How I Succeeded is a regular series on Lifehacker where we ask business leaders for the secrets and tactics behind their success. Today: Kiel Van Daal, co-founder and managing director of Digilante.
Current gig: Co founder and managing director of Digilante
Current mobile device: iPhone 7
Current computer: 12” Macbook
One word that best describes how you work: Agile
What apps/software/tools can't you live without?
What social network do you find the most useful?
1 Password, Things, Qwilr.
What were the most important lessons you learned while growing your business?
Don’t sweat the small stuff. Oh, and sleep is important!
Choose your business partner wisely as you can achieve great success with the right person.
What has been the most surprising part of your business journey?
Creating some awesome and life long friendships with clients, staff and suppliers.
What everyday thing are you better at than anyone else?
Calculating numbers in my head really fast… I get called ‘Rain Man’ at the office.
What's your sleep routine like?
Average at best. I’ve become very good friends with 3:02am for some reason.
What advice would you offer to other businesses on how to succeed?
Be authentic and stay humble.