Judging Babies

If someone goes up to a baby and says: "What could this thing ever achieve??!! Look at it, it's so weak and helpless! It will never accomplish anything!" Then you would probably call that person an idiot. But when some know it all looks at a young entrepreneur or an early stage startup and says:… Continue reading Judging Babies


Pareto’s Principle

Anyone that's ran a business before or been involved in management will have come across Pareto's Principle at some point. It's the principle that says that 80% of your results come from 20% of your effort.  An example would be having a look at your client list and seeing where your revenue comes from.  Most… Continue reading Pareto’s Principle

NHS Startup Part VII – Don’t Make Me Think

So I met with my software developers today and I think they've pretty much nailed it.  It was actually really incredible, because I hardly gave them any direction in what I wanted the app to look like.  I just told them what functionality I wanted in detail and told them to be as creative as they… Continue reading NHS Startup Part VII – Don’t Make Me Think

NHS Innovation Expo & Updates!

Sorry it's been a bit quiet around here guys!  It's been really busy for the last couple of weeks! Essentially, I've got a lot of frogs in my bowl at the moment and I'm trying to make sure that nothing jumps out! I've been studying for an exam I will be doing in October.  If… Continue reading NHS Innovation Expo & Updates!

NHS Startup Part VI – Screw It, Let’s Do It

I've just given the green light to my developers to go ahead and start building our product. It was a bank holiday weekend the last three days and each night I've been tossing and turning.  So many thoughts go through your head when you're about to sink most of your savings into a project. But… Continue reading NHS Startup Part VI – Screw It, Let’s Do It

NHS Startup Part V – Gateway

So, a lot seems to have happened in the last week or so. I am continually astonished how doors seem to keep opening if you come from a place of genuinely trying to help others. As many of you know, I've been trying to get my hands on APIs which would allow my software to… Continue reading NHS Startup Part V – Gateway

NHS Startup Part IV – Building Software/Apps

Building an app/software that can interface with existing software seems damn near impossible in the NHS.  Here is a summary of what I have learnt so far for those who are interested. PART I - Basic Definitions GPSoC = GP Systems of Choice. GPSoC are an organisation that help GP surgeries have he best technology… Continue reading NHS Startup Part IV – Building Software/Apps

NHS Health Startup – Part Two

A late installment written in retrospect.  I fear that this blog will be more of a rant at the NHS than anything else. I am struck by the kindness and openness of people who work in the healthcare system in England.  The people who toil every day and are doing the important work - taking… Continue reading NHS Health Startup – Part Two

The Why, The What & The How

What's your Why? It doesn't matter what it is.  It could be that you want to help others, be the richest person in town, be the most knowledgeable, most caring, most outrageous... If you don't have a good Why, one that you are attached to deeply, you will use the What and the How as an excuse… Continue reading The Why, The What & The How