Monthly Archives: November 2017
Operating by handles
Some part of my team has a fear from time to time that some global service will come and eat us all. This is the fear of the helmsman, followed by a hurricane. At the stage of attracting investments, we even went to Berlin to Oliver Samver from Rocket Internet, he is a well-known specialist in cloning businesses. His first question was: “Why can’t Yandex copy your technologies?”And really — why? After all, formally, we have not made any such fantastically breakthrough technologies. Continue reading
The creation of the team
Real business requires a stop-loss involvement. Only if you immerse yourself in your business with all your strength and all your time — the project begins to blossom. Of course, it is possible and necessary to delegate authority. But for this you yourself, personally have to find those people to whom you will delegate them.
Jim Collins in the book “From good to great” has this thesis: “First of all, all the right people should be on Board.” Collins, of course, is right — first you need to assemble a team, and then cut the mooring and go sailing, but again — I do not know how. In practice, I get like this: I first start to do something, and only then around my activities the team gathers. Continue reading
This month Vladislav Moiseev’s book “Business from nothing, or How to build an Internet company and not go crazy”is published. Forbes publishes a fragment from the book dedicated to Alexander Sysoev, the founder of 2gis offline map service
Vladislav Moiseev’s book “Business from nothing, or How to build an Internet company and not go crazy” is a joint project of the Laboratory “Once”, publishing house “Alpina publisher” and the Fund for the development of Internet initiatives. The book is devoted to the history of seven major Russian IT-entrepreneurs, their mistakes and failures, successes and breakthroughs. The hero of this Chapter — Alexander Sysoev, occupying the 34th place in the ranking of Russian Internet millionaires according to Forbes with a total asset value of $142 million. Continue reading