15 May 2017

Startups are hard. 92% fail. Stack the odds in your favour.

A startup is a business designed for high growth. The most comprehensive study to date, by the Startup Genome Report Extra on Premature Scaling assessed 3,200 high growth web/mobile startups. This study reports 92% failed within 3 years.

05 May 2017

Feed your creative creature with boredom, selfishness and emotion

We all have a creative creature hiding inside. However, her elusive nature means that accessing original work can often be difficult. So instead of following a recipe to creativity, lets explore some unconventional approaches: boredom, emotional intensity, selfishness, no goals and Intermittent Luddism (blocking technology).

09 Dec 2016

Gaza Sky Geeks | Startups forged in a war-zone

Entrepreneurs in the Gaza Strip are side-stepping tough restrictions to follow their startup dreams, launching new online businesses targetting the Arab world, with the help of Gazas first startup accelerator, Gaza Sky Geeks (GSG). A war-zone is a difficult place to grow a startup, with limited fuel resulting in black-outs and lack of access to outside services, goods and capital.

15 Jun 2016

Co-working: Why you should ditch your home-office for a shared space

Being new to Melbourne, I decided to try out a few of the co-working spaces across town. Initially skeptical if any real work could be achieved in these spaces, I have been surprised to discover just how great co-working can be.

02 Dec 2015

Advice from Steve Jobs on Passion in Business

People say that you have to have a lot of passion for what you do, and it is totally true. If you dont love it, you are going to give up, and thats what happens to most people. Most sane people will quit! - Steve Jobs

15 Sep 2015

24/7 Social Proof - How to achieve a huge increase in customer endorsements

Your customers rave about your business to their friends, but when it comes to lifting fingers to keyboard, testimonials are often difficult to come by. In this article, we provide our battle tested strategies for achieving huge success in securing online customer testimonials and endorsements.

26 Mar 2014

11 New Tips to Accomplish Great Work

Managing the distractions of email, phone calls, meetings and social media is vitally important if great work is to be accomplished. Although appealing, switching off your email and phone for days at a time is not a helpful option. In this article I offer 11 new tips for staying on task, without cancelling your Internet connection!