November 22, 2017 22/11/2017

Failure is a Means, Not an End

We have all experienced failure, both personally and professionally. I believe it’s important not to bemoan the failure – you want to do something about it. That is especially true for companies. Whether the mishap comes from a product launch gone wrong or whether your system is hacked right before an investor meeting, your business is not the first to...
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November 10, 2017 10/11/2017

Looking back at our Month of Courage

No fear at Softonic! October was a month for celebrating one of our core values, Courage (with a capital C!), and we did it in a big way. First, we put together a group of some of our most courageous team members for a fun photo shoot. Here’s some of our HR Team looking the part:     Speaking of...
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November 2, 2017 02/11/2017

Never Stop Taking Calculated Risks

In the fall of 2014, my wife, kids and I held a family discussion on the question of whether we ready to leave California and move to Barcelona, Spain. This was a huge decision we needed to make before I accepted my current role as CEO of Softonic.   Sitting on the warm, sunny beaches of California, the move looked...
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October 10, 2017 10/10/2017

Volunteering to help our local environment

Last week our Finance team decided to dedicate their quarterly team-building offsite to the preservation of our local environment. Our Finance colleagues rolled up their sleeves to get to work on the removal of invasive plants from a pine grove in Gavà, near Barcelona, as well as in removing garbage and waste in the area. Starting work in El Pinar...
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September 1, 2017 01/09/2017

Living Our Values

I’m often asked what the hardest part of being a CEO is.   You might think right off the bat that it’s the huge responsibility of leading a company – keeping both the people side and the business side afloat – that keeps me up at night. After all, business is tough and people can be even tougher.   But...
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May 22, 2017 22/05/2017

A New Brand for Softonic

A few months back we told you how we were celebrating a new era at Softonic by inaugurating our new physical space here in Barcelona. Well, that was just the tip of the iceberg. Our new office is just one incarnation of what is somewhat of a reinvention of Softonic and our culture. We’re resetting a lot of things, from...
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February 21, 2017 21/02/2017

Coming Soon: Many More Ways to Solve a Problem

When your business is to serve people and to help them find products that solve their problems or fill a need, you want to be focused on serving those people. That’s why, as CEO, I’ve spent the past two years changing the internal mindset at Softonic from “we’re a download site” to “we help people solve problems”. In doing so,...
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September 21, 2016 21/09/2016

A New Home for Softonic

As a global company, Softonic is literally everywhere and over the years, like our users, our people have been spread across the world and in multiple time zones, making physical space something of a non-issue for us. But today is a big day for physical space at Softonic. For over a decade, Softonic’s “official” home was at the Meridian Building...
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