My sister celebrating one of her early birthdays on the left. A pretty recent photo on the right.

I just finished the title; looking at it, I still can’t believe it.

It’s August, and I arrived in Cambodia with my ex-girlfriend, Kristina. We headed to see the famous Angkor Wat temple complex. After a 6 hour-long bus ride overnight from the capital city, Phnom Penh, we got to our accommodation. For the first time, we decided to spoil ourselves a bit and get a nice place with a swimming pool on the roof. The bus dropped us off at 5 a.m. but our room wasn’t ready yet so we spent the morning on the couch in the lobby…

The general opinion is that tech people can’t sell but that might not be quite accurate.

When I was about to graduate high school, I designed a website with one goal in mind, to convey the value that I could bring to tech teams around the world, and guess what? The website was seen by over 30K people in one day and I received over 150 emails! Does this mean that I sold myself well?

How Can Designers Help?

People coming from product design have a strong predisposition to be good at sales. They know what information is important, at what time, and how…

9 months ago I kissed a girl. Three days later, I had to leave her for 4 months.

As a reminder, she gave me a hair tie. I wore it on my wrist always, and took pictures with it at all the amazing places I’ve travelled. And so The Hair Tie Story was born — a story which might inspire you.

It wasn’t easy getting used to wearing a hair tie on my wrist.


My first stop was Italy.

During my amazing summer internship in Hawaii, I took 2 weeks off to travel the other Hawaiian Islands. One day, when the sun was going down and I still didn’t have a place to stay the night I decided for small adventure I had never done before. To spend the night under the stars. Since they are saying: “Step out of your comfort zone”, “Say yes to new things” or “Fortune favors the bold”, so I told to myself: “Why not?”.

Right at the beginning of the story I’d like to say that I was just 19yo who spent every…

My success story starts like many others, with a failure.

I was 16 year old and had a strong desire to study at a high school in California. As a boy from Slovakia (Central Europe) it was an amazing possibility. I looked for opportunities but none of options got me really excited. I could pay around $10k (that’s way more than yearly average wage in Slovakia) to an agency but none were able to guarantee that I would end up in California.

I knew it could be done better so I created a small website called Host Me In California. On the site, I was seeking a host family for…

Marek Dlugos

Tech guy. Ex-designer, currently helping companies to grow their revenue with software. 👨‍💻

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