Startup Lies Part III – “We’ve Been Mentioned In TechCrunch!!!”

Every time you go to a tech blog, visit TechCrunch or go to Twitter you'll see a barrage of stories about how someone is going to "disrupt" healthcare, or "shakeup" transportation. And then.......NOTHING! In recent years we have started to see more and more information about companies which have made huge promises but have ended… Continue reading Startup Lies Part III – “We’ve Been Mentioned In TechCrunch!!!”


Startup Lies Part II – “Work For Us, Because We Give Unlimited Vacation Time! Also, Have Some Free Pizza!”

Startups evoke images of a type of "freedom" you wouldn't otherwise experience in a normal job. There is of course a lot of truth to this. Startups allow you to tackle an overlooked or undervalued problem. It allows you to tackle the problem via unorthodox means. If you are an employee at a startup then… Continue reading Startup Lies Part II – “Work For Us, Because We Give Unlimited Vacation Time! Also, Have Some Free Pizza!”

Startup Lies Part I – “I Need Capital”

The solution to many problems, whether in life or in building a startup seems to be capital. A lack of capital, the thinking goes is the reason you don't have customers, the reason no one has heard of you, the reason you can't build a feature in your software or why you can't even start… Continue reading Startup Lies Part I – “I Need Capital”

Why Building Software / Apps Is Hard And What To Do About It

There seems to be a fundamental difference between building a physical product vs building a software solution. For example, if you were asked to design a computer mouse, then I am pretty sure that you would come up with a design that is semi-ok. You would probably know roughly how big the device should be… Continue reading Why Building Software / Apps Is Hard And What To Do About It

Brain-Damaged In The Same Way

It's ok for people to not agree with you. However, if someone doesn't agree with you but then goes on to say exactly what every other sheep would say then that means you're talking to a fool. When talking to people who are brain-damaged in the same way, realise that they're thoughts have been hijacked.… Continue reading Brain-Damaged In The Same Way

Failure Is Overrated

In artificial exams there is only one way to succeed and one way to fail.  You succeed by giving the pre-determined correct answer and you fail by not being able to give enough of these answers. If you fail, all you have to do in artificial exams is learn more of the correct answers and… Continue reading Failure Is Overrated

Belief In The Future

Isn't it odd that the government allows banks to lend out more money than the bank physically owns? When a bank considers lending money to someone, they look at that customers previous history and current circumstances.  If the customer ticks all the right boxes then the bank can give that customer money which the bank… Continue reading Belief In The Future

A Tale Of Two Whiskeys

I absolutely love this scene from Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares. Ramsay is visiting a failing restaurant with a super talented French chef.  It's failing even though the chef is clearly capable of winning a Michelin Star.  The reason?  The talented young chef is over complicating his food. [Watch the scene which starts at 20.04] "You… Continue reading A Tale Of Two Whiskeys