Category Archives: facebook

Scaling as a leader

I found in interesting that Twitter has announced its third CEO over the last few days. Twitter was started by Jack Dorsey and then headed up by Evan Williams (who had founded Blogger earlier in his career) and now Dick Costolo (who previously founded feedburner) is the new CEO. Comparing twitter to the other social […]

Every site is a dating site

A funny thing happened on the way from Seedcamp, I had a really interesting conversation with Josh Russell, a fellow mentor. An interesting conversation that started when Josh said “all websites are dating websites” I found that hilarious. After I stopped laughing I thought about it a bit and declared that Josh was right! Here’s […]

Mainstreaming technology

I’m not a huge apple fan boy, but I’m on my way. I’ve got an iPod Touch, a Macbook and I’ll probably get an iPad at some point in the future. I’ve stayed away from the iPhone as I think the iPod browsing and apps meets my needs. Then I saw the Apple keynote (if […]

Apologize like Joyce not like Zuckerberg

This is Zuckerberg at the D8 conference talking about privacy, he’s pretty defensive, saying things like “we recommend settings… there are misconceptions about the information we’re sharing” and lot’s of other gobbly goop about how Facebook is working on privacy: Now this is Jim Joyce, an umpire who made a mistake on a baseball play […]

Are you building a product or a feature?

I haven’t used foursquare much though I do have a lot of contacts on the service, I just don’t feel my check-ins would be that exciting – with a small child our dining and going out has been pretty limited to places like Nandos and GBK for the most part. But I do wonder if […]

Young dogs new tricks

One of my least favourite sayings is that “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks”. I really hate the idea that someone at any time stops learning. Or that someone can’t possibly learn the skills they need to be able to do something big. At the same time I really hate it when people […]

Social media as a tool

I’m sorry it’s been a while. Not sure you missed me like I missed you, but being ill, travelling loads and doing my first speaking engagement in years (at Ecole Hotelier Lausanne, which went really well), not to mention continuing to try and be a better dad and husband have meant that you’ve had to […]

Musical chairs in technology

People move. People leave companies. It happens. New CEOs, directors, leaders, like to bring in their own people, it happens. Here’s the thing, in technology people don’t make markets. Seeing myspace bring in former facebook staff do I think it’s going to help myspace take over facebook? No. Seeing AOL bring in former Googlers do […]

Innovation and execution

Innovate and execution I was listening to Sheryl Sandberg’s talk at the Entrepreneur’s corner at Stanford. She’s super smart and it’s a good talk. With a background in international aid and development in the Clinton White house, Sales and Ops at Google and now COO of Facebook – nuff said. Go listen to the podcast […]

Internet speed

1 year ago, twitter had few users. 5 years ago, barely anyone was on facebook. 10 years ago, if someone told you they didn’t have an email address, you probably didn’t give it a second thought 10 years ago, AOL, Alta Vista and Yahoo! were the internet. I used to be thankful that I was […]