Do What You Love

Reflecting on 2014, it has been a tough but very exciting year. Back in February I decided to seriously pursue my own startup. I had been »

Why Read?

It seems like a stupid question – obviously, we read in order to process written material until we understand it. People have different motivations for reading. While »


In Foundation episode 3 with Philip Rosedale (the founder of Second Life) Kevin Rose asks about entrepreneurship. Philip has some interesting opinions that resonate with my »

Understand How It Works

One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from my grandfather. He didn't visit very often and conversation always felt more like an »

Growth Is Not The Goal

In the startup world we hear a lot about growth. Startup accelerators focus on being the facilitators of quick growth and the term is thrown around »

To Be Productive, Be Prepared

Often we think of motivation and productivity as being connected by a sort of feedback loop. When we're motivated we make progress and seeing that progress »

Startups Are Not Sexy

Over the last 10 years the number of people I know working on their own startup has probably increased by a factor of 10. Hundreds of »

What Is 'The Zone', Anyway?

Recently I've been thinking more and more about the zone. I've been trying to work out what it actually is. Most often it's described as being »

Talk About Your Stuff

Growing up I was a pretty shy kid. I didn't talk to many people and I loved hacking away at things almost in secret. I would »

Ask Questions

Sometimes I find myself in situations where someone appears to know exactly what my problem is. Not only do they appear to grasp the entire situation »

Agile – 'A' For Adjective

Are you doing happy? No, seriously, are you doing happy? OK, what about this, are you doing flexible? You probably think I'm talking nonsense, and that's »


I often go back to my parents house on weekends to visit, and for nearly as long as I can remember my sister and I have »