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Do You Have Work-Life Balance? [Quiz]

Sacrifice. This word gets tossed around a lot when discussing success. No matter how you define the word, it has sadly become accepted that a person will most likely have to sacrifice his or her own personal life in order to achieve success. Family, free-time, health; to thrive at the daily grind, you have to […]

Entrepreneurs: Don’t Forget the Big Picture

In a start-up culture, it is easy to get lost in your own world. This world includes our own language, colleague chemistry, and work ethic—and it is fine to have these unique traits internally. But we need to remember that many of our customers and peers don’t speak the language of a start-up, which isolates […]

6 Tips For Succeeding as an Entrepreneur [Video]

“If you want to be successful, you need to make sacrifices.” This ideology never sat well with serial-entrepreneur, Martin Bjergegaard. In fact, it bugged him so much that he wanted to prove it wrong—which is exactly what he did. Now, major companies, such as Google, are asking Martin to share his knowledge with their employees […]

From Big Business to Bankruptcy: Overcoming Failure in Start-ups

“Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.” – Robert T. Kiyosaki It’s not an easy task to establish a successful start-up. Competition is fierce, and even those companies that have a solid plan and great idea, are never […]

Why Sleeping is Your Best Business Decision

Sometimes around exam period in university, it seemed like we were all engaged in a who-got-the-least-amount-of-sleep war. You slept only five hours? That’s nothing, I slept for four. That’s your second cup of coffee? Well this is my fourth cup! You get the idea. Many people pride themselves on being able to function on just […]

How to Choose Your Co-Founders: Find Your Future Friends

Like most men out there, I’ve always imagined pulling off an amazing heist. The concept of picking a target and doing all the extravagant planning (where money obviously isn’t an issue since the pay off will be bigger). Then comes the fun part: Getting the team together. That’s when the Ocean’s 11 montage starts. You […]

3 Ways to be a Business Pacifist

“Get out of my face!” That was the first thing I heard through my open window this past Monday morning, and I was instantly confused. Naturally, I stuck my head outside to see what the commotion was all about. I caught the show as it was escalating, with two men yelling and giving each other […]

Entrepreneurship: Know when to pull the plug

Last week, I was fortunate enough to attend a conference in Copenhagen for entrepreneurship called Iværk og Vækst. While there, I stopped through to see a panel discussion called From Big Business to Bankruptcy where our own author, Martin Bjergegaard, was one of the four speakers. The panel was made up of serial entrepreneurs who have […]

Don’t Send That Angry Email: Avoiding Office Conflict

“Don’t Make Decisions When You’re Angry. Don’t Make Promises When You’re Happy.” I have tried my best to live by this anonymous quote—but everybody makes mistakes sometimes. Last week I had an unfortunate experience of trying to move large pieces of furniture through narrow spaces. After pivoting, wedging, and shoving for what felt like hours, […]

Working with your Flow: How your energy leads to Work-Life Balance

We’ve all had that moment at work when you find yourself staring at a computer screen and completely drawing a blank. The times where your brain is just completely disconnected from the task at hand, and nothing seems to flow. It’s always a strange experience—particularly when you compare it to other days where the work […]

Pine Tribe Author Interviews: Martin Bjergegaard [Video]

In this edition of Pine Tribe Author Interviews, I sit down with Work-Life balance thought leader, Martin Bjergegaard. Martin is the co-author of the book Winning Without Losing, which won the CMI award for Management Book of the Year. The book outlines 66 strategies on how to live a balanced lifestyle while running a successful […]

Martin Bjergegaard’s Top 10 Books for Entrepreneurs

In the spirit of Pine Tribe’s summer reading list, we decided to reach out to our authors and ask them the question, “What are you favorite books?” Since our authors have written on a variety of topics, from happiness at work, to how to achieve a youth naturally, you can bet they all have a […]

Top 5 Misconceptions About Work-Life Balance

Being a public advocate of work-life balance I often get reactions like this when I send an email to people late a Saturday night: “I just noticed the time of your email – I thought you had a good balance”. Well, I do have it, but that doesn’t mean I can’t work after 5pm. There […]

Your Worst Self

I haven´t written anything for a long time. There’s a reason for that; these days I am not feeling like my best self—I’m rather like my worst self. When your role in the world is to be an inspirational voice for others, that’s kind of a problem. At least that’s how I have been thinking. […]

Winning Without Losing: Take Tomorrow Off

Winning Without Losing, the CMI award-winning book as “the best book for New Managers,” explains 66 strategies on how to be successful in business, without neglecting your personal life. Martin Bjergegaard and Jordan Milne interviewed a variety of successful entrepreneurs, and through their search they found that the key to a happy and successful life, is a […]

Winning Without Losing: Find your Oxygen Mask

Winning Without Losing, the CMI award-winning book as “the best book for New Managers,” explains 66 strategies on how to be successful in business, without neglecting your personal life. Martin Bjergegaard and Jordan Milne interviewed a variety of successful entrepreneurs, and through their search they found that the key to a happy and successful life, is a […]

Winning Without Losing: Be Prepared

Winning Without Losing, the CMI award-winning book as “the best book for New Managers,” explains 66 strategies on how to be successful in business, without neglecting your personal life. Martin Bjergegaard and Jordan Milne interviewed a variety of successful entrepreneurs, and through their search they found that the key to a happy and successful life, is a […]

Winning Without Losing: When the Road is Rough

Winning Without Losing, the CMI award-winning book as “the best book for New Managers,” explains 66 strategies on how to be successful in business, without neglecting your personal life. Martin Bjergegaard and Jordan Milne interviewed a variety of successful entrepreneurs, and through their search they found that the key to a happy and successful life, is a […]

Are You Winning Without Losing [Quiz]

Sacrifice—the word gets tossed around often when discussing success. To achieve success, whether it’s financial or professional, it has become accepted that a person will most likely have to sacrifice his or her own personal lives. Family, free-time, health; to thrive at the daily grind, you have to grind down the time you focus on […]

Winning Without Losing: Beware the Time and Energy Wasters

Winning Without Losing, the CMI award-winning book as “the best book for New Managers,” explains 66 strategies on how to be successful in business, without neglecting your personal life. Martin Bjergegaard and Jordan Milne interviewed a variety of successful entrepreneurs, and through their search they found that the key to a happy and successful life, is a […]

Winning Without Losing Series: New Ways of Doing Old Things

Winning Without Losing, the CMI award-winning book as “the best book for New Managers,” explains 66 strategies on how to be successful in business, without neglecting your personal life. Martin Bjergegaard and Jordan Milne interviewed a variety of successful entrepreneurs, and through their search they found that the key to a happy and successful life, is a […]

Winning Without Losing Series: Efficiency Boosters

Winning Without Losing, the CMI award-winning book as “the best book for New Managers,” explains 66 strategies on how to be successful in business, without neglecting your personal life. Martin Bjergegaard and Jordan Milne interviewed a variety of successful entrepreneurs, and through their search they found that the key to a happy and successful life, […]

Lean into an
Entrepreneurial Mindset

Last spring I was lucky enough to hear Sheryl Sandberg speak at my sister’s graduation from Harvard Business School. I was also fortunate enough to meet Sheryl afterwards. In personal conversation she was as gracious as she was inspiring. The graduation was a time of celebration and reflection. Those receiving diplomas were optimistic. With most of their […]

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