How I Succeeded is a regular series on Lifehacker where we ask business owners for the secrets and tactics behind their success. Today: Andre Eikmeier from Vinomofo.
Current gig: Co-founder and joint CEO, Vinomofo
Location: Live in Adelaide, work in Melbourne and Adelaide
Current mobile device: iPhone
Current computer: Beat-up 15″ MacBook pro
One word that best describes how you work: Hurricane
What apps/software/tools can’t you live without?
What social network do you find the most useful?
What were the most important lessons you learned while growing your business?
Get your product right and your customer experience, and people will tell their friends about you.
What has been the most surprising part of your business journey?
I like spreadsheets!
What everyday thing are you better at than anyone else?
Cooking (well, not ANYONE else, but most!)
What’s your sleep routine like?
It sucks. I wake up lots, but mostly because the kids come in for snuggles, so I can live with that.
What advice would you offer to other businesses on how to succeed?
Back yourself, but be critical. Be confident, but not blindly so.