reflection

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Announcing my departure from the company I helped found and build

It’s exactly 3877 days since I founded my company. That’s about 25% of my life. I had just resigned from Microsoft, after moving back to Helsinki from Dublin. This wasn’t a solo journey, as I had my brother to start and bootstrap the company with me. We named the company Onsight Helsinki, as I’ve been a keen rock climber for almost two decades so it only made sense at the time. We focused on delivering training and consulting services on the Microsoft stack – Office 365, Azure, later Microsoft 365 and what have you. We ran the company together from early 2009 up until 2017, when we merged with another company (called Sulava). Even after the merger, we remained as… Read More »Announcing my departure from the company I helped found and build
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Thoughts on entrepreneurship and building a company

Tomorrow on September 5th is the Finnish national Entrepreneur’s Day. The fun and somewhat comical part is that it does not coincide with World’s Entrepreneurs’ Day, which was in August this year. In addition, in Finnish – which is my native language – the word entrepreneur is ‘yrittäjä.’ Don’t try to pronounce it, but what it literally means is ‘someone who tries.’ I’ve been a trier for 10 years and some months now. For me, entrepreneurship often means being a business owner. Running and building a company, and trying to grow it successfully without making anyone angry in the process. Back in 2009, when I started with my brother – as all the best companies are founded with your siblings,… Read More »Thoughts on entrepreneurship and building a company