San Francisco sentiment

Breaking up the regular programming with a photo journey from my recent weeks in SF. A lot of it has been head down with work but I did get to go on some city hikes and a weekend trip to Lake Tahoe. You seemed to enjoy the NYC one so here goes! — I’m @katekendall […]

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Five community management tips

Community is a long-term slog… I’ve been wanting to cherry pick some of the info from my community management (mostly startup-focused) classes and share it here for a while. For starters, here are five top-level tips to help guide your community strategy below. Expect more over the coming months. 1) Be honest about your product roadmap […]

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My first mistake

Well, I’m sure I’ve made bucket loads more but thought this one would be a helpful start to first-time entrepreneurs. You see, last year when I arrived in the States, I started thinking about setting up the company entity for my startup. At the time, we were still early days and I wasn’t entirely sure […]

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Marie Claire feature

On my to-do list for a long time has been to get on to some official outreach for our company. However, a year in and I’m still yet to send out a press release or email journalists about us. So, it’s reassuring that we started receiving media queries directly (which is the way it’s supposed […]

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The jigsaw puzzle

I’ve had a few conversations lately where I keep coming back to the notion of the ‘jigsaw puzzle’. You see, a lot of people think happiness is related to the big picture when it comes to work and their career. They concentrate on job titles, responsibility, pay-checks, external perceptions of success, resources, teams and cool perks […]

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Nerd Hollywood

Why Silicon Valley (and the San Francisco Bay Area) is just like Hollywood: Aspiring talent travels from all over the world to try and make it here There are a lot of dud actors/entrepreneurs who end up working second jobs to pay the bills Women get judged more by their appearance than their abilities You […]

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Quantified self for women done well

You might have been aware of The Fetch Conversation dinners we’ve been holding around topics such as ‘Content Strategy’ and ‘Quantified Self’. I’ve been fortunate to attend each one across San Francisco, Sydney and Melbourne – meeting a smart and friendly crew of fellow diners along the way. So, it feels like we’ve covered the QS […]

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Now you can pick my brain anytime

Hey fine people… on a bit on a blog post roll this week so for those who’ve not already checked out for the holiday season, there might be a few update notifications coming your way. I recently learnt about a super-useful new service called Clarity founded by Dan Martell, where you can book time with global entrepreneurs, […]

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My Creative Mornings talk

In late October, I spoke at Creative Mornings Melbourne. For those who aren’t familiar, Creative Mornings started out of New York by Tina Roth Eisenberg aka @swissmiss as a global breakfast lecture series for creative types. It’s sometimes billed as “TED for the rest of us”. The talk’s topic was left open so I kept […]

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A couple of pics from NYC

There was something surprising about my recent visit to NYC. It’s kind of freaked me out. It’s as if I was finding out Santa isn’t real for the second time. You see, like others, I’ve long held the city as the epicentre of greatness – both in sheer size but also in less tangible aspects like opportunities […]

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Top 30 Digital Influencers from Australia

Australia Unlimited, a publishing initiative of the Australian Government’s Australian Trade Commission, just released a list of 30 Digital Influencers (full list available here). Alongside the likes of Darren Rowse of ProBlogger, Natalie Tran of Community Channel on YouTube, Mia Freedman of Mamma Mia and Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar of Atlassian, it’s great to see The Fetch recognised […]

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