Do We Europeans have a Failure Complex?

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes All throughout our lives, here in Europe, we are raised to be fairly risk averse, avoiding failure by any means necessary. This is a problem that i believe is holding back our drive to innovate, to dare, to create and to mould new industries or revolutionise others. Whilst not everyone will agree with me, these […]


The problem with ‘The Unemployment Problem’ in Cyprus

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes I am, like many others, very concerned about the growing unemployment rate on our lovely island. With companies being forced to close, and even more scratching their heads as to how they will fork over the upcoming annual company levy, cover their bills and feed their families… the situation will get a tad worse before it […]


What I learned from: Walking down a street in Cyprus

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes Cyprus is a miraculous place, the birth-place and childhood-playground of many multi-millionaires and hand-full of billionaires, all around the world. However something has changed lately (probably in the last two decades from what I can find), that makes it seem that a new form of ‘entrepreneurship’ has grasped the island, and yes I use that word lightly*.  […]


Do not call first post “hello world”. There, much better!

Estimated Reading Time: < 1 minute Hey there. Let me first start by introducing myself, what I do, and what this blog’s purpose is. My name’s Hector Kolonas, and I’m one of those 20-something-year-old entrepreneurs you keep hearing about. Born and brought up in South Africa, graduated from high-school and completed military service in Cyprus before completing a BSc in Computing […]