36 - From Discovering Bosons at CERN to Unlocking Braincells with Apps - Mait Müntel - CEO, Lingvist
Mait Muntel is the CEO of Lingvist and was part of the team at CERN who discovered the Higgs Boson. He is also a lovely and quite hilarious individual. Listen to this podcast if you want a focused 40 minutes of laughing and learning in one place.
He gives top insights into the world of science, business and learning with great ideas and heart-warming stories.
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1 - Focus
Focus in business and life is essential to success.
Focus on what you can change. Don’t waste time worrying about things you can’t change.
And keep a relentless focus on the thing you are doing and make it the most important thing above all else.
2 - Show dedication to your business
Mait took a business loan to fund the company initially, this showed that he was keen to make it happen at great personnel risk with his house on the line. Proving to investors that you are really committed to making your idea a success is essential and if they know you are committed to it and are taking risks they can feel more safe with risking their own money.
3 - Enjoy the Ride
Mait’s story about hiking and the pains you go through in a hike ends up delivering such a satisfying feeling at the end. When you realise that ‘future you’ will look back at ‘present you’ and the situation you are in as a really cool thing. You can enjoy the ride a lot more when you are aware that your problems are moments you will overcome and look back with fondness then you can appreciate and enjoy the moment itself much more, rather than letting it get you down.
Patrick writes great business parables. Entire books that are stories of fictitious but realistic events where he breaks down what you can learn and how to be a better communicator, team player and leader. They are a really nice balance between story telling and more formal explanations of information and processes and how to apply them. Some of his best works are below.
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