The past couple of weeks have vroomed by like crazy. March was a truly busy month. Why that is, you ask? I just started a new job, moved into a new place and finalized my choice of where I would like to start a Master’s program in fall.
I am thrilled about joinging kompany.com (@kompanycom) where I became a part of a highly international team of fantastic people. In short, my colleagues are great and driven and I get to learn something new every day. As a young startup that recently celebrated its first anniversary, kompany keeps giving me invaluable insights into the development, business strategics and marketing behind an tech-driven online service provider. As you can imagine, I am very happy.
Hand in hand with my new job goes my new apartment. I moved from hipster-laden 1070 to the much more diplomatic and embassy-packed 1040 in Vienna near Palace Belevedere. My backyard, royal in nature:
Having finished my applications for various Master’s programs in the beginning of 2013, it was finally time to make up my mind and take a decision. From those schools that made it onto my shortlist, I chose the Marketing Program in Manchester (over Vienna and Edinburgh) and I do think it is the best program for me right now; in terms of education, reputation, location and personal connections. I particularly look forward to the world of MBS academia as well as the city Manchester itself. Besides, I will get to see some very familiar faces that I had a blast with when I was on exchange in Vancouver. I can hardly wait for this exciting chapter.
But first, spring and summer in Vienna… Any time now, Vienna… any time now.
We sure know that pricing is a highly strategic subject for businesses, especially in online services. Here is an interesting pointer as to why a sudden shift away from a free pricing model can massively upset your customers.