Oceans of helpful stuff from the startup scene and beyond

July 6, 2018
5 Instagram accounts we wish we were running

Let’s face it, we’re all on Instagram now. The app just hit 1 billion monthly active users, and it’s incredibly addictive. Every ‘grammer will find themselves in a seemingly limitless frenzy of [...]

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July 3, 2018
How to hire the right people and boss recruitment

23% of startups fail because the team of employees didn’t have the skills to meet expectations. Building a successful startup is tough enough without being hamstrung by a team that can’t execute (or [...]

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June 29, 2018
How to create a strong visual brand

Branding can get a bad reputation. But I’m telling you, don’t listen to the haters.They’ll have you believe it’s bullsh*t when in fact your visual brand is what sets you apart from your competitors [...]

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June 26, 2018
Why you should boil down your brand to just a few words

Sometimes it helps just to write things down. To clarify an idea, focus the mind, or just remember something. This is no different when it comes to building a strong brand identity. Choosing the [...]

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June 22, 2018
The best place to grow a startup? Try the Nordics

Hunting for a unicorn? You might actually do better among the fjords of Scandinavia than the deserts of Silicon Valley. For the past eight years, there has been at least one billion-dollar exit from [...]

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May 30, 2018
How to punch above your weight – Iceland-style

Few things bring people together like an underdog story. Amid the glittering stars, the controversial refereeing decisions, and the fierce, country-sized emotions of the first week of the 2018 FIFA [...]

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May 11, 2018
GDPR: time to think again about how you deal with data

The last time data protection laws changed significantly in Europe, Nokia had only just introduced the cutting-edge technology of text messages. That was as smart as a phone could be. Google wouldn’t [...]

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May 4, 2018
6 (not 5) blogs we think you should be reading

At Ocean.io we don’t just love writing blogs, we love reading them too. (Big surprise, I know.) Here are the 6 (not 5) blogs that we keep coming back to for sage guidance and witty advice.But when I [...]

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April 6, 2018
How to stop being a perfectionist…

“Don’t say you’re a perfectionist” is a pretty common piece of interview advice – because it’s a cliché and nobody believes it. But what if it’s actually a bad trait?At a certain point, perfectionism [...]

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