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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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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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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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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