I wrote this a while ago but I never posted it. I’m having a bottomless brunch and feeling more confident so here goes.
I’ve always liked the idea of living in a small-ish cosmopolitan continental european city where people are more conscious of others, the environment and their health. But the UK is my home. It’s where my family and friends are.
A lot of people have asked me “Why Brighton?” and very few people seem to be excited for me so it might be useful to articulate why. …
Recently a few friends have told me they have a big idea for an app but they’re not sure how to build it. I’ve given the same advice to multiple people now so I decided to write it down in case others find it useful.
💡? Amazing! You need to work out if it’s a good idea. Tell people and gauge their reaction.
Remember, apps are expensive to build, hard to make money from and need regular support and maintenance.
What the essence of your idea? Design something that does that really well and *nothing else*.
Is your design the…
Over the last year I’ve been on a journey from growing startup → accelerator → consultant → solo founder. I’ve been learning how one might run a company and, more importantly, which companies are worth starting.
Startups are very much the cool new lifestyle choice in the tech industry and in general I believe this is a good thing: Creative people are empowered to maximise their impact on the world and healthy competition develops in industries old and new. This trend means plenty money available from Venture Capital, accelerators and individuals for you to start your business. Woohoo!
Too often I have an idea that many moons later is still just an idea. This is a promise to myself to turn them into reality, because even unfinished things are better than nothing.
I will start as soon as I have an idea. I can always make five minutes.
It’s not a waste of time: At worst I’ll be pleased I spent some time doing something creative.
I will share it, even if it’s not perfect, because it’s something I created and that’s awesome. I promise not be discouraged by a lack of likes/shares/retweets. Social media brownie points are…
For the last few months I have mostly worked at home, in cafés or in co-working spaces. Some things have clearly sucked away my productive time and some things have really helped me focus. The following list is a note-to-self on productivity.