Ayo! I’m Joona Nuutinen, the main man of Netura. I’ve witnessed the rise and triumph of the Internet since the early days. I was 10 years old when I first heard the beeping voice of a modem in 1994. Ever since I’ve been hooked on the web. It continues to amaze me. Technology and science is something I’m constantly thinking about. And ways to use existing technology.
I like dreaming of the future and the possibilities of internet technology. In my dreams, people are very much linked and cybernetic. Brains can directly access, use and save internet-based information. I’m waiting for the day when there is no need for intermediary user interfaces. But until then, I’ll do my best to keep user interfaces as easy and quick as possible.
I started my company when I was studying at Team Academy. I learned some very importand networking and co-operation skills there and I’ve continued to apply those in my work. I meet a lot of people and always memorize the names of the people I meet. I know a lot of people, and even though Netura is officially a one man company, I’m constantly doing projects with dozens of people. I even wrote my bachelor’s thesis about networking and collaboration. I strongly believe in working together, without any secrets. I’ve been fortunate enough to have found lots of likeminded entrepreneurs to work with. Everything is easier and more fun, when it’s done together.
I’m an entrepreneur by nature – I’ve never worked for anyone else. Except for my civilian service. I worked as a communications assistant for The City of Jyväskylä for a year. I like being in charge, but I’m also a good listener. And a very nice and effective salesman. Selling is fun, because that’s like writing the future.
When I’m not working, I usually take photos or write songs. I mostly like electronic music, such as The Pet Shop Boys, Röyksopp, Moby and The Prodigy. I also into science fiction (especially Stargate and Battlestar Galactica). I play a lot of boardgames, Dominion and Modern Society, for example.
I have never had a single drop of alcohol and I’ve never smoked a cigarette, or taken any kind of consciousness-altering substance. I want to see and the world as it is. No compromise here. It’s not a religious thing, just something I believe to be right.
As you might have notices, I like writing. I keep a blog here at Netura.fi. It’s written in English and in my native language, Finnish.
Now that you know a bit more about me, do send me a message or give me a call. Let’s talk about you for a change.