The vulnerability deficit

I don’t write here much anymore. It’s not for a lack of wanting. Perhaps it’s mostly a lack of time. Perhaps it’s mostly a lack of creative energy when everything is poured into work. Perhaps it’s mostly a lack of habit. One thing’s for sure is that the longer it goes without documenting the journey […]

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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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The effect of success on ego

I tend to notice a general trend among upcomers and successful people. It seems the more successful or career accomplished one is (and yes, that in itself is subjective), the more adept they are at being aware of motivations and surroundings, and in turn humbled. To me, ego feels strongest in those building the confidence […]

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Five more Australian startups to watch

Following on from the first post titled ‘Five Australian startups to watch‘, I’ve now researched some more startups that’ve piqued my interest coming into the New Year. Part of this series is to highlight great stuff happening in our community and to bring awareness through link love to those innovating and creating in Oz. As […]

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Five Australian startups to watch

In 2011, we’ve witnessed an explosion of enthusiasm in the startup scene with many people (especially journalists from traditional media) keen to feature what’s going on and who’s making it happen. While I’m strong advocate of any attention towards Australian startups in general – I’d love to see some more upcomers being mentioned. After doing some […]

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PushStart mentorship

Continuing on from my previous post regarding women in startups and advocacy, another step in the evolution is advice and aid. I’m forever keen on sharing my learnings with others, so was happy to help when asked to be a mentor for a new Aussie initiative called PushStart. PushStart is a new set of community-focused, mentor-driven, activities […]

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Melbourne Silicon Beach Drinks

A couple of us here have decided to revitalise the Melbourne Silicon Beach chapter in 2011. For those who aren’t familiar, Silicon Beach is a community of Australians passionate about the tech and web industries. They are often entrepreneurs – working on startups, and the events are attended by business people and developers alike. We’re […]

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US trip by the stats

HQs visited: 11 Google (Mountain View “Googleplex“) Microsoft (Mountain View and Redmond) Pixar Flickr Cheezburger Survey Monkey Klout Airbnb Chomp Whrrl Events attended: 16 Geo-Loco Conference SF Startup Weekend – Mobile Women 2.0 Founder Friday Hacks and Hackers – Facebook and the news: Making journalism social VLAB & DFJ: How I Pivoted to Success Through […]

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Women – get into tech

After reading @arrington‘s tiresome, but true, tirade last night ‘Too Few Women In Tech? Stop Blaming The Men‘ on TechCrunch. And then @fredwilson‘s follow-up ‘Women In Tech and Women Entrepreneurs Discussion‘ post, I decided to do a little presentation. It’s a whimsical look at the benefits of a career in technology, particularly when it comes […]

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