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Episode Info: In this episode, Dave interviews Cédric Waldburger, a serial startup expert who travels around the world to work with different startups. Cédric calls himself a world citizen and an essentialist as he carries only 64 items in his bag. Cédric studied electrical engineering at ETH Zurich and is the co-founder of Media Sign and CEO of Send Task and Tenderloin Ventures. Listen as Cédric shares what an essentialist is and how he decides what is worth keeping in his life—from a toothbrush to a relationship with a friend. Cédric also discusses the value of creating and following your own processes to maximize your productivity. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:05 – Entrepreneurs Organization proudly presents Virtual Learning Podcast 00:33 – Dave welcomes Cédric Waldburger 00:41 – Dave is fascinated by the fact that Cédric is an essentialist, a startup coach and entrepreneur 01:19 – Dave introduces Cédric 01:33 – Over the past two years, Cédric has been travelling around the world with just 64 items in his bag 01:55 – Cédric’s travel statistics is posted on his Facebook page 02:38 – Cédric started his first company, Media Sign, when he was just 14 years old and found that he was most passionate about the work in the first few months of the business 03:36 – Three years ago, Cédric started investing and coaching startups around Europe 04:13 – Cédric felt his material possessions were holding him back from doing what he wanted to do 04:39 – Cédric started to reduce his belongings and he eventually gave up his apartment 05:17 – Cédric did not want to be dependent on physical constraints when thinking about doing work with different companies 06:04 – Cédric does not own things that have sentimental value to him 06:46– Cédric digitized a lot of his pictures and uploaded them to Google Photos 07:22 – Cédric does not call Zurich his home anymore, as he is always travelling and sleeps at friend’s houses to catch up with them 08:30 – In places where he does not have friends, Cédric uses Airbnb or stays in hotels 09:27 – Dave asks Cédric where he gets the money for his travels 10:35 – The flight cost is almost the same as maintaining his own apartment 10:53 – Some of Cédric’s trips are sponsored by the company he is working with 11:15 – Cédric is working with 14 different companies right now and is earning enough for him to not worry about money 12:34 – Cédric’s 64 things that he owns is posted online 13:20 – Dave asks about the bow tie and suit vest 14:11 – Cédric says he needs those items for important events such as weddings or gala dinners 15:10 – During cold weather, Cédric layers his merino wool shirts or borrows a jacket from his friends 16:38 – Cédric follows a strict daily routine which includes exercise 17:16 – Every morning and before sleeping, Cédric exercises and takes a cold shower 18:33 – Cédric’s toiletries are not included in the list as he does not includ...
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