media buyers to use our product.

Extra info: Hardcore article about NYT

About Unions

Im a socialist (believe it or not) comming from working class –

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BullGuard – Finaly Getting There

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The AMASING TEAM at BullGuard – (my consumer Anti Virus baby) – is really having a breaktrough (basicly we always just wanted to beat DanWare in revenue for some srange reason – sorry Peter :). But its also 6years – and more then 12mioUSD we have spend to build it. Im so proud of this award – and all these reviews.

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New Blog Comming

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Im getting a new blog design and some functionalty – and I really look forward. Its gonna be very cool – but Thomas – the amasing desinger and creator of the news thing has been a little slow. And now – dear Valued Readers – we will see him naked at Burger King on Wednesday.

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Dark Day – Bright Light in the Horizon

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Today we had to layoff quite a lot of people at my newspaper and restructure quite a bit. I really rally hated it, Im simply to soft for shit like that. But it was simply needed to make our profit plans work. And even though Im really hard to myself on it and have to face that “thats business”- I cant stand the idea of some people going home to thier families and have to tell the terrible truth – BUT it was highly needed (and the alternative would off course have been worse). But urghh –

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Keep an eye on noovo.com

The team is stellar – and advisory board rocks (for a Slovenian biz.. :) – and now the press picks up even before launch – see Techcrunch.
http://blog.noovo.com/

I did invested during summer – lucky again…

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Hello Going International – Larry King ;)

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This invitation is fantastic – drop by and have a drink. Thomas is setting up our shop in NYC – and the selfconfidence is there as you se ;)

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Im Now Majority in Nyhedsavisen

Wow I feel lucky – I took over controle of the paper with the management and some of my most admired Danish online entrepanuers (www.freeway.dk – lots of people dont know them – but when you say Dating.dk, Arto.dk, Trendsales.dk, DKBN.dk – everyone knows – they are by far the biggest danish online media company – AND MOST PROFITABLE).

So my trip to Iceland in the weekend was very good ;) – I admire those Baugur guys SO MUCH (had NOTHING 17years ago – and now own 10.000 reatails stores around the world – and take risk!!).

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The Newspaper Deal

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Im involved in one of the most aggressive and innovative companies in the newspaper industry: Nyhedsavisen is – a free paper delivered to the home – and in 16months it has become the second most read paper in Denmark. Off course the other papers are not very found of the idea – and I predict that some will fall – but today the most “hurted” paper had a sober article about the state of the business (in Danish sorry)- urg its hurting to have FREE PAPERS and FREE ONLINE NEWS ALL OVER.

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Zyb is booming – and has jobs

PR Manager London

Be a founding member of our London Office, that opens up in the beginning of the new year. Are you an innovative, dynamic and results-oriented PR Manager, with a track-record of having successfully developed “stand out” PR campaigns and an online buzz around a consumer brand!? You will have full responsibility for ZYB’s on- and offline PR activity, including managing agency relationships, and the opportunity to influence the development of ZYB UK beyond your responsibilities.

Information Architect

Is Product Information Architecture and User Experience the best thing that ever happened to you,

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Dubai & Me & Tariq Shaikh

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I here to meet with my fantastic partner Tariq Shaikh. He is one of my very most smart and interesting partners – and his for the last 14months been setting up a very special private equity company – something I cant really go deeper into – but you can see on the website and beneath. Its a really REALY big idea – and very hard for my micro patience – but I cant wait until we can tell more…

“RHT Partners is a private equity firm that brings together top calibre investment management professionals,

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Zecco – Now -> Shared Investing

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Zecco has launched a really cool version for sharing investment strategies and ideas – REALLY FUCKING COOL.

Zecco is – our amazing online commission free stock trading platform – led by the AMAZING DUTCH TEAM.

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Hello Going Very Very Well

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HelloGroup is going really super well – and I cant help it – I just love that kind of optimism when you see people suceed – that smiles get wider and the selfconfidence just boots the people – ad off course you can see that FOCUS and the winner instanct. I LOVE IT.

Seems like the clients do as well:

You’d be crazy to choose anyone else. These guys are a delight to work with. Very efficient. Always on time and budget. Very smart. Focused on demand generation.”
Jeroen Veth,

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