I work at inkl, the world’s best news service, where I bring everything I’ve learned as a serial entrepreneur to grow our business.

I also a write a blog here about what I learn from building companies and talk too fast on this podcast. My posts appear on The Mission, Startup Grind and Dent and I also send out a weekly newsletter. You should subscribe too, it’s pretty good.


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WHY WRITING EACH WEEK MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE

Blogging became a habit in 2014 and it helps me reflect and sharpen my thinking. Today, I write for four reasons and two people each week. And here's why you should too.

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MENTORING FROM ZERO TO ONE

One of the most satisfying parts of my work is mentoring. Here are my thoughts to a new batch of founders at H2 Ventures.


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4 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD ALWAYS RESPECT YOUR COMPETITION

There is never an advantage to be gained from trashing a rival. The future is never certain and you might end up with working with a competitor


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HOW HISTORY CAN HELP ENTREPRENEURS

History is easily forgotten. And whether it's ignored due to ego or unknowingly dismissed, waste is the byproduct. Here are 3 ways to make history work in your favor.


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5 STEPS TO MAKING A PODCAST WHEN YOU’RE CLUELESS

I want you to steal this approach, create a podcast and starting sharing your wisdom with the world. While they're commuting.


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3 QUESTIONS TO HELP FOUNDERS NAIL GROWTH

On any given day founders have a lot to think about, especially as their business scales. These three questions help to manage the growing pains.


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OVERCOMING VULNERABILITY THANKS TO HAIRY MACLARY

I credit Hairy Maclary and his creator, New Zealand's Dame Lynley Dodd, with helping me realise that a change was desperately needed.


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BRINGING A KNIFE TO A GUN FIGHT

Disruption comes with two inconvenient truths. The first is that it's happening every day, in every industry, in every sector. The second truth is that failure drives innovation.


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THE PYRAMIDS AREN’T AS TALL AS YOU THINK

The moral of this story is that you can reach just about anyone online. Learning about the titans in your industry has never been easier but connecting with them comes down to value and the 51% rule.


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EXPECT TO BE TOLD ‘NO’ 500 TIMES BEFORE YOU MAKE A DOLLAR

Here's what I've learned after pitching investors over 700 times and running more marketing campaigns than I can remember. For every new business model you should expect to be told 'no' 500 times before you make your first dollar of monthly recurring revenue. 


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Founder / Family Fit

Is it 'family first'? Of course it is.

I recently shared my thoughts on company building on a new podcast hosted by Shu Das where he asked me about how I integrate family with entrepreneurship. Although this question was unexpected, I constantly think about this pursuit.


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ADVICE FROM MENTORS

Two pieces of advice stay with me each day.


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Co-Founders Need To Be On Your Work Bucket List

That's the bottom line.


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