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Courtesy & Answering Your E-mail

For every e-mail that gets sent, there's an inbox that probably can't handle yet another mail. Cue the hipster trying to explain this "phenomenon": "I just get so much mail; I really can't answer all of them.", "So sorry if I missed your mail, but I get hundreds each day

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

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Post Types

I make a consistent effort to post different media types on Tumblr, even though I’d mostly only ever post notes, quotes & links. But having different types of media on the page just looks so much better… :)

Going Back, Changing Stuff

Based on this question about going back & changing decisions we made at WooThemes; is there anything that you would want to change with your startup / business if you had the opportunity to do it over again? Any regrets?

Why the fascination with $1bn businesses?

I’ve been listening to many business people of late and I’m astounded that there is this obsession to great massive businesses that are worth multiple billion dollars. I don’t know about you, but even though I’m a firm believer in capitalism, as

Stuff Compensation

Interesting theory this: working for tangible stuff instead of money.

Sell Your Startup

First off: I’m a massive believer in growing one’s own ideas and it would thus be a very hard decision for me to ever even consider selling one of my companies. We had concrete interest in WooThemes in the past for example, but to this day

Life Alignment

In recent months - especially since the beginning of the year - I’ve found that the more I align my passions & the things that generally makes me happy in my life, the more I tend to be productive, inspired, motivated & just content. Now this probably seems

Building Empires

Most entrepreneurs seem to be keen to develop & establish their brands as umbrella’s for a whole business empire, in that they grow the company both horizontally & vertically. Whilst this may not be on every startup’s radar, the more established a business becomes, the bigger