Category Archives: business

Product management in your organisation

One of the best things I read last year was Ben Horowitz book, “The Hard Things About the Hard Things”.  He has a specific passage on product managers that’s really helped me crystallize what I believe a good product manager does. Stanford has posted the passage on their website for those who are interested. Since […]

Be better not defensive

I love London’s black cabs. As a parent, being able to take a stroller in a cab without folding it up is amazing. They’re distinctive and part of the culture of the city. There’s something safe and home-like about seeing the black cabs around the city. That said, I’ve also liked using Uber – having […]

Follow the money

I had coffee with the awesome Eileen Burbidge today. I wanted to have coffee with her not only because I really admired her outspokenness on the situation at RadiumOne, but also as someone who’s made the transition from operating in large tech co’s to investing she’s seen a lot and is someone I feel I could […]

Delicious lives, will Yahoo

I thought I’d take a break from non-blogging – sorry been trying to focus on building a kick ass company – to comment quickly on the news about delicious having a second life with Avos, a company founded by the founders of YouTube. For delicious – phew, I’ll continue to use the service in the […]

StartUp Britain and the entrepreneurial community in the UK

A campaign called StartUp Britain started today; it was launched by several entrepreneurs and is endorsed by the British Government. Seeing the Prime Minister, Chancellor, Business representative of the government promoting an initiative to help entrepreneurs is a start. Combined with the recent changes to the budget – in particular the tweaks to the Enterprise […]

Getting rid of the phonebook

An interesting piece on BBC’s breakfast news about how the phonebook was getting thinner. I couldn’t believe they still make the phone book. In our house if the phone book comes in it’s almost always just put in the recycling and I’m sure I’m not the only one. The funny thing was that there was […]

Where’s the digital library?

I consume a fair bit of media, I’ll watch a decent amount of television, a bunch of movies, I listen to a lot of music and I read a lot of books. More and more my consumption is moving to be exclusively digital. Sure we’ll watch a fair bit of TV live over our cable, […]

The right time

One thing starting a business and having a daughter over the last couple of years has taught me is that a lot times we wait for the right time to do something when the right time doesn’t really exist. There’s a right time to do a lot of things, like send thank you cards, invitations, […]

My thoughts on Delicious and Yahoo!

Thanks Yahoo! Thank you for giving me a job, for teaching me loads, introducing a number of really great people – developers, marketers, financiers and others – into my network and for helping me pay off an insane amount of student debt. That being said, you’re screwed. You’re screwed because you’ve shown that you don’t […]

Tech communities are grown not dumped

The UK has announced that they want to create a tech city in East London, encouraging innovation and trying to grow the tech sector in London. Problem is they’re going about it from the wrong direction. The press coverage is spread with names like Google, Facebook, McKinsey, Silicon Valley Bank and other big hitters. Problem […]