Celebrating detachment

When I pause, I get to reflect back on how much has happened over the last two years. My life is almost unrecognisable now. When you’re living in the moment – going through periods of immense change, you’re often unanchored to the past. So much so that it’s hard to see progress without reminiscing about […]

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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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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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