August 19, 2014

5 great books for the busy entrepreneur (and a bonus)

Hello everyone and nice to meet you! I am Ana Maria (Mara), the newest member of the Spherik Accelerator team, being in charge of operations. My position involves numerous types of tasks, one of my favorites being that of Spherik librarian. Due to a very generous donation from Elefant.ro, we now have a small collection of helpful books we hope will be able to increase soon. So, in my quality of librarian and avid reader as well, I will try to provide you with a few tips regarding your next read. My tolerance for pseudo-science and self-help books is extremely low. Thus, I cringe at just the simple sight of titles such as “Change your life in three simple steps” or “Use the energies of the universe/garden gnomes/pyramids to get what you want”. The world of business books is just as filled with such titles and thus, it may be difficult for an entrepreneur to choose those particular books that can actually teach valuable lessons. Unfortunately, price is not a good clue either, as pseudo-science can be equally cheap and expensive, presumably depending on the ego of the author and the quality of paper. Luckily, my university years have given me enough space and time to read as many books and articles as possible without regretting a poor choice so much. As a result, I have become very critical regarding my reading list as my time now is more limited and the few hours I can afford to dedicate to reading should be put to good use. So here are the books I believe to be helpful for an entrepreneur (or any person interested in learning something new and qualitative): The halo effect (Efectul de halou) by Phil Rosenzweig is definitely worth reading by anyone who feels overwhelmed by the […]
August 11, 2014

Graphic Design Volunteer @Spherik Accelerator

If you like the Spherik Accelerator identity, you now have the opportunity to work on developing its visual manifestations. We’re scouting for a talented Graphic Design Volunteer to help us with the visual side of Spherik communication strategy and branding. Skills and role We are seeking someone with diverse skills and experience, including graphic design, web design, photographic skills etc. The Spherik website is scheduled for improvements, so WordPress knowledge is an important asset. Character We are a tight-knit, enthusiastic team that loves our community—we are seeking the same in a volunteer. We value openness, honesty and integrity. Spherik is a place where we encourage asking questions and admitting when there’s something you don’t know.   Involvement The role will require 5-10 hours per week, flexibly. The work can be done remotely, but some things will be needing your presence at the Spherik headquarters. We are looking for a long-term collaboration and, we promise, good things will come out of it. If you are interested, please apply by sending the below to: contact@spherikaccelerator.com/old                        ✔ Your resume/CV                        ✔ Portfolio or work sample Answers to the following questions:                      ✔ Why do you want to volunteer with Spherik?                      ✔ What excites you about this role?                     ✔ Please inventory your graphic design/web skills and familiarity with relevant software by –beginner, -mid-level, or –high level.                     ✔ Please list any other skills which might be helpful or are unique, such as photography, video production/editing, […]