Category Archives: technology

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A merger isn’t right for Yahoo!

Disclaimer: I worked for Yahoo! for 3 years from 2007 to 2010 in London and in Rolle, Switzerland. I have not discussed this with anyone at Yahoo! I am no longer doing any consulting or any other work for the company and I don’t hold any Yahoo! stock anymore, I only have friends at the […]

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 […]

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 […]