“It is freedom. Freedom to make decisions and take responsibility. Say, when employees go to their work, they may be more or less free in their decisions, but there are definitely things they hate in their job and which sense they do not understand. That is what I call “work rituals” – something that is required for us to do but we cannot fully understand why and, therefore, internally accept. My definition of success is to stay away from it.” – Maxim Silaev
Hello Maxim Silaev, we’re excited to share your story with our readers. Please tell us a little bit about you and your work.
My business activity has a long track record, it started over two decades ago, when I was a software engineer with a passion to research and building tools for everyday business use; who soon found himself working with business people, who take business decisions. At first it was quite challenging – considering my developer experience, I needed to combine a business vision while constantly looking for the best technical solution. So, my journey as a businessman started very suddenly and I at most combine both business and technical decisions, and I love doing things this way. And the Digital Dream Lab team looks at a problem from a business angle first.
What is your business all about?
My company works in the conjunction of artificial intelligence, behavioural analytics and security. Check your recent product – SmartView, the smart retail store advisor, taking a video stream in real time, it classifies customer behaviour and proposes individual offers in real time. This market has a huge potential to develop.
Recently, Digital Dream Lab launched a number of other products in AI and security areas.
What are 3 tips you can share with our readers as it relates to your industry?
My tips will be pretty general, and related to entrepreneurship in common, not to a particular industry.
The first one – do what you love. Find something you love and are happy to dive into.
The second one is never give up. Once you have an idea – test it, modify it, test again, again and you will eventually find your market and customer. Obstacles are your friends, not enemies. As my judo teacher told me one day – if something is easy, everyone will achieve it.
The third one – build a plan and follow it step-by-step every day. It is much better to make a small step every day rather than not to move at all.
How can you be reached if someone is interested in your products or services?
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