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Filip Filipov
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Attended INSEAD
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My weekly roundup on Travel & Tech news. 
Good day, world! Again Travel Tuesday and issue #2 of our weekly roundup is here for you to enjoy. Some good stuff happening all around, with highlights covering our beloved travel and tech industr...
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That's good news for EU startup community. 
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Thoughts from this weekend. Agree or disagree? Let me know. 
In an extended 30-minute video filmed in 2005, Dan Gilbert gives us a few arguments why we make bad decisions. The essence of it comes down to a formula pushed forward in 1739 by the Dutch Daniel B...
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Some thoughts from the weekend. 
Recently, I got invited to publish on LinkedIn and I thought that there would not be a better way to kick off my first post than write about networking. When I was at business school, the word netw...
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Weekend thoughts, if you have missed them.
This week, the tech industry is buzzing with the rumor that Apple is in final talks to purchase Beats, the headphone company founded by Dr. Dre, for an alleged $3.2Bn. Many analysts have questioned...
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Please help a brother developer and like his video. Internal competition - if we do well, we will send Teo to Australia. How cool is this. Please. And share. 
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Travel Tuesday Cookbook: Weekly Roundup of Travel & Tech #1
Good day, world! Another year, another try to give it a shot at reviving the Cookbook, this time in a less ambitious (or more, depending on the point of view) weekly schedule. Diving into it. Non-T...
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Weekend thoughts on decision-making, if you have missed that. 
In an extended 30-minute video filmed in 2005, Dan Gilbert gives us a few arguments why we make bad decisions. The essence of it comes down to a formula pushed forward in 1739 by the Dutch Daniel
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On LinkedIn. 
Recently, I got invited to publish on LinkedIn and I thought that there would not be a better way to kick off my first post than write about networking. When I was at business school, the word
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Any Given Sunday thoughts on a Sunday  - inch by inch. 
Yesterday I had a moving conversation with a very dear friend of mine - an entrepreneur and a father, a role model and a restless leader. He is at an inflection point with his company, trying to ta...
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iBeats and why this makes sense. 
This week, the tech industry is buzzing with the rumor that Apple is in final talks to purchase Beats, the headphone company founded by Dr. Dre, for an alleged $3.2Bn. Many analysts have question t...
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  • Skyscanner Ltd
    Head of B2B, 2013 - present
  • Travel Capitalist Ventures
    Associate, 2012 - 2013
  • Everbread Ltd.
    Deputy COO, 2009 - 2012
  • Opera Solutions
    Associate, 2007 - 2009
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Singapore, Singapore - Sofia, Bulgaria - Boston, MA - Santiago, Chile - NYC, NY - London, UK - Palma, Spain
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Introduction

I am a technology enthusiast and a believer in making things happen. Currently, I love what my team and I do at Skyscanner on the B2B side of travel and I enjoy working on a couple of projects with people I respect. I live in London with the love my life Iveta, but I work in Edinburgh. This means that in the atoms world you’d typically find me at an airport waiting for my next flight, but in the bits universe my social media habits put me in a 24/7 mode. So, if you are willing to follow/subscribe to any of my feeds, do so at your own risk.


Before joining Skyscanner, I dug being part of Travel Capitalist Ventures, where for a year I worked with the team in evaluating startup opportunities – I am greatly indebted to Abrar Ahmad who taught me how to think as an investor. I did that while I was getting my MBA degree from INSEAD (Singapore campus) and I could not have enjoyed more being part-time in the workforce while discussing business practices with some of the brightest minds out there, both from the Class of 13J and beyond. (a shout out to Sameer for sharing with me so many cigarettes and conversations).


My move to study in Asia was preceded by work for travel technology start-up EVERBREAD, where I learned all about the world of GDSs, AVL, COS, POS, WTFs and all  the three-letter abbreviations of this crazy  travel industry. I also had the pleasure to work with Morten Lund, who to this day disturbs my mainstream thinking by telling me how to connect the dots.

Prior to my start-up experience, I slaved away as a consultant in NYC and LON (Opera Solutions), where, put in pure consultese, I worked on a number of Fortune 500 companies, improving their bottom line. In all seriousness, I did some good work for a telco company, a top aluminum provider, and even a bathroom fixtures manufacturer among the typical suspects of banks, retailers, and others. I guess I learned how to crunch numbers in excel and do power point slides to the point where it mattered to me whether the bullet point was 80% dark blue and whether I can trigger a picture change in a cell through vlookups (by the way — possible). For some of the positive and negative things that still show the consultant in me, you should thank RobPaulMaxJoeMichael and a solider in the field David – buy them a drink if you have the pleasure to meet them.


Naturally, I was all prepared for my professional life with my B.A. in Government from Harvard, Class of 2007, but nevertheless I was (and still am) really proud of my thesis work on the UN and Humanitarian Interventions. I enjoyed reading Kant, Plato, Mill and Rawls, and I honestly hated “Dinosaurs and their relatives”, but science, art, and overall, education, require a bit of sacrifice.


All in all, I have had an amazing journey so far, both geographically and professionally, and I love to brag about it on twitter, facebook, and other social media, so if interested, use the links below.

FACEBOOK | LINKEDIN | TWITTER | 4SQ  | G+SOME OF MY ASPIRATIONSWhile these are not immediate goals, I’d really love to do some of the following in the future

1. Write a book

2. Deliver a TEDx presentation

3. Deliver a commencement address

* Partial check – my classmates voted me in to be the speaker at graduation – here’s the link

4. Work on a project for the World Economic Forum

Stay in touch: ffilipov@post.harvard.edu

Education
  • INSEAD
    MBA, 2012 - 2013
  • Harvard, Class of 2007
    BA in Government (Honors), 2003 - 2007
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