5 questions to Johan - A Chalmers "Elumni"

​Meet Johan, alumni (or as we call it: elumni) from the Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship

At what company and in which position are you currently working? 

I am CEO for 2 companies, Processkontroll Green Technology AB and Linder Medical AB.

How much have you been in contact with (the topic) 'Entrepreneurship' since graduating from Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship
Every day in my career, regardless of working with the future of a business strategy or following a well-defined process, the topic “Entrepreneurship” is always present. This as “connecting the dots” for me is linked to Entrepreneurship and it was a key ability that was often emphasized at Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship. Further, it always pays off to take a step back, see the big picture, and find new possibilities or reconfirm that the current focus is still valid.

How has studying at Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship influenced your career? 
I tend to end up in situations where skills within business, technology, and leadership are useful. Studying at the School, was the first context where this exact combination was emphasized, trained, and practiced. The career impact I see is that decision-making and communication skills become strong when adding the skills/techniques of simulating future business, by varying sales volume, product costs/prices, and investments. All in all, it has helped me to navigate through unclear situations, and for that, I thank Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship.

What has been the most valuable learning from your time at the School? 
Stay cool, discuss difficult situations, and take advice from experienced people, while being able to believe in yourself, based on your own analysis.

What is your number one tip for aspiring entrepreneurs?
When you are in front of a decision, separate facts from assumptions, and then validate the most critical assumptions of your future business. Based on this, the chances that you will make a better decision are higher. Finally, it is easy to over-estimate the potential in the short run and at the same time, under-estimate how good things can evolve in the long run, as changes normally take far more time than humans can accept.

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