Twitter followers come and go for me. Sort of like tide.
I am competitive, so I like the ups, and I am trying hard not to take the downs personally. After all, it is not a goal in itself for me to have followers on my twitter or blog. I sell nothing, want you to sign up for nothing and basically have no interest in your money at all.
I am however keen on helping. Sometimes, only sometimes, I have felt that amazing feeling you get when you see something click for someone. They just saw things in a different way, from another angle, and it made them better. If I can do that, I am happy. But I digress.
Point is: do you know who your followers are and why they are following you? Perhaps that question is worth a thought not just for twitter, but for real life as well. And then….how can you help them?
Remember that movie “Pay It Forward”? Call me naive, but that’s what I am doing. What do you think? Am I just a bit too blue eyed?
The CEO of an award winning Medical Device company is considering expanding to Ireland or Germany after the EU referendum
Angela Spang, CEO of medical device provider JUNE MEDICAL, is contemplating a move from London to somewhere else in Europe following Britain’s decision to leave the EU.
Spang is concerned that Brexit will make it harder for her to obtain innovative products from across the continent for her company. Fast paced and award winning JUNE MEDICAL has already grown over 100% since it was founded in 2013.
“There is a huge demand for high-quality medical device and any advantage a company has in accessing innovative products is a huge factor,” she told XXXX. “Mutual recognition for regulatory approval provided access to European wide launches — this is a powerful engine for growth that may now be removed.”
Access to European funding and access to European markets for her own new products will also influence Spang’s decision, she said.
Potential new office locations for JUNE MEDICAL include Ireland and Germany but the company won’t be making any hasty decisions. “We’re monitoring what impact this has over the next 1-2 quarters. If we see a big change in the availability of products or dramatically changed terms, then we will consider alternative geography for investment and growth.
She added: “It doesn’t change our current commitment to the UK, but could change our growth plans significantly.”
So I’m an introvert. One of those who, if invited to a party will come up with a list of reasons why I can’t come, even though I do like you and your friends a lot. It is just that to me, meeting new people takes a lot of energy.
It doesn’t mean I don’t like people. Quite the opposite; I find humans absolutely fascinating, and I spend hours every day thinking about why we do what we do, how we can do it better and how we are motivated. Perhaps it is because I invest a lot in the relationships I have, and more fleeting interactions are not for me.
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Two weeks I was asked to do a live TV interview, on a show that is broadcasted to 365 million households. Funnily enough, that is an event that really makes me excited! Put me in a car with someone I hardly know and I will try to climb out after 5 minutes, but live TV!? I’d love to!
Of course I was a bit nervous, those famous butterflies had a little race just before we went on air, but overall? Calm as a pot of soured milk. (Swedish expression)
I would do it again if I could!
I frequently meet people who, when finding out I have three companies, widen their eyes slightly. I have learned that it usually means one of three things:
- You think I am a workaholic
- You want one too
- You think I am really rich
I am going to leave 1 and 3 out. Neither is true. More on that later (that is a different post entirely). Continue reading When Idea Meet Market, Magic Happens