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My perception is that most people know me due to my two successes: WooThemes and now Conversio.<...> I also suspect that most people don't know about all of my failures: Maiden League Records, Akkerliefies, The Cellar, Radiiate V1, Lunchbox, Radiiate V2, CFOh!, Radiiate V3 and PublicBeta. This list doesn't

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Pressing pause on a startup is the hardest thing I've ever done.

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What's the meaning of life?

Whenever someone rhetorically asks "What's the meaning of life?", I have a wry smile, because it always seems like such a loaded, unanswerable question.<...> Yet when I look at my life, I've always had a very clear tactic for answering that question: I've used the work I do as

Positive Impact

I had an uncomfortable realisation earlier. The only minority that I've ever been part of, has been one of privilege.<...> When I initially realised that, I was totally overwhelmed. Not in a way that I felt bad about myself or what I've done in my life thus far. But

Playing your own game

Earlier this week, we rebranded and relaunched Receiptful as Conversio.<...> This was ultimately a project that represented our own evolution and what we had learnt about ourselves in the last 2 years since we first launched. See... In those two years, we had done quite a few things that

Did Not Finish

This past Sunday I had entered to race in my first triathlon. After a couple of weeks of hard training, I felt that I was prepared and was excited to take part in my first race.<...> But I only swam for 100m before I quit the race. I did

Slower Mornings

We have two young boys (5 & 2) in the house and I can positively say that their random sleeping and (subsequent) morning routines has made it really hard for me to stick to my own morning work routines.<...> This has been especially hard on me, because I'm great

The Obstacle is the Way

I started Exhale by sharing my very first exhale experience when I realised that my life - and especially my work / business - felt like I was pushing a rock up the hill.<...> That sensation and the fact that I had become unhappy and tired in doing so, was

I don't believe in work/life balance

We often hear about why work/life balance is important, how a few people are successful at achieving it (survivorship bias much?) and mostly how the majority of the world just struggles with this.<...> I used to be that hamster on that wheel too. In February this year, I