“Essays was not written in neat order, from beginning to end. It grew by slow encrustation, like a coral reef” — Montaigne
Improvement comes from feedback loops and a growth mindset.
These are some of the lessons we have learned from both successes and failures.
Choose what you’re going to focus on, and then have the conviction to say “no” to everything else.
Think about the intersection of the things that you care about, have authority in and are prepared to take responsibility for.
Do you leave your ideas to fend for themselves in the wild or keep them in a safe place?
A portfolio approach to early-stage venture investment doesn't really help and probably hurts.
Here is some unusual advice for people working on a startup, or thinking about it: swim.
Lie, cheat or spin, and we allow a gap to develop between perception and reality.
How would treating time as a variable that we can influence change the way we behave and the choices we make?
To be considered successful you just have to do those things that most people don't.
Imagine objectively selecting companies to receive government support, without the bureaucrats or consultants?
Be honest with yourself: can you get to the next milestone with the resources you have?
Try to complete as many loops as you can, getting a little bit better each time.
Working on a startup is much more like racing a BMX bike than riding a roller coaster.
Trying to decide how to fund your start-up? It's important that you ask the right questions.
Can we update the fairytale version of how a technology startup becomes a success?
The expression “world class” gets casually thrown around, like a frisbee at the beach. But what does it really mean?