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Chanez Djoudi, Co-founder at Beev
Learning Inspiration 🌈 #51
Chanez Djoudi began her career at Jumia, the fast-growing African consumer marketplace. Next, she specialized in the mobile industry, working for the Danish company Go More. She was then the display media manager at Havas, where she was responsible for the Peugeot Société Anonyme/Citroën campaigns. She is now a co-founder of Beev, the platform that simplifies buying electric cars in the French market.
What is your main inspiration?
Everything inspires me. I diversify my inspirations with various books, Twitter (a gold mine), and different Slack channels. Inspiration also comes from my friends, my team, and my customers. Their feedback helps me prioritize Beev’s roadmap and next steps. I also find a good amount of inspiration through discussions and professional events.
How do you keep learning on a daily basis? What are your learning routines?
I read many newsletters. I particularly like the Growthletter from the Spendesk. (To read their newsletter in English, use the Google translate options in Chrome and Gmail.) On Twitter, I follow many VCs and founders who often share their tips.
Regarding SEO, I read Neil Patel’s newsletter. I’m also interested in no-code; it’s great. It gives me the ability to do things I couldn’t do before. I also learn from tutorials on YouTube and other platforms.
To stay up to date, I check Google Alerts on Growth and SEO every day on my phone. Beev is part of Station F’s startup incubator, so I am able to meet impressive and benevolent people constantly.
What are your favorite books and why? 📚
The novel La vie Devant Soi by Romain Gary is a gem. It is an ode to hope.Otherwise, recently I read You’re Not Broke, You’re Pre-Rich by Emilie Bellet. She shares about how to manage personal finances better and provides guidance for anyone wishing to invest. It is a practical book that gives advice that can be applied immediately.
What is your favorite podcast, and why? 🎧
If you were stuck alone on an island and allowed to bring one item, what would it be?
I would not take an electronic object because, on an island, it would not work. I am a hyper pragmatic person. I would buy a book on how to survive to prepare well for this life of Robinson Crusoe.
What is the biggest challenge you had to overcome this year, If there is anything else you would like to share, do so 😊
I believe my biggest challenge of 2020 was surviving.
This year was a very difficult time for everyone. For my part, I had an accident and had to be immobilized for several weeks. I had ankle surgery and returned to work as soon as I got out of surgery, even before the effects of the anesthesia wore off. It’s quite complicated to be sick, manage your recovery, and manage a startup simultaneously. I am happy that this ordeal is now behind me. I remain aware that it could be worse and that there will undoubtedly always be better times. Well, I hope 🙂
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