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Blaz Kos
Works at Agile and Lean Life
Attended Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana
Lives in Ljubljana, Slovenija
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If it’s a skill, it can be learned or improved. Period. http://bit.ly/2jDzZYN
If it’s knowledge, it can be acquired. If it’s a skill, it can be learned or improved. Period. The best tips and tricks to learn or improve any skill fast.
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Learn how to model successful people to accelerate your own success http://bit.ly/2igYDdu
Modeling is a technique designed to recreate excellence that the best people reach. With modeling, you duplicate extraordinary results of high achievers.
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Walk your talk or what happens when you don’t follow your own advice http://bit.ly/2iG1NeN
You have no right to preach to others what to do, if you’re not following the same wisdom. Walk your talk, show people who to be by being their role-model.
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Sugars is a horrible addiction. It’s a drug. There's no fiber, protein or healthy fats, no vitamins or minerals in it. Just empty calories that spike your blood sugar and accelerate your appetite; and the effects on your health are devastating. http://bit.ly/2ibgvbo
Energy crashes, obesity, diabetes, hearth and liver diseases, foggy mind and heavy addiction are only a few health issues caused by sugar. Sugar is poison.
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[FREE PDF WORKBOOK] A year in review – 50+ questions for annual reflection

The end of the year is always a great opportunity to do extensive analysis of where you are, how satisfied you are with your life, and where to go next. http://bit.ly/2hWzLJ9
The end of the year is a great opportunity to do extensive analysis of where you are, what you've achieved and where to go next. I call it a year in review.
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How to improve your analytical skills to make smarter life decisions

Innovations must be in line with market paradigms and people’s needs, visions must be backed up by strategic plans, brilliant ideas have to be systematically tested, and it’s never enough to only be different, you also have to be better. That’s where analytical skills come into play. http://bit.ly/2gcQk4t
Processing, organizing, structuring, and presenting data in a certain context to make it useful (creating knowledge) is achieved with analytical skills.
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Life as a narrative driven by dominant thoughts http://bit.ly/2jkPkLS
We tend to put extraordinary events from our past into a life narrative, which enables us to understand ourselves as a coherent whole.
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A list of 500+ personal development blogs http://bit.ly/2j0WcQK
Here you can find the most extensive list of personal development blogs. A list consists of 500+ personal development blogs ranked based on the AlexaRank.
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Since intelligence is an extremely important asset, there is always one question in the forefront – is intelligence inherited and fixed, or can it somehow be improved with the right resources and environment, even when you’re older? http://bit.ly/2hAda8z
There are many different types of intelligence. Find the ones that are your forte. Even more, learn how to easily increase your IQ and become smarter.
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Online competitive analysis

If you are interested what your competitors are doing online http://bit.ly/2hXpJI7
Learn how to perform a professional online competitive analysis to get new ideas for quality content, improving your website and partnership opportunities.
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How to generate great ideas that everybody will envy you http://bit.ly/2gG1Oue
Learn the tricks and secrets how ultra successful people generate great ideas that get them promoted fast or make them huge sums of money.
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Fears & traps when trying new things in life

Trying new things in life is hard for most people. Nevertheless, going out of the comfort zone is just a skill and everybody can learn it. http://bit.ly/2gjue0S
Trying new things in life is hard for most people. Learn more about all the fears and traps you have to face when trying new things & how to overcome them.
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Born to create. It's gonna be biblical.
Introduction
I am entrepreneur and creative capitalist at heart, who tries to be a geek at mind. I cannot imagine my life without technology, gadgets and creating new cool products and services. I feel at home in Zen Buddhism but find it incredibly difficult to practice as I am drawn to extremes. Therefore I prefer to spend my free time in the gym.

I have spent past ten years of my career developing start-up entrepreneurship and venture capital ecosystem in Slovenia and Eastern Europe. I have lectured at more than 550 events, mentored over 150 start-ups, written over 1,000 pages on entrepreneurship at my blog BlazKos.com, and worked on 12 investments valued at over 3 million euros. 

I am productivity freak always working on two or three monitors. I exited my last start-up according to last century's methods (business planing, etc.), meaning it was very easy for me to fall in love with "Lean Start-up” methods. I am teaching "lean and agile" entrepreneurship at Start:up Geek House, the first start-up co-working place in Slovenia.

Currently I am acquiring new skills in growth hacking and thinking about the next big thing on the web.
Bragging rights
I always win. It's not my ego, it's what I am.
Education
  • Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana
    College Dropout. Businessman. Geek.
  • Gymnasium Bezigrad
    Nerd. Officially the best High School in the Country.
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Work
Occupation
Entrepreneur
Skills
Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, Business Angel Investing, Start-ups, Management Consulting, Innovation Management, Business Strategy, Leadership, Business Planning, Strategy, Strategic Partnership, Strategic Planning, Business Development, Project management, Market Research, Incubator and Technology Park Management
Employment
  • Agile and Lean Life
    Author, 2014 - present
    The Agile and Lean Life Blog’s mission is to build a practical guide with an adequate toolbox, which will serve as the ultimate guideline for how to live a productive and balanced life in today’s complex, information saturated and unpredictable world. The Agile and Lean Life Blog is people’s guide on how to have it ALL in contemporary life by an entirely new level of personal performance. The Agile and Lean Life blog is a system that improves your odds for success by implementing agile and lean techniques in everyday business and personal life. If you are facing one of the following problems, you can find many ideas and solutions in the blog posts: - Mediocre personal productivity and how to perform better - Struggling with a lack of resources – time, money, energy, power or glory - Facing big changes in life, such as a career switch or starting a business - Having problems with indecision, anxiety or overload - Don’t know how to build perfect relationships with a spouse, friends, business partners… - If you want to get better health, looks and self-esteem Double your productivity now. Visit: agileleanlife.com
  • Start:up Geek House
    Like a Boss, 2012 - present
    Accessible co-working space for start-ups and freelancers with a creative culture and lean philosophy. Start:up Geek House also runs an intensive five-week programme for start-up companies giving participants a full overview over 'lean start-up' methods and an opportunity to actively develop and launch their entrepreneurial idea under the guidance of "lean and agile start-up" professionals.
  • Entrepreneur in Residence
    Entrepreneur, 2012 - present
    Thinking about the next big thing on the web.
  • Start:up Slovenia
    COO, 2012 - 2014
    The initiative Start:up Slovenia is the answer to an increasingly bigger delay that’s threatening us in the evolution of the Slovenian start-up eco-system. Within the initiative, the most important stakeholders connect and promise to continue co-creating the modern business eco-system with all our knowledge, will, vision and social responsibility.
  • Technology park Ljubljana
    Consultant, 2012 - 2014
    Technology Park Ljubljana was established in 1995 as an organisation representing a support and simulative business environment of the highest quality, enabling the development of technological entrepreneurship of the highest level.
  • VentureLab d.o.o.
    Venture Capitalist, CEO, 2009 - 2012
    VentureLab d.o.o. is management and venture capital consultancy firm. It offers a complete range of modern, intelligent and quality solutions in the field of entrepreneurship, management and corporate finance, which provide any company on the market with important competitive advantages thanks to improved strategic orientation, financial optimization, better flexibility and focus on to the company's core competence. Venturelab was also management company of 6 mio EUR seed venture capital fund until big financial crisis in 2009.
  • MyRefill (Natisni.si)
    Business Developer, 2004 - 2005
    First startup. eCommerce for recycled printer cartridges. Sold to cofounder because I felt I have to dedicate my life to the important mission of co-creating Slovenian start-up ecosystem.
  • University Incubator Ljubljana
    Project Manager, 2005 - 2007
    The University of Ljubljana follows the modern trends of promoting entrepreneurship among students and academics. For this purpose, they established the Ljubljana University Incubator (LUI). Good ideas, produced during the course of the study process, should be put into practice. The Ljubljana University Incubator offers all-round support for start-up companies. In this way, it helps them overcome initial problems.
  • Business angels of Slovenia
    General Manager, 2007 - 2012
    Business Angels of Slovenia is the foremost group of highly successful Slovenian investors, managers and entrepreneurs investing seed capital into promising start-up companies. All of our members are well-known and respected businessmen who have built top-class companies and have invaluable business know-how, experience and large social networks.
  • Ypsilon Institut
    Founder, 2009 - 2012
    The Ypsilon Institute connects the most talented representatives of Generation Y that are active in various fields. They are aware that they are responsible for their destiny and wish to co-create common future.
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Ljubljana, Slovenija
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Ljubljana, Slovenija - Ljubljana, Slovenija