HOT SEAT - RENE S. KLEIN:
What are three words to describe yourself?
Entrepreneur, husband, father
What was your very first business or creative idea? Did that make any money?
Starting a media company in school. At least it covered production costs.
What was your biggest challenge when you started your first business?
Not to work too much
What was the best advice in life or business you've ever received?
Not to tell it.
Which three people, famous or not famous, dead or alive, would you most like to invite to a dinner party? Why?
Martín Berasategui – who else should prepare the food?
Woody Allen – jokes and music
What makes a founder successful?
Finding customers that value his product or service
What do you do in order to keep on learning and developing?
Waking up every morning.
Which resources are you recommending to first time entrepreneurs?
No question: Für-Gründer.de and your target group.
What's the biggest risk you've ever taken?
Since I am still alive they might not have been that big.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
The more love hurts, the more you will learn for the rest of your life.
What do you know to be true that no one else does?
The truth is out there…
What's something you don't want to regret when you're older?
To have given life to our daughter.
Is there something you know you should stop doing?
Besides answering these questions? ;-)
What's your favourite book?
I do not read business books – I run a business. Try books of Erich Maria Remarque and you will see.
What character traits of other entrepreneurs have impressed you?
What's something that first time founders should avoid at all costs?
Not to speak to customers
Why are you getting involved with Best of X?
BoX is a great initiative that empowers startups. Happy to be part of it.