Hustling for ambiverts

 In the last couple of years, the popularity of the word hustler has soared. Especially in tech land where you often hear the combination of hacker, hipster and hustler to represent a dream founding team (i.e. development, design and business). I haven’t tended to use the term to describe myself… for one thing, ‘hustler’ seemed synonymous with porn […]

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14 photos to make you feel alive

Sometimes I think the only reason I still have an iPad is to look at the photography in The Guardian’s Eyewitness app. Every couple of nights I unwind by flicking through the stunning and timely collection of photos from around the globe. They’re often politically charged, raw and capture humanity from all corners beautifully. Take […]

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First sketch of The Fetch

I was riding the subway today thinking about product and brand evolution. Part of what I love about technology is that it changes so quickly and instead of forgetting about origins, the early days of a product or identity have to be embraced in the story.  The Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine is also good like […]

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Email-led startups

Humble beginnings in the box… A couple of months ago Ryan Hoover wrote a great post on email-first startups. It really resonated with me as it articulated our journey at The Fetch better than I could. Two years ago when I sent out the first curated digest of events in Melbourne, I received a fair […]

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Not just another post about burnout

“We’re on a road to nowhere” I can’t believe it’s May. It feels like the last few months have flown. And by flown, I don’t mean in a jovial, enjoyable manner. It’s been uncomfortable. I’m likening it to being chucked in a river and only just keeping up with its current. I was focused for […]

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New York, New York

I know, I know, where have I been, right? Can’t believe it’s a month since my last update. And I started the year like a blogging machine. #fail Anyway, there is a reason… I just moved to NYC. Yep, I’m hanging up my minimalist and digital vagabond shoes for a while, and now have a […]

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Some context on being a woman

I’ve been wanting to write this post for a while but I know it will be contentious. I’ll just have to delicately dance it out. And today is the day to post considering it’s International Women’s Day. So, I can’t tell you how much I’ve been glued to reads about women, business and technology over […]

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A note about the help you need

Don’t walk alone I just archived another email… Another request to help someone. Mentor them. Advise them on a new project. Connect with them. Meet for coffee. Try out their beta. Promote something. Listen to or troubleshoot their problems. Usually these requests wouldn’t bother me, but today they do. You see, doing a startup is […]

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Go on, get criticised

During my first weekend back in Australia, I wrangled the time to catch up with a friend. Over lunch, she made a comment that kicked off a stream of thoughts I’ve been wanting to post about for a while. Her comment was actually in relation to this blog you’re reading now. She mentioned I had […]

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Craftsmanship – embrace your artist

“Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice.” ~Peter Drucker No, I’m not about to get into a combative piece about whichever or whatever it is. However, I did want to put some thoughts out there on the approach. With all the industry insights and knowledge shared today, it feels people […]

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