Get 10 tips for better business success and work-life balance!
North Star Law, Profile Books Ltd and the authors invite you
to a presentation, drinks reception and networking event to launch
the English edition of international bestseller,
WINNING WITHOUT LOSING:
66 strategies for succeeding in business
while living a happy and balanced life.
Presentation from 18:00 to 19:00 followed by drinks until 20:00
About the book:
Whatever your job is, chances are you find it hard to switch off. Today, we work longer hours, at weekends, at home and on the move – while the office is only ever a click away via smartphones and the Internet. But as much as we assume that this is the price of success, it doesn't have to be this way. Martin Bjergegaard and Jordan Milne are here to show you how to build your business into something big, sustainable and widely recognised – and still lead a happy, whole and balanced life. In sixty-six short insights, they reveal strategies and methods which will allow you to combine professional success with putting friends, family and happiness first. Their Efficiency Boosters will increase your effectiveness, while you'll learn all about how to avoid Time and Energy Wasters and build a New Mindset that gives you to optimism and enthusiasm needed to succeed. So wave goodbye to guiltily checking your emails on a date, or getting home when your children are already in bed – this is your route to winning on every level.
Meet the authors:
Martin Bjergegaard has been an entrepreneur for most of his life, and since 2006, as a co-founder of the successful “start up factory” Rainmaking. Martin has always felt something was wrong with the traditional paradigm claiming that being a successful entrepreneur requires you to sacrifice most other aspects of life. When he was just a teenager he got a bit sad every time he read another autobiography about a famous entrepreneur who proudly revealed that in his life family and friends had been restricted to Sundays and Christmas holidays. He promised himself someday to write a book with a different set of role models. Well, here it is.
To learn from different angles Martin also spent some time in school and working for the big guys. A Masters in Strategy and Management, and a 15-month long (too long!) experience as a management consultant at McKinsey & Co. being the most notable. Martin learned to do market research and PowerPoint presentations, two skills he has successfully unlearned again. He learned something more useful when he spent another 15 months as a business developer for a famous Danish entrepreneur, Claus Meyer: that it can be extremely fun to be an entrepreneur, and to always keep your running shoes and a towel on hand so you can squeeze in some cardio exercise between meetings, no matter where you are or what time it is.
Martin insists that each day should be a fantastic one, and he loves to travel the world with his wife, daughter and friends 8 weeks a year – recharging his batteries, playing sports and having fun. Back home he rarely works more than 45 hours per week. However, somehow, at the age of 35 he and his Rainmaking co-founders have managed to achieve two multi-million dollar exits, have built a portfolio of 8 successful start ups with a total of 50 million dollars in annual revenues, 100 employees, and offices in London, Copenhagen and Münich. Alongside their business activities Rainmaking hosts huge charity dinners, and have co-founded their own charity that runs schools in Kenya, Uganda, Thailand and India. Rainmaking is also behind the leading European accelerator program, Startupbootcamp, which is now helping young entrepreneurs boost their ventures in Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Dublin. Check out Martin Bjergegaards personal website here or follow him on twitter
Jordan Milne has always wanted to be an entrepreneur. While searching for jobs in the want ads, he was surprised he couldn’t find one that promised riches, happiness, health, fun, love, travel, the ability to help others, unlimited time for family and friends and the freedom to make his own schedule. He also discovered that many entrepreneurs who had achieved some elements of these ideals had to give up some of the others in the process. Jordan figured he had better create his own job, something easier said than done. When he met Martin he discovered that they were both looking for the same thing. They decided that the best way to figure out if their dream was possible was to see if there were individuals living that dream and if there were, they needed to talk to them. They looked all over the world and did indeed find them. After speaking with them they gathered their advice and broke it down into tips they could both use as well as share with others. This book is the result.
Jordan is a co-founder of www.zatista.com and an advisor to Emot.io. Previously he was a Contributing Editor at NYC based financial magazine AiCIO, for which he interviewed heads of multi-billion dollar Pension and Sovereign Wealth Funds. In his spare time Jordan is spear-heading an initiative to make it easier for entrepreneurs to find co-founders, a community that has over 7000 members. Jordan also spent some time working for a Venture Capital backed media start-up in London. His first entrepreneurial endeavor was a Real Estate project at 19 that paid for his university education.
Jordan’s undergraduate degree was complemented by coursework in Advanced Negotiations through the University of Notre Dame and General Management at Stanford University. He is one of nine students from around the world to receive a Diploma in Entrepreneurship from the University of Cambridge.
Born and raised in Canada Jordan has also lived in France, the UK, the US, Denmark and Australia. Jordan is a member of The Sandbox Network; the foremost global community of extraordinary young achievers below 30 and has been a guest speaker at The University of Oxford.