As much as I love the idea of being bootstrapped and building a business the old fashioned way, it has slowed us down and meant that we’ve missed out on opportunities. Out of the number of directions we could take Glimt.it into this year, one road could be to raise a seed round.
To ensure I spend my time wisely and that work doesn’t take over my life, I’m experimenting with putting more of a daily routine in place. Both to help structure the day, but also to minimise decision making at key points where a lack of pre-made decision can easily sway me in the opposite direction.
When I found out that D would be away filming Friday to Sunday this weekend, I considered inviting friends over for dinner and to have a girly weekend. Instead I’ve had a ‘me’ weekend.
You have to coach people to solve their own problems, and coach people to coach people to solve problems. That’s how you achieve scale - Business Insider, LinkedIn CEO reveals why so many founders struggle to scale their companies
This morning when I turned on BBC breakfast, they were talking about the just under £60 million jackpot that, after 14 consecutive rollovers has to go tonight.
Yesterday was one of those days when startup life feels like you’re standing at the bottom of a mountain, looking up, up, up and wondering how on earth you’re going to get there before it gets dark. Many moons ago, my oldest friend and I hiked Mt Rinjani on Lombok together with six Swedish guys
When I set out to write these posts back in 2012 I was a bit hesitant. What on earth would I write about each day? And did I really have something to say that anyone would bother reading?
Today I went for a long walk with a friend after work, criss crossing around central London and the South Bank. During that walk she told me she’s quitting her job and starting her own company.
Before I began Entrepreneur Academe I thought we’d need a seed round to make it happen. Instead, after a promise I made to one of the mentors, I hacked the site together in 10 days to hit the date I’d said it be live by.
I recently read an article that advised that you should plan out January in December so that when you return after the Christmas break, everyone knows what to do and you can jump straight in. As good as it sounds from a planning point of view, I also think it’s a bit harsh, and a
Today is the last day before going back to work after the holidays and I must confess that just before Christmas, which is our busiest time with Glimt.it, I’d imagined that I’d work all of this week. But, rather than work I’ve spent my time sat in the sofa reading, eating and watching movies and
In the very early hours of the 23rd of December 2014 I woke from a beeping sound. I got up, could smell smoke and wrapped a towel around me to have a look in the staircase. It was filled with smoke. I rushed in and woke up D and then I called 112.
He asked if I knew the first rule of starting a company. I answered that I clearly did not. His response was, “don’t die. Ethan Imboden, How to Prevent Design from Killing Your Company
Quite contradictory to what I’ve set out to do – write one blog post a day during 2016 – I’m not one for absolutes, especially not when it comes to new years resolutions. They tend to set you up for failures and disappointment rather than success. Instead I prefer goals of what to do more
At the time of writing this, it’s Christmas Eve and I’m sat on the plane between Copenhagen and London. I’m leaving one home and am on my way to another, D’s and my London home. I’m also leaving 2015 behind and next time I return to my family and friends in Sweden, it’ll be 2016
Most of you probably haven’t noticed my absence on Twitter, or the lack of new blog posts over the last many months. That’s cool. I have however.
If I lose $100 I’ll always be able to make that $100 dollars back, but if I loose 5 minutes, a weekend or a week, I’ll never ever get those 5 mins back. James Altucher, The Tim Ferris Show, Episode 18
I’ve always had a particular liking for symbolic new beginnings. The end of summer holidays and the start of “autumn” is one of them. It fills me with excitement of what’s to come. And this year I’m a bit more excited than usual.
People are always worried about getting from Point A to Point B, and in the process, they often miss the beauty right under their noses. From How Location Scouts Find The Places That Look Like Somewhere Else
A couple of weeks back I found out that I was selected to be part of Entrepreneur Academe, a year long mentor programme for women entrepreneurs run by Angel Academe and sponsored by the City of London. Yesterday we had our first session where we introduced ourselves and our businesses.
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