Posts filed under 'IMHO'

Why passion matters.

I have many flaws. I know about most of them, but I’m sure there are just as many I don’t know about. I try to be a good person, but I am who I am…. for better or worse. You certainly won’t find...

What kind of leader are you?

I’m a first-time CEO (although it’s certainly not the first time I’ve managed a team). I know I still have a lot to learn, especially as my team is small and I’ve only been at this a few years. The...

Trust, above all else

As a startup founder, one of the hardest things you have to learn to do is to relinquish control. Once you start hiring you have to work incredibly hard to resist the temptation to micromanage your team. I still remember the first...

Shaking Off My Corporate Anxiety

Changing jobs can be hard, changing careers are harder, and changing from a corporate role to a start-up (or vice-versa) can be either the best or the worst decision you’ve ever made. I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve...

Funding an Australian Startup

After my previous post about why Macropod chose to stay in Australia, I received quite a few questions about raising money in Australia vs raising in the US and about our experience funding a startup generally. Whilst my post was quite...

Why we kept our Startup in Australia

Matt (my co-founder) and I started BugHerd more than four years ago. In startup terms, we’re not a successful company yet and we’re certainly no unicorn. But we’re still alive, and we still have a dream we want to deliver. It’s...

How Improv Will Make You a Better Collaborator

Problem solving in a team is often a significant challenge. Whether it be a technical problem, a design sprint, a product roadmap or even planning the next team retreat, getting buy-in from everyone in the team can be tough. Teams...

This is why your social media plan is #failing

A while ago I wrote a piece explaining why it’s important, even for new start-ups, to engage in social media presence and gave a rough guide to getting started. However for some of you, the outcome may have been less...

You Can’t Be All Things to All People…

I read a tweet a few weeks back that had my head meeting my desk repeatedly. The advice was “Don’t build a Swiss army knife, build a scalpel”. I get the sentiment behind the message (i.e. build a focused product),...