Tag: cultural differences

The most important lesson Silicon Valley can provide

  Hi! I’m Karri; I spent the last fall in Silicon Valley working for a company called MultiTouch. Working for a high-tech company and being part of the huge growth of the company was hands-down the most exciting experience I have had workwise. MultiTouch is a Finland based developer of

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So, you want to work at a startup?

Let’s face it, not all of us are experts when it comes to startups. Most likely, you have heard that startups host a laid back company culture with a casual dress code, nice and modern offices, and a fridge full of beer. However, this is only a part of the

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Being a Finn in San Francisco

Risto Vuorio, Startup Life 2014 I’m probably the most Finnish person I know with my roots deep in the Finnish countryside, blond hair and a very distinct English accent. Some time ago I was shared this article from a Finnish tabloid about how other people have a very negative stereotype

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Nelly's lessons learned in Shanghai

It was about three months ago I saw Startup Life’s blog post about Rovio wanting an animation producer trainee to their office in Shanghai. I immediately got super excited by the opportunity and didn’t hesitate to apply. Now, I’m spending my last week in Shanghai and I would like wrap

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Alex on America

This is a post written by Alex, our beloved in-house philosopher, working at Supercell SF office. Here he shares some of his thoughts on american society and culture. This is America! A phrase that conveys a message of the Greatness of this nation. A phrase that I feel to be

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Just as in the movies?

Last Sunday we went to see the new movie The Internship with a bunch of Startuplifers. It’s a comedy about two older, non-technical guys doing an internship at Google. The movie itself was pretty entertaining, and it also provides nice contrast to my experiences at Startup Life. Here’s the trailer of

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