Category Archives: marketing

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 […]

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 […]

Why is no one talking about iPod touch sales?

As the iPad 2 comes to the UK (the line up in Covent Garden today was insane) and talk of the Blackberry Playbook is still going on – side note to RIM, a year of build up before launch is way too much – I thought it was interesting that RIM was focusing so much […]

Seth Godin and Malcolm Gladwell are wrong about social media

Let me preface what I’m about to write with the fact that I admire Seth Godin and Malcolm Gladwell a lot. I think their books are great and their thinking is fantastic. I enjoy the examples the bring about the way the world around us works and how to be extraordinary. That said both of […]

Lifestyles and business

I didn’t go into entrepreneurship to have a better lifestyle, I went into entrepreneurship because I had an idea for a business that I felt passionate about and thought could be something significant. I went into business to create jobs (I hope, right now I’d love it if I could live off what we’re doing […]

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 […]

Seedcamp

This week was my first time at Seedcamp, I wasn’t able to go for the last couple of years due to Yahoo!, Switzerland and personal commitments and it has been a bit of a sour point for me. This year, thanks to a very kind intro, I was able to go as a product and […]

Go big or go home

Google’s launched instant search this week, and it’s pretty cool.  There’s some interesting chatter on the interwebs about how Yahoo! had something similar in 2005 but couldn’t get the traction and execution internally to make a success out of it. I’m not going to comment on whether or not extending this service would have saved […]