Category Archives: entrepreneurship

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 […]

Talk to Corp Dev

I’m probably going to get slaughtered for this but I can’t help it.  I disagree with Paul Graham. Oh boy, that’s difficult to write.  Paul Graham is a personal hero, not just because he’s a successful entrepreneur but with what he’s done with YC, the guy’s the closest thing to a rockstar in the tech […]

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 […]

Should I go work at a start up?

That was the question posed to me by a former colleague who has been working at a big company for donkey’s years – in the tech world, that’s about 5. And who has a lot of experience and some great educational credentials. And, like most important decisions in life, the answer was, it depends. I […]

Being part of something bigger

I want Ad Avengers to be huge. So far it’s not even a blip. I’ve been working on it for a year, struggling to balance fund raising, product vision and sales. Truth be told it’s been a slog. Every step is difficult. So when the opportunity to be part of Seedcamp came up I felt […]

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, […]

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 […]