My september link list

september link list

As you have probably already noticed I read a lot of books (not only on the topic of business, the occasional graphic novel also enters my to-read-pile). I therefore decided that I’m going to add some of the articles that I find and curate in a monthly instalment called link lists. This will give you an opportunity to get to know me a bit more.

This month is a lot about personal development, and a lot of curated content from Thrive as I’m a huge fan of Arianna Huffington.

Image: found on Pinterest – owner/creator unknown.

Book review: How to Be an Overnight Success by Maria Hatzistefanis

How to Be an Overnight Success

I follow @mrsrodial on social media as I think she is very inspiring business person. And as I love to read both business books (preferably by the founds of businesses) and biographies, I pre-ordered a copy and to my delight it arrived just in time for my holiday. That’s why my copy is quite battered as you can probably tell from the photo above, it’s been to three countries (Hungary, Germany and Spain plus a short visit in Stockholm, Sweden if you are curious).

Overall I thought it was a brilliant book, written in a personal way, sharing both insights on the personal journey and handy take-aways in the form of “overnight success secrets”. Hint – it took Rodial 18 years to reach where they are today. This was one of the things I liked the most, because, in many of the books I’ve read, this vital piece of information is missing – that it’s a journey and there is no such thing as an overnight success.

Who is this for:
  • Anyone who is interested to read about the starting point and the journey of a brand (it’s not specific for the beauty business but it’s interesting that the book feature a beauty brand)
  • Anyone looking for inspiration and motivation on their own journey, either it be starting your own business or working a “ordinary” job. I enjoyed the personal insight into the author’s career and her tenacity and drive, it’s infectious!
  • Who wants another perspective and some creative ideas of what to do on a shoe string budget or how you can solve anything with the right attitude, creativity and the right amounts of espresso!


Why you should read this book:
  • It’s filled with handy advice and creative ways to solve PR to events, from the “starting out days” to how the business and brand is managed when it’s grown both in size, markets and revenue.
  • The book covers topics such as; building a brand, social media, PR, creating buzz for your brand, overcoming daily struggles, how to take care of yourself, making it happen, staying motivated, refining your appearance and how to build a strong personal brand.
  • You will get new ideas and inspiration – be sure to have pen and paper at hand!
  • You will get motivated for sure!
  • Most importantly, it’s written in a personal and entertaining language. It’s an enjoyable read while you learn new skills.

This books is already a favourite. If you read it, let me know what you think about it.

7 tips on how to improve your Instagram


Instagram has changed a lot since it first launched. In the beginning it was all about the arty-indie images and the heavy use of filters. Then it has progressed beyond that and almost no instagram-superstar uses heavy filterers and frames anymore and everyone is aiming for pro-photo quality, attention to detail and elaborative storytelling.

I’ve gathered 5 creative instagram accounts that I think uses the strenghts of instagram brilliantly. And a few notes on what they have in common, in the end – which you can take with you and learn from.


4 must read business magazines

must read business magazines

These are 4 of my absolute favourite business magazines that I go to for solid advice on almost anything that makes my curiosity tick. A perfect Sunday morning for me, consists of a long breakfast with one of these magazines and at least two large home-made vegan lattes.


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