Making Time to Focus With KosmoTime CEO Nicolas Vandenberghe

We had the pleasure of interviewing on the show, Nicolas Vandenberghe, CEO of KosmoTime. Nicolas Vandenberghe started selling newspapers in the streets of Paris in high school, studied Maths at Ecole Polytechnique then Business at Stanford GSB, started and sold 3 tech companies with up to 65 employees and $11M in revenues, ran Sales for a $2Bn telecom company negotiating billion dollar deals with companies like Google, now co-founder of Chili Piper – the System of Action for revenue teams – and of KosmoTime – the first Focused Productivity Assistant. (If you’re reading this in a podcast directory/app, please visit for clickable links and the full show notes and transcript of this cast.) Enjoy! Give us feedback! And, thanks for listening! If you’d like to continue discussing Making Time to Focus With KosmoTime from this episode, please click here to leave a comment down below (this jumps you to the bottom of the post). In this Cast | Making Time to Focus With KosmoTime Ray Sidney-Smith Augusto Pinaud Nicolas Vandenberghe (LinkedIn) Show Notes | Making Time to Focus With KosmoTime Resources we mention, including links to them, will be provided here. Please listen to the episode for context. KosmoTime Structured Procrastination Raw Text Transcript | Making Time to Focus With KosmoTime Raw, unedited and machine-produced text transcript so there may be substantial errors, but you can search for specific points in the episode to jump to, or to reference back to at a later date and time, by keywords or key phrases. The time coding is mm:ss (e.g., 0:04 starts at 4 seconds into the cast’s audio). Read More Voiceover Artist 0:00 Are you ready to manage your work and personal world better to live a fulfilling productive life, then you’ve come to the right place productivity cast, the weekly show about all things productivity. Here, your host Ray Sidney-Smith and Augusto Pinaud with Francis Wade and Art Gelwicks. Unknown Speaker 0:00Welcome back, everybody to ProductivityCast the weekly show about all things personal productivity, I’m Ray Sidney-Smith. And I’m Augusto Pinaud. And we’re your hosts for productivity cast and a few times a year we like to bring a productivity expert onto the show and talk about their application or the work that they do. And today we have the pleasure of having Nicholas Vandenberg. Nicholas started selling newspapers in the streets of Paris in high school studied maths at the Ecole Polytechnique, then business at Stanford GSB. He started and sold three technology companies with up to 65 employees and $11 million in revenues. He ran sales for $2 billion Telecom. And then he negotiated billion dollar deals with the companies of the sort of like Google, and now he’s co founded a company called chili Piper. It’s the system of action for revenue teams. We’ll get into that. And what we’re going to be talking about today, which is Cosmo time, the first focused productivity assistant, welcome to ProductivityCast. Nichols. Thank you. Thanks for having me. Yeah. So what Didn’t we say that you did that you wanted everybody to know what what what’s, what’s the essence of Nicholas Vandenberg? No, no, that’s about right. Unknown Speaker 1:27I grew up in France. Unknown Speaker 1:31good at sales. So always that’s why I started selling newspapers that there was a way to pay for my studies in a very fun way. And then I came to Stanford. And when I arrived on campus, my plan was to travel around the world and go to Asia. And in the first weeks at the Stanford Business School, a classmate of mine invited Steve Jobs. And Steve Jobs told us what he was up to, at the time, not much actually had been fired from Apple, and he was working on this company called next. But yet it was so inspiring. I thought, This is what I want to do. When I grow up. I went to be an entrepreneur, I want to create software and try to impact the life of people.