Warsaw Confidential

From Starving Novelist to Thriving CEO: The Remarkable Story of Maciej Markowski

June 03, 2024 Kamal Jahid Season 1 Episode 26
From Starving Novelist to Thriving CEO: The Remarkable Story of Maciej Markowski
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Warsaw Confidential
From Starving Novelist to Thriving CEO: The Remarkable Story of Maciej Markowski
Jun 03, 2024 Season 1 Episode 26
Kamal Jahid

In this episode of 'Warsaw Confidential,' Kamal sits down with his longtime friend, Maciej Markowski, to discuss a wide array of topics from life lessons to entrepreneurship.

Maciej shares his journey growing up in Poland, the cultural adjustments after moving to London, and his career transitions from struggling novelist to successful entrepreneur and consultant. They delve into the challenges of risk-taking, the psychological aspects of shifting career paths, and the stress in the startup world.

The conversation also explores the profound experiences of parenthood, examining both the joys and sacrifices, and the impact it has had on Maciej's work ethic and productivity. Maciej reflects on his journey into fatherhood and how it has shaped his personal and professional life, ultimately providing listeners with heartfelt insights and valuable life lessons.

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00:00 Introduction
01:00 Catching Up with Maciej Markowski
04:18 The Story of How We Met
10:12 The Writer's Journey
15:43 Transition to Consulting and Life in London
25:23 Experiences and Reflections on Living in London
32:30 Returning to Warsaw and Observations on Poland's Transformation
40:23 Cultural Differences and Personal Dedication
42:18 The Startup Journey Begins
43:19 Challenges and Strategies in Consulting
46:22 Entering the Startup World
48:46 Fundraising and Investor Relations
57:55 The Reality of Startup Life
59:45 Balancing Work and Personal Life
01:10:11 Parenthood and Personal Growth
01:14:58 Conclusion and Final Thoughts

SHOW NOTES

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Show Notes

In this episode of 'Warsaw Confidential,' Kamal sits down with his longtime friend, Maciej Markowski, to discuss a wide array of topics from life lessons to entrepreneurship.

Maciej shares his journey growing up in Poland, the cultural adjustments after moving to London, and his career transitions from struggling novelist to successful entrepreneur and consultant. They delve into the challenges of risk-taking, the psychological aspects of shifting career paths, and the stress in the startup world.

The conversation also explores the profound experiences of parenthood, examining both the joys and sacrifices, and the impact it has had on Maciej's work ethic and productivity. Maciej reflects on his journey into fatherhood and how it has shaped his personal and professional life, ultimately providing listeners with heartfelt insights and valuable life lessons.

CONNECT WITH MACIEJ MARKOWSKI

00:00 Introduction
01:00 Catching Up with Maciej Markowski
04:18 The Story of How We Met
10:12 The Writer's Journey
15:43 Transition to Consulting and Life in London
25:23 Experiences and Reflections on Living in London
32:30 Returning to Warsaw and Observations on Poland's Transformation
40:23 Cultural Differences and Personal Dedication
42:18 The Startup Journey Begins
43:19 Challenges and Strategies in Consulting
46:22 Entering the Startup World
48:46 Fundraising and Investor Relations
57:55 The Reality of Startup Life
59:45 Balancing Work and Personal Life
01:10:11 Parenthood and Personal Growth
01:14:58 Conclusion and Final Thoughts

SHOW NOTES

❤️ If you like what we do, please consider becoming a supporter of the show ›››

ℹ️ FOLLOW WARSAW CONFIDENTIAL

👉 https://www.youtube.com/@WarsawConfidential
👉 https://www.instagram.com/warsaw_confidential
👉 https://www.facebook.com/warsawconfidential

ℹ️ FOLLOW HOST KAMAL JAHID

👉 https://www.KamalJahid.com
👉 https://www.instagram.com/kamaljahid
👉 https://www.linkedin.com/in/kamal-jahid