EP 228 – Lars Jankowfsky – Founder, NFQ Asia – Attitude Is a Lot More Important Than Experience

by | Sep 7, 2022

Asia Tech Podcast recorded a great conversation with Lars Jankowfsky, the Founder of NFQ Asia at the Redhill office in Singapore.  NFQ Asia teams up brilliant minds to scale ambitious tech-driven businesses.
 
Some of the topics that Lars discussed:
  • Being a bonafide nerd and programming on a Commodore 64
  • Started coding as a fourteen-year-old
  • Founded his first company in 1997
  • Coded a prototype of BMW i-Drive
  • The difference between now and the 2000 dot com bubble
  • Building a flight search engine and selling to Kayak
  • Transitioning from a tech guy to a businessman and learning from mistakes
  • The importance of attitude in hiring decisions
Some other titles we considered for this episode:
  1. Not Only Different But Better
  2. I Think We Are Looking at a Different Crisis
  3. I Was Never Interested in Running a Dev Shop
  4. Scalable Products Are Much More Interesting
  5. I Am Not Really a Tech Dude Anymore
  6. You Need to Go Where the Talent Is
  7. People Told Me I Sing Decent in Karaoke

Read the best-effort transcript below (This technology is still not as good as they say it is…):

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