Author: Matthieu

Matthieu Bodin is an entrepreneur and community builder. As Regional Manager for Techstars in Greater China, he works with 200+ community leaders in 18 different cities to empower project creators across the region. Continuously experimenting with #Innovation led him to facilitate events with MTR, INFINITI, Apple, UNDP, Siemens, French Tech HK, InvestHK, RISE Conference, Techsauce, Echelon and more. As an entrepreneur, he co-founded Note-in, Anekdote.co, JookApp.com, and now Carnet.cc - a collection of thoughts and discoveries. He has spent 12+ years in Greater China: Beijing, Hong Kong, and now Shanghai. He is on Twitter and Instagram with @maboxiu.

Ten books with impact – Podcast

This is the third podcast in a series that started with Best Practices on Mentoring and starting businesses/communities in Shanghai. It was fun so we keep this going! Last week, Felix and I picked our top 5 books for entrepreneurs and shared what we liked…

Shanghai is always on the go

weHustle & TECOM – Podcast

Listen to my interview of Marian on Anchor.fm: And here is the transcription: So Marian, can you please introduce yourself first? My name is Marian, the founder of weHustle. I came to China seven years ago, first in a city close to Beijing and then…

Hitting the “writing-wall”

Several years ago, I anticipated the need to be a better writer. Putting down on paper good stories, posts, jokes, speeches. It started with 750words.com and the idea that one should write three pages of text without sharing it. Doing this exercise daily, it didn’t…

Mentoring – Podcast

Finding a mentor is challenging. Making sure the relationship works is even more difficult. I tried being a good mentor and a mentee but failed at both! As an entrepreneur and community builder, surrounding yourself with good people supporting your journey is more critical than…

Playing around with the Pomodoro Technique

Have a conversation on productivity, and you will encounter two enemies: “focus” and “procrastination.” Most of us struggle revealing our true potential despite our best intentions. These two keep lingering around. Staying Focused Recently, my wife took a picture of my desk. It had five…

When was the last time you got bored?

Bored /bôrd/ adjective “feeling weary because one is unoccupied […]” “When was the last time you got bored?” Since asking this question to a friend at a recent conversation, I am haunted by this idea.As a kid, a fair amount of time was spent being…

Scaling my action with online tools

A few years ago, my own limits became clear. Work was overwhelming me – too many tasks, too many people involved. I wasn’t doing a great job at following up on projects. The book Getting Things Done got me to realise that there are certain…

“The Happiness of Community Building”

Last week, we hosted a Community Leaders Academy in Beijing with passionate individuals. Most of them had been to a Startup Weekend before and some were considering to host one soon. More importantly, they are passionate about helping the next generation of entrepreneurs. Our three…