I like to play blitz chess. Classical chess gives you ninety minutes to make a certain number of moves, but in blitz each player must complete the entire game with only five minutes of thinking time. If your time runs out, then you lose. Even so, blitz is not just a matter of moving more quickly than your opponent, but of knowing when to stop and think at just the right point in the game.
Marko Parkkinen is the founder and CEO of Seedi Oy Solutions. Marko has spent his life mastering the relationship between deciding and acting, both at work and in his spare time. While still a student, he paid for his car by winning the Finnish stud poker championships.
Although Marko Parkkinen began his professional career working as a programmer for the R&D unit of an energy company, he soon moved into commerce and work in advertising agencies.
He has been involved in setting up about 30 businesses, authoring several books, working in television, and serving as a director of 23 companies. His hobbies are reading, sports and playing blitz chess.