Incubating a business

I’ve just returned from Spacecubed a co-working space in Perth, Australia. I was helping to run the GovHack competition which was a great success all over our country. I had a number of excellent conversations throughout the course of the weekend with a wide variety of people. But most interesting was the general commentary about […]

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Diet and Startups

For the last 10 years or so I’ve been interested in what we eat. I was raised as a pescetarian (vegetarian who eats fish) purely as a result of my parents feelings and research. My parents while being relatively poor were insistent on having a library which contained a whole book-case dedicated to diet. As […]

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Desiderata

I enjoy poetry and when I came across Desiderata (Latin: “desired things”) a 1927 prose poem by American writer Max Ehrmann (1872–1945). It struck a chord with me, particularly in relation to my recent few years building my web startup www.tidyclub.com So I invite you to turn off the music, find a quiet place, take a few deep breaths and enjoy […]

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Leadership

Tonight I spoke with my football club. It’s the last round of the season for the majority of the club as we haven’t made finals, but the last game is a must win game. Throughout the year, in fact for the last few years, whilst the off-field strategies have grown stronger the players seem not […]

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The Depression of Startups

For the most part I’m a pretty cheery fellow. I’m happy and excited about the future and the many offerings I see pouring out of not only web startups but also design, manufacturing, architecture and other aspects of this ever increasing globalised world.  But lately I’ve been feeling down. Actually that’s a lie, for the […]

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Spirit of Australia

  Qantas is currently in disputes with a variety of its workers unions predominately about pay, what has been most surprising is the complete lack of negotiating by Qantas instead opting for media, and now Government to push their agenda, and I’d imagine eventually see the moving of jobs to other places. I have heard a variety […]

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Tumblr

After looking around at my space… the places I occupy on the net it dawned on me that unless they’re my* spaces, my domains, showing the content I want to in my own way, I end up being the content; read; Facebook. So I’ve stopped posting the interesting snippets I find to Facebook, and after […]

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Being a Business, Man

This constant fear I’ve been feeling, is it insanity or just the ambition? Is it not knowing enough, or knowing too much? Being an entrepreneurial sort, particularly in the web-startup realm gives you an understanding that computer technology provides opportunities in specialisation as well as integration. Through the benefit of the Internet, peripheral knowledge and skills don’t necessarily need to be […]

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