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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

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

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.

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

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

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

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,

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,

Having a softer focus

When I left WooThemes, one of my goals was that I wanted to create a SaaS company, because I wanted to have the challenge of hacking the recurring revenue growth curve.<...> Inspired very much by "the startup way of thinking", growth hacking the shit out of

Learning to exhale

The path I took to create this episode - and maybe the podcast as whole, but to a lesser extent - might have a bunch of different names: freestyling, intuitive and maybe slightly impulsive.<...> The one thing that stands out to be though is the fact that this