Finding the right mentor is hard. And while they are essential to success, most mentoring models are stuck in the past. Here's an alternative.
Taking investment introduces a new set of decisions, trade-offs and expectations for the future of a company. Here are the six answers every entrepreneur should seek before making the call to raise capital.
The pain, suffering and shock that Australians are feeling is palpable. Donation to charity is one option but here's another.
It’s often difficult to explain what it means to be an entrepreneur. Particularly to families whose livelihoods are based on traditional vocations. Here are some thoughts on this as families start to converge over the holiday season.
This reflection process is an essential ritual that I wish I had started a decade ago. It inspires important conversation and exposes blind spots, win:win!
Like most working parents, we try to explain why we work and why we travel for work. These explanations can help, but I'm trying different tactics.
The best first days are those where new team members only feel new on day one. After that, they are part of a community that fosters learning and progress.
The simplest explanation is often the correct one. This is the basis of Occam’s Razor and here's why I've dialled up its application.
Companies leave a lot of value on the table by not thinking about the role of the nuclear family in generating network effects.
A context switching penalty is the additional cognitive load that a person’s brain needs to process when switching from one topic or context to another.
Here is how I think about value propositions for parents in a startup. It's not complicated but it requires deliberate focus from founders and their teams.
A founder's journey is unpredictable. But there is a way to forecast unintended consequences. To be forearmed and on the front foot. Here's how.
The switch that flicked in my mind years ago was to control the narrative in my mind instead of the need to provide controlling how I made decisions.
Identifying your team's tells is critical to gauging internal momentum. It's also the first step in understanding how to circuit-break stress.
Believability is the precursor to many things in entrepreneurship. For me, believability has three tiers, particularly when building products and new experiences. There are ‘mad ducks’, swans and eagles.
Here are the three tactics I use to recover a deal on the verge of collapse. They apply to raising capital, hiring and partnerships.
‘Incentives are a superpower’ is a phrase made famous by
I’m launching a side hustle today and beyond the marketing, I would like to share how it was built.
The number one thing I look for when hiring is ‘makers angst’. It's the lived experience of trying to build a product or company.
Exit slides in pitch decks are fraught with danger. Twice this week, I was asked about whether I include one in my pitch deck. The answer is ‘No’.