The Pop Quiz, Monday is a fun little exam that we love to give to savvy business owners. The examination is not a surprise after all since the interviewee already knew about the questions in advance. However, we can always pretend and have fun with the scenario of a young entrepreneur sitting in class nervously biting on their pencil. They are ready to take a pop quiz on a chapter that they were supposed to read the night before. Instead, they played Metroid all night on their SNES (Oops, this was me in high school). The real purpose of the pop quiz is that this is a fun way to introduce business tips from real-world experiences that you can not learn in a classroom. We want to thank our entrepreneur for being a good sport and volunteering their time to answer a few questions to help our community grow from their knowledge.
I want to introduce you to our guest today who will be taking our Pop Quiz Monday.
Can you please tell everyone your name?
What is your job role?
CEO and Founder of Swissstone Investments
Tell us about your company?
Swissstone is a P/E VC advisory firm – building the bridge between the US and Europe. US companies get access to European Investors and Markets as vice versa.
What do you love most about your job?
Meeting new people with exciting ideas and visions all over the world.
What motivates you to get up every day and go to work?
New Visions – new people… things to learn and explore.
How do your co-workers inspire you?
An international team is always challenging you but also inspiring.
How do you have fun at work (team building, pranks, etc..)?
Core Management Team does a lot of travel and leisure together.
What are some of the challenges of your job?
Many different languages and time zones around the world – long-haul travels and jetlags.
What are some lessons learned from a past project that you can share with us?
Always believe in the impossible – and never give up – believe in yourself and live your dream.
What advice would you give to someone who is starting in your industry?
Check the environment you are trying to enter carefully before you do! Ask people with lots of experiences.
Thank you for taking our pop quiz today. You get an A+ for effort. You can learn more about our interviewee and their business by visiting them on the web: