Andrzej Nedoma talks about how he saw his father start a translation business when he was a boy and observed the stresses, pressures and successes of having a solo-entrepreneur in the family. How his love of coding and maths, plus the rewards the Polish system gives prize winners drove him to high achievement at school, and then how moved into the family business effectively as a co-founder. He shares the inspiration he got from mistakenly thinking that translation industry event attendees had all arrived in flashy expensive cars, the benefits of finding mentors, and how he saw the need for a professional Translation Management System - which led to the founding of XTRF. He openly shares the challenges he faced, the impact of raising money and the process of buying back shares from the external investor in such a way that everyone was happy. He shares his motivations to do coaching and consulting, and how he dreams of being the Polish “Tony Robbins”.
The NBN Entrepreneurship and Leadership podcast aims to educate and entertain, sharing insights based on the personal story of our carefully selected guests aiming for the atmosphere of an informal conversation in a bar or over a cup of coffee.
About our guest
Andrzej Nedoma is the Co-founder and CEO of XTRF Management Systems (www.xtrf.eu), a global translation management platform provider for translation companies of every size, in-house corporate language departments, and public organizations. His company helped hundreds of translation and localization agencies in over 30 countries to leverage their potential.
He has been building his translation industry expertise since 1996 as a co-owner, business development manager and later Managing Director of a leading Central European translation company LIDO-LANG Technical Translations which was eventually sold to Sepro Group from Spain. In his professional career Andrzej was awarded the Polish Entrepreneur of the Year title in the „Services” category.
Apart from work in XTRF, Andrzej also works as executive advisor (www.nedoma.io) to various companies worldwide and is an engaged triathlete, competing in IronMan triathlon races
About the NBN
The New Books Network was founded in 2007 as a podcast interviewing the authors of academic books, and has grown to the largest author interview podcast in the world publishing 12 podcasts a day in more than 90 specialist areas, with over a million downloads a month. Read about the founder Marshall Poe and the NBN here. In recent years it has expanded beyond its “author interview origins”. Historically NBN only did audio recordings. E&L is the first NBN podcast distributed on Youtube.
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