1. Who is Vlad Bomboe, what does he do and when did he knew that the usual worker bee life isn’t the life for him?
I am CTO & Co-founder of Fullscreen Digital, a digital product startup. First revelation regarding worker bee vs. entrepreneurship – Summer of 2004. Action – autumn 2005. First investment – June 2014. Second investment – not yet.
2. What is your work setup? What do you have on your desk?
Hardware – one MacBook, one iPhone.
Tens of unused pencils and pens. Pictures of my son. A fir-tree cone got as a present from my son 7 years ago, while we were in the park. Other insignifiant stuff like… a (i.e. a toy) gun.
Gadgets – barely any.
3. What are the tools of your trade?
Instruments – software – JIRA, Slack, Bitbucket, Confluence, Trello, Calendar, Reminders. WhatsApp and Skype. Bloody MS Office.
Skills – mediation, management, PM, vision, efficiency, technical shit.
Methods – Kanban, Agile and Scrum, Waterfall. Panic, extreme programming, hardcore delivery. Fuck them all, just do it.
Routines – rock around the clock.
4. In what way has technology improved your work and life?
Probably in the same way it improved everybody’s life. Access to information, communication, organization and control, efficient work processes, innovation, fun, entertainment and relaxation.
5. What is the biggest problem you’ve had and solved with the help of technology and digital tools? What were they, how did they help and how did you integrate them into your ecosystem?
Main problem – poor information and access to knowledge. Solution – Internet. May sound surprising, but I bet nobody thinks about it as one of the (or the) main thing that starting 1995 improved everybody’s life. And it keeps being the same, at the base of every tool, blog, utility of vanity website, app and so on.
6. How do you manage to stay motivated when things get bumpy? Is there a place, like a website or app or maybe a podcast you go to charge your batteries?
No. Sport, time out, discussions with friends / family. In a word, people. Not apps. Oh, snap! Facebook and WhatSapp, plus Instagram… lately.
7. What’s your super power?
Persuasion. Ability to see behind smart wording, nice clothing and precious words. Listening to and understanding people. Being close and helpful when needed.
8. How do you make yourself known to the world?
Not much. I like to stay low profile. I prize my own time, either in privacy, either moments with close friends and family. I prize my work and I hope one day it’ll be known to the world, but as “our” work, not only mine. I do not need statues.
9. In order to do healthy work, we need a healthy body and mind. What do you use to keep yourself sane?
Kickboxing. Biking. Beach and sun and windsurfing in the Summer. Vama Veche as often as possible. Beer, Cuba Libre and Jagger shots – year round.
10. Other than what we thought of, is there any other aspect of your life in which you use an app, a website or a method to help improve things?
AccuWeather to anticipate sunshine days and snowy slopes and Udemy for a good knowledge base. Masterclass website for fun and personal development.
Be it digital nomading with full time travel or location independence with a home base and travel, what we have at the end of the day is a lifestyle of freedom and feeling at peace. Surely this lifestyle will change and evolve over time, but for progress to happen inspiration is crucial. For most of us it all comes down to getting over fear and attachment to comfort. And this happens when we share knowledge, experiences and ideas that turn the unknown into opportunities to learn, grow and feel alive.
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