Guy Gunaratne

Co-Founder, Product + Design @storygami


On Embracing Your Weirdness


There is nothing worse than becoming your own obstacle. That’s why I’ve always felt it important to keep my own fears in check, else they could end up being the…


Quantified January

Collected Productive Hours from January 2015


Founders are not regular people


Founders are different fish.

For regular people work is an allotment of a day — a thing — a means to an end. We are not so well…


Biz Stone’s <ol>


I have been an avid viewer of the Google Ventures video…

Publications edited by Guy Gunaratne

by Guy Gunaratne | Co-founder/Product and Design at Storygami

Letters on Politics, Startups, Society and Global Narratives

How Marcus Aurelius Meditations Can Help Your Startup Succeed


On Embracing Your Weirdness


There is nothing worse than becoming your own obstacle. That’s why I’ve always felt it important to keep my own fears in check, else they could end up being the…


Doing Away With Ostentation

Stoicism For Startups — from Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations


Book 1.2: Manliness without ostentation I learnt from what I have heard and remember of my father.

So much about what we do as entrepreneurs comes off as all front. How many times have you been asked how it’s all going and have given the immediate answer that it is all super…


Courtesy And Serenity of Temper

Marcus Aurelius’ Mediations for Startup Founders


Book 1. 1. Courtesy and serenity of temper I first learnt to know from my grandfather Verus

From this we learn that self-restraint or temperance will offer us a sense of respect both for ourselves and others.


On Courage

Founder Lessons: Overcoming Adversity

When awful things happen, the well of courage you keep for yourself becomes the most important quality you possess…


Why It’s Only The Work That Matters

A timely lesson from MozFest


Stood in a geometric room, portholes for windows, odd comfy couches and plenty coffee. I had a…


Interactive Journalism

Adam Westbrook interviewed me for Inside The Story


I’ve known Adam Westbrook (the brooding fellow above) for a good while now…

On language, software, structure and story

Speaking with Philo


I had one of those thick conversations rich with ideas and potential last Friday. It was with fellow…