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9 things about one Offbeat year

One year and a couple of days ago we kicked off Offbeat Solutions, our consulting company of four people. We are still the same four, but far bigger four: we know more, we’ve done more, we’ve seen more. Here are a few insights from the first year. 3 things we nailed Customer satisfaction. We took […]

September 2, 2011 · Jouni Heikniemi · 2 Comments
Posted in: Entrepreneurship

What’s up in the Offbeat world?

As our massive corporation nears the honorable operating age of two months, it’s worth taking a look at what’s going on. Founding and kickstarting a new company is an interesting endeavor given its natural unpredictability. Even though the field of IT consulting (i.e. selling our own hours) isn’t the most risky business, it is one […]

October 18, 2010 · Jouni Heikniemi · 11 Comments
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Dreamers, shapers, singers, makers

As Lauri announced, our company is called Offbeat Solutions. But in the announcement, he also quoted Technomage Elric from Babylon 5 in a way that deserves a closer look. “We are dreamers, shapers, singers, and makers. We study the mysteries of laser and circuit, crystal and scanner, holographic demons and invocation of equations. These are […]

August 18, 2010 · Jouni Heikniemi · 3 Comments
Posted in: Entrepreneurship, General

All good things…

It is time to head out and risk everything to find a yet another great world. 29th August will be recorded in the annals of history as my last day in Sininen Meteoriitti. I have been working for the company for six years now. And what six years have they been! I was employee #13 […]

August 12, 2010 · Jouni Heikniemi · 6 Comments
Posted in: Entrepreneurship, General