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Business is becoming art again

For any entrepreneur to build a viable business, they needed to find and leverage some competitive advantage. And if that same entrepreneur wanted to scale their business, they would need to find something more akin to an unfair advantage (“one that cannot be easily copied or bought by your competitors”

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

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WTF is Slowth? I thought I had invented a new word until Google revealed the ever-trustworthy Urban Dictionary already beat me to the punch. Seriously though, I'm going to use slowth as a portmanteau for slow growth as I try to communicate an idea here.<...> In the last year,


I always thought contentment was a state that one reaches. A specific point, marked on a line, that we can achieve after pursuing that goal over a period. As a result of my definition and understanding, I think feeling content has evaded me for extensive time periods in my life

Entrepreneurs and a false sense of freedom

Most - if not all - people that take up entrepreneurship do so in pursuit of freedom.<...> On the surface, this makes perfect sense: You work for yourself. You decide when and how you want to work. You travel and can work from wherever you want. You decide on

Ambition is hard work

I have to say that I've been chasing my tail a bit and running around like a headless chicken since the start of the month. And all because of my ambition, which makes it challenging for me to prioritise all the things that I want to work on. Plus -

Reaching Superficial Milestones

I want to run 2000km in 2016 and after a 3-week break due to illness, I'm behind schedule.<...> So it's going to be tough to reach that milestone. That said, I'm not even sure why 2000km is even that important. Is it more important than 1900km? Or 1850km? In

Behind The Scenes

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

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