All the people are walking around, the lamps are uplighting your speaker and everyone smiles. People are networking, you get good feedback and pre-orders for the next event. Congrats! Oh, no, sorry, we are not there yet. …


2020 was hard. Actually, it sucks for the whole world — just watch this video (still it is very otimistic). Tonns of protests, COVID, Trump, more COVID, and… we are drained mentally and some of us even physically — because of the COVID implications.

As usual, I will not write…


Hi, my name is Oksana, I am Product Management Office Associate Director@SoftServe and I am the Head of Product Track of IT Arena this year. Together with my partner in Product Track organization — Mary Pylyp — we did a fantastic speaker’s lineup. …


The presentation tone differs from the type of presentation. The presentations are different but the ingredients are the same and need to be mixed in different proportions to make the presentations succeed.

We love TED curator`s — Chris Anderson`s — citation:
A successful talk is a little miracle — people see…


Dear 2019, you were super awesome. Amazing, cool and it-will-be-hard-to-excel-you year. Thanks. That was a great pit-stop with no big life moves but you were adventurous at the same time. I want to reflect as each year is a way to learn and make the next one even better.

I…


Hey, this is a story how I wanted to celebrate my B-day somewhere not in Ukraine.

Tsavo West park — photo credits to Anya Kosareva

There is an excellent telegram channel called Veter Doit. I saw tickets to Nairobi, Kenya for around $650. Super deal, yay? And my B-Day is coming in 6 months. I wrote to my friend…


Hi, my name is Oksana, and I hate motivational speeches. Why? Because I saw lots of those people who “motivated” others all the time without doing the “real job.” So I had this devaluation of “motivational currency.”

But there is one thing which recently made me change my opinion. Sometimes…


Disclaimer: the new year of 2019 came, and everyone wants to share what happened to them in 2018. This is awesome, but lots of this is super private (to me, for example), that is why I don`t want to share here what happened to me in 2018, but probably what…


Let me introduce myself…

Hi, my name is Oksana. Probably you know me as a business analyst or product management oriented girl who wants to build product mindset in IT outsourcing companies. Or you have attended one of my pitch preparation sessions. Or we have even met somewhere at incubator or Lviv Business School.


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Коли часу стає все менше, а потреби більш “цільові” — починаєш дуже прискіпливо ставитись до “сотні підписок” і добрих півсотні “книжок і мислителів”, яких рекомендують звідусіль.

Назріли наразі такі “інформаційні” питання:

  1. Інформація про здоровий спосіб життя
  2. Інформація для натхнення
  3. Інфо про продуктивність
  4. Де почитати про стратегію, бізнес та маркетинг
  5. Футуристичні…

Aksena Krykun

Passionate about IT and startups. Books lover. Made in Ukraine.

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