Nils is a sought-after and often quoted speaker and author, whose work is regularly featured in prominent publications and blogs like Game Developer Magazine and Gamasutra. By merging the fields of meme theory, behavioral psychology, and game theory, Nils has created a compelling new vision and understanding of what drives human behavior in the Internet era, and is a recognized thought-leader in game design.
He has taught his own brand of sales and consumer psychology to companies like Apple and Sina in over 10 countries.
Before founding Mention and Traintracks, Nils was the International Channel Manager at HansaWorld. He studied philosophy at Lund University, and served in a special operations unit in the Swedish Army.
Nils tell us a bit of what you do these days?
How did you come up with the idea for Traintracks.io?
What were the things you’ve done for starting out and keep it lean? Also, listeners ask us about grants and help from VCs/government. Can you elaborate on this; what kind of "help" you had?
Basically, Traintracks is an enterprise solution, guess it has a long sales cycle because of that. How do you handle this as a startup?
I’ve read somewhere , I think it was on a post you wrote , where China is where REAL big data is. So big data in the US is just not interesting? Not challenging enough? The problem in China is more challenging?
Let’s get to #BeiArea movement
What’s the goal of #BeiArea movement ??
Which kind of startups you think are better to grow in China vs. better to grow in the US?
Since you spend time in SV every year I wonder what you think of it compared to China? In what terms it’s better and in what terms with worse?
What are the best ways to get in touch with you?
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