Elitism dilemma

20. Oct, 2019

I feel good when I am around people who inspire me. And usually, but definitely not always, that means people who have success in some form.

Success is a positive thing, and I understand people who strive for it. It feels familiar.

But at the same time I have a really big problem with elitism. I can't stand it.

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The world is even less fair than I thought

08. Sep, 2019

The world is even less fair than I thought

If you had problems as a child you might run into a lot of issues as an adult too. It seems the privileged people who had a stable, healthy upbringing and gifted with good looks really have it easier.

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A very 2019 reflection

08. Sep, 2019
Things I want to do before 2019 ends:

  1. Start a thinkers club with friends
  2. Fix up my apartment
  3. Join a new community
  4. Find a new weekly sport

And how do I feel these days? Weirdly good. That's the answer I would give.

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A speech of hunger for a 30 heads agency

22. Jan, 2019

I gave this little speech at the beginning of 2019 to our awesome Morning Train team.

"2019 looks like the easiest year yet on paper.

We "only" have to grow close to 50% and reach 15 mio in revenue.

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A contradiction for the 2019 entrepreneur

03. Jan, 2019

Two modern ideas seem to control my actions or my drive.

"Live here and now" is everywhere. We are constantly reminded that life is now and that you have to live in the moment. And if you are not enjoying yourself there is something wrong and you gotta change it.

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Immortal behaviour

02. Mar, 2018

Passion. Hard work. An intense pursuit of creating something big.

It seems to me that some people have a burning desire to create something truly great that impresses others.

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3 years of search is over

22. Jan, 2018

I have been looking for something for a long time.

I knew the outlines of what I wanted: Some physical gathering of people that would bring enlightenment and deeper meaning to all the participants.

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Awakingly lost

03. Jan, 2018

I feel lost.

Not lost in my place in this world but lost in my direction forward.

I see now that the comfortable life involves not thinking about the meaning of your existence too much cause that is so far a painful and ironically meaningless path.

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The dark side of the internet + me

29. Aug, 2017

I love the internet. Amazing things have come out of it. And my career is based off the internet.

What troubles me, is my reptile brains reaction to having unlimited choices. Unlimited content.

Looking at my past 2 hours browsing history is embarrassing. It goes something like this:

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Hitchiking maiden voyage

27. Aug, 2017

I was supposed to go with my car and 4 other friends on a road trip through Europe. As it always goes though, some people quit just before departure for various reasons (no hard feelings).

So in the end it was only me and one friend left. The hardcore crew. 

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My excitement addiction

14. Aug, 2016

I have a problem.

Most people seem super boring to me.

I get frightened by the thought of something like a stable traditional family life with perfect balance.

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The fight to own customers

12. Aug, 2016

It has become increasingly clear to me lately what it really means to "own" a customer. Of course no company really owns it's customers. We merely serve their needs, and they get rid of us the minute we don't.

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The purpose of a world government

30. Jul, 2016

There is a lot of conspiracy floating around on the dark corners of the internet about some "New world order" that is taking over the planet step by step.

Sometimes prominent politicians mention a "world government" or a "new world order", and everytime bring a lot of wood to the conspiracy fire.

So that stops you from even wondering if this world government thing could be beneficial. 

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We all need spirituality

23. Apr, 2016

I just saw one of my old aquaintances from high school post about his experience teaching young people about faith - and in the proces talking about: 

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​Finding a dream

11. Jan, 2016

I don't exactly know what I want. Very few people do. But it seems the few who do reach higher with less effort.

The key seems to be focus and clarity.

But that whole rant is all boring. Ambition can really be boring. So I thought I would try to paint a picture of my dream instead.

And since I am a bad painter it will have to be done with words.

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Karsten Madsen

This is my public diary. My passion is building stuff for the future and giving joy to others.

Check my about.me profile if you want the full elevator speech ;)

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