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A New Normal

Every now and again, what was normal before shifts and we find ourselves in a space called "a new normal".<...> This shouldn't be a surprise to anyone, because as the adage goes, the only constant in life is change. What I think is interesting about those times when we

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Doing Good Work

Practicing greater mindfulness in everyday life has had a profound effect on me.<...> Initially though I struggled to reconcile the notion that I had to be present in the moment without: Getting stuck trying to connect past dots and relating that to the present; or Jumping to making plans

“Hey Software Maker, It’s Your Fault!”

“I know your software is broken. I tried to do this thing with it and it didn’t work. You should fix this; it’s totally your fault.” <...> I encounter this interaction often and in many shapes and sizes. Which is expected, because Receiptful isn’t yet a mature

The 5 Things That Changed My Life In 2015

Not another Buzzfeed listicle.<...> But an important list to compile for me myself nonetheless. Since about mid-December I've been thinking about my year in 2015 and I have one clear conclusion: it was definitely one of my best ever and the one in which I grew the most. The

Moonshots In Hindsight

A year ago, I thought we were taking a moonshot with Receiptful.<...> Today - with the benefit of hindsight - I can tell you that I'm not that convinced that moonshot was / is the most apt term to describe our decision a year ago. But what I do know

The Little Trick To Go Further

Regardless of how powerful your mind is, you can trick it to allow your body to go further.<...> This is another one of those life lessons that I've learnt from running and one that I implement often. I love running and I'm pretty fit (I can do a sub-55

One Trick Ponies & Persistence

I'm a one trick pony and my trick is my persistence.<...> That sentence might sound way simpler and more humble than I intend for it to sound, but the core of the message is spot-on: If I could singly out only one thing that I think has contributed most

Why Monthly Investor Reports Matter

And probably not for the reasons that you expect either...<...> My steepest learning curve this year has been related to the intricacies related to fundraising and investors (something which was alien to me before as a bootstrapped entrepreneur). One of the new disciplines I've learnt has been to send