Nicolai Schuemann - Entrepreneur & Cass Business School MBA alumnus

Why I find Nico inspiring is that he has tried a lot of different things – before settling on his current path. I sometimes get asked if you have tried lots of things whether this is a disadvantage? Certainly in this case Nico has used his past experiences to shape what he does today.

An interesting journey from co-founder of a story development company for movies to completing a MBA at Cass Business School. Following a stint at the BBC World Service working on their mobile strategy he worked as a Lean Consultant at Deutsche Bank.  Next was a M&A role in an engineering company, where the company got bought (ironically Nico was looking at acquisitions!) and went along the entrepreneurial route to co-found  - a vintage inspired clothing line.

In this session you’ll find out about: 

  • Why naivety is good
  • What opportunities his MBA at Cass Business School gave him
  • The biggest obstacle he had to overcome
  • What was the most useful thing about being an employee now he is an entrepreneur
  • The truckload of mistakes he made (his words!)
  • Why making decisions is good
  • The benefits and disadvantages being an entrepreneur
  • His productivity tip for entrepreneurs

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Success Quote

“You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” Steve Jobs

Small Business Technology Resources

Dropbox , SharePoint, Instagram and Twitter

Favourite App for productivity: #anydo

Best Business Book

Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, Walter Isaacson

Other Interview Links

Alice’s Pig

Retail Outlet: 155 Stoke Newington High Street, London N16 0NY, UK


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